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  1. Brenttx

    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Thanks everybody. This has been a remarkable journey so far and I look forward to where it still takes me! I feel so much better and am so much more active. I am also off of a few pills which is great as well. Keep it up all my fellow sleevers. We've got this!
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Decided to post some pics. This is from 3 days pre-surgery to now, 7 months post surgery. starting weight: 426 surgery weight: 400 current: 267
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    ⚡Revenge List⚡

    I do find it disturbingly interesting how much friendlier people are to me now and how many take time to say hello or whatever where in the past most of the time they never said anything! This includes retail workers, wait staff, or just the random person at a convenient store. Kind of sad but whatevs.
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    Ten month before and after pics

    Wow, you are doing great! I'll be months out come this Sunday. Those pictures are very inspiring and help keep me focused on my goal! Thanks
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    Finish protein shake

    I drink mine at work while I'm in and out of the office so it usually takes me about an hour to drink it here and there.
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    I tried eating a couple bites of my kid's popcorn at the movies and she doesn't add any extra butter or anything and it just about ended the night for me. I had to leave and go hang out in the restroom for about the next 15-20 minutes of the movie and wasn't right for the rest of the movie! That was a couple of months ago when I was probably about 3 months out from surgery but I haven't tried it again since. I've been fine with most foods (unfortunately probably) but for whatever reason popcorn messes me up!
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    1/2 the person I used to be

    You are truly inspiring and doing awesome!
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    8 months almost 9 post-op

    Wow! You are doing great!
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    I'll have to look into that! I feel like I'm cheating a little here and there with snacking but even so I'm still doing way better than what I would normally be doing! I have a cheat day on my weigh in day each Saturday but compared to my unsleeved self it's not much as far as cheating goes. Just feels like it to me, and then by Monday I'm like why did I do that on the weekend? Of course, then I start working and looking forward to it again by about Thursday!
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Thanks everyone and btw, I average about 800 calories a day and burn an average of 400 at the gym not to mention whatever gets naturally burned just walking around and doing standard daily activities. Also, when I wemt out to eat the other night I didn't request a table like usual and sure enough my family was escorted to a booth, which has been a nightmare situation for me for the last several years, and I looked at it and thought there is no way I'm fitting in this but I'll go ahead and try to slide in. Low and behold I not only fit easily but I had about 3 or 4 inches to spare and could lean over and everything! This is all crazy!
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Celebration time! Just got out of the 300's! Crazy! Started the process at 426, surgery at 400. Just weighed in at 296. (And by celebration I probably mean getting crazy and maybe hitting 1200 calories today) Hope all is going well with my fellow December Sleevers. Also, I've got a friend who is about to have the surgery in a couple of weeks so it has been great getting to pass on some info and help her.
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Quick update! Had my 3 month check up with my surgeon yesterday and my appointment with my cardiologist last week. Blood work was awesome and I got taken off of one of my cholesterol pills and my vitamin D pills were reduced by over half from 5000 IU to 2000 IU. Some quick stats: Down 117 pounds total / 91 post surgery BMI down 16 from 56 to 40 Inches Lost: Neck - 1 Chest - 11 Waist - 7 Hips - 13 Crazy awesome ride. Hasn't always been easy or without it's hiccups but clearly one of the best decisions of my life! Just thought I'd share and nobody has posted on this thread in a while.
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    Anyone else experience this?

    This keeps happening to me too lately. Hadn't happened since well before surgery when I had high blood pressure issues. I can't imagine mine is due to dehydration because I'm getting in plenty of water daily. I see my doctor in the next couple of weeks and plan on bringing it up.
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    Lost 75 pounds!!

    Wow you are doing great!
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    December 2018 Sleevers!

    Time to celebrate! Well, not too hard. Maybe a small celebration meal! I just passed to 100 pound weight loss mark today!
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    Hives and itchy skin

    Glad to see I'm not the only one experiencing this. My whole stomach and sides have been itchy since having this surgery. At first I just figured it was part of the healing process but now I'm over 2 months out and still itchy, though not quite as much. It's tolerable, just annoying at times. But, if this and being cold is the worst things to deal with than I'll take that for sure!
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    Welcome! I had mine on 12/12//18 and feel great. Best decision ever! You can get some great info and insight here.
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    That is awesome!!! Keep it up. We are on very similar paths.
  19. Mine was a series of moments that took place over last summer. My family was on vacation and I started sweating profusely (wasn't necessarily abnormal and we were in an extremely humid area) while we were out and about doing a lot of walking and I started feeling terrible, bad enough that I agreed to go to a clinic to get checked out which if you knew me is saying a lot. They rushed me through because they thought the big sweaty guy was having congestive heart failure, which I wasn't, but I was instead in the early stages of pneumonia. That got me scared though and also since my mother died at 54 of congestive heart failure. Then about a month later I was unable to go zip lining with my family and then they didn't get to go white water rafting because they didn't want to do it without me. Got back and started looking into my options. At that time I had never even heard of gastric sleeve surgery. After a couple of weeks of intense research and pretty much finding the end of the web and youtube on anything involving gastric sleeve I made my mind up and chose a local doctor and now about 6 months later here we are and thank God!
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    Weight on License

    Ha, they don't actually put it on the license, at least not in Texas. It's just info embedded in the magnetic strip I guess for when they scan it in for more info on you. For the police I imagine.
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    Weight on License

    That's awesome! I had to get my license updated right after my surgery which included a new picture and everything. That picture will hopefully look very different than reality within a few months and I wasn't sure what to put on my weight so I went ahead and put it about 25 pounds less than I actually was but now I know I should have put much less considering I've already blown by that by almost 50 pounds! Oh well, that picture will be one more reminder of where I was and don't want to return to.
  22. I started off not telling many people but the more time that goes by the more people I find myself telling about it. Of course, it's also getting a little more obvious and I'm not gonna lie or mislead people I know about it plus I'm sure they'll find out eventually anyways. I don't really care what they think I'm just pretty private about stuff (although I did start a youtube channel to document my changes and be a reminder for myself!) Never thought I'd do that!
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    I don't have any tattoos but I may need to go all out and get a sleeve made out of this!
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    Edu. Yourself!!

    I still like Dr. Vuong. I know he takes some crap on here but he is one of the first people I started following on YouTube and I purchased his Gastric Sleeve book immediately after post-op and like it. He does have a LOT of videos and a LOT of them lately are dealing with selling and pushing his products. I pick and choose what videos I watch that I think will pertain to me and help me and ignore the others. I think if you can do that he is entertaining and informative.