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Congrats to all who are on your way to good health!

Regarding the skin issue, it's true that heavier weight (and older) people and especially those who carry most of their excess weight in one area need to adjust their goal weights because certain tissue (overly stretched skin, depleted fat cells, stretched out connective tissue) is not going to be lost with diet and exercise. My DH carried most of his weight in his tummy area. He lost 175 lbs (6'3"). His "tummy tuck" removed 8 lbs. A relative lost over 200 (5'3") had 5 lbs removed from her stomach and 16 from her thighs and if she were to have her arms and butt done, no doubt there would be an additional 20ish lbs. I'm sure once I lose another 20 lbs a lower body lift would remove 20 lbs. Setting a goal that doesn't account for our excess skin is not going to leave us with the muscle mass we need.

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I am a heavyweight. I topped out at 350 in Jan 2010. Now, 110 pounds lighter I still have a good 90 to lose-how much of that is loose skin I can't say but I have a huge panni. Funny, I just noticed that I had moved from "Super Morbidly Obese" to "Morbidly Obese" and am closing in on plain "Obese". Ugh! I hate these labels.

In my head, I am still at 350 in so many ways. Sad.

Pen

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Me too. My top weight 385.5 on May 21. 366.5 day of surgery June 29 and 338 August 2 at first month postop. Don't know current weight as I promised myself I would only weigh once a month and focus on working the program. I'm 62 so I'd be thrilled to get down to 160 or 150 even though I'm 5'4" and should be more like 134.

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I am only 5 ft.. So I got you all beat..LOL. I need to lose about 150 lbs. I am at 282 but do not know what the Dr. will want me at. I am 56 yrs old. Not sure what the weight requirement are for this age group. I have my last required class next Tues. Then I gues another meeting with the Nutrionist and surgeon. Not sure how long it will take for approval from ins co. I have Aetna.

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You guys crack me up! I love this thread! I'm right in there with y'all, EXCEPT I'm 6'0 tall !!! I DONT need to hem anything! I have a 36 inch leg size (I know!! all legs) have to add material! hehehehehe. . . . I at my heaviest was 350+ (give or take a pound or two) at surgery I was 332, and now am 225 lb. . . doctor wants me to weigh 170, but I think my bones weigh more then that! hehehe. I don't ever remember weighing 170 lbs. . .as a kid we had no scales, and at 12 years old i went to the doctor and weighed 222 lbs. . . so for me to get to 170 is interesting considering that i am 3 lbs away from what i weighed at 12???? But now it's become a personnel thing. . . lets see how much i can lose and lets see how i'll look at that weight???? UMMMMMMM very interesting. . .

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once heavy weight here i started out at 325 i'm 160 and down 163 10 more pounds to go. i hoping to make before my one year is up.

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once heavy weight here i started out at 325 i'm 160 and down 163 10 more pounds to go. i hoping to make before my one year is up.

HOLY CRAP ! ! ! Look at those sexy collarbones ! ! ! You rock Nikki! ! !

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thanks tiffy it so funny i never knew people even like collar bones untill the frist time i went to a party i was like boy i'm so behind lol i actully had to google what the big deal about them were lol

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I am 5'8 (perhaps a teense under) and at my highest I was 508 pounds. I had surgery on 8/20/10 and was 479 the morning of surgery. I am currently 464. Right now it seems like a pipe dream to think of being 170lbs, but that is my eventual goal. For now I am setting smaller goals to reach and eventually by hitting those smaller ones I will get to the final one.

I think I was a normal weight the day I was born, the day after is another story though. I have always been overweight. I have not been under 310 pounds since I was 20 (now 40). At 14 I was 240lbs, so I just can't even imagine what 170 would be like, or 270 for that matter, but it will be fun finding out.

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I am 5'8 (perhaps a teense under) and at my highest I was 508 pounds. I had surgery on 8/20/10 and was 479 the morning of surgery. I am currently 464. Right now it seems like a pipe dream to think of being 170lbs, but that is my eventual goal. For now I am setting smaller goals to reach and eventually by hitting those smaller ones I will get to the final one.

I think I was a normal weight the day I was born, the day after is another story though. I have always been overweight. I have not been under 310 pounds since I was 20 (now 40). At 14 I was 240lbs, so I just can't even imagine what 170 would be like, or 270 for that matter, but it will be fun finding out.

Yes it will be fun finding out! Enjoy the journey and the destination!

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Another Heavy Weight here! Around 350 right now (maybe into the 340's....haven't weighed in little bit). Hope to lose 150+ when all is said and done. If I got to see the scale be below 200 I would jump for joy and yell it from the roof tops!:confused1:

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I didn't "weigh in" here--see the ticker for the dastardly starting BMI of 51 and pre-pre-op diet weight of 331. I've got 150 or more lbs to lose. I must confess when I see people getting the surgery to lose 40 or 50 lbs it kind of pisses me off. I know it's not rational, I know it's not kind, and there's nothing personal against the people--but the truth is that I get this pissed-off feeling about it. I can't even articulate why. Maybe because I was told by insurance companies that I didn't qualify so many times and it doesn't seem fair that they did (I realize they might self pay). Dunno, guess I'm a head case lol.

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Every one is going to do totally great here! Hello to all the newbies and congratulations to those who have already lost! Great job everyone! Keep posting and know we are all in this together and together we shall overcome!

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