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Today is 4 months since I was sleeved!! I am loving it so much!!! Even though this month was a slow weight loss month for me, I will take it :) I lost 10 this month, but that now makes me at a total lose of 100 POUNDS!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! I even fit into my size 20 jeans today! WOOOHOOOO!!!! My next goal is going to be to get to half way (only 2 more pounds!) and then get under 250! I can't believe how good I am already feeling, and that is at 269 pounds! I have been sick this week so I was not able to workout, but I am going to get back to it this week! I have attached some pictures. They are all from today. The middle one is a close up (WARNING- no makeup, watch out, LOL), and the last one is my happy dance, LOL! I so can't dance!

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Well Done Sarahs ... love pic three, defo a happy dance! Good luck on the rest of your journey!!

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congrats! We all have the slow down periods and this month seems to be mine. I was sleeved October 27th and started 330 and down to 258.

What a life change and realizing that this is just a tool to help us succeed.

Keep up the good work

Dennis

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Sarah... WOW!!!!! :bounce:

You are doing, like, really amazing amazing AMAZING!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your story and your pics with us. I really love the dancing picture like everyone else. I have to tell you, you sure look smaller than the size you say you are!!!

The sleeve really really is all it is cracked up to be. For reals!!!

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Congrats!!!! Now you have to change your signiture to say "100 lbs lost!!!!"

Very well done Sarah!!! You look fantastic! Keep up the good work!!!!

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I forgot to attach a before picture. I am not sure if I was at my highest weight here, but I am pretty close! Obviously I am the huge one on the the end. LOL!

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Congrats!!!! Now you have to change your signiture to say "100 lbs lost!!!!"

Very well done Sarah!!! You look fantastic! Keep up the good work!!!!

Thank you stacy!!!

My ticker and signature are both correct :) I have lost 87 since surgery, and 13 pounds in the 2 weeks before surgery, so 100 total :)

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That is sooo amazing!!! 100 pounds in four months! I can't wait till I'm sleeved.

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:DWow! 100 in 4 months is utterly mind blowing! Congratulations!

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