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My goal is a size 10. I have no clue what I will weigh at that size. I have never been below a size 18 as an adult so I have no clue how that will feel. Currently i am in a size 22/24. Surgery date is nov 6th. 1 week away!

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My original goal was a size 8. Shockingly' date=' I fit into a size 6 last weekend (jeans even!).

I have NEVER been below a 14 prior to surgery. My largest was 18W. I am 5'7 and medium bone frame (who knew that until i lost weight? always thought i was 'big boned'!). My original weight goal was 150 but after looking at bone frames, I'm pushing myself now for 140. Just cuz. I am ok if sustainable for me is "ballooning" back up to 150-160. (that is a LOL comment you know... ballooning up to that, jeesh that's normal/ok weight for me!)

The weirdest thing for me to "get" ... is being able to shop anywhere. I just haven't fully grasped that yet.

And a sidenote to those of you that think this is never going to happen for me, it's taking so long, etc etc.... You all can do this. Stay dedicated and be patient. It WILL happen if you work the program! We just have to work the program (Water, Protein, working out, logging, planning food, etc etc).

Best of luck to y'all..... always! xx[/quote']

Love this post thank u for giving me motivation that I will succeed ;) and congratulations! !!!

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Iggychick - we are the same height with the same goal weight. I'm hoping to get sleeved in January.

I'm hoping to be at goal in Jan :) i bet you get to your goal of being sleeved before i meet mine lol

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I would be over the moon in a 10/12! I too am tall (5'10) and I've always been big so I'm interested to see what the heck I'll even look like that small!

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I just want you all to do ONE THING. Open your mind to the possibility that you can accomplish whatever goal (within reason) that you want to do. I never got that ... as I got close to my goal weight and size, my mind still hasn't fully "gotten it". But if you think "I can never do that" then you won't. And you can, if only you open your mind to it happening. It takes a plan - probably including working your butt off with exercise at some point, planning or tracking your intakes, maybe Excess skin removal, but you can can can do it.

And fyi, something I never knew... there are smaller lbs discrepancies between the smaller sizes. I could lose or gain 30 lbs and stay in a 16-18. In the smaller sizes, from what I'm told, it's a differential of like 5 lbs. I have not yet tested that theory. I'm still over the moon at getting to/passing my original goal!

Best of luck everyone. I truly wish you that! xx

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Mine is size 12. Years ago i dieted down to size 12/14 and I looked good. I have a long skinny face and I think that I'd look too gaunt any smaller. The thought of being a 6 or 8 like some people on here just blows my mind! I'm in awe of those people!

My surgeons weight goal for me is 140' date=' my height is 5'5". That's 20 pounds more than I was in high school. Right now I'm 206, and even THINKING being 140 is too crazy!! I'm taking the little successes and enjoying those as they come. That's all my brain can handle right now.

;-)[/quote']

I'm the same height and shooting for 140. We can do it Doxie!

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...basically' date=' I want to shop on the main floor of a department store...not relegated to the basement, in back of housewares...[/quote']

I know right? Me and my girlfriends talk about that everytime we go shopping. Why are the fat people clothes always on the top floors, next to appliances, or behind housewares, etc.?

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I'm 5'7" and my goal is 145. That was my size in high school, and I thought I was cute. I was on the drill team, so I basically thought I was the bomb. Too bad my boobies won't be perky like they were back then. :-(

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I am 4' 11" and was a 210 at my heaviest, size 20/18 pants, XXL top. My goal was just to be in the single digits (size 8 / L) before my one year anniversary. Well, I am 8 1/2 months out. I was a size 8 for about one month back in July. I am a now 113 lbs, size 00/0/2 pants (depends on the maker), XXS top. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever thought I would be a size 0. It never occured to me that my sleeve would work so well! In my head I still think I am big, which is why I have to do a double take when I see myself in the mirror.

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I am 4' 11" and was a 210 at my heaviest' date=' size 20/18 pants, XXL top. My goal was just to be in the single digits (size 8 / L) before my one year anniversary. Well, I am 8 1/2 months out. I was a size 8 for about one month back in July. I am a now 113 lbs, size 00/0/2 pants (depends on the maker), XXS top. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever thought I would be a size 0. It never occured to me that my sleeve would work so well! In my head I still think I am big, which is why I have to do a double take when I see myself in the mirror.[/quote']

Do you work out a lot?

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I'm 5'7" and I weigh 239 and I am wearing size 16/18. The lowest I've been in my adult life was about 170 and I was in tight size 8 but mostly 10s. I don't know what I need to weigh maybe 135 but I'd like to get down to a 4 or 6. That may be impossible but I'm going to try. Surgery isn't until December.

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So I have a question that is up for discussion. If the sleeve is supposed to help us get to the weight our bodies are supposed to be, how does it know for people like me that have been overweight since childhood? I was a normal weight baby. I think I was overweight starting in second grade. I see a lot of people that post on here they would love to be their high school or pre-baby weight. Well I weighed 200 lbs and haven't had any babies yet. I'm just curious.

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I just want you all to do ONE THING. Open your mind to the possibility that you can accomplish whatever goal (within reason) that you want to do. I never got that ... as I got close to my goal weight and size' date=' my mind still hasn't fully "gotten it". But if you think "I can never do that" then you won't. And you can, if only you open your mind to it happening. It takes a plan - probably including working your butt off with exercise at some point, planning or tracking your intakes, maybe Excess skin removal, but you can can can do it.

And fyi, something I never knew... there are smaller lbs discrepancies between the smaller sizes. I could lose or gain 30 lbs and stay in a 16-18. In the smaller sizes, from what I'm told, it's a differential of like 5 lbs. I have not yet tested that theory. I'm still over the moon at getting to/passing my original goal!

Best of luck everyone. I truly wish you that! xx[/quote']

Now that is my kind of thinking. It goes beyond positive and affirmative thinking, but belief-based thinking that requires a subconscious belief that something is possible. Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what is reality and what is not. It will only take instruction and form a plan towards it. If you believe something is true at the subconscious level, for all intensive purposes, it is true. This single change is psychologically looking at the world around your can make anything possible that you literally "set your mind to." Good luck everyone.

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So I have a question that is up for discussion. If the sleeve is supposed to help us get to the weight our bodies are supposed to be' date=' how does it know for people like me that have been overweight since childhood? I was a normal weight baby. I think I was overweight starting in second grade. I see a lot of people that post on here they would love to be their high school or pre-baby weight. Well I weighed 200 lbs and haven't had any babies yet. I'm just curious.[/quote']

That is about my story. I started to get chubby around the early grade school years and it just got worse and worse through middle school, through high school, through college, the adult life and so on. I think the sleeve can work for anyone as long as they follow the basic guidelines with regards to food, Water and exercise after the surgery. I hate to say it, but obesity is a disease and not everyone has it. We do. The best we can do is push it into remission and not let it return by working harder to stay at goal size. We all struggle with the cycle of lose and gain because of the disease. it won't stay off. Naturally thin people do not have the same struggle because they do not have the disease. Right now they are saying the obesity can be passed down through the genes and I believe it. Someday the scientists will unlock the gene therapy that will cure people of the gene that leads to obesity before conception. Probably not in our lifetime though.

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