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I too have noticed I can hold more, and I cant seem to keep my calories at 800 like they want me to. I'm eating around 1000-1100 mostly now. My weight loss has really slowed, too. Not exactly stalled, but more like a pound a week. It's going to take another year to get to goal at this rate. However, I've resigned myself to that, and this is a way of eating and a life style I can maintain forever. I'm very happy with it.

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I had to share...I hit 100 pounds today from my pre-band weight. I'm down 78 from my sleeve on 12/17/13. For those of you whose doctors say revisions don't do as well as "virgin" sleevers...I say, heck NO! :) I still have a ways to go, but I'm still losing it!

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Hello everyone

I am so excited today..... I have hit a normal BMI.... First time in 30 years

When I got on the scale this morning It said 158.8.... I needed to be 159 to make normal.... So I'm doing the happy dance

I just need to get to the new doctors goal weight of 147 he lowered it for me.

My heaviest weight when I started seeing the doctor was 296 pounds

Lost presurgery 32 pounds

Had surgery on December 26, 2012 Weight 274 pounds then

Now 158.8

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I too have noticed I can hold more, and I cant seem to keep my calories at 800 like they want me to. I'm eating around 1000-1100 mostly now. My weight loss has really slowed, too. Not exactly stalled, but more like a pound a week. It's going to take another year to get to goal at this rate. However, I've resigned myself to that, and this is a way of eating and a life style I can maintain forever. I'm very happy with it.

This last month it has slowed down for me to This is why I was happy to see the little bit of movement in the scale this morning.... I do and eating more almost every day it is between 952 to 1000.... And I struggle to keep it there... It won't be long before I will be between 1000 to 1100 ... But my doctor wanted me to be between 950 to 1100..., He just want to meet to Jeff it back-and-forth to keep my weight going

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I had to share...I hit 100 pounds today from my pre-band weight. I'm down 78 from my sleeve on 12/17/13. For those of you whose doctors say revisions don't do as well as "virgin" sleevers...I say, heck NO! :) I still have a ways to go, but I'm still losing it!

wow you look great and your smile says it all congradulations :)

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Haven't updated in a while....I'll be 9 months post-op tomorrow and with today's weigh in I'm down 90.6lbs. I still have 47lbs to hit my surgeon's goal and what I call my "realistic" goal of 160. I wouldn't mind making my way down to 145, but we'll see.

I'm starting to have some real issues with my deflated body, despite weights and cardio. My breasts have shrunk so considerably that I can't wear most of my tops because I can't fill them out. My batwings are a mess. My panni is not going away. I'm starting to have saggy britches because my once very very large butt is now big only in a good way, and my legs look like saggy tree trunks. ;)

Overall it's tolerable for now, but when I hit 175-ish I will probably start seriously researching plastic surgery so I'm ready to go when I hit 160. Panni, Tummy Tuck, thigh lift, breast augmentation and lift, and I'm not sure what to do about my arms. The scars freak me out, but the situation I've got going on now is not cute.

I bought a size 14 pair of work pants this weekend and they fit. They are still a teeny bit too tight in the thighs for me to wear them out in public yet, but 10 more pounds and I'll be golden. My 16's are already starting to get loose. I can't believe I'm so close to the century mark. I haven't been this light since I got pregnant with my second, almost 7 years ago. 30 more pounds and I'll be the lightest I've been since getting pregnant with my first 9.5 years ago.

I feel great and I must have hit one of those periods where my body caught up with the scale because the past week or two I've been getting tons of comments. They come in waves like that. I'm back to caring about how I look. Dressing in cute clothes, putting on makeup and jewelry, and walking with confidence. I'm almost at that point where I'll be getting looks because I'm hot versus because I'm so big. I'm happily married, but a little positive reinforcement from a stranger every now and then never hurts the ego. ;)

I've had such an easy time with this entire process. My surgery was uneventful, my recovery was super fast and easy, and I'm still able to eat any type of food I want. I still enjoy a few bites of "bad" stuff now and then. I'm not the fastest loser out there, but this rate has been perfect for me and it's allowed me to live my life as a normal person when it comes to food - for the first time in my life. No guilt, no shame, no obsession, no constant calculation of how bad something is. Just enjoying small bits of what I want to eat and moving on to other things.

I'm so happy about my choice to have this procedure. Looking back 9 months later, I can't believe I let myself live as miserably as I was for so long. I was on anti-depressants thinking I had depression. I was seeing a therapist because I was so angry. I was snapping at my kids and my husband all of the time. Looking at photos of me back then, I just always looked so...angry.

Anyway, I just wanted a chance to log my thoughts right now for posterity. I'm super excited to see what the next 6 months brings. I'm really hoping to see goal by spring so I get my plastics done before summer!

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I had to share...I hit 100 pounds today from my pre-band weight. I'm down 78 from my sleeve on 12/17/13. For those of you whose doctors say revisions don't do as well as "virgin" sleevers...I say' date=' heck NO! :) I still have a ways to go, but I'm still losing it![/quote']

I was sleeved on the same day and am 79 lbs from day of surgery but 100 lbs from my highest weight May 2012! Nice to see someone with similar stats.

I'm 5 to 10 lbs from goal now and it is going slowly lately but I am happy with how my clothes fit and energy. I'm never hungry and that is a blessing. I still enjoy baking and have little tastes of what I'm making. I know I'm not going to eat a half pan of brownies anymore so I'm not afraid to make them anymore. But I really don't crave the sweets as much anymore anyway. I'm blessed with a small sleeve.

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HI guys, I was sleeved Dec 14th I started at 260 and am now 100 pounds down!! only 20 more to my personal goal of 140. I am so so happy with my choice I would do it all over again for the happiness and confidence I have now!

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Listening to "Stories" by Superchick and it made me reflect back as to what was my deciding factor for wls. Mine was hearing a radio show where an artist had the surgery and was explaining how it saved his life so he could raise his family and get his life back. That was my rock bottom, what was yours?

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I've regained a few pounds. Still lost 90lbs overall' date=' but I am going to have to change my exercise routine (again) if I want to see some progress. Sigh....[/quote']

Stop cardio and just do strength it will ge the scale moving

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Listening to "Stories" by Superchick and it made me reflect back as to what was my deciding factor for wls. Mine was hearing a radio show where an artist had the surgery and was explaining how it saved his life so he could raise his family and get his life back. That was my rock bottom, what was yours?

I was trying to do " From the couch to 5k in 90 days"... The second week into it I planted to run and had this searing pain in my knee. I made an appt. with my doctor and she sent me straight to the Othopedic Dr. I thought for sure I had torn my minuscus in my knee. They did an MRI and it came back that I have OsteoArthritis throughout my body. The Dr. Looked at me and said that " if I didn't lose weight, my knee would have to be replaced within a year, then a year after that the other would have to be replaced, from babying the replaced one. He said for every lb. I lost it would take 5 lbs. of pressure off of my knees." I came home and cried, but I realized that " I had to do something drastic!" So I started searching, and found out about wls in Mexico. I set my appt. and the rest is history! I do not regret it one minute...I only wish I would've done it sooner.

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Rock bottom - Because I have had a weight problem my whole life...losing and regaining....I don't think I felt like I was at rock bottom but more like up against a wall. I did not have any comorbidiities but I was afraid of developing all of them. I have 4 kids and the youngest was 2 when I went for my first surgical consultation. I really just wanted to be healthier for my kids...to be able to enjoy the time we have together. I will say that having a problem getting an airplane seatbelt on last May scared the heck out of me. I got it strapped but just barely. Later someone told me that I could have asked for an extension, but even if that is true, I think I would have been too embarrassed (to ask for it).

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9 months out yesterday and I reached goal.. 102 lbs down.. 2 pounds shy of a normal BMI... Everyday I still have to make the conscious effort to make the right food choices. I still find it pretty easy to slip back into old habits. I am hoping one day that gets a little easier.

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80 pounds is great. ive lost 60 and think thats pretty darn good.

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