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Before and After (over halfway done!)



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So I had surgery December 18 2012. I wish I had done it sooner! I've never been happier or more energetic!

In the beginning:

190lbs (185 pre-surgery)

Size 14 (tight)

Blood pressure 155/125

Now:

152lbs

Size 6-8

Blood pressure 130/80

I've lost 38 lbs and only have 27 more to go!

The best part there is the blood pressure! I celebrated like crazy at the dr when I weighed in and even crazier when she told me my BP! There is hope I won't die young!

I don't have much problems with sagging skin as I'm only 25. In fact - my stretch marks on my stomach have all but disappeared after using the scar treatment for my scars on my stretch marks as well.

I haven't been eating perfectly the whole time, so the weight has come off slowly but surely. I work on a farm, so I don't have to work out (although I do push ups, planks and leg lifts when I have the time) and I think the manual labor has helped considerably.

Anyways! I've attached before and after pictures! Because I know we all like those!

The before pic was December 2nd and the after was a few weeks ago at ~155 in a size 6 fendi dress I bought with no hope that it would ever fit me... It's a little loose!

Hopefully some people find this post encouraging :)

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awesome - I wanted to buy a dress that is too small......may just have to!

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The change in blood pressure is great!

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Congrats!!!!! Keep up the good work!

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Congratulations!

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LOL.. Love your pictures (classy toilet one too) ;)

Good job.. We are almost the same with loss but I'm no longer shaped quite as young as you :P

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You look wonderful! I would have guessed that you were at goal if I hadn't read the post first. Can't wait to see your goal pic. Pretty dress, too.

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PS--what is the scar cream that you used?

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Thanks for the support guys!

The dress is flattering for sure - I still need to lose my lower belly (although my upper abs are showing through!), a teeny bit more in the arms, and a bit more in my legs. If I got down to 140 and couldn't lose anymore I'd probably be satisfied! I have pretty big bones lol!

And yeah it had to be on the toilet because I have a psychological problem with full length mirrors - I've never owned one. Lol super classy!

I used 2 things actually! I'm not sure which has made the difference, so I keep using both... Bio-oil (orange oil "cellin oil" I think) and a silicon scar therapy treatment. I started the scars with just the scar therapy in the beginning but now I put bio oil on them too... They're still pretty raised and purple :( but the stretch marks have been doing amazing!

Hope that helps!

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Thought I'd add another before and after for direct comparison... 2 different bridesmaids dresses and a hugeeeee difference!

I've never been so happy in my life! Down to single-digit sizes! Just a couple sizes to go! I'm aiming for a 4 or a 6

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You look amazing, congrats!!!

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You were beautiful before and just stunning now. You must be on cloud 9. Congratulations!

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I agree.. Very encouraging too!

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Beautiful! Your stats are alot like mine. Good luck with the last few lbs but hey if you maintain as you are now, you're skinny!

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Wow! You look absolutely incredible! I'm 24 and Just starting my research into the surgery. My weight has fluctuated my whole life. I just recently found out I have PCOS and my doctor started me on metformin. The constant yo yo-ing is absolutely exhausting and it's time for a change. My friend got the surgery done and she's down 76 lbs. Thank you for your story!

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