Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Hello all! I have been on the age-specific (sixties) support group blog, and just got around to reading all the entries in this 200+ site yesterday. A great source of encouragement. I started at 344# in Nov. 2014, had surgery Feb. 3rd, this year. Going in for my second post op visit today, and am down 70# total. At 5'8", I have at least another 100# to go, and after reading your posts, I know it is possible. Any suggestions for fighting the urge to "graze" while around the house? Not doing it yet, but the urge is surfacing. I have tried the old Weight Watchers trick of brushing my teeth when hungry, but over the years of trying to loose weight, I have brushed nearly all the enamel off. Is this just a phase I will get through?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't keep anything in the house I can't have around without worry of binging. If I still feel the urge to nibble, I make myself drink at least 6 -8 ounces of Water first. That usually does the trick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was 350 when I started my weight loss journey to being sleeved. It really was the best thing I did. I am just over a year since my op and have done great up until recently when I hit a huge stall but this will hopefully pass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was 310 when I started my journey

296 day of surgery on 5/20/14

Down almost 150 lbs currently 161

Love this sleeve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5'10" 26 yrs old and 334 on DOS 12~4~14 And just weighed in at 262 this morning. 72 down, another 100 to go :) for a little under 4 months out I'll totally take it!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently weigh over 360. I'm about ready to do away with all that! I get sleeved April 16th in Houston, TX.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So glad to have come across this thread!! I'm just starting the WLS process... I'm 5'11 and currently weight 376lbs. I've made my mind up that I want to have the sleeve done.. I just hope when I meet with the surgeon that he agrees! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Either way, WLS is the best thing I've ever done. Looking back I think I was very pro VSG. Now, I realize it's hard work either way but much better than having waited for some random diet to work. Best of luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was 397 before my 6 month diet, surgery day I was 363, today 6 1/2 months post-op I am at 250. I am 6'3".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone over 300 pounds have any trouble getting insurance to pay for the sleeve?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So glad to have come across this thread!! I'm just starting the WLS process... I'm 5'11 and currently weight 376lbs. I've made my mind up that I want to have the sleeve done.. I just hope when I meet with the surgeon that he agrees! :)

.

I'm in the same boat. I just recently decided to get the sleeve and my first appointment is June 18th. I'm just worried that my insurance will not pay for some reason. I don't have many comorbidities but I'm 5'4" 330 lbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice that must sleeves are in the high 200's but is there anyone who started higher. My weight day off was 362 give or take a pound....my doctor told me the most common procedure for my weight was the bypass but the long term results are very much the same. Im 5'7" but I definitely strated off way bigger than some posts I see...just curious to know I'd I'm alone lol

Dstined4gr8tnes

I am 5ft 5 and started off at 350 lbs, I was sleeved a year past march and can honestly say it was the best thing I did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started at 382 and 5'9 and had the sleeve. I am down to 240 and loving it. I was hesitant to have bypass and preferred the sleeve. I am thrilled with my results so far. Weight loss has definitely slowed down but it keeps trickling off. As long as it's coming off, I'm happy. Good luck to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep in mind that this procedure is not a "cure all"

You need to remember, that you you need to do to succeed, is to change the way you live. You need to stay committed to your new life change. You need to have it in your head that this is what you want to do. I have people in my support group that are failing. This is because they were not ready to change, they were not ready to take back their life. This is your decision, for you and only for you. My life quote is "there is nothing on that table that looks better than being healthy!" Or being thin. I started my journey on 7/7/14 and I am down 197lbs and counting so I know what I am talking about. This was my decision for me and for me alone and that's why I am winning. Good luck and feel free to send me a message if you need any details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • lizardskelter

      done
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • heyitsdilly

      I've officially surpassed 80lbs of weight loss! Working on that 100lbs!
      · 1 reply
      1. acopas

        Way to go!

    • Songbyrd420

      Kind of nervous, as expected. One month out from surgery!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • lauren.g

      😫 Hi, I’m new to bariatricpal! I am 8 days post op VSG. I am struggling very badly. I’ve been so emotional because I feel like I’m doing wrong. I’m afraid I’ll eat or drink to fast or eat the wrong thing. I’ve been on Pinterest and YouTube constantly for help. I have followed all of my surgeons and dieticians instructions. I just don’t know if my body is getting enough. Today, I am weak, sore, and just exhausted. 
      · 2 replies
      1. Tara A

        It passes!! Everyone goes though it! It is a short term emotion! I'm almost five years post op! You made the right decision! Don't focus on the change right now. Try to entertain your mind. What your feeling only last about a week. It's related to your body adjusting and you mind adjusting. You got this!!

      2. SleeverSk

        I agree with Tara it's hard right now but it gets better do t forget your hormones will be all over the place you may even feel depressed. Be kind to yourself reach out and talk to people how you are feeling .

    • Reluctantsleever

      Scheduled for VSG and hernia repair surgery 5/18/22
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×