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Highest weight: 272 Surgery weight: 250 Current weight: 194 Total loss: 78 pounds! Surgery date: 7/18/13
Whaaaatt? Wow! Congrats. What do you think has made you so successful? Give me all your secrets! I was sleeved 7/29, with a starting weight of 246 and now I am 203. You are blasting right past me! Congrats!

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Highest weight: 272

Surgery weight: 250

Current weight: 194

Total loss: 78 pounds!

Surgery date: 7/18/13

Wow. Awesome success story. Thanks for sharing & encouraging the rest of us.

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Sleeved 7-12-13. I'm 5'8" and 45 years old. I've been overweight for 22 years - heaviest the last four years - at least 80 lbs overweight and at my heaviest I was almost 150 lbs overweight. Biggest clothing size 24W, 3X. Also had severe obstructive sleep apnea, plantar faciitis, joint pain, back and neck with bulging discs, weakness and tiredness nearly always.

Heaviest - 296

Surgery day - 286

Currently - 233

Lost - 63 total

Goal - 147

To go - 86

Goal date - September 2014

Total lost 63 lbs. My weight loss has slowed down this past month - a lot. I was expecting that as I've read lots about stalls and slower loss after a time of faster loss. So, while I'd love to just zoom on down to my goal - I know the slow loss is so much better than no loss or regain that I experienced so many years.

I no longer need my CPAP machine for sleep apnea.. nearly no heel pain anymore, more energy, easier to get around - up and down - in and out of chairs, vehicles, clothes, etc. All very encouraging.

I have my deepest motivation to get healthy for myself and my family but I also have some added motivation to set specific goals... First my goal for the holidays (be at 199 by Christmas -34 more lbs), by May 25, 2014 be at 170 (-29 lbs) for my son's wedding, and by September 2014 be at goal 147 (-23 lbs) for my daughter's wedding. This will be an average of 8 lbs. loss per month from where I am now. I'd love to believe it will come off faster than this...and sooner be at goal. However, I don't want to sabotage my success with setting myself up for disappointment. I figure it will make me feel super successful to meet my goals, and even more "bulletproof" if I am able to lose more weight per month and get to goal sooner.

I'm just adding an exercise program this next week - 3 1/2 months after surgery. I am hoping it will give me added energy, release those good endorphins, and get me burning up these pounds faster.

I have lots to still learn and many residual food "demons" to tame. I like my restriction - but it's not as much as I had thought it would be. I have to remind myself to drink, drink, drink Water. I have the hardest time getting my eyes to shrink because they are definitely way bigger than my stomach - still. I use a smaller plate, but still leave half of my food untouched and the "clean plate club" of my youth has revoked my membership. I am actually happy about that, but still hate wasting food... lol.

I love cooking, but it's not as fun to try new recipes for my family as it used to be. 1.They don't always like new things, and I have to eat so little of it, "new things" usually go to the trash. 2. I know my Protein needs to come first and geez... good quality meat is expensive.

One day, one meal at a time.

I look forward to feeling like my before pictures are not the real me. I want to look in the mirror and see real changes and embrace them enough to take "after pictures" that I'm proud of.

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well, I THINK I have lost a lot oc weight, I see the diffence & am down 76lbs and down from a size 26 (tight) to a comfy size 18. My surgeon (Dr. Cirangle) tells me I'm not doing enough & is always pushing me....

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well' date=' I THINK I have lost a lot oc weight, I see the diffence & am down 76lbs and down from a size 26 (tight) to a comfy size 18. My surgeon (Dr. Cirangle) tells me I'm not doing enough & is always pushing me....

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He must be saying your not doing enough to maintain it because that's a serious amount of weight lost! Congrats!

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HW 392.9

SW 382 (July 17, 2013)

CW 299.5

Weightloss since surgery 82.5

93.4 pounds total

119.5 more to lose to meet my goal.

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Highest weight: 272

Surgery weight: 250

Current weight: 194

Total loss: 78 pounds!

Surgery date: 7/18/13

That's awesome!

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I guess I have now been in the 11th-12th week-ish Stall. I stalled early on but then started shredding again.

Been exercising like crazy but actually up a fraction of a pound this past week and holding steady at down 53. Two weeks ago I was down 52. - Ready for it do speed up a bit!

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Hello,

I was sleeved july 30.

SW - 232

CW -180

GW - 125 - 135.

Take care.

My New Journey 2013

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Whaaaatt? Wow! Congrats. What do you think has made you so successful? Give me all your secrets! I was sleeved 7/29' date=' with a starting weight of 246 and now I am 203. You are blasting right past me! Congrats![/quote']

Thank you!! I can't believe this is happening to me...I tried so many other options before, so just shocked I am having so much success. My secrets....protein, Protein, Protein, Water, and activity. If I even have the smallest amount of carbs it seems I won't lose a thing for at least two days! I also ensure I am drinking 64+ oz of Water a day and have increased my activity (I.e taking stairs at work, cleaning more, parking further away than normal. I haven't started going to the gym but hope to soon!

Thank you for your kind words...again I can't believe this is me!! Just get to know what works for you and your body; I encourage you to track food and weight so you can identify your bodies trends and rhythms.

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Wow. Awesome success story. Thanks for sharing & encouraging the rest of us.

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Thank you!!!

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Surgery July 3, 2013

Hw 299

Sw 289

Cw 221

78lbs gone forever!

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