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Hey guys, we aren't far from our first year check ins. The thread is kind of quiet but I bet it picks up next month. Can't wait to see how every one is doing one year out. ????

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I have been at this weight since April, with a slight fluxuation of 3-4 lbs. Feeling better than I have since I was in my young 20's. I have not reached my personal goal but remain hopeful. Surgery date: 7/8/13. HW: 238, SW 232, CW 159. I no longer have Type II Diabetes or HBP. I am 5'9" and am wearing size 8-9 or 10, depending on brand. My exercise of choice is brisk walking. I will be adding weight training soon as I was told recently that the cardio is not as productive in weight loss. Muscle gain will increase my metabolism. We shall see. I do have some anxiety about regain. I track my caloric intake and average 1200 a day. I would have thought at this rate, I would still be losing, though slower than originally. I get frustrated. It can be discouraging. I really wanted to reach my goal of 150.

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I was sleeved on July 8 also. My SW was 227 my current weight is 160. I have not lost much in last few months. I am 5-4 and would like to hit my goal of 145. I have not developed a regular exercise plan. I am a disappointed in my lack of motivation/commitment in last few months to get to plan.

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I have been at this weight since April, with a slight fluxuation of 3-4 lbs. Feeling better than I have since I was in my young 20's. I have not reached my personal goal but remain hopeful. Surgery date: 7/8/13. HW: 238, SW 232, CW 159. I no longer have Type II Diabetes or HBP. I am 5'9" and am wearing size 8-9 or 10, depending on brand. My exercise of choice is brisk walking. I will be adding weight training soon as I was told recently that the cardio is not as productive in weight loss. Muscle gain will increase my metabolism. We shall see. I do have some anxiety about regain. I track my caloric intake and average 1200 a day. I would have thought at this rate, I would still be losing, though slower than originally. I get frustrated. It can be discouraging. I really wanted to reach my goal of 150.

Your 5'9"... 150 would be under weight wouldn't it? My dr doesn't want me going under 170 and I'm 5'8"

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Hello Mark from Edmond Oklahoma here. I am almost 11 months out now. My highest weight was 387 pounds, my weight the day of surgery was 341 pounds. I weight myself weekly (on Monday) and I weighed in this week at 204 pounds that's a little over 185 pounds total.

I have not yet began an exercise regime due to concerns with my Cardiologist. I had a heart condition prior to surgery and even though my heart functions are doing very well, I still have problems with low blood pressure. I failed a stress test due to extremely low blood pressure and had several instances when I passed out. Not fun.

I no longer have diabetes symptoms, I used to be on an insulin pump for years and now I no longer take any insulin or oral diabetic medications. No more cholesterol medications either. Of course I no longer have high blood pressure either.

I start physical therapy next week with a guy who worked with me when I had a back fusion in 2009. He is going to help me get conditioned physically so hopefully I can start exercising soon.

All in all, I am extremely happy with my results and I am very optimistic with my future.

I try as often as I can to help other bariatric patients with their concerns and progress and look forward to going to support group on a regular basis.

This surgery saved my life. I will be eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses support staff and all of the bariatric patients have met in these 11 months.

Mark Thomas, Edmond Oklahoma

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Hey Gang,

Cannot believe a year has almost flown by since surgery.

SW 360

Surg 304

Today 188

I had thought I was done and this last week I have dropped another 7 pounds. I have got to get in a few more calories I guess to try and maintain what I have. I still have my TT to get through and they like you to be stable for a few months first.

Glad to see all the success that has been going on. Also to those struggling. Never give up, you have come this far. Seek assistance.

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One year has come and gone--it's hard to believe that all the changes this surgery has brought to my life are only just NOW 12 months old! It's amazing.
As of July 1st, I'm only 1 pound from my first targeted goal of 135 lbs. My next step is to decide if I'd like to push for 130 or maybe even 125--but right now, this second, I am completely happy and content with how far I've come. I could stop here and claim a huge victory. Size six?? SIZE SIX? Not 26? Holy cow, I never really believed that would happen--but yesterday I tried on my first size FOUR shorts and they fit. It's like hitting the lottery.

Apart from the ability to wear clothing I like--and like how it looks--I feel so much healthier. Almost every one of my aches and pains, that I used to chalk up to aging, are gone. I easily feel about 20 years younger. If not for this procedure, I'd still be miserable and trapped inside a body that was slowly becoming a prison, and would have probably shortened my life by at least a deade.
How's everyone else in the July 2013 group doing? Hope it's been a wonderful year for you, despite the ups and downs, struggles and challenges along the way...

Vixynne

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May I just say to you WOW, you look marvelous darling.

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Amazing job to everyone posting. Some lose less some more and all on different schedules. I keep reminding myself that this is a marathon, not a race. I have not posted any pictures, but I wanted to for my 1 year anniversary. I feel amazing, my children are so proud of me. This has been the single best thing I have done for myself and am so grateful to have had the ability and availability to such a life changing procedure. Oh and as a special treat, I turned 40 in May and have never felt better.

Surgery date July 10, 2013

HW 215

SW 215

CW 157

Goal 145 (still to come)

Can't wait to hear about other's first year!!!

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I got my surgery date!!! 7/31/13. I started my liquid diet today. It's not great but neither is having a hard time breathing walking upstairs or to my car after work. I've got this!!!

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Down 200 pounds to 196. Feeling great all my labs are great, no type II, no high cholesterol, no high bp, heart problems gone, lung problems gone, kidney disease gone. Can't believe it. Wow.

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Yesterday was my 1 YR surgiversary!!! I can not believe it has been a year already!!! I also had my 1 yr follow up yesterday & all my blood work came back normal! No more diabetic meds, no more cholesterol meds! I am down 116 lbs SW: 321 lbs weighed in yesterday @ 205 lbs!

Congratulations to all of you celebrating this month you all have done fantastic!!! I have not been able to get my progress pics done yet as my dad is very ill & in the hospital but I am hoping to be able to post them in the next day or two! Tjere is so much more I want to write but just dont have the time right now as I have to help him eat but just wanted to take a moment to say Hi to everyone & to congratulate each & every one of you!!!!

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One year anniversary today !!!! Wow what a year !

I'm down 83 lbs from surgery day last year - weight loss has basically slowed to a stop but I'm eating basically what I want // need to exercise and diet a little now to get to goal ! I worms be thrilled to get down 20lbs more - and I will do it !! Maybe by Halloween ? Looking great and not a lot of loose skin at all because I lost fairly slowly . Best of all I sleep better, look and feel a million times better !!

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