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December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log



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Tysm Tex, im trying everyday, it's hard bc nothing is on good termsv but i pray everyday for comfort and strength. Ty for your kind words! And you keep plugging along, and may we both get a grip on our sweet tooth!

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Hi all!

Wow it's been so long since I've posted. I am doing pretty well. Hoovering at 160. I had a interesting conversation with my doctor at my last visit. My goal was (is) 150. When I expressed frustration that I had not gotten there she was surprised. She feels like 160 is a "great weight" for me. Especially if I want to have skin removal surgery--- which I do. She thinks that I have about 10lbs of skin that would be removed. Thereby getting me to my goal. It was a hard pill to swallow for some reason. When you have a number in your head, it's hard to let it go.

Right now I'm looking at starting some kind of a maintenance program, along with developing an exercise regimen. That is a battle I am desperate to win. I know I need it, and I can't seem to get there.

@@Texasmeg I am also finding it hard to battle my sweet tooth. Funnily enough, that was never a big problem for be before the surgery. I am obsessed with Peppermint Patties. I don't know where that came from.

@@DeezJeanz I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that you have found or are finding a way to cope with this terrible loss. Be well. I totally understand that feeling of wanting to self medicate with food. I do it too.

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I was thinking of this group and how it was so helpful to me when I started out. Just wondering how people are doing now that we are all over 2 years out. Looks as thought its been very quiet. Hope all is well with everyone!

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I have enjoyed the ride, lost 109 lbs and weigh about 139 now, I'm 5'8 1/2 so kinda tall and stayed within 3 lbs of that for the last year or so. I wear size 4/6 and am delighted. Have had no plastics because it scares me to think of it... I would weigh less for sure if all the droopy skin on my arms and legs were gone! I am soooo glad I did this for me:-)) no regrets!!!

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As for me, weightloss-wise I'm doing great. Passed surgeon's and personal goals and hit my lowest weight of 138 (100 pounds down) about 9 months out. I have maintained at 140-142 for the last 15 months. Fighting cravings, bad habits, poor choices, etc is a daily battle. I don't win every battle but so far I'm winning the war. I've seen 145 a couple times but am able to get back down and even fortify my discipline by not only going back to basics, but even doing the good ol' liquid preop diet for a few days when I need to.

I had my gallbladder removed in November 2015. Suffered from 4 agonizingly painful attacks before finally doing it. Had 15 stones in there but haven't had any issues since. Had endovenous ablation and varicose vein removal in both legs in December 2015. I have smooth, bulgy vein-free legs and non-swollen ankles for the first time in 25 years! As for my droopy boobs and saggy butt, well, I'm just gonna live with those.

I've managed my success with mostly just eating healthy. 60-80g Protein and 64-100oz fluids every day plus veggies, fruit, whole grains and daily Vitamin supplements. I don't log or measure my food. I don't count carbs or calories. My maintenance eating has become intuitive and I know what and how much I can eat to stay where I am. I eat plenty of crap on vacation, over holidays, at parties, etc. but just like my normal skinny friends it's not a daily thing and those exceptions are balanced with regular healthy choices. My blood work is great.

It's been almost 10 months and I'm still struggling with my friend's suicide, but I guess everyone has shit in their life. I only wish dealing with my grief was as easy as WLS has been. My, how priorities change....

Thanks for the revival of this thread. I hope to hear from the old 12/13 gang!

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It's great to hear from the 12/13 members. I've wondered how everyone's been doing on many occasions.

I'm holding my own in maintenance, staying within a few pounds of my lowest weight. It remains a challenge and is a constant battle. I continue to measure and log all food and still working out hard and regularly.

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Good to hear from you guys! I'm doing pretty well. Fighting with the last 5 lbs but I don't sweat it. I do my best to eat well, and think I do pretty good job of it. Drinking Water and working out is a struggle for me. But I'm working at it and its getting better. Scheduled to have a Tummy Tuck in May and breast lift and augmentation in December. Hopefully thigh and arm lift in 2017. Having WLS was the BEST thing I have ever done for myself. It's changed my entire outlook on life. ZERO regrets.

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