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I am 6 months and 8 days post-op and I am officially at goal!! I had to have foot surgery, yesterday and when they weighed me at the hospital (same scale as my sleeve surgery) and I weighted 133. My goal was 135. :) I have gone from a size 22 to a 10/12. And now I have to figure out how to maintain where I am now. I talked to the intake person at the plastic surgery place that I am considering next spring and she told me if I am underweight they will NOT do a lower body lift on me. I have to be about 140ish for the doctor to be comfortable doing surgery. She explained that since I have 12-16 pounds of skin to be removed, that will make my underweight according to my BMI. I would only weigh about 120, and I'm 5'5. I couldn't be happier with my weight loss, and my surgeon is just ecstatic with my progress. I was a lapband revision, and was told I would be a slow loser, because of the revision, but that was not the cast at all. I lost 71 pounds in 6 months, and even had a 6 week stall in that time frame. I will be calling my surgeon on monday and giving him the awesome news! The nurses all came around in pre-op and congratulated me. They were all super impressed at how quickly I managed to lose the weight, and how in their words, how AMAZING I looked. I just moved the last of the gems from in my motivation jar. I swear even though my foot is hurting (I had to have a tendon repair with a graft, and a bone broken and reset) but moving those gems made all the pain go away. Today is the third best day of my life, after the birth of my child, and the day I married my hubby!!

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HUGE accomplishment. Good for you!!

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71 pounds in 6 months. Today is the third best day of my life

pieceredqt78

come on bud

cheer up :D

you've done amazing!!!!! :)

hard work, perseverience - all that good stuff!!!!

goal, goal, did you say goal??? :o

party dance, party dance :)

good luck w/maintennance

kathy

congrats

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Oh it is so nice to hear that you were a lapband to sleeve patient and had such good success. Congrats on meeting your goal. Good luck on your next surgery to remove the extra skin.

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That's fantastic! Would you consider posting before and after pics of yourself? Also all of us are of course dying to know what you did that helped you get 71 lbs off in 6 months. Tips to share?

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That's fantastic! Would you consider posting before and after pics of yourself? Also all of us are of course dying to know what you did that helped you get 71 lbs off in 6 months. Tips to share?

I have a few pics in my gallery. And once I'm off my stupid knee walker I will take some goal pics. The only think I can say that I do, is I eat ONLY when hungry, and I don't get overly nuts on counting calories, or carbs, or fat. I make healthy choices, and drinks tons of liquids. And until I had to have foot surgery on Friday, I walked 3 dogs daily, and swam everyday that the pool Water was warm enough to not freeze to death.

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