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I am 61 and 6ft 1inch tall and had the gastric sleeve in 2014 Sept not quite six months out . No regrets .other than wish I did it sooner ..

I started my preop diet at 319 got down to 267 prior to surgery and now weigh 199. Went from a size 24 to a 14. Not sure where it will stop . I feel great lots of energy . Off all asthma and bp meds Whoop .whoop ..

Even lost a shoe size.

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I am 5'9 my surgeon did not set a goal for me. I set my own at 150. I had several smaller goals along the way to re evaluate and I am now 147.6. I never thought it was doable either. My BMI is 21 something. Here is my after pic. I don't think I am boney.post-221807-14252074984303_thumb.jpg

So it is doable. But you have to do what you feel is best for you.

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5' 11.5" and goal weight is 170. Haven't weighed that since High School! I don't even know how I'll look at that weight!

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I am currently at 172lbs and I am 5'8".

In this picture I was 178 which was a month ago.

My doctor set a goal at 170.. Im two pounds away!

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Edited by HipsAndLipstick

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I am 5"11, and my doctor said my goal weight was 150~ !! I was a size 10 when I weighed 165, so as a large boned person, I cannot imagine being 150...too skinny. I'll be thrilled to be 175 again......with 165 being the lowest that I think will look decent without looking anorexic!!! See how you feel and look once you reach each milestone and go from there. Good luck!

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Wow, you all look faboo!!!!! I cannot imagine how it will feel to be a normal weight again.....been struggling for eight long years after an ankle fusion, and my weight just won't budge enough to make a real difference, and I've tried EVERYTHING! March 31st cannot come soon enough!!!

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I am 5'10" and my highest weight was 295. I started the process in April and was 290. I see the surgeon on Tuesday and hopefully I will get a surgery date after that. I am currently 269 after starting the pre- op diet. I had to lose 15lbs to qualify for the surgery. I've see the nutritionist twice, the NP, the psych doc (who was awesome - she said she thought I would do great), had the sleep apnea test, Echo and barium swallow. I'm so ready. I remember being about 215 in college and I thought I was huge....I wish I hadn't been so down on myself. Anyway I would love to be 165. That's my goal.

I have already made several lifestyle changes...no soda...no coffee. I'm drinking on average 100 oz of Water a day. I walk on my breaks at work. I'm 44 and I have two nieces and a nephew that I want to be around for and do more stuff with. One of my goals is to go zip-lining. I wouldn't dare at this weight but when I get closer to goal I'm doing it.

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I'm 5'11 and my goal is 165. I know they say "shoot for healthy" but I'm young now and I wanna have the body to match! haha. That being said, I'm five days out and only down 3 pounds :(

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Hi all, I'm heading up to my 9 month post surgery. Started at 294 and I'm now 192 Ibs. My surgeon has not set a target weight but my personal target weight is 168 for now, I'm 5' 8. Sorry about the quality of the picture. post-236864-14357198064793_thumb.jpg

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Well I saw the surgeon, no date for surgery yet. I have to follow up with the sleep doctor and they don't have any openings until the end of July/early August. I won't get the appt until next Monday when they are back from vacation. I've waited this long, I'll just keep on working trying to chew 25x for each bite.

Everyone is doing so well! I am seeing the before/after pics on this thread and it's very encouraging so thank you all!

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I am 5'9", 35 years old. SW was 291. CW is 248 at 8 weeks post op. I weighed 145 in High School... Wondering if that is just too low now. My dr said 175 would be a good goal weight. But I think I'll just have to find out and see. I have to remember that the number doesn't matter. It's how I feel and if I like the way I look. I'm so inspired by the rest of the "tall girl" stories. Gosh, I hope I can get to my goal!

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I'd shoot for 175 and then see how you feel. It's been very hard for me to get below 200. That's a lot of weight to lose! It's a huge challenge! Take One day at a time. I have to always remind myself this is for forever.

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I'm 5'9.5" and had my surgery 6/25/15. HW 278, SW 259, CW 226.4. My goal is 175lbs. If I lose anymore past that I will be thrilled, but I think at 175 I will still look and feel healthy. Right now my mini goal is to get under 200lbs. I haven't weighed less than 200lbs in my entire adult life and I'm 34 now.

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I'm tallish I'm 5'8" I'm down to 182 from a high of 315 I think I'm at goal if I lost another 5 lbs I'd be ok too..

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These are after

Congratulations on your success. You look amazing.

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