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Woohoo! YES!! And congratulations! Seriously, that one deserves the big parade - and good for you and all of your hard work paying off. Sixty three pounds is amazing, and I'm hoping you feel every bit of fabulousness. I'm looking forward to that day myself eventually. Nice!!

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Oh and for those that say this is the "easy way out".... I did this on the elliptical today....

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Thank you, Kate. It feels so good to be happy. I was hiding from people I went to school because I didn't want them to see how big I had gotten. It's so awesome to finally follow something through and do what I've been saying I was going to do for years. Get healthy!

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Alright people, it's Week 10, so I'll set it up this week. Check in time!!!!

1) height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 7", 255


2) weight day of surgery:243


3) weight 10 week post op / pounds lost/gained: 199.6 / 2.2 lost this week / 55.4 total (by the way, someone posted congrats on my 63 lb weight loss so I had to go back into my profile. I had my original weight at 274, which it was back in Nov 2013, but I updated it to 255 which is what it was when I started with my surgeon. (tomato tomahto - but updated it to be more accurate from the beginning of this journey) sorry...rambling.


4) goal weight: 150-ish


5) your biggest success this week: I MADE IT TO THE 100's!!!!!!!! Seriously, I can't remember when I was in the one hundreds last. I was in denial for a long time that I was so big, because I went through two pregnancies and was really happy, then it was like I woke up one day and was really, really overweight. I've been going through before pictures and was like wow, I've been really overweight for a lot longer than I thought! Oh and I bought a size 12! I know I've already mentioned both of these previously, but these were my successes. And I did 60 minutes on the elliptical machine without feeling like I was going to pass out. I actually lost track of time and thought, "Oh shoot, I have to get back to work!" Awesome feeling when exercise is no longer a chore.

6) your biggest struggle this week: Reflux continues to hurt.....but the good news is the endoscope looked great, so no damage, just pain. But again, if this is the worst I have to deal with, I'll take it. A lot of people have way worse than reflux, so I'm willing to suck it up and deal with it. (I'll just complain to you all. Hee, hee)

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I feel kinda like I'm the Debbie Downer in this thread. I'm not really happy despite losing almost 70lbs thus far. And I don't really feel much better either. My back doesn't hurt anymore and I don't get reflux much (though that could be partially attributed to the medication) but I traded that for a dull pressure right between my breasts every time I swallow, stomach upset nearly every time I eat and more urinary burning because I still can't seem to drink enough sometimes.

I'm also still incredibly irritated about what I can eat and trying to plan meals. Gotten to where I just don't eat rather than going through the frustration.

My only change from last week is that I dropped a couple of pounds. Everything else is the same.

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1) Height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 7", 234

2) Weight day of surgery: 224

3) 10 week post op weight / pounds lost/gained: 194.8, 1.7 pounds lost this week, 39.2 pounds total

4) Goal weight: 160 surgeon's goal, 140 stretch goal

5) Your biggest success this week: 10 weeks out from surgery and I avoided another stall! I've noticed that the scale tends to move on Thursday or Friday each week, so I'm curious if this will continue! My weight loss has been sloooow and steady. As long as the weight is coming off, I'm happy! One positive is saggy skin hasn't been an issue - yet. I had some on my thighs a few weeks ago, and it seems to have snapped back. One positive to the slow weight loss is my skin has a chance to adjust! My weight loss has been 90% diet up to this point, as my exercise has been sporadic. I changed it up this week and have been walking/jogging on the treadmill. It takes me 1 hour to do 3 miles. I love exercise, but my busy work/life schedule made it difficult to fit it in. I have most of the summer off, so focusing on creating new habits that I can continue long term. I read on someone's BP post, "skinny people look good in clothes, fit people look good naked." I have an inner athlete in me as I was a competitive ice skater as a child/young adult. I'm amazed how quickly my legs are toning up. I have come to accept that the scale may stop reporting my progress for awhile if I'm building muscle.

6) Your biggest struggle this week: I've slacked a bit on recording what I consume on my Lose It app. I know long-term, tracking what I eat is vital to maintenance.

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I was sleeved on April 17th and have been looking for a group that is around the same time frame as me.

I have noticed that there is a lot of ladies posting here, so if this is a girls club i will bow out... :)

Here is my progress so far:

April 17, 2014 – Weight 298 lbs. (45.6 BMI)

June 23, 2014- Weight 224 lbs (34.1 BMI)

TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS- 74 lbs.

A1C on Surgery Date- 6.7 (6.5 + is Diabetic)

A1C on June 16, 2014- 4.6 (5.7 and below is normal)

Post Meal Glucose Level on Surgery Date- 210 mg/dl (DIABETIC is 200 mg/dl or greater)

Post Meal Glucose Level on June 22, 2014- 99 mg/dl (NORMAL is <140 mg/dl)

Waist Size Pre-Surgery- 46 in.

Waist Size June 6, 2014- 36 in

Shirt Size Pre-Surgery- XXL

Shirt Size June 6, 2014- L

Shoe Size Pre-Surgery- 10 wide

Shoe Size June 6, 2014- 9 med

Before and Current

Before

After

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1) 5'9" 290

2) 271 surgery day

3)43 since surgery day 62 since start of program 77 from highest (77 is what my 7 year old weighs!!!ive lost a human being! ;))

4)190 realistic 170 ideal

5)I am on day five if my vitamins! No vomiting! I ate a cheese enchilada! Okay I ate a third of it but still. Lol I'm finally able to eat real food. I learned my tummy can only handle bites about the size if my thumb nail, chew chew chew, and next bite about two minutes later. What a lesson on PATIENCE this has been! Phew I have made it through. Starting to feel back to normal just a smidge. Two dates this week too. Yay me! Since I'm so open about surgery I get daily cheers and omg your skinny! Feels fab!

6)I'm still battling fatigue and stress but everyday I feel a little but better and that is what I keep reminding myself. I have had pain for a long time which is gone. A little mental challenge is okay as long as I see a light at this very long tunnel I can handle all of the little obstacles to get there! Baby steps! Baby steps and apparently baby bites.

Hugs my bp fam!

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hi Matt1912. Yes lots of ladies. Lol. I for one don't mind yah being here. Just an FYI we have no filter here. Anything goes. We talk about it ALL! ;) congrats on your success!

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@@butterflypinup thanks...im totally cool with unfiltered discussion

Congrats on all your success

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I feel kinda like I'm the Debbie Downer in this thread. I'm not really happy despite losing almost 70lbs thus far. And I don't really feel much better either. My back doesn't hurt anymore and I don't get reflux much (though that could be partially attributed to the medication) but I traded that for a dull pressure right between my breasts every time I swallow, stomach upset nearly every time I eat and more urinary burning because I still can't seem to drink enough sometimes.

I'm also still incredibly irritated about what I can eat and trying to plan meals. Gotten to where I just don't eat rather than going through the frustration.

My only change from last week is that I dropped a couple of pounds. Everything else is the same.

Melodica - I'm sorry to hear that you are still have a bad time. Chin up, my friend! Hopefully your struggles are short-term. In the meantime, don't downplay your successes! Congrats on the scale moving in the right direction!

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@@Bluesea71

I can offer that. I posted an update reciently with things that have changed that I didnt expect. (see below) I was wondering if any of you have found things Post-Surgery that differ from Pre-Surgery

  • chicken McNuggets were amazing before. They now smell like Satan’s dirty underwear.
  • Salmon – Pre-Surgery- yucktastic Now- an amazing fish
  • Ice Cream is impossible to eat now. (kinda bummed about that one…not really)
  • Knee/foot pain from tennis – largely gone
  • Existing on less than 1000 calories a day is not as bad as you may think
  • Gatorade is physically easier to drink than Water (I know, that is hard for me to believe too)
  • My libido is more…noticeable

Anything similar going on with you?

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