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As posted in other parts previously...

Started at 550+lb

Sleeved at 500+lb

Estimating I'm currently down approx 170lb

How do you feel? I feel better than I have in years. Years!!

What are things your doing now that you wouldn't do before? The list is long and involved. Walking on the beach, fishing off the rocks, cycling and many, many more things...

Does people treat you better? For the most part, people don't treat me any differently. Perhaps that's because I'm still a fat man. Or perhaps it's because I'm still the same person as I've always been.

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As posted in other parts previously...

Started at 550+lb

Sleeved at 500+lb

Estimating I'm currently down approx 170lb

How do you feel? I feel better than I have in years. Years!!

What are things your doing now that you wouldn't do before? The list is long and involved. Walking on the beach, fishing off the rocks, cycling and many, many more things...

Does people treat you better? For the most part, people don't treat me any differently. Perhaps that's because I'm still a fat man. Or perhaps it's because I'm still the same person as I've always been.

. ???? thanks for sharing... I can't wait to feel better... I think you are doing great keep pushing your self to be healthy... You inspire a lot of people

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Where are you in the process?

What are you looking forward to being able to do?

Are you expecting people to treat you differently?

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I don't really like to go out much because people always look and I don't want to be seen by old friends... I'm looking to get my self a steam back... I'm ready to feel health and I sick of food controlling my life... I know this is not a quick fix but I am ready to change my life

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Well good luck to you...

Make sure to keep us posted here...

And don't ever be afraid to ask for advice...

There's plenty of experience and most are willing to assist if they can...

Even me...

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I just had surgery 11 days ago. BUUUUT, I'm down 38lbs since starting preop, and today I accidentally took off my jeans without unbuttoning them. WOOT!

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My starting weight on June 1st was 478.

My weight the morning of my October 13th surgery was 422.

My weight this morning was 389.

I feel much better than I have in a long, long time. My knee arthritis is doing well, but it's not being heavily dosed with meds like it was pre-op.

I'll be returning to work this week so I'll see how that goes and how people respond. I've been running out of gas really quick since post op and attribute that to consuming so few calories. I'll be upping my calories next week, according to my surgeon as I add stuff to my menu.

It's very, very early on with the deal but the progress has been steady and I have been feeling much better in my joints and back, especially.

I am really looking forward to reaching and maintaining my goal weight. This is going to be not only fun but the quality of life will be improved a great deal.

I am very glad I finally had this surgery. I think I can finally gain the advantage over the weight battle....once and for all.....and quit losing and regaining the same 25, 50, 100 pounds all the time. :D

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I am 17 months post op.

Starting weight 271

Current weight 145

I feel amazing.

Things I do now that I didn't do before: running, going to gym, kayaking!!, hiking, camping, not avoiding the camera, ziplining, paddle boarding, wearing a bathing suit in public, the list goes on...

Sometimes I swear my surgeon did a brain transplant when he did my sleeve. I am now an outdoorsy kinda person, way more adventurous.

Good luck on your upcoming surgery it is a life changer!

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Starting weight- 326

Current weight- 280

What feels great? Crossing my legs, tying my shoe, shaving my legs, hiking, going up the stairs without getting out of breath, going up and down stairs several times before my muscles start to burn, changing outfits because the clothes are too BIG!

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Surgery 8-10-15

Starting weight 211

Surgery weight 194

Current weight 161

I too can cross my legs. Put on my socks without a struggle. Even being able to wrap a towel around me after my shower. One really big experience for me was going to Dillards the other day and instead of going straight for women's plus department I decided to give Xl a try and went to so many other departments found out I can wear XL but Large also fit. Now I dont know what to wear because I have so many old clothes that fit again. Even looking in the mirror is fun. I really enjoy going out and not getting tired. I use to have to rest because my knee and back hurt so much. I still need 36 lbs to go. My new adventure is I joined a gym and will start tomorrow with my daughter.

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