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It took me forever to get to 100lbs so don't fret people!! I have another 38lbs to go before my 1yr Anniversary.

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It took me forever to get to 100lbs so don't fret people!! I have another 38lbs to go before my 1yr Anniversary.

Standing ovation for my surgery day twin!! :)

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Sleeved on 10-3-16. Starting weight 214. I am down 70 lbs. But redrawing battle lines re. my eating. Slipping back into bored munching and very annoyed. So far I am not gaining, but cannot keep this up.

I need to get back to recording intake and getting my H2O back on track. I am 10 lbs away from goal, and have been for 2 months. It is hard, as I am just so darn happy with the way I look. Best thing I have ever done for myself. I run/walk 2-3 miles a day and work out with trainer twice a week. Oh, and I am 68 yrs. old.

I really want to be at goal on my 1 year anniversary. That would also put me in the "normal" range on my BMI. Of course, now they are changing the game and saying you need to have a waist circumference that is 1/2 your height. That will never happen. I could weigh 98 lbs and my waist/tummy would still be fat. Sigh. Come on media .....let me bask a little while in my newfound energy and size.

Tried to attach a pic. No dice.

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Standing ovation for my surgery day twin!! [emoji4]

Heeeeyyyyy Kel how are you? How's it going? I never imagined on the 4th Oct 2016 that today I'd be over 100lbs lighter. Seemed it was going to take forever to get there but I'm here now with 38lbs to go!! Want to push to get to that before the 1yr anniversary so will start working out with a personal trainer again.


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To Kel and her Surgery Day Twin, I am your Triplet. Y'all are doing better than me, but isn't it fun to be where we are now instead of where we were 10 months ago!!!! Congrats to you both.

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@facebro29 @PB42

Hi you two!! So cool to be in contact with surgery date comrades!! As far as losing those last few, you're undoubtably getting there!! Before you know it. One thing I did to lose the last 15 was alter my diet a little. I added a serving of healthy complex carbs to one meal a day, and reduced super high fats (mayo, red meat, cashews). I also started cardio 3x a week. These slight alterations let the last 15lbs fall off.

Good luck to you and I can't wait to hear your next updates!!

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I had surgery 10/7....
Starting Weight-420
Current Weight-297
Total-123 lbs
6'2 male

Spent 26 days in hospital with leak, actually gained while in so feel like I lost a whole month.

Loss is not what I wanted, but getting there. I'm not very obedient....drink a lot of kool aid, but I just cant drink plain Water.< br>


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Surgery Date: 10/31/2016

Pre Surg Weight: 215

Weight today: 153

Height: 5' 0"

Total lost: 62 Pounds.

I feel GREAT. No issues whatsoever. Never threw up.. nothing. But.... hair loss... ugh. That's a different story. :(

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Surgery Date: 10/23/2016

Pre Surg Weight: 230

Surg Day Weight: 218

Weight today: 170

Height: 5' 3"

Total lost: 60 Pounds.

I am in a very weird place. I have changed my eating habits in a huge way. Protein first always. Way more balanced meals. Water. Vitamins. Stop when I'm full. I know when I've hit that "last bite". But at about month 4, I went back to eating sweets. I do eat chocolate and ice cream and I guess if I admit it to myself, I do still binge on some level. I certainly eat much less, and am more mindful of making a choice to eat this stuff in moderation. I stop when I am full, which is a big change. I haven't gained weight but am only losing at the rate of about 2 pounds a month over the past 4 months. I feel like I could eat this way for the rest of my life as I don't feel deprived. I also exercise.

My issue is that I am having a hard time adjusting to "me". I look in the mirror and don't recognize myself and it's a little disconcerting. I look too much like my mother. I don't like that. The more weight I lose, the more I don't feel like myself. I think this may be why I am not being more stringent about my food.

I am a widowed middle-age mom and I am happy to find dating easier and more fun. I feel great and like the way I look in clothes. (I don't like all the extra skin.) I can do anything physically that I want to do. I feel like I "SHOULD" lose more weight. But I'm not sure I really want to lose much more. I always felt best at the 160ish weight so that would be about another 10 pounds. I just don't think I'd feel like myself at less than that.

Sooo, I am trying to just trust myself, to tell myself that I'm not a failure at this program if I stay where I am, that there is no "should" in terms of how much weight to have lost and that it's okay to be happy exactly where I am. And then there's so many of you out there with 100 pound losses at this point, and I am in awe and amazed and someone jealous o f that tremendous amount of weight loss. I guess perhaps I'll sign up for another 10 pounds and see how I feel there and go from there. But aside from the over-analyzing of what I "should" be doing, I feel friggin' awesome!!!

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Hi guys well it’s all most a year on 28th of this month and today I hit my goal, intact 1lb under [emoji1303]. My start weight was 241.5 lb and I am now 146lb and very happy. It’s not been an journey and the 1st few months I was sick A LOT and I did wonder if it would ever stop, now it’s only occasionally maybe 1xper week max. Red meat doesn’t agree with me still and Snacks go down to easy! So I am still mindful of what I eat. I do attend a regular slimming club and get weighed every week which helps to keep me on track and very focused. How’s everyone else’s doing? I have my 12 month review in a couple of week but need to reschedule as we are on holiday and this week I bought 3 new swim suit. I do have a small amount of loose skin at top of thighs and tummy but nothing to major. I am very happy in cloths and love buying new things. I really wanted to add pictures but I can’t so if anyone technically minded can help that would be great [emoji1303]

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Sleeved on 11-29-2016. Surgery day weighed 396. Currently at 230, loss of 166 lb. I eat 3-4 times a day, 4-5 ounces at a time. Still have a Premier Protein drink you buy from costco almost every morning. i can't stomach fruit because of the high sugar, fried foods, beef and chicken liver and any raw fish. Otherwise I'm OK.

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Surgery Date: 10/23/2016

Pre Surg Weight: 230

Surg Day Weight: 218

Weight today: 170

Height: 5' 3"

Total lost: 60 Pounds.

I am in a very weird place. I have changed my eating habits in a huge way. Protein first always. Way more balanced meals. Water. Vitamins. Stop when I'm full. I know when I've hit that "last bite". But at about month 4, I went back to eating sweets. I do eat chocolate and ice cream and I guess if I admit it to myself, I do still binge on some level. I certainly eat much less, and am more mindful of making a choice to eat this stuff in moderation. I stop when I am full, which is a big change. I haven't gained weight but am only losing at the rate of about 2 pounds a month over the past 4 months. I feel like I could eat this way for the rest of my life as I don't feel deprived. I also exercise.

My issue is that I am having a hard time adjusting to "me". I look in the mirror and don't recognize myself and it's a little disconcerting. I look too much like my mother. I don't like that. The more weight I lose, the more I don't feel like myself. I think this may be why I am not being more stringent about my food.< /p>

I am a widowed middle-age mom and I am happy to find dating easier and more fun. I feel great and like the way I look in clothes. (I don't like all the extra skin.) I can do anything physically that I want to do. I feel like I "SHOULD" lose more weight. But I'm not sure I really want to lose much more. I always felt best at the 160ish weight so that would be about another 10 pounds. I just don't think I'd feel like myself at less than that.

Sooo, I am trying to just trust myself, to tell myself that I'm not a failure at this program if I stay where I am, that there is no "should" in terms of how much weight to have lost and that it's okay to be happy exactly where I am. And then there's so many of you out there with 100 pound losses at this point, and I am in awe and amazed and someone jealous o f that tremendous amount of weight loss. I guess perhaps I'll sign up for another 10 pounds and see how I feel there and go from there. But aside from the over-analyzing of what I "should" be doing, I feel friggin' awesome!!!


Best of luck
We are in a small club of wls patients who are also widowed.... and not young things. Makes our journey a bit different I think


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Hi everyone!
Seems like we’re all doing good
I hit my goal and I’m trying to maintain now. So far, so good.
Starting and surgery weight: 292
Goal weight: 185
Today: 187

I had skin removal surgery and they took off the last 15lbs and got me to my goal in August.

I eat 5-6 times a day. 3 meals and 3 Snacks. I don’t stress about food and eat in moderation. Including sweets and carbs! I do limit gluten and dairy as much as possible as I have sensitivities to them (pre surgery condition).

I currently don’t exercise very much as I’m a full time university student, and work 20 hours a week running a psychiatry clinic, plus I run after my 2.5 year old and husband. Planning to step it up in January when I’m done school.


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It's my surgiversary!!!

Everything is great, just checking in!

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1 year post op on 28th of last month and I’ve hit my goal weight and feel amazing [emoji171]. How’s everyone else getting on?


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