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Today marks three months since I had my sleeve surgery on October 11 - Yom Kippur Day, and my personal day of atonement. I've come a long way since then, and since I began this effort in June of last year. I do not mind saying I started out with a considerable amount of trepidation, even fear of the surgery and the possible complications or side effects which could result. I am grateful to my Lord and God that none of that arose. It has been an exceptionally smooth process and recovery. As of this writing, I am down 125 lbs (I checked this morning), putting me at a svelte 356 lbs. When I lose another 9 lbs post surgery loss will equal pre surgery loss, and I am excited about that. Just last night I made my first professional presentation to a crowd since surgery, and that went extremely well. The attached picture was taken last night by a long time friend of mine (24 years) whose shop I was in for that presentation. I still have a ways to go, but I am well past the halfway point of the entire journey.

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@@LittleBill,

WOW! Mrs. LittlleBill must be so proud of her lil' hubby! You're doing great!

God is faithful, whether we are or not! He has created you uniquely!

Thanks for being such an encourager to us!

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Happy 3 month sleeve-a-versary! Rock on with your bad self, @LittleBill And by 'bad' I mean 'good'. :)

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Outstanding progress!!!

You are doing great.

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Wonderful! Congratulations! You look great.

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Nice picture, looking great! I like when people post a pic where the background tells you even more about the person.

I already have a whole landscape I mind from your stories about squirrels, generators and mrsLittleBill... and that's a sign of a great story teller!

Nilla

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So excited for you!

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Thank you everyone! I am going to have to put ice on my head to get through the door (to reduce the swelling, you know).

Nice picture, looking great! I like when people post a pic where the background tells you even more about the person.

I already have a whole landscape I mind from your stories about squirrels, generators and mrsLittleBill... and that's a sign of a great story teller!

Nilla

This is a huge part of my background. I started a woodworking business 24 years ago because I hated working in the corporate world. I bought a lathe because I thought I would need one to make table legs and such. A whole new world I never imagined opened up before me.

I discovered a gift for teaching and communicating, and soon people were literally lined up waiting for instruction. I was egged on by numerous students to make a video, and one day one of them offered to finance an instructional DVD. We ended up making two woodturning DVDs, selling just under 10,000 copies all over the world. There was even one guy in Antarctica who bought one, so I can say I have reached every single continent on the planet.

One of the biggest things people talk about in relation to those DVDs is not a turning technique, but my (former) belly. I referred to it in the first video as my "turning muscle". Over the years, hundreds of people have proudly displayed their own, or cited a lack of a turning muscle as their reason for their ability. And now it is fast shrinking. I'm going to need a new schtick. :D

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You look healthy, handsome and happy! Congratulations LittleBill!

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