My progress since June 6, 2016 surgery


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Deciding to have gastric sleeve surgery has been a total godsend. It has reset my relationship with food. I now view food as fuel for my body, and nothing more. I don't have cravings. The "before" photo was right before my surgery last June. I weighed 330 pounds. I had sleep apnea, hypertension, advancing arthritis in both knees, asthma, and every day was painful and difficult. The after photo is me at 212 pounds, taken just recently. I still have about 50 pounds to go, but losing 123 pounds has been a true blessing. My blood pressure is normal without meds, sleep apnea greatly reduced, knees are feeling good. I am working out regularly - cardio, weights, and Pilates. IMG_7936.JPGIMG_2601.JPG

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Wow. You look amazing!! Keep up the good work 😊

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Hello, you look great and good for you. I am only 7 weeks out and lost 38 with my pre-diet and after surgery. My surgeon says to count the 14 pounds in the two weeks before because it affects your total weight loss. Last month I lost 12 pounds and it seems slow but it is about a couple of pounds a week which is frustrating to me. I need to eat more they say to lose more like 900 calories a day. In the past 3 weeks I have done more and go back to work Monday. I will walk around my school as the art on a cart art teacher to 24 rooms so I may lose more then. I have rested a lot because I was exhausted at first. I still get days like that. Once I retire in June I will try to go to a swimming pool for Water aerobics and swimming. I have a treadmill and have been on 15 minutes at a time. I have to do better. Water will be better on my osteoarthritis. I am hoping to lose at least 10 to 12 pounds a month. I was losing a pound or more in the beginning for the first 3 weeks.My surgeon says you lose slower at my age. I will be 62 in May. Well, everyone keep up the good work. :D

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Deciding to have gastric sleeve surgery has been a total godsend. It has reset my relationship with food. I now view food as fuel for my body, and nothing more. I don't have cravings. The "before" photo was right before my surgery last June. I weighed 330 pounds. I had sleep apnea, hypertension, advancing arthritis in both knees, asthma, and every day was painful and difficult. The after photo is me at 212 pounds, taken just recently. I still have about 50 pounds to go, but losing 123 pounds has been a true blessing. My blood pressure is normal without meds, sleep apnea greatly reduced, knees are feeling good. I am working out regularly - cardio, weights, and Pilates. IMG_7936.JPG.d3bec0159860f8a61f6dda8b228883e0.JPGIMG_2601.JPG.4bfa87bfd08d5921f980ac4335da0ce5.JPG


What amazing results!!! Keep it up :)
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Hello, you look great and good for you. I am only 7 weeks out and lost 38 with my pre-diet and after surgery. My surgeon says to count the 14 pounds in the two weeks before because it affects your total weight loss. Last month I lost 12 pounds and it seems slow but it is about a couple of pounds a week which is frustrating to me. I need to eat more they say to lose more like 900 calories a day. In the past 3 weeks I have done more and go back to work Monday. I will walk around my school as the art on a cart art teacher to 24 rooms so I may lose more then. I have rested a lot because I was exhausted at first. I still get days like that. Once I retire in June I will try to go to a swimming pool for Water aerobics and swimming. I have a treadmill and have been on 15 minutes at a time. I have to do better. Water will be better on my osteoarthritis. I am hoping to lose at least 10 to 12 pounds a month. I was losing a pound or more in the beginning for the first 3 weeks.My surgeon says you lose slower at my age. I will be 62 in May. Well, everyone keep up the good work.


You can do it! I was a competitive swimmer from age 13 through college. Swimming is great exercise. I am 55, will be 56 next month. I keep my carb intake low, stick to lean Protein, green veggies, small amounts of fruit. No sugar, no "white foods." That has been incredibly helpful in my weight loss. Nothing processed. I track my food and liquid intake on an app on my phone, so I can always keep track. It also tracks my exercise. I thought I would lose slower, but keeping carbs low really ramped up my weight loss.


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THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY! I AM eating low carb, high Protein and drinking Water, and tracking every bite, taste and lick. I lost a pound yesterday and today it went up a pound. I think I'm going to weigh on one day a week now. I dont think I'm getting enough calories in. Maybe when i go back to work i will lose more. It is frustrating but as long ad I'm not cheating i have to lose eventually. I have read on these sites how some eat the wrong things, too much, etc and I don't. I have heard of mini stalls and big ones. I will be positive! Maybe my bidy is saying, "wow, 38 pounds in 8 or 9 weeks is alot" and is trying to stop me but eventually i will win!!!😎

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