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9 months ago when I took the picture on the left I was miserable, depressed and down right disgusted with myself. Yesterday July 23rd, 9 weeks post op I decided to take some new pictures. The one on the right is one of those pictures. I am so thankful I had such an amazing surgeon and team members. They made sure my surgery was done properly in order to make sure my success is achievable. Dr Maytorena, Long Term WLS, and my coordinator gave me so much more than I could ever have imagined. In 9 short weeks, yes you read that right, I am down over 50 pounds almost 70 pounds counting my preop! I feel better than I have in years! I have more self esteem, better sleep, I'm more active and I now love my life again! I wanted this more than anything in the world and my team made sure it was done the right way, to begin with in order for me to be successful. For that I am forever grateful! If you want to be successful as well I highly recommend these guys. I am not affiliated with them at all other than I had my sleev there. I am sharing my story in hopes that it inspires someone else. Don't ever give up because YOU CAN SUCCEED!!!

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[emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]You go girl!!! Wonderful!

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Looking Great!

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that is so great!!! keep up the good work.

my surgery happened on july 11, and i had already lost (including pre-op diet) 38 pounds, am i losing too much too fast? i dont wanna think so, and i do feel like a 260 pound feather and its an awesome feeling!

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Thank you all so much! I am doing sit ups and cardio as well as incorporating some weight training to hopefully avoid alot of loose skin. If any of you have any additional tips on that they are appreciated! I believe my success is because my surgeon did my sleeve the right way to begin with. I see many people that have to have revision soon after surgery because they plateau quick. That, based on my research is due to the sleeve being done too loosely to begin with

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9 months ago when I took the picture on the left I was miserable, depressed and down right disgusted with myself. Yesterday July 23rd, 9 weeks post op I decided to take some new pictures. The one on the right is one of those pictures. I am so thankful I had such an amazing surgeon and team members. They made sure my surgery was done properly in order to make sure my success is achievable. Dr Maytorena, Long Term WLS, and my coordinator gave me so much more than I could ever have imagined. In 9 short weeks, yes you read that right, I am down over 50 pounds almost 70 pounds counting my preop! I feel better than I have in years! I have more self esteem, better sleep, I'm more active and I now love my life again! I wanted this more than anything in the world and my team made sure it was done the right way, to begin with in order for me to be successful. For that I am forever grateful! If you want to be successful as well I highly recommend these guys. I am not affiliated with them at all other than I had my sleev there. I am sharing my story in hopes that it inspires someone else. Don't ever give up because YOU CAN SUCCEED!!!
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I so needed to hear this as I await my sleeve on 8.8. Congrats to you!!!


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You sound so happy and motivated and it shows!

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