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I'm 5 months out after gastric sleeve. I've lost 114 lbs. Never thought I'd lose so fast. Now people seem to give me a hard time saying I've lost enough. To stop. My goal is 165 I'm currently 205. So 40 more to go. No regrets. Best decision I've ever made. Below is before and agter. At 100 lbs lost FB_IMG_1511810050044.jpg FB_IMG_1511896643848.jpg

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2 hours ago, downsizing2017 said:

I'm 5 months out after gastric sleeve. I've lost 114 lbs. Never thought I'd lose so fast. Now people seem to give me a hard time saying I've lost enough. To stop. My goal is 165 I'm currently 205. So 40 more to go. No regrets. Best decision I've ever made. Below is before and agter. At 100 lbs lost FB_IMG_1511810050044.jpg FB_IMG_1511896643848.jpg

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Congrats on 114 down. Fantastic work.

It's weird to hear people to tell you to stop losing weight ...right? It's hard enough for you to wrap your head around your physical appearance. I think you can understand when people around you struggle with it. Smile and reassure them you are still at a healthy weight/bmi even at your goal.

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Congrats on 114 down. Fantastic work.
It's weird to hear people to tell you to stop losing weight ...right? It's hard enough for you to wrap your head around your physical appearance. I think you can understand when people around you struggle with it. Smile and reassure them you are still at a healthy weight/bmi even at your goal.


I'm still 40 from goal. And under clothes I can still see where I need to lose but If I never lose another lb I'm happy and healthier for It. It's super weird to hear people say I'm good and shouldn't lose any more. One positive is I'm tall so I can carry my weight well. So people don't realize I'm still over 200 lbs. I started this for me and I'll finish or me
I gotta learn to accept that it's a big change for family and friends as well.

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Great work. I'm down 105 and was at a party recently where I ran into someone I have known for 20 years but hadn't seen in a year. She introduced herself to me - I reminded her of who I was. She was so embarrassed, she excused herself to get another drink.

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I have lost 100 lbs.
I am 8 months post op sleeve.
I am so glad I made this decision.
No more meds.!!!!!!
People tell me I need to stop losing weight.
I tell them they don't know me and my struggle with weight and my health.
My health is better than ever before.
Knees feel Great!!
I have reached my goal!!!!
I am now 120 lbs.
Started at 223 lbs.
5' 2"
People say I look like I weigh 110 lbs.
These are people that only knew me for 10 yrs. Met me when I was bigger.


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Sounds great to me,I can't wait,I'm in hopes to lose 17 more pounds to get the surgery, I don't no how long it takes after I lose the 17 pounds,before they do the surgery,but I no i need it for health reasons to,I'm tired of all the meds,high blood pressure,anxiety,bones hurt bad knees,all bad back,I can't even take shower without getting out of breath,its bad I can't exercise,due to my hip that needs replaced, and my knee also,and back,n neck,I feel broken,I have no energy at all,I can't even play with my grandkids.

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Awesome work pal!! I hear what you arr saying about people asking to stop loosing weight LOL... keep it up and stay strong.. you are almost there.. be proud of yourself and congrats!!

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I have lost 100 lbs.
I am 8 months post op sleeve.
I am so glad I made this decision.
No more meds.!!!!!!
People tell me I need to stop losing weight.
I tell them they don't know me and my struggle with weight and my health.
My health is better than ever before.
Knees feel Great!!
I have reached my goal!!!!
I am now 120 lbs.
Started at 223 lbs.
5' 2"
People say I look like I weigh 110 lbs.
These are people that only knew me for 10 yrs. Met me when I was bigger.


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Wow weldone !! How long did it take you to go to goal. What was your daily eating like. I'm 5.2 and started 244 I want to get to 135 and probably will keep going till I'm lower .

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I have lost 100 lbs.
I am 8 months post op sleeve.
I am so glad I made this decision.
No more meds.!!!!!!
People tell me I need to stop losing weight.
I tell them they don't know me and my struggle with weight and my health.
My health is better than ever before.
Knees feel Great!!
I have reached my goal!!!!
I am now 120 lbs.
Started at 223 lbs.
5' 2"
People say I look like I weigh 110 lbs.
These are people that only knew me for 10 yrs. Met me when I was bigger.


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Oops saw wow goal in 8 months amazing

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Thank you!
I just follow meal plan with Protein / Water / I exercise at gym at least 4 X a week. Just treadmill /elliptical /weights.
And water aerobics.
I stay away from carbs. Some things have carbs but a very low amt. No rice/potatoes /bread.
I substitute with mashed Cauliflower.

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Sounds great to me,I can't wait,I'm in hopes to lose 17 more pounds to get the surgery, I don't no how long it takes after I lose the 17 pounds,before they do the surgery,but I no i need it for health reasons to,I'm tired of all the meds,high blood pressure,anxiety,bones hurt bad knees,all bad back,I can't even take shower without getting out of breath,its bad I can't exercise,due to my hip that needs replaced, and my knee also,and back,n neck,I feel broken,I have no energy at all,I can't even play with my grandkids.

I felt the same way. If I'd have known just losing weight would fix 90% of my health problems I would have done it years ago. No more meds, my anxiety and depression are better, no more blood pressure or cholesterol meds, I'm off everything. I wasted a lot of years I wish I could get back with my kids. But my future grandkids are gonna have an active, fit, granny.

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Great work. I'm down 105 and was at a party recently where I ran into someone I have known for 20 years but hadn't seen in a year. She introduced herself to me - I reminded her of who I was. She was so embarrassed, she excused herself to get another drink.

Just recently had a patient come into the Dr office I work at. I hadn't seen in over a year. She also took care of my grandmother for years. I checked her in and she was acting weird. She then asked where I was. I had to point at myself. She was shocked and amazed. Now that made me feel great.

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Awesome work pal!! I hear what you arr saying about people asking to stop loosing weight LOL... keep it up and stay strong.. you are almost there.. be proud of yourself and congrats!!

Thank you. I know people don't mean anything by it. Guess I'm just not used to the concept of having to stop losing lol

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