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Hello MGBG'ers!

It's been awhile since I've posted - sorry! Things are going great! I'm down 51 pounds!

Here's a recent picture (please excuse the messy bedroom!)

If you want, please post your progress pics as well!

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It’s encouraging to see great results.

I have been struggling with trying to stay positive. It seems like I started at a much heavier weight than most here, so while I’m losing weight I feel there is so far to go.

My friends are so encouraging and always complimenting me but I know I am nowhere near what I would consider normal or even my first goal. It kinda makes me feel embarrassed and unworthy of their compliments.

Since November when I started I’ve lost 70 pounds, (44 of that since my March 13 surgery)...but I’m still over 300 pounds. So while 70 pounds sounds like a lot, still so far from my goal.

Is there anyone else that started close to 400 pounds that can relate to my frustration?

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It’s encouraging to see great results.
I have been struggling with trying to stay positive. It seems like I started at a much heavier weight than most here, so while I’m losing weight I feel there is so far to go.
My friends are so encouraging and always complimenting me but I know I am nowhere near what I would consider normal or even my first goal. It kinda makes me feel embarrassed and unworthy of their compliments.
Since November when I started I’ve lost 70 pounds, (44 of that since my March 13 surgery)...but I’m still over 300 pounds. So while 70 pounds sounds like a lot, still so far from my goal.
Is there anyone else that started close to 400 pounds that can relate to my frustration?

While losing 70 pounds may still be far from your goal, it’s also far from your starting weight. 70 pounds is a huge accomplishment, don’t down play it!! Go to the grocery and try to carry 70 pounds of butter or lard around the store, then you’ll see the big difference!! I started 320, so easily in the “no questions asked, head to the surgery line” group. Lol never feel embarrassed or unworthy for compliments! You have had a huge success whether you are ready to process it or not! [emoji3]


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Hello MGBG'ers!
It's been awhile since I've posted - sorry! Things are going great! I'm down 51 pounds!
Here's a recent picture (please excuse the messy bedroom!)
If you want, please post your progress pics as well!
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Woohoo!! Awesome job!


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16 hours ago, Francess said:

It’s encouraging to see great results.

I have been struggling with trying to stay positive. It seems like I started at a much heavier weight than most here, so while I’m losing weight I feel there is so far to go.

My friends are so encouraging and always complimenting me but I know I am nowhere near what I would consider normal or even my first goal. It kinda makes me feel embarrassed and unworthy of their compliments.

Since November when I started I’ve lost 70 pounds, (44 of that since my March 13 surgery)...but I’m still over 300 pounds. So while 70 pounds sounds like a lot, still so far from my goal.

Is there anyone else that started close to 400 pounds that can relate to my frustration?

70 pounds is a HUGE DEAL! How can you not be positive about such a tremendous victory? I encourage you to create a ticker and track your loss - it's HIGHLY motivating as you can physically see yourself moving towards your goal. Watching both the loss and to go numbers change as well as your BMI reduction just reinforces moving towards a healthier, happier you!

Also, it's not just about the numbers on the scale - what non-surgical victories have you achieved? Smaller size? Walking upstairs without getting out of breath? You've already mentioned compliments, so your body is definitely changing and others are noticing.

Find that motivation from within. Follow you plan, know every day that you are fueling your body properly - you are moving more - and most importantly you are drinking your Water. And when you're ready, post some progress pictures. You lose inches faster than weight - so seeing before/after really helps.

I have very few full length shots of me as I avoided the camera, but here's one from about 6 months pre-surgery side by side with the one I posted yesterday.

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Today marks the 2 month point. Down 62.3 total, with 40 since surgery. Still smooth sailing! On Thursday someone commented on my weight loss that didn't know I had the surgery, so that was super amazing! haha. The thing that amazes me the most is that I haven't had any craving for cake! That is huge for me. Before I craved sugar constantly! Now that it is all out of my system and I am scared to death to even try sugar, sweets are just "meh" (though there is a rule at home and work that if anyone has sweets, they have to let me smell it since I do love the smell still. LOL)

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Thanks Roxine for the picture update, you are very inspirational to us pre-bypasses. We can't feel anything but hopeful when we see your success. Thank you again.

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Haven't checked in for a bit - but wanted to update now that I'm 3 months post-op. (Surgery date 3/5/18)

This week was monumental in that I am now in Onederland! I hit the milestone over the weekend and currently weigh 198! As a mid-point reward, I treated myself to a massage and facial!

To know that I will never be over 200 pounds again feels incredible! For me, the eating/working out is no longer a chore or a task - it just "IS" what I do - every day. Three meals a day only - focusing on Protein and vegetables. No drinking 10 minutes before, during, or 30 minutes after - at LEAST 64 ounces of Water per day (and one cup of coffee in the morning) - and walking/core workouts almost every day.

I'm now in a size 12 - from a size 20! Shopping is so much fun. I used to loathe the dressing room - but now I have to try on clothes because styles that used to work for me don't work on my new form. Things i would never consider trying on (like pencil skirts with shirts tucked in) now look amazing! But each store's sizes are a bit different so what may fit as a 12 in one store may be a 14 or 10 in another.

Here's a before and after photo from a week ago. This was before I hit Onederland :) and shows a 60 pound weight loss - 261 on the right, 201 on the left. Thanks for letting me share my journey here...

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Thank you Roxine--these pictures are very inspirational. Many of us are stuck in the liquid diet doldrums and this perks up our spirits and shows what just a few months of sticking with your new habits does show good noticeable results. In 3 months we may get a chance to inspire others!😛❤😛

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Awesome job!! I’m 6 days shy the 3 month mark. Down 70 total, around 50 since surgery. I suppose I can release the nasty bathroom selfies to the world. Lol

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Awesome to see so much success on this page! That first month was brutal for me but the last two months have been amazing. Lots of scale and non-scale victories -- I cross my legs all the time and actually enjoy walking and cleaning my house! I have a job interview today for a position that would be a step-up from my current role and I have more confidence than I've ever had going into an interview, 100% because of the weight loss. One of my best decisions ever!

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That’s awesome kimbers18!! It’s amazing how much life can change in just a few months!

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23 hours ago, kimbers18 said:

Awesome to see so much success on this page! That first month was brutal for me but the last two months have been amazing. Lots of scale and non-scale victories -- I cross my legs all the time and actually enjoy walking and cleaning my house! I have a job interview today for a position that would be a step-up from my current role and I have more confidence than I've ever had going into an interview, 100% because of the weight loss. One of my best decisions ever!

Good luck on your interview! I hope it went well! Keep us informed of your progress - professionally and physically!

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Today's picture.

Small shirt - Medium skirt from Loft

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Hello MGBG-ers! Had my 3 month follow-up yesterday with my surgeon. Everything looks great! All of my labs are normal - my A1C is excellent, my Vitamin D is back to normal range, all vitals look excellent! Weight loss is on track and I am completely free to do any form of exercise that I want - no restrictions :)

I plateaued for about a week again - but I'm ok with that. It gives my skin time to catch up and I view these plateaus as the perfect time to do toning exercises for my stomach and arms.

But this morning, the scale started moving again!

I know things will slow down - but I also know that I will continue to lose weight for the next year or so (12-18 months is the window of most weight loss)

Hope everyone is doing well!

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