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I wanted to post this ongoing photo grouping that I've been working on with my sons. It started as a great way to show their aging, but it's also showcasing my weight loss.

2010, pre-band. I was around 370 in this photo.
2014, post-band. I was around 310 in this photo.
2018, post-bypass. I was 237 in this photo.

Just wanted to show everyone that, even just 4 years can change things so drastically, 8 years is even more amazing. Looking forward to going back and taking another update in 4 years, I can't wait to see what 12 years of changes looks like.

So when you are just a handful of days out of surgery and are feeling like nothing is changing. Or when you are stalled out for a week and are super frustrated. Please remember, this is a long term adjustment. Some folks are lucky and do see really fast results, but that doesn't mean anyone that doesn't see fast results is a failure.

Just keep looking at the horizon and taking 1 more step forward. Soon enough, you'll be where you want to be.

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You got little and your boys got big (grown)!

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1 hour ago, Matt Z said:

I wanted to post this ongoing photo grouping that I've been working on with my sons. It started as a great way to show their aging, but it's also showcasing my weight loss.

2010, pre-band. I was around 370 in this photo.
2014, post-band. I was around 310 in this photo.
2018, post-bypass. I was 237 in this photo.

Just wanted to show everyone that, even just 4 years can change things so drastically, 8 years is even more amazing. Looking forward to going back and taking another update in 4 years, I can't wait to see what 12 years of changes looks like.

So when you are just a handful of days out of surgery and are feeling like nothing is changing. Or when you are stalled out for a week and are super frustrated. Please remember, this is a long term adjustment. Some folks are lucky and do see really fast results, but that doesn't mean anyone that doesn't see fast results is a failure.

Just keep looking at the horizon and taking 1 more step forward. Soon enough, you'll be where you want to be.

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*shrugs*

Not even the same people

Lol CONGRATS

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Congrats on your loss bud. Amazing the changes that occur over such a short amount of time. Great idea with the pic by the way. Great memories there!!!

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And Matt Z,you could,in 4 years have a daughter in law, but you and your sons are a very handsome group.

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Amazing transformation in all 3 men as time went by. What a wonderful family. Congratulation on your weight loss! Your sons lost some too...lol

Looking forward to VSG!

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Something to notice as well, and it's an important "side effect", notice how fat my kids were as well in 2010. And how they also got thinner and healthier as I did. Because of my eating habit changes, the rest of the family's habits changed along side mine and the benefits are clearly visible.

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Don't stress about the SMALL stuff, and if you live long enough everything becomes SMALL potatoes anyway!

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Thank you for this post and the pictures. I’m only 6 days post op and I was feeling frustrated. Can’t eat can’t swallow much. Only losing the Water weight from the hospital fluids. But your words and pictures are an inspiration. All 3 of you look great! Congratulations

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And someday yet I will gain coyrage, like you did, to show the changes in ME, they are still subtle to many people but I can start to See some Fat Cacoon starting 👀 to Crack Off! Hoping to Still be Less the Woman I started Out Here With! And IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN! SW319 current 279 and DROPPING, thanks be to my surgeon, Bariatric Pal and a still-liquid diet. And I'd like think I MIGHT HAVE a small stake here myself!

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