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On 4/1/2019 at 1:33 PM, Hrsnjs said:

@Hrsnjs just checking in on you!

YASSSS GIRL!! AMEN!

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On 8/29/2019 at 6:56 AM, JessLess said:

I hit the original goal I set with my doctor today, 175 lbs. at 9 1/2 months out today. Yay!

Yay!!!

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I'm working with my therapist to try to see the good side of this surgery . I originally wrote a long post about how crappy I feel, but instead I'm going to focus on the good (if you're curious, you can see my most recent rant post). I've lost 88.65% of excess weight (measured from weight on date of surgery to top of healthy BMI), 42% of total weight (measured from highest weight) and 81 inches (bust, chest, waist, hips, both thighs, both calves, both arms, and neck). My nails are really strong (not surprising given how much dairy I eat) and I've been cleared to stop taking extra Calcium. Most of my blood tests are good (except cholesterol which is, weirdly, higher - but still not horribly high)

NUT at last appt (which was last week) asked if I wanted to stop losing. I was a bit surprised at the question. I guess I haven't really focused on what would be the goal weight-wise. Doc has never set a goal (just says that 50% lose 60% EWL), and I haven't really either because I know if I set a goal and don't meet it, even by half a pound, I'd feel like a total failure (a trait I am working on). Before surgery, I would have said beating the average would be good. But maybe given where I am, I aim for a healthy BMI - about 15lb more? Who knows - something I need to think about.

Surgeon has basically said I need to continue to do the blood tests he wants, but that I can do that with my GP if I want and he'll call her to tell her what to look for.

some pics for reference. Please ignore my messy bed (I should be better about making it - particularly before pics - but i never thought I'd show these to anyone). I hope all are doing well.

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Preop No Face.JPEG

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I'm working with my therapist to try to see the good side of this surgery . I originally wrote a long post about how crappy I feel, but instead I'm going to focus on the good (if you're curious, you can see my most recent rant post). I've lost 88.65% of excess weight (measured from weight on date of surgery to top of healthy BMI), 42% of total weight (measured from highest weight) and 81 inches (bust, chest, waist, hips, both thighs, both calves, both arms, and neck). My nails are really strong (not surprising given how much dairy I eat) and I've been cleared to stop taking extra Calcium. Most of my blood tests are good (except cholesterol which is, weirdly, higher - but still not horribly high)
NUT at last appt (which was last week) asked if I wanted to stop losing. I was a bit surprised at the question. I guess I haven't really focused on what would be the goal weight-wise. Doc has never set a goal (just says that 50% lose 60% EWL), and I haven't really either because I know if I set a goal and don't meet it, even by half a pound, I'd feel like a total failure (a trait I am working on). Before surgery, I would have said beating the average would be good. But maybe given where I am, I aim for a healthy BMI - about 15lb more? Who knows - something I need to think about.
Surgeon has basically said I need to continue to do the blood tests he wants, but that I can do that with my GP if I want and he'll call her to tell her what to look for.
some pics for reference. Please ignore my messy bed (I should be better about making it - particularly before pics - but i never thought I'd show these to anyone). I hope all are doing well.
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WOW! Many congrats!

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Good morning y’all...just came to thank you all for the support and also to share my progress so far.
Almost 9 months pp and down from a size 18/20 to a size 8/10! I am in Brazil because my mother had some serious medical issues and don’t have a scale around but last time I weighed I was 90 lbs down and have 28 more to go to reach my goal.
I am beyond happy!
Hope you’re all doing great!image-0.00107288360595703.thumb.jpg.58ce8d77d438b7be4338c86773a57dd7.jpg
Many congrats!

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Haven't seen then since my 6 month check up (9 month is in early August). At that time, they still want me to do revision. I am still fairly against it. I tend to get random complications from surgery, and I don't feel comfortable putting myself through another major surgery. Plus, I have figured out how to live with my current state of being. I'm not sure I'm up to figuring out new complications if I got the bypass.
I agree with you wholeheartedly!

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Hi everyone! I was converted from lapband to gastric sleeve on 10/1/2018. I have lost 67 lbs going from 227 to 160. My goal is 155! After lots of consideration and advice from doctors I went again and got a full Tummy Tuck and breast lift on Wednesday! I am sooooooooo thrilled, I never though I would be here in my life. Everyone keep up the great work!
Congrats!

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So today is my 6th month anniversary day!
96.9 lbs lost since my 2-wk pre-op liquid diet. My BMI in October was 43.2, this morning, I clocked in at 25.4, I,m sooooo close to the top end of the "normal" BMI range for my height. Yay me!
I wrote a longer-ish update here as I didn't want to double post [emoji6] :
btw, I also have a (beloved) spreadsheet that details inches and lbs lost by post-op week, post-op month, and calendar month. I was going to post it, but I'm not sure if its very interesting to anyone, lol. but I can post it/dm it if anyone is interested.
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Great!

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Just had my 6 month follow up on Monday (actual six month date will be 4/29). The surgeon says he is pleased with my current progress as I have already lost 47.7% of my excess weight. This seems low to me but the scale seems to have stalled out since I started exercising at the beginning of the year. (TO be fair i should clarify it is not a complete stall but just a drastic slow down. ) I am still on the graduated intake and in the process of expanding to 4-6oz of food per meal. I have found that some of the meats and heavier foods are harder to get in the additional amounts without feeling uncomfortable or bloated. But I am determined to keep pushing forward with the plan and see how far I can get. I am almost certain at this point and the current rate of loss that my goal (125lbs) will not be achieved by 11/1 but if it isn't I don't want it to be because I gave up or didn't try. I have discovered that getting slimmer doesn't always mean getting healthier as I seem to have developed a low blood pressure issue that is being monitored and the exercise is causing some chaffing/rash issues under my arms and on my legs that I am learning to manage. Its hard not to get frustrated with everything happening (and the scale not moving) but I just keep telling myself that this WILL be better for me in the long run and when this is all said and done I will be better off than I was before.
Ive also taken to doing comparison shots from different periods of my weight loss to remind myself that even if the scale isn't moving there are still positive changes happening. It also helps to read everyone else's experiences and updates and to know that even though i am frustrated, we are all on our own journey and we are all progressing at our own pace. I cant let myself get drug down without pulling myself back up and getting back to work. It is going to take time and effort but I can do this.
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Great!

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Hi there, well its been 6 months exactly for me, what a ride its been! I've lost 111 lbs as of today and 38" over all lost too...I've given away a ton of clothes, buying new ones is a minefield now as the sizes are so messed up in stores and online. I hope you guys have all been doing great, I love hearing about everyone's losses (that doesn't sound right but you know what I mean) Heres to another 6 months!
Great!

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@notmyname, so glad you are feeling better (or at least trying to ❤️). also, you look great!

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Hey October 2018 Sleevers...

We'll all be hitting our 1 year mark this month (can you believe it?), and actually, since its the 15th today, half of us already have!

My 1 year is on the 24th, I'll post a before/after pic then...but in the meantime, Anyone else want to share some updates? Before/After Pics? Just a post to say Hello?

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Hey everyone! My 1-year appointment is tomorrow. I've logged in here almost every day and the support has really helped me stay on track.

My start weight was 250 and my original goal was 175. I'm now at 169 with a revised goal of 150. I'm very, very happy with how everything has gone and I think I can keep the habits I've established for the foreseeable future and hope to lose more.

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