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Hello All,

I am checking in to see how everyone is doing. I was sleeved from a band on February 26th, 2018. I am so thrilled with the results. I went through what most people described here as 3 month stalls, 5 month stalls, 6 month stalls, Than I start loosing again. I have to say this tool is now really starting to be powerful. A lot of my old habits are slipping away, especially my compulsiveness with food. Would love to hear about good bad and the ugly.

Anyone out there with a lap band still in and struggling with throwing up on a regular basis and minimal weight loss, talk to your Dr. I found a new practice and it was done in one surgery. I regret going on as long as I did with my lap band not working, and so afraid that I would fail again like so many times before. I can honestly say, I am not failing at gastric sleeve bariatric surgery. This is what I had hoped my sleeve would do.

anyone out there considering a revision and needs to ask questions please ask.

Dawn Marie

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Dawn, good to see you! Your progress is awesome! Congrats!

Like you, my 7-month surgiversary is tomorrow. I am down 90 lbs. and just yesterday, weighed the exact same as my husband!!! That has never-ever-never happened in our 29-year marriage. In a few days, I may be the lightest person in my house! I would have been happy with this at 1 year; I'd never have imagined that it could happen this quickly.

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Hi all I am actually approaching my 8th month, sleeved on Feb 7th.....I am down 40lbs and I'm actually okay with that.....I have a 32 BMI which my doctor wanted me to go to so right now I'm just trying to maintain if any of you have advice on how I can do that

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Hi, my surgery to remove my band and perform the sleeve was Feb 20. I have lost 46 lbs and is happy with the results so far. I like the slow weight loss because the skin is recovering nicely (no saggy skin). I am almost out of the 200s and can`t wait to get into the 100s. I have had no issues with the sleeve.

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Hi - I just had my 8 month surgiversary for the sleeve. I also had a band - from 2011 to 2015. The tubing broke twice and saline was just leaking into my abdomen! I’ve lost 58 lbs which I am thrilled about, but I realize it is way slower than with people who have not had the band. I wonder if there are any statistics out there about getting sleeved 1) after having the band 2) at an older age (I’m 57) and 3) at a lower starting weight (232). I think because of any one of these things, or a combination thereof, the weight loss is slower. Any thoughts? Statistics? I’d love to know if anyone has read anything about these issues.

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Sleeved on the last day of Feb 2018, and hit 70 pounds lost! I know there are people out there who lost more in the same period of time but I am honestly super happy about my progress. I've been wasting a shitload of money though in buying new sizes of clothes because they look terrible on when they're one size too big, except for certain items of clothing.

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My surgery was 2/09/18. I feel like I am doing well. Super happy with the weight I have lost so far. Its on my ticker. I have gone from a size 20 to a size 11. Skin is a problem for me. I have currently been stalled for over a month so I have upped my workout routine.

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8 hours ago, FutureFitGal said:

Hi - I just had my 8 month surgiversary for the sleeve. I also had a band - from 2011 to 2015. The tubing broke twice and saline was just leaking into my abdomen! I’ve lost 58 lbs which I am thrilled about, but I realize it is way slower than with people who have not had the band. I wonder if there are any statistics out there about getting sleeved 1) after having the band 2) at an older age (I’m 57) and 3) at a lower starting weight (232). I think because of any one of these things, or a combination thereof, the weight loss is slower. Any thoughts? Statistics? I’d love to know if anyone has read anything about these issues.

I guess I'm in the lower wieght category as well I went in at 238, I list 40lbs and I'm good with that. It was at slower but I started maintenance at 6 months.

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Checking in!

Little over 8 months post op. I am super happy, and feel fantastic. Down 90 lbs!

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On 9/25/2018 at 12:02 PM, Orchids&Dragons said:

Dawn, good to see you! Your progress is awesome! Congrats!

Like you, my 7-month surgiversary is tomorrow. I am down 90 lbs. and just yesterday, weighed the exact same as my husband!!! That has never-ever-never happened in our 29-year marriage. In a few days, I may be the lightest person in my house! I would have been happy with this at 1 year; I'd never have imagined that it could happen this quickly.

Hello there O & D so happy to hear about your progress. Most likely by now you are the lightest person in the house. I am lighter than my oldest son and that really cracked him up.

I am not losing this month. my body must be leveling out. I find I lose a pound or two than take it back. Let me know if you experienced any of this. I also got a new scale and have to say its very high tech measuring my Water , bones and muscle and bmi and telling me how many calories to eat for how many weeks to achieve weight loss. LOL

Hope to hear from you soon.

Dawn Marie

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17 hours ago, Njgurl said:

I guess I'm in the lower wieght category as well I went in at 238, I list 40lbs and I'm good with that. It was at slower but I started maintenance at 6 months.

Hi Newbie Girl I am writing to say hello, what told you you are starting maintenance. Was it a feeling or slower weight loss? I think that band to sleeve is said to be slower, but I think that we can defy that and lose as much weight as we want. I think being in wonderland is an amazing thing. Myself I am wanting to get to my first goal of 154 so 100 pounds. Not sure if it will happen, I want to just stay the course and see where it goes. I am so comfortable at this weight or size I should say. Being a size 12 is comfortable.

Dawn Marie

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On 10/1/2018 at 10:43 PM, DMJC said:

Hi, my surgery to remove my band and perform the sleeve was Feb 20. I have lost 46 lbs and is happy with the results so far. I like the slow weight loss because the skin is recovering nicely (no saggy skin). I am almost out of the 200s and can`t wait to get into the 100s. I have had no issues with the sleeve.

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That"s awesome, I have had no problems with the sleeve either. I do not for one minute miss that band. No Regrets in life but I would encourage anyone with a band to revise asap. Its a much better journey.

Dawn Marie

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15 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Checking in!

Little over 8 months post op. I am super happy, and feel fantastic. Down 90 lbs!

Hi Silly Kitty Checking back. that's great weight loss 90 lbs. I am starting to level out at 80 pounds. Or could just be a super stall. Which is what I hope. Let me know if you had a super stall during the 7th month, and if not what are you doing now.

Dawn Marie

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18 hours ago, Krista27 said:

My surgery was 2/09/18. I feel like I am doing well. Super happy with the weight I have lost so far. Its on my ticker. I have gone from a size 20 to a size 11. Skin is a problem for me. I have currently been stalled for over a month so I have upped my workout routine.

Hello, I am also super happy with the weight I have lost so far. Skin is starting to bug me a bit as well. I am in a stall but would be happy if this is maintenance. My goal weight is 154 so I hope its just a stall. Let me know how the stall progresses.

Dawn Marie

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On 10/17/2018 at 3:23 AM, Polymorphing said:

Sleeved on the last day of Feb 2018, and hit 70 pounds lost! I know there are people out there who lost more in the same period of time but I am honestly super happy about my progress. I've been wasting a shitload of money though in buying new sizes of clothes because they look terrible on when they're one size too big, except for certain items of clothing.

Hi Polymorphing,

I am super happy to hear about all our weight loss, Money on new clothes does suck but its so fun trying on sizes that are not plus size.

I have been in a weird stall this whole month, loosing and gaining the same 1 pound over and over again. I am not sure if this is maintenance or just me not trying as hard with my Protein and Water.

Dawn Marie

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