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Avery’s Mom I would be too scared to try anything carbonated. Get back on track and follow the plan and remember what your initial goal was..... you can do it! I am 11 weeks out today and down 70 lbs and have 62 more to lose. I still can only eat about 3 bites at each meal. I have tons of energy, no appetite, and no cravings. I am thankful.

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Hi all! New here! Had surgery 12/10/18. Still trying to figure it all out and have an unhealthy obsession with comparing my progress to others :(.

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12/10/18 here as well. Looks like you are right on track. I've lost about the same amount as you so far.

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Hi ehmadore - WELCOME! I suspect it is quite cold in Maine right now. It would appear you are spot on with a healthy + safe weight loss pace. I am a bit shorter than you at 5' 0" and our starting weights were similar. I had my surgery 7 days after you. I currently weigh 213, walk everyday and am feeling more energized with each passing week. I'm pumped to reach Onederland maybe by early April?

I've found that taller individuals especially in the 5' 8" and up range - even at the same starting weights tend to lose faster. They have longer gaits and taller bodies in which to help burn calories. It really isn't fair to compare myself with others. It really is a personalized journey to be embraced.

I think you're doing great! Congratulations on almost 44 pounds! That's almost 50 pounds off your small frame! Quite an accomplishment, I'd say. Are you looking forward to Onederland!? Just 9 digits to go. Wow. ;]

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20 hours ago, Jeelena2019 said:

Avery’s Mom I would be too scared to try anything carbonated. Get back on track and follow the plan and remember what your initial goal was..... you can do it! I am 11 weeks out today and down 70 lbs and have 62 more to lose. I still can only eat about 3 bites at each meal. I have tons of energy, no appetite, and no cravings. I am thankful.

Doc gave me the OK as long at it doesn't bloat me or make me sick. I have had ZERO issues eating, drinking, no nausea, and most days I struggle to get in my allotted calorie count. I feel very lucky in that regard. Just have to figure out what I am doing that has made me stall!

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20 hours ago, Sophie7713 said:

Hi ehmadore - WELCOME! I suspect it is quite cold in Maine right now. It would appear you are spot on with a healthy + safe weight loss pace. I am a bit shorter than you at 5' 0" and our starting weights were similar. I had my surgery 7 days after you. I currently weigh 213, walk everyday and am feeling more energized with each passing week. I'm pumped to reach Onederland maybe by early April?

I've found that taller individuals especially in the 5' 8" and up range - even at the same starting weights tend to lose faster. They have longer gaits and taller bodies in which to help burn calories. It really isn't fair to compare myself with others. It really is a personalized journey to be embraced.

I think you're doing great! Congratulations on almost 44 pounds! That's almost 50 pounds off your small frame! Quite an accomplishment, I'd say. Are you looking forward to Onederland!? Just 9 digits to go. Wow. ;]

Thank you Sophie and Shanza! Yes, I'm feeling much better. It is very cold in Maine. Only 3 degrees this morning. I'm very excited for onderland. I'm always worrying because I feel I've always been able to eat a good amount even with surgery. I do workout in some form daily either at the gym or a walk if time is tight. I'm trying to trust the process :D

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 3:32 PM, Darci kendall said:

I didn’t lose also for 2 weeks but did lose inches .Not sappose to have any kind of carbonated products .

I will be taking new measurements tomorrow, I usually do it the first of each month so I imagine I will see some changes, as I have stepped up my exercise. so I am chalking it up to gaining muscle mass loll

BUT still giving up the Diet Coke again

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He guys! I haven't checked up with everyone in a while. I hope you're all doing well. I see there have been quite a few posts on the forum about stalls, so I thought I would share my numbers for February. On February 1, I weighed in at 204.1 (which is down from 234 on the day of surgery (12/17/18) and 243 on the day I started my pre-op (12/3/18)). This morning, I weighed in at 197.4 (although I have been as low as 195.5 this week). So, for this month I am down 7.5 pounds--almost all of that weight came off before 2/13. I have only lost about a 1 pound in the past 3 weeks. Now, that looks like a stall, but I doubt it.

I guess the time I have been spending at the gym (getting there between 4:30 and 5am and leaving around 7:30am 6 days a week) is having the biggest impact on this journey. It's definitely slowing the appearance of weight loss on the scale, but it's changing everything else for the positive. I think I have gained at least 10 pounds of muscle since mid-January. As lousy as I am at assessing my own progress and appearance, even I can feel (maybe see) the difference in my body tone. I am feeling pretty great right now and while I am still 25 pounds away from my goal weight, I am happy where I am! Everything after this is gravy!

Here are the pictures to show the journey so far:

These were taken in July and August 2018. I weighed around 250 here, which is about 10 pounds down from my highest measured weight. (I am sure I weighed more than my highest measured weight, but was afraid to get on the scale for a while).

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This is me on the day of Surgery (12/17/18). I weighed 234 on the day of surgery.20181217_093538.thumb.jpg.ff46590553b8d07372327ab1f86b25bc.jpg 20181217_093551.thumb.jpg.898e213ae41ba86211e948e2325d203c.jpg

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I took this one on January 17 (one month post op). I weighed in at 210.2 that morning.

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I just took these earlier today. I weighed in at 197.2 this morning.

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Wow ! Steve U look amazing ! We’re around the same place - I am 195.2 since last week but I am hopeful I will drift down over the next 2 months to my 168 target weight . I seem to hold for a week and then with steady spinning and low carb focused eating with drinking lots of lemon Water , drop 3-5 lbs . The lemon water makes all the difference! My “skinny “clothes from 20 years ago are now too big so it’s starting to be a challenge to dress for work and people are commenting . I really don’t feel like buying a new wardrobe 25 lbs from goal so I will just make do . But u look great ! Congratulations!!

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Congrats on onederland!!!! It sounds like you're doing great! I know all about the clothes thing. I have blown past all my "skinny" clothes from before surgery. I buy pants at costco for $17 a pair. If they are decent I buy them in my current size and one below. Fortunately, I am those "one belows" and they are getting loose. I also bought a suit from Kohl's in separates, which was a little on the tight side when I purchased it about 3 or 4 weeks ago and now it is big on me. I even bought some skinny shirts at express because I was so thrilled to actually be able to wear something from express (since all of their in-store men's clothing is slim fit). Well, they are getting big on me. These are good problems to have!!!! It was only a couple of months ago that I couldn't shop of the rack in any store. I would either order online or have to go to a big and tall. Quite a change!!

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Those are all EXCELLENT problems to have. Congrats Steve!

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Thanks Shanza! I'll take these types of "problems" any day!!!

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Okay. You've totally arrived at GQ status! So happy for you. Congratulations, Steve. Your haircut also looks great.

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That’s amazing ! Steve you really look like u r at goal - do u want to lose more ?

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