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Hey everyone. I am still pretty new to this. I am just a plethora of questions now a days haha. I am exactly 3 weeks and 2 days post op via gastric bypass. From my heaviest of 304 I am now down to 268 pounds. Yes it is nice but I still feel like I see no difference [emoji852]. Others tell me they see a huge difference. I know when it comes to ourselves it is hard to see a difference and we are always our own worst enemy. I know a handful of people who have had this surgery and they tell me 6 months out I will see a gigantic difference. How was it for all of you guys? [emoji847][emoji847][emoji847]
It probably took me about 6 months to personally notice. Looking back I know I missed all of the little changes. I will never forget calling my husband in tears because I was crossing my legs without even noticing! It seems so small but it was huge. I still keep some old clothes around for days I need a reminder of just how far I've come. Remember to enjoy the small victories like walking up a flight of stairs without pain. A year from now you will be a whole new person! You got this! [emoji175]

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5 hours ago, nursenays said:

I’m almost 6 weeks post op, down 23 pounds and the only difference I see is in my face. Clothes still fit the same as well. It’s a tad discouraging but I am doing what I’m supposed to and I know in time I’ll see results. Haven’t been able to work out due to pain but that’s under control so I’m getting back to the gym today. Best of luck!

Hey darling congrats on your progress so far! I heard its a tad harder losing the weight when you have a pre existing health condition related to obesity. Hopefully thats not the case for you.

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7 minutes ago, Bypassgirl92 said:

Hey darling congrats on your progress so far! I heard its a tad harder losing the weight when you have a pre existing health condition related to obesity. Hopefully thats not the case for you.

Well thanks, congrats on your weight loss as well 😁 I had and have zero health issues as far as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipedmia, etc. just good ole’ aches and pains. I’m good with a slower rate, gives me time to work out and tone up. At my age I’m gonna have a good amount of loose skin. My neck is already starting to get the dreadful sag. That will be the first plastic surgery I have!

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4 hours ago, HealthierMe193 said:

It probably took me about 6 months to personally notice. Looking back I know I missed all of the little changes. I will never forget calling my husband in tears because I was crossing my legs without even noticing! It seems so small but it was huge. I still keep some old clothes around for days I need a reminder of just how far I've come. Remember to enjoy the small victories like walking up a flight of stairs without pain. A year from now you will be a whole new person! You got this!

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Just a few hours ago I was at my therapy session, it’s a crucial aspect for me in this journey to deal with my love of food and alcohol. Anywho, as we were talking I had my leg crossed without realizing it and when I noticed I told her, “well damn, look at that I haven’t been able to do this in years” it was a great moment 😁

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I can see it in my face already at one month post-op and I'm already down a clothing size even though I'm only down 16 lbs on the scale.

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On 1/11/2019 at 12:56 PM, HealthierMe193 said:

It probably took me about 6 months to personally notice. Looking back I know I missed all of the little changes. I will never forget calling my husband in tears because I was crossing my legs without even noticing! It seems so small but it was huge. I still keep some old clothes around for days I need a reminder of just how far I've come. Remember to enjoy the small victories like walking up a flight of stairs without pain. A year from now you will be a whole new person! You got this!

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Oh my lord I cant wait till the day I can cross my legs! Im so proud of you love. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words its a breath of fresh air! 🤗🤗

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I’m four weeks out of surgery. I’ve lost 20 lbs but feel like weight loss is slow. I start working out tomorrow.
Congratulations on starting your journey! [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122] 20 pounds in a month is a huge number! Trust me a year from now you will miss these days. Enjoy working out! You got this [emoji4][emoji93][emoji93][emoji93][emoji93][emoji125]‍♀️[emoji125]‍♀️[emoji125]‍♀️[emoji125]‍♀️

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For a while at the beginning of my weight loss journey . I was weighing myself everyday , 2-3 times a day. I was out of control! I've since gotten myself together and weigh myself once a week. I don't want the scale to be the only indicator of my weight loss. I've always exercised, so I see a huge difference in my clothing sizes. My body shape has changed for the better with the combination of weight loss and exercise.

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Becoming an adult was one of the dumbest things I ever did but having RnY surgery was one of the smartest. And in the long run I believe the second will benefit me more!

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2 hours ago, DeeberLee said:

For a while at the beginning of my weight loss journey . I was weighing myself everyday , 2-3 times a day. I was out of control! I've since gotten myself together and weigh myself once a week. I don't want the scale to be the only indicator of my weight loss. I've always exercised, so I see a huge difference in my clothing sizes. My body shape has changed for the better with the combination of weight loss and exercise.

Yes my nurse as well has told me to stop weighing myself! It will absolutely drive you crazy. My nurse told me I cant start working out really at the gym till like 6 weeks post op. So I cant wait! 38 pounds down. 140 more to go haha 🤗🤗

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Well, I saw weight fly off from the start. However, when I really noticed huge results was about month 3-4. That is when my clothes started to literally fall off me, my wedding band would just slide off my finger and I could do seven flights of stairs without getting winded or feeling like my knees were about to explode.

Everyone around me and the scale had told me how much weight I had lost and what a huge difference there was but I still saw a fat man when I looked in the mirror. But that month when all that happened in rapid fire I was like “damn, I’m really starting to get results!!!”

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I know it sounds crazy but anyone ever afraid the surgery won’t work and the end will be disappointment???

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Yeah me( waving for attention) & I think I do have grounds to.
4 months, probably stalled because of higher calorie count of.my TPN, woke up this AM to phone alarm going off, I don't even use it, must have been one of Tomkitten's bright ideas. He's still asleep, it didn't wake HIM up.
Upper right chest pain, high surface , over top of boob, now what could THAT be? Last time I drug me to the ER I was told it was atypical costochodritis but that was even left near the sternum and I got poo pooed, couldn't even have a cardiac event if I tried. Really this today feels more like a muscle pull. Not right area for my,ulcer pain, that is right subcostal classically.
Well I do have an appointment with surgeon Tuesday morning, if no better suppose I could mention it to him, he'll probably say " Not My Problem" and of course it isn't, but it's more a bother than something that will kill me.
But I am having a PLOM moment, stands for 0oor Little Old Me, but I'm sure once I see sunlight I'll get up and try facing this Monday Morn.
The surgery did stop the perilous weight gain, I'm not gaining any more, actually at a mid point, down more 100 pounds from High Weight but 75- 80 pounds to goal, still on token liquids and TPN for nutrition and to maintain my life and let my beleagured GI system heal. But Marching forward to Good Health?, nope, Don't Think So!

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Hmmm to be honest, after six months, I still don’t see it when I look in the mirror. I guess, when you look every day, the changes don’t seem as drastic? Others notice quite a bit.

However, when did I feel a difference? When things that were tough to do prior to surgery got easier, which was super early on. Basic things, like reaching down and touching my toes or putting on socks or tying my shoes... or walking up a flight of stairs. I would say it was 1 month out before I noticed these huge benefits.

I still hold up clothing and think it’s too small, only to slide it on with ease. I still see myself as the same weight, even though I’m not.

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