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Hey y'all. Just wanted to share a milestone I'm very proud of and actually doubted ever being able to reach. I just had my 1 year surgeon's and RD's visit after RNY surgery. A year ago I was here (yes that tree was my happy spot, and it stayed up until St. Patrick's Day *snort*).

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And here I was at my most recent high, very sick weight of 287lbs (about 2 years ago). When I first saw my surgeon, I had been dieting on my own for 6 months and had lost down to 256lbs. The 256lbs was used to compute my RNY 6 month countdown. I'm the one of the left in case you were wondering--all 287 lbs.

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Most of you know my story so I won't bore you with it here. I was very sick and on a ton of meds for everything from high BP to asthma, cancer drugs, thyroid meds (I think about 12 in all--not including vitamins). Fast forward one year and today I'm only on 3 drugs: PPI, cancer drug, thyroid pill (which I can hopefully wean off of when I reach goal) + eleventy billion vitamins/minerals=fair trade!

And here I am as of yesterday. I have a raging cold and feel terrible, still feel MILES better than I did what feels like so very long ago. I'm 56 years old and per my doc and RD I am at "goal weight" at 142lbs. I still want to lose another 7-12 lbs. I don't think I'm at risk of becoming too thin. And I'm pretty sure when all is said and done and maintenance starts, my booty will still be there. LOL. But we'll see what the next 6 months of continued weight loss efforts + exercising/toning bring to the equation.

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Today I focus on eating the most nutritionally dense, calorically light (hello, cuz I still want to lose) meals that I can find, with time off for poor choices and bad behavior. I'd say I'm about 95% on plan and 5% forkin' off on average and it fits my life. I'm asked all the time if I have any regrets or if I'm "sad I can't still have such-and-such." But what people don't get is that it isn't about what I can't eat, it's about choosing to not eat in a way that won me a lifetime invitation to the Obesity Ball. I can still eat anything and everything I want and in sufficient quantities to be a danger to myself and small rodents. So from that perspective, nothing changed from pre to post-surgery. I have zero. Repeat. Zero. Regrets.

"No REGERTS" ;) hehe (other than not doing this years ago).

I've had very very minor no complications, and my life is infinitely improved--even with the baggy saggy skin, elephant testicals on my upper thighs, and hairless Sue on my head. Yes there is Hair loss of significant proportions. That's my "pagent hair" I'm wearing. I try to walk 1 hour per day 6-7 days per week and am trying very hard to start toning and building muscle and improving my balance and strength. None of those are my strong suits--I'm not a big exercise fan, but I'm learning to love it and learning new tools/skills to help me maintain this loss and lifestyle for the long term.

I hope this helps lift someone up who might be knee deep in the suck today, and I offer this post as proof that tomorrow DOES come. And it IS a better tomorrow.

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If a weak, reckless, broken down old crone like me can do this, how much better will you be able to?
I want to thank every VET and Sophomore and person who has helped me along on this journey from fat to fit to fabulous!!! Thank you for your time, patience and answering my millions and billions of questions over this time!!!! And thanks to Alex and his team for building such an incredible site to get and give support where we can also find those things we need to help make our journey easier!!! TY Bariatric Pal. It's been a great year and I'm looking forward to Year 2. :)

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Edited by FluffyChix

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Congratulations Fluffy! You look great...truly beautiful and happy.

I am the same, able to eat whatever I want in small quantities but enough to not lose weight if I am not careful. This is never easy and making goal weight at all is an accomplishment.

Kudos to you.

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You are an inspiration for sure..congrats!

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Congratulations Fluffy, I'm so happy for your story of success. You're such an inspiration and motivation to me and so many others. I wish you the best of everything in your life journey.

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Well done fluffy you look amazing. It’s great to finally be able to see the chick behind the chick!

I love reading your posts as you always give such sensible advice. You truly are an inspiration.

Keep up the good work

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Congrats, Fluff! You look amazing! I've enjoyed sharing this journey with you!

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I love your attitude and what you bring to this group. Nobody deserves success more than you. Congratulations on what you've accomplished so far and good luck with what ever goals you have moving forward. You are truly an inspiration to us 50 somethings. :D

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Congrats Big time. You are a powerhouse and give lots of peeps here good quality advice and feedback. You're looking fab!! Here's to an even better and brighter year 2!!!

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9 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

1 year surgeon's and RD's visit after RNY surgery.

@FluffyChix

hey bud

you made it to the "winners" bench!!

your head is probably swollen from all the nice things OP have said!

keep up the great job - your journey is just beginning☺️

you are aces

kathy

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Thank you everyone! You guys have helped so much!!!!

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image.jpeg.191efb33a7845bdc216d0f88cbb2cb87.jpegI am so happy for you and so appreciative of all your encouragement and support.

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Congratulations on your anniversary and reaching goal! You are such an inspiration and always know exactly the right thing to say. I love reading your posts.

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