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I am now officially overweight and not obese. This is such a mile stone for me, as I have been obese for 40 years!

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I just want to cry in gratitude for how much my life has changed in 3 months. I feel so much more alive with energy to do whatever I want. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have been able to have this surgery. It has changed my life. My ultimate goal now is to hike the entire Arizona trail - 830 miles from Mexico to Utah. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs 3 months ago. I sure have a lot of saggy baggy skin and a wrinkly face now, as the collagen isn't what it used to be. But the flaws are beautiful now to me.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather a skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a ride!" Hunter S. Thompson

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Way to go! I am so thrilled and excited for you!!!

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This was a fantastic read. I remember my excitement - “omg I am overweight - yayyyyyy”

IMAGINE what 24.9 is gonna feel like, and push on through! You got this!

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