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Summer 2018 Surgery Buddies: 1 Year Check In



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Hey, U look great congrats! We share a surgiversary date :) @clsumrall

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August 28 is my 1 year post op down 80 pounds but only loosing 2-3 pounds a month. Down to 177 from 257 size 26 plus to a normal size 14-16 large image-0.00202655792236328.thumb.jpg.0bc8baf0cb5dfe0ef3217e1a2d10b31d.jpg
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You look absolutely gorgeous!!! Well done!!

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Had my one year post op appt yesterday. Dr is really happy with my overall progress. A year ago I was morbidly obese and now my BMI is in the normal range. My body fat % was 51% and now it is 34%. The improvement is fantastic but he would still like me to get below 30% which is a healthier range. He says I don't need to lose any more lbs, just need to shift the muscle vs fat %. He says to keep doing what I'm doing - focusing on getting in a lot of Protein - and he thinks the % should naturally continue to shift toward less fat. Strength training of course would help too, but he believes that each person needs to tailor their plan in a way that works for them and right now it seems I'm on a good trajectory so I shouldn't need any huge changes in what I'm doing. During my physical exam he said everything looked good, and he even commented on my hourglass figure[emoji126] ...not in a creepy way though. Next appt in 6 mos. I'm very proud of myself!

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Have a happy update just passed my goal of 175 which my doctor had given me Goal #2. 157. Her I come!!

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I dont have any pics that show progress right now...but im here lol

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well here are a couple...first is not too long before surgery and the second is not that long ago....

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You all look fantastic. I’m almost at goal, those last few kilos is proving difficult. But since the surgery, and the 30 kilo loss, I’m finding I like myself more and I treat food as fuel as opposed to the enemy. This means I chose better options based on Vitamins and nutrition as opposed to ‘comfort’. I have more energy and excising is physically easier, still mentally hard in winter! Best thing I ever did

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Well Pearldrop I might be 3 months behind you but I see my GOAL shining ahead also. Just 4 kilos away if my equivalents are correct. I always kind of liked myself inside but now I am a Proud Frustr8 booster and I don't care who knows it! Come a long way, didn't think at first I COULD DO IT but I found hidden reserves of strength, kept going over obstacles and around bends, and I AM A PRETTY FINE LADY. when all's Said and Done!

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