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I had sleeve surgery last year, 8/18, I’ll be 59 at the end of this month. I hit my stretch goal about 11 months in. I’m only a few months past a year but so far it’s been very easy to maintain.

I did lose slower than a lot of people but it did come off!

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Congrats on your success! This is not a race but a journey and you were successful. I hope I'm as successful as you.

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How has your life changed?

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2 hours ago, Colorado Cowgirl said:

How has your life changed?

I am 2 1/2 months out and about 50 pounds down. My knees hurt less and I'm looking forward to our camping trips. I'm having trouble staying in clothes, not a problem though. I found 3 trash bags of clothes in the attic that I had "outgrown" so I'm sifting through them. When I go into a restaurant I know I can sit anywhere. I also check the menu online and know exactly what I will be ordering. I also take a small plastic container with me for all the leftovers. My sister suggested a thermal lunch bag with container so you can keep it cool. I'm making plans for trips and travels. None of this would be possible before. I'm 73 and now I have some good years ahead. It had been a year since I was upstairs, now I go up and down without any issue. I know food is not my friend and it was limiting the rest of my life. I eat what I need and I no longer need everything I see. I feel that I control the rest of my life, my body no longer restricts it.

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28 minutes ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

I am 2 1/2 months out and about 50 pounds down. My knees hurt less and I'm looking forward to our camping trips. I'm having trouble staying in clothes, not a problem though. I found 3 trash bags of clothes in the attic that I had "outgrown" so I'm sifting through them. When I go into a restaurant I know I can sit anywhere. I also check the menu online and know exactly what I will be ordering. I also take a small plastic container with me for all the leftovers. My sister suggested a thermal lunch bag with container so you can keep it cool. I'm making plans for trips and travels. None of this would be possible before. I'm 73 and now I have some good years ahead. It had been a year since I was upstairs, now I go up and down without any issue. I know food is not my friend and it was limiting the rest of my life. I eat what I need and I no longer need everything I see. I feel that I control the rest of my life, my body no longer restricts it.

Wow to all of the above! I'm 67 and enjoying life almost for the first time in my adult life. Congratulations!

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I just now hit goal weight at 8 months, 5 days post-op.

Okay so I missed goal by 5 days, but got there.

The most important part for those of us over 50 to keep in mind is that it might take longer, but we CAN get there in due time.

Now I’m striving for my stretch goal, which is another 10 pounds gone.
Honestly if it takes me 3 more months I don’t care.
I’m at goal and I’m ECSTATIC about it.

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I had ten-pound goals too, but that drove me nuts especially during those weekly stalls. Now I make my goals 5 pounds. I find it makes me less nuts and disappointed. I have to realize it is still going down so I shouldn't b***h. I hit a 5-pound goal today so I'm expecting a stall soon. It seems like I get one week a month that the weight loss stops and the body adjusts. What I find strange is I can almost tell before I step on the scale if I've lost or not.

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1 hour ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

I had ten-pound goals too, but that drove me nuts especially during those weekly stalls. Now I make my goals 5 pounds. I find it makes me less nuts and disappointed. I have to realize it is still going down so I shouldn't b***h. I hit a 5-pound goal today so I'm expecting a stall soon. It seems like I get one week a month that the weight loss stops and the body adjusts. What I find strange is I can almost tell before I step on the scale if I've lost or not.

How do you break a stall. seems I stall to often ? Fantastic job Sandra !

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1 minute ago, Billy Bob said:

How do you break a stall. seems I stall to often ?

You can exercise more, change up what you're eating, or realize that about every 10 days your body will stall and get used to the new weight loss then continue. I read that it is hard on your body to lose a lot of weight, so I figure it needs a rest. Anything around 8 pounds a month is good anything more is a bonus. Just remember we didn't get here overnight and we won't lose it overnight either.

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16 minutes ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

You can exercise more, change up what you're eating, or realize that about every 10 days your body will stall and get used to the new weight loss then continue. I read that it is hard on your body to lose a lot of weight, so I figure it needs a rest. Anything around 8 pounds a month is good anything more is a bonus. Just remember we didn't get here overnight and we won't lose it overnight either.

Thx. I am VGS PRE OP and have been losing @ about 8 per month . Hate to weigh every am as I have to monitor for CHF/Lasix or else . lol

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I am new to this sight. I had my sleeve done 3/28/19 I have had struggles with hypothyroid disease

Hw 412 SW 359 CW 250 GW 170

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I’m 59

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14 minutes ago, DDesselle said:

I’m 59

Wow you've done great!

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Thank you!!

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16 hours ago, DDesselle said:

I’m 59

1960 here too!

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