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9 minutes ago, vdbarbie said:

5'8 Height Surgery date 7/15

Starting weight 315

Surgery weight 302

Current weight 280

Goal weight 192/227 lbs

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

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Height: 5' 9"

Surgery date: 7/10/19

Starting weight: 320

Surgery weight: 305

Current weight: 270

Goal weight: 190

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And Lauren, I'm praying🙏 you make it! My Surgery weight was 319, at 1 year 5 days📅 I am 182, so still on My Way to My Goal of 175!

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2 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

And Lauren, I'm praying🙏 you make it! My Surgery weight was 319, at 1 year 5 days📅 I am 182, so still on My Way to My Goal of 175!

Thanks! I fully expect it to take a year to get to my goal, slow and steady wins the race :) Congrats on your success, it is a huge inspiration!

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Height- 6'1

Surgery date 7/10/19

Starting- 386

Surgery- 340

Current- 295

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Height: 5' 7"

Surgery Date: 7-23

Starting Weight: 280

Surgery Weight: 255

Current Weight : 227

It does me good to see these real weight loss numbers. Sometimes I feel I am not losing fast enough. I think it's because I see some results posted that seem to be unachievable. I'm guessing they are either from the ones who are very heavy or exaggerated numbers. I rarely hit 600 cal a day, Protein ALWAYS at least 65 grams, still have issues with meats every once in a while, threw up on 2 oz of pork roast 9-7, but that has been only time of getting sick. Often uncomfortable after eating and always burping loud! liquids are a lot better, still cant chug Water but I can do a lot more than just sip. Haven't tried many foods other than meats and cheeses and soft stage puddings and jellos but really havent been any issues except for eggs at first (used to be my favorite, but now can hardly handle them). I am really wanting to try sc one green Beans or steamed broccoli to help with constipation. Does all this sound familiar to all y'all newbies? Any hints/tricks that y'all learned?

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9 hours ago, morebetje100 said:

Many congrats!

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1 hour ago, JAKE H said:

Height- 6'1

Surgery date 7/10/19

Starting- 386

Surgery- 340

Current- 295

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Amazing!!! Keep it up!

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