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First time using this forum, still figuring out how this works. I am new to this VSG journey and am really excited to begin this next chapter of my life. I had my first appointment with the Bariatric clinic on 12/17/19, to get the ball rolling. I have several other appointments scheduled for this month (January 2020), and many more will be coming up in the months to come. I am hoping to have surgery in the summer of 2020.

For the first time in my life, I feel like reaching my goal weight is a realistic possibility. I am working on losing as much weight as possible in the next 6 months (before surgery), to give myself a greater chance of getting to that goal. Thus far, since 12/17/19, I have lost 14 lbs and I feel such a huge difference in my body already! I can't even imagine what it will feel like to lose the rest of the weight!

Are there any other Newbies out there who want to walk this journey together? I would love to hear from you! I would also love to hear from people who are farther along in this journey, who can share their experience and wisdom.

I place this whole journey in the hands of God, by whose grace this is all happening in my life and on whose strength I totally rely! Thank you Jesus!

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Not a newbie but Not to long post OP! This whole forum will support you and answer your questions, You made the right choice and the journey is a great one.

It is not easy nor is it Hard - So all i can say is best damm thing i ever did!

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I have watched lots of YouTube videos and talked to several people who had VSG surgery, and the one common denominator among all of them is the same thing you said: "best damn thing I ever did!" I know the journey will not be easy, but I am thinking about the long term goals and dreams - too many of them to even list! I am thrilled to be on this journey finally!

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