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On 6/27/2020 at 5:22 PM, FWJ said:

OK guys. So I went for a 5 month check up and I am officially down 60 pounds!!!! I started at 252 and I am now at 191! The doctor is very pleased with my progress... My GP wants me to get to 160. I am good with 175.

I think we can all agree that at this point we are all happy with our decisions!!!! I am down from a size 22w to a size 16, with those getting bigger!!! I can no longer shop in the Plus size department!!!! I have not been this size since middle school!!!

Congrats! We started at about the same weight and have had about the same weight loss. Do you feel good at 190? I wanted to get to 160, but may be okay with 170. Loose skin is not a big issue right not, but it is noticible to me. I'm not sure how my arms and legs will look at 160. I'm 57 years old, so not sure how well my skin is going to snap back! LOL! How old are you? I'm in a size 14, which feels great, but a 12 would be even better, so I definately want to lose another 15-20 pounds. Neither one of us is in a plus size anymore, praise the Lord!!!

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2 hours ago, rene50 said:

Congrats! We started at about the same weight and have had about the same weight loss. Do you feel good at 190? I wanted to get to 160, but may be okay with 170. Loose skin is not a big issue right not, but it is noticible to me. I'm not sure how my arms and legs will look at 160. I'm 57 years old, so not sure how well my skin is going to snap back! LOL! How old are you? I'm in a size 14, which feels great, but a 12 would be even better, so I definately want to lose another 15-20 pounds. Neither one of us is in a plus size anymore, praise the Lord!!!

I have my 5 month check up next week. I'm excited to see the surgeon again and hear what he has to say. I'm having some issues with acid reflux (especially with chocolate:() so I'm going to discuss that with him. I also was 250 on my surgery date. I weight in tomorrow, but my last weigh in I was under 190 so that was super exciting. Don't think I've been that small since early high school. I'm very short 5'2" so I'm assuming to get to at least 150, though 130-140 would be ideal. Glad to hear you guys are doing so well!

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5 hours ago, rene50 said:

Congrats! We started at about the same weight and have had about the same weight loss. Do you feel good at 190? I wanted to get to 160, but may be okay with 170. Loose skin is not a big issue right not, but it is noticible to me. I'm not sure how my arms and legs will look at 160. I'm 57 years old, so not sure how well my skin is going to snap back! LOL! How old are you? I'm in a size 14, which feels great, but a 12 would be even better, so I definately want to lose another 15-20 pounds. Neither one of us is in a plus size anymore, praise the Lord!!!

Congratulations on you awesome weight loss. I am 55. My weight on the day of surgery was 234. The 252 is pre liquid diet!!! I don't have a a lot of sagging skin either. I credit the working out. I would like to one day get to 160. I say that because everyone has told me that when you get to your lowest weight, you will gain about 20 of them back. I pray not. I will stop when my body says so.

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3 hours ago, PostVSGandKeto said:

I have my 5 month check up next week. I'm excited to see the surgeon again and hear what he has to say. I'm having some issues with acid reflux (especially with chocolate:() so I'm going to discuss that with him. I also was 250 on my surgery date. I weight in tomorrow, but my last weigh in I was under 190 so that was super exciting. Don't think I've been that small since early high school. I'm very short 5'2" so I'm assuming to get to at least 150, though 130-140 would be ideal. Glad to hear you guys are doing so well!

Great job!!! I am so excited for you! You may want to update your profile numbers. My reflux on comes from spicy foods and Tomato base. Products. I just take a lot of antacids if I feel I want spaghetti!!

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13 hours ago, FWJ said:

Great job!!! I am so excited for you! You may want to update your profile numbers. My reflux on comes from spicy foods and Tomato base. Products. I just take a lot of antacids if I feel I want spaghetti!!

That's great to hear that antacids do the trick for you. I definitely know chocolate is an issue, so I'll have to start keying in to what else causes it and limit those foods with treatment for when I cannot resist ha ha. I'll definitely get around to updating my info at some point. Thanks for the idea!

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Now that we will all be hitting/have hit 6 months, where do you find yourself falling in calories per day? I usually get on average 600 with 60-70 grams of Protein. I'm not sure if this is quite enough or not.

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I on average stay under 800 and between 65-80 grams Protein daily. But I am also not losing at fast as you, I wasn't having enough stamina for hiking when I was at 600ish calories, like physically felt like I couldn't go further and make it back, so I just upped it. Now when I am hiking I don't feel completely exhausted before the end. I saw my doctor for my check up and he seemed please with my loss so far and he was fine with my calorie intake. I think it all depends on how you personally feel too, never pushing yourself to eat more just to ear more. IDK

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On 7/10/2020 at 12:59 AM, Ostflicka said:

I on average stay under 800 and between 65-80 grams Protein daily. But I am also not losing at fast as you, I wasn't having enough stamina for hiking when I was at 600ish calories, like physically felt like I couldn't go further and make it back, so I just upped it. Now when I am hiking I don't feel completely exhausted before the end. I saw my doctor for my check up and he seemed please with my loss so far and he was fine with my calorie intake. I think it all depends on how you personally feel too, never pushing yourself to eat more just to ear more. IDK

Wow! You can get 80g of Protein? I'm impressed!

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How are my January peeps doing? I'm doing pretty good. Just keeping at it and trying to get the right nutrition. My gym is still open so working out 4 days a week. My only real issue now is my Vitamins. Had my bloodwork done and I'm deficient in a lot of areas. I tried using Patches but apparently they don't work worth a damn. I take medicine daily but for some reason I can't stomach Multivitamins at all. I've tried several different kinds and they all make me nauseous. Any ideas or recommendations?

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What does your doctor or nutritionist recommend? Have you tries a liquid Multivitamin or taking at night before bed.

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On 7/19/2020 at 7:32 PM, SINISTER said:

How are my January peeps doing? I'm doing pretty good. Just keeping at it and trying to get the right nutrition. My gym is still open so working out 4 days a week. My only real issue now is my Vitamins. Had my bloodwork done and I'm deficient in a lot of areas. I tried using Patches but apparently they don't work worth a damn. I take medicine daily but for some reason I can't stomach Multivitamins at all. I've tried several different kinds and they all make me nauseous. Any ideas or recommendations?

I've lost 101 pounds now, so I cant complain. Getting Protein is a breeze now. Easily get 70-80 a day. My 6 month checkup has been delayed twice now, once for a doctor emergency, and then my reschedule for this week was rescheduled because I got put under a health department quarantine order. Yay. So I have no idea where my levels are. My doc did tell me that I could switch to gummy vitamins at 6 months, so I'm (being the forever child) much happier with them now and it helps me to remember to take them.

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I had my 5-6 month check up recently. My levels are looking really good though my doctor wants me to stay on top of my hydrating. I also struggle sometimes with my Multivitamin, so I got a "smaller" one and only take one a day with smaller more specific pills for things im really deficient in. I take a multi Vitamin, Iron, Calcium, B12, Biotin, and Vitamin D throughout the day. The multi vitamin and iron are the hardest on my stomach so I only take them after eating and space them out. So it might take me 4 hours to take the multi vitamin and iron, but then I can take the other 4 much closer together. I'm working on building a fitness routine now also. Try to harden up and increase my muscle mass.

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