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I weighed myself this afternoon and almost burst into tears! I haven't been under 300 pounds since I was 17! 15 years ago! And my scale said 298.4 pounds! I was almost bouncing with how happy I was and started texting tons of family members and friends lol. They all know how big this is for me and... dang it now I'm crying... It's not even a month since I had my surgery and I'm so glad I did it! Now every ten pounds is likely to put me in tears again lol, but I'm sooooo happy!

What was everyone else's first big milestone? Do you feel like sharing your own experience?

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Congratulations! 🎉 Keep up the great job you deserve it. I can’t wait to be you. My surgery is probably going to be in May. Great job i’m Very happy for you! 🙂

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Great work! Keep after it. By this time next year or sooner you could be in one-derland. That is my goal.

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How exciting and wonderful. I love that you are experiencing this so fully, the joy will maybe help carry you through the rough Patches a little easier. What an inspiration!

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YAY!! Good job--this is just the start of the joy of watching those numbers get smaller and smaller!

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6 hours ago, IWantTheDream said:

Congratulations! 🎉 Keep up the great job you deserve it. I can’t wait to be you. My surgery is probably going to be in May. Great job i’m Very happy for you! 🙂

Thank you! And those three months will fly by, and you'll be losing that weight before you know it!

5 hours ago, Uomograsso said:

Great work! Keep after it. By this time next year or sooner you could be in one-derland. That is my goal.

That would be AMAZING! This is the first time in 15 years I've been under 300, but it'd be 20 years since I was under 200! I've been a big girl for as long as I can remember. I'd be nice to feel comfortable with my weight for once!

1 hour ago, JRT Mom said:

YAY!! Good job--this is just the start of the joy of watching those numbers get smaller and smaller!

I got excited every time I lost twenty pounds lol, but getting under 300 just seemed so far away...

This time last year I was 389 pounds. That was one of the things that made me look into weight loss surgery. I didn't want to reach 400 pounds. By the time I had my first doc appointment with the bariatric doc I was 385. Now I'm 298. That's a HUGE thing for me! I'm very much looking forward to my weight being smaller and smaller!

2 hours ago, Bettye B said:

I am proud of you for being so happy, good luck throughout your journey.

Thank you! I wish you the best of luck as well!

1 hour ago, lisafrommassachusetts said:

How exciting and wonderful. I love that you are experiencing this so fully, the joy will maybe help carry you through the rough Patches a little easier. What an inspiration!

Everyone has been warning me that the weight will come off slower in the second or third month so I'm expecting that and perhaps I'll avoid my scale lol so I won't stress about it! I just was anxious to see if I was finally under 300 because I was soooo close at my doctor's appointment last week!

I hope you're own journey is going well and I wish you the best of luck!

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Congratulations to you I wish you nothing but the best of luck I’m new to the forum , I just had my surgery on Valentine’s Day looking forward to this new begging

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Yes I was so excited to get under 300 then every 20lbs was great then to finally get under 200 was like the biggest achievement ever :)

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On 2/20/2020 at 1:15 AM, Liz B. said:

...Everyone has been warning me that the weight will come off slower in the second or third month so I'm expecting that and perhaps I'll avoid my scale lol so I won't stress about it! I just was anxious to see if I was finally under 300 because I was soooo close at my doctor's appointment last week!...

Congratulations.

Excellent idea. I only weighed at my doctor's appointments that first year. I saw no highs/lows/plateaus. Just steady weight loss and my body and clothes changing.

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