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My gastric bypass was two years ago yesterday, and I'm happy to report that things are going well. I gained about ten pounds during maintenance, and in retrospect I think that my low weight of 132 was too thin. (I never dreamed two years ago that I would be saying those words!).

I feel like I am eating "normally," though in smaller quantities and without most of the junk I ate when I was obese. I still avoid sugar, carbs and fat, but I've gotten a bit more relaxed about indulging from time to time. I celebrated my two-year anniversary with a huge piece of cake washed down with an ice-cold Coke. (Just kidding--I ate my usual diet!)

I'm attaching a photo taken this morning to show what I look like these days. I think it's useful for those of you just starting this journey to get a glimpse of what life can be on the other side, particularly in maintenance.

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Congratulations on your two year anniversary, @Recidivist. You look great. And yes, an excellent motivator for those starting out.

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2 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Congratulations on your two year anniversary, @Recidivist. You look great. And yes, an excellent motivator for those starting out.

CONGRATS!

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My gastric bypass was two years ago yesterday, and I'm happy to report that things are going well. I gained about ten pounds during maintenance, and in retrospect I think that my low weight of 132 was too thin. (I never dreamed two years ago that I would be saying those words!).
I feel like I am eating "normally," though in smaller quantities and without most of the junk I ate when I was obese. I still avoid sugar, carbs and fat, but I've gotten a bit more relaxed about indulging from time to time. I celebrated my two-year anniversary with a huge piece of cake washed down with an ice-cold Coke. (Just kidding--I ate my usual diet!)
I'm attaching a photo taken this morning to show what I look like these days. I think it's useful for those of you just starting this journey to get a glimpse of what life can be on the other side, particularly in maintenance.
Brute.jpg.9be63f61f770b09e90f298010901d118.jpg

THATS AMAZING!!! Not sure what you looked like before but HELL none of that matters now anyways, definitely sure you've came along wayyy! You look great and the smile on your face looks very happy!!!!! Im only 3 weeks out of my gastric sleeve on my 1st stall but I love reading about stories like yours!!!! Keeps me motivated, thank you and HAPPPPPPYYYY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!! [emoji2957][emoji898][emoji322][emoji322][emoji322][emoji322][emoji323][emoji323][emoji323][emoji323]

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Posted (edited)

31 minutes ago, AEichman said:

Not sure what you looked like before but HELL none of that matters now anyways,

Okay--since you brought it up, let me post my "before" and "after" pictures side by side.

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2 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Okay--since you brought it up, let me post my "before" and "after" pictures side by side.

Before.jpg

Brute.jpg

AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS 🎉

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3 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Okay--since you brought it up, let me post my "before" and "after" pictures side by side.

Before.jpg

Brute.jpg

Can you still sing? :)

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I see you are in AL. Who did your surgery?

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35 minutes ago, Tim C said:

Can you still sing?

Interesting you would ask that! You may have meant it as a joke, but I actually wasn't able to sing very well for almost a year. I went back to a voice teacher and got some vocal rehab and am just now getting my "old" voice back. I assume it was a side effect of surgery, but I have no idea why!

By the way, I'm not sure whether you meant me or someone else--but I'm not in Alabama. I live in Australia!

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@Recidivist: Um, are you aging backwards? I remember a post of a pic you posted a while back of you standing in a plaza or sorts (wearing pretty cool socks, if I recall correctly) and you look much younger in this pic than what I remember from that old one.

I always thought losing weight made people look older, but I am seeing more and more evidence that this is just not the case all the time. Nice!

Also: congrats on your efforts, you look pretty amazing (and happy ❤️)

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Woot! Well done!

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1 hour ago, ms.sss said:

I remember a post of a pic you posted a while back of you standing in a plaza or sorts (wearing pretty cool socks, if I recall correctly) and you look much younger in this pic than what I remember from that old one.

Yes, that was indeed me. Thanks for the compliment! I'm turning 62 in May!

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