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Today marks one year exactly for me since my surgery and while these last few pounds have been so hard Im only 5 lbs from goal. I can not believe that its only been a year. I started my journey approx a year and a half ago and truly didn't think I would be this close to goal already.

I have had some slip ups, some stalls and have thrown up from overeating but I just get back on track and remind myself its not a race its not a competition its a life change

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1 minute ago, MiamiMama said:

Today marks one year exactly for me since my surgery and while these last few pounds have been so hard Im only 5 lbs from goal. I can not believe that its only been a year. I started my journey approx a year and a half ago and truly didn't think I would be this close to goal already.

I have had some slip ups, some stalls and have thrown up from overeating but I just get back on track and remind myself its not a race its not a competition its a life change

Today is my one year anniversary also! I feel like I have had the same ups, downs, and experiences that you have had as well. I have gone from 280 to 166 as of Sunday. I’m so afraid of regaining and also that I’m not at a healthy weight for my height (5’3) yet. Sometimes I have to remind myself of how far I’ve come. How far we have all come. It’s kind of mind boggling and amazing how far we have all come in a year. Congrats and happy one year!

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I don't hit my one year until the end of the month. I keep wondering if I'm at where I'm going to land. I've been hovering around the same weight for about 6 weeks now.

I have lost 77 lbs, started at 245, now around 168. (For context I'm 5'9", 49 y.o.)

My highest adult weight was around 268..so in the grand scheme, I'm down 100 from my highest weight. I certainly have loose skin - and I have given consideration to getting my stomach and and arms done once things settle. I have still lost inches in the last couple months, so things are still changing.

I am prefectly fine if this where I land. I have practically replaced my entire wardrobe, at this size 😂

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Love that quote: "...remind myself its not a race its not a competition its a life change" Right on!

I hit about a 5 week stall in February where I was sure I'd be forever. I went back to rigorously consuming Protein only in the morning with no carbs until afternoon, no eating after 7pm and drinking as much Water as possible. It evidently triggered my metabolism and I have lost another 12 lbs since then. I still have a very strong restriction, so eating a big meal is off the charts uncomfortable for me. I pray that is always the case because my head still feels like more is better.

Cheers to our next year of HEALTH AND WELL BEING!

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WOW! You all are doing AMAZING and I'm so proud of you all!! Congrats!!!

I on the other hand will hit my 1 year anniversary on May 19th and still have at least 50-55lbs MORE to lose! However I HAVE lost about 74 since surgery and about 94 since last March.

As most of you know I have been stalled since about October. No real new weight loss since then. So about a week, week and a half ago my doc took me off Metformin totally and onto Rybelssus. Just had my yearly check up with my surgeon yesterday and he agrees with this new change. Despite all of that, my surgeon reminded me that their goal, around the one year mark, for me was to be between 201 and 234. So, I'm not far off from that I guess technically. Just sucks that I've been stagnant for so long despite all the different things I've tried as per my dietician and eating correctly and exercising.

Anyway, hoping this Rybelsus kicks me out of this stagnant phase and I too can see numbers under 200! Congrats again!!

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Almost one full year later and I’ve maintained my weight loss from my sleeve. At one point, I was down 116 pounds, but that was too much. I gained 14 of those back and I’m in a good place. Unfortunately, back in January, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had to have it removed along with some cancerous lymph nodes. I’m sure that will have some affect on my weight in the future as people who are hypothyroid tend to gain a bit of weight. I’m in a hyperthyroid state right now so my appetite is rather large. I’m still able to maintain though so I’m happy with that.

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Hi All.

May 24th will be one year since I had my sleeve surgery. And June 28th, 2022 will be my revision to bypass surgery. I have lost around 25 pounds since May 24, 2021. At one point it was about 33 pounds. But Its been the same weight since August/Sept 2021. And now I have GERD really bad as well. So back to surgery I go. I am happy to read your progress and see you all are doing well. Continued Best Wishes!

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I'm loving these 1 year check-ins. Having VSG first thing in the morning, and I just sat outside watching the birds & squirrels play and questioning, "Do I really need to do this?" You all are helping me see the light. YES I DO. Wish me luck!

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13 minutes ago, Sixtyish said:

I'm loving these 1 year check-ins. Having VSG first thing in the morning, and I just sat outside watching the birds & squirrels play and questioning, "Do I really need to do this?" You all are helping me see the light. YES I DO. Wish me luck!

Good luck! I'm so excited for you! 1 year out, 115 pounds down and no regrets.

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1 hour ago, Sixtyish said:

I'm loving these 1 year check-ins. Having VSG first thing in the morning, and I just sat outside watching the birds & squirrels play and questioning, "Do I really need to do this?" You all are helping me see the light. YES I DO. Wish me luck!

Good luck! I wish I would have done it years ago. I feel great and my health has improved so much. I am down from a size 22 to a size 9-10. I had no idea how big of a change it would make to my life in a positive way. For me it’s the not getting winded when I walk upstairs and having energy to play with my kids and the dogs that makes it worth it.

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Hi all,

Today is my one year anniversary, I've lost about 100 lbs and have been maintaining between 166-170. Anything less and I look to gaunt, so I'm happy where I'm at. I still start each day with a Protein Shake and tend to eat the same meals, but I enjoy them and don't get tired of eating the same things. A lot of fruit and veggies, very little carbs. Somedays I seem to eat more than usual and others very littler, with the high cost of food it's nice to not have to buy all the Snacks and processed food I used to eat. Sometimes I feel guilty of not telling others how I lost it but it none of their business. I feel much better and no longer take blood pressure meds. John..

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Hi May Sleevers,

Well it's been less than 48 hours since my surgery, and I may be the exception to the rule, but I feel really good! Overnight in the hospital and got great care, good rest, and good meds. Home yesterday and taking it easy. No gas pains at all. A little rumbling and "bubbles" in my abdomen once in a while but no pain. This morning I gulped my gatorade and learned that's not the way to do it :).

Surgery was quick and I don't remember anything passed wheeling out of the prep room. Wishing those of you with upcoming dates an equally seamless beginning.

PS I am self pay with Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton, FL, and he has my very highest regards (the hospital staff too!)

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ONE YEAR LATER… my surgery for gastric sleeve was on May 26, 2021… I have lost 90 pounds and still hope to lose about 20 pounds but I feel great. I started at 268 and wearing 2xl and size 20 pants and XL tops. They were all snug. I am now wearing 12-14 (size L) bottoms and M tops. I carry most of my weight from the waist down.

My surgery and recovery was not bad at all. I immediately began walking and am back up to walking/jogging 3-4 miles several times a week. I also do reformer Pilates four times a week. That has been a game changer for me.

I have had NO reflux and no other issues since surgery. For that I am most thankful. I don’t get hungry and minimal cravings. I don’t really eat a lot of dairy since surgery. It may be the only adverse outcome from surgery. I am looking forward to the warmer months so I can benefit from the fresh fruit and veggies that are available.

This surgery was a game changer for me. I am so glad I did it and am thankful for my surgical team and my husband for his amazing support. I am considering doing some skin removal but maybe not for another year to see where we are then.

The first photo is from the first day of my two week liquid diet before surgery and a photo taken last month. The other four are a series of photos one of my coworkers took over the past year - date stamped.

Wishing all of you a happy 1 year anniversary! Hope we can all continue to give as many success stories a year from now!!!

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19 minutes ago, pmorgan315 said:

ONE YEAR LATER… my surgery for gastric sleeve was on May 26, 2021… I have lost 90 pounds and still hope to lose about 20 pounds but I feel great. I started at 268 and wearing 2xl and size 20 pants and XL tops. They were all snug. I am now wearing 12-14 (size L) bottoms and M tops. I carry most of my weight from the waist down.

My surgery and recovery was not bad at all. I immediately began walking and am back up to walking/jogging 3-4 miles several times a week. I also do reformer Pilates four times a week. That has been a game changer for me.

I have had NO reflux and no other issues since surgery. For that I am most thankful. I don’t get hungry and minimal cravings. I don’t really eat a lot of dairy since surgery. It may be the only adverse outcome from surgery. I am looking forward to the warmer months so I can benefit from the fresh fruit and veggies that are available.

This surgery was a game changer for me. I am so glad I did it and am thankful for my surgical team and my husband for his amazing support. I am considering doing some skin removal but maybe not for another year to see where we are then.

The first photo is from the first day of my two week liquid diet before surgery and a photo taken last month. The other four are a series of photos one of my coworkers took over the past year - date stamped.

Wishing all of you a happy 1 year anniversary! Hope we can all continue to give as many success stories a year from now!!!

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You look fantastic!!!! great job.

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