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31 minutes ago, KimA-GA said:

I will still be in puréed foods for Thanksgiving! that bugged me a little, but I keep reminding myself that getting together is more important than what I eat! (though I may make a pumpkin pudding for myself to enjoy!)

Does you team allow you mashed potatoes? Physically you should be able to tolerate those too. Those and the pumpkin purée. Some teams frown upon them at any stage but during purée phase I was allowed to have them. Just be sure to plan to get in your Protein somehow.

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I'm set for surgery on Nov 4th. This is so scary & exciting! We will all do awesome! We got this!

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I’m in November 16!

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Hi all,

Just a shout out to the November 2021 guys - how is everyone doing now?

I'm exactly 11 months post op now, 5lbs below my original goal of 160. I lost 10lbs last month after losing only 3 the previous month so stalls are clearly still a thing - I thought that was me done but apparently not!

My ideal weight (what even is that???) is 147lbs apparently, which is now 8lbs away, so the closer I can get to that the happier I will be, but I'm not setting an official new goal of anything, seems clear the loss will just stop when it stops. Then starts the *really* hard work.

I hope everyone is happy with how they are doing. Please check in and let me know - seems like yesterday we were just starting this journey together. 😍

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Congratulations on you success from all the hard work. I haven't weighed myself in a couple weeks, so I don't know If I've broken through my plateau. My 1 year is on Nov 15... I wanted to be 259 by then, but I think I'll have to be happy with anything less than 269 the way things have been. I'm concentrating on increasing my Protein again and cutting out unnecessary carbs, getting more Water, etc. Hoping this will help me break through. I'll report back again in a few weeks.

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I really want to hear from you - you KNOW I'll be checking in next month again so I hope you're reporting good progress by then 💪

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On 9/19/2022 at 5:25 PM, Spinoza said:

Just checking in with my November buddies again. I'm 10 months post surgery. Weight lost 111lbs, BMI 24.4 so I've only lost 3lbs in the last month. One week did include a vacation when I didn't track my intake and had a bit more alcohol to drink than usual. Life's gonna be like that.

My goal (that I set 10 months ago and never believed I could ever reach) is now 5lbs away and it feels like I'll probably make it. This surgery is the best thing I have ever done for myself.

How's everyone else getting along? Lots of us must be close to or at our goal weight now. Anyone not doing so well and needing some support?

How very glad to hear you're still doing great and almost there to your goal. I have kinda stalled for the last 2 months or so. But it's also cuz I have been travelling and wasn't following the plan to the T. I do want to lose another 10 or 15. Let's see if I make it. I am kinda happy with 120 but a bit wary of the 10-20 pounds bounce that can happen in year 2 or 3. Hence, I want to make myself steady around 105 or so, so even if I were to gain a little, I'll be alright.

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18 hours ago, DaisyAndSunshine said:

How very glad to hear you're still doing great and almost there to your goal. I have kinda stalled for the last 2 months or so. But it's also cuz I have been travelling and wasn't following the plan to the T. I do want to lose another 10 or 15. Let's see if I make it. I am kinda happy with 120 but a bit wary of the 10-20 pounds bounce that can happen in year 2 or 3. Hence, I want to make myself steady around 105 or so, so even if I were to gain a little, I'll be alright.

That is EXACTLY where my head is at the minute D&S! Happy (SO happy!) with where I am now, but if I lose a little more it'll be a cushion against any bounce back. Travelling makes everything just that little bit harder - I hope you can lose a bit more if that gets you to your happy place 😍Looking forward to the big anniversary next month

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Official one year doctor appointment over. 271 was the official weigh in at doctor's office... this translates to an overall loss of 132. Yeah right... Lol

Doc was not very happy with my progress in the last couple months. My weightloss "really stagnated" since my 8 month appointment. Yeah, it was less, but to be fair, the 8 month appointment was really a 9 month appointment by the time we were able to meet. It was a zoom appointment which means the weight I provided them was from my home scale and not with clothes on in their office, and finally, I've been hitting the gym much harder in the last few months... so I know there is new muscle to be accounted for. ... BUT, no excuses right.

His goal for me is another 30 pounds off in the next 6 months. He doesn't seem to buy into the idea that I have been recomping at the gym at all. His basic message to me was start tracking everything I eat don't go over 1500 calories per day and get serious for the next 6 months. He does want me to use a scale that can track body fat / lean muscle measurements, so I may need to buy one.

So, the report from my doctor was sort of "good job the first 9 months... but what's going on now!?"

I'm back to tracking my intake and I need to report back to my dietitian in the next week.

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On 11/16/2022 at 1:18 PM, ForMyOhana said:

So, the report from my doctor was sort of "good job the first 9 months... but what's going on now!?"

I'm back to tracking my intake and I need to report back to my dietitian in the next week.

I hope this was a pep talk and not a lecture! If it helps you refocus then brilliant. You've already done so well, he's probably just willing you to go further.

I came here to wish all my November 2021 friends a happy anniversary. I'm just past mine, pretty much done losing at this point I think - I've lost 1lb in the last 5 weeks, but I am maintaining without too much thought. I still do track every single bite I eat, just out of habit, and I think I need to! It would be so easy to slip.

I hope you are all happy with where you are, and that those of us who still have a bit to go can keep it up! Would you have believed a year ago you would lose what you have? I certainly wouldn't. 🤩

Just for the record I weigh 154lbs, that's a total loss of 122lbs since 2 months pre-op and 97lbs since the day of surgery. I'm maintaining on about 1400 calories a day on weekdays and probably 1700-1800 at the weekend because I drink alcohol then.

Edited by Spinoza
I can't count

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I had the sleeve surgery yesterday. I feel great. The esophagus spasms have been the worst part. Prior to surgery I had lost 36 pounds, 10 inches and 4% body fat. Y’all keep going. It will be worth it!

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On 10/18/2021 at 10:45 AM, Nightraven88 said:

November 2nd and I just found out last week

Very nervous!!

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On 10/18/2021 at 11:09 AM, itsme_yourYaya said:

My surgery is November 4 with Dr. Fok Russell through Medicalmex in Tijuana. I live in Missouri and wish I could've had it here but my insurance didn't cover.

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I hope that your surgery went well and you are seeing great results! I have my surgery scheduled with Dr Fok coming up 12/14... I am traveling alone, so I am curious about how everything went for you. Were you comfortable with Dr. Fok, and how are the facilities.

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On 10/18/2021 at 08:09, itsme_yourYaya said:



My surgery is November 4 with Dr. Fok Russell through Medicalmex in Tijuana. I live in Missouri and wish I could've had it here but my insurance didn't cover.











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How was your experience with MedicalMex? I can’t find a lot of info about them online. I hope it’s going great for you so far!!

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