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Taking the before picture is hard, but so so important. I don’t see my own progress month to month but when I look back at the beginning, all of a sudden I can see where some of my (almost) 50lbs has disappeared from.

Stick with it, we’ve got this! 💪🏻

I’m 5’4” and had a VSG on 9/13. My highest weight was 242 and my weight on the day of surgery was 230lbs.

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Oh wow, what a difference! You look fantastic.

This reminds me - I took some photos the night before my surgery - I really need to update those. Won't be sharing them here though, sorry! Not yet anyway. 🤣

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I had my husband take photos of all three sides of me once a month on my surgery date until I hit maintenance 20 months later. I'm SO glad I have those photos! GooseyGirl is correct - you don't always see the difference month to month, but you can by comparing photos to ones that were taken three or four months earlier. Plus I love having the photo documentation of my journey!

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You look amazing! What great progress. Congrats!

I second what you said about taking the photos. I have been in a stall, but finally took a new set of pics and wow I could tell the difference 4 months out, and in some unexpected places! For those who don't want to do near naked pics, wear something really form fitting (ideally in colors/patterns that don't distort things/distract the eye) and then take the pics in the same outfit until you can't anymore because they are falling off. I find it is easier to compare photos when I am in the same outfit. It was quite motivating even when struggling with that obnoxious month 3 stall...

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@GooseyGirl Great work! Keep those pics coming!!! Nothing beats a good progress pic to keep you (and others) motivated ❤️

6 hours ago, Spinoza said:

This reminds me - I took some photos the night before my surgery - I really need to update those. Won't be sharing them here though, sorry! Not yet anyway. 🤣


I found the less I looked like my “before” picture, the more I was willing to share it.

For a few months after reaching goal, i would show my “before” pic to anyone and everyone who asked (and i was even in my underwear in that pic!)

Now not so much cuz no one cares anymore, LOL.

But yeah, take those pics!!!

Heres mine:

https://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/image/97490-progress_pics_v04/

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On 12/09/2021 at 14:12, ms.sss said:



@GooseyGirl Great work! Keep those pics coming!!! Nothing beats a good progress pic to keep you (and others) motivated ❤️









I found the less I looked like my “before” picture, the more I was willing to share it.




For a few months after reaching goal, i would show my “before” pic to anyone and everyone who asked (and i was even in my underwear in that pic!)




Now not so much cuz no one cares anymore, LOL.




But yeah, take those pics!!!




Heres mine:




https://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/image/97490-progress_pics_v04/


You look amazing!! This is the goal 🙌🏻😍 congrats!!

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On 12/9/2021 at 7:12 PM, ms.sss said:

@GooseyGirl Great work! Keep those pics coming!!! Nothing beats a good progress pic to keep you (and others) motivated ❤️


I found the less I looked like my “before” picture, the more I was willing to share it.

For a few months after reaching goal, i would show my “before” pic to anyone and everyone who asked (and i was even in my underwear in that pic!)

Now not so much cuz no one cares anymore, LOL.

But yeah, take those pics!!!

Heres mine:

https://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/image/97490-progress_pics_v04/

Thank you for sharing - you look fantastic. Must be amazing to see yourself shrinking like that looking back! Fingers crossed I get half as much from my surgery.

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On 12/9/2021 at 7:38 AM, GooseyGirl said:

Taking the before picture is hard, but so so important. I don’t see my own progress month to month but when I look back at the beginning, all of a sudden I can see where some of my (almost) 50lbs has disappeared from.

Stick with it, we’ve got this! 💪🏻

I’m 5’4” and had a VSG on 9/13. My highest weight was 242 and my weight on the day of surgery was 230lbs.

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Fantastic Job!

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