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Checking in on how everyone is doing 2 - 2.5 months out. I’m finally getting my energy back. I had bloodwork done last week ahead of my 3 month checkin with my surgeon and just got the results back. All my blood panel and nutritional numbers are in the optimal range!

In such a short time period I went from:

- 6.2 A1C (prediabetic) to 5.1 (non-diabetic)
-194 to 75 mg/dL triglycerides
-134 to 96 LDL Cholesterol
- 214 to 158 mg/dL overall cholesterol

My Protein, Calcium, and all other nutrients are where they should beAnd I’m honestly just so grateful I’ve followed the advisement of my team and hadthe support of the folks here.

Since my December 5 surgery I’ve dropped 2-3 sizes (3 top, 2 bottom) and 38lbs! Since I started this process on August 6 (my first consult) I’ve dropped 60lbs.

Really excited for my appointment with my surgeon next week to use the InBody machine and see how that translates to body fat percentage across various regions of my body.

A month into 2x/week personal training I am seeing huge gains in my strength and pulmonary capacity for HIIT. My one a day swims are back to my pre-surgery speed when I was swimming twice a day 5x week.

I’m still tired most evening after 6pm and only halfway to my goal. I get frustrated with stalls and am not always perfect, but overall my only regret is not taking this step sooner.

Hope everyone is doing well and sending some December surgery love.

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Arrrgh !!!! All the clothes I put because they "shrunk," have suddenly increased in size to the point they just hang there sizes too big.

Seriously not a complaint. 2 1/2 months out and I feel great. Off my diabetes meds. Down to one (soon to be none) blood pressure med. Getting back into running and biking. Hope everyone is feeling fantastic!

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It's March ....How's everybody doing? I'm feeling pretty good. Got out last week and started riding my bicycle again. It was great.

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      tl:dr at bottom,
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