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One year, 2 months, and 2 weeks

114.5lbs

64 inches

Pant size 22 to 8/9

Shirt size 2xl to M

I have been trying to lose weight, quite literally, my entire life. My earliest memories are of being uncomfortable, knowing I was in a bigger body than I "should" have been. I tried and failed at every diet, and consulted with 3 other surgeons over the course of a decade before I finally committed and had surgery. I went to therapy, read the books, stuck to the plan, fell off the plan. got back on, cried, rejoiced, and everything in between. And today, I hit my "goal" weight. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't elated to see that long desired number. It was overwhelming and thrilling. But truly, even more than any number, is the life I've gained, the love for myself that I've learned to cultivate, the life changing decision to care for myself well and no longer allow myself to be at war with this one precious body I have.

As so many WLS patients say, I just wish I had done it sooner.

I'm rooting for each and everyone of you as well. 💓

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Congratulations!!!

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fantastic!!! you are an inspiration

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Congratulations. Fabulous achievement. 🥇🏆

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Fab fab fab. Thank you so much for sharing your joy!

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