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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Deb H, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Deb H

    Deb H New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve gastrectomy
    Start Weight:
    280
    Current Weight:
    280
    Goal Weight:
    140
    Location:
    Bonnie il
    Hi I am just starting out on my journey. I was wondering if anyone had any advice ? I am a little anxious about the road ahead. :)
     
  2. Donna Steinman

    Donna Steinman Active Member

    Messages:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    05--02-2017
    Start Weight:
    227.0
    Current Weight:
    201
    Goal Weight:
    120
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    I am three months post-op. It was the best decision I made. One thing that helped me was what the Dr Now. From the My 600 lb life said: the surgery does only one thing it makes your stomach smaller, so you eat less but if you chose to eat all day long and high calorie and fat foods you can still gain weight. It took me about three months of preparation before my surgery and we still have to do the work and make the right choices. What it did for me was I am no longer hungry at the end of the day! And no longer take diabetic medicine and have lost about 50 lbs sense surgery. And lost 70 lbs before for a total loss of 120 lbs.
     
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  3. Pixx

    Pixx Active Member

    Messages:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    29
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    338
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome Deb! :) Congrats on your decision! I would encourage you to hold on to a positive outlook during this process. Without a doubt, it is a process! Confirm that you have a solid support system going into the surgery as there may be times before/during/after you need a bit of help. There are definite ups and downs and times when you doubt your decision and times when you think everything will be okay...but with solid support you will make it through and come out on top :) Best of luck on your journey!
     
  4. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    165
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    You got this, if I can do it then you can do, it is the best thing I have done for myself, I still have a long way to go, still learning and have alot of support from my husband and my new friends on this site, best of luck
     
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