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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugtato View Post
    With that said, I am worried about loose skin and I am worried about not getting enough water (only because now sometimes I forget to drink water for 2 days) Definitely something I need to work on.. lol. But with the saggy skin, it's more of a esteem issue I think. Almost like, what if my fiancÚ thinks its gross even thought it won't really be different than it is now?
    Look at my post "Old Photos - Yuck" and you'll see my before and after photos. I have saggy skin around my tummy, but you don't even see it in a swim suit!



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    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer View Post
    First of all, you have to drink! You'll end up in the hospital with dehydration. Second of all, a little saggy skin can be covered up by clothes. Being fat can't. Would your finance prefer you fat? If you're young, you could have a tummy tuck or other plastic surgery if you want after you lose your weight. I am fine how I am, and totally have my self esteem back. Sure didn't have that when I was obese.
    I am working on drinking about 4 oz every hour. I need to get a new water bottle that has the markings on it, that might make it easier. Sometimes I just get so engrossed in what I am doing I don't even realize I haven't been drinking.

    But that's what I'm saying, also. It won't really be different than it is now, my skin is sagging in my belly because I am fat. I'm only 23, so the tummy tuck may be an option. But who knows how i'll feel when I get the surgery (that's if insurance approves it) I may be fine with the saggy skin, if I even have any!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    You're 23?!

    Sweetheart, you can grow a whole new body at the age of 23.

    I had VSG surgery at age 68. And even I don't look that bad. Definitely better than I did 105 pounds ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
    You're 23?!

    Sweetheart, you can grow a whole new body at the age of 23.

    I had VSG surgery at age 68. And even I don't look that bad. Definitely better than I did 105 pounds ago.
    Well I'll probably be 24 or close to it at least when I have the surgery, but the fact I am young is keeping my hopes up of my skin doing it's own thing

    I'm worried about it, but I'd much rather be able to breathe going up and down steps than worry about a little loose skin!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mikecab4's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Michael A. Cabasso
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    Hey sraebaer,

    I very much agree and well said. I understand people get worried but it's not the end of the world and being obese causes way more health problems than having a little bit of saggy skin.

    All the best,
    Michael



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Pam
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    no, not two pieces of bread, but a breakfast sandwich, a burger and another sandwich is 6 pieces of bread.

    I'm one of those that cut out (or strive to eat much less of) simple carbs. I used to eat under 20-30 gms of carbs/day, but have added back in a fruit now and then and some veggies.

    unfortunately, I've also gotten into some very bad habits (ice cream, cookies, etc) that I really need to get a grip on.




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155


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    I totally get what you're saying (OP here) and I love that you're looking at the big picture. However, many of us come here wanting to know what to expect, concerned about various aspects of it, and weigh all the risks/benefits. Talking or being concerned about a side effect or how to live with the huge lifestyle change is very helpful, I think.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Love the comments about the hamburgers! I think the Big Macs and fries I ate all my life definitely contributed to my obesity. But with the sleeve you don't have to worry about it, as no way in heck could I ever eat a restaurant hamburger again. Maybe 1/4 to 1/3, and that's after 4 years.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Pam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13 View Post
    My surgeon told me that there are lots of people who just won't commit when they think about the saggy skin. But most skin can be hidden with clothes. There are lots of things you can do to minimize it. And really...it is better than being obese and unhealthy.
    I think studies have shown that people that lose weight to 'be healthy' tend to keep it off better than people that lose weight to 'look good'




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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