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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Crazy it has been a year already!

    Hello everyone! Hope all is well with y'all.

    Today, one year ago, I took my life back. Actually I started in Oct 2016 but my sleeve surgery was a year ago. My surgeon was pleased that I lost 51 pounds before surgery. He said I should have no problem losing more than half of my excess weight. To me in that moment I thought if only it were true. Well let me tell ya he was right. I exceeded my own expectations and have lost damn near all of it!

    So many nsv's to count in the past year!!! The biggest one is I found me again. I lost her for so long without even realizing it. Taking care of everyone else's needs before my own. I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Now I'm putting me first so I can take better care of my loved ones. Sad it took so long to figure that part out.

    Last weekend was the latest and greatest of nsv's! My daughter is getting married in April and she had her bride's maid dress shopping excursion. I went along and tried on mother of the bride dresses. Two things... I found the one i want (the picture) and 2 I was the SKINNIEST of them all! That has never happened to me before! Such a strange and wonderful feeling. I'm not going to be fat for my daughter's wedding. That fact alone makes me want to weep with joy. I want to have my picture taken! I want my daughter to be proud of me (she has NEVER been ashamed of me or how I looked).
    20180519_095813.jpg

    Now to the dark side of things. My hubby thinks I'm to skinny. My bones stick out too much for his liking. I go to the gym. I absolutely love working out now. He now is making comments like "ya know you aren't going to be able to gain any weight if you keep working out." Right now I'm working out to help tone my skin. I have a ton of loose skin. I can deal with my bat wings, sad sacks for boobs and tummy flab. What is really a pain is the excess skin on my backside and thighs. Sometimes it hurts to sit...literally a pain in the butt! Hopefully one day I can have it removed.

    I'm still in disbelief that I have lost a total of 146 pounds! If you are on the fence of having this surgery remember it is just a tool. You have to put in the work and it will work for you! For me it was the best decision for me!

    Sorry for the long post. Thanks for being here and supporting me when I need it the most. You all are AMAZING!
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Beautiful post Cody!! I absolutely love that dress on you!! You look stunning!!! Congrats on all your success. I have most of my excess skin on my butt and thighs as well. I actually got a skirted bottom for the pool because I did not like the way any of the bottoms looked on my butt. Except the super high waisted full coverage one but I didn't want to have the weird tan line.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Love this post. What a fabulous achievement. You are the amazing one!
    You look gorgeous in your new dress - be careful that you don't upstage the bride ;-)
    Well done for getting into the gym and enjoying it. A wonderful habit.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Juanita62's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    You look amazing!!! Congratulations, and I agree with everyone, that dress looks beautiful on you!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cody
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    05/23/2017
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    Daniel Leslie
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13 View Post
    Beautiful post Cody!! I absolutely love that dress on you!! You look stunning!!! Congrats on all your success. I have most of my excess skin on my butt and thighs as well. I actually got a skirted bottom for the pool because I did not like the way any of the bottoms looked on my butt. Except the super high waisted full coverage one but I didn't want to have the weird tan line.
    Thank you so much!

    I also got a skirted bathing suite bottom with a tankini for the top. Actually looking forward to wearing it this summer!
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cody
    Surgery date
    05/23/2017
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    Daniel Leslie
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal View Post
    Love this post. What a fabulous achievement. You are the amazing one!
    You look gorgeous in your new dress - be careful that you don't upstage the bride ;-)
    Well done for getting into the gym and enjoying it. A wonderful habit.
    I'm so afraid of that! I don't think it will happen though. She is beautiful and her dress is AMAZING!
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cody
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    Daniel Leslie
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita62 View Post
    You look amazing!!! Congratulations, and I agree with everyone, that dress looks beautiful on you!
    Thank you!
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Twodogfox's Avatar
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Truly an inspiration for all those told you will only loose a percentage of your excess. The dress is stunning and fits so well. I don't see bony on you! So well written.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Twodogfox's Avatar
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Juanita, we as surgery day sisters are right on the same track. I weigh 184 as well. We're doing great. My little graph isn't showing my current weight for some reason. I'm feeling so good and have a lot of energy. Back golfing 18 holes and going to the gym. The doctor was happy at my last appointment. My BMI has gone from 39 to 33. All in 6 weeks. What a gift this tool is for those of us who have failed so many times.



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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luv49ers19 View Post
    Hello everyone! Hope all is well with y'all.

    Today, one year ago, I took my life back. Actually I started in Oct 2016 but my sleeve surgery was a year ago. My surgeon was pleased that I lost 51 pounds before surgery. He said I should have no problem losing more than half of my excess weight. To me in that moment I thought if only it were true. Well let me tell ya he was right. I exceeded my own expectations and have lost damn near all of it!

    So many nsv's to count in the past year!!! The biggest one is I found me again. I lost her for so long without even realizing it. Taking care of everyone else's needs before my own. I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Now I'm putting me first so I can take better care of my loved ones. Sad it took so long to figure that part out.

    Last weekend was the latest and greatest of nsv's! My daughter is getting married in April and she had her bride's maid dress shopping excursion. I went along and tried on mother of the bride dresses. Two things... I found the one i want (the picture) and 2 I was the SKINNIEST of them all! That has never happened to me before! Such a strange and wonderful feeling. I'm not going to be fat for my daughter's wedding. That fact alone makes me want to weep with joy. I want to have my picture taken! I want my daughter to be proud of me (she has NEVER been ashamed of me or how I looked).
    20180519_095813.jpg

    Now to the dark side of things. My hubby thinks I'm to skinny. My bones stick out too much for his liking. I go to the gym. I absolutely love working out now. He now is making comments like "ya know you aren't going to be able to gain any weight if you keep working out." Right now I'm working out to help tone my skin. I have a ton of loose skin. I can deal with my bat wings, sad sacks for boobs and tummy flab. What is really a pain is the excess skin on my backside and thighs. Sometimes it hurts to sit...literally a pain in the butt! Hopefully one day I can have it removed.

    I'm still in disbelief that I have lost a total of 146 pounds! If you are on the fence of having this surgery remember it is just a tool. You have to put in the work and it will work for you! For me it was the best decision for me!

    Sorry for the long post. Thanks for being here and supporting me when I need it the most. You all are AMAZING!
    Cody you look amazing and the dress is beautiful. You are an inspiration and i hope i can be as successful as you. I do not think you are too skinny.



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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Cody, you look SO GREAT!

    And you are NOT "too skinny." You look wonderful!

    And yes, taking care of myself first was the biggest change I made and continue to make daily that made all this possible.

    It takes a while for some folks to get used to us being a normal BMI. Nearly four years out, almost everyone in my world has finally STFU about me looking anything other than great.

    BTW, it also took a while for me to get used to being actually slim. When I got down to 150-160, which had always been my "old skinny" I felt like that was normal for me. But then I blew through that and got down to an actual normal BMI. I'll now admit (years later) that it was such a new sensation that I was a bit disoriented for a little while. But not anymore!

    I'm so, so tickled for you!



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    M4 174 -61
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    You're beautiful! Enjoy the wedding!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member The North Sleeve's Avatar
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Congrats!!!! You have had an amazing journey and I'm sure you are all smiles from ear to ear. Glad to hear such a positive story. I am new to my journey and I sure hope mine (and all others too) goes as good as yours has!! Keep up the great work and enjoy your daughter's special day!!
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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luv49ers19's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cody
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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Quote Originally Posted by The North Sleeve View Post
    Congrats!!!! You have had an amazing journey and I'm sure you are all smiles from ear to ear. Glad to hear such a positive story. I am new to my journey and I sure hope mine (and all others too) goes as good as yours has!! Keep up the great work and enjoy your daughter's special day!!
    Thank you! Btw I live in St. Cloud and had my surgery at the U of M downtown.
    Hw: 260
    Sw: 260 10/23/16
    Weight at time of sleeve 209 (-51)
    Sleeve date 5/23/17
    1 month:187 (-22)
    2 month:178 (-9)
    3 month:172 (-6)
    4 month:162 (-10)
    5 month:150 (-12) (10/28/17) 6 month goal!!!!
    6 month: 143 (-7)
    7 month: 136 (-7)
    8 month: 131 (-5) made goal weight 130 (2/8/2017)
    9 month: 125 (-6)
    10 month: 120 (-5)
    11 month: 115 (-5)
    1 year: 114 (-1)
    16 months: 120 (+6)

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    Default Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    You look fabulous, enjoy the day!

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