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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
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    Default One Year VSG Follow Up

    Well, my actual one-year is next week but both me and my surgeon will be out of town so I had my visit this week on 5/1/19...6 days early. I have lost 151# from highest and 115# in the last 359 days! He told me I'm doing great, that the weight loss I have achieved is what they would expect to see at a two-year visit. Yay me!! The office also signed me up to share at one of their seminars for people looking into WLS. I'm excited to do that....I love to encourage others about how good this can be!

    Sometimes it is hard to express how I feel about all the changes I have been through. My improved health is my greatest accomplishment...no longer on meds for high BP or pre-Diabetes. I feel AMAZING, truly! I take the stairs instead of elevators and park in the far spots and walk to stores. I go on walks just 'because'. I work out. All things that were challenging before...they are now just a part of my new life. I still weigh, measure and track my food. This helps to keep me accountable. I have had an easy recovery...no food intolerances, can drink any kinds of protein drinks, I still take my Bariatric chewable vitamins, my energy is great! The dysmorphia in the beginning is real, but I can now see the changes in the mirror and am not surprised that it is me! I'm not sure how I feel about the extra skin, but for now I wear it as a badge of honor. It reminds me of how far I have come.

    I get in 80-90g protein a day from foods most days. I realistically only have 1-2 protein shakes per month. I like eating healthy and when I veer off and taste a little "junk food", I don't feel as good. That's another motivation to stay the course. I have eaten more fruits and veggies in this last year than probably the last several years combined. And I like it! That's where the majority of my carbs in my eating come from; fruits and veggies. I will have the occasional slice of toast...with smashed avocado & parmesan cheese on it...maybe once or twice/month. Yum! I have really adapted a new lifestyle mentality and this works for me. I don't deprive myself of anything, I exercise moderation with foods now and the restriction of my tiny tummy really works well.

    This is my before, at highest weight in 2016 and this Easter 2019:
    Easter 04-21-2019.JPG

    Milestones:
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    I'm getting ready to travel to the Netherlands for a dear friends wedding. I will pack protein powders and some high protein snacks to help keep me on track. I'm excited to travel in this new state of health and well-being.

    I hope this in some way encourages someone out there. This has been one of the greatest decisions I've made in my life and while it has required more discipline than anything I've done it is incredibly rewarding. My best advice - follow your surgeon's rules, make YOU a priority, and give yourself grace.

    God Bless!


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Bellagirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    03/27/2019
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    Corrigan McBride
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us newbies. You look fabulous, I can’t wait to be in your shoes by this time next year.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellagirl View Post
    Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us newbies. You look fabulous, I can’t wait to be in your shoes by this time next year.
    You're welcome, Bella!! And thank you!!! Best to you on your journey!!


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Simonne
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    01/03/2017
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Yeah you!
    This sounds great and very inspirational.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
    Oh, and btw, we do have protein bars in the Netherlands... lol
    And nuts and lots of cheese and protein yoghurt and... and....
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    You are AMAZING! So proud of your success. You lost a 151 pound person!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sh5's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Sally
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    07/09/2013
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    Dr. R. Richard
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    You are my nominee for Gastric Sleeve poster child.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer View Post
    You are AMAZING! So proud of your success. You lost a 151 pound person!
    Thank you! It's funny that at the start of this I didn't even realize I could lose 150....I just knew I needed to lose. Thanks for your encouragement!


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Last Activity
    06-08-2019 11:25 AM
    Location
    Seattle-area
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie View Post
    Yeah you!
    This sounds great and very inspirational.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
    Oh, and btw, we do have protein bars in the Netherlands... lol
    And nuts and lots of cheese and protein yoghurt and... and....
    LOL, I'm sure there's lots of good things in the Netherlands, Dutchie I just have some specific snacks I like so I may as well pack them. These will also be handy to have on the plane. I am excited to come visit your beautiful country...was there a couple years ago and glad to be going back.


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
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    06-08-2019 11:25 AM
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    Seattle-area
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Sh5 View Post
    You are my nominee for Gastric Sleeve poster child.
    Thank you! You are sweet!


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cyndi
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    12/30/2015
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Congrats LISA!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Huge congrats and respect to you, Ms. Lisa.

    You've done incredibly well with your sleeve.



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
    Huge congrats and respect to you, Ms. Lisa.

    You've done incredibly well with your sleeve.
    Thanks Ann! I appreciate your support


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Last Activity
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Quote Originally Posted by WANAGL View Post
    Congrats LISA!
    Thank you Cyndi!


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    11/03/2016
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    Dr. Wright
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    Default Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    Lisa!!! You are a bona fide hottie!! Way to go!! You have so much to be proud of. Enjoy your trip to the Netherlands. I lived there for 3 years before moving here 5 years ago. Hopefully the weather won't be too cold. I loved so much about the Netherlands but it was too cold for me. Now I think it would be even worse since I was fat when I lived there.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member MsLisa71's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
    Surgery date
    05/07/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Troy Houseworth
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    Jan 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13 View Post
    Lisa!!! You are a bona fide hottie!! Way to go!! You have so much to be proud of. Enjoy your trip to the Netherlands. I lived there for 3 years before moving here 5 years ago. Hopefully the weather won't be too cold. I loved so much about the Netherlands but it was too cold for me. Now I think it would be even worse since I was fat when I lived there.
    LOL, thanks, Christie! You're sweet! I visited the Netherlands back in 2017...but had an extra 100# so I do fear I'm going to be cold. Their weather is actually pretty similar to where I live, here in the Pacific NW but wouldn't you know its going to be sunny and up to 80 all next week here. Holland will be cloudy/rainy and top out in the mid-50's. Oh well, layers for me! It will be a great trip.


    HW 2016=310
    SW 5/7/18= 274

    4 weeks=241.6
    8 weeks=225.0
    12 weeks=214.8
    16 weeks=205.6
    20 weeks=198.6
    24 weeks=193.2

    6 Mos check-up w/Surgeon: 11/13/2018=189
    28 weeks=187
    32 weeks=181.2
    36 weeks=174
    39 weeks + 2 days=169.8 = GOAL!

    40 weeks=168
    44 weeks=163
    48 weeks=160.4
    51 weeks; day of 1-yr appt w/surgeon=159.4
    54 weeks=154

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