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    Hello!!
    I just joined this forum after reading it as a guest for awhile. I will be having my vsg surgery in a little under a month! I am super excited and cant wait to start this new journey.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
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    Welcome Elizabeth!

    I lurked for a while before I joined the forum, too ;-)

    This is the best site for information, encouragement and support. We have a lot of fun, too.

    Congrats on your decision to a healthier lifestyle. This is one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. My only regret is that I waited.

    Best of luck as you embark on this amazing journey ;-)



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    Congrats and welcome! This is a great site with awesome people!


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    Yay! So exciting. This is a great place for support and advice.
    There are lots of fabulous people happy to share their stories.



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    Welcome, Elizabeth. I am also a newbie. Congrads on having a surgery date

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    Welcome Elizabeth. Such an exciting time. My best advice is to take a good before picture (no matter how much you hate it) in as little as possible so a swimsuit or bra & panties. Also take measurements of everything (neck, biceps, chest, waist, thighs, calves, hips etc) and starting weight. Document it in a little notebook or a note on your phone. During the journey you will have times where you feel like you are not losing fast enough or you will stall. Seeing how far you have come in pictures is a good reminder and when the scale is not moving your body is still losing inches. Congrats on your upcoming surgery.



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    Thank you for the advice!! I will definitely take pictures and my measurements. I'm hoping to only get on the scale once a month but we will see how "obsessed" I become with seeing the results!



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    Hello and welcome! Since you've been lurking for a while I am sure that you know how much information is here! Use the search and most likely someone has had your same question, fear or concern which I LOVED!! I credit this forum for helping me go into surgery 100% prepared and I know it will help you too!!

    Good luck and keep on keeping on!!!!!



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    Hooray for your decision and welcome <3
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 20 MO = 130.0

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