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    Gastric Sleeve Member hookydad's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    11/13/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Perry
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    Default 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    Good morning everyone!
    It has been a while since I have posted, but, rest assure, I am still here. I don't post much anymore, but I read everyday. I have been truckin' along, following the program and maintaining my weight loss. I eat anything I want, but now I CHOOSE to eat the right things. Yes, I may have a slice of pizza now any then, but I only have one slice rather than 5 or six like I used to. I do have diet soda and seem to not have any negative affects. I have gained back approximately 12 pounds, but I have been lifting heavily for quite some time and I seem to have put on a bit of muscle. Not sure if the old adage Muscle is heavier than fat is true or not, but it seems to be true for me. I am as strong as I been since High School and feel great because of it. I am golfing all the time now with my boys. Once Spring hits, I will be playing baseball again with our local "Old man's" team.

    As for the journey itself, I hate to say it, but is has been fairly easy for the first two years. I know that's not the same for everyone, but I can only attest to my journey. I just follow the program and that is as simple as it gets. Protein first, good carbs second. It has just become a part of me now. I don't even think about it. I am not naive enough to think there won't be struggles along the way, but I believe in myself and my ability to handle those struggles. I will be buckling down, mentally though for the future, as I see, from other posters, that after year 2, the struggles start or weight gain can happen. I truly believe I will continue to succeed. I can not allow myself to think any other way.

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    I wish you all the best. I will keep checking in daily. My best advise to anyone thinking about the procedure or have had the procedure, FOLLOW THE PROGRAM! The research has been done. The doctors know what they are talking about. Be regimented with your routine. It is become habit and eventually, just a way of life.

    God Bless You All! Until next time.



    HW: 408 lbs
    Pre-Op: 370.7 lbs-37.3 lbs
    DOS: 354.6 lbs-53.4 lbs
    2 Wk: 332.4 lbs-75.6 lbs
    1 Mo:323.6 - 83.4 lbs
    2 Mo:310.4 - 97.6 lbs
    3 Mo: 297.4 - 110.6 lbs
    4 Mo: 285 - 123 lbs
    5 Mo: 276 - 132 lbs
    6 Mo: 268 - 140 lbs
    7 Mo: 262 - 146 lbs
    8 Mo: 254 - 154 lbs
    9 Mo: 251 - 157 lbs
    10 Mo: 242 - 166 lbs
    11 Mo: 239 - 169 lbs
    1 Year: 239 -169 lbs

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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    01/13/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Karl Strom
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    Default Re: 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    Congratulations and continued success!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    04/10/2018
    Surgeon
    DR Halstead
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    Default Re: 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    well done!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
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    Default Re: 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    Quote Originally Posted by hookydad View Post
    Good morning everyone!
    It has been a while since I have posted, but, rest assure, I am still here. I don't post much anymore, but I read everyday. I have been truckin' along, following the program and maintaining my weight loss. I eat anything I want, but now I CHOOSE to eat the right things. Yes, I may have a slice of pizza now any then, but I only have one slice rather than 5 or six like I used to. I do have diet soda and seem to not have any negative affects. I have gained back approximately 12 pounds, but I have been lifting heavily for quite some time and I seem to have put on a bit of muscle. Not sure if the old adage Muscle is heavier than fat is true or not, but it seems to be true for me. I am as strong as I been since High School and feel great because of it. I am golfing all the time now with my boys. Once Spring hits, I will be playing baseball again with our local "Old man's" team.

    As for the journey itself, I hate to say it, but is has been fairly easy for the first two years. I know that's not the same for everyone, but I can only attest to my journey. I just follow the program and that is as simple as it gets. Protein first, good carbs second. It has just become a part of me now. I don't even think about it. I am not naive enough to think there won't be struggles along the way, but I believe in myself and my ability to handle those struggles. I will be buckling down, mentally though for the future, as I see, from other posters, that after year 2, the struggles start or weight gain can happen. I truly believe I will continue to succeed. I can not allow myself to think any other way.

    November 2019 #2.jpg

    I wish you all the best. I will keep checking in daily. My best advise to anyone thinking about the procedure or have had the procedure, FOLLOW THE PROGRAM! The research has been done. The doctors know what they are talking about. Be regimented with your routine. It is become habit and eventually, just a way of life.

    God Bless You All! Until next time.
    SO good to read your post this morning, as we had our procedures about the same time, and I always enjoy your posts. I think you've nailed it! I am right at my original goal, not my lowest weight, but it is comfortable and a healthy BMI.

    I do the same things, and find the habits come easier,

    and my palate has changed -- downfall is no-bake oatmeal peanut butter cookies, but honestly, I have to make them to have them, so not too bad.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 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 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    09/04/2017
    Surgeon
    Stephanie Ulmer
    Join Date
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    Default Re: 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    Looking good there Hookydad.
    Well done on your continued success. You have the perfect attitude :-)



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    Gastric Sleeve Member jerzeygirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    07/20/2011
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    Dr. Louis Balsama
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    Default Re: 2 Years Out And Still Kickin'

    hookeydad, great job! Glad to see you have a plan that's working and I'm sure you can adjust, adapt, and change at any time as needed! Continued success



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