It has been a long time since I posted on here so get ready for a LONG post! So here's an update on my new life since surgery. I had my surgery in June 2014. I started at 322 and my surgeon's goal for me was 180. My own goal for myself was 170. I met that goal around 2 years post op. Like everyone else I lost the bulk of my weight really fast and then it was a crawl the last 8 months or so until finally I hit the magic number. Over the course of 2017 I gained back about 15 lbs so I'm typically around 185. I'm striving this year to get back down to 170.
My experiences since goal:
The most important thing is that I'm happy! I'm healthy! And I finally feel beautiful...both inside and out. This surgery literally saved my life and through all the struggle and stress id do it again in a heartbeat!!
Pics. Starter pic was june 2014. After pics are from october 2017 to present.
Welcome back - congrats on your successes so far and good luck going forward!
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
Congrats! Love to read stories like yours. You look awesome!
Welcome back! You look awesome! I'm going on 3 years this June and I have to say I totally TOTALLY get where you're coming from regarding #7. I was in a very similar head space and finally reeled it in and re-prioritized. I have often heard that its common for couples to split after one undergoes a dramatic weight loss change (confidence, lifestyle habits, etc.). I am glad you were able to re-prioritize as well. :)
Wishing you the best of luck!!!
VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 35 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs
HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158
TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC) BL/BA Revision: 01/11/18 with Dr. Reish (NYC)
Unconventional Sleever & Low-Carb Lifer
Great post, Amy! Thanks! I hear you about the " carby things". I am only 7 wks out, but already understand this may be a problem for me later.
VSG on 11/27/17
HW 255 Pre- op 230 SW 216 CW 198
Thank you for the great post and the pics. You look great and I am so pleased to hear you are happy. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing your story and congrats on the progress. Like many of us here, your pics not only show the physical progress but light a way into the mental health journey. Your smile glows, your 'this is me' shows a new confidence. Welcome back!
You look amazing!! Thank you for your very real and honest post.
Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).
HW 348 SW 316 CW 191