One year ago today I was Sleeved! It has been the best decision of my life and I would do it again in a heart beat! I feel like i've gained so much of my life back. I am currently down 141 pounds and just over half way to my goal. I started this journey in a size 28/30 and 5xl shirts to currently a 20/22 and wearing 2xl shirts. I still struggle with stalls from time to time but can always get great advice from my fellow OH members when i need it! Thanks Everyone for the continued support! Can't wait to see where i will be in the next year!
The Pic below is the only presurgery full body pic i could find. The second pic was just this morning!
* sorry, cant figure out how to make the pic smaller.
Wow, such an amazing difference! You have done so well and you look beautiful! I love your blue hair. If I wasn't so incredibly old I'd try out all kinds of cool colors like that! A few years ago I did manage to get myself some narrow pink extensions. I got both dark pink and light pink. The dark ones were just okay - they kind of made me look like I had jam smeared in my hair - but the light ones looked quite pretty! I also got some very pale apricot ones - I have red hair and thought they'd look like highlights. They just looked stupid! I guess i could dye them to match my hair - they might come in handy when my hair falls out! Or I could go wild and try purple or aqua or blue. But basically I virtually never wear them - getting conservative here in my dotage! But if and when I get the notion to have me some vivid and artistic hair, I'm ready! The best thing is I can put them in or take them out in about two seconds, flat!
You look great/
Vertical sleeve, Sept 15
SW 276, M1-
Nicely done. Great work.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
You look amazing, and I love your hair!
I'm 53 and wish I was daring enough to go blue or pink or purple, lol. I've been dying my hair various shades of brown (dark brown, reddish brown, light brown, golden brown) for years, and today picked up a honey blonde dye. I haven't been blonde since my late teens, early twenties, then again briefly in my 30's before I went to red. I figure if I don't like it, it will be easy enough to fix, and it will probably be similar to the light golden brown I have in now, lol.
Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto
1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017
Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017