Clothing after bypass
Again, I know everyone is different. But I just wanna hear other people's results over the months/years. :)
FWIW, though, I started at a size 28 and 332 pounds. For the last 3+ years (it took me 20 months to lose all the weight) I have been maintaining at a weight of 147-150 and wearing mostly 10s or 12s (with the occasional size 14 top because I still have DDD-cup boobs).
Not everyone gets to single digit sizes. Not everyone has a bone structure or other body characteristics to permit that (e.g., large breasts, thick waist, wide hip bones) and not everyone loses 100% of their excess weight.
7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
5 mos post op: 16w
I am 5'6" and was a size 0 my freshman year of high school and a size 3 after college. After giving birth to my 3 children, I finally got to a size 5. I slowly gained wt after after tearing up my feet and knees. At 160 in size 12 and less, I looked and felt great so that is my personal goal for my highest wt. I am unable to do the type of exercise that I once did so I don't know what will happen.
Best of luck on your own journey for a healthier you.
Banded Oct 2008: 290
RNY Feb 2012: 245
Dr's set goal: 170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal: 160 reached Dec 1, 2012
Today : 145-150
I am half the person I was in 2008.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only TRUE FRIENDS will leave footprints in your heart...And may that friendship have such a ONENESS that when one weeps the other will taste salt...Friends are like balloons ; once you let them go you can't get them back....So I'm going to tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
on 7/28/12 5:37 am
on 7/28/12 6:10 am
Its best if we focus on our health and the positives of losing weight rather than an arbitrary size or scale number. I am so happy with my decision to have WLS and would be fine with myself if I stopped losing right now. I'm not probably going to stop yet but I like how i look enough to be fine with this.
Best of luck to you!
on 7/28/12 9:01 am
But before surgery (late April) I was a clear 270 lbs, 5'4.5" ...and a 24/3X in most brands (Coldwater Creek, Jones NY, Calvin Klein,) and what new things I've bought are 18s with some 16s. I'm down to 210. My dream goal is 150 lbs which I think would put me in a 12, maybe some 10s (I always have and always will have too much junk in my trunk). But honestly, if I got to a 14 and stayed there, I'd be ecstatic. Of course, i'm 59 and long past the stage where I'm looking to be a gorgeous babe!
I just want to look decent and be healthy.