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6 months post-op VSG - Before and After shot

Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 7:33 am - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

Hi everyone! I have not had as much time to be on OH the past couple of months. But I thought I would pop on here and give an update on my progress. I had my surgery 6 months ago on Aug 6, 2012. Since then I have lost 61 lbs. My starting weight was 230 lbs. I am 5' 4.5" tall. Today I am 168 lbs and feeling great!

I have tracked my food on myfitnesspal.com since a few days post-op. I am realizing more and more how important this habit is. I can now eat more at one time and my hunger has come back some which makes it easy to go over on calories if I am trying to guess. I still measure my food and log everything.

Here are some before and after shots to show you my progress. They are not very pretty but they really show how the body changes over the first 6 months after VSG surgery. I really recommend taking pictures and videos of yourself before and as you progress...even if you don't share them with others. It has really helped my brain catch up to the changes in my body. I also have a before and after video on my YouTube channel. Videoing myself through this journey has really helped me to be able to see what others are seeing as I change.

OH has been a huge part of getting me where I am today. I wanted to thank everyone for all of their support. It has made a huge difference in my journey having this support.

THANK YOU!! I LOVE MY SLEEVE!!

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

Keith L.
on 2/10/13 7:40 am - Plantation, FL
VSG on 09/28/12 with

Wow! Very nice! Keep up the good work. 

VSG: 9/28/2012 - Dr. Sergio Verboonen  My Food/Recipe Blog - MyBigFatFoodie.com

My Fitness Pal Profile ​View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com

 

Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 11:57 am - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

I will! Thank you!

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

Emcggre
on 2/10/13 7:41 am

Awesome, we have the same stats so I am excited if this is my future, too.  I am only 16 days post op and already feels like it is taking so long (I've lost 12 lbs) but I guess I'm impatient :(  Thanks for the motivation :)

Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:01 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

You will be surprised how fast it will go by when you look back a few more months down the road. It seems so slow at first because everything is so knew and you have think so much about everything you eat. Take the time to establish some new good habits now. That will carry you to your goal. I notice already that it's easy for old bad habits to creep back in now that I can eat more at a time.

You sound like you are doing great so far...12 lbs already...NICE! I'm glad my success can motivate you. That is why I wanted to post this. I know we need to see that there is a positive place and positive results to look forward to. So keep up the good work and you will be there before you know it! :) Deb

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

busboss1
on 2/10/13 8:30 am
VSG on 12/18/12

Great job! Keep it up!

   Starting weight-244.4   Currently-145.2   Surgeon goal-150   My own goal-140        

      

     

    
Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:02 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

I will! Thank you!

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

slimpickins5280
on 2/10/13 8:31 am - CO

Way to go, Deb!

See you at the next meeting??

 

VSG 10/18/11      If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.-Dolly Parton





 


 

Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:03 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

Hey Shannon! Thank you! Yes I plan to go to the next meeting. When is it? End of the month sometime?

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

stephanieplum
on 2/10/13 9:13 am
VSG on 06/27/12

Great results!

    

Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:04 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

Thank you! You are doing great as well and getting really close to your goal! Good for you!

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

MomofKDW
on 2/10/13 11:20 am
Wow!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

 

VSG: 1/30/13

Height: 5'6 HW: 276, Pre-op: 263, SW: 249.5

    
Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:07 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

I'm so glad I can be an inspiration for you! You will get there too before you know it. It looks like you have a great start already. I want people to remember the big picture and if I can do it, anyone can. You will too! :) Deb

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

louisamay
on 2/10/13 12:02 pm
VSG on 04/27/12

Fantastic weight loss. You're rocking that sleeve!

[I'm not gaining weight. I keep lowering my goal!] [I LOVE MY SLEEVE!]

                  

    
Nadurra Deb
on 2/10/13 12:09 pm - CO
VSG on 08/06/12

Thank you! I am lovin my sleeve!

 Debbie          

  YouTube WLS Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NadurraDeb
           

    

patd1409
on 2/10/13 2:23 pm - TX

Great job!