It's been 10 years!

on 6/19/17 10:05 am - CA

Hello all, it's been 10 years since my surgery and I thought I'd check in! All is good in my world. I weigh 119 pounds and life marches on! I can't say I still don't struggle, I went up to about 140 and then put the brakes on. I have heartburn, gas, and still get that horrible feeling if you eat too much sugar, but all in all, it's been the best thing I've ever done. My advice to you, is be kind to yourself and each other. Life is short. Love is Love.


Safe Journey,


diane S.
on 6/19/17 10:13 am

Congrats on 10 years. I am coming up on 8 years and agree its the best thing I have done (except marry DH and get education). Indeed life is short so best to live it without 100 extra pounds. All the best. Diane S

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on 6/19/17 11:19 am

Congratulations on your amazing success! Thank you for the encouragement, Rhonda. Helps me to hear from people like you.

on 6/19/17 12:43 pm
VSG on 04/18/17

Big congrats to you! Thanks so much for sharing's important motivation!!

be well

on 6/19/17 1:37 pm
VSG on 06/26/17

Congratulations Rhonda :)

Fabulous achievement !

Thank you for the positive reinforcement too. I am 6 days out from my sleeve and hopefully the best change to my health and lifestyle I have ever made

Shirley :)

Gwen M.
on 6/19/17 1:39 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I hope you're getting the heartburn checked out by a doctor. Esophageal cancer is no joke!

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

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on 6/19/17 2:12 pm
VSG on 12/04/14

You look fantastic at 10 years out!!! You are such an inspiration to us newbies. What did you do to get back on tract and lose those extra pounds. I started to creep up at 2-1/2 years post op. Only by 6 lbs, but I don't want it to become 10, then 15 . . .!!! I know its all about mindful eating now. Thank you and again, you look great!



on 6/19/17 10:43 pm, edited 6/19/17 3:46 pm - CA

I follow Whole30- and workout like a maniac! Thank you!

Safe Journey,


on 6/20/17 7:19 am
VSG on 11/19/14

Congrats on 10 years! inspirational!

on 6/26/17 12:51 pm

Congratulations. Good news