I hope it is ok to post pictures like this, (if not, I will delete!!) but this gives the best view of the progress.
Almost 3 months, had the surgery on 5th of December, it will be 3 months on 5th of March.
I have lost 84lbs in only three months! I was hoping to lose that weight in a year actually. My first goal is 165lbs, I'm 172lbs right now. I think I might get under my goal weight and Oh my god, I have not been there since I was in high school!! I'm so happy and excited about the future.
If anyone is hesitating, then do not! I'm so relieved I took this trip and I feel like I'm alive again!
SW: 256lbs, GW: 165lbs, height: 5ft6
pre-op: -21lbs M1: -30lbs M2: -18lbs M3: -16lbs
Also not offended. I am sooo happy for you. I should have taken underwear pictures for my own perusal. A missed opportunity. You look wonderful!
VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017
Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0
Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?
There is nothing offensive in your photos.
I took a couple underwear pictures just for me, and you're right---the difference is most noticeable in those! I'm a teacher, so just in case anything ever happens, I'll NEVER post them (haha!) but I think posting pictures is VERY motivating for other people as well.
Seeing those physical changes and hearing the emotional ones is so powerful!
Amanda 12/2016 HW: 393 11/2017 Consult: 378 12/2018 SW: 350
2/2018: 309 3/6/2018: Broke a barrier! 297 4/2018: 286 5/2018: 279
Pre-op: -28 M1: -25 M2: -16 M3: -12 M4: -11 M5: -7
Short-term Goal: 250 by August 15th!
I can't stop laughing! This is why I don't use social media at all! That way there won't ever be any pictures or comments for anyone to use against me. Teachers are held to a different standard, as we should. One of my colleagues fought with Twitter to delete an account that a student falsely created in her name. There were some very terrible things posted about our school's students, teachers, and administrators. The current poster on Obesity Help is an inspiration to me and I'm not offended by her pictures at all. If I can get to where she is right now, I will consider myself a success! She looks great to me.
I love pictures! You have done awesome in such a short period. You look amazing! Thanks for sharing.
A number of men have posted pictures of themselves in trunks, shorts, undies. Not sure why that would be offensive.
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