We made it 6 months!

BobF4
on 9/14/09 7:07 am - Rochester, NY
Well gang, we're all 6 months out now.  How is everyone doing?

Today, I had my 6 month post-op checkup.  I saw the PA today.  She said I was doing great, and was happy with my weight loss and progress thus far.

I now weigh 255 pounds, down 85 from my Valentines Day pre-op testing.

I am now walking more, especially at lunchtime at work.  I even have rollerblades to learn how to use!
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  --  Lao Tzu
                    * Surgery date - 3/2/2009!!!
Highest - Current - Goal
--406--------258--------?

       
Nan2008
on 9/14/09 9:31 am - Midland, MI

Hi Bob & fellow Marcher's.

I had my 6 month check-up last Friday.  She said I have done great and have reached 68% of my goal.  She was happy with my progress so far, although my labs showed I am low on iron and B12.  I need to take iron and get B12 shots but my protien levels and everything else looked good.

I have lost a total of 110 lbs and have gone from a size 24 pants & 3X shirt to a size 14 pants and a L shirt.  I have been exercising a couple times a week but I need to start walking more often.  I now just do a weight training class 2 times a week but should be doing some cardio like walking....no excuses, I'm just lazy :-)

Bob - you have done well!!  Congratulations on your weight loss. 

I can't believe it's been 6 months already!

Is anyone scared that the weight loss will start to slow down now??  I'm a little nervous about that b/c so far I've been pretty consistant on losing 10-15 lbs a month.  I'm afraid the honeymoon period is going to be over soon :-(

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your weight loss !!

Nan

 

 

 

Nan

HW 300
/ SW 280 / CW 138 /
GW 140
Hit Goal 4/2/2010

        
BobF4
on 9/14/09 10:57 am - Rochester, NY
Nan, I must admit that my PA did use the phrase "As you move out of the honeymoon phase...".

So, this is scary!
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  --  Lao Tzu
                    * Surgery date - 3/2/2009!!!
Highest - Current - Goal
--406--------258--------?

       
viar
on 9/16/09 5:21 am
Glad to hear your doing so well.  Im feeling much better about this whole thing.  Sure have been through hell getting here with 3 strictures, an ulcer and hospitalized for 5 days with ubstructed bowel.  But on the up side now.  Hard to believe how time flies.  I have went from wearing a size 3x, 28 pants to 16 pants and a large or xlarge shirt.  It feels great.  Dang, even the shoes fit better.
Melody L.
on 9/17/09 9:36 am - Keizer, OR
It is hard to believe that it's been 6 months already.  I was supposed to have my 6 month check up yesterday but due to a schedule change at work I had to change it so now I am not going in until next month, so I'll really be 7 months post op by then.  I'm down 64.4 pounds since surgery and 86.4 pounds total when you include the pre-op loss.  I'm a bit slower than others, I'm losing about 7 to 8 pounds a month, but I just keep trudging along and it seems to be going well.  I do worry that it will slow down even more soon and that I will struggle with losing the remainder of my weight, which is a lot, but I try to just think about the fact that most people continue to lose just fine after the first six months, and that even if it is a bit slower after that time they still often get to their goals.  I haven't had any problems, so I'm thankful for that.  Glad to hear how well everyone is doing!!
~Melody~  5'6" Tall, 42 years old






jenjengrins
on 9/18/09 1:42 am - Olathe, KS
Way to go 6 monthers.  I'm down 106lbs, was wearing 32/34 (4x) in pants and tops now wearing 18/20 bottoms and XL tops. 

I work out regularily at the gym and do just about everything I could expect.  :) 

7.8 cc in a 10 cc band, Started at 378 lbs
Goodbye 300 forever and ever! 07/18/2009
 
Tummy Tuck August 13, 2010


kaychat
on 9/18/09 12:20 pm
At six months I'm down 80lbs, since surgery. I weigh 162. I can't believe I'm so close to my goal weight of 130. I feel great and have more energy than I ever thought possible. I just moved so I don't have a new doc yet, but at my last appointment my blood work was good and my doc was happy with my progress.
Glad everyone else is doing good!
jessie_rose24
on 9/20/09 12:54 am - Clarksville, TN
Hey my fellow marchers! Looks like everyone is doing great! I for one feel ALOT better! I am down 93 pounds and have about 55 more to lose to get to my goal and 35 to get to my doctors goal for me. I have been slacking on my exercise lately and my eating could be better but things for the most part are going well. Keep up the good work everyone!

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Brittnie S.
on 9/21/09 5:11 am - NV
Congrats on how everyone is doing. Yesterday was my 6months post op but I couldnt get in to see my surgeon until Oct. 6. Anyways I am down a total of 92lbs whi*****ludes my 34lbs pre-op so a total of 58lbs since surgery. I couldnt be happier! This has been the best decision I have ever made
       
    
Angela1920
on 9/28/09 4:27 am
I had my 6 month check up today, a little late, but I have lost 98 pounds, the doctor is saying 100 though. According to my calculations it's 98, but I'm not getting caught up in that.  Overall I am feeling great and I do not have any regrets.  I am wearing Large and XL tops and 14/16 pants.
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