Happy 5 Years Post-Op to Me!

Kristi T.
on 3/13/19 7:30 pm - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Yea Gwen!

Kathy S.
on 3/14/19 7:20 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Way To Go Gwen Thank you for all you do!

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HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 3/14/19 9:00 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

Gwen, congrats! You are seriously an inspiration! One criticism! LOL! Not really a criticism - but, one thing I see a lot of people saying is things like "I have to take advantage of the first 1.5 years which is the honeymoon period when i can lose weight". One of the things that has totally impressed me about YOU, is that you stalled after surgery and then got your ass back in gear and lost in years 3 and 4. You are awesome for doing that - we all know how difficult it is the further you are out from surgery - though not impossible - and you should get major kudos!!!! Hugs to you, and thanks for sharing your successful strategies with us :)

Happy Surgiversary!

Gwen M.
on 3/14/19 12:55 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Thanks! It does bother me that so many people promote the idea that you can't keep losing weight after a year. I think it can set people up to feel like they've failed and then give up. It's definitely helpful to lose as much as you can early on, but there's no reason to feel like a failure and give up if you don't reach your goal by some arbitrary deadline. :)

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 42 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 3/14/19 9:38 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

That's a great story Gwen. Congrats on the 5 years.

on 3/16/19 8:01 am

So well said! Congratulations and smiles your way!

  goal!!! August 20, 2013   age: 59  High weight: 345 (June, 2011)  Consult weight: 293 (June, 2012)  Pre-Op: 253 (Nov., 2012) Surgery weight: 235 (Dec. 12, 2012) Current weight: 145

 TOTAL POUNDS LOST- 200 (110 pounds lost before surgery, 90 pounds lost Post Op.diabetes in remission-blood pressure normal-cholesterol and triglyceride levels normal!  BMI from 55.6  supermorbidly obese to 23.6  normal!!!!  



Amy R.
on 3/16/19 3:55 pm

Congratulations Gwen!!!!

Thanks for always taking the time that you do for others. I know first hand how important that encouragement can be when struggling.

on 3/17/19 8:50 am
VSG on 01/10/19

Congratulations on your anniversary but also on what you have learned!

I always look forward to your responses because they are always well thought out and I think that adds so much to our forum! Thanks for your willingness to pay it forward.

HW: 183 Pre-Op: 171 Post WLS Month 1: 149 Month 2: 141

Surgeon's goal: 128 My Goal: 118

on 3/18/19 9:35 am

Love this, Gwen!!!