9 years yesterday. Thanks OH

on 6/21/15 9:35 am - Sunny Southern, CA

It was 9 years yesterday since I had WLS and I wanted to say thanks to ObesityHelp... made a lot of friends and gained a lot of support here that has helped me these 3287 days ;) 


For those starting out... stay involved in the wls community, having a support network of family, friends "real world & interwebs" and an open dialogue with your doctors helps... we are all in this together :) so if/when LIFE HAPPENS you will have people who get it and will help you adjust your sails.

Take your vitamins and get your labs done. Consider that non-negotiable like you signed a contract when you said yes to WLS. 

Try and remember there is no finish-line, no balloons fall from the sky if/when that magic # or pant size happens, you wake up to more of the same the next day, so every day aim for the best you can... no beating yourself up if the gym didn't happen and a cupcake did, acknowledge it, figure out a strategy for the next time (better planning, work on the head stuff, reduce stressors, eliminate toxic people, places, post here, ask for help from your people, etc) take action where you can and then move forward.

A few pictures are on the blog if you are interested (link in signature)

xo & thanks to my OH pals ~Shelly

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Kathy S.
on 6/21/15 9:38 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Congratulations Eggface!  You are an inspiration to us all, and thank you for your tireless support you give us 

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

RW:190 - CW:130

T Hagalicious Rebel

on 6/21/15 9:43 am - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with

Congratulations Shelly! Cheers to you!

No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel


Citizen Kim
on 6/21/15 9:44 am - Castle Rock, CO

Congats, Shelly x

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 6/21/15 10:03 am
VSG on 12/04/14

CONGRATULATIONS on your 9 years and thank you for all your support and wonderful recipes! I hope to be as successful in my journey as you have. Christine

on 6/21/15 11:12 am

Thank YOU for continuing to contribute to the community!!!  And, congratulations on your success!


HW:361 SW:304 (VSG 12/04/2014)Mo 1:-32  Mo 2:-13.5  Mo 3: -13.5  Mo 4 -9.5  Mo 5: -15  Mo 6: -15  Mo 7: -13.5  Mo 8: -17  Mo 9: -13  Mo 10: -12.5  11/3/2015 Healthy BMI Reached Mo 11: -9  Mo 12: -8    12/27/2015 Goal Weight Reached!

on 6/21/15 11:38 am
RNY on 07/01/14

you're amazing, generous and inspirational!  and those pics are fantastic, you're beautiful, inside and out!



on 6/21/15 11:48 am
VSG on 07/24/14

You're amazing and I am personally so grateful you have stuck around and continued to contribute so much! 


32F 5'8" High weight: 432 | Consult weight: 396 | Surgery weight: 335 | Current weight: 170

on 6/21/15 5:53 am, edited 6/21/15 5:55 am
VSG on 06/08/10 with

Congratulations! You & OH are awesome & amazing!


Highest Weight: 565 pounds (around 1999), Highest BMI: 94

Pre-op Weight: 476.40 pounds (2 weeks before {05/25/2010} VSG surgery), Pre-op BMI: 79.3

Lowest Weight: 153.5 pounds (as of 07/10/2013), Lowest BMI: 25.5

Current Weight: 350.75546 pounds (351 lb 0 oz./159.1 kilograms (as of 04/22/2019), Current BMI: 58.3

on 6/21/15 12:57 pm
RNY on 06/27/14

Congratulations!  Thank you so much for all of your contributions to this community and for sharing your recipes and stories on your blog. 


HW - 392 * CW - 200 * * * Lost - 192, To Goal - 40

"almost there,...keep going,...stay focused,...eyes on the prize" - the guy at my gym

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