First NSV

on 2/4/19 8:57 am
VSG on 11/20/18

I can see my collar bones. This may be the first time I've ever seen them rather than pressing down and feeling through flesh and fat. I was surprisingly fascinated and moved by this small but meaningful victory.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 2/4/19 9:25 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Congratulations! That is always an exciting NSV. And then there will be more bones visible that were previously hidden as your WL continues.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Gwen M.
on 2/4/19 10:08 am
VSG on 03/13/14

This is still one of my favorite things, so I offer you a word of caution. Don't be like me and be so enthralled with your collar bones that you poke them a lot and bruise yourself ;)

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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Kathy S.
on 2/4/19 11:23 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

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

RW:190 - CW:130

on 2/5/19 5:44 pm

Just wait until you find that little lump of gristle between your ribs at the top of your ribcage. I sincerely thought it was a cancerous thingy, but it's OK; it's called the xiphoid process, and it's cartilege, and it's perfectly normal, because it helps your ribcage flex.

And knees--when you can't find a comfortable place to put your knees when you sleep!!

Gina 17 Yrs and Still

on 2/6/19 6:41 am - Burleson , TX

We totally get it!!! "Normal" peeps just CANNOT understand :)

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

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