Amazing transformation, although I wish they hadn't taken the dig @ WLS made near the end of the article (i.e. "they did it without gastric bypass surgery" )
Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "
HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )
She did a great job, but it's also only been a couple of years since she started. Long term is much harder.
I also notice the most recent pictures she's posted are retreads. There hasn't been anything new since PS a year ago. Maybe it's already started.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Unfortunately some of us could write or be the person in that article.
I was almost always dieting and exercising, and over the years I had been any size between 4 and 20. And I had many clothes in the ranges and in between. And every time I told myself that this time I am not going to gain the weight back, and everytime I regained what I lost. Regained not in one year, but overtime. I think before my WLS the longest I kept my weight from com5back was 3 years. 3 years of extreme dieting, deprivation, and vigorous exercise. The only good thing that came out from those years is my bones density and muscles mass.
Now, 11+ years post op, I had a couple of regains, but in all those years I only regained and re-lost a portion of it. And in no time in those 11 years i had to switch to my XL cloths.
Very unfortunate for them. Everytime I heard about someone lost the weight "the hard way", I predicted they would gain it back. At least a large portion of that. But almost always the gain it back and then some.
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."