One full year of progress pictures!
on 10/3/15 5:02 pm
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my welcome group session at the Legacy Weight & Diabetes Institute (my surgery was right between the third and fourth pics). My loss is definitely starting to slow down, but I'm ok with that. I wasn't sure where I should set a goal so I picked the middle of the normal BMI range, but I'm starting to think that won't really be possible without skin removal. I've gone from a size 24 pants and 26/28 tops to an all-around 8-10 (4 in some brands!), so I'm pretty happy regardless.
Great Job! You look fantastic, and I don't think you are done, you are only 5 months out. People lose for 12-18 months.
Age 61 5'4" Consult-6/2/15: 238 SW-8/4/15: 210 CW:145 (6/30/18) M1-16#, M2-17#, M3-14#, M4-10#, M5-6#, M6-5#, M7-1#, M8 -3# Range 133-138 DexaScan 4/16/17 19% body fat---- 2016 wt avg 142-146, 2017, wt. avg 132-136, 2018 avg weight 144-146 bounce back is real.
on 10/4/15 10:04 am
Thanks, I sure hope so! I'm in another stall, and I wasn't sure how long I'd lose since I lost 80 lbs pre-op, but I'm glad there's still hope.
on 10/3/15 8:50 pm - Canada
You're getting so TINY!!! I mean, your body is still losing but look at the size of your frame! That's amazing. You've done such an amazing job, and as I recall you've been committed and losing like crazy since you started pre-op. Well done, you - keep up the great work!
137 pounds lost - from a 24/26W to a size 8/10!
on 10/4/15 10:07 am
Thanks Christine! That is SO WEIRD to hear! My husband says the same thing, and so did my boss when I gave her a hug the other day. If there's been one unexpected part of this process, it's learning that I actually had a rather small frame hiding under the fat all these years.