4 Years - WOW
I'm in the middle of packing moving in another week and decided I needed to take a breather. While sitting here I just realized that it was four years ago today that I made the best decision of my life and had vsg surgery. I'm not going to say that it's been smooth going this last year (the first three years were a breeze), it's getting harder to stay in control of what I put in my mouth. I have gained about 12 lbs in a year which isn't bad but it does concern me how easy it is to go back to my old ways. I know what I need to do and once I move (cause right now my home is a mess) I can get back to following what needs to be done and lose those pesky 12 lbs. I am still down 102 lbs and still fit into my size 8 or 10 jeans but they are getting a little tight and that is definitely my wake up call.
Well have to get back to packing - uuuggghhh!!! I love my vsg and would do it all over again!! If you are on the cusp whether to do it or not, take it from someone who had arthritis (still have it but not as painful), high blood pressue, and terrible knee pain, who weighed at time of surgery 267 lbs (was up to 298 at one time) was done to 150 lbs at one time (will be there again) do it - it may be hard at the beginning but overall it is so so worth it.
I started at 298 as well. Thank your the motivation :) May I ask how tall you are? I'm 5'10" and am starting to rethink my goal of 170.
VSG 7/1/13 with Dr. Jack Rutledge 28 y/o female - 5'10" - HW: 298 - GW: 174 - SW: 290 (-8) - M1: 262 (-28) - M2: 247 (-15) - M3: 235 (-12) - M4: 228 (-7 ~First Stall: almost 2 wks~) - M5: 218 (-10) - M6: 209 (-9) - M7: 199 (-10) Onederland on 1/31 - M8: 196 (-3) 100 lb total loss on 2/2 - M9: 192.6 (-3.4) - M10: 188.6 (-4) - M11: 182 (-6.6) - M12: 175.6 (-6.4) - M13: 173.8 (-1.8) CW (7/8/15): 167 - GOAL reached in 1 Year and 25 Days! - TOTAL WL - 131 lbs
I'm 5'4", if I go by my height I should only weigh 132 which is way to low (I was down to 145 at one time and I looked terrible). I think getting to where you feel comfortable is the goal. Your body will let you know where you should be (I had asked my doctor at the beginning how do you stop losing weight and his answer was your body just knows how to adjust and even out the weight). Good luck and much success with your weight loss.
I've been rethinking mine too lol - we're like the same person haha. What are you thinking? I was thinking trying to go for body fat % - if I maintain the muscle I have now, being at the very top of the "healthy" body fat % range would be me at like 183 or something!
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