New member alert :)

on 3/6/18 9:13 pm - Grandville, MI
VSG on 04/02/18

Hey all. My name is Jesse. I currently weigh 485lbs, down from 527. I just today started on a 4!!! week 800-900 calorie diet. I survived the first day and finished at 865 calories. My surgery is on April 2nd. I'm from the West Michigan area. Just wanted to introduce myself

on 3/7/18 1:58 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Hey Jesse! Welcome.

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.

Shannon S.
on 3/7/18 3:25 am
VSG on 11/07/17

Hello and welcome! Congrats on your surgery date!

on 3/7/18 4:42 am - Easley, SC
VSG on 10/27/14

Welcome! My grandparents lived in Byron Center....we visited Grandville often!!

5'5" 64 year old; HW 219; SW 199; CW 129; GW 145ish (original) on to "ideal" (138) a few spare (132) that one, too! Now for the 120's!! Made for the "dream" weight...125! Well, that one's proving to be a little tougher!

(deactivated member)
on 3/7/18 5:09 am
VSG on 03/01/18

Welcome. May God Bless you on your journey to a better, healthier, happier you.

Kristi T.
on 3/7/18 9:42 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

Welcome Jesse, April 2nd will be here before you know it!

on 3/7/18 9:57 am
RNY on 03/21/16

Welcome! I grew up in East Grand Rapids, and still have family in Byron Center. Thought I'd add that since someone else mentioned Byron Center. You don't see the BC getting multiple mentions on internet forums too often - LOL.

Donna L.
on 3/7/18 10:19 am - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

Hey, Jesse! That's great about the diet...good luck! Good on you for finishing the first day:)

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Cecily C.
on 3/7/18 10:49 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Hi Jesse, welcome and congrats on your fabulous progress so far! I spend the summer in western Michigan too (Onekama). Such a great state.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

Jess Says Yes
on 3/7/18 11:19 am
VSG on 10/24/17

Welcome! You're doing great so far, good luck with everything going forward!


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

Age: 36 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:180

Pre-op:-32 M1-26 M2-11 M3-13 M4-10 M5-13 M6-8 M7-12 M8-7 M9-7 M10-0 M11-11