71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
16 Months, 290 lbs... "Requiem for a Heavywei - I have not posted or commented on these boards for a couple months, and I apologize for that.  I just needed a break from obsessing about this forum and being constantly preoccu...

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71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
The Weird Things You Notice on this Journey - It hit me this morning while brushing my teeth that my shirts are usually clean (unstained) at the end of the day. If I didn't drip toothpaste or gravy first thing in the morning,...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Ten-four Rampart: BP 118 over 72 - So I gave blood today and my BP was 118/72. That's the best in years and a major milestone for me. My BP is what drove me to VSG. it was medically uncontrollable at 220/120 and I...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Why My Biggest Fear is Gaining Back Weight - I gained weight over time and never noticed the difference in the things I couldn’t do or how I was living my life as a fat person.  Now that I have lost some weight and I...

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71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Reds Game NSV - Today we went to see the Reds whip the Cards and this lady came up and asked us if we would like to sit in "The Best Seats in the House." She upgraded us to these padded leather r...

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71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
1 Year Surgeon Appt. Can you see the difference i - From my 1 year follow-up today:

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71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
One Year, 260 lbs... A Retrospective (Pix) - One year ago I had my surgery to repair my stomach and begin my recovery.  In the past year plus I have lost 260 lbs. from my original weight of 555 lbs.  It has not been an eas...

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71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Don't Judge Me... - But today I got a pedicure. It was a relaxing and pleasant experience. Plus my feet look and feel AWESOME! Just another attempt to broaden myself and do things I never would h...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Major Milestone Reached on Schedule! - Shortly after beginning this journey, I began setting goals with deadlines.  One I was not sure of was to weigh under 300 lbs by one year post-op.  Today I accomplished that goa...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Fresh Stevia - I planted some stevia in my garden this year. This morning I reached down, plucked a leaf, stuck it in my mouth and... WOW! What a rush of sweetness. Now I can get a fix witho...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Seat Belt Extenders-Guess I Can Stop Using Those N - I've been using extenders in each vehicle I use for the past several years.  I was still using one, but have noticed the one for my truck now comes up to my chest.  Looks kinda ...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Road Trip-Never Would Have Been Possible 250 lbs A - This weekend a friend of mine was jonesing for some sausage so we hopped in his Monaco Dynasty Bus and cruised on up to Frankenmuth for some Willi's sausage, Zehnder's chicken, Mic...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Tossed My Old Clothes Today - I "think" I look the same as always. That's why I've been hanging on to my "fat clothes." A friend suggested I try on old clothes and if they look ridiculous; get rid of them. I...

71dart posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Belt Stretching? - It's been many years since I've worn a belt. So is it normal for leather belts to stretch? When I bought this thing a couple months ago it was on the first hole. It has progress...

71dart posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Funny Looks - I went to a gun collectors show today and saw a few prople I haven't seen for 1-2 years. They looked at me funny and didn't speak to me. I thought it was weird so I went up to on...

71dart posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Sad NSV. :( - I began wearing my wedding ring in December after about 8 years without it. Sadly, I have to stop wearing it again because it is now too large. Guess I'll get it resized in about...
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