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johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Pop-Pop hit his goal - lost 175 in 1 year - - Did it!  Lost 175 lbs. in a little less than 12 mos. - Surgery anniversary was last week.  I'm feeling better than I have in 20 years.  My 65th year was one of transition - from a ...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Single digits to goal - Pop-Pop's 166 lbs. down - - I've done it!  Cracked the single-digit barrier this week - only 8 lbs. to my original goal of losing 175 lbs.  To get back on the losing track, I upped my exercise regimen again a...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
NSV @ 9 MOS. POST-OP; 162 LBS. DOWN! - Wifey was walking w/out me this a.m. - I was already on the golf course, walking 18 holes - as she passed a woman in our neighborhood whom she didn't know (except from seeing her i...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
XPost: Down 160 lbs. @ 8.5 mos. - Whoa!  Out of the shower and on to the scale this a.m. and, and, and....264 lbs., that's a lot of weight to be sure, but for me it means I've lost 160 lbs. since my program began...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Pop-Pop @ 160 lbs. down - 8.5 mos. post-op - Whoa!  Out of the shower and on to the scale this a.m. and, and, and....264 lbs., that's a lot of weight to be sure, but for me it means I've lost 160 lbs. since my program began; ...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
XPost: Why I Share my WLS Story - I know we're all different in terms of relationships and how much of our lives we want to share with the world - however - if you're on this forum then you are "one of us," tha...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Pop-Pop on Sharing our Common Journey - I know we're all different in terms of relationships and how much of our lives we want to share with the world - however - if you're on this forum then you are "one of us," that ...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Pop-Pop's down 156 lbs. @ 8 mos. post-op; here's h - (NOTE:  I've updated this from a post one month ago; I received many favorable comments about that post and felt it would be worth it to re-send this with a few updates.) Tomorrow...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Pop-Pop's ACE NSV! @ 155-lbs. down - Pix - Post Date: 7/19/11 8:46 pm Hole-in-one, my first, on 7/19/11; hit a 3 iron on a 180-yard hole. Great! I think the 155-lb. weight loss is really paying off! (Okay, I c...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Pop-Pop's NSV ACE! @ 155-lbs. down in 8 mos. -PIX - Hole-in-one, my first, on 7/19/11; hit a 3 iron on a 180-yard hole. Great! I think the 155-lb. weight loss is really paying off! (Okay, I celebrated with...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Pop-Pop's down 153 lbs. @ 7 mos. post-op; thanks O - (NOTE:  I posted this on the VSG Forum yesterday, and based on the many responses I received, I thought it would be appropriate for this forum as well.) Yep - I crossed another th...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Pop-Pop's down 153 lbs. @ 7 mos. post-op; thanks O - Yep - I crossed another threshold this week - I'm down a whopping 153 lbs. since having my VSG the day before Thanksgiving.  It's been an intense, focused, sometimes difficult, but...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
7 mos. post-VSG, down 147 lbs.! - Headline says it all - feeling a lot younger than my 65 years.  No more diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea and I'm off all Rx meds.  Ain't life grand!  Pop-Pop (pix on...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
7 mos. post-VSG, down 147 lbs.! - Headline sort of says it all; things are grand for this 65-year-old. I've still got 27 lbs. to make my first goal, but that will be "cake" compared to the hard work I've put in los...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Pop-Pop @ 7 mo. Ka-CHING! Down 147 lbs.! - Today's is exactly 7 months since my VSG.  I'm down 147 lbs. from my heaviest weight (lost 24 lbs. pre-op) and things couldn't be better. (Well, my golf swing could always be bette...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Pop-Pop's 6 mo. Surgiversary NSV - Got up this a.m. - brushed teeth, washed face, and went to slip into something comfy, so I picked an old bathing suit out of the drawer.  Went to pull it up and felt it getting jus...

johnbertak posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
6 mos. Post-op - down 135 lbs. - feeling fab - w/p - I’m down 135 lbs. @ 6 mos. Post-op (24 lbs. lost pre-op)  So, these pix are Wifey and I in AZ a year ago (I was @425 lbs) then, after I broke thru 300 lbs. while on vacatio...

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