CassMoxie

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About CassMoxie

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/13/1983

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    29

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Fermelia
  • Hospital
    Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    321
  • Current Weight
    165
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    25
  • Surgery Date
    02/27/2012
  • Surgery Type

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  1. @Elaine M. Thanks! And yes, it truly is such a great place to be when you want to be out and about all the time. It can be difficult for me to sit down and study when there's so many places to go hike and play haha! @Dani_Detroit <3 I appreciate the compliment! I took them specifically to post here, because I knew how much other's before and afters truly inspired me and kept me going. I suggest everyone do it, as it is a great way to really see the difference. To be honest, though, I didn't see the difference at every step. After a while, though, you cannot deny the transformation.
  2. Again, thanks heaps for the compliments! I am definitely proud for getting this far and losing the weight. Mostly, I'm just happy I set up some great habits along the way so I feel confident I can continue to lose and then successfully maintain. Being and eating healthy is now a way of life for me. I never feel like I'm on a diet or restricted, it's just comes naturally now @ChiefsLady I gained it pretty evenly too, so I did expect to lose it that way. I am WAY surprised about my thighs, though, because when I was thin earlier in life, my thighs were always huge from years of soccer plus it's the first place I gain weight. That was the reason I wore bigger sizes, too. The fact that it's coming off there now must mean I've lost a fair amount of muscle or I just got lucky. Not sure! Just keep at it and eventually your body will figure out there's still some fat to use in that area lol... If I could tell my body where to take the fat from, my boobs would've been the LAST place but alas, it was one of the first haha... I'm glad I could inspire a few people, as I know so many inspired me by posting these before and afters. I've been sitting on these pics patiently for a long time!
  3. Let me stop you right here. It's going to be different for absolutely everyone and there's really no such thing as "slower" than others. My surgeon thought I was a slow loser and I've blown past many of my peers in that regard. My loss was constant and steady. Plenty of stalls and many months of sub 10lbs. The first six months saw a few months where there was a 15 - 20 lbs loss, sure, but really never much more than that. 140lbs, 14 months = ~10lbs per month. That's not "fast" by any means, but again, consistent. But to answer your question, I think I lost about 17lbs that first month, if I remember correctly. To the compliments, thank you very much! I did make sure to chronicle my journey with photos as much as I could, especially in that first 10 months. I can remember obsessively looking through these before and afters during my pre op period and being filled with so much hope. Every time I hit a still, this was the forum I looked to for hope. Every time I see these transformations, I feel a little bit more strength to push forward and remember that time will pass and I will just keep seeing more and more results. Sometimes less in weight loss and more in NSV, but always progress, nonetheless. The veterans who stick around and continually answer the same questions, over and over, like Cinwa and others, are the ones who sincerely helped me and plenty of others get through those terribly difficult months. It is always such a relief to see her name float around the forums like a mother hen I absolutely love this site and everyone on it <3 To the pre ops or newly post op people: MEASURE YOURSELF! My goodness I cannot stress this enough! When those stalls hit, you'll see inches fly off and the number stops being your anchor to success. I LOVE stalls now... as weird as that sounds! Stalls = new dress sizes haha
  4. I've been so incredibly busy the past few months, that I've honestly not been on much to check in and send my love and support to everyone here at TT. I understand why so many people are so active their first year and then drop off the planet. Once we get feeling great, it's hard to not be crazy busy enjoying life to its fullest! But I absolutely owe so much of my success to the people here at TT, so I will continue to check in as much as possible and give out any advice, positivity, support or whatever I can. So I have hair growing back in like mad, it stopped falling out around the 9th month mark. My baby hairs are all about 3 inches long. I was sincerely worried about more hair loss after my gall bladder removal in January, but so far so good! I can eat almost anything I want, but too much of anything is painful. Well, uncomfortable almost to the point of pain. The only "dumping" I get is from eating something ridiculously high in sugar, and even then it just jumps my very low resting heart rate to a very high 100+ bpm. Again, uncomfortable, but not painful. It is enough to keep me at bay and stay sugar free in almost all regards. I got a cool Yonana machine and can handle a full banana with other fruits, but it's a real treat and I have to eat it very slowly in order to keep that blood sugar from spiking too high from the sugars. Otherwise, all other fruits are fair game! I drink a lot more than I used to now, being in northern Colorado and all. Micro brews... micro brews everywhere! Haha... But it's awesome because so little gets me buzzed and it burns off quickly. This means I can keep a pretty constant buzz when out with friends on only one to two beers. Yay for being cheap! Hahaha... I eat very healthy now, it's all fruits, veggies and lean meats. As well as my "foods of the gods" ie, all fermented products (yogurt, beer, wine, etc) in moderation. I really feel like gut bacteria plays a huge role in how I feel, so I try to keep those probiotics coming in daily. I have excess skin on my arms and sides mostly, with some kind of saggy girls. My legs and stomach have some excess skin, but nothing compared to my arms. I may not even need to get it removed in those areas. We'll see in about a year. I'm not to my goal yet, but it's creeping up rather quickly! Otherwise, my last 14 months have been such an amazing journey. I still hold up my pants and think there's no way in hell those will fit around my fat butt, and yet they do... comfortably. I suppose I'll struggle with body image issues for a long time yet, but I'm learning more and more to just love being healthy and fit. The rest just falls into place. Here is the post to my Before and After pics!! http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/topic/83396-b-a-side-by-sides-up-to-14-months-140lbs/ Check it out
  5. I was going to post at 12 months, but I have been super busy. I live in CO now, where I sincerely feel like it's a huge playground for adults. I'm out hiking, climbing, running and enjoying life to its fullest. I loved, loved, loved B&A's when I was going through the toughest months, so I wanted to share. I still have a little ways to go, but it's still coming off with ease, albeit a little slower. I'm averaging about 5lbs to 10lbs per month still. I no longer dislike stalls, in fact, I enjoy them because they allow me to fit into new clothes since I shrink during stalls! I'm now wearing between a size 10 to 12 pants and M/L shirts. All Larges fit, some Mediums do and most XL are way too big. Anyways, I hope this inspires a few people like others pics did for me I hit 29 in December, and feel like 30 is going to be a hell of alot easier to hit now that I'm feeling fantastic. Thanks everyone for being so supportive through this awesome trip! http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22198-8-month-side-by-side-back-shot/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22197-8-month-side-by-side-side-shot/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22196-8-month-side-by-side-front/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22200-14-months-back/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22201-14-months-side/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22199-14-months-front/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22202-14-months-arms/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22204-front-view-clothed/ http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/gallery/image/22205-feeling-great-14-months-140-lbs33/
  6. Feeling Great @ 14 Months, -140 lbs!

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  7. Front View Clothed

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    Gives a better idea of my legs. Like I said, my problem is in my arms, but legs still have a little bit of an issue.
  8. Side View Clothed

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    14 months -140 lbs
  9. 14 Months Arms

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    Most of my excess skin is on my arms. My legs do have some and so does my belly, but those may firm up enough to not need surgery. My arms, however, are my problem area by a lot.
  10. 14 Months Side

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    -140 lbs
  11. 14 Months Back

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    -140 lbs
  12. 14 Months Front

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    -140 lbs
  13. 8 Month Side by Side, Back Shot

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  14. 8 Month Side by Side, Side Shot

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  15. 8 Month Side by Side, Front

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