Dunndeal

3rd Surgiversary

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Just remembered that today's my 3rd surgiversary!  I went from 270ish to a lowest weight of 139. My surgeon wanted me to be around 150 which is right where I stay now (although I prefer more like 145). Attached is the pic from 2013 that pushed me over the edge to WLS when I saw that my hubs could barely get his arms around me.  The other is today (not the best pic- today's clothing choice was function over fashion). 

To the newbies- the "secret to success" is keeping an ongoing commitment to making healthy choices every time it's time to eat. It's not always easy but it's so worth it. 

 

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Amazing and such an inspiration!

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Wow!  You do NOT look 44 either!  TY for the inspiration...you look amazing <3

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Happy 3rd surgiversary!

I don't know that I'd recognise you as one and the same person.  That is a stunning transformation!

 

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3 minutes ago, cinwa said:

Happy 3rd surgiversary!

I don't know that I'd recognise you as one and the same person.  That is a stunning transformation!

 

Thank you Cinwa. It was fairly common in years 1-2 post-op for people who don't see me often to not recognize me at all. Honestly, I'm very glad to be past the "OH MY GOD HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU LOST?!" phase. It was an awkward time. 

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1 hour ago, TammyP said:

Wow!  You do NOT look 44 either!  TY for the inspiration...you look amazing <3

Thank you!  45 to be exact. ;)

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Congratulations! So happy for you! 

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Fabulous ongoing success story! You're an inspiration! Well done!

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You look great!  As always!  Happy 3 years!

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Wow! What a transformation! You look absolutely smashing!

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You look amazing!

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I really admire you. Congratulations on successfully maintaining your happy weight.

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Wow, just wow.  You look just like a professional model in your recent photo, and your weight loss is an inspiration to us all.  

Thank you for sharing the photos. 

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On 8/25/2017 at 11:55 AM, Dunndeal said:

... To the newbies- the "secret to success" is keeping an ongoing commitment to making healthy choices every time it's time to eat. It's not always easy but it's so worth it. 

Wow. Really spectacular, and echo the comments about you looking like a model, younger than your chronological age, and not sure I would recognize the before / after persons as being the same. Thank you for posting the pictures, an inspiration for us Newbies!

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You look amazing!! Happy 3rd surgiversary!! It's so awesome to see people like you posting success stories after several years. It inspires me!! Thank you :) 

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@Dunndeal

Happy third surgiversary!!

 You are such an inspiration!! You look absolutely amazing!! Radiant!!

I know maintenance is all about the right choices, and food is never a solution,but I'm struggling. I haven't lost a pound since Christmas. I'm not overeating. But I have reintroduced bread to my diet and I know I'm intolerant to gluten. So I know what to do. Your pictures encourage me to go ahead and do it. Truly, congratulations!:)

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On ‎08‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 2:54 PM, Sleevalicious said:

@Dunndeal

Happy third surgiversary!!

 You are such an inspiration!! You look absolutely amazing!! Radiant!!

I know maintenance is all about the right choices, and food is never a solution,but I'm struggling. I haven't lost a pound since Christmas. I'm not overeating. But I have reintroduced bread to my diet and I know I'm intolerant to gluten. So I know what to do. Your pictures encourage me to go ahead and do it. Truly, congratulations!:)

Sleevalicious,

When the pounds start creeping on, and they do, I devote a week to a very strict diet of a protein shake for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch and a protein shake for a 3pm snack.  I'll eat some cheese and nuts mid-morning between shakes and then I'll have a hearty dinner.  I can't eat dense meat but I can eat ground beef so I eat a lot of taco salads and tacos in romaine lettuce boats.  Sometimes I eat a parfait of berries, walnuts, yogurt and chia seeds.  Good luck - don't give up - the scale will move again.

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Thank you  @Dunndeal

I will give your system a try.  It just might jumpstart my weight loss.

As you know, I'm an ovo lacto vegetarian. Meat, chicken and fish are not an option for me. I'm allergic to soy. 

I read of vegan members who had great results after WLS.

Thank you for your encouragement. It definitely gives me hope:)

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WOW WOW WOW!!!! What an amazing transformation! You look incredible!

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On 9/5/2017 at 8:56 AM, Sleevalicious said:

Thank you  @Dunndeal

I will give your system a try.  It just might jumpstart my weight loss.

As you know, I'm an ovo lacto vegetarian. Meat, chicken and fish are not an option for me. I'm allergic to soy. 

I read of vegan members who had great results after WLS.

Thank you for your encouragement. It definitely gives me hope:)

Hi Sleevalicious, thought I'd check in and see how things are going? Any success getting the scale to move?

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