Willy

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I guess I'd be considered an old-timer since I had my surgery 13 years ago. My name is Willy. On the day of surgery, I weighed 402 lbs (still can't believe that)! Today I am thrilled to say I'm a pound or two plus or minus 200. Only half of me remains. My gastric-bypass surgery was done in NYC by Dr Pomp. GREAT program. Best of luck to you all!!!

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Old-timers are always welcome, just like new-timers!  =D  Care to share some of the secrets of your success???

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Welcome to Thinner Times Willy and congratulations on maintaining a 200lb loss.  That is outstanding after 13 years.

 

 

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Congrats, @Willy! That's an inspiring story to hear. Welcome and I hope you'll share some of your secrets with us. I think I'm going to need all the help I can get! :) 

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Welcome!  Your success story is an inspiration to us all. :)

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17 hours ago, Willy said:

I guess I'd be considered an old-timer since I had my surgery 13 years ago. My name is Willy. On the day of surgery, I weighed 402 lbs (still can't believe that)! Today I am thrilled to say I'm a pound or two plus or minus 200. Only half of me remains. My gastric-bypass surgery was done in NYC by Dr Pomp. GREAT program. Best of luck to you all!!!

What dietary approach do you use? And how much exercise do you get? Impressive to be only half your former self!

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@Willy Great to hear of a successful use of the 'tool' of weight loss surgery combined (obviously) with your hard work!

Now you're your own BETTER HALF!!! :D

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Thanks everyone for all the kind words. I basically obeyed all (or most anyway) instructions from my doctor and nutritionist, got my annual blood work, and exercised at least 5X weekly. In my case, I swam between a half-mile to a mile each session. Swimming is awesome since it's great cardio, zero stress on the joints, and since you're in water, you don't notice that you're sweating! I had my share of dumpings, and still do from time to time. If I don't chew very well, it'll get stuck and come up. And if I eat a lot of sweets after a meal, it's dump city. You'd think after 13 years I'd know that, but sugar is one hell of an addiction to kick. But I have to say, after all this time, I have actually lost my urge to eat very often. Believe me, I used to eat with the best of them. Eating an entire pizza was easy. Now, 3 slices is my max...and I have to do it s-l-o-w-l-y. When eating dinner, I have to stop halfway and get up and take a short walk before I can resume. And when I finish, I am DEAD tired. That's how I found this site because I was curious if other post-op folks noticed this, and the answer is YES. But these are small prices to pay. Anyway, if anyone has any questions about my experience, fire away! I'd be happy to share.

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