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On 4/10/2018 at 2:28 PM, AustinJ said:

Thank you all for the positive words. I've just stuck with the plan and made adjustments when things went sideways.

You look fantastic, and very happy. Congrats to you, and thanks for all of the inspiration!

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Thanks Boho.

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Make it 205lbs lost now and another left digit shift. 299 lbs what's that called Twonderland? I'm not going to see a 1 on the left hand side not while I'm alive at least.

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15 minutes ago, AustinJ said:

Make it 205lbs lost now and another left digit shift. 299 lbs what's that called Twonderland? I'm not going to see a 1 on the left hand side not while I'm alive at least.

Congratulations. :) 

You may find in a few months that 190 or 195 is a good goal weight for you - and I see no reason why you cannot reach "onederland" if you stick to the post op diet. 

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1 hour ago, Res Ipsa said:

Congratulations. :) 

You may find in a few months that 190 or 195 is a good goal weight for you - and I see no reason why you cannot reach "onederland" if you stick to the post op diet. 

congrats on the 200s!!!  not sure what it is called?  Two-ville?  Two-topia?  I just call it terrific for you!!!!!  Wasn't I just saying earlier this week you'd be there any second?  And there you are!!!  Job well done....now to keep going down.

i agree with @Res Ipsa....i could imagine you'd get to 190/195 easily in the end!!  you know you have the drive and energy and know-how to do it!  if anyone can, YOU can, @AustinJ!!!

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4 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

congrats on the 200s!!!  not sure what it is called?  Two-ville?  Two-topia?  I just call it terrific for you!!!!!  Wasn't I just saying earlier this week you'd be there any second?  And there you are!!!  Job well done....now to keep going down.

i agree with @Res Ipsa....i could imagine you'd get to 190/195 easily in the end!!  you know you have the drive and energy and know-how to do it!  if anyone can, YOU can, @AustinJ!!!

Well as awesome as 190/195 sounds (what I weighed when I was 12-13) the bariatric surgeon, dietician, and my PCP all have told me 240lbs was my minimum even with muscle mass loss during this process. I had the whole submersion BMI testing done for wrestling back in college and my minimum body mass @ 5% body fat was  269lbs back then. I knew going into this that I was going to be a big guy still in the end just not a fat guy. :D

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6 hours ago, AustinJ said:

Make it 205lbs lost now and another left digit shift. 299 lbs what's that called Twonderland? I'm not going to see a 1 on the left hand side not while I'm alive at least.

I call it Twoville. Whatever it's called, congratulations!!! That has to feel SO good!

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Amazing !

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8 hours ago, AustinJ said:

Make it 205lbs lost now and another left digit shift. 299 lbs what's that called Twonderland? I'm not going to see a 1 on the left hand side not while I'm alive at least.

Congrats Austin....by the way it is called two-terville. Not sure about the spelling but sadly I am sure of the name!

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6 hours ago, AustinJ said:

Well as awesome as 190/195 sounds (what I weighed when I was 12-13) the bariatric surgeon, dietician, and my PCP all have told me 240lbs was my minimum even with muscle mass loss during this process. I had the whole submersion BMI testing done for wrestling back in college and my minimum body mass @ 5% body fat was  269lbs back then. I knew going into this that I was going to be a big guy still in the end just not a fat guy. :D

Well you're a tall guy...and 250 still sounds like a great goal!

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On 4/8/2018 at 10:42 PM, AustinJ said:

Here's are a few pics to show my journey:

7/19/14 I was around 490lbs - Wife and son

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5/25/17 shortly after starting the bariatric program 495lbs

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11/7/18 day before surgery 407lbs - wife

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12/7/17 my wife and I in my old coat 379lbs

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12/24/17 Christmas Photo 362lbs - sonDSC_0887.thumb.JPG.2508cd4e41359eb7379edb4008e74418.JPG

1/10/18 trying on old clothes 355lbs

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1/28/18 getting ready to take my son out shooting for his B-day 342lbs

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And just now 4/8/18 301lbs

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First off, what a good looking family! I love how happy you all look in these photos. 

Congrats on all the hard work. You are a true role model!

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