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    Weight Loss Story

    Although I don't always have time to spend on GTT, I always feel so welcome by this group. Since we generally don't see each other, some changes aren't obvious unless we happen to appear in a photo.

    I have always struggled with my weight. My weight has gone up and down (in large volumes) for my entire life. Last spring (2017) I came to the conclusion that I could not continue to carry so much weight. I was starting to experience side effects that I had not really experienced when I was younger and overweight. I was taking blood pressure meds. I had been struggling with acid reflux for many years. I was starting to get winded with a single flight of stairs. During the months leading up to surgery, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. And, of course, I was always dealing with the general discomfort associated with being overweight. It was time to make a change.

    The change I chose was Roux-en-y gastric bypass. I had surgery 11/20/17. I did well with the surgery and have done well with the post operative adjustments. This was not an easy decision and involves a life-long commitment. I feel like this was the right thing to do for myself and my family. I am confident that I have reduced some of the health risks (co-morbidities) in my life. I am no longer taking blood pressure meds, have not experienced acid reflux in over a year, and as a bonus, I fit better on roller coaster rides!

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    Congratulations. I am 5'8" and 230#. I definitely would feel better at 210 but after 10 hours doing my daily ritual, I just want a 6 pack of bud light, a piece of chicken and my recliner. I commend you for your commitment and effort. I don't have serious health issues unless you count getting hit in the head too many times (literally) but I'm sure they could happen. I eat a lot of protein and cook most of my meals. I don't smoke except the occasional cigar so I guess that helps. I mostly go by the way I feel. If I start feeling not so great, a change is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozsey View Post
    Congratulations. I am 5'8" and 230#. I definitely would feel better at 210 but after 10 hours doing my daily ritual, I just want a 6 pack of bud light, a piece of chicken and my recliner. I commend you for your commitment and effort. I don't have serious health issues unless you count getting hit in the head too many times (literally) but I'm sure they could happen. I eat a lot of protein and cook most of my meals. I don't smoke except the occasional cigar so I guess that helps. I mostly go by the way I feel. If I start feeling not so great, a change is in order.
    Four years ago, a close friend of mine had the same surgery. Back then, I wasn't remotely interested. Three years later, after another cycle of losing 45 lbs and gaining 55 back, I realized that the cycle was not going to end. I have no regrets whatsoever, but would definitely argue that this is not something you should ever be talked into. It is not something I would wish on anyone. I definitely feel like it is the right choice for me.

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    Seriously congratulations and it sounds like you are serious about it.
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    I am just lucky and eat all I want and never diet but still stay 130 lbs 19% BM not sure why but this is what my body wants to stay at the last 50 years. I have never been over weight but can't say that for the rest of my family there all over 250 lbs. some pushing 300! I am pretty hyper but do like my chair to sit in also.

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    Lee, can you tell us more about the journey? I'm 6'2" 380lbs. I've been big all my life and want to know good and bad experiences you had thru the entire journey please. If you would rather do this via PM, please do so.

    I've had family do gastric bypass (of one type or another) only to lose a bunch of weight then gain it back over the next 5 years. I personally have had weight cycles in my life and that is what is discouraging me from doing it (losing weight) again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    Although I don't always have time to spend on GTT, I always feel so welcome by this group. Since we generally don't see each other, some changes aren't obvious unless we happen to appear in a photo.

    I have always struggled with my weight. My weight has gone up and down (in large volumes) for my entire life. Last spring (2017) I came to the conclusion that I could not continue to carry so much weight. I was starting to experience side effects that I had not really experienced when I was younger and overweight. I was taking blood pressure meds. I had been struggling with acid reflux for many years. I was starting to get winded with a single flight of stairs. During the months leading up to surgery, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. And, of course, I was always dealing with the general discomfort associated with being overweight. It was time to make a change.

    The change I chose was Roux-en-y gastric bypass. I had surgery 11/20/17. I did well with the surgery and have done well with the post operative adjustments. This was not an easy decision and involves a life-long commitment. I feel like this was the right thing to do for myself and my family. I am confident that I have reduced some of the health risks (co-morbidities) in my life. I am no longer taking blood pressure meds, have not experienced acid reflux in over a year, and as a bonus, I fit better on roller coaster rides!

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    Just be careful my brothers Daughter had the operation and lost the weight then went right back to over eating and stretched her stomach back out and now is bigger. But with her it is a eating disorder and she eats to feel good? I feel for people who can gain weigh real easy I would have to eat way to much food to gain as I have tried before and it just goes away when I quit stuffing myself. When my wife met me 34 years ago I was only 115 lbs real lean looking and she put the weight back on me and always wants me to eat but it topped out at 130 lbs again. Once on medication I got up to 145 lbs soon as I stopped it I went back down and lost my boobs that were growing and don't laugh it was the meds doing it! They were getting bigger then my wife's!
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    Congratulations,I myself have lost 42 lbs and another 15 will get me to my goal.My wife also has lost (47) we both have been doing keto and changing our diet.We both feel much better and have much more energy.A friend of ours had the surgery,he is doing great,all medical problems he had are gone.
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