Weight Loss Surgery - Reached My Goal Weight Today!!!

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02-04-2010, 04:30 PM
Hey everybody just wanted to share my joy, I have never in all my years of dieiting ever got to my goal. :carrot:
Gastric bypass has saved my life, my marriage and my sanity. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 4, I have more energy than I ever had in my 30's' I'm 48 now.
I finally feel free from weightloss yo yo. I know not to take this lightly I am vigilant on vitamins and protien and will be for the remainder of my life.
I'm still kind of in shock that I actually succeeded and I'm excited about the future about maybe having my own business or getting good job, I feel the world has opened up to me.
I hope all of you that are still on your way to your goal much success and feel as happy as I do now.
I will post a after picture as soon as I get a chance, my MIL is in the hospital for dehydration so not much time to celebrate right now, but she will be out tomorrow so I will post again soon.
Thanks to all of you who in the past have comunicated with me on this site, I couldn't have done it with out you :hug:

02-04-2010, 04:48 PM
Congratulations!! Thats awesome!!

You sound so proud, it's nice to hear!

02-04-2010, 04:49 PM
Big CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful, amazing feat. You will serve as inspiration to many, and even some you don't know (like me). :)

02-04-2010, 04:54 PM
Wowser...Rock on!

02-04-2010, 05:41 PM
amazing! and i am glad you feel good at your goal, enjoy maitanance!

02-04-2010, 06:32 PM
Congrats Gina!

02-04-2010, 06:33 PM
Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!

02-04-2010, 09:50 PM
How wonderful!!! Congratulations! You sound like you feel empowered to go and conquer the world - and I bet you can!!

I can't wait to see pictures!

02-04-2010, 10:29 PM

02-04-2010, 11:03 PM
Awesome!!! Great job =)

02-05-2010, 01:05 AM
Thank you everyone!! I'm on cloud 9 !!

02-05-2010, 11:35 AM
YOU ROCK GINA !!!! Congratulations :hug:

02-05-2010, 12:27 PM
Hi Gina, congratulations! :carrot:

I have noticed one line that you wrote - you still can not believe it! I know that feeling and I think it stops me from loosing it. When people comment on my weight and tell me that I have loose some - I have a feeling that they dont see it right...because I cant believe it. Did you do some visualizations of yourself thin? How did you overcome it? I think if you cant "See it" - it cant happen. Any comment? :)

Also, I need your comment on my case. I did have Lap band at 15.09.2010.
Month later 15.10. 2009. I did loose around 15 pounds. They gave me the first fill - 2ml and the band is big to 11 ml. Doctor asked me to come 3 months later for check up. I gained around half of it - 7 pounds and he refused to fill me because he said he will reword me after I loose some weight. I have insisted but he refused saying that I will make my upper stomach bigger if he fills me and that the band will have to be removed than.

I am not sure am I right or not because in Euorpe its quite a new thing so I wolud like a comment from your personal experiance.

I think:
- that he should fill me up every month
- that the band has no purpose as it is empty
- they can take it out because there is no firkin point anyway
- if I could loose it by myself I would do it anyway
- i don’t think i would stretch the upper stomach if he filled me

He asked me to come in 6 weeks and I will be lucky if I don’t get some more pounds. I can eat whatever I like, in any quantity almost. (a little bit less, but a little!) If he refuses me again i will try to find another doctor to fill me every 4-6 weeks. That wolud be EXPENSIVE for me, but I dont see the point of all this if I dont do it. What wolud you do it if you were me?

Thank you for you comment :-)

And I have to give you congratulations once again! I am sure that world is now opened up to you! As you did that - you can do anything! Keep on ! :hug:

02-05-2010, 04:37 PM
Dear Nomena,

Thanks for the congratulations and encouragement.

As far as not believing I got to my goal was because in all the years of different diets over many years this is the very first time I have ever met my goal. I did how ever gain confidence in my ability to lose once I got past the60 pounds of weightloss because that has ussually been as far as I could go on any diet.

Unfortunatly I'm not really up on Lap band and how it works, I was unable to have that proceedure due to acid reflux disease. I had gastric bypass where they make your stomach into a small pouch surgically and reroute your small intestines so you don't absourb some calories.
I wish I could be more help to you, you sound like a wonderful and deserving person to be treated better by your doctor.

One thing I can advise you on is the thing that help me alot, was to keep a daily journal of my calories,carbs and protien intake to make sure I stayed on track. A free journal that I used is called Fit Day and it will track your food,activities and wieght online.

Good luck to you on your weightloss journey stay strong and believe in yourself :hug:

02-05-2010, 07:14 PM
I am so happy for you! its gotta be so exciting to reach your goal!!

Thighs Be Gone
02-05-2010, 08:09 PM
Fantastic. A huge congratulations to you.

02-06-2010, 03:28 AM
Hej Gina, tx :D
I wish I had a GP now :D

Tx for the advice, I am going to get a nice booklet today! :)

Have fun with your new looks! You desrve it! :carrot:

02-06-2010, 06:01 PM
congrats sweetie it got to be like conquring the world!!!!!!!1


02-10-2010, 10:58 AM
major congrats to you!

02-11-2010, 05:07 AM
how does it feel at the end of the road?
do you have a feeling - and now what? :)
i know that you are happy but I think I would feel like - and now what? :)
but, its just me I guess

02-16-2010, 02:14 PM
how does it feel at the end of the road?
do you have a feeling - and now what? :)
i know that you are happy but I think I would feel like - and now what? :)
but, its just me I guess

Sorry Nomena that it has taken so long to get back to you I have'nt been near a computer for 5 days.
But to answer you,it is a kind of a "now what" feeling but a excited one like what does the future hold for me cause now I feel I can do anything I put my mind to.
So when you reach goal,it boost your level of confidence and you feel you can do anything you put your mind too. So hang in there and see it through. It's not an easy road but it sure beats sitting at home eating your favorite indulgence and feelin sorry for yourself.:hug:

02-17-2010, 11:49 PM