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Ive lost 200 lbs in 12 months

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

It's been a crazy wonderful emotional shocking painful inspired journey to say the least, and its not over. It will never be over. A year ago I weighed 400 lbs. I was miserable. I was always in agony both physically & emotionally. Every heart palpitation sent me running to the ER in fear it was "the big one". Im 48 years old. Younger people in better physical health than me drop dead everyday so it wasn't like it was against the odds. I got the bariatric sleeve. It saved my life. Today I can walk 11,000 steps, ride a bike , swim laps & even RUN!!! Last year I couldnt make the slow lumbered walk up my street. 3 houses down I had to turn back. My apnea is gone, my extremely high blood pressure is normal, my bipolar even has mellowed due to loss of estrogen ( stored in fat cells ). This app has helped tremendously. Keeping track of my food, water & exercise has been key to keeping control of myself. Ive changed my entire lifestyle as well. The surgery is a gift, a tool and not to be used exclusively. Sure u will lose weight, significantly at first; but it won't last if u dont change urself. I can not eat the normal american diet. I can not be trusted with vast amounts of sugar & refined carbs. Its like hard drugs to me. Once I start who knows where ill end up...and the guilt from that can result in a full force binge that I possibly may not come back from. Im not so cocky to think Im normal. 400lbs is NOT normal & Im just one bite away from that so Im not going to chance it. Besides I like my food. I like steel cut irish oatmeal with chia seeds. I like haddock with lemon & olive oil ...and I loooove to run.
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    Great story! Congratulations on your hard work. I hope I will be as successful this time next year.
    1777 days ago
    What a great great story you have! Congrats for your hard earned success! I also,appreciate your great attitude for maintenance. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

    1778 days ago
    emoticon on your weight loss and change of lifestyle
    1778 days ago
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