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Hello Melissar :)

WELL DONE YOU!! :woohoo: I hope that you can continue to reap the benefits of the surgery and can keep on the right track. You are obviously very determined to have already lost so much (before and after surgery) and I think that a lot of determination is what's needed.

all the best of luck,
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You look fantastic Mellisa! :)

Many, many congratulations! Keep up the great work! You must be very proud of yourself :hug:

Luv n stuff
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Well Done! I'm very happy for you. I have a friend who is 2 months out from surgery right now and she's doing well too, already had to buy new clothes at the thrift store as the old ones wouldn't stay up anymore. Definitely a very exciting time for you ;)
 

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Well done Melissa ! You are looking very good already and so happy too.
Keep up the good work :) ( What are you aiming at now?)
Cheers
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Thanks everyone!! I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. My goal is to lose another 134 pounds. That will put me at 150 pounds (I can't remember when I ever saw that number on a scale).

Maia - Luckily, I'm a clothes hound and I have kept my clothes from years (and sizes) past so I have a few wardrobes that I can go through before I need to start buying. But I have already lost 3 or 4 sizes, so I will be shopping at the goodwill as the weather gets warmer. AND I'm getting rid of all the big clothes - I'm never going to be that big again! But it does feel strange to give away clothes. LOL.
 

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Hi Melissa,

Congratulations on your weight loss. You still have a long road ahead but your determination and positive outlook will serve you well.

Have you had any side effects or complications thus far with your Lupus from the surgery?

Take care,
Lazylegs
 

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Wow! You look so good Melissa...and so happy. My friend had this done and she has had much success..I wish you all the best and may there be many happy shopping trips in your future.

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LazyLegs, I don't have Lupus, my mom had it. I just lost her in January (6 days prior to my surgery) and have been posting and reading on the site for quite a while. I guess it helps me feel close to her to still be here...or something... I would imagine the effect of it would depend on what medications a person is on. With the bypass, I don't absorb everything I take in, and that includes my medication. Luckily I'm pretty healthy (other then my weight) and I seem to get enough of my Effexor XR to keep me on an even keel. I do know other people that have had problems - especially with treating bipolar and manic symptoms. They just don't absorb enough of their medications to keep them stable.

Mary - Thank you! I can't wait to shopping in a "normal" store and be able to find things that fit!!
 

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You look wonderful! I was amazed with the results for you. Keep up the good work and that happy glowing smile on your face. Beautiful,some flowers sent your way.
Hugs, florie
:flowery::luck::pixiedust:
 

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Well done you!! What an amazing achievement for you!!! Congratulations.

You do also look much happy in the after pictures, which says it all.

I wish you all the best, you sound really determind and I m sure you will reach your goal.

Good luck.

Cassie :)
 

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Very well done, you really do look good. Lovely skin, healthy hair. Your Mum would have been thrilled to see you so happy.

Please show us some more photos when you can. We can celebrate with you.
x Lola
 

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melissar,
That is wonderful keep up the great work and keep us posted to your great news. I hope that you are feeling better and are healthy.
 

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Thanks Tammy and Birdie. I feel better every day! I think this is best thing I've ever done for myself.
 

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Next week you need to post the 2 month post op pictures.

I just know your getting to be a skinny minny.

Keep up the good work and check in to let us know how your making out.;)
 

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Well done melissar you look fantastic sorry that you have lost your mum.But she will be so proud of you as she watches over you.As the others have said keep us posted on your way forward good luck Elisabeth:):rose:
 

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Way to go Melissar! :woohoo:You look wonderful.:)

Keep up the good work.
Love,
Lyn
 
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