Best Decision I Made -Washington D.C.

I am an 18 female that weighted 360 pounds and is...

I am an 18 female that weighted 360 pounds and is 5'7ft. It had been suggested that I had the sleeve gastrectomy done since I was 15 years old, but out of fear and because I was so young I did not do it. Once I was 18 I knew that my weight would only increase, and since I had gallstones the doctors suggest that I have both procedures done at once. I started the pre-op diet on March 4, 2013 and my surgery was on March 18, 2013. The first few days on the pre-op diet were very difficult, but I knew it had to be done. Between those two weeks I had lost 20 pounds. Since the beginning of this journey that started on March 4, 2013, I have lost 35 pounds in 4 weeks. The only problem that has happened since the surgery has been that my arm/ shoulder has been hurting a lot and the pain does not go away. Other than that the surgery was great. My goal is to lose 180 pounds by the time I'm 21.

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I love to hear stories like this, keep us posted on how your doing. I seem to be stuck right now, no weight gained or loss I don't know what to to at this point.
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Hi there, welcome and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us!

Wow, 35 pounds already is awesome! You're doing great! Are you still on a liquid diet, or have you moved onto solid foods yet?

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Hi. Thanks. Not yet in about 2 two weeks I can start on the soft foods.
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Ah, okay. Are you feeling good so far? Any post-op issues, apart from your sore shoulder?

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