FIRECATCNS
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January 2016 - approx 190lbs - end point



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June 2015 - Over halfway (60lbs down!)



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I inherited the 'fat' gene from the Belgian side of the family. It also comes with generally good health and a long life, so it's not entirely a bad thing. In fact that remarkable ability to squeeze every last calorie out of a food until it squeaks is largely what helped my mother's side of the family survive WWI and WWII. I'm built like one of those big Belgian Brabant horses - strong, sturdy, dependable, and heavier than I look. I've always been that way.

Over the years extra weight crept on more and more, and no amount of diet and exercise seemed to reverse the general trend. I tried everything (even SparkPeople, previously as Brabant), but nothing really worked.

So on October 21, 2014 after a lot of research and thought, I had Gastric Bypass surgery. By May 2016 (1.5 years) I had lost 75 lbs and had reached my target low weight of 190 lbs. I stopped tracking daily. On October 19, 2016 (2 year post-surgery), I was at 190.6.

I stayed at about that weight until about December 2016, when I slowly started gaining weight again. As of May 2017, I've gained about 10 lbs. So back to tracking again!


Member Since: 11/9/2014

My Goals:
New goal is to get back under 190 by 12/31/2017:
05/22/17 - 198.8 (starting point)




My Program:
1) Use SparkPeople daily to track calories.
2) Use FitBit to track steps, and shoot for 7000/day and 50,000/week.



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Falls Church, VA


Other Information:
Gastric Bypass Weight Loss History
10/18/14 - 258.2 starting
11/01/14 - 245.2
12/01/14 - 234.6
01/01/15 - 224.2
01/31/15 - 215.4
02/27/15 - 209.8
04/02/15 - 207.4
05/01/15 - 202.0 halfway
05/29/15 - 198.6
06/27/15 - 197.0 (back surgery)
07/31/15 - 194.6
08/31/15 - 193.4
09/30/15 - 191.8 (EOY)
11/01/15 - 195.8 (back surgery II)
12/01/15 - 188.6
12/31/15 - 190.6
01/31/16 - 187.8
02/29/16 - 189.6 (post cruise)
03/31/16 - 188.8
05/02/16 - 189.4
10/19/16 - 190.6 (2 year post surgery)




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 current weight: 200.2 
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