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Cyndi

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    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
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    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
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    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
  4. Like
    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
  5. Like
    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
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    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
  7. Like
    Cyndi got a reaction from ProjectMe in Confessions Of A Junkie   
    Hey everyone! Sorry it has taken so long to get back in touch.
    I am happy to say that I am officially below my previous "lowest" weight of 170. I am currently at 165 and continuing to make good decisions and progress.
    When you have been heavy your entire life you do end up with a false sense of security, even though you are still not at a healthy weight. You might be 85 pounds down but if you are still in the overweight range you can't brush that off.
    It took me a while to figure that out but I think I am finally getting the feel of my new body and will no longer allow myself to be too comfortable.
    I used to think about food every moment of every day and now that hasn't changed. What has changed is that I think about it differently. Thanks to everyone! All is well with Cyndi!
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    Cyndi got a reaction from MyGastricSleeveLife in Does anyone have Celiac Disease???   
    I have Celiac Disease. I have been eating gluten free for years and was sleeved in December of last year. You are correct, it is in EVERYTHING! LOL! Well, not everything but when there are things you want, it seems like it is in everything.
    When you get used to eating gluten free it actually will help you watch your intake after your sleeve. When you can't have bread (and trust me when I say I'd rather do without than eat gluten free bread. Most of it is pretty gross) it's easier to get your daily Protein. I eat a lot of grilled chicken breast which is great dense Protein that not only helps reach your protein goals but also helps keep you feeling full longer. When you feel full longer it is easier to keep from eating too many small meals in the day.
    Here is an example of some of the foods I eat without having to buy special gluten-free foods.
    Breakfast:
    turkey bacon, boiled egg, grits, corn chex Cereal (the honey nut chex are also excellent to eat dry as a snack), yogurt
    lunch:
    Grilled chicken, shaved turkey and cheese (usually 50% less fat mozzerella string cheese), Healthy Choice Tomato basil Soup (so good!) with Protein powder
    Dinner:
    Lean ground beef with rice and powder ranch seasoning, lean beef steak with green Beans, grilled chicken fajita strips with rice or tortilla chips with refried Beans and lowfat shredded cheese
    Trust me, once you get used to it, it becomes second nature. My symptoms improved so much that even though I do miss things, it is totally worth it.
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    Cyndi got a reaction from morethan in Officially stepped into Onederland!   
    I was so happy this morning when I stepped on the scale and after the digital screen did it's little dance for what seemed like FOREVER...there it was. The numbers 199.0. I honestly didn't think I would be as excited as I was but the emotion got the better of me and I did a little naked happy dance right there on the scale.
    I started this journey at 251 lbs (highest weight) at 5' 2" on November 18th. That was the day I went to my doctor's office, stepped on the scale and was utterly shocked at what I saw. I immediately sprung into action. I lost 20 lbs prior to surgery and had my sleeve surgery on December 27th.
    It has been an interesting journey so far and I'm looking forward to my next goal 150. I wanted to shout it from the roof tops, but knew that since I still have a way to go, this would be just as good.
    Hope everyone is well and I'm happy I can share this moment with you!
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