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  1. creativeteach

    New Picture!

    I am 11 months out and only 7 pounds to goal. I wanted to share a current picture from my niece's 16th birthday party. (March 10, 2012)
  2. Hi everyone! A group of SoCal Sleever are going to participate in the Ontario Mills 5K on Saturday, January 21. If you are interested in joining us, register at the link below. I will post more information in regards to a meeting place and time for the 21st. IF you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. creativeteach http://www.okoyefoun...o-mills-run.php
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    October 1, 2011

    23 weeks post op
  4. creativeteach

    You know you lost weight when

    When you start to do an abdominal crunch and you can actually feel your tail bone!
  5. creativeteach

    I Shouldn't Be So Shocked

    That's great! It's such a great feeling.
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    First NSV post for me

    Wow! Congratulations! NSV are just as rewarding as the ones on the scale.
  7. creativeteach

    pre -op

    My greatest advice to you would be to walk, walk, and walk. I just had surgery on Monday, April 18th. So, I'm now 5 days out. I am actually feeling really good. Anytime I feel any discomfort or pain I would get up and walk in the hospital. Now that I am home, I am doing the same thing. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  8. I can't believe that I will finally be sleeved tomorrow. It's been 11 months since I started the process. Now, it's here! I have received so much guidance from the website. But, I want to give a huge shout out to my friends from the So. Cal Group. They are an amazing group of women. Looking forward to see you on May 7th!
  9. creativeteach

    big day april 18th anyone else?

    I am also being sleeved on April 18th. I'm having my surgery in San Diego, CA.
  10. I want to....... 1. pain free in my knees 2. run a half marathon again 3. buy cute clothes from regular stores 4. be more active 5. waterski again 6. find the man of my dreams 7. buy my panties and bras from Victoria's Secret 8. take a walking tour of Europe 9. buy a cute swimsuit 10. get off all pain medications
  11. creativeteach

    GOT MY DATE!!!

    Congratulations. My surgery is April 18th! Keep in touch with your progress.
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    Congrats! It's the successes of all you that motivate me. I can't wait to be sleeved!
  13. creativeteach

    Today is my day.

    Sending prayers your way. Please keep us posted!
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    Congrats on sticking to your plan!
  15. creativeteach

    I'm pregnant!!

    Congratulations! How exciting!
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    Anyone using Mirena IUD?

    I have a Mirena and have had it for a year. I really haven't noticed any weight gains with it. It was one of the best things I have done especially since I haven't had a cycle in a year now.
  17. creativeteach

    My life changing year

    Congratulations to your successful year. I'm waiting for my surgery date to approach. It is April 18th but I know the time will fly. Everyday I am learning something new from this website. But, the success stories like yours really motivate me!
  18. As I read different posts on telling people about upcoming sleeve surgeries, it brings to mind my own situation. I have a friend of 13 years of on and off dating. We are presently dating again. I have dropped hints about having the sleeve down but he constantly changes the subject. When I started the process and had my ultrasound the technician found a mass on my liver which will be coming out at the same time I have my sleeve done. My friend knows I will be having surgery to remove the liver mass but he is just not listening when I talk about having the sleeve. Do I continue to let him think I am only having the mass removed or do I make him understand the process of the sleeve? When it come down to it, I am doing this for me and only me. But, I feel I need him to realize what I am doing. Any suggestions would be helpful.
  19. I am so excited....I received my surgery date this afternoon. My date isn't until April 18th, but I am just glad I have a light at the end of my tunnel. I know the time will go by fast as the time between now and then is so busy at school (I teach first grade!). I will be able to get through all the necessary things at school before I take time off.
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    Need to get serious about exercise, AGAIN.

    I would be a week behind everyone but I would like to be held accountable for getting my exercise in. I'm pre-surgery but I need to get into a routine now. Congrats to all that fulfilled their commitment with week.
  21. creativeteach

    Tomorrow is my surgery day!!!

    Good luck! I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery!
  22. creativeteach

    Surgery Scheduled for December 16

    Options Start date June 21,2010 Options completed: September 9, 2010 Kaiser Referral to Pacific: October 17, 2010 Pacific Bariatric Seminar: November 2, 2010 How exciting! I have my one day appointment at Pacific Bariatric on November 18th. Did it take long to get your surgery date?

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