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Ms. E

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  1. Don't worry, everything does go back to normal. I was sleeved on 01/17/11, I couldn't even drink my pain meds right after surgery because the smell would make me puke. Just drink your liquids and know that everything will go back to normal. HAve a very merry Christmas!!!
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    My first pics....

    Love the pictures, thanks for sharing.
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    To my fat,

    I love it!!! I feel the same way.
  4. I never had any health issues before surgery except for being overweight. Since surgery, I had kidney stones, acid reflux and constipation. I have to drink these shakes that are driving me up the wall and my hair has not only changed its texture but falling so much it’s scary. I had to go from long hair to an absolutely short hair cut to try to cut off the dried ends, but you know what? I would do this again in a heartbeat, not once have I regretted my decision and I am so thankful I had this opportunity and this option. Yes, I did diet and exercise before surgery, heck, one time I had a personal trainer train me 5 days a week for 2 hours and I lost 25 lbs and you all know how that turned out. Over $1,400.00 down the drain and the weight loss came back on and then some. The energy I have now is incredible, the love of live I feel every day, I am running, really me? Running 3 miles 3 times a week, doing Zumba classes 3 times a week. I love shopping for size 8 instead of size 18-20. I feel stronger and happier than ever before, I can keep up with my kids, husband, work and housework. Yes, we all go through inconveniences when we have such a drastic surgery and the thought of the surgery being irreversible is a scary but the way I see it is: this is my second chance and nothing will stop me now. This has been a blessing, with all its inconveniences a blessing it has been. Happy weight loss everyone!!!
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    9 months- HELP!

    I am 9 months out and need 5 pounds to reach my goal, I am so exited about that, but I started training for a marathon a few months ago and noticed that every time I would train or exercise I would gain muscle therefore weight and I hated to see my scale move the wrong way, so I decided to reach my goal and then start exercising as part of my maintenance. I do go to Zumba class twice a week but I already know those days the scale will not move.
  6. Good Morning everyone, I have a question I am stuck and don't know what to do. My husband went to see the Doctor, he claims my husband is a perfect candidate for the sleeve; He has a BMI of 42, High Blood Pressure, sleep Apnea, and everything else that comes with it. The Insurance rep at the doctor's office looked over his chart and said that even though he has 4 years of a BMI over 40, UHC requires his BMI to be over 40 for 5 years therefore UHC would deny him. She is refusing to send UHC his information and request for surgery saying he has to wait until next year. So this is my question, can we send his file to UHC and try to get approved on our own, or should I just wait until October for my open enrollment at work and change insurance companies over to Aetna who only requires 2 years of an BMI over 40? Thank you for your help.
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    Magic bullet

    I love mine, I make my shakes in it all the time and add fruits to change up the taste, they are made in seconds. I amso use it for scrambled eggs and light things like that. As far as food preparation, I use the food processor. My Magic Bullet sits on my counter because it's used every day.
  8. YAY!!!! That is so awesome!!! Congrats.
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    Shopping list

    Hi Ladies, my doctor advised me to have on hand a few things that I will be needing after surgery, once at home, but I figured I should ask the experts, the ones that have gone before me. Can you ladies help me come up with a post-op shopping list. Thank's everyone
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    Sleever's Rendezvous...?

    Count me in!!! I would love to meet everyone. I also live in Texas so somewhere Central would be great but I am willing to travel.
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    Labor Day - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    Count me in, this is so out of this world, God willing I will be at goal by Sep 5th. Not only my weight goal but I will be getting ready for my first ever 5K in NY. Such exiting times for me, I never thought I would be training for a 5K. SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Ms. E.............240....................156............145 .............11
  12. You look stunning, this story just made me smile. Good luck!!!
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    Couch Potato to 5K

    I found this website that has the podcasts with the music for training. It's great because it times the warm up, the jogging part, walking part and cool down. I downloaded into my ipod and love it. The music is pretty cool too. Just wanted to share. http://www.c25k.com/
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    Couch Potato to 5K

    My weightloss has totally stopped since I started this!!! WTH!!!
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    Couch Potato to 5K

    Hi all, I am starting week one today. What is the name of the app for the phone? I am so exited about running my first 5K in September. Good luck to everybody!!!!
  16. My doctor said no bathing in a tub for the first 4 weeks and no swimming for 3-4 months.
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    My Texas Sleevers

    TexasT, does he put the girls back to their original positions too?
  18. I am in Lewisville TX. I was sleeved in JAnuary and I am 28 Lbs from my goal!!! I am so exited.
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    Easter Sunday - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    I am frustrated, I have been 1 pound away from my Easter goal for the last week and the scale isn't moving!!! Comon 175!!!!
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    Easter Sunday - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Ms.E................240...................180.0 .........175..............5 My scale started to move again so I really hope I make it to my goal. Good Luck Everyone!!!!!!
  21. Way to go!!! I am amazed by all the before and after photos, everyone looks so happy in after ones.
  22. Am I doing something wrong??? I have been the same weight for the last 3 weeks!!! I decreased my calories, I increased my calories, I decreased my Protein I increased my protein I increased my Water I decreased my water!!! What to do? what to do?? I am 9 weeks out, please give me ideas.
  23. Congratulations to you, hubby and your son, this is a very exiting time. Keep us posted. God Bless.

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