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About MDqueen

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  • Birthday 12/19/1984

About Me

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    I was borned in the Dominican Republic but i moved to the states when i was 14... Ask me anything
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    I love to dance. Salsa the most. Music is part of my everyday life.
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    College Park
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  1. 1 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 1st Anniversary MDqueen!

  2. 1 years have passed since you registered at VerticalSleeveTalk! Happy 1st Anniversary MDqueen!

  3. MDqueen

    After Pics

  4. 2 Months out 50lbs down and 18lbs to "Onederland"... Doing a happy dance (())(()) Shake shake lol =D

  5. MDqueen

    TCQ - 2 Months Post op - Long Over due

    Hello everyone! I know it's been forever but here it is. I hope this is helpful for someone out there. (i tried to attach pics but it wont let me, so i'll add them to my gallery) It has been two incredible months of this amazing journey.And I have to say it is absolutely different then anything I imagined. I feelgreat, life is moving along just as it should be. Food has become a necessity, which before was just a hugepart of me. I do crave cake or ice cream, but am proud to say that I wont eatit. And that’s feeling it’s much more amazing then the actual sweet fix.Protein wise, having a difficult time getting the entire required portion. Ijust cannot stand it anymore. So Itry to consume them in different foods. And been able to eat better foods makesit easier. I do get full very fast. My family cannot believe how little I eatand wonder how I survive. The one thing I’ve noticed is that my stomach hurtswhen I don’t eat. I guess its normal not sure. Vitamins, I’ve been taking Adult gummies, they areyummy. I also take iron and Biotinfor my hair and skin. Thankfully I haven’t experience any hair loss. But I’vealways been on top of my Biotin and hair treatment. So that could be the mainreason. Exercise has become my best friend. It makes me feel great,more energetic and it’s me time. Thisis where the transferred addictions come to place. But while am loving it, amnot making it an obsession. At the gym I don’t have to worry about what to wearnow that much of my clothing do not fit me any more. Leggings and Sweat pantshave become an everyday clothing choice. Been down 2 dress sizes is amazing. People’s complements are soencouraging and necessary to keep at it. My Family and friends have been soosupportive and loving. The attention from the opposite sex is great also. It buildsup my self-steam and makes me happy. Since I am single and wanting to getmarried sometime in the future, it gives me hope and it works as a motivation.And even though am doing all this for me, not for the guys, its good to knowthat they are noticing all the effort. In conclusion, yes this is a very difficult process, but itis manageable. It’s a matter of getting used to and excepting the changes thatwill come. As the weeks pass, you will see that all the sacrifices made werefor the best reason, for a better you. A better person, better mom, betterwife, better friend… Now life hasmore meaning. In two months, I’ve lost 50 lbs. Down two dress sizes...
  6. Wow! I had no idea you had your surgery already. Congrats on your new journey. Hope all is well with you. Can't wait to follow your progress.

  7. I just posted some post up Pics to my gallery... :)

  8. MDqueen

    Post up

  9. I am so glad to hear you are doing well!! 6 Weeks left before I get mine. I cant wait!

  10. Surgery went very well said the doctor. They whole procedure took 45 minutes. Waking up from anesthetic took about two hours. Then the nurses came in and help me get up and walk. I felt no pain, just some discomfort. My belly felt numb and tide. The hospital staff was vary attentive. They came around and checked on me every few hours and gave me medication for Nausea, antibiotics and pain meds like clock work every 6Hours. I went home two days after. At home things where easier. I got my meds and my proteins which at first was with just water (nasty) then two days later half water half milk (better) then with just milk (great) until now that i cant stand it anymore. I was drinking it on the pre-op diet. Now its just nasty. Thank god i could drink diet juices, gelatin and drained sups. I do feel nausea when I drink to much of Anything. I only vomited once, so I think that's great. About going number 2, at the beginning I had no issues. Now, I haven't been about a week 1/2. Which is normal because am not really eating any solids. I feel great right now. I've been walking everyday. I've been grocery shopping, I went and spend the weekend in my home town that first weekend after my surgery (3 days after). I've been site seeing. Its been awesome, my diet has evolved now that am entering week 3, I can enjoy some yogurt, eggs and some cheese. so far I've lost 30lbs total. Initial wait 268. Surgery Date Oct 27th 256lbs, Nov 3rd 244lbs and Today Nov 11th 238lbs. THAT IS A LOT. Maybe because of my age, or the amount of weight i have to loose. But i just can not believe it. And Wow its amazing how ease it is after the surgery. Don't get me wrong I still crave all kinds of foods. But I feel full. Now i know i can't cheat. And am soo grateful for that. I am very lucky that i haven't experience any complications yet. Once i get to the states I'll be posting some pictures. I hope this can be helpful for those considering the sleeve. My Name is Lesli and I've been Sleeved. Lesli E. Surgery Date: Oct. 27th 2010 Surgeon: Luis A. Betances Surgery Location: Dominican Republic
  11. Two Weeks Out and life is as normal as it could be. Feeling Great. But not to happy with the food... :P

  12. Glad everything went well, I had my surgery three weeks ago. After two days I was miserable. I had gas so bad and could not burp for anything. I drank some milk and it went away. Just and FYI.

  13. Two Days out and feeling ok. It will take some getting use to...

  14. Great to meet you too! I wish the best of luck with your surgery! I can not waitl follow your progress! I woulod love to do a meet and greet at some point! Good Luck!!


  15. Hi! I'm soo glad to meet you. I think there is only a few of us in this area. So am happy u found me. I see ur having ur surgery on January. I hope everything goes as planed. Mine is coming up this Wednesday, I'll be posting everything on my blog. Later maybe we can all get together and have a meet and greet. I'm here if you ever need anything. TTYL

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