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    Absolutely lovely.
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    aug 2008

    What a great picture!
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    sept 2006

    OMG..... gorgeous. Beautiful bride. Seriously! Wow
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    Who do you model for?? I thought the pics looked awfully professional!! LOVE your hair by the way.
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    Blackberry, that's smart. My friend who is also having the hunger (she is 6 days now) is a Dr Aceves patient too. We had a less strict post op diet but still had the same hunger problem. Just hang in there, I know it will get better
  6. Just posted some fun real-life comparison photos (i.e. not the official progress photos) on my blog - several angles of me at 12 weeks, and my hubby who is at 10 weeks. I hope you'll check it out :thumbup: Thank you! Health and Happiness: Seeing the Difference
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    03 09 09 2009

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    I have a new job!

    WOW, what an awesome NSV as well as a fantastic lifestyle change. This will also help you in your goals of staying healthy, plus you get to pass on your knowledge to kids who really need it. I think it's wonderful!!
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    12 Week Comparison Photos

    THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE AMAZING COMMENTS!!! I have been so touched by the really thoughtful comments on this particular post. THANK YOU for taking the time to express this stuff to me. It means a lot.
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    12 Week Comparison Photos

    That's wonderful!!! I am so happy hubby and I did this together, it would not be the same without him. I'm excited for you both.
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    My husband and I both dealt with extreme hunger after our surgeries. It sucked especially since, as you said, it seems like many people don't. Unfortunately not much helps when you are on liquids. Once we got to soft foods it got SO much better. Just hang in there it will get better when you get to that phase - it won't last forever. But believe me I KNOWWWWW how hard it is :crying: My friend who just had hers 5 days ago is dealing with it as well.
  12. Hi everyone! So hubby and I had surgery two weeks apart. Mine was May 20th and his was June 3rd. At first he was always a little bit behind me in how much he could eat. At some point he passed me up. Right now I am 12 weeks post op and he is 10 weeks post op. I am still eating typically 2-4 oz (of course this varies depending on consistency of the food). It seems like in many situations, hubby can eat twice the amount I can. At a family BBQ recently I took the smallest chicken breast, and ate half of it as well as 1/3 a corn on the cob. Hubby ate his entire piece of chicken breast and the other 2/3 corn on the cob so pretty much exactly double what I ate. When we both eat chili, he can eat about half a can (so about 6 oz) and I can only eat 3 oz. So here's the thing - are we both ok? Is he eating too much? Am I eating too little? I know that 8oz is the max they ever want us eating. Neither of us has ever eaten that much so I'm sure we are ok. I feel at times that I should be eating more by now, and that maybe hubby is doing a little too much. Can those who are 10-12 weeks weigh in on this? Or if you are past that and can recollect what you were able to eat at this time? We do plan to ask our surgeon at our 3 month appointment coming up Aug 24th... wanted to hear from you guys though! Thanks!!!:frown1:
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    One month out today

    Way to go sweetie!!!!!! You're doing great and it's not slow, you're faster than average I think. How nice what your boyfriend said!
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    12 Week Comparison Photos

    Thank you SO much! I got your blog comment as well. I am just really glad to hear that my blogging and videos helps anyone. I am unbelievably flattered to hear you say you have been looking up to me. I had a REALLY crappy day and you totally cheered me up.
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    12 Week Comparison Photos

    thank you so much!!
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    3 Month Comparison

    From the album: Progress Along the Way

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    First And 8 Week Comparison

    WOW 8 weeks? You've made such a huge change here. You look wonderful. Great work!
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    36 days post op (front)A

    Already a major difference! You are slimmer everywhere, and look at how your stance has changed! Great job!
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    At home playing videogames

    Beautiful girl!!! You will be so glad to compare to these photos later. Wishing you all the best!!
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    4 months post op -60 lbs. (20 from pre-op diet)

    Look at that side view, WOW!! You look awesome!!
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    Four months post-op; down 40 pounds at 178. Feeling FANTASTIC!

    I think you look amazing! And I can tell by your smile that you FEEL amazing!
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    I now have boobie do disease. My stomach sticks out farther than my boobies do!

    You'll be very very glad you have these photos to compare to as you are losing. Just so you know, I think you are still beautiful!!!
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    where are the heavyweights?

    Hiya! I started at 310 with a goal weight of 160 so that's 150 lbs to lose. I feel the same way, a lot of people have a lot less to lose. Someone who started around my time has lost about as much as me but they are close to goal now. Nothing against her or anyone else who is a lighterweight than me but yes it does feel like it's really different! I'm here if you wanna chat about anything!
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    What are you all drinking?

    I like Premier Protein! The chocolate flavor is available at Costco, both chocolate and vanilla are available on their website. I have not tried the vanilla so don't know how it is. Premier Nutrition - Diet, organic, and low carb, protein bars, protein powders, protein supplements and health supplements
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    measuring my protien....is this right?

    As a VSG'er we should measure our food by volume, not weight. All different foods are different weights and densities. 2 oz of chicken is less than 2 oz popcorn, for example. When they say eat 2 oz, they mean volume. As in, can fit it into 2 1-oz shot glasses. :frown1:

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