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  1. Hello Fellow VSG'rs ok its been a while since I was on here , but I am happy to say I am currently down to 178lbs , thats 75 lbs from where I began this journey !!!!!! As a result of losing what I consider to be a whole child off of my 5'2" frame , I can do so many more activities including running!!! Running has been an activity I absolutely hated unless it was moving me away from immediate and immenant danger, but to do so created an inferno in my chest and made me sweat like a race horse!!!! My new NSV is that I am now running because I actually like it ..... what ????? did I just say that ??? Oh yes I did , it allows me thinking time to myself it kicks up my endorphins and makes me burn way past the run , and I am preparing to run a half marathon in September. Now for me thats major because I used to profess being allergic to running!!!!!! My legs are building all king of muscle tone , although I still have the loose skin and thighs that wont just dissapear already!!!! But all and all I feel fabulous and I wouldnt change a thing about my journey and progress :-) Hope everyone is fairing well!!!!! My enemy sugar just wont give up and go away , I am fighting hard to lose that relationship. OH one more thing, I use the Fitbit to track my activity , I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Fitbit. It motivates me to outdo my own scores daily as well as those of my sister. My mind is set on oh I walked 5.85 miles well I can make that 6, I keep moving and look again and its 6.95 and I'm like well now I have to make it 7 and so on !!!! That little thing has had me pushing myself beyond my limits trying to do better , I LOVE IT !!!!!! Be sucessful!!! Two Fingers , One Love!! CAMMYD*:-)


    Posting pics to show my Metamorphasis as it happens !

    Sugar Is Not My Friend Anymore !

    Why after 6 months am I having this insatiable desire for sweet stuff? I have so many conversations with myself about this nasty desire for Chocolate!!!!! GRRRRR I am working out hard , I am losing inches , and the scales arent budging. I've just given myself a new challenge to say goodbye to 10lbs by the end of February , so when you read this post , please send me a message and ask me what I am doing to reach that short term goal, I need to be accountable , challenge me my fellow VSG'rs . I am going to post new front , side and back views this weekend , I have been remiss with the holidays so time to get back on track!!!!!! I know I can, I know I can .... I can!!!! Side note: I tried Hot Yoga , I loved it!!!! However next time I go I can't do my Jazzercise and then back to back this class , my blood sugar dropped and I almost fainted !!!! It was 95 degrees in that room ! I'll be back to update you , much success this week to everyone!!!!! Two fingers, One Love!!!! CAMMYD*:-)

    6mo. Update

    Thank you Favoredone, hope all is well with you !

    6mo. Update

    Hi BrownDoesAll, Sorry it has been so long since I signed on, my success is very dependant on EXERCISE!!!!!!! I know that to lose you have to burn, the diet is necessary , but the exercise is tantamount!!! For one I find it is keeping muscle tone so as the body shrinks its not as bad to look at. I have some sagging skin , but I know that when my weight loss tappers off, the resiliance of the muscles and the memory of the skin will work in my favor as it has so far due to exercise. Plus you just feel better after releasing all of those endophins!!!!!

    6mo. Update

    Hello my Fellow VSG'rs , its been a while since I posted on here !!!! I have been good and working my plan !!!! Yesterday I got on the scales and found myself down to 186lbs , YEAHHHHHH!!!!! I started out 6 months ago at 251 so I am really thankful!!!!! My workouts are the best , Jazzercise is awesome !!!!! Even on Thanksgiving day we had a special Jazzercise class to earn our Thanksgiving Dinner, it was deemed the "Huff and Puff before you Stuff Class" Honestly I can not stuff anymore, my stomach tells me your done in non negotiable ways everytime I sit down to eat! I have made up in my mind its ok not to taste or have everything served, its not like food is going to cease to exist , so I get in the protein and have a taste of whatever it is I desire and I am done. I will make sure to post new pics and update you guys a little more when I have some time off for the holidays . Hope everyone is doing well and don't let the holidays get you off track work your plan !!!!!! Work your sleeve!!!! Two fingers, One Love !!! CAMMYD:-)

    6 weeks after surgery - A reflection

    Such great post! I thoroughly believe in you and I pray that you realize your goals youve set for yourself, be encouraged and you go girl !!!!!! Two fingers, One Love! CAMMYD*:-)

    Thank you to my one and only

    Unconditional Love is so beautiful!!!!!!! He has what he wants and thats your heart! I am so happy for you !!!!! You are his queen and as such you deserve to have true love!!!! Best wishes in your journey!!!!!!! Two fingers, One Love!!!!!! CAMMYD:-)

    Biggest Loser Wake up call...Being fat is NOT funny!

    I had the can't fit on the rollercoaster experience summer before last and trust me it was humlitiating to have to get off in front of countless people I didnt even know , but most importantly in front of my friends I was at the park with , I wanted to vaporize or dissapear. I played it off saying I really didnt want to get on anyway and that I dont like rollercoasters that much, but deep down inside I was so embarrased I wanted to put my head on my mom's shoulder and get my cry out !!!!!! . My co-morbidities had me taking medicaitions and experiencing all kinds of pains , so no its no joking matter to be obese. VSG is saving my life , thank God for this blessing !!!!! Two fingers, One Love CAMMYD*:-)
  10. For me it will be like any other day , focus on getting my protein in first - no problem we are having turkey , then I must have some veggie , "if " there is room for anything else I may have a dab , but my stomach tells me when I am done and it doesnt take much for it to get to that point. I have no real cravings for all the cakes , pies and such anymore so I am not afraid and the thing I do crave now is the burn of a good work out , so I plan to get that in regardless of whats going on with family gatherings , I first have to get my sweat and burn !!!!!! And they understand and get it now , so I am have a testimony to share this holiday of how truly "Thankful" I am !!!!!! Two fingers, One Love! CAMMYD*:-)
  11. CAMMYD

    Tomorrow is my Surgery day - Yeah

    wish for you a speedy and great recovery, I had no issues and left the hospital on the third day. They make sure you have no leaks from your tube, if all is good and most likely it will be, and you are able to sip your liquids you 'll be on your way to start your new journey! They did weigh me right before surgery , so you will probably be weighed as well ! Best Wishes! Two fingers, One Love! CAMMYD*:-)
  12. CAMMYD

    oh my word my life is going to change

    I am three months out , and I feel fantastic! I have lost 55 lbs and I wouldnt change anything about this decision !!! I am not breathing heavy anymore , my aches and pains have subsided, I am not sufferig from edema like I used to , my blood pressure is normal again , I no longer wear size 18 I have reversed the scales and am no longer in jeopardy of hitting 300 lbs for the first time in all of my adult life my weight starts with the number 1! So no , I dont feel an ounce of guilt, shame or remorse!!!! You are worthy as is anyone who wants to take control of their destiny and protect the temple God has given them !!!! Two fingers, One Love! CAMMYD*:-)
  13. CAMMYD

    Why should we hide that we had surgery?

    I see no shame in saying I made a decision to improve my quality of life and to opt. for longevity! Our co-morbidities were killing us so why be embarrased for make a positive step towards eliminating one of the key factors? I definitely don't think its the "easy" way out, to me its a "brave" decision. I have tried almost all of my adult life , I have always been on a diet and to no avail never saw my problems cease. So for those who want to pass judgement I reply , "I hope you never have to walk a day in my shoes, because I wish this on no one!" Even with the sleeve its not "easy" we do work at learning our new patterns and learning to work with what we have! Two fingers, One Love ! CAMMYD*:-)
  14. CAMMYD

    Stupidity spreads like herpes

    Wow Life as Liz , You sound upset! Personally I wish success and health to everyone who has had wls! Two fingers, One Love ! CAMMYD*:-)
  15. CAMMYD

    OMG...I actually went through with it!

    moodyredbone, it all gets better and you will be so happy about this decision !!!!!! I am three months out and everyday I am so appreciative of the opportunity to take my life back and feel better physically and about myself. Hang in there and make sure you are getting your protiens and I suggest taking Biotin to keep your hair skin and nails healthy as you loose weight rapidly. Keep in touch! Two fingers, One Love! CAMMYD*:-)

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