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    kamrie37 reacted to Forensikchic in Halloween Contest October 31 2012   
    Weight before surgery: 234
    Date of surgery: 8/11/2011
    Current Weight: 134.8
    Goal weight for oct 31st: 134
    I lost 4.2 pounds this week! I am hoping for even more in the morning! I made my personal GOAL of 135 in exactly 13 months! I hit this on my surgiversary yesterday! Woohooo! I have one more pound to lose by Halloween to make that goal of losing 100 pounds! Wooohoo! So excited to have finally made my personal goal. Whew!
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    kamrie37 reacted to keda in Whats On Your Bucket List?   
    I will and post pics lol
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    kamrie37 reacted to chad2rad in What Did You Name Your Sleeve?   
    If you like it, just don't put a band on it
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    kamrie37 reacted to theoldmusicbox in June Roll Call   
    Thank you. Yep, I am a man. It's really not fair how much faster we lose. I had my first appt with my NUT on march 30 this year and I was 373lbs then. We started following her guidelines on April 1. I got sleeved on June 5, and was about 325 then. So, if your going from since surgery, I'm down 72, but from the start of the journey, 115. I've been working really hard and my wife, who is a non-op, is such a great supporter that she has lost 54! She is my hero.
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    kamrie37 reacted to Butterthebean in Chocolate Covered Bacon   
    Never even heard of such a thing before in my life. But I was at a flea market today and this lady was making some so we bought a piece. I ate a tiny little bite and yes, it tasted exactly how it sounds. If you like chocolate (yes) and you like bacon (yes yes) it's good. In my past life I would have bought every piece she had, but I took my little bite and got out of there.
    Went home and grilled some stuffed jalapeños with shrimp and fat free cream cheese....yum yum. Also had a couple of bites of veggie chips and homemade guacamole. I love it that I can eat sensibly and still enjoy it.
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    kamrie37 reacted to Sleevedreamz in Chocolate Covered Bacon   
    Stuffed jalapenos with shrimp and cream cheese sounds pretty yum. I will have to try that when I get back to solids! I was afraid I wouldn't be able to tolerate anything spicy again so I hope that isn't the case bc I love spicy food.< /p>
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    kamrie37 reacted to Chapitis in Halloween Contest October 31 2012   
    Todays weight 230.8 lbs...so close to the 220s
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    kamrie37 reacted to Susmcmur in Halloween Contest October 31 2012   
    We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary...and I'm 6 pounds away from "wedding weight!"
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    kamrie37 reacted to gustavo52974 in Things I Cant Wait For People To Not Say...   
    You should have thrown up on HER.
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    kamrie37 reacted to Livinglifeout in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    Definitely go to the doctor, you don't want to cause any further injury. Good luck in Vegas...hope your a winner!
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    kamrie37 reacted to peacequeen in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    You can't go wrong by cutting carbs..I can't believe it..I am only 1.4 pd from my goal. I think I'm going to make it!
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    kamrie37 got a reaction from Wolfgirl1978 in Another Rant About Husbands/spouses   
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    kamrie37 reacted to ThisTimeIsIt in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    I live in Vegas there are lots of healthy dining options and even hotels with gyms and pools if u are that motivated (I'm not LOL) You can make it thru a weekend in Vegas! Hope u have fun!!!
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    kamrie37 reacted to jhansen71 in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    Be careful with those free drinks, but have a blast!
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    kamrie37 reacted to Winningtheweightwar in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    Whoo Hoo I had a great week went from 213.4 to 209.3. That 4 pound loss put me a pound below my goal weight of 210 with a week to spare! I'll push hard this last week might make 205:). Good luck everybody finish strong!!
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    kamrie37 reacted to vsginnj in Weight Loss And Time   
    Nine months 333 dec 7. 193.5 today. Thats139.5. Yeah I count halfs now!
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    kamrie37 reacted to barrbdoll in Three Weeks After Surgery, How Much Should I Lose   
    You are doing just fine but you need to reverse how you eat... Protein first!! Always!!
    Good Luck!
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    kamrie37 reacted to whataloser in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    Current weight 185. I've only lost 7 1/2 pounds since starting the challenge, but I might not have lost anything if I hadn't started at all! So I'm good and working hard for more of a loss this week.
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    kamrie37 reacted to Dooter in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    I thought 22 lbs would be WAY too lofty a goal for this challenge, but I've lost 16 of it so far! only 6 to go. I already consider this a victory!
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    kamrie37 got a reaction from Dooter in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    SW 232
    CW 215.2
    GW 210
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    kamrie37 reacted to legal loser in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    I know. But it seems like my body is like, what are you doing and is completely comfortable in the 200s. I know I'll get there. Believe me, I am more than happy with the loss to date, but am so looking forward to seeing a number that starts with a "1".
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    kamrie37 reacted to legal loser in Labor Day Challenge 2012   
    Struggling here because I feel like I've hit a stall that's never ending. Frustrated, but more people are noticing the weight loss....just have to remind myself, the scale is going to move. Not sure I'll meet my Labor Day goal by Labor Day, but I will keep pushing!
    Challenge SW: 214.2
    CW: 201.2
    Challenge Weight Loss: 13
    Challenge GW: 190
    Challenge Weight Loss Goal: 24.2
    Challenge Weight Loss to go: 11.2
    Water - check. Protein - check.
    Still letting in some cheats, which I need to control MUCH better!
    Starting working out at the Y!
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    kamrie37 got a reaction from Tammy310 in You Know You Are A Bariatric Surgery Patient When....   
    Read this and thought I would share.
    You know you are a Gastric Surgery Patient When…
    ü I have a date" does not mean you're going out.
    ü You have baby food in the house and no baby.
    ü "I'm a loser" is a good thing.
    ü All of your silverware says Gerber.
    ü A wooden spoon isn't just for cooking.
    ü "Welcome to the other side" doesn't include death.
    ü New clothes fall off in a week.
    ü You get excited ab
    out hand me downs.
    ü The scale at Wal-Mart no longer says "one at a time please".
    ü Going bald and getting wrinkles is a good thing.
    ü "Just Water for me please".
    ü Hitting the "Century Mark" is actually a good thing.
    ü You can be touched by an angel and still not be considered crazy.
    ü When your rear end no longer looks like a mudslide.
    ü When you get excited that your incision was "only 4 inches".
    ü When the word lap has nothing to do with a strip club.
    ü Other women are calling you names behind your back.
    ü When you are glared at in the plus size department because you don't "belong there".
    ü When you really don't have a thing to wear.
    ü You have to prove you are the person on the driver’s license.
    ü You start being in the pictures not behind the camera.
    ü You want to hug everyone fat and hand them your surgeon's card.
    ü You are never parted from a bottle of water
    ü When you order a doggy bag at the same time as your meal.
    ü Being too small for your britches.
    ü When the only way your nipples are where they belong is to roll them up, position them with your bra and secure with a ponytail holder.
    ü When you go pick up your child at school and all the other kids say WOW you're mom is hot.
    ü When you go to the mall and take the first available space instead of circling 20 minutes for one closer to the door.
    ü You truly are a "cheap date".
    ü When one drink makes you flipping floozy!
    ü When you run to the door and don't hear a flapping sound.
    ü You flip your shirt to show complete strangers your scar.
    ü Vitamins feel like a meal.
    ü You go from a 56DDDD to 32AAA in a year and didn't have a breast reduction.
    ü You've just lost 100 lbs and run into a high school friend who asks "did you change your hair? "
    ü You can cross your legs... both of them
    ü Instead of a Wonder Bra you need a Wonder Where They Went Bra
    ü When your obsession from food turns to your scale.
    ü They no longer call 911 for the Jaws of life to extricate you from a turnstile.
    ü No more Velcro shoes
    ü Tongs are no longer to fry chicken.< /span>
    ü "Checking for leaks" no longer includes your panties
    ü When your Stairmaster is no longer used for drying your fine washables
    ü Your mother says "You don't eat enough"
    `ü When your doctor looks you in the eye and says "I know you will have success with this."
    ü Having sex your husband complains that your hip bones are poking him.
    ü You can wear corduroy pants without igniting a fire
    ü When you wave and your upper arms wave back
    ü You safety pin your underwear
    ü Someone phones and thinks your husband is sneaking around with some skinny mistress
    ü Cannot blame the cat for shedding
    ü Cancel your Lane Bryant Credit Card
    ü 3 Lean Cuisines a week and that's your total grocery purchase
    ü The kids wonder what happened to the cake and cookie god...did he die???
    --Author(s) unknown
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    kamrie37 reacted to jennrus in I Match My License!   
    Just filled out a paper for DMV and realized that today I actually weigh what my license says- 190! I've never weighed what my license has said. Ever! Lol. Small victories!
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    kamrie37 got a reaction from LauraTarry in How Long Until You Ate Salad, Steak, Bread?   
    I eat nuts as well with no problem.
    One thing I do is measure my food. I measure about 2.5 ounces and eat that. If I eat too much, it does sit really heavy. I think my eyes still think I can eat a bigger portion, so, weighing out my food is a good idea for me. For example, the other night, I ate 2.5 ounces of pork steak and 1 ounce or brocolli for dinner. I measured so I knew exactly how much I ate. I did feel really full after, so next time, I am going to either forgo the broccolli, or if I really want that, I would decrease the meat by .5.

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