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  1. CVWillis

    Labor Day Challenge 2012

    Check in CW - 220 I'm so emotional about my weight loss. I saw a pic of me and cried in PUBLIC! I look soooo small! It's a good thing but I was overwhelmed! I'm in a size 14 I haven't worn a 14 since high school and even then I was considered big. I want to lose 50 more to reach my goal of 170. My surgeon isn't happy with with my lost. He feels I'm 20 pounds behind where I should be. But his nurse is always encouraging & positive. She's had weight loss surgery and understands. I'm emotional & excited! Happy losing everyone!
  2. CVWillis

    Labor Day Challenge 2012

    Check in CW - 228 I'M falling short on the h20. But trying everyday. Doing good with working out. Right now my knee & back hurts.
  3. CVWillis

    Labor Day Challenge 2012

    I'm in! CW - 230.6 GW - 215 Work out 4 times per week Drink 64 oz of pure H20 This time I won't let life throw me off my plan!
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    July 4Th Challenge

    Update I am hanging steady @ 230. I'm exactly 230.6. I can't get pass 230 to save my life!!! I have had some trying times with friends TOTALLY tripping, but I will not be discouraged the journey continues!
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    July 4Th Challenge

    I actually gained 2lbs (TOM) but finally lost them! CW-230.4 GW -220 TOTAL LOST - 6LBS (including the 2 I gained)
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    Make-Ahead Help

    I was in the same place as you. What I did was start making make ahead meals, too. Google Eggface ... she has lots of recipes that can be made ahead. I use her site for inspiration. However my go to quick food is chicken. I season a pack of boneless chicken breast & thighs with garlic & herb Mrs. Dash & olive oil then put it on the George Foreman. Put them in individual freezer bags and I'm set. I have also done pork chops & turkey burgers, too. I can eat them anytime for any meal. I also eat alot of veggies. I cook 2 or 3 veggies then put them in little storage containers and freeze those too. Plain greek yogurt with a pack of Splenda & sugar-free fruit is something else I keep on hand. I hope this helps ...
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    July 4Th Challenge

    I'm in. I usually sit on the sideline and watch but I'll try to see what happens ... SW - 296 CW - 234 GW - 220 & workout 5 days per week. Fingers crossed!
  9. @Writegirl - I am semi-hating this too and some times I feel profane about it as well!!! But as my daughter tells me everyday, "what's done is done and now you have to learn to live with it." It's very very hard; I take it sip by sip, day by day.
  10. I was having the very same issue. My advice is just keep trying. I try to drink 3oz every hour. But this is something that I started this past Monday. And it was sooooo hard at first, but it has gotten better. I am still at a deficient with Protein, but my Dr. told me to concentrate on getting hydrated. PLEASE just try!! Keep trying!
  11. CVWillis

    I Can't Drink Crystal Light Anymore

    I can't drink it either! Nor can I can drink anything "suger-free". I drink tea, diluted juice, coffee, and water. But honestly tea and coffee (especially coffee) are my favs.
  12. CVWillis

    The Disappearing Birthday Girl

    Good Luck and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
  13. CVWillis

    I Went To The Er This Morning ...

    I had to breakdown and go to the ER ... for the last 2 days each night around 9pm or 10pm I would get sick to the point of throwing up. Friday I brought some sugar-free popsicles and had one on the way home and one around 8pm. The one on the way home went down very smoothly. I was so happy. I felt the impending doom of dehydrating was over I FOUND something that I could get down ... NOT!!! They made me earl ... dry-heave ... and my lips where red. Because of that bowel prep (which I can't get over enough to drink sports drinks) so I've been suffering. In the ER I got 2 wonderful bags of fluids and the Dr. told me my color came back. HUH?!?!?!?!?!? I'm of African decent, my color can't leave ... well evidently it did!!!!! Also in the ER I was given 2 cups of ice which I ate like it was steak! Sitting there sopping up the ice it dawn on me that maybe I should have crushed ice at home and that the food coloring in the popsicles where the culprit to the throwing up. My daughter has migraines and her Dr. suggested that she control them based on her diet, so she doesn't eat a lot things including commercial red and blue food dye. So I ditched the Popsicles and Crystal light and pulled out the Magic Bullet and shaved me some ice! That was going ok, however after my nap I woke up filling full and dreaming that Krsytals started selling turkey burgers ... lol!!! I was confused by the full feeling but noticed upon waking my mouth was open ... I was breathing through my mouth, which I usually don't do! So I surmised that I took in air into my sleeve hence the full feeling and when I got up there was the pain in my shoulder. I did laps around the house burped and farted; listened to my sleeve gurgle and rumble and I started feeling better. Also while in the hospital I decided that I wanted some watermelon. Which is crazy for me for 2 reasons: 1) I don't like watermelon whenever it is in a fruit bowl I pick around it and 2) I am a stickler for eating local in season fruits and veggies. But I went to wal-mart and got some of the melon. I chewed up a piece and it was orgasmic! I didn't swallow the meat. I had 2 cubes and loved each one! Thinking of freezing it and putting it in the MB. So what did I learned??? Not to consume Red dye, shaved ice maybe life-saving and watermelon ain't that bad!!!! It's 3 hours before the witching hour ... praying that tonight is different!!!!!
  14. CVWillis

    Please Help! Hungry

    I wish I could give you some advice. I don't have an appetite at all. I have to set a timer so I can drink. My suggestion is measure your food based on your what the Dr. says and when you feel hungry do something. Take a walk, call a friend, read a book, write here on your blog. Wishing you the best!
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    My Mascara Story

    I love it!!!!
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    I Went To The Er This Morning ...

    @longer life -to know what's fruits are in season I think about what I remember eating as a child during each season. But you are so right its hard to know because everything is available all the time. Like the watermelon it was from Guatemala. Yesterday I felt like crap on a stick! But around 3am I decided that I was going to get my fluid in regardless so, I started drinking tea, crystal light with out dye, and ensure. And tonight as I'm writing this I feel great!!!! However it is not without throwing up several times today. I feel like I'm over the hump!
  17. CVWillis

    Gas Alert!

    Im finally being released from the hospital today !!!! I had the worst case of gas I've ever experienced. I wasnt able to hold down any liquids until yesterday. I don't have any pain from the incisions just from the gas & reflux! My mon says it looks like I've lost 20lbs because my 2nd chin is disappearing ... lol! I hope & pray that you upcoming sleevers but experience gas the way I did. The only relief is walking it out! I was up and walking every 2 hours, walk even if you don't feel like it! The staff @ Nothside Hospital was THE BEST!
  18. CVWillis

    The Surgery Is Over..so Thankful

    Yaaaayyyyy!!!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!! I'm praying that your recovery is smooth sailing!
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    Feeling Thankful

  20. CVWillis

    On The 8Th Day After Surgery ...

    I am able to drink water with lime ... Whooooo Hooooo! After thinking that I was experiencing hell, I rounded the corner to feeling o.k. Today is the first day that I felt human! The gas bubble popped and I was able to drink about 20oz. I realized that I don't like the taste of gatorade or propel because they both remind me of the bowel prep juice. And I wasn't a sweet drinker anyway. My next goal is to get in some protein. I was able to have an once of soup today. It was tasty but I didn't want seconds. I don't have any appetite at all! I'm going to have to make a schedule to make sure I eat and drink. My daughter cooked chicken tonight and the smell of it made me nausea. We had to spray the house with Frebreeze. I was abosoltely repulsed! I had to apologize to her and she understood that it was because of the surgery. I love my daughter so much! She's the best! Thank you all for the encougement and well wishes! I don't know where I would be with out this forum!!!!!
  21. CVWillis

    One Week Down

    Thank you so much!
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    One Week Down

    To sum it up it's been Hell!

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