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    alovio got a reaction from SweetQui in What Were U Eating At 3 Weeks Post Op?   
    friday will be a month for me, i am eating mostley mushies. anything soft. I tried some chicken on mothers day and it didnt sit well, came back up. Ive tried a lot of different things and have gotten sick a few times. hardest thing for me is knowing when i am full. but i have lost 30 ponds since surgery, must be doing something right, I am walking/jogging 3 miles in morning before work and 1 hour cardio at gym after work. I wanna start lifting weights but going to wait two more weeks, good luck mashed potatoes and chili Beans are great try them
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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from TES in one year after   
    Ok im give yiu guys some stats to start off let you know where I started. Oct 2011 I wieghed in at a whoping 458lbs . Started ckasses for surgery in dec 2011. My sugery date was april 20 2012 that day I weighed 391 lbs. Today I weighed myself I weighed in at 236lbs. Cant beleave it myself. I feel better today or actually this past year, better than I did throught my 30's and most of 20's. By the way im 43 years young and feeling younger by the day. I cant tell you ive followwd all rules cause I havent. I started off walking graduated to running and now I beed to get. Myself back on track. Feeling great comes with new found excitment for doing things. I've ever been a couch potatoe for last 15 years. I really feel good. Sometimes I miss the food' but I would trade it for anything. I went fro size 58 pants 6xl shirt.....to a size 36 pants 2x shirt. I even fit into some xl shirts. Of course there is excess skin but ill take trade off anyday. Eating wise I can eat pretty much anything just cant eat alot. Maybe 5 bites and im done. Well good luck everyone check out pic I posted big difference.


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    alovio got a reaction from Getting There in I Really Need Help Making A Decision!   
    dont give up on surgery, its hand down best thing i have ever done. Wish i would have done it sooner, I feel younger now than when i was 30. Just think if you could do it on your own would you have done it already. I lost 75 pounds pre-op i thought same but still went ahead. Now food really isnt a issue like it use to be. Good luck with your decision.
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    alovio got a reaction from Getting There in I Really Need Help Making A Decision!   
    dont give up on surgery, its hand down best thing i have ever done. Wish i would have done it sooner, I feel younger now than when i was 30. Just think if you could do it on your own would you have done it already. I lost 75 pounds pre-op i thought same but still went ahead. Now food really isnt a issue like it use to be. Good luck with your decision.
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    alovio got a reaction from Finding MeMe in Anybody Else Get Offended Or Is It Just Me!   
    I know exactley how you feel, I am barber and see people on dailey basis. Last Nov I wieghed 458. Today I am down 278. Had my sleeve on 4/20 lost 115 since surgery. Everyday I get diff reactions some good some not so good. To top it off my barber shop name is Big Al's Barbershop. So everyday I hear your gonna have to change name to little al's. Kind of tired of hear it, but I just smile and say thanks. Sometimes people ask hey your loosing lots wieght, I joke and say I lost few pounds. But funniest is when they come in and ask where is big al, and I say right here. They says oh I didn't recognize you. I always smile and say just still me. But I feel terrific and don't regret a thing. I went from size 58 pants to 44 and 6 xl to 2 xl......big diff ..I love my sleeve.
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    alovio got a reaction from Finding MeMe in Anybody Else Get Offended Or Is It Just Me!   
    I know exactley how you feel, I am barber and see people on dailey basis. Last Nov I wieghed 458. Today I am down 278. Had my sleeve on 4/20 lost 115 since surgery. Everyday I get diff reactions some good some not so good. To top it off my barber shop name is Big Al's Barbershop. So everyday I hear your gonna have to change name to little al's. Kind of tired of hear it, but I just smile and say thanks. Sometimes people ask hey your loosing lots wieght, I joke and say I lost few pounds. But funniest is when they come in and ask where is big al, and I say right here. They says oh I didn't recognize you. I always smile and say just still me. But I feel terrific and don't regret a thing. I went from size 58 pants to 44 and 6 xl to 2 xl......big diff ..I love my sleeve.
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    alovio got a reaction from Nicci in Foods I Will Miss   
    YOU WILL STILL EAT chocolate , CHILI DOGS NOW THATS TOUGH ONE.....
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    alovio got a reaction from jules58 in Stretching The Sleeve By Drinking Through A Straw?   
    on a bite scale, how many bites is 8 ounces. i usally can do 3-4 bites , 5 im stuffed, 6 its comming back. i know gross. just curious how much is 8 ounces. i use straw alot. im 5 months post op ive lost 170 lbs since nov. 104 sice surgery on 4-20...good luck
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    alovio got a reaction from jules58 in Stretching The Sleeve By Drinking Through A Straw?   
    on a bite scale, how many bites is 8 ounces. i usally can do 3-4 bites , 5 im stuffed, 6 its comming back. i know gross. just curious how much is 8 ounces. i use straw alot. im 5 months post op ive lost 170 lbs since nov. 104 sice surgery on 4-20...good luck
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    alovio got a reaction from jules58 in Stretching The Sleeve By Drinking Through A Straw?   
    on a bite scale, how many bites is 8 ounces. i usally can do 3-4 bites , 5 im stuffed, 6 its comming back. i know gross. just curious how much is 8 ounces. i use straw alot. im 5 months post op ive lost 170 lbs since nov. 104 sice surgery on 4-20...good luck
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    alovio reacted to vsginnj in Stretching The Sleeve By Drinking Through A Straw?   
    I think for most people who can attribute their obesity to volume overeating 8 oz would be significant restriction! Bougie size is only part of what determines stomach size , length is just as important and sleeving does not change that. Not to sound cold but, it's done ! Start filling up on lean Protein rock that mutha. Btw I can eat 8-10 oz of yougart but barely 4 of chicken different foods fit better (sliders) so don't be discouraged! The straw theory sounds funny perhaps your nut doesn't burp!
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    alovio got a reaction from SweetQui in What Were U Eating At 3 Weeks Post Op?   
    friday will be a month for me, i am eating mostley mushies. anything soft. I tried some chicken on mothers day and it didnt sit well, came back up. Ive tried a lot of different things and have gotten sick a few times. hardest thing for me is knowing when i am full. but i have lost 30 ponds since surgery, must be doing something right, I am walking/jogging 3 miles in morning before work and 1 hour cardio at gym after work. I wanna start lifting weights but going to wait two more weeks, good luck mashed potatoes and chili Beans are great try them
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    alovio got a reaction from guitar819 in 2Nd Thoughts   
    GREAT POST LISSA, AS SHE SAID ITS ONLY NATURAL TO HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS. yOU WILL BE FINE. yOU WILL BUILD A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH food. PLUS IF YOU WERE GONNA LOOSE THAT WIEGHT YOU WOULD ALREADY HAVE. I LOST 65 POUNDS GETTING READY FOR SURGERY, I TOO THOUGHT MAYBE I CAN DO THIS ON MY OWN, I COULDNT. I AM DOWN A TOTAL OF 154 POUNDS 86 SINCE SURGERY ON 4/20.........COULDNT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT MY SLEEVE. YOU WILL BE FINE AND GOOD LUCK
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    alovio got a reaction from Neese in 4 Month Post Op Down 90Lbs   
    Today i woke up and weighted myself and hit 299 lbs. I haven't been this light since my late 20's. I have lost 159 lbs since nov 2 2011 on that day i weighted 458. So i feel great I run 3 mi every morning 5 days a week. Sometimes I miss food. But i went from 6xl shirt to 2xl, pants waist 58 to a 46, not bad. I dont regret anything I love my sleeve. I have post a before and after pic. Good luck to evryone.


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    alovio reacted to weight_no_longer in 4 Month Post Op Down 90Lbs   
    omg hottt!! you look like a different person
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    alovio got a reaction from Butterthebean in 4 Month Post Op Down 90Lbs   
    i strarted walking but now i jog about 80% of the three mile. at first i would just jog from telephone pole then walk to the next. Work at it i use an app on my phone called map my walk and gets some ear phones and your ready. I actually jog with my two boxer doggs. there great the pull me into jogging longer. Good luck start small and work your way up, i think that my high weight loss is because i jog every morning.
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