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  1. CJ_Redux

    June Sleevers! Hows It Going?

    Wow! This is phenomenal!!! Please tell, what have you been doing? What are you eating?? I wanna know the secrets to your success!
  2. I posted a video. You can't see it??
  3. CJ_Redux

    Regretting this

    Keep the faith. It will get better and you'll soon NOT regret this decision.
  4. CJ_Redux

    June Sleevers! Hows It Going?

    I hit 6 months on 12/23/2012. I've lost 89 lbs from my highest weight and 75 lbs since surgery day. I feel like it could have been more if I had been more diligent. But c'est la vie! I'm still sooooooo happy to be where I am and not where I was!
  5. You know, a lot of people tell me I should write...I just may give it a shot! LOL! Glad you enjoyed my crazy story. Right now I'm traveling. If you like that story, you should read about my travels on my blog (in the signature).
  6. Wow no vomiting AT ALL? I'm jealous! LOL!
  7. Wow you look great! You should have worn that costume with confidence! Congrats on your success, and much more!
  8. CJ_Redux

    T. Page's Story

    Welcome. Congrats on your upcoming surgery. You will soon do all those things on your list...and more!
  9. Good luck! You'll do fine.
  10. CJ_Redux

    Couldn't Even Make It 3 Days

    Don't be so hard on yourself. You had the pizza. It's done. Pick yourself back up and start over again. I've been there. I know it's hard. But part of the purpose of the preop diet is to prepare you for life after surgery. If you could control your food intake 100% you wouldn't need this surgery, no? I won't say it'll get easier, cuz how is it ever easy to pass up delicious pizza or pasta or whatever? I will say it is doable and you will make it, even with the mistakes. Keep trying and you will get there. Just like we all did. Good luck!
  11. CJ_Redux

    High Bp

    I agree with the other poster. You don't want to do anything to endanger your health. But please, please, PLEASE talk to your surgeon prior to going all the way to Mexico. I'm sure in doing bariatric surgery, you wouldn't be the first high bp patient they've seen. But they may have specific instructions for you. Rather than asking on this forum and coming up with a decision, talk to the person who's hands you're putting your life in. Good luck!
  12. CJ_Redux

    Just Had A "good" Cry

    It does get better! I promise!!! I won't lie to you, a month long pre-op is gonna be brutal! I had to do 14 days and I thought I'd die. Whew!!! But you will make it! Just like the rest of us. You did what you needed to do at the time: cry. But good for you for not giving in to temptation!! Please, please, please try to hang in there. I promise, you will look back on this time and smile when you think of how far you've come. I know I do. It will be ok. Take a bath, cry, whatever you need. Then just grab another shake and keep on keeping on!
  13. CJ_Redux

    High Bp

    I had surgery in Mexico (you can read about it here). The day of my surgery, I ended up arriving late due to travel delays and re-routing. By the time I got there, i hadn't eaten or drank anything for about 15 hours. My blood pressure was pretty high (154/97...something like that). I was surprised because it had NEVER been so high. Usually 120/80. So they checked it again. Same...high. They did an EKG (or is it ECG??). I asked the cardiologist if my bp would be a problem and he said it was probably high due to my travel, but that they'd give me something during surgery, but not to worry. I was worried. But now I'm 4 months out and bp is normal and no problems from surgery at all. If you're worried, you should ask your surgeon. Good luck.
  14. CJ_Redux

    June Sleevers! Hows It Going?

    Sleeved on 6/23/2012. As of this morning, I've lost 72 pounds from my highest weight, 58 pounds post-op. I feel like I'm losing slow. I exercise 5 - 6 days per week for 60 minutes. I never eat more than 800 cals a day, but usually it's about 500 - 600. Any suggestions on how I can speed up weight loss?

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