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About MzPecanBrown

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  1. MzPecanBrown

    African American Sleevers

    Prilosec is my friend. Talk to your doc. Heartburn is extremely common with the sleeve.
  2. MzPecanBrown

    MyFitnessPal.com Members

    Hi all!! Im rarely on VST anymore but active on MFP. I had my sleeve done on January 10, 2012 and currently down 160 lbs. Feel free to add me. My name is MzPecanBrown there too.
  3. MzPecanBrown

    African American Sleevers

    You look great!!
  4. MzPecanBrown

    MyFitnessPal.com Members

    Mzpecanbrown. Feel free to add me. I'm more active there.
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    MyFitnessPal.com Members

    Mzpecanbrown. :-)
  6. MzPecanBrown

    Not Losing Any Weight! Upset And Fustrated!

    Everyone has already given you great advice. I just want to advise you to mentally prepare for stalls and possible slight gains from time to time on this journey. I started at 406 lbs so I had over 200 lbs to lose. I lost 35 in the first month so 40 would have been so unrealistic for you. After my first month, I didn't lose anything else for an entire month. Was I crazy? Yes!! About to lose my mind! But reading that it has happened to others who were very successful sleevers was very reassuring. I am now 8 months out and down almost 110! I had surgery in January and didn't lose weight in February or July. I pretty much just bounced around during these months. Did I lose inches? Yes! Did I go down a pant size? You bet! They'll happen; just stay the course and enjoy the ride. Good luck to you!
  7. MzPecanBrown

    Labor Day Challenge 2012

    SW: 323 GW: 303 CW: 305 Well, I missed my Labor Day goal by 2 lbs. it's like my body is holding on and afraid to let me get to 100 total loss. I think my new collar bones have scared the hell out of my body! LOL! But 18 lbs is nothing to sneeze at. PLUS, I dropped another dress size. Going to shake up my routine and head over to the Halloween Challenge. Congrats everyone!! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  8. MzPecanBrown

    My Change

    You better strike a pose, girl! FIERCE! Amazing job! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  9. MzPecanBrown

    Horrible Taste In Mouth

    How far out are you? If you are newly sleeved, your body is likely in a state of ketosis, of which bad breath and funky tastes are normal. I had this for several weeks after surgery. It went away as I started adding different foods in. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  10. MzPecanBrown

    Labor Day Challenge 2012

    My iPhone app keeps unsubscribing me from this thread. Anyone else having that problem? I'm too lazy to scroll back and quote my last weigh in post so I'll just recap: My Challenge SW in the beginning of July was 323. My goal weight is 303 for a total of a 20 lb loss. I weighed in yesterday at 308. Only 5 more lbs to go! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  11. MzPecanBrown

    Aug 14Th

    Good luck to all of you today! Welcome to the "new and improved you"! Update when you can. Sent from my iPhone using VST
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    I prefer the Premier Nutrition shakes. They can be purchased at Costco or Sam's. 30g of protein in each. Congrats and good luck on your surgery!
  13. MzPecanBrown

    New Here And New To Sleeve Surgery

    Hey there! I live an hour and a half from Raleigh but had my surgery in Durham. I am not as familiar with weight loss centers in the area, however, my office offers a monthly support group. I went through the Duke Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery clinic in Durham. The support group schedule for Durham and Raleigh is on the Duke website. I know it's free to patients, but I would call and see if there is a fee for others - 1-866-637-0711. Let me know if I can help you with anything else. Your weight loss so far is awesome!

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