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About shrinkydinkme

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  1. shrinkydinkme

    I Want To See Before & After Pics!

    Just posted my recent photos I am 5'10 and at 211 on my way to slim
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    I Want To See Before & After Pics!

    Some more photos of the journey, about 2/3rds of the way to goal
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    9 months & 98 pounds

  4. 96 pounds down and looking forward to the big 100!

  5. 90 pounds down today and a wonderful morning with the So Cal VST support group!

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    Horror Story

    I am so sorry for your sisters struggles and complications. I appreciate knowing that the flu like symptoms she had are cause for alarm and insistence on medical treatment to rule out a leak. I understand how upset you must be and how anyone in your situation would feel the strong feelings you do about weight loss surgery. Watching you sister suffer they way she is would make you and most others in your situation scared to see anyone else make the choice to take that risk. I knew going in about the risk and to me it seemed worth it, stories like this just helped me to make sure I was sure and pray a bit more!
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    5-6 months out sleevers.... ?

    I am almost 5 1/2 months out and have lost 57lbs since surgery and 82lbs since pre-op. I can eat anything and eat about a cup at each meal. I have been able to get in all protein and liquid easily since the beginning. I loose about 1.5 pounds a week now. I do exercise 1 hour 3 days a week (weight lift and cardio) but am having pain in my upper legs so doctor and chiropractor said to take last week off and I will do the same this week, did walk 2 1/2 miles today because the lack of exercise scares me. I am a pretty lax sleever and let myself eat all foods just in moderation making sure I get enough protien.
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    100lbs GONE!

    amazing - your hard work is paying off big! You look terrific, what a transformation.
  9. Last month I was a slow loser, but finally hit 80lbs down this morning. Going for goal in 2013!

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    Muscle pain

    Can I know what group? I am almost 5 months out and having upper thigh pain that keeps me awake at night and makes me uncomfortable when sitting, standing seems to be the only way I am comfortable. Plan to go to the doctor after Christmas, was hoping to wait until my Jan. 3rd check up but feel like I can't wait it hurts too much
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    Bionic Smell?

    LOVE that I am not alone..... 4 1/2 months post surgery and my family still calls my sense of smell a SUPER POWER that was implanted at surgery along with my sleeve.
  12. Half Way to Goal Day!!!! 75pounds left and 75pounds left to lose!

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    Why Are Tea/coffee Taboo Post Surgery ?

    I was told to stay away from coffee for fear of dehydration because coffee/caffeine is a diuretic, and getting in enough liquids in the beginning to avoid dehydration for may is difficult. I choose to do decaf during week two, and am at 4months out now and have had no problems. Pre- surgery coffee did give me issues with heartburn which is a problem post surgery for many also and a reason to avoid coffee.
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    I Want To See Before & After Pics!

    It's my 4 month sleevaversary and I am 73 pounds down. A tall 5'10, 50 years old and about half way to my weight loss goal. I love this thread and return to it often for motivation and inspiration. Seeing everyones photo's gives me hope. I stalled at 3 weeks and only lost 3 pound in weeks 3-6 but usually lose about 2 pounds a week. I weight lift 3 times a week for an hour and should do more cardio, but what I am doing is a huge improvement over the nothing I use to do, so I am proud of myself. I track my food on MFP, because it would be easy for me to eat too much of the wrong things if I did not record it. I love my sleeve and have no regrets, it has been so much easier, yes the loss so much slower, then I thought it would be.
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    4 month Slevaversary

    73 pounds down

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