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    kw2walker got a reaction from Maryuumah in artificial sweetners   
    We like all kinds here {{{hugs}}}
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    kw2walker got a reaction from Maryuumah in artificial sweetners   
    I like Splenda.
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    kw2walker got a reaction from ajackson1967 in The Official What You Will Need For Your Upcoming Weightloss Surgery Thread!   
    I have planned to take with me the following for the 7/22/13 surgery:
    Loose sweats or shorts or maxi dress
    Button up shirt
    Flip flops, avoiding the bending to put on shoes
    Gas-X strips
    2oz measuring cup, when told how much I have to drink it can be measured
    Extra undies, I plan to wear the same clothes home that I arrive in
    Phone charger
    Leaving all jewelry at home
    Ear plugs, hospitals are too loud
    Being supplements/vitamins that are required the day after surgery
    The week before surgery the plan is to:
    Get a hair cut, and dye hair
    Pedicure, get a great color since it will be a few weeks before the toes are touched
    Clean the bathroom
    Clean the kitchen, setting up food material for my return
    Make sugar free ice cubes of my drinks, cherry cubes to drop into lemonade. Make it fun while healing.
    Make a copy of my living will to have in my bag for the hospital
    Buy thank you cards
    Full my car with gas, so those helping can get around.
    Purchase liquid pain reliever
    All the best to those having their surgery and continued success to those that are now sleeved.
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    kw2walker reacted to jennyR3 in Hey Guys   
    Hi all my name jenny and I love in the N.Y area. I was sleeved on 2/24/14 so I'm one week out today. Hallelujah! So glad for this forum to assist me on this journey.
    My first week was a little rough but with Gods grace I survived. Yes, it does get better. I have no regrets because at the end of the day I'm gonna be healthier than I've ever been.
    My sister and cousin were both sleeved on 2013 an were my motivation to getting healthy. I'm so excited for this new chapter in my life and pray for the best for everyone else on this path.
    Will keep you all posted on my progress.
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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    kw2walker reacted to NICU-RN in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    It was years in the coming - I kept thinking I could do this on my own as my world became more and more limited, my weight forced my health issues to the point of early retirement. I could hardly make it up one flight of stairs in my house, etc.
    We took my long dreamed of trip to Alaska this past summer (2013). The plane ride out was miserable as I was so big the seats were horribly uncomfortable. My feet and legs swelled up while flying. On the cruise - my swelling only got worse and I could not do anything - even walking from one end of the ship to the other took several rest breaks. Port touring was next to impossible as walking was almost more than I could tolerate. My husband was so concerned because I was consistently out of breath and puffing - he is the one with asthma! The land tour was tolerable but just barely. I could hardly get in and out of the bus and the swelling just kept getting worse. Flight seeing trips in small airplanes were disappointing as I always had to sit over the wing because of my weight so views were obstructed. After two weeks in Alaska, the trip back from Fairbanks was the worst ever. I was in so much pain that I could barely walk to the plane. My legs were so swollen my feet hung over my shoes and the only way I could get the shoes on that morning was to lay flat on the bed and have my husband hold my legs straight up in the air and "milk" the Fluid away from my feet.
    I swore when I got home I was not ever going on a plane or a tour again until I lost weight. I knew the only way left for me to do so was WLS.
    I am now almost 8 weeks out and I already can climb the stairs without huffing and puffing, getting in and out of chairs is easier than I dreamed, and I've dropped a pants size.
    The trip to Alaska was my "last straw."
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    kw2walker reacted to millergirl314 in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    Yes the fact that I would literally hide from the camera then get a picture was eye opening. So many years I was just "camera shy"
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    kw2walker reacted to Susysleever in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    Sorry for the posts. I' having serious tmobile probs. My phone calls ppl by itself. And a size 9 shoe shouldn't be wearing a size 9 panty.
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    kw2walker reacted to Sdunn1980 in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    I was absolutely pissed because they put my picture in the paper(after I begged them not to) for co-chairing an event that raised $5,000 for a new transport van for the local veterans home. When I realized how upset I was over a picture and that i was willing to not take credit for all the work, I knew I had to do something.
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    kw2walker reacted to Fishsticks in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    My baby brother (he wasn't 'little' any more since he had gained so much weight) died in his sleep unexpecedly a year ago due to being overweight. He was scary-fat, diabetic, high blood pressure and had sleep apnea - 54 years old. I am three years older, have very similar genetics and have also been scary-fat. This was my eye-opener. I lost 30 lbs over the last year on my own and I see it is now time to add weight -loss surgery to my tool kit.
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    kw2walker reacted to skikyd in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    I'm not sure what your panty size gas to do with your shoe size, ( but you did post it 4 times, So I guess it is significant)
    But keep talking dirty to me, I'll figure it out some day. I am just a simple uneducated, man from a small fishing village.
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    kw2walker reacted to Christina.v in July 2013 Sleevers   
    July 15th 2014 ,surgery date weight: 208 current weight 135 here are some pictures I took on Valentine's day. Im so excited about my new body and all the cute cloth I can wear now!
    One thing that I must admit, you get used to eating cold food. Lol!


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    kw2walker reacted to mrs.gemini in Hey Guys   
    This is my first time here. I haven't had my surgery yet. I am schedule to have my surgery on 2/21/2014. I will be having VSG. I have started my 14 day liquid diet and I am on my 4th day. The hardest part I am finding with the liquid is cooking food for my family and not being able to eat it.
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    kw2walker reacted to ElyQuint in July 2013 Sleevers   
    I was sleeved on 7.29.13. HW 288; SW 277 CW 210. Stoked.
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    kw2walker reacted to m&m4ever in July 2013 Sleevers   
    Wow! Everyone's doing awesome!! Here's my progress:
    Surgery date July 29th
    HW 295
    SW 250
    CW 163
    Total loss of 132 pounds! My goal is 160, but I think I want to go a little lower. Maybe 155 or 150. I'm just gonna see how it goes and see how I feel. Not putting too much pressure on myself to reach a certain number. Even if I don't lose any more, I'm still thrilled with my results. This has been an incredible journey so far. A little bumpy at times, but worth every bump! For me the best part is that food no longer has power over me. It's no longer a drug, but just food!

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    kw2walker reacted to skikyd in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    food is NO LONGER my master.
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    kw2walker reacted to angell_ina in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    1. Being diagnosed with fatty liver disease
    2. Working in aged care with heavy older residents and see the rashes and mobility issues
    3. My sisters both have breast cancer the weight increases my chances
    4. Pains in knees ankles feet and going overseas and too tired and in pain to enjoy it
    5. Seat belts in plane
    6. My grandson and my children last but not least my husband I want to live a long life
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    kw2walker reacted to pam1965 in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    I've been unhappy in life, and food was the only thing that was there for me... Then my fiancé would say things like you being fat doesn't bother me!!! But he would always look skinny girls, so I would eat more.. when I got sick and I have a hysterectomy, I gained 100 pounds, I was 100 pounds lighter... I am 65 lb lighter now !!!!
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    kw2walker reacted to dzylizz in July 2013 Sleevers   
    Hello July Sleevers...I too decided to check in so here goes:
    Height: 5'0"
    HW: 205
    SW: 185
    CW: 131
    I am 6 lbs away from my goal as of today. My overall health is wonderful, no more sleep apnea. I walk 3 to 5 miles a day and now ENJOY shopping for clothes. I have gone from a size 20 to a size 8. I am beyond thrilled with my progress. I have worked hard to get here and I never plan on going back!!!

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    kw2walker reacted to JessicaAnn in July 2013 Sleevers   
    HW 299
    SW (7/3/13) 289
    CW 203

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    kw2walker reacted to Lorie269 in July 2013 Sleevers   
    Hi July Sleevers!
    I figured since we have all reached 6 months post-op we should give an update of our progress. Here's mine:
    Surgery Date: 7/26/13
    HW: 269
    SW: 248
    CW: 160
    Total loss of 109 lbs. 88 since surgery. I still have about 20lbs to lose to meet my goal. I look forward to everone's updates.
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    kw2walker reacted to skikyd in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    My wife was the "fit one".
    The overall plan was: she would treat her body like a temple and live forever. I would treat mine like a pup tent. die young, and leave her a big insurance policy pay off.
    She got a brain tumor. Now I have to care for her.
    Also I was being photographed for a magazine article. I had gotten so big I had nothing to wear.
    I saw a commercial on TV by Peyton Manning that went something like this:
    " I'm an elite professional athlete. You're not. BUY A BIGGER SHIRT"
    It Pissed me off. That is when I decided to do something about my weight.
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    kw2walker reacted to wn51 in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    The last straw for me was when I was fired from my job after working for my employer for over 16 years. I just didn't want another major failure on my hands.
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    kw2walker reacted to Schmincke in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    So many straws.
    Watching my cousin go from 400+ pounds, dieting down to 160 pounds, then bouncing back up to 400+ pounds and dying at 50.
    Yo-yo dieting for 45 years, gaining a few more pounds every time.
    Watching my sister yo-yo diet up to 280 pounds, and start to lose her mobility and her zest for life.
    Having more and more trouble controlling my hypertension.
    Developing sore shoulders and hips, that don't get better with physical therapy.
    Having a fall and breaking 4 ribs ... and still having pain 15 years later.
    Having a fall and breaking a bone in my back ... and still having back pain 18 months later.
    Hating to see myself in photos.
    Not being able to dress with the style I would like.
    The last straw? Feeling like food is my master.
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    kw2walker reacted to pam1965 in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    What was it for me... I was sitting in my car and I see this woman really fat.. My dr's been telling me to loss weight, but I just did nothing about... Then I went wedding dress shopping, which made me more sad!!! The day I called the dr was the best day in my life.. I had it on aug 13.. As of today I have lost 65 lb. I went from sz 20 to sz 12..
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    kw2walker reacted to GENNYOSKINNY in What Was Your Final "straw That Broke The Camels Back"   
    For me it wasnt the heart attack at 35 or the many doctors warnings....it was one summer day shortly after my grandmother died in 2011 we were moving all her belongings out of her home. Everyone was sitting down indian style taking a break and when I went to get up my legs wouldnt work! I got so scared I started to cry and have a pannic attack in front of my family....I knew right then an there I had to change my life.....couple months later my mom meet someone who had the sleeve an the rest is history! Lol surgery may 8-2013 sw 253 cw 160 gw 140 Iv never felt better in my whole life Iv been heavy since grammer school.....(*'^'*)

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