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  1. Havent been on here in a while but wanted to check in and let everyone know Im doing great! Still 101 pounds down. Ive been so busy and am currently looking into becoming a certified yoga teacher :) Hope everyone is doing well.

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      Welcome back....I had been gone for a while too at one point. I say go for it on the yoga teacher! Just be careful with that "hot yoga" stuff. : P

  2. notmeanymore

    Loud Stomach

    If you find out, let me know because sometimes Ive got a symphony going on inside lol. We've actually embraced it though. My husband wanted a stethascope just so he could listen to what the heck was going on in my little tummy lol. He's a goof ball but in all seriousness, if there was something to quiet it down Im in!
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    20 from pa almost a year out from my surgery

    What did it for me was when my husband put a 100 pound weight in front of me and said "lift it". I couldnt even budge it. Thats how much extra weight I was carrying around. I lost 101 and dont understand how my small frame was able to carry that extra weight around. It put things into perspective for me. I like RJ's butter idea. Thats A LOT of butter! Celebrate your victory my dear, youve done awesome!
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    3 more days :)

    Any pharmacy sells pill crushers. I got mine at Walgreens. I just got the cheap one that you twist to crush the pills. I suppose you could use a morter and pestal (I think thats what its called) but the pill crusher was a few dollars and crushed the pills like a boss
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    3 more days :)

    Another thing that made my life easier when I got home from the hospital was a heating pad for your sore tummy and a pill crusher because you probably wont be allowed to swallow large pills. They had me crush mine for a week or two. Good luck DONABOSS and FSU GIRL. Just remember what everyone has been saying, sip sip sip, walk walk walk. The gas pains were helped tremendously by walking but I couldnt get the energy to do all the walking without sip sip sip. Check and let us know how everything goes. Yay for you both!
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    Oven roasted chicken breast

    That sounds great. I live on those chickens. We always have one in the fridge.
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    3 more days :)

    I remember this exciting time right before changing my life for the better. Dont worry about Mother Nature. They will give you a pad and these really sexy disposable undies And do not be shocked if you get 'natures gift' very soon after this cycle stops. The body goes into shock and hormones are having a party and if affects your cycle. Mine didnt become normal again until about 3 or 4 months out. One packing tip that really helped me, if you are bringing a cell phone or kindle/tablet, bring an extension cord so you can charge it and have it laying near you. Other than that, the hospital gave me everything else I could need. As for the tummy grumbling, chicken broth did it for me. Before and after surgery actually. After surgery I couldnt tolerate cold liquids well, my new tummy would spasm and I couldnt get my liquids down in the hospital for the first day or two. Once I tried warm decaf tea and warm broth, no problem. Good luck, we will see you on the losers bench soon.
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    Any illinois sleevers

    Illinois here. Surgery at Alexian Brothers in Elk Grove Village. Live near Hoffman Estates. Almost 13 months out and 101 lbs lost so far. Best decision I ever made besides marrying my husband. Even my husband brags about me and loves to show me off. I feel like a trophy wife now lol.
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    NSV lately?

    Great photo on your license. I cant wait to get mine redone. I always lied about my weight on my license but now I can actually tell the truth and it will actually be 10 pounds less then what it says currently! But in answer to your question about recent NSV's...when my sister in law saw me yesterday she was seething with envy and that just tickled me to death
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    Crazy dry skin

    I used to use the seseme oil religiously. I found that I went thru it so fast and because it was on the expensive side I tried coconut oil and never turned back. I use either Skin so soft in my bath Water (Avon) and it helped tremendously. I also use the neutrogena rain bath sesame oil stuff. Both work really well. My skin gets really dry in the fall and winter so I have to find something to use. Good luck!!
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    Crazy dry skin

    Im with you on the coconut oil. I use it for everything! My skin, my hair, eye makeup remover, I cook with it, I even use it to grease squeaky doors. The stuff is amazing! It really works for me.
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    Pasta and Rice?

    Pasta, rice and bread were weaknesses for me so I dont partake at all now. I CAN tolerate them, I just CHOOSE to make better decisions on what to put in my tiny tummy. Im so concerned with getting in all my Protein that I usually never have enough room to put any pasta, rice or bread in my tummy. If I do end up with a little room left I will typically eat a veggie instead of a carb.
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    A Whole Year Of Changes - Surgiversary!

    Well thats awesome that you got to do it in the comfort of your own home. If I decide to get re-tested Ill definitely look into that option. Please let me know how the results come out. And thanks for giving me a heads up that home testing is an option! Im not dreading it so much now. I have my one year check up with my surgeon in a week or two so if it comes up Ill make sure to bring up the in home evaluation.
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    A Whole Year Of Changes - Surgiversary!

    Hi there, I actually did not go back for another study. My hubby is my barometer actually. He was the one that actually alerted me to the fact that I would stop breathing about once a minute which prompted me to get tested. But now he says I dont snore hardly at all and I dont stop breathing at all! So Im comfortable going by his observations. Plus, I wake up early and refreshed, cant sleep late anymore and I dont require naps. It may be necessary or better advice to get another study but in my case, Im comfortable with what hubby says Good luck to you whatever you decide to do,
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    Goodbye last of the fat clothes

    Congrats on shedding that big comfy robe! I know how you feel about still having to make mental adjustments. Just yesterday I was doing laundry and had to make sure I put everything in the dryer on high because most of my newer clothes are getting big on me. What a foreign concept to me because a year ago everything had to be washed in cold and air dried because I couldnt afford for one thread to shrink. I am still amazed when I look at my pants that Im little enough to fit in the tiny pants! I usually think Im some kind of magician for fitting my mental fat @ss in those tiny pants but miraculously, they fit and look darn good