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  1. Well today I Celebrate my 1 year anniversary and what a year it has been! After surgery in Mexico, I am 80lbs lighter with another 80 to go but I am feeling great! My life is so much more active and I can do so many things that had become a struggle before surgery. I feel like I get stronger every day and my confidence has returned. Exercise has become a part of my life that I actually enjoy. I wanted to post today because, I want to encourage anyone who is thinking of having this surgery to go ahead. My greatest regret is that I did not do it sooner! Wishing you well on your journey.
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    I Noticed.....

    This week I noticed that after being down just over 40lbs my seat belt retracts in the car when I get out. I used to have to pull on it to make it go back in place.
  3. Thank you for sharing your story. When I read your post it occurred to me that your journey has been one of self discovery. It sounds like you really understand yourself so much better. Many people never get to this point in their lives. Sometimes the most painful things that life puts us through eventually leads to moments of clarity. Good luck with your journey and your life!
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    Going Crackers?

    Check out http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cheese_crisp.html It shows how to make your own cheese crisps. Easy, quick & delicious!
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    Another chicken mcnugget mystery unveiled

    Will NEVER Ever eat anything from McDonald's again.
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    You look adorable! Great job!
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    I call "drinking 64 oz water" BS

    If I do not take in enough fluids I get bad leg cramps at night. Not drinking enough is not an option for me if I want to avoid PAIN.
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    Primal Cookies - Caveman Cookies!

    I like the look of these and have bookmarked the page. Thank you! Definitely going to try them. I could not find the nutritional info on the page. Did I miss it or is it not there??
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    Just had the GS...excited!

    Congrats on your sleeve and welcome. Everyday will be better!
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    Leave My Food ALONE!

    I really enjoyed reading this because my hubby does the same thing to me and I get upset. He has everything else to eat. 90% of the shopping list is "his" so I don't understand why he has to eat my stuff. Like other posters I feel guilty when I get upset after discovering the latest item he has inhaled.
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    No Friend Of Mine

    2x4NoMore, Just a question for you to think about. Did you gain all your weight over days, weeks, months, years???? As long as you are moving in the right direction you are winning. It just takes time! Good luck on your journey and stop comparing yourself to others. It is YOUR journey and no one can do it but you. Be patient. It will happen!
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    possible operation number 10

    Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Sending healing thoughts your way, Speedy recovery!
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    The Elevator Operator...

    Very creative!
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    Certain Uncertainty

    And Dee, you know what??? It is only going to get better from here on out. I was like you in that I had lots of pain in my knees, hips, back, etc. I got to the point where I would not go out with friends because I could not keep up. The pain was just too much. Could not even go shopping, grocery or otherwise. My poor hubby did it all. Today 7.5 weeks out, 35lbs down, I went to Super Target, walked every inch of the store. No pain and no loss of breath. You will experience so much more freedom. I was always thinking about the shortest route to do things so I did not have to walk and be in pain. I can't wait for you to see how much your life will change! Best wishes to you and a big hug!
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    Syphilis and Gonorrhea ?

    You are so right! insurance companies suck. Being self pay at least made it easier to get my sleeve. I figure my surgery will eventually pay for itself due to eating less and eating at home. I will also be spending less on medications for all of my many health problems which are disappearing! Good luck and best wishes to you as you start your journey!
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    Peanut butter?

    I also eat it almost everyday. Have always loved it. Can't live without it!!! :wub:
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    Teachers Supporting Sleeved Teachers

    Congrats on getting to your final internships. I am sure this is a very exciting time for you with both your WLS and your new career. You probably will be feeling better by the time you go back to school. If you are asked to do any heavy lifting you could just tell your cooperating teacher that you just had surgery and right now the doctor told you no heavy lifting. You do not need to say what kind of surgery if you do not want to. Can't imagine you would have to do much lifting anyway. Good luck and enjoy your final year!
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    1 year and could NOT be HAPPIER!

    Wow! You look great! So happy for you. It is wonderful that you are enjoying your life again! Keep us posted!
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    How should I pay?

    I wired the money into the account the company specified and gave me all the information to do so. They should really tell you.
  20. One of the reasons I decided to get WLS was because of the long list of medications I had to take. My health was getting worse and I was no longer interested in doing anything I used to like. Today I am 7 weeks out, 35 lbs lighter, and on a visit to my PCP she took me off 3 of my meds and reduced 1 more. I am going to go for blood work and then see her again in a month when we may discontinue more! I feel like I am getting back in control of my life and won't wonder how I am going to get through each and every day. Feeling excited and just wanted to share!
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    7 Weeks Out....Very Good Day!

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words and encouragement!
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    7 Weeks Out....Very Good Day!

    Thanks for your kind words. I am a kindergarten teacher and the Pete the Cat books are some of my kid's favorite books and songs! Glad you and your children enjoy them as well.
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    If I was a horse, they'd shoot me

    Sorry you are feeling bad. As everyone said, it WILL get better and you will be happy with your decision. Be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to heal. A virtual hug to you!
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    2 months 3 weeks later...

    OMG! You are so pretty!
  25. I don't usually read a lot of blogs because of time, but I am so happy I read yours. Very funny. Good luck to you! Keep us posted (and entertained!)

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