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    Quest bars

    I keep them in my purse at all times. When you are hungry, you're hungry ! Fast food is no longer an option for me so quest fits the bill nicely. They look kind of ugly but I really do like the taste of the majority of them. The manager at my local GNC told me that quest bars are their #1 food product. He said they sell so quick they are always fresh at GNC. I have a stale box from one of the Internet stores. Most of the time , GNC is less expensive than the quest site .
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    50+ Sleevers

    I'm an almost 2 year veteran. I sent my request also.
  3. My Fitbit and My Fitness Pal apps along with my weight loss tracker app. They give me a nice visual tracking system and keeps me honest with myself. 2 years later I still use them daily.
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    Memorial Day Challenge!

    152 this week
  5. Here is my personal favorite- "you better slow down , you are going to be skinnier than ME!" As if my weight loss had anything at all to do with her! Classic narcissist
  6. I had moderate to severe Barrett's pre-op that was discovered during WLS work up. I am nurse and I researched and spoke to many experts. I was going to change mind from sleeve to band, my personal physician and surgeon both agreed that the sleeve was still a better fit for me. (I started at 234 lbs) . in addition to my vsg, my surgeon did a "fundoplication" which is a surgical procedure to correct my reflux. I was completely unaware of how bad my reflux prior to this surgery. Pre-op, I snored so badly, which I assumed was because of my obesity. It wasn't . I have not snored since I awoke from my surgery. 19 months later , still no snoring but the acid taste is starting to return a bit. I will be on ppi meds for the rest of my life, and required annual endoscopes. This would be true even if I didn't go ahead with my WLS. Every body is different , not all roses , not all doom and gloom. Educate yourself before you make your decision . Good luck
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    I have achieved several of my goals over the last year and a half: -Cross my legs easily ✅ -Sit comfortably on an airplane seat ✅ -Cut up my Lane Bryant credit card ✅ -Wear Skinny jeans from the skinny side of the store ( size 6) ✅ -Give up soda for good. ( easier than I ever thought possible for me)✅ -Ask for a raise and a promotion✅✅ - Wear heels again , not just to weddings. ✅ -normal BMI✅ - Take s cruise to the Bahamas and manage to not "fear" the buffet✅ - learned to bake again, that was another thing that I was afraid to do, because I didn't trust myself. ✅ - favorite goal-> having my husband of 33 years put his arms ALL the way around me. ✅❤️ Still to be achieved : - 5 k ( October 2015) - walk around the Grand Canyon ( June 2015) - wear a bathing suit out in public - TT/ panni - - ride a motorcycle
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    Memorial Day Challenge!

    Going backwards , 155:(
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    Drivers License picture

    Not braggy at all, it's practical. Look at your passport also. I got stopped twice during a cruise because I do not look a thing like my passport picture anymore. The entry officer had me pulled aside and re screened and eventually let on the ship. The exit officer looked at me, looked at my passport and eyed me up and down. I was getting nervous until she said "Damn Girl!!!" Get yourself a new picture! " and then let me through after telling me good job:)
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    Memorial Day Challenge!

    I skipped the last 2, it's time to jump back in. My goal is 149. Current weight is 154
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    Holiday Challenge!

    150 lbs and holding. Happy New year to all!
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    Holiday Challenge!

    150 lbs is my final. It seems as if this is my comfort zone, and has been for 2 months. Even though I haven't lost any more lbs, I've dropped to a comfortable size 6. I'll take it!
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    22 months post out with pics

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    Holiday Challenge!

    151 again
  15. Wonderful testimony to a true love story.
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    Holiday Challenge!

    151 and holding
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    Wonderful feeling, isn't it?
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    I need a professional / executive look for work. I used Gwynnie Bee , which is an online clothing rental site. You rent several outfits at a time , I choose 3 at time for $79.99 per month. You just return anything ( free shipping) you are done with or don't like. They start at size 10 and go up from there, so there are lots of choices. I also use upscale online consignment shops. My favorites are Thred Up and Twice. They often have have 40-50% for new customers. When you couple that with thrift shop savings , there are some amazing bargains. I got a pair of Michael Kors jeans new with the tags still on for $13 , tag said $129. The clothes come clean and shipping is included for returns . Easy peasy!
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    I can now say im post op Yeaaa

    Sip sip sip is your mantra for the next few weeks ! Take care of yourself , it's so worth it.

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