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About Pkdvm

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  • Birthday 10/31/1958

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  1. Just wanted to say that I wish you the best of luck. I was really moved by your story and hope that you have great success.
  2. I'm almost 11 months out and do not drink with meals at home at all. When eating out, I'll sip water until the food comes and then no drinking with meals or for 30 minutes after. My rationale is that the water keeps me away from any temptation to eat something other than just my meal when out to eat. It still is quite uncomfortable to attempt drinking with or right after eating, so Sleevie enforces that rule. I have never regurgitated/vomited since being sleeved. Hope this helps!
  3. Congrats on your amazing success!!
  4. Pkdvm

    Surgery day

    Best of luck to you! Saving a spot for you on the losers bench.????????
  5. Pkdvm

    Short Sleevers?

    Hi! I'm 5'1" and had my surgery on July 28 2014. Highest weight was 273, surgery weight was 265 and today I weigh 171. As far as my surgeon's concerned I'm already a success, but he said that the sleeve will continue to help me lose for another few months(18 months total). I workout twice a week with a trainer, lots of weights and resistance bands. Even though I've been this weight before(like 30 years ago), my body is very different because of the exercise. I'm more focused on decreasing body fat at this point, as the scale is moving very slowly for the past month. And I check my measurements monthly as well. Good luck to you, and I'll try to add some pix also.
  6. I found that fiber one mixed with my Greek yogurt every morning along with an Andrew Lessman product called Fibermucil worked like a charm for me. Good luck!
  7. Pkdvm

    Post surgery wardrobe

    I didn't have much luck at thrift stores, but Old Navy and Target got me through the really rapid weight loss.
  8. I was 55 when I was sleeved last July. I'm 10 months out and down 101#. It's definitely doable and has improved my health immensely. You can do this!! Good luck!!????
  9. My hair loss started at about 4 months post op, primarily in the front of my head(lucky me)'and went on for about 2 months. I'm about 10 months out now and my hair texture has changed from coarse to fine according to my stylist. I took biotin the whole time, did my vitamins and got my protein in. I've also lost 101# so a change in my hair is a very small price to pay. Good luck to you!
  10. Thanks so much everyone. I'm on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, no trouble with the heat and enjoying time in the pool.
  11. Pkdvm

    Im down 100 lbs!

    Congrats to you!
  12. You should be proud of yourself, because you have accomplished something that took effort, perseverance and strength. I hope that you feel as good as you look, because you look marvelous.
  13. Thanks again everyone! I wish all of you the very best of luck!
  14. My sincere thanks to everyone who was kind enough to send their good wishes. Even though I haven't been on this site often in the past few months, when I was a newbie it was truly a godsend. I wish continued success to all who undertake this amazing, lifesaving ride.
  15. Thanks so much! I wish you both much success!