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Pkdvm

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from luyshuz in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    Hi,fellow sleevers
    Today was a real red letter day for me, as I hit the 100# down mark. I am beyond grateful for this chance at a new life and I feel so much better and more active. I'd always dreamed about the day that I could post before and after pictures on this site, and now it's my turn. Woo hoo!  
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm reacted to cantseemytoes in Short Sleevers?   
    Great question! I'm 5'2" (on a good day) and was wondering about that too. I was 310 at HW, and I'm 266 now with my surgery being next Wednesday, 6/3. I haven't discussed expectations personally with the surgeon, but during the classes I took they said you could realistically loose @60% of your excess weight with th w sleeve. So if I'm 140 lbs overweight, that's somewhere @ 80lbs (sorry not very good at math) means I'll end up @ 186lbs. I'd prefer to be lower than that so I plan on working out alot. Either way though, it's a win! Being the "ideal" weight is m or the only measure of success after something like this. I just want to be able to go into an average store and head to the regular sizes and buy a cute dress.
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from cantseemytoes in 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.   
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from Kindle in Post sleeve Constipation!   
    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!
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from Kindle in Post sleeve Constipation!   
    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!
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from jane13 in Anybody older doing this?   
    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!!????
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from jane13 in Anybody older doing this?   
    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!!????
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from Jennifer4775 in Quick question about hair loss   
    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!
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    Pkdvm reacted to prairie in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    Great job!
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    Pkdvm reacted to DeLiGhTfUlLy DeTeRmInEd in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    You are a true inspiration!!
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    Pkdvm reacted to luyshuz in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    Congrats! Looking great.
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from luyshuz in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    Hi,fellow sleevers
    Today was a real red letter day for me, as I hit the 100# down mark. I am beyond grateful for this chance at a new life and I feel so much better and more active. I'd always dreamed about the day that I could post before and after pictures on this site, and now it's my turn. Woo hoo!  
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    Pkdvm reacted to Aube in Just Reporting!   
    You know you've lost weight (87lbs) (7mths out) when as of Friday you have thrown out 90 percent of your closet. Isn't it lovely :-)
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    Pkdvm reacted to CheleLynn45 in Just had to share this compliment I got.........   
    I will be 6 months out next week. My 16yr old daughter and I were at a friends daughters little play at her school the other night. By the way it was sooooo cute.
    Anyway my friends mom was there also and had brought her aunt with her. We were leaving the play and my friends mom said to me "My aunt wants to know if that is your sister or your daughter??" I just laughed and said "Thank you, I love you, and you might need to have your eyes checked!!" LOL My daughter immediately said "don't let that go to your head!" (she has been hearing how much we look alike since she was born.)
    It really made me smile. Now I know at almost 47yrs old we truly don't look like sisters, but compliments like that I could take all day long!!! Now I keep calling my daughter Sis, and as you can imagine I find this way more amusing then she does. LOL
    I posted an updated pic of the two of us from the night we went out to dinner a couple weeks ago for her 16th birthday!! I love this picture of us!

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    Pkdvm reacted to Lacowgirl72 in What a difference a year makes!   
    Today is my surgery anniversary. So glad I made this decision for myself!
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from KingMoose in I'm getting down on myself (before and after pics)   
    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.
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    Pkdvm reacted to ProudGrammy in NSV shout outs   
    Latest NSV
    an acquaintance/ friend of mine saw me yesterday for the first time since WLS (goal)
    he gave me a big hug/embrace
    i could feel his arms around my little waist
    he could too and made a nice comment
    pretty cool
    kathy
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    Pkdvm got a reaction from luyshuz in 100 pounds gone for me!   
    Hi,fellow sleevers
    Today was a real red letter day for me, as I hit the 100# down mark. I am beyond grateful for this chance at a new life and I feel so much better and more active. I'd always dreamed about the day that I could post before and after pictures on this site, and now it's my turn. Woo hoo!  
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