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  1. CheleLynn45


    Briefs1 put the gene pro in first and then pour your coffee into the cup. I use it still every morning in my tea. I brew my tea into a small glass measuring cup and then pour it into my Tervis cup with my gene pro already in there mixes great. But if I brew my tea into my Tervis cup with the gene pro in there it doesn't mix well. Weirdest thing. I have been doing this for 21 months now.
  2. CheleLynn45

    Opinions in Genepro protein powder?

    I still use a scoop everyday in my morning tea. I will be 18 months out in a week and every time my labs have been checked they have been great!! I love my genpro and have been using it daily since my surgery.
  3. I have tried to post my pic collage with my picture from last Christmas and our picture from this year. I cannot believe how far I have come in 14 months overall. I am so happy where I am now, and am able to do so much more than ever!! I am hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas!!
  4. I am sorry I double posted this and do not know how to delete this one
  5. CheleLynn45

    FINALLY reached ONEderland =)

    @TX Stella Good Luck with your surgery!! Believe me you will be so surprised at how fast time will fly by!!
  6. On November 19th I stepped on the scale and was shocked to see 198.9...,....ONEDERLAND Today I was 198 and I officially weigh what my drivers license says I do! WOO HOO!! LOL So now onward and downward to my next goal of 175lbs.
  7. CheleLynn45

    FINALLY reached ONEderland =)

    Thanks so much everyone!! I am still amazed everyday how far I have come. 23 more pounds to go till my next goal of 175, it seems so doable now!!!
  8. CheleLynn45

    Hair loss ?!?!?

    My hair was falling out when I would brush it after the shower or after styling it. I could run my hands thru it and I would have quite a bit come out. I have a lot of hair but I could tell it was thinning big time when I would put it up in a pony tail but otherwise you really couldn't really tell just by looking at me. I am almost 11 months out (Nov 27th) and I would have to say it slowed down to almost stopping falling out between month 8 & 9. I have pretty much always gotten my Protein in and take my bariatric Vitamins religiously, but I haven't used anything else. Hang in there, in the long run it is a small price to pay for the great tool you have been given, ( I know easier said than done) Focus on your loss so far you are doing great!! It bothered me a ton before surgery and I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones cause the fall out didn't start till around month 5.
  9. Today marks my one year mark from my gastric sleeve surgery. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. So many things have changed for the better for me and my family. I am a happy participant in my life now, no more standing on the side lines watching life pass me by. All my labs are in the perfect zone, and oh I have lost some weight along the way. I still have 25lbs to go to reach my first goal of 175 and I hope to do that by my birthday which is May 5th. I was hoping to get below 200 by today, but I will take 200.4 and keep moving forward. This tool that I have been blessed with is such a god send for me. I am glad to still have restriction, so I am using this tool for all it is worth. I am confident I will reach my next goal.
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    206 today!!
  11. I will be 9 months out on the 27th of this month and was going thru my phone this morning and realized I had quite a few selfies on there. LOL So I put some together so I could really see my progress. I think documenting your journey is so important for many reasons. Number one is to help keep you motiviated when that nasty scale may not be moving as fast as you would like. Right now I have gone from a tight 30/32 to a 14/16 in bottoms, a tight 30/32 to a L/XL in tops. I really can't believe it sometimes. I am so close to Onederland I can taste it. I feel so good and my health is top notch now. All the problems I had before surgery are now gone or in the completely normal range. No more thyroid medicine, no more borderline diabetic, no more high pressure in my eyes, no more high cholesterol, no more Vitamin D deficiency, and I am all healed from my ventral hernia surgery I had on June 5th!! I am back to the gym and feeling great!! I hope this post can help someone just starting out, or struggling. I know that when I was fairly new it was posts like this that really helped!!
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    206 starting 199 goal
  13. CheleLynn45

    4th of July Challenge

    207 today!!
  14. CheleLynn45

    Labor Day Challenge!

    Sign me up for this one too!! Will post my starting weight and goal on the 13th! Thanks!!
  15. CheleLynn45

    4th of July Challenge

    208 today!
  16. CheleLynn45

    4th of July Challenge

    209 this week, but I will take it, with having hernia surgery two weeks ago and getting ready to move I'm happy with staying the same!!
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    Way to go!! You announce loud and you announce proud!! Whatever you call it, it's a great accomplishment!! Keep the good work!!!
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    I didn't have a drain for my sleeve surgery but I just had my ventral hernia removed on June 5th, by my same bariatric surgeon, and I ended up with a drain. The hernia was larger than they thought and left a pretty good sized pi5cket he said. I had to stay overnight because of it and he finally took the drain out on the 16th. I was in no hurry to get it out, I wanted to make sure all that fluid was out of me. I was still outputting on the 16th but he didn't want to leave it in any longer. It never hurt me, but was a nuisance I have to admit. When he took it out I didn't even feel a thing, it was so weird. So now I'm just hoping what little bit was still in there will be reabsorbed and I will continue to heal.
  19. My insurance required a 6 month doc supervised diet also. I was actually ok with that because WLS is not something I had been looking into forever. It just kinda happened. I was thankful for that time to get my head wrapped around all the changes that were going to take place and all the hard work I would have to do to be successful with my weight loss. Being able to take that time to research and really figure out why I could lose weight but not keep it off has really helped me be successful so far with my weight loss. My insurance didn't require me to lose a specific amount of weight and I actually gained a little and lost again during the 6 months. I had received a letter about 4 months in that the hospital that my surgeon operated out of was no longer going to be in network. That meant everything stopped, he didn't operate any where else so I thought I was done. But I kept going to my doc appts just in case they settled the contracts. And lo and behold they did and I was able to continue thru with the process. My surgery was scheduled for October 27th and I was good to go. I really used those 6months to get very ready for my new life. I know it can be frustrating but it does go by so fast its crazy. I can't believe it has already been 7 1/2 months, I really don't know where the time has gone. Good luck with your journey!!
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    4th of July Challenge

    209 today!!
  21. I am pretty confident you can do it!! I started at 314, lost 9.5lbs on my pre-op (which was only one week and not very retricted) I am now down 105lbs in 7 1/2 months. I think it is very doable to lose half your body weight, but you have to be committed and do what needs to be done. I just had ventral hernia surgery last Friday and I cannot wait to get my drain out and get back to my routine. I am still eating properly and getting in my Protein while I am down. I am not going to ruin all the hard work I have accomplished. Good Luck with your journey and the decisions you make!!!
  22. I got on the scale this morning and was so happy!! I am down 100lbs!! I had hoped to hit 100lbs lost by my 6 month check up which was April 27th, but even though I didn't meet the goal I set for myself I am still very happy with how far I have come!! I have 39lbs to go to get to my first goal of 175lbs. I am hoping to do this by my 1 year surgiversary!! Tomorrow I am having surgery to remove my ventral hernia, this is one of the reasons I had the sleeve surgery to begin with. I am excited and nervous. I'm hoping my recovery from this goes as well as my recovery from my sleeve surgery. My bariatric surgeon is doing the surgery for me. Thanks to everyone on this site, your posts and words of encouragement has really helped me stay motivated and know I can succeed. I am finally able to wear my 100lb lost shoes I bought to reward myself. They are a really cute pair of wedges from Clarks, they were $107, but they are so cute and comfy. I normally wouldn't spend that much on shoes but for this I thought it was okay. I actually bought them a few months ago and my husband and daughter have been holding them hostage will I hit 100lbs. So today we are heading out to lunch/dinner and I am wearing them!!