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    butterflypinup got a reaction from ashleyxx in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    YAY! Yah I think Im just feeling anxious at this point. Check in at 11AM. We are going to rock this WLS thing!
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Mlysa in Anyone just starting their sleeve journey ?   
    Just booked surgery last week for April 16th. I have been exercising but probably not as much as I should. My hardest thing is chew chew chew. Im getting nervous but excited to see what the future has in store. I got my surgery day bag packed with what I learned on youtube (small pillow and gas-x strips). Everything is ready at home, as in post opdiet supplies for the first week, Vitamins, and Protein Shakes with some sugar free syrups just in case I dont like the flavors I got.
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Karla I'm sorry to hear that sweety. The dating world sucks for sure but there are good guys out there still. Hugs. Our hair is only temp but our health is lasting.
    I just hot 1derland this morning! I can't even remember a time I weighed under 200 lbs. off to a good start this weekend.

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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Second attempt at post today :/
    So, I did it. I cut all my hair off. I do believe almost 12 inches. I also splurged and bought 100 worth of a hair system by aveida for thinning hair. My hair seems thicker and the thinning has slowed. Not sure if it's because the weight of my hair is gone. Only time will tell.
    I went through my closet and had a mini breakdown when I realized a shrank out of some of my favorites without realizing it. I can't afford to replace a whole closet of clothes at this time. It was nice to realize though that the cute cheap clothing stores that cater to the tiny includes myself now. Yay. Also, my local goodwill has high end pants for five and seven dollars. Another yay. No more tears.
    Speaking of tears. My period seems to be like clockwork since starting birthcontrol. Does this mean I'm more fertile? It's never worked like that before. I'm not ready for all that.
    I'm now 194
    Highest 305
    Surgery day 271
    I've lost a small person!!
    Still struggling with taking Vitamins. I bought a bunch of liquid Wellesse from eBay for cheap. I pray I can hold them down. This sliming crap is for the birds too. I can only do bites the size of my thumb nail and about a minute a part. I miss eating normal bites. :/. It's all worth it though.
    Happy hump day everyone! Huggers!

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    butterflypinup reacted to Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Mysleeveid13 where you be? You are always active on this thread and you're MIA. Should we be worried?!??
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Second attempt at post today :/
    So, I did it. I cut all my hair off. I do believe almost 12 inches. I also splurged and bought 100 worth of a hair system by aveida for thinning hair. My hair seems thicker and the thinning has slowed. Not sure if it's because the weight of my hair is gone. Only time will tell.
    I went through my closet and had a mini breakdown when I realized a shrank out of some of my favorites without realizing it. I can't afford to replace a whole closet of clothes at this time. It was nice to realize though that the cute cheap clothing stores that cater to the tiny includes myself now. Yay. Also, my local goodwill has high end pants for five and seven dollars. Another yay. No more tears.
    Speaking of tears. My period seems to be like clockwork since starting birthcontrol. Does this mean I'm more fertile? It's never worked like that before. I'm not ready for all that.
    I'm now 194
    Highest 305
    Surgery day 271
    I've lost a small person!!
    Still struggling with taking Vitamins. I bought a bunch of liquid Wellesse from eBay for cheap. I pray I can hold them down. This sliming crap is for the birds too. I can only do bites the size of my thumb nail and about a minute a part. I miss eating normal bites. :/. It's all worth it though.
    Happy hump day everyone! Huggers!

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    butterflypinup reacted to Tammylb in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Spent today on the beach ! I was able to buy some lingerie today, husband like me not sleeping in a 3x t shirt .. And my shorts today was a size 12 ! Haven't seen that number in many years. I was in a 20 before sleeve. Down 60 since sleeve and 80 this year . Here is a big pat on the shoulder to all of us April sleevers
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    butterflypinup reacted to Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Great work fellow sleevers! I love being able to connect a face to everyone's name and story! I will continue to keep you guessing as I'm a tad paranoid about posting my pics on the Internet... Especially since only my parents and sweetie know I had this surgery done!
    Can you believe yesterday was our 5 month anniversary? I am down to 178 this morning. That's 60 pounds down and 18 pounds until I make my first goal of 160. We went to Yosemite this past weekend and I hiked to the top of Vernal falls. I last did this hike a few weeks before surgery and it was brutal. I had to stop several times and I had a hard time breathing. This time I did the whole thing without stopping once. It was actually kind of easy! The awesome thing is I am making my own "biggest looser" type video. The first video I took of myself at the top of vernal falls at my beginning weight. I took a follow up video last weekend and wow- what a difference! Even my voice has changed! We will be going back in April 2015 to take the final video and I'm confident I will be at goal weight. I'm so happy I have video of me at my largest. It captures so much more than a photograph!
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    butterflypinup reacted to Blondiecakes77 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Melodica-- that's awesome. I hadn't been below 220 since I was 18. I felt like I would never get to onederland. I've been eating bad myself and using the restriction as my tool.
    I'm officially down 115lbs from my heaviest weight. 54 from surgery. I've had the worst month and a half of my life emotional wise with family issues. I had been tracking my weight loss in the notes on my phone and my phone broke. I thought I backed it up and it wasn't : ( Almost 5 months of my weekly progress and it's gone.
    My hair loss is insane. I started washing mine 2-3 times a week. My carpet is covered in my hair. I have to vacuum constantly. I've been taking Biotin and was just recommended to take coq10 and zinc from a friend that had gastric bypass. So far I haven't notice any difference. I still have issues getting enough liquids in. I feel like I've been dehydrated for 5 months.
    I work at a casino of about 5000 employees, it's crazy how many people from other departments that I have never talked to or remembered seeing have come up to me to tell me how great I look and ask what I'm doing. I feel bad lying but people are so nosey that I just tell them what worked for me pre surgery. I lost 80lbs on my own before the surgery. I'm down to a size 16 but I haven't bought any clothes. I was lucky a coworkers daughter was going to toss some clothes so I got a pair or shorts and jeans to get by. I need to start exercising but with my emotional issues it's been hard to even get to work. But even though I'm down 115lbs I still see the same body in the mirror. My breasts have shrunk and that's the only thing I see, lol. I wish that was one thing that would have stayed. I just keep saying once I get to where I want to be then I'll look into some augmentation.
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    butterflypinup reacted to Melodica in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    I weighed in this morning at 271.2lbs. That probably sounds like a lot to most, but I haven't weighed under 275 in about 15 years. That also means I've lost a total of 104lbs since this entire thing began and leaves me with about 72lbs until I hit 199, which at this point, is my ultimate goal. Anything after that will just be a bonus.
    What surprises me the most is that I'm still losing. I'm still not exercising like I should and I'm eating basically what I want. All the stuff they say we're not supposed to have, I eat. However, I've felt better since starting to do that and the sleeve keeps me from overdoing it most of the time. My weight loss is slow, but I think that's keeping me from having a lot of excess skin. Now if my hair would just stop falling out. I've been taking my Vitamins better and TRYING to get in more Protein (though I'm sure I'm still not at the 90-100g that they wanted me to have). I'll go for days without washing my hair because when I do, so much comes out. I read somewhere that this can happen for up to six months. I've been losing for a little over three - I dunno if I'll have any left after six!
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    butterflypinup reacted to Mschwartz924 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've checked in. Going back to work after the summer was amazing! I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of hearing how great I look....lol! I weighed in this week at 181! That is a total of 70lbs lost!!! This truly was the best decision of my life. I feel so much better about myself. My new goal is now to get to 100lbs lost. This journey was never easy but I'm glad I finally did this for me! I hope you all are doing well and losing
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Karla I'm sorry to hear that sweety. The dating world sucks for sure but there are good guys out there still. Hugs. Our hair is only temp but our health is lasting.
    I just hot 1derland this morning! I can't even remember a time I weighed under 200 lbs. off to a good start this weekend.

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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Karla I'm sorry to hear that sweety. The dating world sucks for sure but there are good guys out there still. Hugs. Our hair is only temp but our health is lasting.
    I just hot 1derland this morning! I can't even remember a time I weighed under 200 lbs. off to a good start this weekend.

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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Karla I'm sorry to hear that sweety. The dating world sucks for sure but there are good guys out there still. Hugs. Our hair is only temp but our health is lasting.
    I just hot 1derland this morning! I can't even remember a time I weighed under 200 lbs. off to a good start this weekend.

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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Bluesea71 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Karla I'm sorry to hear that sweety. The dating world sucks for sure but there are good guys out there still. Hugs. Our hair is only temp but our health is lasting.
    I just hot 1derland this morning! I can't even remember a time I weighed under 200 lbs. off to a good start this weekend.

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    butterflypinup reacted to Tangy in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Hello April 16th sleevers. It's been a while but here is my check in:
    April 16th 2014 - 260lbs
    August 27th - 220lbs
    Goal - 170-180ish
    Total loss - 40lbs
    Shirt size pre-surgery - 1x-2x
    Shirt size August 27th 2014 - large
    Pant size pre-surgery - 18
    Pant size August 27th - 15
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from Tangy in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    I'm on a stall. Still 205 and hanging. Been working with my trainer four times a week starting this week. I already see a huge difference in the last three weeks in my skin but still not where I want it to be strengthwise but hey I'm a work in progress!
    So, I'm really happy I started dating. Since meeting Saturday me and "the man" haven't spent but one day apart. I am totally smitten. I still haven't told him about surgery. He has made lil comments about how I don't eat much. He hasn't quized me. I think it may come up tonight. I'm sooo dang nervous. He is on my Facebook and said how great I look now compared to my old picks. I don't know why it's such a big issue for me. If be okay telling him if I had a kidney, ovary, or gull bladder removed. Why is it such a big issue that I had the majority of my stomach removed? It's awesome though that we both love sushi. He orders like three different things and I eat a piece if two of each and he kills the rest. Teamwork. Lol.
    I'm having a hard time recognizing myself in the mirror lately. I can't believe how thin I've gotten. I'm getting upset having to keep buying new clothes. As a person who doesn't like shopping I feel like I'm doing it constantly. Thinking about finding some stuff I like and buying it in the next three sizes down.
    How is life everyone?
    I know I sound negative but life is actually really amazing. I feel so blessed. I'm ok with stalls, I'll tell the man tonight and hey it's my insides that matter, and I guess I'll find someone who loves to shop and pay them to do it for me. Hahaha
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    butterflypinup reacted to Heidi7799 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    I have been quiet but am reading and the Hair loss has begun and I am trying to increase the Protein and of course taking the Vitamins but my doc says that in a few months this too shall pass it definitely sucks, but being 80 lbs down in 4 months sure doesn't! I will take the hair loss and keep it moving!! Hope you are all doing will and getting thin!! Xo
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    butterflypinup reacted to mysleeveid13 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Awesome!!!! So excited for you! It is fun having random people tell you how great you look. That's when you know it's honest. I bet the students will notice, too! Enjoy returning to work and tell us how it goes. It is fun to share with everyone since we know everyone's struggles and now triumphs. Have a great weekend!
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    butterflypinup reacted to Mschwartz924 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    You ladies make me smile!! I'm so happy to hear everyone's successes!
    I hit 185 today! Can't believe in April I was 251! I did talk to the Dr. This week about hair loss (she did blood work to rule out a thyroid issue since I haven't had a period since May and was calling to tell me all looked good). Same advice as everyone else. Get more Protein, take Biotin and don't stress about it because it's a normal part of the process. Easy for her to say! I'm trying to go 3 days without washing it to save as much as I can :/
    I head back to work Monday......love being a teacher over the summer! Heading out tomorrow to shop. I've been trying for two weeks to find work clothes. It was easy before, I knew where to find fat clothes and how to dress my body. Now I have this new body and I'm unsure where to even shop! Heading out w some friends tomorrow to shop to bring the fun back.
    Btw. I did go into my classroom to set up this week and saw a few teachers I haven't seen since mid June. They were shocked! I'm certain I will never be tired of hearing how great I look!!
    My goal is to get back on track w eating healthy! I've been eating very little and need to up the protein!
    I hope you all have a great weekend!
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    butterflypinup reacted to mysleeveid13 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    And if I've already shared this forgive me....but I am no longer taking either of my two blood pressure medicines!!! That was my ultimate goal was to get off the medication and get healthy (not to mention lose weight and feel comfortable in my own skin again or maybe even for once...can't remember when I felt good about myseld, if ever) so no more meds for me!!! That was a great feeling when we gradually decreased it to no loner taking it. So happy. Now, sad part is my husband was just diagnosed with high blood pressure and the beginning stage of diabetes this week. So he is now trying to get approved for surgery. It will be so much easier to stay on point with us doing it together. Ok. I'll stop talking and go to bed. Felt like I needed to catch up with you all!
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    butterflypinup reacted to mysleeveid13 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Oh and I forgot to check in because I ended up working late due to my appt. So quickly, down to 178. 1.2 lbs lost this week. NUT said as we get closer to our goal weight the weight loss will slow down and not to get discouraged. I'm not because any weight loss is weight loss and I haven't had a stall so I'm grateful.
    Success this week I went to the gym 4 days and the week isn't over yet! Got in an hour on the elliptical and about to start weights (just a little to tone) next week. Just don't want to embarrass myself not knowing how to work the equipment. Uh....
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    butterflypinup got a reaction from mysleeveid13 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Yep. Hairloss has started here too. I'm afraid to brush it at all. I only wash it every three days to avoid the shower loss which always seems like more.
    So......I have been dating like crazy. Three to four a week at times. I FINALLY MET SOMEONE! but.....I haven't told them about surgery :/. It's still really premature but I'm afraid to tell this guy who seriously loves to eat all the time that eating is no longer my favorite thing to do. Sigh. This is the first time I have any fear about sharing my transformation story.
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    butterflypinup reacted to Mschwartz924 in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I checked in;
    April 9th 251 lbs
    April 16th 240 lbs
    August 12th 188 lbs
    Total lost. 63 lbs!!
    Goal weight. 151 ( I would love to say 100 lost)
    Struggle: my hair is falling out SO much!! I'm really worried. I haven't had my period since the end of may ( definitely not pregnant). I had a blood test to check my thyroid. Waiting on results. Anyone else experiencing this??
    Success: last week over the course if a few days I walked over 15 miles. Doing 3-4 miles at a time. I'm happy with my progress. I haven't been at work since June so I'm excited to show off the new me when I go back at the end of the month. I have been shopping a lot! I have nothing that fits, even shoes! I went from a 18/20 and 2x to a size 12 and large. Even my shoe size changed!
    Have a great week everyone!! .
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    butterflypinup reacted to Tammylb in April 16th role call - who's with me!   
    Sleeved April
    Sw 264
    Surgery weight 245
    Now 190!!
    This week everyone is commenting on my weight loss. I went from a 2 xl scrubs to L . Only a few people know I was sleeved, which has led to a lot of gossip at work . I just Grin and wave ... Haha. I'm hoping to buy several outfits at a boutique next week. I use to only wish I could shop there and now I can !! I really watch my carbs and mainly focus on Protein and fluids as suggested .
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