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    What she said[emoji322][emoji322] (Congrats & great screen name.) I have the 24601 t-shirt[emoji6]
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    Lying to feel better?!?

    My mama always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". We are human, we are imperfect & after WLS, we are constantly learning. Be kind, be gentle or be quiet.
  3. I have one on work days for breakfast & drink it throughout the morning. Usually Trutein- different flavors to keep it interesting, Trader Joes coffee concentrate, half of a frozen banana (makes a nice texture). Prior to surgery, I would often forget breakfast & now I don't like hot coffee, but still like the kick. I'm 7 months out & when I asked the NP about this, she said that the most successful patients will cont with protein shake daily!
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    Share your rants about the fashion industry!

    Long sleeve shirts in plus sizes that are bigger in the chest, but not the arms & unlike @@JamieLogical I need pants that are looser in the waist, tighter in the hips! & since when is a 12 "plus size"??
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    Anybody older doing this?

    I was 51 when sleeved in October & am down 94.5 lbs total, 84.5 lbs since surgery. Planning to do my 1st 5k this weekend ( walking mostly), but something I couldn't even consider 8 months ago! There's actually a group on here called "New to Fifties group" for those "older" ( even includes some in their 60s), but I feel younger now than before surgery.
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    October 2014 sleevers check in please!

    Congratulations!!! & thank you for the inspiration, plus now I don't feel like a slacker since you started a year ahead of me????
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    New to fifties group

    Thank you, but will mostly be walking, 1st running 5k will be December & thank you @@mjmboston .
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    New to fifties group

    CONGRATULATIONS ???????????? what a great accomplishment & such hard work!
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    New to fifties group

    How fun to read all the updates. @ -the sleeve was my 1st surgery ever, so I wasn't sure how it would go. I did wonder in the 1st week-"what was I thinking?!?", but not since. A lot of folks say they regret not doing it sooner, but I just feel like this was the right time for me. I'm nearly 7 months out, I can eat most foods- just not a lot. My weight loss has slowed, I hit my 1st real stall in April & finally broke today! Down 91 lbs total from HW, 81 from surgery weight , planning my 1st 5k at the end of this month???? biggest thing for me was getting the energy back took a while & my hair is thinning greatly, but that too will return.
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    New to fifties group

    @@mjmboston - Thank you! I agree, that # of calories is a bit scary. I also have been averaging 900-1000, but I'm a bit farther out than you & the 6+ month diet plan was 1300-1500, but I thought the 3-6 month plan was 1000-1300. I'm sure it also depends on how much you're exercising- I'm just walking at this point & she recommended adding toning & resistance. I've lost about 8-10 lbs per month since the beginning of the year. I figure as long as I'm going down that's the important part. When I was really successful at weight watchers years ago, I was a slow looser then too. Plus some days I can only eat so much (lite days) & then other days have a greater capacity- no rhyme or reason & I don't push it.
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    Newbie looking for Oct sleevers!

    @@stephh -Wow!! Sounds like your doing awesome!!! 78% is phenomenal & running too. What an inspiration.
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    Newbie looking for Oct sleevers!

    @@aSleeveStory You could be taking in more salt when you travel by eating out at restaurants more plus air & auto travel can cause some swelling in your legs. @stepph how are you doing?
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    Newbie looking for Oct sleevers!

    @@shmeyers , that is awesome for you!!
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    October 2014 sleevers check in please!

    @@Meonthelist , what a great idea & YAY!! For you. I remember texting my husband & telling him "I lost a Murphy" when I hit 68 lbs down/Murphy is our 1 yo hound puppy who weighed 68 lbs- I don't think I'd get him on the scale with me! @@cornhusker - that is just incredible!! @@bonsaiway YAY also for you!! & @@VSGmary that is terrific news!
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    New to fifties group

    @@bestisyettocome859 Welcome, you are so close:) & @@beachgal2935 Hope you're recovery is going smoothly & so sorry to hear about you father in law, it's never easy, no matter what their age.

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