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  • Birthday 05/14/1978

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  1. SmilingBeauty

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    Current weight 213
  2. I never stopped using them. They were the only way I could get my fluids down in those early stages. Now I don't use them as much as I use to but they were a life saver early out.
  3. SmilingBeauty

    Has anyone lost 100+ pounds?

    I have lost 100 pounds and I will be 8 months post op tomorrow. I expect to lose the remainder of my weight (approximately 70 pounds) by the end of the year.
  4. SmilingBeauty

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    Well it's that time of the month. Weight today is 214.4
  5. SmilingBeauty

    A Significant Milestone

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    100 pounds gone

    Thanks everyone!!!!!
  7. SmilingBeauty

    100 pounds gone

    I am almost 8 months out and I finally reached the 100 pounds lost mark! Yyyyaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! I started this process at 315 and today I weigh 214.6. Another 70 pounds would put me in the normal BMI range. My one year anniversary is May 26th. I would like to at least lose another 40 lbs by my surgiversary. Onederland Is so close. Can't wait to reach it.
  8. SmilingBeauty

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    My weight 214.6! I have finally reached 100 pounds lost.
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    Maybe you should up your calories to 1600 -1800 for the amount of exercise you are doing. Also, the more muscle you build, the more calories you burn. So you could be burning more calories just sitting than you were when you were heavier combined with the exercise and you have a huge calorie deficit. Just a thought. I am 7 months out and have not reached goal. I am just going on what I have been told about losing. Good luck
  10. I use MyFitnessPal and a Fitbit Zip. I love them both. I lost one Zip and had to get a replacement ASAP I felt naked without it.
  11. SmilingBeauty

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    217. I am in a stall. ugh
  12. SmilingBeauty

    Best way I have found to make coffee

    I use Premier Ready to Drink chocolate shake in my coffee. It does not lump up at all. Coffee is a diuretic and contains acid. I am fine with my Columbian Decaf. Occasionally I have real coffee but I don't make it a habit.
  13. SmilingBeauty

    Best way I have found to make coffee

    I was told not to use the instant coffee packets because they contain caffeine. So now I put chocolate Protein shake and sugar free peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee. I usually have to put it in the microwave to heat it up so it's hot.
  14. SmilingBeauty

    Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge

    I'm in. My goal is 200 pounds. My weight is 217 today.
  15. SmilingBeauty

    Surgeon follow up issues

    I'm sorry that you experienced that. My follow up appointments have always been scheduled at the conclusion of the appointment I am in. Could i possible be due to the holidays? Try calling back on a different day and explaining your situation. I also would not be able to take off with such short notice.

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