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About LisaLouBop

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  1. @@heynowkc You look amazing!!!! An inspiration you are for sure, thank you.
  2. LisaLouBop

    Maryland sleevers?!

    @@fsulady I live in St. Mary's county - when and where are the meetings at St. Mary's hospital? Thanks so much, Lisa
  3. @@blizair09 and @@Donny This is fascinating to me. I was wondering what you actually eat in a typical day? Thanks, Lisa
  4. LisaLouBop

    This might be a fun little 5 minute test for y'all.

    I've never taken this before either. Here are my results. thanks. Results: INFJ - The Protectors INFJ (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging) As an INFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit with your personal value system. INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types. INFJs place great importance on havings things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis which is entirely spontaneous. They know things intuitively, without being able to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. They are usually right, and they usually know it. Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. This is something of a conflict between the inner and outer worlds, and may result in the INFJ not being as organized as other Judging types tend to be (e.g. a messy desk in an otherwise orderly work area). The INFJ is a natural nurturer and is patient, devoted and protective. They make loving parents and usually have strong bonds with their offspring. They have high expectations of their children, and push them to be the best that they can be. This can sometimes manifest itself in the INFJ being hard-nosed and stubborn. But generally, children of an INFJ get devoted and sincere parental guidance, combined with deep caring. INFJ Strengths •Creative – Combining a vivid imagination with a strong sense of compassion, INFJs use their creativity to resolve not technical challenges, but human ones. People with the INFJ personality type enjoy finding the perfect solution for someone they care about, and this strength makes them excellent counselors and advisors. •Insightful – Seeing through dishonesty and disingenuous motives, INFJs step past manipulation and sales tactics and into a more honest discussion. INFJs see how people and events are connected, and are able to use that insight to get to the heart of the matter. •Inspiring and Convincing – Speaking in human terms, not technical, INFJs have a Fluid, inspirational writing style that appeals to the inner idealist in their audience. INFJs can even be astonishingly good orators, speaking with warmth and passion, if they are proud of what they are speaking about. •Decisive – The INFJ's creativity, insight and inspiration is able to have a real impact on the world, as INFJs are able to follow through on their ideas with conviction, willpower, and the planning necessary to see complex projects through to the end. INFJs don’t just see the way things ought to be, they act on those insights. •Determined and Passionate – When INFJs come to believe that something is important, they pursue that goal with a conviction and energy that can catch even their friends and loved ones off guard. INFJs will rock the boat if they have to, something not everyone likes to see, but their passion for their chosen cause is an inseparable part of their personality. •Altruistic – INFJs have strong beliefs and act the way they do not because they are trying to advance themselves, but because they are trying to advance an idea that they truly believe will make the world a better place. INFJ Weaknesses •Sensitive – When someone challenges or criticizes the INFJ's principles or values, they are likely to receive an alarmingly strong response. People with the INFJ personality type are highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict, and questioning their motives is the quickest way to their bad side. •Extremely Private – INFJs tend to present themselves as the culmination of an idea. This is partly because they believe in this idea, but also because INFJs are extremely private when it comes to their personal lives, using this image to keep themselves from having to truly open up, even to close friends. Trusting a new friend can be even more challenging for INFJs. •Perfectionistic – INFJs are all but defined by their pursuit of ideals. While this is a wonderful quality in many ways, an ideal situation is not always possible – in politics, in business, in romance – and INFJs too often drop or ignore healthy and productive situations and relationships, always believing there might be a better option down the road. •Always Need to Have a Cause – INFJs get so caught up in the passion of their pursuits that any of the cumbersome administrative or maintenance work that comes between them and the ideal they see on the horizon is deeply unwelcome. INFJs like to know that they are taking concrete steps towards their goals, and if routine tasks feel like they are getting in the way, or worse yet, there is no goal at all, they will feel restless and disappointed. •Can Burn Out Easily – Their passion, poor patience for routine maintenance, tendency to present themselves as an ideal, and extreme privacy tend to leave INFJs with few options for letting off steam. People with this personality type are likely to exhaust themselves in short order if they don’t find a way to balance their ideals with the realities of day-to-day living. Famous INFJ's •Benedict Cumberbatch •Carl Gustav Jung •Plato •Leo Tolstoy •Daniel Day-Lewis •Cate Blanchett •Agatha Christie •Tilda Swinton •Mahatma Gandhi •Michelle Pfeiffer Career Choices •Clergy / Religious Work •Teachers •Medical Doctors / Dentists •Alternative Health Care Practitioners •Psychologists •Psychiatrists •Counselors and Social Workers •Musicians and Artists •Photographers •Child Care / Early Childhood Development INFJ In Summary ... Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.
  5. LisaLouBop

    Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.

    I know I don't comment much, but I sure do a lot of reading and listening. This lady helped me quite a bit in the beginning, thought I'd mention her @@BLERDgirl here.
  6. LisaLouBop

    How Do You Stay Cool Without Ice Cream?

    A strategically placed fan, with a straw and ice Water. Those, for the love of god, hot flashes had disappeared since the weight loss, but they are BACK now!!!!!
  7. LisaLouBop

    What do you ride?

    I ride a 2004 BMW r1150r. Incredible ride
  8. Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, yes I have this. 5 years ago it started, but no tear was detected by the orthopedic surgeon. She put me in a boot, which I wore over 6 months. Then I went to a formed ankle brace and wore that for about a year. I can still feel it and I am careful. I can not go on my tip toes on that one foot - ever. I am careful to buy shoes with excellent arch support, I can walk, run, bicycle any activity except tip toe stuff, ie: dance activities.
  9. @@jaxmom Good for you - what ever your doing, keep doing it.
  10. @@VSGAnn2014 Thank you so very much for posting this. A real eye opener. Wiping the tears from my eyes, heading to the gym!!!!!!
  11. LisaLouBop

    Still addicted to carbs!

    @@Lara.x 109 lbs down, WOW congratulations, that is awesome. And another Wow that you were able to loose like you did with no tracking. Good advice has been given here, myfitnesspal is one of my best tools. All good wishes to you, Lisa
  12. LisaLouBop

    Maryland sleevers?!

    @@fsulady Annapolis has support group meetings. Anne Arundel Medical Center. Not sure that's any better for you though. link to support group http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bariatric-support-group-registration-16304271515 Link to program http://www.aahs.org/weightloss/surgerycriteria.php
  13. LisaLouBop

    BAM....and there it is.

    @@gowalking THIS exactly!!!!! You could be me. Or, I could be you. He's so darn hurtful and yet I kept doing the same thing, I finally told dear old dad that I had WLS, he asked me how much I weighed when I started. So of course, stupid me, I told him. He said wow - you were a real cow weren't ya? Groan, why did I fall for it again? The man is 82 years old, has always been and will always be a narcissistic misogynist. And so there he is, living 500 miles away from me asking my brothers why doesn't she ever call me? BAM...and there it is.
  14. LisaLouBop

    How long was your hospital stay?

    I had surgery on a Wednesday, home on Friday. While I did go into work the following Monday, it was just for a few hours. It was over the Christmas holiday so 3 partial days was all I worked that entire week after surgery.
  15. LisaLouBop

    Maryland sleevers?!

    I'm in St Mary's county, I had my surgery in Annapolis @ AAMC. I would also like to find a support group closer to home. LIsa

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