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  1. I have had lupus for over 30 years. I am over 50 years old and I am considered high risk. My surgery went well and I am losing weight. I was wondering if anyone here has lupus or any other autoimmune disease to deal with while going through this sleeve process. How are you doing with taking your medications and dealing with the fatigue and pain that comes along with the disease? I have never had trouble with my meds until after the surgery (Feb 25, 2015). I always took my bedtime meds on an empty stomach, but find that now, I must have a few bites of food or some thick Protein drink on my stomach before I take them or my stomach hurts and spasms all night. I am wondering how someone who is maybe a year or so out from surgery is feeling now and have your lupus symptoms lessened.
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    Valentines Day Challenge!

    200.0 Super Bowl weekend grazing...
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    Fat Shaming Husband...so hurt

    @@Bluesky1 If you are a saved woman, then you have the Holy Spirit living in you. Draw upon the power you have within and KNOW that you are loved by your Heavenly Father, no matter what you look like!!! Know that! PEACE
  4. I was down to a lower weight but I guess I am retaining water!
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    763 day streak.....I guess that is enough

    Congratulations! I have a 316 day streak. My longest one yet! I am really proud of myself for that. I think its mighty brave of you to stop logging your food and exercise on a daily basis. I don't think I will ever be at that point because every time I eat, drink and exercise I think about the fact that I am accountable for it and there will be a record of it for me to re-examination when I falter.
  6. I forgot to log in last Monday. On January 4th I weighed 205. My goal weight is 195. Thank you!
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    Am I eating too much?

    @@Katsitsyahawe I think you were suffering from head hunger. It was cold and you ate something comforting. It made you feel good. You wanted to keep feeling good. During those times I find that I need to get up and move and do something constructive or just go to bed.
  8. I'm going to participate. I will post on Monday! Thank you!
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    Holiday Weight Loss Challenge!

    203.2 Thanks. I don't think I'm going to make goal. Seems I'm stuck here for a while.
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    You keep smiling Essence!!! You look like you are at peace.
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    Holiday Weight Loss Challenge!

    Weight on December 14th is 203.6. Thanks!
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    African American vsgers!

    @@Awjones28 All I can say is low manipulation and prayer! I am a little over 9 months and my hair has finally stopped falling out. I am natural also and only use oils, homemade butter and co-wash with natural conditioners. Hopefully your hair will start to come back soon! Good luck!
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    Holiday Weight Loss Challenge!

    My weight on December 7th was 204.0. Thanks!
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    You may just simply be in a "resting" period. I believe I am in one now. My weight has fluctuated by 2lbs up and down for 3 weeks now. I know that I am not done losing weight. Inches are still coming off. I'm glad for the "resting" period because I think it helps my skin. I would say to just stick with your program, eat well, exercise daily (not in excess), and drink more than 64 ounces of Water daily. Things will start moving again. Let your body do what it needs to do.
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    I am almost 9 months out and I can eat about 2/3 cup of food like spinach or broccoli florets, but only about 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, Beans, or Greek yogurt. I can eat 3 to 4 ounces of lean chicken and fish. I can eat about 2 1/2 ounces of steak and roast beef. And my stomach talks all of the time! Very embarrassing at times! I just laugh at it!
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    Eating, Drinking, and Time In Between?

    My timeframe is 10 minutes before and 40 minutes after. I do sometimes take a small sip after a meal to "rinse" my mouth and throat.
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    Holiday Weight Loss Challenge!

    Starting weight 206 today. Goal weight is 194. Thank You!

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