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Maggietcu2

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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I ordered the Unjury starter pack and a small container of PB2 for $32.10 (total with tax and shipping). They sent me a thermometer and Rubbermaid shake container for free! I was so impressed with the quality of this shipment ... it makes me feel like maybe they really do want me to succeed. You don't see that very much these days! Pic attached.

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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from centlove8 in Have any of you .....   
    Yikes, Babbs is bringing out the big guns! 100% correct. ????
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from soonsleeved in Needing a sleeve buddy   
    Hey! You hang in there! One or the other ... sleeve or new baby ... is enough for anyone and you have your hands full with both. Of course you need a buddy to vent with!! Is there a support group associated with your clinic or in your area? Maybe a bariatric psychologist? I bet even a good hug would help!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from ncturtle in Keep this post going:) Things I am looking forward to (not food related)   
    Getting off meds. Doing anything active with my family .... kiddos love to go on bike rides, hubby wants to go kyaking, and I'd love to go for a jog with my oldest. Losing the pudgy look. Wearing dresses again. I wear shorts, go swimming, and take pictures with my family now, tho I know I look overweight ... I'm actually surprised each time I see myself in pictures because I do not feel like I look ... so I'm looking forward to looking the way I feel. I got over a lot of self esteem issues in the last two years. Learned to love who I am, as I am. I think this will help tremendously after I have wls. Can't wait!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from CanyonBaby in Marriage and relationships after Weight Loss Surgery   
    We got our midlife crisis put of the way already lol I know hubby and I will do just fine, we are in a very loving and supportive place. Also have 2 young kiddos to keep us busy.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Lacowgirl72 in What a difference a year makes!   
    I just joined the forum yesterday ... this is my first msg on it lol
    YOU LOOK AMAZING! My jaw literally dropped. I hope I can be as successful as you! Keep up the great work!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Abigaylesdad in June 8th sleeve...things no one told me   
    Wow why were you in the hospital so long? My clinic does this out-patient!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to no onions in Unexpected sneezing   
    Totally unprepared for a round of sneezing that occurred this evening. No pillow near to hold against me.
    Three times in a row followed by me yelling a long drawn out "mother f'er".
    The experience didn't kill me, I guess it made me stronger.
    Regardless, it was immediately follow up on by taking 1/2 a pain pill and a lot of grumbling. Still grumbling.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to livvsmum in Favorite Blogs / Vlogs   
    It's linked in my signature, but the website is themeiamnow.blogspot.com. I started it in Jan 2013 right before/after my first pre-op appointment (which ended up being 9 months before surgery). I've tried to update it at least 1 time a week since then and I'm now 22 months post op. I've also tried to be as honest as possible...the good and the bad. I'm glad others are finding it helpful, because that is why I did it.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to LivingFree! in Most helpful book regarding the emotional side of the journey   
    The Emotional First+Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery
    by Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD
    Dr. Alexander is a clinical psychologist who specializes in bariatric psychology. She wrote this book in "plain English" with very understandable concepts. It covers pre-surgery decision-making all the way through to long-term maintenance.
    I found it to be the most helpful WLS book I read. I still refer to it four years out.
    It is available in paperback through Amazon and/or as an e-book/Kindle.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Shustar in What are you eating   
    Quick and easy is the name of the game for me. I use a 24 oz water bottle and add 2 ind serve packets of Crystal Lite and 1.5 scoops of natual whey Protein. Fill with ice and Water and shake. counts as 3C water and 30g protein and 145 calories. I just love these! Refreshing here in Arizona where it is 115 degrees out!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to KristenVSG2014 in Kristen's Journey From Pre-Op and Beyond   
    Today was a very difficult day. At 9:00 am I get an email at work that there is Orange Creamsicle Cake in the fridge. No big deal. I had my frittata. I'll avoid going in the kitchen. By lunch it will be gone. Work is super busy, non-stop and I can't take a lunch at my normal time of 11:00. I'm getting hungry. At 1:00 a woman who is known in town for being one of the best cooks and bakers donates TWO more cakes to our bank - a homemade Apple Cake and Coconut Pound Cake. ???? I had to run upstairs, grab my lunchbox and run out as fast as possible. Everyone was in the kitchen digging in and saying how yummy it was. ???? I took my lunch to my parent's house. It was delicious leftover chicken with pineapple salsa. After I was done eating I went to try on some clothes my mom left for me. They all fit. Comfortably. It was a mixture of size 10/12. I had a little breakdown in my old bedroom. The feeling I got from zipping those pants up was so much better than the feeling I get when I eat cake. That feeling only lasts as long as the cake. Then when it's gone I feel terrible for hours, sometimes days. The high I got from my accomplishment lasted the rest of the day.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to *mariposa43 in 3.5 months and 105 down!   
    As a comparison here is a before pic, and a current pic. 
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to LISALOVESVEGAS in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I just received my sample pack with the "extras" yesterday and am looking forward to trying it all. Thanks for telling me what the thermometer was for. I was kind of wondering why it was in the box!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to thecakewasalie in Ok. WTF am I doing wrong?   
    I know no one is being judgmental. I wasn't thinking it was the. I was honestly thinking. ...so i ate 1/2 cupcake once and I gain 3 pounds? Really body? Seems like something is wrong when I have to be so much more strict post surgery or I fail instantly. Pre surgery, doing that would have broke my stall (granted, I probably would not have only eaten half...I would have had 4 and then I would have gained) I know it is all in love I am just super frustrated that it is harder than it has ever been for me. That doesn't seem right.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to thecakewasalie in Ok. WTF am I doing wrong?   
    Alao, thank you guys for all your support! !!!! It means a lot and I think I need to really pay attention to what I am eating. I probably am not being as carefull as I think I am
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to wascott in Ok. WTF am I doing wrong?   
    Empty carbs like pretzels not only don't fill you up, they drive additional hunger. Stay away from grains. (Bread, crackers, rice, etc) Add plenty of green veggies. If you need a dressing, make it zero calorie. Even reduced calorie dressings are a killer. Good luck!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I ordered the Unjury starter pack and a small container of PB2 for $32.10 (total with tax and shipping). They sent me a thermometer and Rubbermaid shake container for free! I was so impressed with the quality of this shipment ... it makes me feel like maybe they really do want me to succeed. You don't see that very much these days! Pic attached.

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    Maggietcu2 reacted to wascott in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I really like the chicken Soup flavored Protein. I like many others got sick of all the sweet shakes. The thermometer is to make sure you don't make it too hot. The protein will congeal if it gets too hot. They recommend 140F. Enjoy!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to wascott in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    @@JosieAppleHead They inadvertently left out my shaker bottle but immediately sent it after I contacted them. Great customer service.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to JosieAppleHead in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I ordered a sample pack as well did not get the perks. I could have used that thermostat as a result my experience with their products has been a waste. drinks too sweet and Soup was lumpy (my own fault)
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to MrsSugarbabe in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I've been using the powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury powders for over a year now; started about 6 months pre-surgery. I love them! And the customer service has been great!!! Just yesterday I received my autoship order to which I had added 2 containers of the PB2. Looking forward to trying the PB2 because I've heard so much about it. The chicken Soup option is a lifesaver for lunch at work a lot of times.
    Good luck on your journey!!!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I ordered the Unjury starter pack and a small container of PB2 for $32.10 (total with tax and shipping). They sent me a thermometer and Rubbermaid shake container for free! I was so impressed with the quality of this shipment ... it makes me feel like maybe they really do want me to succeed. You don't see that very much these days! Pic attached.

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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in Unjury - Sample Pack Purchase Review   
    I ordered the Unjury starter pack and a small container of PB2 for $32.10 (total with tax and shipping). They sent me a thermometer and Rubbermaid shake container for free! I was so impressed with the quality of this shipment ... it makes me feel like maybe they really do want me to succeed. You don't see that very much these days! Pic attached.

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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from livvsmum in Favorite Blogs / Vlogs   
    Yes like yours!
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