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Joymarie333

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    Joymarie333 got a reaction from NYLux12 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Hello everyone I Was sleeved. Dec 3,15 and my weight the day of surgery was 260. Today I weighed in at 232 so that's 28 pounds lost... I feel like the weight is coming off slow???? but I haven't been sticking to the Protein shakes... Do you think that's why... Please share your progress here ...
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    Joymarie333 reacted to Daveo in What is your favorite meals?   
    I still enjoy a good steak with asparagus spears! Can't eat much of the steak so I usually share it but that's my favorite.
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    Joymarie333 got a reaction from jesusa_mari in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    . What kind of wine are drinking? I think I need a glass ????
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    Joymarie333 got a reaction from GibbsGirl in What is your favorite meals?   
    Please share what your favorite healthy meals
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    Joymarie333 reacted to ellie123 in 3 Month Sleeve Update and Half Way There!   
    Today marks 3 months since I was re-born into this brave new world! And since that day, I cannot even begin to enumerate the exponential feelings of wellness and hopefulness that have begun to saturate my life. My goodness, I knew I needed help, but I had no idea how much of an addict to food I really was, and how every aspect of my life was somehow either tied around food, or mitigated by food, most of the time in negative nonsensical self-harming ways!
    Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined, or even supposed in my defeated mind, that I could come so far in so little time! But here I stand, 3 months later, half way there, 54lb’s lighter, working out north of 1 hour every day (no excuses and I love it, and actually look forward to it!), no longer prediabetic, experiencing wellness, dancing around with my kiddos with giddy abandonment, full of energy, wanting to take pictures again, with a renewed sense of self-worth, with a focused mind, doing a double take at that lady in the mirror, being more in control and feeling so positive about most of my food choices. Friends, there is a brand new energy that I oscillate with these days, and there is an inner joy about me that I forgot I was even capable of experiencing.
    I have spent today with a heart full of gratitude to God, I think that is most of what I feel today. Grateful that I have been rescued from what was not only a miserable, but a horribly unhealthy, sunken life. That I came through surgery and could see the faces of my kiddos again! For the amazing friendships I have made along the way on Bariatric Pals, without whom this journey would have been an infinitely lonelier one. You know who you are…thank you!!!
    All this…and I’m only half way there!!! I’m more motivated and pumped than ever before. So I wanted to share this with you, thank you all for your love, encourage you in your journey (especially if you were like me, so torn about the decision to do or not to do!) and invite you to let me know where you are in your journey, your thoughts and laments around 3 months, or before or after! Just a collective pause to savor the goodness J
    Sending you Sunshine!
    Ellie
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    Joymarie333 reacted to avenever in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Seems there is a bit of a 20's trend! I was sleeved 12/28 and am currently down 25. My frustration lies in that I lost 23 in the first three weeks! Its crawling now. I'm thinking its a mixture of the healing, not being cleared yet for exercise, and moving from liquid to solids In a month (soft solids now). We all have gone from 300 to about 700 cals by this point (if I'm way off let me know!!!:-)
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    Joymarie333 reacted to jesusa_mari in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Mmmmmm wine!!!!!!!!!
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    Joymarie333 got a reaction from jesusa_mari in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    . What kind of wine are drinking? I think I need a glass ????
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    Joymarie333 reacted to Emilie.Lancaster in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I am in line with the other "slow pokes" sleeved Dec 8. 5'11" and just a smidgen under 250 on surgery day, and 221.8 on last scale, so 28-ish pounds gone.
    Work folks are seeing a change. It is more than 10% of my body weight gone. That's not nothing. I saw no change on the scale for the last 10 days, but I did feel it in my pants. The muffin tops are melting.
    I'm getting enough Protein and I'm improving on Water intake, but its constantly reminding myself to drink.
    What I'm eating now is not what I thought I would be. eggs and beef are not good. Fish is great. And undercooked goes down better than well done. 900 calories a day is what I'm getting.
    And I'm drunk on half a glass of wine. That's new. And I mean DrUnK.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to lesley_vsg in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved on 12/8 and have lost 40 lbs. The first 30 lbs came off so fast and then i stalled and have slowly lost 10 more. I'm guessing this is normal, I'm not sure! I am doing great with Water intake but not so much with Protein. I cannot drink the shakes, they make me sick. I'm trying to get most of my Protein from food but its hard being that i can only eat a small amount.
    Glad to hear everyone is doing good! Keep up the good work!!!!!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to mrs kaje in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved on 8th December and have lost 29lb.
    Have been slack about Water and Protein, and haven't done any exercise, so can only blame myself that it's not more.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to tmcx28 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Sleeved 12/1, was 250 day of surgery and weighed 219 two days ago
    I assumed the weight would come off faster, but I'm still thrilled. I don't really know what I expected but I'm steadily losing 2-3 lbs a week. I notice a huge difference when I REALLY focus on my Water and Protein. Looking forward to getting out of the 200s soon!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to lastipe in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Thank you so much for this post!
    When I look at other people having surgery in the same week that I did, and have already lost 60+ pounds, I was getting depressed. My doctor said he was very happy with my progress, but I still felt like I was losing it too slowly. This was the encouragement I needed today: Just to know I'm not alone in what I feel is slow weight loss.
    But we can look at the positives, at least we're losing and not gaining weight.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to kjt1994 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Hello- I was sleeved on 12/10. I am so glad to read this post, as I have the same thoughts and experiences. I am having a really hard time drinking, i am ok with eating on most days, but i get so sick to my stomach when i drink and it happens with everything from Water to a shake to tea.
    Has anyone else had this, what did you try to over come? I know i am not getting the 64oz at all and some days it is a struggle to have any Protein, just a few crackers.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to beezy8 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    One of the best parts of surgery for me has been no back pain since my surgery. I could hardly walk from piriformis pain, and though the weather is keeping me in, I haven't had the pain I had before! That was one of the main reasons for the surgery, so I could participate again. So I'm thrilled with my progress one month post-op!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to MNSkolGal in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Sleeved 12/29. 305 first appt (Sept 29), 287 day of surgery, 265 current.

    It's hard not to feel like it's not coming off fast enough, but if I was told I'd be down 40 lbs by Feb. when I started the process, I would have cried. I had my five week post-op this morning and they're thrilled with where I'm at.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to Jewel961 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved on 12/16. Heaviest weight 276, day of surgery 257 and as if this morning 239. I kind of like that it's coming off. Little slower because it's still way faster than it ever was before! My clothes are in need of belts which is awesome!! Only 2 people have noticed my almost 40 lb loss so far but that's ok as I'm not losing for them.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to Trooper Wifey in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved 12/28 and Hw was 274, surgery day weigh 268, CW 248.5.
    I also feel like it's been a slow loss for me. No one has really noticed the weight loss yet, but info feel clothes feeling a little less snug.
    I thought it would be a bit faster, but as long as I keep loosing I am okay with that.
    I am hoping that a slow weight loss will possibly lead to no hair loss. Fingers crossed!!!!!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to lauriev in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    Hey Beezy8, I have also gotten some of the chips off of the store. It was awesome to go grab a bag of chips for a snack one day, although I think I ate on it all day!!! who knew there would come a time when I couldn't finish a small bag of chips!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to beezy8 in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved 12/31, sw 218 now 198 at one month. 20 pounds is good, but seem to have plateaud. Check out the Bariatric Pal Store and foods. I have tried Vitamins and foods and they are tasty. I like the pineapple orange Protein Drink, and the hot chocolate Protein drink. Nice change from chocolate or vanilla shakes.
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    Joymarie333 reacted to jesusa_mari in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I was sleeved 12/29 starting weight 284 surgery weight 271 and as of a few days 253.3. I feel the same but my clothes are falling off !! Lol
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    Joymarie333 reacted to lauriev in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    I am with you Joymarie333. I was sleeved on 12/4 and I am also down 25-28 lbs. I thought I was moving too slowly as well, people at work that don't know I had surgery haven't even commented on what I have lost. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing! I am not doing well on getting in my Protein and Water. I just can't bring myself to drink the darn shakes anymore (and of course I have a ton of them) I absolutely have to get on the program, I did not go through all of this to not follow the program!
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    Joymarie333 reacted to Ruth1ess in December 2015 sleevers progress check   
    When's the last time you lost 28 lbs in almost two months? Sounds like you're doing amazing!
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    Joymarie333 got a reaction from jembell01 in Before and After Pics   
    . What is your starting weight... What are you doing to lose the weight so fast
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    Joymarie333 reacted to cdsjjotn in I'm having problems taking down my vitamins   
    Patchmd.com ... It's a life saver for me. chewable vitamins made me gag.. My NUT told me about them. Now I just stick a patch on the back of my shoulder and forget about it till I change it the next day
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