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blizair09

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    blizair09 got a reaction from TakingABreak for a status update, Hi everyone. I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been m   
    Hi everyone.  I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been maintaining well below my goal weight.  Life is great, and I will always be so thankful the experience of this entire journey from the beginning with the six month pre-op diet program, to the surgery itself, to post-op life, and (most importantly) an on-going successful maintenance.  I hope this finds each of you well, regardless of where you are in the process.  Best wishes!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from TakingABreak for a status update, Hi everyone. I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been m   
    Hi everyone.  I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been maintaining well below my goal weight.  Life is great, and I will always be so thankful the experience of this entire journey from the beginning with the six month pre-op diet program, to the surgery itself, to post-op life, and (most importantly) an on-going successful maintenance.  I hope this finds each of you well, regardless of where you are in the process.  Best wishes!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from TakingABreak for a status update, Hi everyone. I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been m   
    Hi everyone.  I am excited to report that yesterday marked 7 months that I have been maintaining well below my goal weight.  Life is great, and I will always be so thankful the experience of this entire journey from the beginning with the six month pre-op diet program, to the surgery itself, to post-op life, and (most importantly) an on-going successful maintenance.  I hope this finds each of you well, regardless of where you are in the process.  Best wishes!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from RussT for a status update, I haven't been on in quite a while, so I thought I would check in. My weight is down   
    I haven't been on in quite a while, so I thought I would check in.  My weight is down to 173, 7 pounds below goal.  I held at 175 for almost 2 months and randomly dropped 2 pounds a couple of weeks ago.  I had my year follow-up appointment, and my labs were perfect.  Once again, I know that this journey was one of the best decisions of my life, and that I never would have been successful had I not committed myself 100% to changing my relationship with food.  I still follow a keto way of eating and keep my carbs below 25g per day.  I wish everyone the best.  Happy holidays!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Apple203 for a status update, I weighed 179 this morning which is now under my goal of 180. I really am going to ha   
    I weighed 179 this morning which is now under my goal of 180.  I really am going to have to figure out how to get this weight loss to stop.  I'm going to hire a trainer after this next round of work travel, so that will probably help, but there is no way I can eat more right now.  (Who ever thought this would be an issue?!?)
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I weighed 181 this morning. Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversar   
    I weighed 181 this morning.  Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversary of my surgery date is Thursday.  Seems appropriate!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I weighed 181 this morning. Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversar   
    I weighed 181 this morning.  Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversary of my surgery date is Thursday.  Seems appropriate!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I weighed 181 this morning. Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversar   
    I weighed 181 this morning.  Only 1 more pound until goal, and the one year anniversary of my surgery date is Thursday.  Seems appropriate!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Berry78 for a status update, I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in). I lost 3 pou   
    I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in).  I lost 3 pounds during that time, and I weighed 182 this morning.  I am now a normal BMI and 2 pounds from goal.  (Although I seriously question whether I really need to lose 2 more pounds...)  Exciting time!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Berry78 for a status update, I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in). I lost 3 pou   
    I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in).  I lost 3 pounds during that time, and I weighed 182 this morning.  I am now a normal BMI and 2 pounds from goal.  (Although I seriously question whether I really need to lose 2 more pounds...)  Exciting time!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips. I am now in 32 waist   
    I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips.  I am now in 32 waist slim-fit jeans and size small button-downs.  Who would have ever thought this could happen when I started at 400 pounds?!?
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips. I am now in 32 waist   
    I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips.  I am now in 32 waist slim-fit jeans and size small button-downs.  Who would have ever thought this could happen when I started at 400 pounds?!?
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    blizair09 got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips. I am now in 32 waist   
    I bought some new clothes for some upcoming work and fun trips.  I am now in 32 waist slim-fit jeans and size small button-downs.  Who would have ever thought this could happen when I started at 400 pounds?!?
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    blizair09 got a reaction from PAstudent for a status update, 3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!! It can be done!!   
    3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!!  It can be done!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from PAstudent for a status update, 3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!! It can be done!!   
    3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!!  It can be done!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from PAstudent for a status update, 3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!! It can be done!!   
    3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!!  It can be done!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from PAstudent for a status update, 3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!! It can be done!!   
    3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!!  It can be done!!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Lexington1020 for a status update, Orlando was fun this past weekend, and I am on my way home from this work trip to Cal   
    Orlando was fun this past weekend, and I am on my way home from this work trip to California.  I'll be home for about 2 weeks this time, so that gives me my first opportunity to get back out there in Huntsville since my ex and I broke up almost 3 weeks ago.  Living in a new city with no friends is a little daunting, but I'm ready to take this new body (and re-invigorated spirit) out for a spin!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Apple1 for a status update, What doctor (or qualified medical professional) makes his or her patient believe that   
    What doctor (or qualified medical professional) makes his or her patient believe that he or she is going to have dramatic weight loss right off the bat and lose all his or her weight in a matter of weeks?  I sware, there is a poster that is shocked that he or she hasn't lost 30 pounds the first month almost every day.  It makes me wonder what some of these pre-op conversations are like, or if people just hear what they want to hear...
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    blizair09 got a reaction from proudgrammy for a status update, The players may change, but the BP game is always the same...   
    The players may change, but the BP game is always the same...
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    blizair09 got a reaction from proudgrammy for a status update, Good morning from Hanoi, Vietnam. As I was entering Vietnam last night, I had to go t   
    Good morning from Hanoi, Vietnam. As I was entering Vietnam last night, I had to go through an interrogation because I have lost so much weight, they didn't think that my passport picture was me. Annoying and flattering all at the same time!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from proudgrammy for a status update, I got home late last night from an exhausting nine-day work trip to Tampa. Even with   
    I got home late last night from an exhausting nine-day work trip to Tampa.  Even with all the disruption to my normal routines, I still lost a little over 1 pound (and I had red wine every day of trip).  My partner was able to go with me, thank goodness.  My weight loss journey and transformation was a central focus and topic of conversation the entire time as I have known many of these colleagues for 10 years or more.  As has always been the case during my journey, I answered questions honestly and spoke of my pre-op, surgery, and post-op experiences.  I got nothing but support, congratulations, and best wishes from anyone.  And one person even confided in me that my success has given her the confidence to schedule an appointment with her PCP to talk about WLS.  This is why I have been transparent.  That decision may not be for everyone, but I will certainly never regret it.  Now, I move onward (thankful that I am back home and I can settle into my normal food and drink routine!).
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    blizair09 got a reaction from proudgrammy for a status update, I have now officially lost 200 pounds! Only 17 to go!   
    I have now officially lost 200 pounds! Only 17 to go!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from proudgrammy for a status update, If an alcoholic came to a support group and confessed to drinking, support would come   
    If an alcoholic came to a support group and confessed to drinking, support would come in the form of a come to Jesus, get-real tough conversation.  Same if a drug addict relapsed.  But when morbidly obese people, who have been given a tremendous opportunity no less, make terrible decisions, "good" support comes in the form of telling them they will be okay and that everyone is human because doing what you are supposed to do is hard. What a world we live in!
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    blizair09 got a reaction from Apple1 for a status update, What doctor (or qualified medical professional) makes his or her patient believe that   
    What doctor (or qualified medical professional) makes his or her patient believe that he or she is going to have dramatic weight loss right off the bat and lose all his or her weight in a matter of weeks?  I sware, there is a poster that is shocked that he or she hasn't lost 30 pounds the first month almost every day.  It makes me wonder what some of these pre-op conversations are like, or if people just hear what they want to hear...
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