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About My4Brownies

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  • Birthday 10/10/1969

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  1. I'm a private person so discussing my personal business was not an issue. I told my daughter and my guy but along with other GI issues I think they didn't grasp any of it only that I was having surgery and they wanted me to be okay. They are proud of my progress and that's all that matter. At work everyone is on a yo yo diet so eating healthier was easy but nothing dramatic has come off at one time so the progress hasn't stirred up too much attention.
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    Don't be the Chicken & Cheetos Lady

    Great article and very well written to explain all the types...it really makes you think what type you are and it made me think that sometimes i used to (sometimes still think about) fell/fall into several of those categories. Reality check is always good medicine
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    Good Morning, I take the bariatric multi vitamin that is on supply at the hospital that I had surgery so it makes it easy for me and its a one a day pill. That is SUPER easy for me because I take it at 5 am before work and no worries through out the day.
  4. It is a decision that takes you back and forth... I took this journey in November/2015 after researching all options. It can be a stressful roller coaster in itself. I am 6 months out (gastric sleeve) on the 9th and I can say it is working for me. I was on 4 medications and now only on my multivitamins and calcium chews ... It may not be easy to decide but you are in the right direction in doing your research and having your doctor to give you resources is also a great move. I am sure with you being health conscious about you..you will make the right decision! Good Luck and keep us updated.
  5. I worried alot about hair loss when I first took this journey but I can say hitting 6 months on May 9th, I have not had any hair loss other than my usual shedding on occasion between styling. I do take my vitamins and calcium chews faithfully so maybe that helps and the additional protein may help since I did not follow a healthy diet in the past so maybe this body change is a help to me than a hinder...
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    Sugar free popsicles

    I usually use those as my treat as well...sweets was my problem at night and I can say the sugar free Popsicle worked for me.
  7. That is a very inspiring story... So glad to see the truth 3 yrs out. I am going on 6 months out on May 9th and I still have my good and bad days but have already made peace with myself that it is my work so my accomplishments and failures is all on me. I can say I would not have thought it would get easier everyday and it has. Thank you for your story and encouragement.
  8. My4Brownies

    (NSV) Gasp! I bought WHITE pants!!!

    Hey now !!!! Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  9. My4Brownies

    You know you lost weight when

    [emoji1] [emoji106] Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
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    You know you lost weight when

    When you feel good about taking pictures with others n selfies. When your daughter says you do more around the house instead of just sit in my room. When a very critical co worker n family member says,You look great in that color..when I've wore these scrubs before..lmao When you can pass up the temptation food in the grocery store n fast food easier than b4. Sad note: you know you lost weight when you start losing "friends" because they loved the heaviest girl in the bunch and not the out going one emerging.. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  11. Agreed..mine too and so far it has been smooth sailing[emoji2] Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
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    8 Months, 101 Pounds

    Great job and keep up the strength n my prayers for you and your wife..as long as your journey is working for you and you seem to have it all on track.. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
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    Surgery tomorrow morning

    Good luck on your new journey and..healthy recovery.It's normal to be excited and nervous..you'll want to regret it, cravings will come, people will tempt you, you will stall and your weight loss is WILL be different than others BUT it is all worth it!!! Your new you will be waiting You got this..just be patient, take it slow and follow your program and come Jere to vent!!! Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App thank you and yes I'm mentally preparing my self for all those challenges coming my way but I know I won't regret it. It's the best decision I've made for me Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App YES!!! That's the best way..mental and than the body gets in tune..Congrads again on your healthy journey Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
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    Just started phase 1 solids!

    I felt that way too but take it slow cus the ingestion gets worse and chew chew chew..I got to excited n it took only once to remind me I was still in healing phase Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  15. Blessed my insurance covers it except my deductible which was under a grand...My other option if the didn't cover much was my credit union..instead of my bank..cheaper interest.. Good luck to you. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App