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karen_marie

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    karen_marie reacted to AEdoesRnY in Been awhile since I've come and posted anything, but realized I should share that on   
    That is amazing! Being able to run races like 5Ks, 10Ks, and even one day half marathons is a MAJOR goal of mine. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    karen_marie reacted to hap314ness in As of last Friday, I dropped back into Onderland!!! Can't believe it! Last time my we   
    Congratulations! Looks like you've got a lot to celebrate - between a new home, a new number in the hundreds place, and an exciting activity planned you must be over the moon. Can't wait to see the picture after your half marathon!
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    karen_marie reacted to Orchids&Dragons in As of last Friday, I dropped back into Onderland!!! Can't believe it! Last time my we   
    Congrats on one-derland! You look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
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    karen_marie reacted to Sosewsue61 in As of last Friday, I dropped back into Onderland!!! Can't believe it! Last time my we   
    Oh my gosh Karen Marie, you look amazing!! Way to go girl!!!
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    karen_marie reacted to Sleeve1stFitNext in After a week of keeping my mind on the goal, I got down from 196.2lbs to 193.9lbs. I   
    @karen_marie Thank you. I wanted to be around the 150lbs with muscle but the build of my body allows a lot more muscle. I have packed on soo much of it. My coworker who has been weight training since his early 20's says I annoy him because I can easily gain muscle but he has to struggle to gain. I advised him that while I can gain muscle easier, he burns fat extremely quickly. So we are both **** out of luck lol.
    I am sure you will be able to do more than just one pull up down the road.

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    karen_marie got a reaction from Little Green in I'm doing so well on the new plant-based way of eating! It's been 1 month since my fi   
    Hey whatever works! I've had a few friends go plant-based and drop a lot of weight naturally.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Little Green in A little bummed because I still have not heard from the office that does endoscopies   
    I second @Taylor5, just call until they get you scheduled! My pulmonologist's office is NOTORIOUS for being difficult to get ahold of and schedule appointments. I just call, secure message, whatever I gotta do to get someone on the phone with me haha
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    karen_marie reacted to Taylor5 in A little bummed because I still have not heard from the office that does endoscopies   
    Call and bug them! I'm not normally a fan of pestering or pissing off the people whom I need to help with my healthcare, but I've also had many situations where people were busy and I wasn't a priority, and as soon as I started being a pest, they made me a priority just to get rid of me! Fine by me.
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    karen_marie reacted to Sosewsue61 in Seeing how well I've done from the surgery so far has convinced my sister to move for   
    Great supportive sister and now you will be comrades! Awesome!
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    karen_marie reacted to FluffyChix in Seeing how well I've done from the surgery so far has convinced my sister to move for   
    That's great news!!!! Even better is that having 1 or more family members who've experienced successful WLS outcomes is greatly predictive of success for the new person about to undergo WLS. Win-win!!!
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    karen_marie got a reaction from 2newdreams in After many years of losing myself to weight loss and gain, many months of planning, e   
    Hope all goes well today! Out of all the stuff I packed in my backpack, the only things I used at all were my going home clothes, 10ft phone charger cable, and my CPAP for the one night I stayed over. Other than that, I had family & friends keeping me company or I was doing walks or using the bathroom lol
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    karen_marie got a reaction from 2newdreams in After many years of losing myself to weight loss and gain, many months of planning, e   
    Hope all goes well today! Out of all the stuff I packed in my backpack, the only things I used at all were my going home clothes, 10ft phone charger cable, and my CPAP for the one night I stayed over. Other than that, I had family & friends keeping me company or I was doing walks or using the bathroom lol
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    karen_marie reacted to MG1776 in Need Help looking for app that I can log my daily meals and print out monthly for my   
    The best app for logging food and exercise that I have found has been My Fitness Pal. The list of foods is incredible and very easy to use.
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    karen_marie reacted to Hopep4673 in I must be losing my mind... I got approved for surgery, but found out my surgeon is o   
    I am better today I have let myself get happy that I am approved but yes it is torture bc I will not have a date until Dec 6th... ugh but maybe Ill get lucky and will still get a date in Dec...
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Hopep4673 in I must be losing my mind... I got approved for surgery, but found out my surgeon is o   
    Oh man, that would be TORTURE for me! It doesn't even feel like you're approved and ready to go if they can't even give you a surgery date within the next month and a half At least you know that's it is going to happen FOR SURE lol just dig down for that extra scrap of patience!
    CONGRATS!
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Sosewsue61 in Had my surgery on Friday 10/27 afternoon. I was doing so well in recovery that they r   
    Sorry to hear that you're having a hard time with the shakes @Sosewsue61 have you tried different shakes? I had bought the chocolate and banana Premier Protein shakes from Costco, and some 4oz plastic cups with lids (like you'd get a side of guacamole in at a restaurant). Then I just pour out a 4oz serving 6x a day. Once I get cleared to blended/pureed, I think I'll be down to 4-5 meals a day. It can get boring, but having the pre-mixed shakes have been a huge time saver. I'm just focusing on getting enough water in between my shake portions now.
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    karen_marie reacted to Rainbow_Warrior in Had my surgery on Friday 10/27 afternoon. I was doing so well in recovery that they r   
    So, you're 6+ days into a new life.
    Congrats on the calm post-op period.
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    karen_marie reacted to Sosewsue61 in Had my surgery on Friday 10/27 afternoon. I was doing so well in recovery that they r   
    Yay Karen Marie! So glad you are doing well. I am strugglig to get in enough nutrition to not pass out, I can drink ok but just having trouble forcing those shakes down. Keep us posted.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coff   
    Thank you! Can't wait to get back on to provide an update post surgery My pre-op with my surgeon yesterday evening went great. Said all my pre-op tests looked really good and he didn't foresee any issues as far as he can tell/predict.
    Thanks to Snapchat filters, you can see how I'm *really* feeling about this clear liquid day LOL

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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coff   
    Thank you! Can't wait to get back on to provide an update post surgery My pre-op with my surgeon yesterday evening went great. Said all my pre-op tests looked really good and he didn't foresee any issues as far as he can tell/predict.
    Thanks to Snapchat filters, you can see how I'm *really* feeling about this clear liquid day LOL

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    karen_marie reacted to FluffyChix in Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coff   
    Note to your hubs, "Run! Runaway!" hehe Good luck on your day of clear liquids! ((hugs)) You're gonna do great. Can't wait to hear from you on the other side!
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Sosewsue61 in Only 3 days away from this life-changing surgery, and I've started putting together a   
    @FluffyChix Oh I plan to be watching (while walking around my living room) a BUNCH of stuff that I've been wanting to catch up on haha
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