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LindasBlu

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    LindasBlu got a reaction from DoodlesMom in Husband refuses to drop me off or pick me up from the hospital. Now what?   
    Is there a close friend or pastor you could ask? I understand what you are going through though. Praying God opens that door to your husband's heart. Health is so important.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from kunkelgw in NEWEST PROTEIN SHAKE   
    Ordered from Amazon and having one for Breakfast. I give it a 9 out of 10.
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    LindasBlu reacted to WishMeSmaller in Can I see some before and after pics?   
    This is more of a before and during, as I am not quite to goal. First pics were right before starting my pre-op diet in late June and the last pic is two days ago. Size 20-22 down to an 8 in less than seven months. Loving all of the energy I have now!



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    LindasBlu reacted to Arabesque in Can I see some before and after pics?   
    Everyone looks so great. Congrats on your success.
    I lost 31kg in 6 months which was my goal & a further 11kg in the last 13 months. The first pxt was about 6 months before surgery - can’t believe I was that big. The second was last week.
    It’s a big decision to change how your body functions so your worries are understandable. Having surgery was the best decision I ever made. My journey was pretty smooth. A couple of little hiccups (low blood pressure, a little hyperglycaemia) all manageable & all things I’d experienced in the past when I had been slim. Certainly nothing that makes me regret my decision.
    Good luck on your journey.

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    LindasBlu reacted to KesselRunnerU12P in Can I see some before and after pics?   
    I'm a guy but hope this helps. This came up as one of those "memories" timeline photos - MAY 2019 vs MAY 2020 on the same day. Surgery is a helpful tool, but you have to put in work as well! (VSG not bypass - but same concept)

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    LindasBlu reacted to catwoman7 in Can I see some before and after pics?   
    first picture was me before I started my six-month supervised diet (2014). I think I was at my highest weight ever. Second picture (from 2017) is of me when I was two years out of surgery (this was before I had my skin removal surgery, though...I had that in Aug 2018 and March 2019). Last one was of me on my 60th birthday (last year). I've put on some weight since the 2017 picture - but excess skin is gone!



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    LindasBlu reacted to Deemar007 in Can I see some before and after pics?   
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu reacted to MaddieSpahr in Inspiration on Instagram!!**   
    I have struggled with my weight since I was five years old. Late in 2016- at 28 years old at my heaviest weight- I had my first appointment with a bariatric surgeon in Akron, Ohio where I live and began the steps towards gastric bypass. I was so scared. But I knew that I would rather risk my life than live like this forever. I feared that my parents would bury me in 20 years and that my sister would become an only child. I knew I had to do something. I had tried everything. Between the ages of 8-28 I had tried everything under the sun. I could not lose/maintain the weight loss.

    On June 26, 2017- I had gastric bypass surgery. I have lost/maintained 180 pound weight loss. I have a whole new life. It is quite beautiful. I look forward to living everyday. I share my journey on Instagram - (my name on there is Maddie5088) and I also have a public Facebook Page called Mornings with Maddie. I created a blog almost a year ago that focuses on sharing my journey, creating/sharing healthy recipes. You can find it here - foodfitnessandbeauty.com

    I share body positivity, kindness, self love, inclusivity, healthy recipes, grocery hauls, I do monthly giveaways, how to meal prep, affordable/easy meals for bariatric patients and I do Q and As for Bariatric patients.

    I have felt very called to share my journey with the bariatric community! I hope you come follow along my story! It’s been a heck of a ride!

    Xoxo

    Maddie












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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from loridee11 in MOTIVATION POST   
    New Year, new beginning.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from sach1 in Green tea?   
    I guess I left something out......it needs to be hot. He said ice tea loses some of the important properties needed. I started drinking 10oz a day plus at least one 16.9oz bottle of Water.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from AZhiker in MEDIFAST OPTAVIA WEIGHT LOSS PLAN   
    I was down to 284 before my first try at VSG but wasn't meant to be as Band had to come out first and took too long to remove for a safe VSG. So I knew I had to wait until after May this year for my Medicare and Supplemental was active. Well, I gained all that weight back. So 8/10/20 I contacted a health coach I knew from before and at 304 began a 3 month journey so I could have VSG by 11/30/20. By second week in November I was down 33lbs. I am now 1.2 lbs from 50 lost.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from RhondaHigdon in Pre Surgery diet No Sugar?   
    That's why we all need to read the nutritional labels carefully.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from sach1 in Green tea?   
    My former Gastric Band surgeon recommended to his patients to drink 3-8oz cups of green tea a day for added fat burning. My VSG surgeon's dietitian says it should be Decaf. I just began Phase 4 as I am 29 days out.

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    LindasBlu got a reaction from AZhiker in MEDIFAST OPTAVIA WEIGHT LOSS PLAN   
    I was down to 284 before my first try at VSG but wasn't meant to be as Band had to come out first and took too long to remove for a safe VSG. So I knew I had to wait until after May this year for my Medicare and Supplemental was active. Well, I gained all that weight back. So 8/10/20 I contacted a health coach I knew from before and at 304 began a 3 month journey so I could have VSG by 11/30/20. By second week in November I was down 33lbs. I am now 1.2 lbs from 50 lost.
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    LindasBlu reacted to elcee in Complete lap band failure   
    I had a revision to RNY and it’s like the difference between day and night. No more getting stuck, no more chest pain and I can eat a lot healthier. Steak, chops, chicken, salad etc.
    I still have to be careful of sliders and grazing but those are issues that we have to take individual responsibility for , they are not something any WLS will sort out.
    Bands have fallen out of favour as they cause too many issues and also trying to find the correct balance between reducing hunger yet still being able to eat healthy foods is too hard.
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    LindasBlu got a reaction from RhondaHigdon in Pre Surgery diet No Sugar?   
    The lower the sugar content the better. Stay away from Added Sugars. This will help shrink the liver to make access to the stomach easier.

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