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Barbara278

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  1. Barbara278

    14 Weeks out

    Good Luck on your journey. You won't regret it. It's a little difficult at first with all the adjustments, but soooooo worth it.
  2. Barbara278

    14 Weeks out

    Thank so much Coach. This is such a fantastic tool. For the first time I feel like I won't fail at keeping the weight off. :001_tt1:
  3. Barbara278

    14 Weeks out

    Mini, I know. Isn't that fantastic. I can tell the inches have really dropped off the last two weeks more so than the weight. I bought a pair of pants two weeks ago and they are to big today. lol
  4. Barbara278

    14 Weeks out

    You are doing fantastic and right behind me. Thanks!!!
  5. Wendy, best wishes to you. Hope everything went fantastic. Update us when you feel well enough.
  6. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 189.5 CW 186 I'm losing very slowly and according to the charts...I'm one that's on target for 70% weight loss. I sure hope I can beat those odds, and lose 100% of my weight.
  7. Barbara278

    No appetite at all.....

    Lee, I know, you are right. It's just so different from what I've experienced all my life. I shouldn't complain. It just feels like such a chore to eat now. I really really have to force myself to eat, but on the positive side, that's better than eating everything in site. Hope you get to a point where you are not hungry between your meals. I know that must be difficult. Good Luck!:thumbup1:
  8. Barbara278

    No appetite at all.....

    Deb, same thing for me. Nothing taste good at all. I eat because I know I have to eat. I'm glad in a sense, but sure would be nice to eat something (anything) that tasted good.
  9. Barbara278

    Things are going well

    Thanks for the suggestion Debbie. I did end up getting some of the Miralax that was mentioned on the board, and it works great! I may look for that alao vera also. Hope you are a having a great weekend.
  10. Barbara278

    Things are going well

    Everything has been going very well. I'm down 43 1/2 lbs. This week has been a yo-yo week. I lost a few pounds then gained 1/2 lb then lost and gained the same 1/2lb again. Ugh. Not sure what's going on with that, but I am still down for the week. I was still going to the gym doing the walking/riding/running for 4 miles until last week. I sprained my knee and am in a brace. It is getting better each day, but it's disappointing because I can't exercise now. Hopefully by next week I'll be back to the gym. The only issue I'm having right now is constipation. Which seems to be pretty common amoungst us sleevers. I guess when most of your diet consists of meat, that's the reaction you get. I was doing one chewable fiber pill a day and recently upped it to two a day. I really don't care for them though because they have carbs in them and I'm trying very hard to keep my carbs between 20 -30 per day. One of the threads here talked about Miralax and how good it works. I'll pick some of that up today and start trying it. Hope everyone post sleeve is doing great, and those of you pre sleeve, hang in there...it's so worth it. Barb
  11. Barbara278

    Mexico or Bust!

    yahoooooooooooo..congrats on 30lbs!!
  12. Barbara278

    10 month post-op update

    Wow Tiffy. I just found this thread today. You look fantastic and the dress looks great on you. Were you ever overweight?? You'd never know it by looking at these pics. :blushing:
  13. Barbara278

    I'm So Freaking Happy!

    Congrats!!! I just hit my 180's and I almost cried too. It's been many years since I've been that low in weight. I agree....it's pretty simple rules, and if you follow them (which isn't hard to do) you almost can't screw this up. It's going to continually get better and better. Congrats on your success!!!
  14. Best wishes for an uneventful surgery. Keep us posted as soon as you feel up to it.
  15. Barbara278

    New here, new choice!

    What great luck!! It couldn't have turned out any better. July will be here before you know it. I took two weeks off of work, but I honestly feel like I could have easily come back to work after a week. I did feel a bit tired by the end of each day right after surgery, but that quickly goes away. Best wishes to you!
  16. Barbara278

    stacys a sleever

    Congrat! You think you are smiling now...just wait.
  17. Barbara278

    I just found this forum so I am new

    Welcome to the forum!
  18. Barbara278

    Tiffany has Surgery!

    Best wishes Tiffany!!!
  19. Barbara278

    No appetite at all.....

    Stacie, I sure hope things improve for you also. I am forcing myself to get in the protein and nutrients I need but it's so hard. It's like a chore. I almost hate eating but know that I have to. Wow, what a change from 6 months ago when I could eat non stop and never seemed to get enough. lol Hopefully it will pass as Tiffs did. Best of luck to you.
  20. Barbara278

    No appetite at all.....

    Tiff, thanks for the response. That's exactly how I feel, like I'm force feeding myself and it almost makes me want to gag. I do make myself eat though because I don't want to get sick or not have the proper nutrients that my body needs. I'm already starting to lose hair. I'll try your suggestion and spice my food up and maybe try some new things. Hopefully mine will pass as yours did.
  21. Barbara278

    April on April 16, 2010

    Wow...you look awesome!!!!
  22. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 192 CW 189.5 I was on vacation and ate out almost every meal and still did ok. The sleeve rocks!!!
  23. Barbara278

    What is this pain? Help!

    My Doctor mentioned before I had surgery that one of the symptoms of being full was sneezing or getting a runny nose. He said they have no idea what causes it but many sleeve patients get it. Some will hiccup when full. I do all 3. lol
  24. Barbara278

    Im ready for a change

    mjean, the sleeve will help you to lose the rest of your weight. I was like you, I was constantly hungry and would eat large amounts of food until I felt full. It seems like I was a bottomless pit. I wasn't one to eat all day long, just large meals when I did eat. I would eat more than my husband sometimes, which is ridiculous. Now that I've have the sleeve, I'm full very quickly and satisified. The mental part is a little difficult because we are so programed to stuff tons of food in our bodies, and all of a sudden, you cant. I to had my surgery With Dr. Aceves and can't speak highly enough about him. He is just fantastic. Best wishes to you on your future journey. Barb
  25. Barbara278

    New Here!

    jm, welcome to the forums and good to hear that everything is going smoothly for you., Barb

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