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  1. Barbara278

    Sad story :(((((

    Fabby, so sorry to hear this. It's very upsetting to know you can work for a company for so long and seniority doesn't matter. Obviously you are a great employee or they wouldn't have kept you that long. Hang in there...I'm a firm beleiver that somethng better is just around the corner for you. Barb
  2. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 193.5 CW 192 I lost 2 lbs, gained half, lost the half then gained and lost the half again. What in the world is up with that??
  3. Barbara278

    Surgery tamale

    Best wishes to you for an uneventful surgery and recovery. Keep us posted on how you are doing. :biggrin2:
  4. Barbara278

    11 weeks out

    Things are going fantastic. I feel better than I have in many years. I'm down 42 lbs. I have 2 times as much enegery as I had before. I can't wait to see how much more energy I get after dropping another 40 lbs or so. I had a great NSV this weekend. I hiked to the top of Helen Hunt Falls. :sneaky2: I cried when I got back down to the bottom. It was such an emotional moment for me. It took me an hour, but I did it!!! I had attempted it 4 other times (once when I was 20 lbs lighter) and failed. It was hard and every muscle in body hurts today. I could hardly get out of bed this morning. lol Anyone out there wondering if this surgery works...it does. I'm a testimony to it. :scared0:
  5. Barbara278

    11 weeks out

    Rob, I've mentioned it to you privately before, but it is difficult or differnt the first 4 weeks or so. It's like learning to eat all over again. BUT, it is the best thing I've ever done for myself. So don't be surprised to feek overwhelmed in the beginning. But once you get a little further out, it will be second nature and you will be so happy. Looking forward to meeting up with you.
  6. Barbara278

    11 weeks out

    Thanks for your comment Destiny. Good luck on your journey also. Any updates? :thumbup:
  7. Barbara278

    Size 12's and Medium Tops

    Mini..great job!! I can't wait to read your posts when you are in the 2's - 6's. I'm having the same issue with losing it everywhere but my midriff. So pants are baggy in the butt, but fit in the waist. I fit a 16 perfectly except the waist is a bit tight. I started in a 22/24. Keep up the great work!!
  8. Barbara278

    TMI but help?

    This has been an ongoing issue for me. I'm 3 months out. I've been taking the benefiber chewable tables but really don't like to because of the carbs. I think I will try the Miralax. Thanks!
  9. Barbara278

    Account Deactivation

    Oregon, I agree totally. I'm visiting here less and less because of it.
  10. Barbara278

    Date Change and Vacation

    Rob, that's so exciting. You have a set date. I'm glad your daughter will be able to go visit you after. I know you have to be excited about that. When you are here in Colorado, we should try to meet up one day for coffee or something. Would love to meet my future sleeve brother. I'm really excited for you. Barb
  11. Good Luck! Hope you have a great uneventful surgery.
  12. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 195 CW 193.5
  13. Barbara278

    Acid Reducers?

    John, the answer is both. When I initially spoke to my doctors office about the surgery, that was one thing that was mentioned. The VSG can cause acid indigestion as well as reflux. I'm not sure why. I have read where some people got it after surgery and others that had it before surgery, now do not. We are told to stay on it for at least six months. So that makes it sound like it possibly flares up in the beginning and gets better later? Not sure on that one. Barb
  14. Barbara278

    Need some support ...

    Mini, you are doing fantastic. We are all going to have those days where we don't feel like we have done well. I think it's just part of our journey and to be expected. One day last week I told Hubby, "Today I feel like I'm back to my orginal starting weight". He just gave me the weirdest look. lol Some days I feel fat, and other days I feel like I've lost weight. The good thing is the scale doesn't lie. WE are making progress. Keep it up girlie!!!
  15. Barbara278

    Acid Reducers?

    Dr. Aceves gives out a small supply of Nexium after surgery with the orders to take it once a day. However, I'm on aspirin for blood clots, so he has me take an acid reducer twice a day now. Dr. Aceves said Prilosec works as well as Nexium so I'm using that now. Once in the moring before eating anything, and about 30 mins before bedtime. Once I'm totally off the aspirin I'll go back to once a day in the morning.
  16. Congrats on your great success!!!
  17. Just testing some links out.
  18. Barbara278

    This is a test

    Can someone please delete this. thx
  19. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    Chancie, phenomenal!!!!
  20. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 196 CW 195 one pound this whole week. :001_unsure:
  21. Barbara278


    Good Luck on your sleeve journey and welcome to the message board.
  22. Barbara278

    CPAP question

    I hope you can get rid of it too. There's a good chance you will.
  23. Barbara278

    Finally some Good News!

    Stacie, what fantastic news. Thanks so much for keeping us posted. Best wishes for a continued recovery.
  24. Barbara278

    CPAP question

    Lookin, I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I did two tests also. In 45 mins I stopped breathing 46 times, and sometimes up to a whole minute. My machine starts out at 4 and works its way up to 11 which is my setting. However, after losing almost 40 lbs, I haven't needed to use it at all. Best of luck to you.
  25. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    AJW...Thanks, I'm really trying hard. Black Forest is just around the corner from me. We just got 10 inches of snow on Friday, and today is suppose to be in the 60's. I'm sure you remember how crazy the weather is here. Where are you now?

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