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BayougirlMrsS

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. god yes...... so much better not telling...... as time goes.. no one will even mention it. Simply say, i'm watching what i'm eating and moving more.
  2. Shan.... as much as I want to tell you that all your friends will be at your side.... The ugly truth is, they won't. It is a great thing that you have not told anyone. Is your mom a good "secret keeper"? I hope so. I learned the hard way the first time around with the band. I only told select people I thought I could trust... turned out no one was. It got out and that when the unsolicited advice started and questions... and the judgmental looks....The, you took the easy way out snickers. I regretted telling anyone, that's for sure. This time with the sleeve, only my husband knows...... 100000% better. Everyone knew I was doing crossfit to try to lose weight before my wedding, so I started laying the groundwork..... told everyone that i had a hernia (which was true Hiatel) and I needed to get it fixed. They also knew I was dieting for the wedding, so when the weight started to come off, no one gave it a second thought. After about 5ish months out when the weight loss was more noticeable, I got a few.... "how much weight you lost".... and "how are you losing"....... So I told them.. Not enough... hehe... and dieting. It's now been 1 year and about 8-9 months (8/28/19) and no one says anything. I went from 173lbs to 120-125lbs..... My advice............. DON'T TELL ANYONE EVER........... even after it's done.
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    New dress from Tim via Venus.......
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    Hey guys..... Few things..... my friend came back in my backyard.... he/she is so pretty. Casual Friday.... green jersey dress and Tim has been shopping again. This is one of the shirts from Venus.... Light blue. Two thumbs up. More too come over the next few days.
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    Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red is your color.....
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    Joing a gym

    I've never been a member of PF or any of the Chain fitness places. I did however join the Y for my first few years. It was fine. I started with zumba, treadmill, bike and then moved to some weights. Then my now x husband said I was "skinny enough", so he canceled the membership and signed up at some local "meathead" gym. Turns out this is where his "Girlfriend" joined too....... I was a fish out of water. I knew nothing abut "working out". I'm a good follower in a class setting. Fast forword.... to a band removal and a divorce. I moved out of state and joined a fitness place.... it was beautiful and had everything you could ask for but i didn't know what to do and would walk on the treadmill and get bored and go home. I didn't know what the hell to do. Then as luck would have it, i was talking about working out with a co worker and he suggested Crossfit..... Changed my life..... This place is great. I walked into the gym (no mirrors), change my clothes, meet at the computer monitors. The owner would then go over the work out and show us how to do everything. He adjusts the workout for those of us who are "challenged" physically. Example: john over there can lift 100lbs and or run a mile..... I, can not.... So instead i lift 20lbs and row on the rower. Give Crossfit a chance...
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    Hair Loss!

    it's a part of it.... I lost hair with the first sx in 2009, band. But because i lost slowly it was not as bad. 8/28/19 I had the sleeve sx done. My WL was very rapid and the hair fell more. It's coming back. I have a lot of new hair growth and falling had gone down a lot
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    I love Florida.....you have a beautiful place there...
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    He/she’s back. Not sure what gender. IMG_4702.MOV
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    Yes. Garlic stuff. We need to a zoom meet and great .... does everyone have zoom
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Tried this for the first time Saturday at a crawfish boil....... OMG. Sooooo Good. https://www.samsclub.com/p/taste-of-the-south-fried-pickles-buttermilk-ranch-dip-spread/prod24651000
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    How often do you weigh in?

    me too..... i have weighed myself nearly every day since banded in 2009. Same thing everyday i'm home..... get out of bed, pee, step on the scale.
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    hehe.... i buy two jars of regular cherries.... pour out 3/4 of the juice and fill up with vodka... I have two in there now, one with vanilla and the other whipped... Yummmmm. Now for a delish garnish... seriously, buy the Filthy Black Cherries.... OMG. Tim loves pickled onions... I do not. I do like pickled eggs. I'm still waiting for our zoom cocktail hour...... P.S. Tomorrow is a boiled crawfish day....... anybody wants to come... it's at 1pm CT.
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    I knew we'd hear from you soon. You were on my mind. I was laying in the dentist's chair and he had TV's on the ceiling..... and a decorating show was on..... Thought, what would Sophie do? You look fabulous.....
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    I'm with you..... I hate olives. Tim loves them... he likes most anything.... I'll save us the vodka soaked cherries..... vanilla jar and whipped jar
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    @Arabesque this house has a choice of olives.... plain, garlic stuffed, blue cheese stuffed, pickle stuffed and pepper stuffed..... Tim love anything picked and stuffed..... hehehehe. Have you ever had pickled garlic or pickled okra? I have on order (back order) some Filthy Black Cherries....
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    I feel bad for having another beautiful day here in Mississippi..... You have an open invitation anytime....
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    love the view..... I would love to be having a drink/coffee. I came to the conclusion that I prefer to do other things.... like flying to a destination. hehe.... When you have a bike you pretty much pack the bike and ride.... well i'm a seat-wiggler and on a bike, you really can't.... hehe. But I would rent a moped on vaca... June 26 I'm going skydiving..... P.S...... come have a martini with me
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    No.... 😞 My ex didn't like the idea that I didn't need him to go ride and wellllll..... but be got a big bike (ultra classic) and in the property settlement... I got the bike,.... sold it and went on a vacation ...... hehehehe But i did like the freedom and sense of empowerment it gave me.
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    I use to be with the x. Had my own bike. This was my bike
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    Ohhhhh My..... You look so amazing. every time you post a picture i think this is my favorite... but then the next it my fav... and so on.
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    @ms.sss & @Arabesque I think you both look amazing. Ms.sss if you lived here i could hook you up with my lady.... she is amazing with clothes especially with leather. She fixed mine. I'm going to have to take a pic and show yall what she did. Looks like i will have to do a little ebay shopping soon..... and now i'm thinking.... do i still have my biker leathers.... or did i give them away... Hmmmm I had enough leather to make all of us a new jacket.... ughhhh This was 11/2009 pre lapband
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    Lap-Band Experience

    I wish there was a study on WLS failures. Where everyone would be honest about what they did and didn't do to contribute to the outcome of their WLS (band, sleeve, GB, MGB, DS.. etc) whether good or bad. I know when I had my band place in 2009 band and BP were my two options. My bmi was 42+ at 5'2" 232lbs. Sleeve was the "new" wls and not much was known. I did however work with about 200-300 women for a huge corporation and I saw firsthand some of the successes and failures in some. My journey began with my co-worker and friend got the band. She did an amazing job and I thought this is for me. I had also seen a few that had GB and didn't want to go that route. I also had a few friends and a cousin that did GB and I saw their struggles. In fact, they have all gained their weight back. Now my friend Paula, was not a very compliant bandster, but her wife was (wife and I got the band the same day). The wife lost and did a great job. She still has her band. Paula doesn't. Paula also learned to eat around it and gained, then blamed the band for not working. She then revised to the sleeve, I don't think she has lost a pound with the sleeve (we are still great friends). My friend Tami at the time was the only person i know that had had the sleeve done back in 2008. She did an amazing job but is now about the same size she was when she started. What I'm getting at..... is all of the WLS have risks of "not working"........ but they all have the "ability" to work if worked properly. I'm new to the sleeve (8/28/19) I had my band from 2009-2017. I know that the stress of going through a divorce and the fact that I got a very bad case of a stomach virus caused my slip. Up to that day, I never had a day's problem. I never go reflex at all. I of course got stuck a few times, but once I got stuck on something, I didn't eat it again. I maintained my weight of 143lbs. At the time I thought I didn't need another WLS and that surely I learned how to eat and I could just eat like I was with the band..........I WAS WRONG.... with the band completely gone it was HELL.... I was so hungry all the time. I gradually re-entered bad foods that I could not eat with the band. I was back on the sugar train, and the carb train... and over the next 2.5 years I put back 30lbs. I was so disappointed in myself, depression was really bad, and I also started menopause. A few times over the years I thought to revise, but no one would because I "didn't weigh enough". So if I were to do anything, it would have to be cash. I started looking into Mex... and had decided I would go there. But I still didn't have the money. $9500 was not just sitting in my bank account....... As luck would have it, in May 2019 my divorce property settlement was done. I also found a dr. here 10 min from my work.... Yes, it was 14k, I figured I'd pay the extra to be right here..... So I took 14k of that money and invested it in me. That day I was 173lbs..... Today I'm steady at 120-123lbs..... Praying that God keeps giving me the strength to keep going and keep being healthy. In July I will be 53 and feel I'm in the best shape and health of my life...... BG (Chris)
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    OOTD

    If you guy heard me driving..... you would think a sailor was driving.... I will admit and have admitted in the past to having horrible horrible road rage. I'm a get and go person. I get in my car and get to my destination. I do the same shopping.... I know what I want, go in the store, get it and leave. This is yet another reason i'm in therapy..... I've also been known to leave notes on peoples cars......... I know, but it's my truth.
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