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  1. Has anyone heard of this bible study? It's a study for women that helps us focus on God instead of other things (in our case, food). I have been sleeved for 5 months. 3 months ago my father passed away, my grandmother's health has taken a turn for the worse and my son had to have emergency abdominal surgery last week. I've turned to food instead of God for comfort. In the past trying times have always brought me closer to God, but not this time around. I haven't turned my back on God. I'm not angry with Him. Because of trials I've gone through before, I know He has it all under control and is working things out for my good (Romans 8:28). But I need some motivation! Does anyone want to do this study with me? I figure we can do it together online right here on Vertical Sleeve Talk. If anyone is interested, let me know. We'll all have to go buy or order the books on our own. And we can come here everyday and start a discussion on each day's topic. Let me know y'all! AniO
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    So happy you're eating again. Read about your shopping trip. Oh my goodness! So stinkin' exciting. Single digit sizes seem so crazy to me.

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    I'm so sorry you're still on the feeding tube. Praying that that changes very soon. You look great, though!

  4. Hey there! How are you? You are looking fab-u-lous! I'm doing well. The scale is finally on the way down again. I'm down to 179. As of yesterday, I'm overweight! LOL! I've been obese or morbidly obese for the last 13 years. I'm wearing an XL top and a L bottom. I can't believe it. I am over the moon. Just read your post about your size 6 jeans. That is awesome. Sleeves rock!

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    Made to Crave

    My apoligies. It's www.madetocrave.ORG Anissa
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    Made to Crave

    It's true. Only I can decide to make the change. Only I can choose to put the fork/snacks/caloried drinks down. I am also inviting others on the journey. You know what the bible says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." (Psalm 27:17).
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    Made to Crave

    No. It's not Weigh Down. You can see the info at www.madetocrave.com.
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    Cigna folks?

    Maybe each employer's plan is different. I did not have to show my doc any documentation of my diet. I just told him what I was doing as far as diet and excercise. He took very good notes and I weighed in and got my bp taken every month. AniO
  9. Went shopping for a dress last week in the Misses department! How exciting. I kept feeling like I didn't belong there. But lo and behold! I tried on several size 16 dresses and they all fit and looked great. So weird to have a choice of dresses instead of having to buy the only one that fits.

  10. Silly me. I should've read more before the last comment. LOL.

  11. Hey there! How's it going? Did you get your surgery yet?

  12. I read this post and even gave a short reply a couple of days ago, but it's been nagging at me. I agree with the previous poster about being careful of gifts with strings attached. If your Godmother is willing to pay for it now, why not a few months from now when you've had time to make an informed decision? If need be, have her research it right along with you. Godparents should be one of your greatest cheerleaders and there to encourage you through important decisions. If that's not that role she wants to play and if you're seriously considering this surgery, then use the time you need to prepare to get your insurance in order or save up the money yourself. You don't need ANYONE holding this surgery over your head.
  13. I sleep just fine after my surgery. I haven't heard anyone else complain about sleep problems after surgery. AniO
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    Bringing home restaurant leftovers

    I'd bring it home if it didn't have dressing and wrap it up in paper towel then put that in a ziploc bag. That's how I normally store my lettuce in the frig anyway, so maybe it will work with leftovers. AniO
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    I had the coffee headaches everyday for two weeks after giving birth to my daughter. i was told not to drink coffee because I was nursing. Once I stopped nursing, I went right back to my coffee habit. When it came time to get ready for surgery, I knew I had to wean slowly to prevent the coffee headaches. I started out with brewing my coffee with three parts caf and 1 part decaf. Then I switched it to 1 part caf to 1 part decaf then 1 part caf to 3 parts decaf. I went to 100% decaf after that. I had no headaches whatsoever that time around. AniO
  16. I can't help much on the Protein bar question. But I did want to say that 20 pounds in 5 weeks is awesome! AniO
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    Hello there. How are you? Come back to us. We want to see how you're doing.

  18. Hey y'all! I've been lurking lately, but haven't commented much. It's been hard since my dad passed, but I'm starting to feel better. My eating got a little outta control, but it's under control again. Down to 191. For the first time ever, I weigh less than my hubby! Hope everyone is well.

  19. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. I'm still having a hard time in some ways. But in other ways, I draw strength from the example he gave me on how to be a good human being. I guess I will miss him forever and it is my hope that I will see him one day in heaven.

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    OK, just checked on your page and according to the comments, something's going on. What's up?

  21. Thank you. It's been a tough 11 days. I came back from PUerto Rico on Thursday. Please keep my mom in your prayers. She has decided to remain in PR to care for her 94 year old mom, but PR is a very dangerous place, especially for women. I need to get back on track. I ate horribly in PR. Just ate what was around. It was hard to think. I hope you are doing well.

  22. Hey there! I hope you're feeling good. Welcome to Vertical Sleeve Talk!

  23. I'm jumping on the onederland train myself! 7 pounds to go! Whoot! Whooooooot! AniO
  24. My doc told me that everyone has a stall after two weeks that last 1-2 weeks. Most people refer to it as the week 3 stall. That's exactly what happened to me. It lasted for 12 days, then I started dropping again after that. AniO
  25. I'm a stay at home mom. My mom came to help me. She was here until two weeks after my surgery. I have to say that I hardly had any energy for the first week at all. I wouldn't have been able to take care of my three kids without her. Once I was on full liquids, I started getting more energy. I even let my mom sleep in her last four days here. Up until three years ago I worked a desk job doing Customer Service for 12 years. I can't imagine being able to go back to work for at least 10 days. It's more than just what you do at work. It's getting up in the morning to get ready. Getting kids off to school or daycare (if that's something you have to do) and then getting to work. So I think the answer for that all depend on a lot of factors. AniO

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