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Also, I had a whole day of NSV's today. It was my son's 3rd birthday party and a lot of my family hasn't seen my since my surgery. So there were a lot of "skinny" comments and shocked faces when they arrived. Also, we had it at one of those jumpy places where they have the inflatable slides and things you can climb through, etc. I was right up there with my three kids. Climbing, sliding, jumping....and it was easy this time! Last year, I could barely climb up the ladder to go down the slide with the kids....and only did it a few times because I was a sweaty, worn out mess. This year, the kids were fighting over who I would jump with next. It was so much fun. I truly feel like a new person. This summer has been the most fun, going to Six Flags or White Water every weekend and the zoo and just really enjoying my kids!!! This was definitely the best decision I've ever made. Oh and I hit 179.6 today, so dipped down into the 170's. Almost 100 down from my non - pregnant highest. My highest was over 300 when I was pregnant with my youngest. This has been incredible and I'm still not done.

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Sleeved April

Sw 264

Surgery weight 245

Now 190!!

This week everyone is commenting on my weight loss. I went from a 2 xl scrubs to L . Only a few people know I was sleeved, which has led to a lot of gossip at work . I just Grin and wave ... Haha. I'm hoping to buy several outfits at a boutique next week. I use to only wish I could shop there and now I can !! I really watch my carbs and mainly focus on Protein and fluids as suggested .

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1) Height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 4" 221lbs

2) Weight day of surgery: 201

3) 16 week post op weight pounds lost/gained: 151 today! 50 lbs lost so far!!

4) Goal weight: 135

5) Your biggest success this week: shopping for new work clothes and fitting (comfortably) into size 6 pants!

6) Your biggest struggle this week: still struggling to drink enough Water

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1) Height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 5" 287

2) Weight day of surgery: (276 on April 29th)

3) post op weight pounds lost/gained: 52 lbs!

4) Goal weight: 145

5) Your biggest success this week: finding a few good fits at thrift store in xl and 18 instead of only shopping the plus size section! Yay!

6) Your biggest struggle this week: Still having trouble getting enough Water in, and hitting the gym every other day (alternating with jogging) feels like a chore these days. I'll do it though, since it's what i have to do!

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Hi everyone! It's been a while since I checked in;

April 9th 251 lbs

April 16th 240 lbs

August 12th 188 lbs

Total lost. 63 lbs!!

Goal weight. 151 ( I would love to say 100 lost)

Struggle: my hair is falling out SO much!! I'm really worried. I haven't had my period since the end of may ( definitely not pregnant). I had a blood test to check my thyroid. Waiting on results. Anyone else experiencing this??

Success: last week over the course if a few days I walked over 15 miles. Doing 3-4 miles at a time. I'm happy with my progress. I haven't been at work since June so I'm excited to show off the new me when I go back at the end of the month. I have been shopping a lot! I have nothing that fits, even shoes! I went from a 18/20 and 2x to a size 12 and large. Even my shoe size changed!

Have a great week everyone!! .

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Don't stop checking in everyone!!!! I'm more accountable when I know I have to talk to you all. I missed yesterday, but I was thinking about everyone.

Week 17 check in!!!!

1) Height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 7" 255

2) Weight day of surgery: 243

3) 17 week post op weight pounds lost/gained: 1.6 lbs lost this week / total since pre-op diet 75.8 lbs / total since I started with a different surgeon back in Oct 94.8 lbs (started classes at 274 lbs and then insurance said they wouldn't cover the surgeon I started with...started over with a new surgeon in Feb.)

4) Goal weight: 150-ish

5) Your biggest success this week: got back to the gym regularly. Increased time on elliptical to 1 hour on level 6. Even went for an hour after work several days after getting up at 4:30 am. I used to used any excuse not to go, but now I'm looking for ways to make sure I can get there!

6) Your biggest struggle this week: still having really horrible heartburn and 2 periods a month but they are getting shorter so maybe my new birth control pill is starting to regulate it and maybe I'll get back to once a month. If not, if I can get to my goal then I can tolerate both.....fair trade for the benefits.

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Sorry for the late check-in. I'm knee deep in a big home renovation project. I need the accountability of BP too Sleeveid. I've been participating in the challenges BP has (current one is for Labor Day.) I'll let you know when the next one begins.

Week 17 check in:

1) Height / weight starting our wls programs: 5' 7" , 236

2) Weight day of surgery: 226

3) 17 week post op weight pounds lost/gained: I haven't been weighing myself this week as I was going on week 2 of a stall and it was messing with my head. I weighed myself yesterday and the scale finally moved, but I will report those pounds at the next check-in. :)

4) Goal weight: 160 surgeon goal, 140 stretch goal

5) Your biggest success this week: the scale isn't moving much but my body composition is changing. I went shopping last week and brought a large and extra-large dress into the dressing room. The large had huge gaps under the armpits on me when I tried it on. I had to leave the waiting room to get a MEDIUM to try on. It fit beautifully and I bought it to wear on my vacation at the end of the month.

6) Your biggest struggle this week: hair LOSS!. I thought it was bad before, but now I loose upwards of 80 plus hairs every day in the shower. Good news is I bought Toppik on Amazon and it works awesome! Make sure you get the applicator to pump it as it makes a HUGE difference.

I also have fat brain. I ordered a bunch of clothes for my vacation on-line and when they arrived in the mail I discovered I ordered XL and XXL. I need to reorder everything. Despite being 58 pounds lighter than my heaviest weight of 241, I still don't feel comfortable in my skin. I know how I look and feel at a smaller weight and I can't wait to get there.

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What are these bp challenges ?

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I'm glad you mentioned the Hair loss because mine is getting super thin. I meant to ask you what it was when I checked in. Is it the stuff you posted a picture of a while back? I guess I better get some.

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I'm glad you mentioned the hair loss because mine is getting super thin. I meant to ask you what it was when I checked in. Is it the stuff you posted a picture of a while back? I guess I better get some.

I think I posted a pic of the Nioxin Shampoo and conditioner I bought. Don't bother, my hair actually seems to come out more with those products. It leaves your hair super dry. I just ordered Toppik last week on Amazon. I found the small size with the applicator in the same package for around $24. It will last awhile according to the reviews. My hair is dark brown with reddish highlights. I bought the dark brown color and its almost too dark. I'm going to order it in a shade lighter. It covers my white scalp beautifully and seems to thicken up my hair. I pump it into the problem areas and massage it in a bit with my finger tips. Highly recommend!!!!

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What are these bp challenges ?

Do a BP search on "labor day challenge" and the current one will come up. They are usually tied into an upcoming holiday. The previous one was for 4th Of July. At the beginning of the challenge you identify a goal you want to reach. You then report your weight once a week. Everyones results are plugged into an excel spread sheet. A link to it is usually found on the first page of the challenge post.

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I just started taking Biotin a few weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be helping yet : ( if I don't vacuum my hair is everywhere! It's all over my clothes and car!

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Yep. Hairloss has started here too. I'm afraid to brush it at all. I only wash it every three days to avoid the shower loss which always seems like more.

So......I have been dating like crazy. Three to four a week at times. I FINALLY MET SOMEONE! :) but.....I haven't told them about surgery :/. It's still really premature but I'm afraid to tell this guy who seriously loves to eat all the time that eating is no longer my favorite thing to do. Sigh. This is the first time I have any fear about sharing my transformation story.

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