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I have had some moody moments and moments where I feel so weak I panic that I'm doing something wrong.

We just all have to remember where we came from and how we got here. We have a second chance at a long healthy life.

I have to take some deep breaths. .. driving know some cleansing Water and keep moving forward.

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On a serious stall and need to get more active. I've lost 45 pounds so far. That puts me at my halfway point.

Half your weight lost is good though!!!! I'm sure our bodies are in shock from losing so much so fast...

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Hello all

I'm about 10 or 5 pounds behind schedule. I had a long stall that lasted about a month while trying to introduce new foods that did not upset my stomach. Plus I had horrible dental work done and ended up with a bad crown that was just very recently replaced for free, and I am finally able to eat Protein again. I ate organic potatoes for about a week. I exercised, drank Protein shakes, but that was hard. Sorry I can not live on those powdery Soups.

I've still not put a single piece of bread or Pasta in this mouth.

I am going back today to the Nutritionist to "talk" about my eating plan. Although, when I gave 14 vials of blood for my complete nutritional panel, I exceeded expectations and I am in the green in every way, except my Iron was a tad low. It just so happened that they morning I gave my fasting blood vials, I was also on a heavy period.

In general I'm angry. So I guess I am still angry, it's period time again plus the whole releasing fat and estrogen thing must be true.

I have begun losing weight again though, and during my last visit the Dr said that my loss was FAT and mot muscle. I do move around my house when I can, lot's of work taking care of rescue dogs!!(Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain Chronic Fatigue) My husband and I go to the gym 2-3 days per week. It is a first for me in a decade probably.

I am still taking my omneprozole because I am worried about going off of them.

A few months after my surgery I reintroduced coffee but only with "cold-brew" only. Having a reduction in acid that is released during a "hot" and quick brew. The method works great in a French Press and now I am used to it. As low as my energy is, I do not know if I would ever have a life w/o my Fibro Management team and my cold-brew coffee.

Each morning I drink one giant bottle of Water before I do anything else. I keep that going all day long as usual.

I am just tired. I always seem to have some crisis happening in my life. They probably are not "crisis" to healthy people, because healthy people are ready for action when one arises. But thankfully other than the usual pain I have anyway, I am "healthy".

Everyone in my family is hoping that if I can lose more fat, perhaps all that fat will be less stress on my bones and joints and give me some relief. Even though I tell them, this is a nerve condition. And my nerves never take a day off. It's sad that we are still so misunderstood this day and age. Anyway.

Weight wise, I seem fine. Nutritionally I am above average and meeting all my goals. Speed of fat loss, not as fast as it "should" be for the "text-book" patient.


Anyone else feeling pressured to *lose faster*?? There was a mention that perhaps I could try phentermine on my next monthly visit if my speed of fat loss is too slow. *sigh* I've tried it before, I had no side effects. I wish I was normal.

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I'm losing hair like crazy and it's super scary! How about you?

Yep- it is falling out, just showers of it. I feel like people might think I am gross because I am always picking it off my clothes, arms and chest. But not bald yet!!!

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Hello all

I'm about 10 or 5 pounds behind schedule. I had a long stall that lasted about a month while trying to introduce new foods that did not upset my stomach. Plus I had horrible dental work done and ended up with a bad crown that was just very recently replaced for free, and I am finally able to eat Protein again. I ate organic potatoes for about a week. I exercised, drank Protein shakes, but that was hard. Sorry I can not live on those powdery Soups.

I've still not put a single piece of bread or Pasta in this mouth.

I am going back today to the Nutritionist to "talk" about my eating plan. Although, when I gave 14 vials of blood for my complete nutritional panel, I exceeded expectations and I am in the green in every way, except my Iron was a tad low. It just so happened that they morning I gave my fasting blood vials, I was also on a heavy period.

In general I'm angry. So I guess I am still angry, it's period time again plus the whole releasing fat and estrogen thing must be true.

I have begun losing weight again though, and during my last visit the Dr said that my loss was FAT and mot muscle. I do move around my house when I can, lot's of work taking care of rescue dogs!!(Fibromyalgia Chronic Pain Chronic Fatigue) My husband and I go to the gym 2-3 days per week. It is a first for me in a decade probably.

I am still taking my omneprozole because I am worried about going off of them.

A few months after my surgery I reintroduced coffee but only with "cold-brew" only. Having a reduction in acid that is released during a "hot" and quick brew. The method works great in a French Press and now I am used to it. As low as my energy is, I do not know if I would ever have a life w/o my Fibro Management team and my cold-brew coffee.

Each morning I drink one giant bottle of Water before I do anything else. I keep that going all day long as usual.

I am just tired. I always seem to have some crisis happening in my life. They probably are not "crisis" to healthy people, because healthy people are ready for action when one arises. But thankfully other than the usual pain I have anyway, I am "healthy".

Everyone in my family is hoping that if I can lose more fat, perhaps all that fat will be less stress on my bones and joints and give me some relief. Even though I tell them, this is a nerve condition. And my nerves never take a day off. It's sad that we are still so misunderstood this day and age. Anyway.

Weight wise, I seem fine. Nutritionally I am above average and meeting all my goals. Speed of fat loss, not as fast as it "should" be for the "text-book" patient.

Anyone else feeling pressured to *lose faster*?? There was a mention that perhaps I could try phentermine on my next monthly visit if my speed of fat loss is too slow. *sigh* I've tried it before, I had no side effects. I wish I was normal.

I'm sorry your dealing with "issues". I would not take Phentermine. You may be losing slowly - but you're losing and this isn't a race. Why risk taking medication?! Now that the dental issues are gone (hopefully) - get back on track with your protein and fluids. Remember - if you eat too little, you won't lose as fast. Stay strong!

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Hello everyone. I'm at 55lbs since surgery. I have days where I feel normal and days were I feel broken but the good outweigh the bad. Yes my hair is falling out a little so I am just very careful with my hair styles etc to put as little extra tension on it as possible. (I have long hair I would normally wear up)

Other than that just day by day by day.

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Hi Everyone! Missed you guys! Feels like forever... We are coming up on our 6-month-aversarry! :-)

I'm doing pretty great! Foods are agreeing with me, working out some, etc. I started officially at 293 and I am now at 208.8 so that's over 80 pounds down since surgery! I am very excited and happy... I have a check up on August 11th and I hope to at least be 199 by then... I would be so happy if that happened...

NSV's

*I am at my 2009 weight which is the weight I was at when I got married. My hubs is deployed so when he gets back he won't be able to recognize me which is amazing! jk! Hes been so supportive. We facetime all the time so he knows what I look like now, but still the effect in person is going to be crazy!

*I had knee surgery after I hurt my knee in 2012. I have always been 217 plus post knee surgery. This is the first time I've weighed this little since that knee surgery and I feel amazing. No knee pain at all.

*I am a size 12 in dresses! Down from a tight 16.

*I am a size 14 in pants! Down from a tight 18.

*My BMI was 47. Now its 33.7.

Only downside to anything is hair loss. Yeah. I lost a lot in a patch but that's because I wasn't diligently taking my Vitamins. I have since started taking them all, each day, on time and the hair has mostly grown back.

That's it! Hope everyone is well! Looking forward to the 6 month mark!!! Keep up the good work ladies!

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Hi Everyone! Missed you guys! Feels like forever... We are coming up on our 6-month-aversarry! :-)

I'm doing pretty great! Foods are agreeing with me, working out some, etc. I started officially at 293 and I am now at 208.8 so that's over 80 pounds down since surgery! I am very excited and happy... I have a check up on August 11th and I hope to at least be 199 by then... I would be so happy if that happened...

NSV's

*I am at my 2009 weight which is the weight I was at when I got married. My hubs is deployed so when he gets back he won't be able to recognize me which is amazing! jk! Hes been so supportive. We facetime all the time so he knows what I look like now, but still the effect in person is going to be crazy!

*I had knee surgery after I hurt my knee in 2012. I have always been 217 plus post knee surgery. This is the first time I've weighed this little since that knee surgery and I feel amazing. No knee pain at all.

*I am a size 12 in dresses! Down from a tight 16.

*I am a size 14 in pants! Down from a tight 18.

*My BMI was 47. Now its 33.7.

Only downside to anything is hair loss. Yeah. I lost a lot in a patch but that's because I wasn't diligently taking my Vitamins. I have since started taking them all, each day, on time and the hair has mostly grown back.

That's it! Hope everyone is well! Looking forward to the 6 month mark!!! Keep up the good work ladies!

That it amazing on the amount you have lost. I have only lost 60 and appear to be at a wall. I have increased the working out so hopefully I will get over the hump.

I'm at 216 and can't wait to get under 200.

I was wearing a tight 20 and am now loose in a 18. Have some 16s that fit too.

Keeping going ... and glad you are feeling good.

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Hi Everyone! Missed you guys! Feels like forever... We are coming up on our 6-month-aversarry! :-)

I'm doing pretty great! Foods are agreeing with me, working out some, etc. I started officially at 293 and I am now at 208.8 so that's over 80 pounds down since surgery! I am very excited and happy... I have a check up on August 11th and I hope to at least be 199 by then... I would be so happy if that happened...

NSV's

*I am at my 2009 weight which is the weight I was at when I got married. My hubs is deployed so when he gets back he won't be able to recognize me which is amazing! jk! Hes been so supportive. We facetime all the time so he knows what I look like now, but still the effect in person is going to be crazy!

*I had knee surgery after I hurt my knee in 2012. I have always been 217 plus post knee surgery. This is the first time I've weighed this little since that knee surgery and I feel amazing. No knee pain at all.

*I am a size 12 in dresses! Down from a tight 16.

*I am a size 14 in pants! Down from a tight 18.

*My BMI was 47. Now its 33.7.

Only downside to anything is hair loss. Yeah. I lost a lot in a patch but that's because I wasn't diligently taking my Vitamins. I have since started taking them all, each day, on time and the hair has mostly grown back.

That's it! Hope everyone is well! Looking forward to the 6 month mark!!! Keep up the good work ladies!

Hi there!

That is all really great news, except the Hair loss, but oh well at least it grows back.

I dyed my hair a deep red, and found this incredible claw/clip ponytail from Onedor and when I straighten my natural hair and pull it back in a bun, this long, curly/wavy (Japanese) Clip on ponytail looks like it's all mine! It's exactly the same color and people LOVE it. I am now getting looks and even the occasional man smiling at me or saying something cute or funny. EVEN THOUGH I am still a really big girl. So, look out when that get's even better, right?

I stalled for about one month, and lost very slowly for the next month. And I still haven't put a piece of Pasta or bread or ice cream in my mouth. I exercise occasionally, but not three time a week and it is irregular. I'm oping to make a break-through this month. I got on the scale and it was 289. Which is something I haven't been in many years. I was stuck at 298 for two months popping up and down. But I'm hoping this morning was no fluke and it keeps going down again like it used to.

Emotionally, it's a bad time for me. Loss in my family, dog health issues and you know, "real life". It's been a change for me, not to have food to focus on. I think for my anxiety I used to plan, shop and cook these lavish meals for me and my husband, but not anymore.

We made a switch to eating mostly from a farm, since I eat less we can afford a better quality of food. So I'm still teaching myself about nutrition. Although someways, I just want to drink some broth with Vitamins and pop a shake and be done with it.

I hope more people chime in.

PS I did try beer finally. Since I can't drink but one, maybe two I get organic Samuel Adams and pretend it's New Year's Eve. That's only occasionally.

Ok better run, my dog is insisting that we play, many hugs!

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