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2 years after the surgery.....



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SW - 230lbs

GW - 140lbs

CW - 160lbs

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share my story about my journey. 2 years ago I was overweight and sick. I had diabetes but required insulin 5 times a day. I have very limited activities because I get tired easily. That is why I made a decision to do this and I can tell you now without a doubt that it is the greatest decision I have made in my life! Now, I get to enjoy my life with my kids doing activities, dancing, traveling, spending time with my family and friends! I am a very busy woman as what my friends tell me... I have 5 kids (ages 25, 21, 16, 14 and 6). My two big kids have there own place already. I take care of my mother who goes to dialysis 3 times a week and I worked full time. I can tell you that I am very happy now than ever! I thank God for everything... all the blessing and the trials because HE made me a stronger and better person! I hope my story will inspire you in your journey that you will be facing! Keep positive and always fall in love with yourself!!!

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You have done so well!! Congrats. This will add years to your life.

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You have done so well!! Congrats. This will add years to your life.

Absolutely! I dont do insulin anymore. The only thing I am scared about is gaining weight again. My weight stopped at 160 and I noticed that I can eat more now.


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You look great, congratulations. I just reached 1 year and have lost 59 pounds. I feel as though it should have been more than that by now. I keep hovering at the same weight for 5 or 6 weeks now. I'm worried that this is it for me. Did you continue to lose in your 2nd year?

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Congratulations. Keep up the excellent work!

By the way, you look fantastic and so very youthful to say you have adult children. :)

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You look great, congratulations. I just reached 1 year and have lost 59 pounds. I feel as though it should have been more than that by now. I keep hovering at the same weight for 5 or 6 weeks now. I'm worried that this is it for me. Did you continue to lose in your 2nd year?

Yes but slowly.



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Congratulations. Keep up the excellent work!
By the way, you look fantastic and so very youthful to say you have adult children.

Thank you.... I think the key is to feel beautiful and always be inlove with yourself! Embrace the fact that we went through this journey and has made it through all the way!


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Great job. You look beautiful.




Thank you so much!


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On 10/15/2017 at 8:38 AM, chilet071 said:

I have 5 kids (ages 25, 21, 16, 14 and 6).

Holy crap... that's a typo right?! I refuse to believe you have a "child" that is 25 years old when you barely look old enough to order a drink in bar!

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Holy crap... that's a typo right?! I refuse to believe you have a "child" that is 25 years old when you barely look old enough to order a drink in bar!

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This are my kids, my mom and my 2 grandkids (9 years old and 1 month old).



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Unbelievable. Just utterly amazing.

Good Lord, I look haggard with only 2 children.

Sent from my phone. Please forgive brevity and spelling.

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Beautiful family




Thank you so much! I have a big family and they are my biggest supporter!


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This are my kids, my mom and my 2 grandkids (9 years old and 1 month old).

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