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Hah, I'm undefineable! But, I'll admit that my past has shaped me and I think mostly for the good. So, I'm reviewing the past month as I will be travelling tomorrow. Weight loss was a tad slower this month than the previous. I also noticed that my energy and drive seemed to be lower as well. But then again, I did things like try to eat a cupcake. I liked the idea of one much better than actually eating one...didn't finish it. At any rate, I love that I'm still losing and that I'm still sticking to the program. See y'all next month!

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6/28: I'm in control of what I can control...

So very very true. I need to be revised to RNY for GERD. At first I was was shocked, then all for it, then felt like it was totally my fault but testing confirmed it was nothing i could have done to prevent it. So far im totally just rolling with it until its a reality. It feels surreal for sure. Especially doing a 2 week preop diet while being at goal 😭 but ... C'est la vie

6/29: My past doesn't define me, but helps me remember the future I'm fighting for

6/30: June has been a whirlwind for me, not necessarily bad but definitely filled with some... moments I'll never forget

I truly appreciate you @Cheeseburgh for throwing an amazing party in here... the Skalender tried to kill us in the end 😭😂

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

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So Submit, tolerate or rage against until you can effect a change?

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