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Hello Everyone I was sleeved may 6th so I would say im 2 mos out from gastric sleeved im doing well 37 pounds down oh im enjoying the ride it seem like my weight had stalled but its picking up again I was worried for a min.i have been walking and doing the pool.In 9 mos I would love to be 60 pounds down,i have been enjoying buying new clothes and donateing the old clothes that is in good shape and putting new things in there a different stlye.Im still on Protein Shakes and I cant eat much and still I cant finish my food off of a saucer and my dog be waiting to get what I cant eat.I pray that I will lose it im putting the work in that's for sure,im not having to much skin so far im trying to tone as im loseing so It wont be to much extra skin cause I cant afford no skin remove.I don't regret this surgery its just weird I cant finish a small helping of foof.but its all good im proud of you ladies you keep me on my toes I know im still early in the game,but it was so well worth the surgery and good luck to everybody.

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On 7/18/2019 at 7:50 AM, GradyCat said:

I hope to have met goal in 9 months and be healthier and wiser and have learned my lessons on how to eat healthier for the rest of my life.

This struck me HARD. I am SO much healthier and wiser in how I feel physically, in what the numbers say at the doctor's office, and how I feel mentally. I finally (FINALLY!!) understand what a healthy, sustainable diet looks like. I finally know how to make good choices. I've always known that candy bars were bad and chicken breast was good, but I didn't know how to make that right choice. Now, I get it. I worked my plan hard these last 9 months and the good habits are ingrained, and I've found that when I stray from proper eating to something junky, I don't feel very good and it's almost always not worth it.

I'm most certainly not perfect, but I feel normal now... and definitely healthier and wiser!

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^^^^love this!!

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22 minutes ago, KT1981 said:

and I've found that when I stray from proper eating to something junky, I don't feel very good and it's almost always not worth it.

Sooooooooooooooo true.

I physically feel like crap when I eat "off-plan" stuff (though not sure if its purely physical...its likely combined with something mental going on). The icky feelings I get from eating more than just a teeny bit of sugar/fried stuff have "pavlov-ed" me into a much better eater.

31 minutes ago, KT1981 said:

I'm most certainly not perfect, but I feel normal now... and definitely healthier and wiser!

♥️ Yay! ♥️

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