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  1. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    I am not as far as you so I don't have any good advice to give you but I hope your stall ends soon! I know even the small ones I have had in the beginning have been frustrating.
    Thanks Christie! The scale did move the day of my post which was a big relieve and it's moving since, I checked again this morning. It's noting big, one pound three days ago, half a pound today, but I can see a major difference even in my body. I think the medication "is gone" so my body can do it's job like before! I feel less bloated.
    Stalls are a pain. Because I'm getting closer from my goal I will probably need to get ready to expect many more. But two months was a long time..longest stall so far!
  2. Christie13's Avatar
    I am not as far as you so I don't have any good advice to give you but I hope your stall ends soon! I know even the small ones I have had in the beginning have been frustrating.
  3. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa2
    I think this time of year it's hard to avoid a stall.
    Because we are in Asia we didn't really celebrate. Plus last year with a group of friend we did a big party but this year one moved and the other one was on holidays, so we decided to go to Japan for Xmas. For Xmas eve we were eating Japanese bbq (meat and veggies) and I had two pieces of pineapple. We came back everybody was sick so lot's of soups and New Year's eve same : grilled fish and veggies, this time two pieces of chocolate. We had a work function last week, food was done by a local chef, I had grilled fish...and one 1/4 cup of panacotta. No alcohol at all, I was drinking tea!
    So I think diet is still not the issue here, but my asthma treatment is guilty for sure.
    Plus the lack of exercise...sigh!!
    Chinese New Year is coming at the end of the month, that's what they celebrate here.
    But I'm not worried...it should not affect my diet either...I'm not a big fan of Chinese food, even if Chinese food is better here...but their sweets are just plain boring and since I've tried everything already I won't have any this year...no point...
    If we do something with friends I will bring my own food to share..
    I think I need to continue with my artichoke supplement to clear up my medication from my system...may be after two weeks of it I will see a real change!
  4. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aydensmomma
    When I stalled I switched things up. I had been doing the same exercises, eating the same etc. So I took a break from exercise and ate a little more. Broke the stall :-)
    I tried that but it did nothing. I can't exercise much because I have new injuries (well, actually old one that got worth) but I know the medication was really the main issue here. Plus we have so much pollution this year, I really hope I won't get sick again. because it takes me so long to recover!
  5. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shirl
    I'm hearing Pat Benatar all over your subject!

    I'm on a stall too, and on the water gain cycle (pms) this week which is bumming me out! I stepped on the scale this morning and it's 180lbs. I have had several episodes of vascular edema and I have low dose hydrochloride (water pill) that helps once a month.

    Tell me more about the artichoke supplements.
    It's hard to find artichoke here in Taiwan. I used to eat hearts in salad but can't do any longer! So I came back from my last trip with artichoke extract but it does also exist in capsules. Artichoke is used to clean up you GI track, basically it will help with the waste, draining all bad stuff :cholesterol but also helping with liver functions.
    I used to take concentrate artichoke right after the winter holidays or Summer vacations to clear up the excess from food. Here clearly it was to help clear up the medication and I think it did help. My complexion always get better after I take artichoke. It's natural, no side effect..
  6. Theresa2's Avatar
    I think this time of year it's hard to avoid a stall.
  7. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    When I stalled I switched things up. I had been doing the same exercises, eating the same etc. So I took a break from exercise and ate a little more. Broke the stall :-)
  8. Shirl's Avatar
    I'm hearing Pat Benatar all over your subject!

    I'm on a stall too, and on the water gain cycle (pms) this week which is bumming me out! I stepped on the scale this morning and it's 180lbs. I have had several episodes of vascular edema and I have low dose hydrochloride (water pill) that helps once a month.

    Tell me more about the artichoke supplements.
  9. Sandra3's Avatar
    PS: almost forgot to say I started to take artichoke supplement this week end to help with getting rid of toxins..
  10. Christie13's Avatar
    Enjoy your new joy in cauliflower!
  11. JennK's Avatar
    that's great news! Its always nice knowing you can enjoy a favorite food! I love cauliflower! Enjoy!
  12. jerzeygirl's Avatar
    Woohoo! Great and enjoy the cauliflower as there's many uses for that veggie. I also love cauliflower
  13. Ann2's Avatar
    That's a lovely NSV.
  14. Shirl's Avatar
    ✨Happy New Year!✨

    I hope 2017 brings you greater health and joys!

    Congratulations on your Sleeversary and for always giving sage advice!

    oxoxox
  15. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest decision ever!!!
    Happy New Year Sleeve Buddy!!! We made 2016 our year, just imagine what we can do in 2017!!!

    Cheers everyone!!
    Let's make 2017 a better year for our health if that's even possible! Cheers to my Sleeve Buddy!
  16. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa2
    Happy new year. Here's to a joy filled, healthy and prosperous 2017!🎆🎉🍷
    Thank you Theresa!
    2017 will be a busy year, a new move again for us...but for sure we will reach a better health together!
  17. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13
    Your one year anniversary is coming up!! That is great! I am so excited to see what that will hold for me. Osaka Japan? I used to be stationed at Camp Zama and absolutely loved everything about Japan! The people, the culture, the festivals, the food. Amazing place to live. We loved every minute of our 3 years there and wanted to stay but couldn't. Congrats on all your accomplishments Sandra and Happy New Year, New YOU!!
    Yes that was Osaka Japan. My kids and husband love everything about Japan!
    We lived in several different countries for the past 15 years and are in Taiwan since August 2014 so we did travel to many countries in South Asia for the past two years, it's our second time in Japan.
    I wanted a place with more sun and sand for January but since I already picked our destination a few months ago, this time was not my turn
    I'm sure 2017 will be amazing year for you, the first year after a sleeve is amazing!
  18. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kindle
    Thanks for the wonderful post. Your positive outlook and posts are always helpful and interesting. Glad you are out enjoying all your travels and taking advantage of your new body. Happy New Year yourself. I will be spending mine on a boat eating shrimp and crab and viewing the lights on the London Bridge In Lake Havasu, AZ. Nice to be out of the sub zero weather of Idaho!
    Thank you so much for your sweet message! I actually do like your posts a lot too!
    We lived in Arizona for three years and I took the kids for a week end near that very same London Bridge (in Nov 2012 if I recall). I love Arizona, warm winters and even crazy hot Summers! I hope you had a lovely time!
    Our New Year's eve was more ordinary...hubby and one of the kids got a bad cold. So we stayed home :I made soup, bread and pumkin pie for the sick ones..still made some nice steaks and fresh veggies for those who could eat...and we watched a nice movie! I was reading an article yesterday about the "hygge tendance" apparently doing nothing is in fashion, we only needed more candles
  19. Greatest decision ever!!!'s Avatar
    Happy New Year Sleeve Buddy!!! We made 2016 our year, just imagine what we can do in 2017!!!

    Cheers everyone!!
  20. Theresa2's Avatar
    Happy new year. Here's to a joy filled, healthy and prosperous 2017!������
  21. Christie13's Avatar
    Your one year anniversary is coming up!! That is great! I am so excited to see what that will hold for me. Osaka Japan? I used to be stationed at Camp Zama and absolutely loved everything about Japan! The people, the culture, the festivals, the food. Amazing place to live. We loved every minute of our 3 years there and wanted to stay but couldn't. Congrats on all your accomplishments Sandra and Happy New Year, New YOU!!
  22. Jull's Avatar
    Happy new year to you too!
  23. Kindle's Avatar
    Thanks for the wonderful post. Your positive outlook and posts are always helpful and interesting. Glad you are out enjoying all your travels and taking advantage of your new body. Happy New Year yourself. I will be spending mine on a boat eating shrimp and crab and viewing the lights on the London Bridge In Lake Havasu, AZ. Nice to be out of the sub zero weather of Idaho!
  24. sraebaer's Avatar
    My feet got smaller. That first winter (only months since surgery) I bought expensive wide-calf boots. By the next winter I had to give them away, my feet and calves both got smaller. Regular boots for me now.
  25. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by saramichelle
    I hope to lose a shoe size!!! I was a size 10 and after having my son and gaining a bunch of weight I am closer to a 12 wide, it SUCKS!!!!
    I'm pretty sure you will lose one or two sizes. Before being obese I was a small 7 (M) and at my biggest 8 1/2 (W). Right now I'm 7 1/2, pretty sure I can wear 7 next month, but also it's not wide anymore! M is fine!
  26. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa2
    I too, am a shoeaholic. Bought new wardrobe, found old winter coat but don't want to replace shoes too.
    We are sleeve buddies! same dates and same boat for shoes
  27. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa2
    Last year's high boots don't fit because my calves are no longer plus sized. Have shoes from before leg started swelling that are 81/2 and am hoping they fit.
    I always had huge calves and was never able to find high boots that do fit me. Even when I was a "small" size! Now, after losing that much I thought that the wide calf boots would fit...nope...actually one pair was ok yesterday, but still in the sardine way...I hope may be in a few months??
    I wish I could give you all my 8 1/2 that are too big!! many are new! and I can't give away things here because women don't wear those big sizes (even in shoes..can't find anything bigger than 8 here)..my container during the move next Spring is going to be full of boxes with shoes and clothing that I will have to give away when we arrive...how weird!
  28. Sandra3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JLPSch
    I went down a shoe size, too! And if it hasn't happened yet, your rings and even bracelets will become too big.
    Actually my ring size is still the same...strange right?? it was tight when I was 110 pounds heavier and I couldn't take off my wedding band...now it's fine. I hope I don't have to get those resized because for our 10th wedding anniversary, my husband gave me an "eternity ring" those channel setting thing, it cost a small fortune to get it resized...bracelet...even at my smallest (size 6/10) before my first pregnancy I was never into bracelets because my wrist was already 9 inches (big bones for real!) and there's not many choices in that size..
  29. saramichelle's Avatar
    I hope to lose a shoe size!!! I was a size 10 and after having my son and gaining a bunch of weight I am closer to a 12 wide, it SUCKS!!!!
  30. Theresa2's Avatar
    I too, am a shoeaholic. Bought new wardrobe, found old winter coat but don't want to replace shoes too.
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