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    I like your profile picture.
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    Im also a Jersey girl Ill be having surgery in Mexico in 18 days,I'm turning 60 and decided this is the best thing I can do for myself.Thanks for the encouragement with your success
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    Thank you. But I miss YOU! I know you have a new gig and that you must be working hard at it. I'd love to hear how it's going for you.

    And I really should chime up more on the daily menus thread. But my life here is pretty busy, too -- I retired! Yup, what they all say is true: When you retire, you wonder how you ever had time to work.

    Maintaining still at 135 pounds. Jeez! I never thought it would be so easy. Not that I don't plan my ass off (you know me). But I've never maintained any weight loss for a year.

    Did I already say I think this surgery is a freakin' miracle?!?!

    Thanks for sayin hi.
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    Hi diane, yea, got the job and bet you are a real asset. Good to hear from you and i agree about this site, drives me crazy some times, not what it used to be. I still check it in the hopes that there are one or two who can use the support. Also for me. I am still out here on my own so it does have a bit of focus power for me.

    I do not do social network. Seems strange to still wake up every day with the sleeve on my mind. Better than the alternative though.

    I give up with the saggy stuff, helps that i am the only one who sees it. I'm ok in clothes just have one wish to get rid of the apron. It's not too bad, doesn't hang down to my knees or anything just makes it harder to wear certain clothes that i like. Spanx just makes it worse. I can live with it.

    You take care, keep up the great work. Bye dear friend joanne
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    Hi gal, well here i am 4 years old. Want to thank you for the support, advice and inspiration you have given over the years.
    Hope you are well and wondering if you got that job.
    It is always good to share so lets keep it up. There are so many that have disappeared over the years and i hope they are doing ok.
    (wish i could remember your name) please remind me.
    Love ya joanne
  6. I am so glad you reached out and I always smile when I see you still respond to some of the posts. The people are kind of "strange". Too much drama for me these days, guess I'm getting old.
    I find maintenance a challenge sometimes, but it's easier to lose the 5 lbs. that I might gain as opposed to the 145 I already lost...lol... It's kind of interesting to see how well I can do, so I make it a challenge. Still loving the "thinner life." Health is still improved, love shopping, and I'm all involved in my local bariatric program.

    Trying to get a new job at the local hospital in the bariatric department, been waiting for this job for 2 years; but it looks promising. I'll be 66 in March so I'll begin collecting my social security and hope to keep working; who knows maybe hubby and I will visit Canada and look you up!! Wouldn't that be a fun time!!

    You are thin, and I love hearing that from people. It's still amazing when I look at myself (especially naked) that I am thin, because I want to hit the lottery and have some plastic surgery on the belly, and boobies...lol...

    Take care and reach out anytime the desire is there, love hearing from you...
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    Wow amazing pic.glamour or what! How are you doing? Things sure have changed on our support site, I sure miss it. Good to know that you are still out there doing your thing.
    I really need to update my pic. I ws 180 when it was taken.

    I am doing OK not qs easy as early days but still working for me. I have never maintained this well before. For me this the biggest bonus. \how about you.

    I was told today that I was lucky that I was so thin.....what...who are they talking to? Still do not see me s that person. Oh my. I am so grateful for my sleeve.

    You take care and keep in touch. Ciao Joanne
  8. OMG!!! Who would have thought....lol... I love this site and have used it since before surgery I even made some "friends" with whom I still keep in contact. One lady lives in Canada! We used to have a small group of posters on "What's On Your Menu" and it used to be like sitting around the kitchen table talking. Welcome, and I hope you get something from using this site. How are things?
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    Diane: It's Karen from North Wildwood!
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    Nice to see a familiar face on here! Can't believe our user names are so similar too! I'm new on the the site so don't know how to add a friend. Add me if you'd like. Figured since we are FB friends and sleeve sisters it would be ok! Hope to see you soon! Karen
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    Your before and after...JUST AMAZING...what an inspiration you are! Thank you...your post today, "what's on your menu" was just great...a good tool for many of us who are new on the journey. Have a great year!
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    Just wanted to stop by and check up on you. So happy you are doing well! love, Rainbow
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    Hey Jerzey - I hope all is well!
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    Hi Diane!
  15. Hi - thanks for your support, and consistent posting! I really learn a lot from you. Today, I was feeling a bit down, but I love this board cuz it makes me feel connected to others in the same situation.

    Have a great weekend!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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I'm 61 years old, married and have 2 beautiful dogs! Love fun and laughter.
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NJ
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gardening, reading, walking, spending time with friends
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Administrative Assistant
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Dr. Louis Balsama
Surgery date:
2011-07-20

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"Paying it Forward"

by jerzeygirl on 03-02-2016 at 01:28 PM
As some users of this site might know, I've been an active member of my local bariatric community for the last few years since surgery. I facilitate the local hospital support groups, organized and managed the fashion shows in our local mall in conjunction with my surgeon's office and the hospital, and have many dear friends whom I now call my "sleeve family." I've also had a vision of working professionally within the bariatric center where I had my surgery. I sent the appropriate

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Happy Holidays

by jerzeygirl on 12-24-2015 at 10:46 AM
I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a healthy, happy holiday. No matter what holiday you celebrate, may you celebrate the "new you" that you either are now or are becoming through the weight loss surgery. Although the holidays are usually associated with lots of yummy food, the new me has been able to celebrate in a different way. I tend to enjoy the company, surroundings, and conversation more; since I'm not pre-occupied with the goodies. Although I will be tasting different

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"3" Is A Magic Number for Me!

by jerzeygirl on 07-21-2014 at 09:19 AM
My husband loves the number 3, and after almost 40 years of marriage, I've come to love it also. However, now the number, "3", is even more magical. On July 20, 2014, it was 3 years that my whole life has changed. I had my VSG surgery on July 20, 2011, and July 20, 2014, marked the 3 year surgiversary of this amazing journey. I can't even believe it's been 3 years and in some ways it seems like I've been the way I am forever, and in others; I'm still amazed at my own transformation,

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"I Have Earned my Wings"

by jerzeygirl on 04-21-2014 at 11:02 AM
On Sunday, my husband was hugging me and when he did so I noticed when he moved away he looked at me with a strange look. I asked him, "Why are you looking at me like that?" He responded that when he hugs me, it's like hugging a different person now. I then told him that I feel like a different person physically now. When I move my arms, I can feel the muscles, tendons, etc. When I was so overweight, it all felt like one big "arm." I tried to explain that to him, and my

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"Time Flies When You're Having Fun"

by jerzeygirl on 07-22-2013 at 02:12 PM
Well, it was 2 years on Saturday, July 20th, that I had the surgery that has changed my life! I have lost 145 lbs. from my heighest weight, am off medications (including insulin), and love to exercise now (walking 4 miles is a breeze. These are all wonderful benefits of the surgery, and the hard work I've put into changing my lifefor the better, but the type of fun I have now is awesome. I've always been a "fun" person, but my weight held me back in many social situations; that's

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Picture BEFORE 272.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 150.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 07/20/2011

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