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    SOOO happy for you hitting One-derland! Keep up all the great work Vanessa :-)
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    Hi. I'm glad to hear you are and have had a nice recovery. I still have been very ill. I have an appointment with the gastroenterologist to look into a few things. But I'm not even sure if I can make it till then. It showed on a CT scan that the stapling in my stomach is twisted (spiral) and I also have a hiatal hernia. That I'm not sure was there before. I have lost 50 lbs. But I no energy and can barely pull off a shopping trip. I will keep plugging away till things get better. Thanks for checking up! ��❤��
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    Vanessa,
    How are things going? lets see with me I am plugging along weight coming off slowly which is fine. Averaging 1 to 2 textured meals a day, still feel pretty picky about what tastes good to me any more, not always reaching my protein, was trying to not have protein shakes, and getting protein in by eating, that doesn't seem to be working, so back to a shake or bar a day to up the intake...
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    i am similarly wearing clothes that I had already, but fit much better!... keep up the good work.. tying to exercise more, taking 2 step/line dance lessons for the fun of it.
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    Hi Vanessa,
    Have you started back to work yet, I was a little tired this am, but working nights isn't easy in itself.. Have you had to buy new clothes yet? you should be bagging in your clothes now...yay!!!
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    you are doing wonderful, and you are right, it will come off eventually. Have you discovered anything you do not like anymore? I find I need lime in my water, don't like coffee anymore, drinking tea. But I do have lots of energy and have been getting lots of things done around the house. I start back to work tonight...
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    Hi... it has been pretty easy going, i have had chicken a couple of times, but keep going back to soft foods as well. How was your flight home? I am down 13 which makes me content with my progress. you?
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    Greeting ladies! yes,i am absolutely nervous,but i'm very excited for my future. so i started my pre op diet two day earlier (today makes day 3) and I've already lost 7 ibs.
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    How are you doing? it is becoming real right? our pre op diet begins in a few days... we got this!
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    looks like I will be meeting you there as well....
  11. Hey!! Yes we are and it's very exciting! I was planning to message you this weekend but you beat me to it lol.
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    Hey! It looks like we are getting sleeved on the same day!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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Florida
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Vanessa
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Dr. Almanza
Surgery date:
2017-03-02

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Hair Loss!!

by Vanessa7 on 06-08-2017 at 09:10 AM
Yup...it's happening and i'm not thrilled about the 3 month hair loss. I had a full head of hair when I was younger than after unhealthy dieting it resulted in massive hair loss. I became very conscious of my hair loss and started using hair extensions which made it worse. Once i realized how bad it gotten where it was thinning on the stop, I starting applying biotin shampoos and vitamins in my life which helped regrow some hair back. For now the hair loss is not too noticeable but seeing the loose

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3 months later

by Vanessa7 on 06-02-2017 at 11:34 AM
3 months out and still on track. Weight loss has slowed down but I'm guilty of not exercising as much as I should. I moderately walk but need incorporate strength training. I use to be able to lift heavy items but now i'm so week so hoping once i get to the gym i will be able to build my strength back up. Moving and working over 40 hours a week can drain the hell out of you also...my legit excuse. I'll start going to the gym next week so ready. My intake of water is still an issue. I typically drink

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Under 200!!!

by Vanessa7 on 05-10-2017 at 03:15 PM
I'm FINALLY under the 200 pound mark...its only 1 pound from 200 which i'll gain after drinking a bottle of water lol, but seeing my weight under 200 for the first time in years really brought a smile to my face. The weight has slowed down but i'm not stressing about it. I'm just happy it's consist. No more yo-yo dieting and binging. I miss binge eating at times but seeing the results pushes those thoughts to the back of my mind.
Note to self: Be proud of yourself and stay positive.
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Almost 2 months in

by Vanessa7 on 04-25-2017 at 01:13 PM
It has been a crazy ride. I still can't believe I had the guts to go to Mexico alone for surgery but thank God everything has turned out well. In the beginning i was having some major mood swings but it's gotten better. Those lovely craving never completely goes away but you have to learn to deal with it. As a reminder I like to try on one of my dresses that didn't fit before and I can honestly say...wow.... curves popping out instead of fat rolls lol. It's a beautiful feeling.

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22 days post op

by Vanessa7 on 03-24-2017 at 08:28 AM
I can't believe i'm 3 weeks post op. I've been fortunate to not have any issues except 2 weeks of hives from the antibiotics but other than that its been an easy recovery. Yesterday i ate a little more than I have been eating and i felt uncomfortable so i'm going to have to just stick to half a cup of food. The worst part of the surgery is the food addiction still lives on, even after 80% of your stomach is removed. Food made me happy for 30 yrs and I miss it terribly but I know i made the right

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