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    I Just wanted to say HI and congratulate you on your awesome success!! Hope all is well and you are loving rocking your sleeve as much as I do! LOL Shopping used to be horrible but now anytime i need a pick me up i like to go shopping just to try on clothes! I can tell that you are enjoying that as well, I love your dressing room avatar pic! Much Love to you, Rainbow
  2. I was looking through before/after pictures. Just wanted to stop and tell you how wonderful you look! Great job!
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    Hi, Angela! My name is Jenna, and I am so thankful I came across your profile and photos today. I know you had your surgery back in 2012, but I'm inspired because we had similar surgery weights and are close in age. Do you remember about how many calories you ate post-op? I've lost just over 40 pounds in 2 months, and I'm feeling a little discouraged because it seems like the weight loss is already slowing down. I've started doing some pretty hard core exercise but have been wanting to start Insanity. When did you begin that program? Any advice you can offer would be great! Thank you and congratulations on your weight loss you are beautiful (before and after!)
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    Just looking at your pictures is so inspiring. I started with an initial weight of 279 (before my 6 mos. pre op requirements). I just had surgery 4 days ago. I weighed 258 the day before surgery. My goal weight is 130. I only hope I can do as well as you have. You look AMAZING! Congrats on your success.
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    You look great!!
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    you're very beautiful, quite an inspiration to all other ladies on here I'm sure. You have one luck hubbie.
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    Very inspiring pictures!
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    OMG!!! You look amazing! I can't believe how different you look! Good job!
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    Hi Angela, You and I started at the same weight, well sort of. I was 260 on the morning of the surgery. You also had your surgery 4 months before me. First of all let me start out by telling you that you look fabulous! Anyway, I'm 141 lbs. and have blabby upper arms, flabby lower belly and very discussing flabby upper inner thighs, not even going to mention the breasts! You look very tone, did you do a special workout or did you have plastic surgery? I just some help, it's summer here in Jersey and I look scary in a skirtini bathing suit. Thanks so much. Hoping to talk to you soon. Im also 44 years old, that might have something to do with the flabbier skin

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    Okay, I absolutely forbid you to get any hotter.... ;-P

    You look awesome, gratz kiddo!
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    Hi I just read your reply about marriage and your post made me feel so much better. My husband and I are a little rocky now but I know most of it js becuase I am depressed amd tired all the time.
    I just wanted to say hi amd thanks
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    Thanks for the tip - I actually just purchased Insanity so I'm glad to hear it worked for you! I definitely plan to use weights as well
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    I was just in a forum when I noticed one of your comments and was drawn to your page. You look amazing! I was wondering how you managed to stay so toned? Did you do a lot of weights or cardio, and did you ever use a binder? My surgery is at the end of the summer and I hope I have success like yours!
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    Wow!! I just looked through your profile. You have had awesome success and I can only hope for similar success with my journey. Such an inspiration. Best wishes for continued successes!!!
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About aclabombard13
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I am a 32-year-old, married mother to two little girls (4 and 6). I've been with my husband for 14 years. In that time I managed to gain over 120 pounds. Now I just want to take it back off. I lost 30+ pounds before surgery and look forward to the day I step on the scale and see those 130's again.
Clifton Park, NY
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Terence Clarke MD
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Trip to NYC Dec 1, 2011 - around 270 if I had to guess
PCP Appt. March 1, 2012 - 260 lbs
Bariatrics March 23, 2012 - 257lbs
Day of Surgery May 24, 2012 - 230lbs
39 Days Post-Op July 2, 2012 - 199lbs
247 Days Post-Op January 25, 2013 - 135lbs GOAL

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I've been absent awhile but YES, I'm still alive :)

by aclabombard13 on 05-20-2013 at 11:05 PM
I feel kind of bad that I haven't posted in a while. It's amazing how much busier you are when you're not hiding behind your weight. I am currently 6 pounds under my goal weight, so I made it into the 120's at 129 lbs. Never expected that! I've lost more weight than what I currently weigh. That is just CRAZY to me. I've gone from a BMI of 42.0 to a BMI of 20.8, pant size of 22 to a size 2 (yes a TWO!) and 2x/3x shirts to a small. I went back to college full-time and just recently went back to work

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Becoming more and more angry when I think about the last support group meeting I attended!

by aclabombard13 on 03-18-2013 at 06:53 PM
Can't stop thinking about my local support group meeting I attended last week. I go to these meetings regularly and there are a bunch of regulars. I always get such positive feedback from you wonderful people and I just want to be able to advocate for the sleeve and inspire others who are just starting the process. I've made wonderful friends through these meetings that makes the experience invaluable. However, at this last meeting a couple of regulars really turned me off. These are people who

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9 Month Surgiversary and flying high!

by aclabombard13 on 02-23-2013 at 08:21 PM
Tomorrow I will celebrate 9 months since this sleeve became a bless-id part of me. Oh how my life has changed since I began this journey nearly a year ago.

So what's changed you ask?

Weight - 260 a year ago, 230 day of surgery and today 132!!!!
BMI - 42 a year ago, today 21.3
Pants - 22 then, now 3/4 and some 2s
Shirts - 2x/3x, now SMALL
Shoes - 9 1/2 - 10, now 8 1/2 - 9
Many, many inches gone (along with my butt )
I love

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8 Month Surgiversary tomorrow.... Update and Pics :)

by aclabombard13 on 01-23-2013 at 05:39 PM
Link to my earlier post, I just want it available in my blogs Thanks


Anyone have success with their insurance covering skin removal?

by aclabombard13 on 01-10-2013 at 05:47 PM
Since I am just about at goal, with a BMI of 21.9.... I am starting to think about getting my stomach skin removed and possibly a breast lift (slight reduction if necessary for coverage). I was wondering how many of you have had your insurance pay for either or both of these procedures? What did you have to do for the insurance to approve? How long did it take before you could have surgery? I have lost 124lbs in the last 9 months, I feel great with clothes on, but much less attractive with them

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Before and After Photos

Picture BEFORE 260.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 130.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 05/24/2012

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