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  1. I am doing well just go out of Hospital..gas pains still an issue..feel like in was punched in belly. Not hungry just . Like warm liquids better than cold. Sweet things taste bad.
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    Congratulations! Hope all is well and you're resting comfortably.
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    Congrats on your surgery!
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    This is your WEEK!! Congratulations!! Good Luck on your NEW Journey, wishing you a Speedy Recovery........
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    I see you're getting your surgery in 10 days, how exciting! Keep us updated. Good luck and don't stress
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About healthyandstrong
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Elias Jesus Ortiz
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hw 252 sw 230 cw143, Surgery April 4th Mexico Elias Ortiz


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Update for 2015

by healthyandstrong on 12-27-2015 at 09:28 AM
I am still maintaining my weight at 142 pounds. I still live by the principles of eating protein first, listen to my stomach's question of fullness, eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and drink in between meals. I am an endurance athlete, practice yoga, and take care of my emotional and mental stress in ways that are not related to food. I make sure I recognize fatigue and deal with it appropriately. These are all elements of my success that help the surgery be a great tool to accomplish weight loss.

11 months out

by healthyandstrong on 03-01-2014 at 07:58 PM
Started training for the two triathlons, or maybe three, I am scheduled to compete in this coming summer with my sisters. I have taken a position of coach or training guide which helps us all keep motivated to reach this goal of completing the triathlon in a healthy way. I have already completed two triathlons over the past two years, so that makes me an expert oddly enough.

Each year I have done my triathlons a little different than the last and this year is no exception. This year

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8 months out

by healthyandstrong on 12-08-2013 at 10:47 PM
Every journey is individual and what is more important is how I am feeling and adjusting to to my new life and body? I am feeling great and I am adjusting well to my new body shape. I have established a routine now of how to eat for weightloss and that is apparent by my success. As I have gotten closer to my goal I have found out that my goal weight I set for myself is not reasonable. I am now down to 152 pounds and I fit comfortably into size 6 tall skinny jeans and medium shirt. 135 pounds is

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For those sleeved, what have been big physical goals you have accomplished?

by healthyandstrong on 08-03-2013 at 07:51 PM
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I am just shy of 16 weeks post-op and 50 pounds down since surgery. I completed at sprint triathlon on July 13th at 13 weeks post op. I beat last year's time by ten minutes and the swim for this race was twice as long as the my first sprint triathlon that I completed last year 8 months post knee replacement.

Two of my sisters were inspired by my race this year and are commiting to do their first triathlon next year, (as I do it again next year). I am only allowed to complete one triathlon

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Sleeved on Otherside

by healthyandstrong on 04-11-2013 at 05:32 PM
This is my experience with my surgery recently in Tijuana Mexico.Before embarking in this surgery I did a lot of research about the surgery and then about the Self-pay option in Mexico. I did not get approved by my insurance due to my insurance saying that my co-morbidities are not severe enough in their opinion. I could have appealed this decision and still had my surgery in the US, but after a lot of research I became convinced that I would be doing myself a disservice by using the Us doctors

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