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    Congrats on your progress. How are you coming along. At 2.5 years out, I'm finding the hardest part is maintaining but I continue to work hard. I can now eat more at least a small saucer of food. I have to strive to make good choices. I've worked too hard to get to this point. Just sending you words of encouragement. I tell myself that eating the junk food does not make me nearly as happy as being healthy feels.

    Good luck on your journey im sure you have worked real hard too. Best of luck on your success
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    Just wanted to say you look amazing, great job! I totally thought you were in your 30's!
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    wow great job, hoping mine will turn out well, you look great
  4. I finally figured out my log-in and password. I'm back and happy happy happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Just checking in to see how you are doing
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    Thanks it went great down 56lbs
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    I started a new group called veggie lovers. Please come join.
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    Hi Renee! How are you doing?
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    Thank you so much!
  10. Good luck on the new job! It's suppose to start raining here this evening then have a chance every day next week. Not going to complain about the rain, we need it. I've been working out at home in the mornings with the daughter-in-law. It's been great & makes me feel good all day long, well except for the sore muscles. My biggest problem is remembering to take my vitamins. I'll do good for a couple of days then forget for a few days. Let me know about the job.
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    Praying all is well. Just wanted to check in to see how you are doing? I have one more hurdle to cross (psych. eval.) then I can set my date.

    Be encouraged.

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    Thank u
  13. How are you doing?
  14. Thank you!
  15. Thanks so much!
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Date of Birth
August 24, 1963 (60)
About jrenee63
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I love to cook and eat. I love to dance and sing. I have done so many things in my life and I am grateful for every opportunity that comes my way. I am a crazy 50 year old who tries to enjoy every second of life.
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Cooking, traveling, reading, walking
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Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Stephen McKenna
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Beginning Weight: 220
Pre-op weight: 212.4
Day 4 post-op: 209
1 week: 204
2 Weeks: 199
3 weeks: 195
5 Weeks: 190.4
7 weeks: 186.6
8 weeks: 184

1st goal weight: 170
2nd goal weight: 150
3rd goal weight: 140


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Pre Pre-op started today...

by jrenee63 on 08-11-2013 at 12:42 PM
Okay, so I started my pre pre-op today. Had a protein shake for breakfast and a turkey sandwich for lunch-with NO chips! Tonight I'm have a lean/green meal of chicken with a salad. I'm trying to kick start this so that my surgery and recovery will be easier when I lose weight before the surgery.
I start the actual pre-op Thurs. 2 weeks from surgery, and then it's 3 shakes-I have GREAT recipes!!! and 1 lean/green meal.
So for today through Wed. I'll have a protein shake for breakfast,

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The best kept secret for pre-op and post-op recipes for shaking up shakes....

by jrenee63 on 08-11-2013 at 12:34 PM
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So, in my local support group for WLS, at our last meeting the dietitian mentioned some great books for recipe ideas, smoothies, shakes, etc... for anyone having WLS.
I bought all three on Amazon, but am particularly fascinated with one by Chef Dave Fouts who had the surgery. Since I'm getting ready to start pre-0p with 3 shakes a day, I know me, I'll need variety in taste or become bored. So I went out and purchased from Wal-mart, some ingredients for shaking up my shakes. I bought imitation

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August and September-My time...

by jrenee63 on 08-06-2013 at 03:49 PM
So August is a really busy month for me. I start back to school online on Aug. 19. Almost done with school thank GOD. I turn the big 5-0 on Aug. 24 and I am trying to take a trip to NY to celebrate. The very day after my birthday I start my 2-week pre-op diet. I love my doctors office....I didn't care when I started it, but the office manager said lets start after the birthday so you can celebrate how you want.
2 weeks after I start the diet, of course, surgery, Sept. 10. OMG, I get

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Need to vent today...

by jrenee63 on 08-02-2013 at 05:34 PM
So tonight is the last of the many clearances that are required by my surgeon and the insurance company. I'll have my sleep study at the hospital. Have to be there at 9pm tonight and leave at 6am tomorrow. I really hope they determine I have apnea, because I honestly believe I do and would love to fix it.
That's not my rant. I feel so bad every single day. My breasts are the size of boulders and they hurt because they're so heavy. I wasn't overweight as a child, teen, young adult, even

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Frozen Fish-does it expire? When?

by jrenee63 on 07-31-2013 at 05:03 PM
So...I have 3 bags of frozen fish in my freezer to eat before my pre-op. Tilapia, Salmon, and Cod. I love them and have some great low carb recipes. My curiosity is this: How long does frozen fish last. I mean they've been in there for a few months now. I can't find an expiration date. I usually eat fish 1 time every couple of weeks, but I want to eat this before my surgery. Any ideas of how long?

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Picture BEFORE 220.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 140.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 08/29/2013

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