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    Hi lady! How are you doing? I'm doing fine. Losing a little slower now but still losing. My goal is to be in onderland by Christmas. Hope you are doing well.
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    Hi Shirley! I thought I would check in and see how you have been doing?
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    Hi Shirley! My loss has been slow...I've lost 42 lbs and am at a scale stall. I'm losing inches but I sure wish the scale would move! I'm just getting into size 10 jeans (I was 18-20). I thought size 10 would mean I was fat free...NOT! Even more frustrated at the fat that is there because i know how much I lost and how many sizes I went down. I have 20-30 lbs more to lose, I figure. I'm just nervous because I hear that some people stop losing after 8 months. I hope that is people that had US surgeries!! Im glad to hear from you and that you are doing so well!!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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    Shirley, can I have a copy of your diet plan, I am struggling to get myself on a regimented time frame and I find myself grazing daily and it sucks, could really use your help. Thanks, Rochelle
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    Hi Shirley. I'm doing great. Just living and figuring it all out. The weight is coming off at a rate of about 3-4 lbs a week now and I love it. Getting the sleeve was the best decision of my life. However, I am getting ready to start counseling to deal with the emotional aspect of food as I am now starting to struggle with wanting to eat when I get upset. The good thing is I can't and one piece of turkey (protein) does the trick for me during this period. However, I need to work on this because that's not good behavior. Today is my first day to work with a trainer so I'm super excited. How are you?
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    Hi Shirley, Welcome home, sounds like you had a nice break. Good to hear that you are getting used to the new life. Great weight loss and I am sure you feel better. I am sick of this winter, too much, too cold. I would like to get away but my partner has too many health issues to leave the country. We may do a river cruise in ON this spring. Catch you later, Joanne
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    Hello Shirley, I am doing great. I am down 47 pounds. 8 more to go until I reach my goal. I am so jealous you got to go on a holiday. I have plans to go next year. This year has and will be a bit busy. My only complaint about the weight loss is I have to keep going and buying cloths every month. Don't get me wrong, I love cloths shopping but it will be nice when I can finally buy cloths that I know will fit for a very long time. Having only a couple of outfits that really fit causes a lot of washer and dryer use. Can't wait until I can have a full weeks worth of cloths. I'm really glad all is going well with you!! This surgery is one of the best decisions I ever made, I am the happiest I have been in a very long time. It was great hearing from you. Take care...Amy
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    Hi Shirley. Good to hear from you. Yes, all is well with me. Losing very slowly but still moving in the right direction; and that makes me happy. How are you doing?
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    Thank you so much. I've enjoyed reading your posts.
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    Hi Shirley! I was on vacation earlier this month, too. I did the cruise thing and discovered the shrimp and I are best friends, lol. I didn't gain any weight, but I didn't lose any either. I'm okay with that, though. How have you been feeling? Would you recommend the Dominican Republic? I've yet to go...
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    I haven't been on here in awhile, I'm sorry! It sounds like you are doing well! I've lost very slow also and had a alot of stalls. I'm almost 40 lbs down but I knew I would be slow because I wasn't real high to start with. I haven't hit a normal bmi yet...8 more lbs for that. I'm almost wearing a size 12 but am wearing large shirts instead of 2xl and not shopping in plus size anymore. My stomach is always upset from either stomach acid or having eaten too much or a bit nauseous from the acid. It's not fun or pleasant. I haven't been doing my protein shakes or exercising but am starting this week. I'm just happy to still be losing even if it's slow!!
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    Hi Shirley! Thanks for your sweet message! I have a feeling 2014 is going to be an amazing year for both of us! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year is beautiful, happy, and healthy! =)
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Shirley. I'm doing well outside of my back that has been acting up lately. I am right now laying on a heating pad. My sleeve is healing well and I am learning everyday what it likes and doesn't like. For instance, I've had to revert to making my own soups as the store brands were making me nauseous or causing heartburn. The weight loss is going well just hoping my back cooperates so I can continue to workout. It generally takes a few days to get it back in order however all of therapy exercise are out the window as the require me to lay on the floor on my stomach. How are you doing? Btw, I finished school!!!!
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    Merry Christmas Shirley, I'm sorry to hear that your still sore and vomiting. I have not vomited once since I got the surgery. Sometimes I wish I would after Ive eaten more then my sleeve likes. My weight loss is slow and steady. But I'm happy with my results. I'm sorry to admit but Ive been able to eat everything I try just small amounts. Hope your stomach heals soon. Have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year...Amy
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    Thank you Shirley. Merry Christmas to you as well. Hope you have a wonderful (and thin - ) New Year. Denise
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Made it through!!

by Shirleybird on 10-11-2013 at 04:35 PM
Have flown through surgery with no complication. I will update more when feeling less tired. Thanks for all the well wishes. I have no regrets. They are SO nice here!!!!!!

stomach sleeper

by Shirleybird on 08-26-2013 at 07:28 PM
Hi everyone. I was wondering is anyone had trouble sleeping on their stomach after surgery. I realize that it probably will be a few months, but I have always slept on my stomach and hope I can eventually go back to sleeping that way without any pain or discomfort.

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