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    Thank you Ann that is very kind of you to say. I often think the same about you too. Such a pleasant and positive person and it shines through.

    The most stunning thing is how good I feel compared to just a year ago. I am enjoying my life like I should be. This weekend I played with my grandsons on my hands and knees and in our pool and then had energy to go to the gym afterwards. I cant help to be a happier person all around. I feel like helping others feel this joy is just my little price for this happiness.
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    Ann, I just read your reply on Kindle's post regarding weight gain. I want you to know that I admire you and I am deeply grateful for all the wisdom and thoughtful comments/replies/advice you give here! I will keep your hubby in my heart and prayers, and I am so glad your results came back benign.

    Sending you immense Love, Peace and Light always.
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    No pictures yet Ann? haha
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    Oh I am trying yesterday was a tough day for me. I took a day off the gym because body said so and because of the all I wanted to do was eat but I made out ok. THANK YOU!
  6. Hi Ann = I'm the 3 year fighter! :-) love to chat sometime! - looks from your posts that you are a half full kind of person as I am - always interested in connecting with others in the same boat! supporting each other is so helpful! Hope to hear back from you soon.
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    Ann, thank you for hooking me up to fooducate.com great resource, I looked up the Triscuit Rice cracker that i substitute for bread, and the first ingredient is long grain brown rice, but it def has soybean oil which is not the best, followed by whole wheat flour http://www.fooducate.com/app#!page=p...C-1231381A4CEA

    I appreciate your input and definitely need get it in my brain to keep it simple... eat dense protein first then lots of colored, high fiber, low starch vegetables. That has been my mantra for the last three days.

    Thank you again! and I am off to cook up some chicken fajitas!
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    Ann, I saw your post about all the loss and struggles you have been dealing with. As always you are a true inspiration and the strongest person I know. Just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband for strength and health. Hugs to you.
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    Ann, just wanted you to know how helpful your posts and thoughts have helped me some days when I really needed to "hear" some common sense about wls. I'm glad to see you're still providing your sage wisdom with the group, some of them really need some good advice. I wish you continued success and thanks for sharing!!
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    I gained 2 lbs and did the happy dance.
    Hehehe. I'm on my way!!
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    I loved your post to the gal who is reconsidering her surgery. As a 65 year old man, it is great to hear that we "senior citizens" can achieve great results with the Sleeve. I will have my surgery this Tuesday in Piedras Negras, Mexico. I hope that my journey will be as successful as yours has been.
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    I feel sorry for Banana! She has to see her in person!
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    Ann report the dirtbag.....
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    You're dummy that can't read. I haven't eaten anything post op and for a dumb ass like you watermelon is 99% water, others followed liquid diet and still got sick . Bitch please .
  15. Ann2 - thanks for your post of support this morning. I enjoy your straightforward style of posting and you always have valuable input. Life after the sleeve is a lifelong learning process and you've been rocking it! Happy Easter!
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I'm 68 (now 69) and have struggled with overweight since I was 6 years old. I've been heavy, normal, heavier, slim, even heavier, normal, heavier .... You all get it.

I'm married to a wonderful man who supports my VSG journey. My goal is to become as healthy as I can as I head into retirement. I've done so many other things well in my life and refuse to let this problem defeat me.

I invite all the support anyone would like to give and offer mine to others on their VSG journey.
Travel, reading, writing, spending time with my husband
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Consult: 235 lbs
My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
M1 postop 205 -30
M2 193 -42
M3 184 -51
M4 174 -61
M5 167 -68
M6 162 -73
M7 156 -79
M8 151 -84
M9 148 -87
M10 146 -89
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M14 140 -95
M15 139 -96
M16 137 -98
M17 135 -100

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5 Months Post-Op - Down 68 Pounds and New NSVs

by Ann2 on 01-18-2015 at 09:55 AM
After 5 months post-op, this morning I weighed 167.4 pounds. I'm down from 235.6 (which I weighed 2-1/2 months prior to surgery). I've lost 68.2 pounds total (which includes losses from my own pre-op diet and the doc's pre-op diet) and 48.6 pounds since surgery on August 18, 2014.

Weight loss this month slowed to 7 pounds from monthly losses that have averaged 10.5 pounds. Toward the end of Month Four my bariatric P.A. urged me to start raising my daily cals from 800 toward 1,000,

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Four Months Post-op and Down 61.4 Pounds Total

by Ann2 on 12-18-2014 at 01:29 PM
Today is exactly 4 months post-op for me. Since many people want to hear about others' experiences, here are my results so far (all in pounds):

At the first surgeon consultation I weighed 235.6
After my own two-month diet I was down 11.6
After my surgeon's two-week pre-op diet, down another 8.0
1 month post-op, down another 10.4
2 month post-op, down another 11.8
3 months post-op, down another 8.8
4 months post-op, down another 10.4

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Two Months Post-Op -- Down 24 Lbs. Post-Op, Down 42 Lbs. Total

by Ann2 on 10-18-2014 at 08:23 AM
And that headline pretty much says it all.

Very, very happy with how it's going. Had a super good VSG surgery and an easy-peasy recovery.

Four weeks post-op, I got a bonus surgery -- gallbladder was removed.

Was hitting protein targets (60-80 grams) by Day Five. Haven't thrown up once. Am now able to drink water easily, almost like pre-op. Energy is coming back strong. Clothes sizes are down from 20 to 16. Looking much cuter.

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