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    Yes, we do!

    Good to hear from you, Jan.
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    Ooooo your closet sounds like something I'd like to raid :-)
    Ever since I lost weight I've become the girl who wants the purse and shoes to match, I was never like that heavy. I have found some really good deals on ebay. I got an authentic coach purse for $30. You have to search far, when you first search most are expensive but as you dig deeper you bid and sometimes get lucky. I also got some cute guess shoes for $12 brand new.
    As for Jeans. I am having a problem there too. I never find them at thrift shops. I bought a few pair from old Navy because there prices aren't too bad. Then I also got some American Eagle jeans on ebay. I'm a bit of an eBay fanatic. I sell stuff there to buy stuff ;-)
    The jeans always seem to have the butt pockets too low, the pocket will be halfway below my butt. I know I don't have much of a butt but that makes it worse. I try to wear a long shirt to cover. I have one pair of jeggins that have the pockets in the right spot.
    My goal weight is 145 but I don't know if I'll get there. I feel like I'm always eating and I actually lost 2 lbs. Like you said, 10lbs before was nothing, 2 pounds now isn't good. It's better then being 255lbs and the doc is happy so I'm happy. I got lucky with skin too. I don't think mine is too bad. Although I do catch myself in the mirror pulling on my stomach to see how it would be with now skin ;-)
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    I've heard too that we could gain 10-20lbs after so long, I wouldn't mind in my case. I liked how I looked at 145. I feel a bit too skinny right now, but it's nice to know that I have some room to gain. You look great!! I also love that I can put my foot up on a chair or even my dresser to zip up my boots. I can paint my toe nails without straining and trying to figure out how to reach my toes comfortably.
    I like being in pictures. The only thing I don't like is the hair loss. I lost A LOT of hair and now I have all these strands and chunks of hair that are 3 inches long. I love getting dressed. I do wish that I could buy more clothes, I feel like I don't have enough. Funny because before I only wore 1 pair of jeans and a t-shirt with a hoodie.
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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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    Jan, I am having my gallbladder removed during my sleeve surgery on November 5th. Can you tell me if you had issues? How was your recovery? Perhaps direct me to your recovery blogs.
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    Thank you so much! I feel amazing and my back is doing great! Thanks for asking. You look awesome! Keep up the great work!!
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    You look AMAZINGLY! Thanks for updating us on your new pic!
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    Jan, you look so cute! Love that hair cut. Congratulations. You've done wonderfully.

    Ann
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    Thank you for the welcome
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    Hi Jan! I have been doing excellent! My back feels 100% better, my knees no longer bother me, my ankles no longer hurt. I haven't felt this great in a long time!! I am down about 65lbs in 3 months and I also own my 1st pair of skinny jeans and 2 pairs of boots!! I will actually begin working out next week and I'm kind of looking forward to it! The holidays were WAY easier than I expected them to be. Being around all of that food didn't bother me at all like I thought it would. I do not like the taste of diet drinks, but I have found that an occasional sprite tastes good...its like my once a week treat to myself. 3 sips and i'm good
  11. This year I became a Grandmother to my granddaughter Emma born in January and my Grandson Graham who was born in March. My girls like to do things together. I had this surgery in September. Graham started going to day care 2x a week and he has brought home every germ known to mankind. In the last month I have had a respiratory infection that was so bad that they tested me for flu. A week later the stomach virus started circulating in the family. I have just recovered from that. This has been the worst two months of my life. I am still working on getting food and liquids in and I have been plagued with illness. Lost 3 pounds due to the stomach bug. Can sleeve people really throw up?? My stomach bug was all out the other end. Must have been in the bathroom 30 times. No exaggeration!! Don't know where the fluid was coming from since I couldn't eat or drink!! Feeling better today. Does food the same to you?? Food does not taste the same anymore. I don't like eating. I am definitely a little worried about this. I don't want to stuff myself but I would like to enjoy what I am eating. I want something to taste good. My past favorite foods taste terrible. I know this is long but I needed to talk to someone who may understand what I am talking about. Hope you are doing than me. Oh yeah, Graham is out of day care and I am watching him, so hopefully no more sickness!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
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    Jan!! That is an awesome weight loss. Just imagine you in 4 more months!! Congrats on your successful journey so far. Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. My first two months felt like forever too but now time feels like it's flying.

    Laura
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    Jan, hope all is well with you.

    Hugs,
    Laura
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    Jan, hope all is well with you.

    Hugs,
    Laura
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    It ended up not even being muscle spasms...i had a herniated disc in my back. I have yet been released to exercise and its starting to drive me crazy!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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I am 59 yrs old, married and the mother of two great daughters. I have two grandchildren that have become my full time job babysitting. I have battled weight issues most of my life, but it became a real issue when I quit smoking and then a few yrs later retired. I want my quality of life back. I have too much good stuff in my life to be cramped with aching knees, feet etc.
I have lost 102 lbs in 10 months and am ready to start maintenance. I have no plans on skin removal surgery. At 60 yrs old, I am not interested in another surgery. I look great in clothes. My bikini days are long gone. Very happy with the results that I have had. I am in perfect health, I take only vitamins. My quality of life is what I was looking for when I had this surgery done.
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Allentown, Pa
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gardening, grandkids, animal rescue, reading
Occupation:
retired, I do volunteer work in animal rescue
Name:
Janice
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Boorse
Surgery date:
2014-09-24

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