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    Hello, I just wanted to say congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. I am also so sorry for your loss and all of the things in life that tend to try and get in our way. Stay strong and keep smiling and stay focused. P.S. you have a lovely daughter.
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    190 lbs gone forever for you? Congrats on the new healthier you! I changed my profile pic and avatar but I havent posted anything else yet. I'll take some pics this weekend and post. What about you? Any new pics? I havent been on the site for awhile so I probably missed them when you posted. I cant imagine what a 190 lb loss looks like. You should be so proud of all you have accomplished!
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    Just noticed you're down 190 and marathon training???? WOWEE, again! So amazing, so so good!
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    WOWEE! You look great, Duane! I have not been online for a long time...summer called me away. Good to see you and good to see your pic! Your body has changed so much. Good going! Have a great autumn.
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    Hi Duane, Im busy but doing good. Im down over 100 lbs in 9 months so thats something to be excited about. Work is busy though so its been hard to get my exercise in. I am going on my 3rd month of 10-12 hour shifts and its kicking my ass! No time for anything else these days. I havent even been able to check into this website like I used to. I miss the interaction. How are you doing? Still in training for the triathlon or have you done it already? How your weight loss journey coming along? I hope all is well and the cruel world is treating you kindly!
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    Hi Duane! I am doing great! I am down 80pds. Hitting the gym at least 4 times a week. Had my six month check-up last week. Everything looked great. BMI down 12pts. Blood work was excellent. Just keeping this groove going. I need to be swinsuit ready, our family vacation is in Punta Cana, DR this Nov. Other than that just working and enjoying my life? How about you?
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    hi duane, i have finally got my surgery date, july 20th, start my pre op diet mon 6th,your lookinh great still no regrets i hope. if i do half as well as you i will be really happy, will speak to you more in the future if thats ok as its not easy to contact people in the uk
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    Hey Duane! It has been a while! Great job! Very happy for you, you look amazing! I am back to my hectic work schedule. Working on a project in Dallas Monday thru Thursday. But I just hit four months out this week and I am down 57 pds pre-op amd 50 since surgery. I am exercising although the hotel gym isn't that great, but I do try to get in 4 times a week depending on my schedule. I am starting to see some resemblance of my old self so getting excited about that, but I still have a long way to go! But I agree with you. You can start getting use to this, especially shopping again! Congrats and thanks for checking on me!
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    Down 140 lbs and training for a triathlon? Thats amazing on both counts! Good for you, thats so inspiring to hear and I wish you nothing but the best in all your endeavors. Im good too, down 70 lbs and have another 70 lbs to go. My goal is to run a 5k without walking but its still a work in progress. Yep, still watching NASCAR and JR is still my driver. I thought about you when Kyle came back. My sleeve is good, 5 months out and Im still wrapping my head around the fact I can only eat a few bites and Im full. In my head, Im still eating a whole plate and going back for seconds. Im trying to lose as much as I can before I take off for vacation in 2 months. I bought a bathing suit for the 1st time in my life, that a NSV! Whoo-hoo......
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    Hi Duane, just wanted to check in with you and see how you were doing? Your last few post with pics are amazing! Your really making that sleeve work for you. You should be so proud. I hope all is well and and the cruel world is treating you ok?
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    Hi - Thanks for checking on me. We've had a spring bug in our house so all of us have been sick. I'm doing ok. Yesterday was 7 months and I am down a total of 126 lbs. I'm amazed to say the least. I just wish I could get used to being in my new skin. I tried to go through the closet the last few weeks and clear out some of the clothes that don't fit anymore. I have to admit its been harder than I thought. For so long I couldn't find clothes that fit and getting rid of them is scary. It is also inspiring/freeing though. Hope all is well with you. Again, Thanks for checking on me.
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    I'll be 3 months out next week. To be honest Im not exercising as much as I should. I noticed the more I exercised the more I seem to stall. I eat whatever I want and as long as I lose 10-15 lbs a month, Im fine with that. Those stalls kill me!
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    Thanks for the kind words
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    Thanks Duane, I'm feeling good. Not losing as fast as I want but I'm losing so I can't complain. I keep reminding myself that I didn't gain it all in a couple of months so I'm not gonna lose it that fast either. You're not doing so shabby yourself, how you hanging in there?
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    thanks mate, i will keep in touch if thats ok. best wishes.
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Today is my one year surgery anniversary

by duane on 12-29-2015 at 07:38 AM
I'm down 185 overall and down 150 since surgery. Still about 40 to go. Still the best decision I ever made for myself! Pic is with my youngest daughter Kelly. October-December were not great months as far as weight loss and working out. Had a family reunion, pulled my groin, hurt my arm, slipped on the ice and hurt my hip and re-injured my arm. Then spent 9 days at the hospital with my dad, then he passed away two and a half weeks ago, then I was sick with a cold. I really want to get back into

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Still lovong my sleeve!

by duane on 09-29-2015 at 07:54 PM

Sv! Sv! Sv!

by duane on 07-12-2015 at 06:43 AM
Under 300 lbs, 298! Oh yeah! Loving this amazing tool, my sleeve! Best thing I have ever done for myself! Rode my bicycle 56.6 miles yesterday! Back in triathlon shape!

6 Months Out Today

by duane on 06-29-2015 at 07:47 AM
And loving it! Down 133.5 since surgery, 165 lbs overall. Did a 40-mile bike ride on Saturday, June swim total is 30,000 yds (17 miles), walked 20 miles at lunch, rode the stationary bike 20 hours, lifted weights, etc. I am sooooo happy I can train again!

Almost 6 months out

by duane on 06-18-2015 at 07:35 AM
Will be 6 months out in two weeks, am down 127 since surgery, down 152 lbs overall. I need new pants again, too baggy! Only 100 lbs to go! I am averaging 10-12 hours training per week. Email me at dkn747 at yahoo if you want to chat.

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Picture BEFORE 471.00 lbs. - before
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Surgery date: 12/29/2014

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