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    Thank You for continuing to share your journey. I am scheduled for my surgery Aug. 2nd. And I'm so excited about my possibilities. It would be great to keep in touch.
    Thanks again.
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    Thnk you ive still got 110+ to lose but better than where i was i got a atomach flu and went on vacay past two weeks gained 8 pounds but i was prepared i enjoyed my vacay! Back to a liquid diet and to my low carb llfestyle ufff even w my sleeve its a constant struggle!
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    Hello!!! Good to hear from you. I hope all is good in your world.

    I have leveled out between 185 and 190 lbs, weight stays in that range. Not much change there since last fall. Wearing size 32" pants and medium shirt and underwear, which is AWESOME! No more having to shop in the"big men's" section for cloths! But I do lament not being able to wear my Harley Davidson cloths, having to buy all new leather pants, shirts, jackets, etc. I have like $3000 worth of very high end motorcycle cloths I can not wear. Oh well.

    How are you doing?
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    Thank you Terri! I go under around noontime I think. I'm suppose to check in at 11am. I had a small meal Saturday evening so I think they are putting me last because of it. Better safe than sorry.
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    HI! He's great!!! 5 months already!!! Teething,eating babyfood & cereal. Still nursing. Started back to work so I'm extra tired. Still haven't lost any baby weight & I'm more hungry due to still nursing. Its getting frustrating!!! Oh well, one day at a time I suppose. Glad to hear you're doing well! Gotta get Max & myself to bed. Take care & ttys!
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    Hi! how're you doing?
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    Hi Teri, just looked at your transformation and wow! I am about the same weight now than when you started, how tall are you? I am 5'6" but I am a big bone girl, and no I just not telling my self that lol! My bones are pretty dense, I think the last time I was 135lbs my normal weight range, I was like 16 years old. Your skin looks great! did you have work? how old are you? I am 47 soon to be 48 a week from now, and I am concerned but not worried that my skin may not bounce back.
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    :happydance: here, too.

    This is a fucking weird trip, isn't it?!?!

    We've both got this!
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    Hi Teri, I just saw that you posted a new photo album "16 months"(couldn't wait!) but it seem to be empty, may be the downloading didn't work (again) ...just letting you know! I hope you are doing well!, take care
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    You're so right. It's imperative to have that unconditional love and support.
    From your signature stats, it looks like you're working on changing your diet to regain the weight you need. Two thumbs up!!! This is all very inspiring to me. You're showing me there are solutions!
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    I saved and saved $$$ to get this done. I have my husband to thank, as he supported my decision 100 percent and helped me with $$$. Thank you for your encouragement! I'm doing my best to follow the instructions and change my way of living.
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    Thank you!
    New Years resolution and tax write off! (Ins wouldn't cover)
    I'm amazed at losing 60 pounds, too! I've been at 155 for awhile, and I am still losing inches... I dropped another size.
    I'm learning so much from you and others who've gone before me. I'm very grateful to y'all!
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    Hey You, I'm good and still in the same boat but OMG are you freaking out about still losing? I am holding at 134 for a while now, please don't even suggest that I might lose more, my Hubby won't like it and neither will I. I TOTALLY hear you about showing your arms, we are going to the Dominican for Family vacation June 22nd and I am scared to death to try on a bathing suit to see what I really look like. Can you even believe we are talking about such a thing. I mean not for anything we couldn't wait to lose all that fat and now we are too skinny, who would've ever thought this would be an issue. I just figure if I get tan enough before I go and work on my arms and thighs with bands and then lather up in skin tightening cream I might be able to pull it off. My shoulder blades were bad before and now I look like I have freaking wings on my back lol. Listen I still want to get together and meet up for coffee and maybe we'll eat an entire cake lol but lets try to do this. My Mother is coming to visit this coming week due to my son's spring break but lets try to do it within the two weeks after that, could really use someone to talk to about this with that understands what I'm going through and it kind of sounds like you might feel the same way. Have a great weekend and I'll text you by next weekend to set a date that works for both of us if that's O.K. Take Care, Sandy
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    Thank You!! Oh my gosh I am so hooked on exercise now. I still have a ways to go but I love how much better I can move!
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Date of Birth
October 21, 1983 (36)
About Aydensmomma
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Biography:
I am a mom, I have an 8 yr old son named Ayden...that's where my member name came from....creative, right? I have a 14 yr old daughter Rachael and a 20 yr old step daughter, Liz. I have been overweight most of my life. I remember going to the doctor at 14 years old and being almost 200lbs. My mom was disgusted, she didn't say it but I knew she was. When I was 17 I had school and a full time job, and with little time to snack I lost 70 lbs. I maintained my weight of 150 until I got pregnant when I was 21. I ate for 2, and then some. I gave birth at 220lbs. It took 2 years of diet and exercise and I got my weight down to 130lbs. Maintained that weight until i was 27 and pregnant with my son. I didn't gain as much as my I did with my daughter. I was 180lbs when I left the hospital with my son. In the months following I gained weight. I was diagnosed with post pardum depression and PCOS. I dieted and exercised, I'd loose 10lbs and gain back 15lbs. It's discouraging to do all the work and not get results. My weight climbed up to 255lbs I had a toddler who I couldn't really play with because I couldn't get down on the floor, a 6yr old girl who I couldn't ride bikes with. I was self conscious. Crabby, my back and knees always hurt. I didn't want to go anywhere, I was always dripping with sweat, even sitting still. My clothes consisted of t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants and a pair of jeans. I always made sure there was always ice cream in my freezer and caramel chocolates in my purse.
In April 2014 I ran into a friend who was my size the last time I saw her, she looked great. She lost all the excess weight, and felt great. She told me about the sleeve. That day I started my research and spoke to my husband and told him I wanted to do the sleeve. It was an embarrassing conversation but I'm glad we had it. He agreed to help me out along the way. That day I made my 1st appointment with my surgeon. After 6mo of seeing a dietician and following her diet I lost 8 pounds. Again, discouraging, but if I could loose the weight with diet and exercise (like I had in the past) I wouldn't be getting sleeved. After getting my psych, cardiovascular and pulmonary clearance I was scheduled for surgery 12/30/14. Happy New years!
Surgery went well, but due to the anastasia I was vomiting for 48 hours.
Fast Forward 1 year
Lost 127lbs was size 18/20 pants and now I am size 2
I was 1x or 2x tops, now I'm S or XS
lost a total of 51.5 inches!!

19 months out
I think I'm finally maintaining at 129 pounds.
Still wearing size 2 and small/XS
I love shopping now, I love getting dressed up and looking as good as I feel. I can run around with my kids and dog and not break a sweat. Pre-op I had a migraine 2x a week, now I get them maybe 2x a month, if that. My back and knees no longer hurt. I can squat down and get up easily. I can fit in small places, I can ride all the rides at the amusement park, I can cross my legs comfortably.
Location:
CT USA
Interests:
I love to garden, and now I can do it pain free. I can run around with my kids and not break a sweat
Occupation:
Volunteer EMR, Bethlehem Ambulance. stay at home mom
Name:
Teri
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Shady Macaron
Surgery date:
2014-12-30

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sleeved 12/30/14 @255lbs Goal 140lbs
3/3/15- 208lbs 6/14/15- 163lbs
lost 92lbs in 1st 6mo
9/10/15- 139 1/5/2016 - 128lbs
lost 128lbs in 1 year
4/4/16 - 123lbs 7/4/16 - 129lbs 12/3/16- 130
still 128lb loss@2 year mark-11lbs below goal
gained 13lbs by 3 year mark weighing 142lbs
Gained up to 158 by 3 years 3 months!
3.5 years back to 142
hoping to stay between 140lbs-145lbs
4 years hanging in between 145 and 150
5 year mark! ugh! Up to 160! Time to get back track!

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by Aydensmomma on 04-03-2019 at 11:38 AM
It's a great idea to take a picture of yourself the day of your surgery and then using the same clothes and doing the same pose take a pic every 2 weeks. (Or 1 or 4, whatever you want)
Sometimes people say "oh look at you! You lost weight and you look great!" but some of us might not see it because we see ourselves everyday. Comparing pictures is a great way to see the changes, if you ever stall or feel discouraged the pictures might make you feel better.
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4 years 4 months

by Aydensmomma on 04-03-2019 at 11:13 AM
Hi!
I hope everyone is doing good!
Its great to see so many people taking control of their lives and getting the surgery. One of the best decisions I have ever made. It's been over 4 years now. It's crazy when I go back and think about the beginning. The worst memory's I have were the hair loss, long thick hair turned to thread. The smell, I had such BO, bad breath and stinky pee during ketosis. Deodorant, showers and poo porri handled it. Oh and the irregularity when it came to the

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4 years later

by Aydensmomma on 01-08-2019 at 10:02 AM
Wow. 4 years!
It's been way too long since I've been on here so for those of you who don't know me, Hi! I'm Teri. I started the process in May 2014. Luckily all I had to pay for was my nuitrionist. Insurance did the rest.
My BMI was right at 40. I was 255lbs at 5'7"
I went in on December 30th 2014 with the hope of waking up skinny (not really, but it would be nice) instead I had the pleasure of waking up feeling like my stomach was moving around in a painful way and vomiting

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back to counting calories

by Aydensmomma on 05-23-2018 at 08:12 PM
Hey all!! I haven't posted in a long time! I see a lot of new faces and a lot of people starting this life changing journey. CONGRATS EVERYONE!
I was sleeved about 3.5 years ago. I was 255lbs on the day of surgery. I lost weight really fast. I can't remember exact times but I think after 18mo I got down to 123lbs, at 5'7" I was super skinny, pics in my profile.
I needed to gain. Before gaining I was happy at 150, so I set my goal at 145. I needed to gain 20lbs (never had that

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this doesn't relate to the sleeve...

by Aydensmomma on 02-22-2018 at 08:51 AM
hey all! This doesn't relate exactly to the sleeve but if your outside exercising in the northeast watch out for ticks.
yesterday was 70° here and so I was out in the garden, nothing is growing but their are leaves to move etc
this morning I woke up and my left leg had a spot that feels like a deep cut/bruise. I felt a lump, went into the bathroom and had a little freakout when I saw the tick. a deer tick. last year was bad but I wasn't expecting to find ticks in February
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Picture BEFORE 255.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 136.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 12/30/2014

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