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    I'm curious what the differences are between US and European sleevers? I assume the US has more overweight people, and the surgery is more common? I'm not sure if that's true, but on my visits to the Scandinavian countries everyone looked great! I saw more bikes than cars. Meals weren't as oversized as they are in America. Or am I stereotyping?
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    Your English is great! Glad you are joining us!
  3. Currently we are in Spain, where I had my surgery done.
    We are fulltimers, living in our TV.
    We used to live near Schiphol, my husband worked at the air traffic control deprtment.
    I know the are many people from the USA living in the area whre you lived, due to the presence of a NATO base.
    Is that why you lived there?
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    Are you in the Netherlands? I lived in Landgraaf from 2011-2014.
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About DutchSleeve
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Pablo Enriquez Valens
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2017-01-03

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Sweden

by DutchSleeve on 09-14-2018 at 12:54 AM
We are currently in Sweden, where we were chasing the Aurora.
That was always high on our bucketlist.
And we have seen some beautiful sightings!
Life is good...
Nice hiking here in the forests and mountains.
I feel very blessed.
I could not have done it, when I was at my heaviest...
I'll try to put some pictures here.
Stil loosing weight, very slowly, but still...
This morning 105,4 pounds.

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I finally ate pizza!

by DutchSleeve on 07-15-2018 at 12:58 AM
Not a big deal, some of you might say.
But the point is: I have not eaten pizza since my surgery, 1,5 years ago.
So yesterday was a family day and we went out for lunch as well as dinner.

For lunch we ended up in a restaurant where food choices were very limited.
But there was pizza!
I reminded myself, that I was NOT on a diet and ordered a slice of tuna pizza.
And though it tasted good, I craved some healthy protein and my veggies.

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After 1,5 year

by DutchSleeve on 07-09-2018 at 05:01 AM
Last week was my 1,5 year surgiversary.
Time flies when you are having fun!

My sleeve does his job and so do I.
We are really a good team.

For the last couple of months I have maintained this weight, sometimes I weigh a bit more, sometimes a bit less.
And to be honest, I don't feel I have to do much to keep it like that.
My sleeve works itself, more or less.

I eat approximately between 1200 and 1300 calories per day, according

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My first slider foods

by DutchSleeve on 06-30-2018 at 06:33 AM
I finally did it!
My first real slider foods!
I had eaten a cup of popcorn before, but this time I went way further.

We are currently in Germany, where they have these delicious baguette-like little bread rolls.
Made of pure white flour, absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever.
Those breads.
I used to love, love, love them.
Yesterday I ate one of those and I really wondered why I ever liked them...
No taste, no texture, just

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The sleeve and the hammer.

by DutchSleeve on 06-18-2018 at 01:47 AM
As some of you may know, I am constantly doing research and browsing through the internet, to learn as much as I want to about the sleeve and other wls procedures.
Yesterday I came across a youtube video from Dori'sJourney and she had a great analogy, I thought I'd share.

Our sleeve is a tool, just like a hammer.
You want to use that hammer to hang up a picture on the wall.
So you find yourself a nail and start hammering.
After you hit the nail two or

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