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    Thank you for the wonderful compliment!!!!!!!!!! its still a joy
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    Just saw your before and after pics.....looking great!!! Keep up the good work!
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    Thank you Gigi for your response. So awesome we all are Winning this war! keep up the great work. Please let us know how your doing down the road. continued blessings
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    Hi Gigi, your looking great. I see a big difference already. Have you discovered an activity you enjoy or discovered a passion now that your loosing weight? Congratulations on your success. You will be an inspiration to newbies
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    hi i Djust wanted to say thanks for all the encouraging posts...to you and all the sleevers, but....i have decided not to do the sleeve. it's just not right for me at this time in my life. i've been overthinking and second guessing myself all my life, and have always said 'when it doubt,DON'T...T
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    Thank you for the encouragement. It means a lot. I am on the mend. Post op day 4. Sips and walks are the key!
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    Thank you so much! Complication free so far. Just getting used to the pains.
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    Thank you all for lovely kind the messages. It's six days since surgery. I'm improving each day and taken well to to the clear fluid diet. Surgery was a painful experience but I was well looked after by the team of nurses and doctors who looked after me.
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    Thank you very much for the compliment. I feel great and this has been the best thing for my marriage and my life as far as quality of life. I hope to be an inspiration for others to take the leap and make a change for themselves. Continue the good work yourself and hope to see your before and after pics soon!
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    i know the intake is limited for a couple months, but for those who are post-op 2 months or so....is there a craving for anything??? what broth do you recommend or does it become a matter of taste. things we like now we might not like or tolerate after surgery. guess it's trial and error. are you going to or have you tried any baby foods yet??
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    hi! i have been busy reading all kinds of posts, but i really should slow down and breathe...can't take it all in...lol!! first things first, i haven't had my surgery yet...it might be december 2017. just 3 months into the process and trying NOT to obsess over it. my daughter had the surgery 4 yrs ago so she's a big supporter and a lot of info, but everyone is different so i'm reaching out. question of the day ( which might seem silly to some) how tuff is it going to the bathroom (i assume a lot because of all the liquid intake)..soreness from the surgery a problem? getting up and down so much might count as exercise...lol!??!?! ok..i have too much time on my hands since i am 66 and retired. anything that you can say to help calm this granny down is appreciated...KEEP CALM AND?? m
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    Thank you!!!! I appreciate that.
    Just finding my way around this site.
    Surgery went well!!!
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    Hello GigaUSA through the worst of it now. :-)
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    Thank you so much! Yes the recovery is a bit painful, but it will be worth it once the pounds start dropping!
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    Hi!
    Thank you for the kind wishes... My surgery date isn't until Nov. but it's so nice to have support! You look amazing! What has been the most difficult part for you? (If you don't mind me asking)
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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Happily married Wife (17 yrs.), mother to our combined 5 children, Gigi to 4 grandchildren and OH SO EXCITED TO RECLAIM MY LIFE!!!
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Indiana
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Mario Almanza
Surgery date:
2017-07-03

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Liquids - Week 4/5?

by GigiUSA on 08-04-2017 at 10:23 AM
TGIF Sleevers!!! Hope everyone is having a great Friday? I am doing really well but have a question for the group. I am really having trouble getting my liquids in. Just wondered if anyone else had this issue and what you did to rectify the situation? I don't want to dehydrate or get kidney stones. I really try to sip, sip, sip. Life gets in the way but this is too important not to get a serious handle on it now.

Adding flavors to my water tastes funny to me, even adding

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-29.4 and Feeling GREAT!

by GigiUSA on 08-01-2017 at 09:35 AM
Good morning fellow "Sleevers" Hope everyone is having a good day so far. Just checking in, it has been awhile since I posted.

So far, I have been doing really well with my diet. I am struggling to get fluids in and work on this every day. I think I need to get one of those hats that people put beer cans in each side and have a straw that hangs down so that they can drink on the "go" LOL... of course I would have water!! I just get busy and the "sip,

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What an amazing journey! Feeling excited and blessed for a new life (hugs)

by GigiUSA on 07-11-2017 at 12:10 PM
My experience with the Weight Loss Agents and Dr. Almanza in Tijuana Mexico July 2017

First of all, to those scheduling surgery, I want to congratulate you for making the decision to improve your quality of life through weight loss. Most of us have been through the yo-yo diets and the feelings of helplessness in trying 1,000 different ways to lose weight. I hope that anyone getting sleeve surgery respects their new sleeve for the tool that it is and strictly follows all instructions

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T Minus "1" Day!!!!! ...I can't believe it

by GigiUSA on 07-02-2017 at 11:46 AM
I'm posting my pre-op blog sitting in the San Francisco airport waiting to fly into San Diego. What a crazy ride so far. Funny... I'm telling my husband about this amazing site and my T minus countdown to surgery and I got a little teary! He's much more reserved and not the "out there" personality that I am... but we both shared a laugh. He gets it that this site and all you wonderful people in the site have been such an amazing support system. Anyway....

My liquid diet

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T Minus "4" Days.... Feeling "Hangry"

by GigiUSA on 06-29-2017 at 01:06 PM
I can't believe that I only have 4 days until my sleeve surgery! My first Blog post was 41 or 47 days and here I am almost there. It really did go by so quickly. I remember in the beginning thinking that this day would never come.

Now all of a sudden life is throwing everything at me all at once and I am determined not to break. Even my liquid diet is going really well... except I think I now understand the term "Hangry" because I hate to admit it... but I am really

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Picture BEFORE 260.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 204.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 07/03/2017

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