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  1. Any advise for slowing down eating? I'm still having a lot of trouble with solid food and I think I'm eating too fast. Time between bites? How many times to chew? etc? I had a mini goal for my 2nd month surgeraversary(sorry if I spelled it wrong). 45 pounds total loss and I did it, by the skin of my teeth. weighed in this AM at 185.9.
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    Good morning
    Do you mind answering a few questions?
    What was your starting BMI?
    What do you eat after surgery?
    How are you insertion healing?
    I'm having mine in Mexico so the follow up will be at my PCP. How many times were you required to back to your surgeron for follow up in the first year?
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    Hello how much did you loss in the first 30 days
  4. Thank you GIgiUSA! I'm doing great. I worked out at the gym last night. It felt great. I had to lower my weights but managed 3 sets of 15. Didn't know if I was going to make it through 20 minutes of elliptical but I did, just had to slow it down a couple of times. And I 've been walking 2 miles a day since last Saturday. I can't wait to try pureed food. My doc makes you wait 21 days post op. My 3 week doc appt. is Wednesday, cant wait to weigh in. My clothes fit soooo much better and I feel a million times better.
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    SURGERY DAY!!!! (Hugs) Wishing you a smooth... speedy recovery. Congrats, your new life starts TODAY!
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
5'7" Got a puppy to walk daily. Yo yo dieted since I had my children and couldn't take it off after 50.
decorating, art, lifting weights
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Dr. Macaron
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50 pounds down!!! Celebrating with a few new/old clothes.

by joyfulinhope on 10-02-2017 at 06:03 AM
I think at this point I'm better off buying consignment shop clothes rather than paying for brand new clothes that might not fit in a few months. It feels soooo good to fit into these new/old clothes. Thanks out there to all on this site. It's a great inspiration.

My dog is my rock!

by joyfulinhope on 08-31-2017 at 09:52 AM
I got my little Havanese pup in February. His name is Brady(after Tom). He has been like a weight loss buddy. I have to walk him everyday so he doesn't get into trouble. Luckily there's an nice little lake 1/4 mile from my house that has a walking trail. Once around is a mile so we've managed to go almost daily 2 miles as fast as I can walk. He trots the entire two miles cause he's little. It really has helped me get out and move cause I feel guilty if I don't walk him. I have to say when it got

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