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  1. Right now our group is reading "Creating Moments of Joy," which is very helpful.
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    Sorry Annie, this posting was meant for sraebaer.
    Just made a messed it up...
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    Your name is not Susan?
    I am so sorry, I have no idea why I call you that...
    Won't happen again.

    I am sorry to hear about your mom.
    But she is very lucky to have you around to organize things and give her the care she may need.
    First we raise and take care of our children, after that we take care of our parents and some day our children will take care of us (hopefully).
    The circle of life.
  4. It's Sharon, not Susan, but no big deal! You're sweet, my mom is a mess, and I'm trying to learn how to deal with it. She can't remember ANYTHING short term. So I visit everyday and have no clue if she is telling me the truth or not. I'm sure she has no clue either. She can't remember how to wash her clothes, and I think is just putting dirty stuff back in the drawer. I joined a support group for caregivers, but we've been so busy this summer I miss it a lot. We may have to move her from Independent to Assisted Living, which costs much more obviously. But she has enough money for hopefully the rest of her life as she's almost 92. Thanks for thinking of me! And thanks for all the help you are giving others here, you're amazing! All your medical issues and you are still positive, happy, and full of life!
  5. Annie!! I love your photo! you are amazing! hope all is well with you! Brenda
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    Hey Annie - I just read that you said something about a lot of hair loss suddenly - I am so sorry for that. I experienced that as well a few years ago when I started taking a medication that hair loss was a major side effect of. I was lucky because it eventually stopped.

    I did want to tell you, if it is any consolation, that before I read that, I had noticed your picture and though how cute your hair was with that new style! I am going to treat myself to a new and shorter haircut after I get through the surgery, so I noticed how cute it looked immediately. If it's a wig, you are rocking it!
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    Hello. Your progress is fantastic. I am 30 years old and had a gaatric sleeve 5 days ago. We have similar statistics i.e starting weight. I was wondering how long you took before started exercising and what sort of exercises you do. Any tips for a new sleever? Thank you

    Are you on instagram? If you do, please let me have a name so that i can follow you. Thank you
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    You look fantastic!
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    Love your before and after!!!! Beautiful xo
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
Catholic, wife, mom, grandma, retired. I went from a high of 240 down to 124 total. My health, my life and my years are wonderful! Best decision I ever made; wish I had done it sooner.
Family, friends, church, geneaology, sewing, cooking, reading
Retired: Prior, Mental Health Professional
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[I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
5 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!


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Bad decision and lesson

by AnnieG on 07-01-2018 at 06:09 PM
Today our after church group went somewhere new for breakfast. I thought "hmm, if I'm careful, I can boldy go...." so I ordered 1 scrambled egg, no butter; 1 piece of crispy bacon (meticulously patted free of any grease) and a blue berry crepe. Or I thought it was.

It was blueberry with cream cheese, and for no reason known to human kind, lemon. About 20 minutes into careful slow eating, I started to "gurgle" and gave my husband the cue to leave....

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by AnnieG on 06-29-2018 at 06:36 AM
Today has been one of those epiphany days (as opposed to theophany days, which I always enjoy more). In talking with a dear friend I was rather curious as to how she perceives me. Not offended mind you, just always surprised. She describes me as "devout and funny". Not. bad things, just unexpected.

How differently one perceives oneself as to how one is seen in the world, even among those who are close to us. My HS friends describe me as "sweet, kind and thoughtful".

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Picture BEFORE 240.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 134.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 10/05/2017

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