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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Kili 1.jpg

    Hope this is my photo in August!! Kilimanjaro baby! Now for the packing challenge, almost 3 weeks in 2 duffle bags, one for the climb and the other for the safari. But when you go 9 days without a shower, I guess you can repeat outfits. A lot. Plus we will be climbing from the tropics to the arctic, so shorts to every winter article we own. It's a good thing we are skiers. Time for my morning hike! (Training for the tropics in Missouri at the moment).

    An NSV, 2 pairs of hiking pants that I bought this winter have to go back to REI, too big. Thanks Weight Watchers! I always hated you (when I joined and failed hundreds of times), but now I love you (when my sleeve prevents me from overeating and you help me track for maintainance).



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    I am so excited for you! You are rocking retirement, maintenance, the sleeve, WW and life!!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sh5's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    You can do this!
    I carried 4 weeks worth in backpack for the Camino though not such a change in temp as you may have. Can't tell you how many times I repacked after culling one or more items. Does REI offer classes in packing for this adventure? Their info was invaluable for my trip over the Pyrenees and across the plains (in Spain) for May weather.
    Best of luck and anxiously await your recollections.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    I’m sooo excited for you!

    Please take lots of pictures and share your experiences with us.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Fly Fisher's Avatar
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    Awesome adventure! live it up that's what I call living! exploring places like that on this Earth
    Have you watched the movie "a walk in the Woods" with Robert Redford? it was funny, I read the book years ago and was a great read

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sh5 View Post
    You can do this!
    I carried 4 weeks worth in backpack for the Camino though not such a change in temp as you may have. Can't tell you how many times I repacked after culling one or more items. Does REI offer classes in packing for this adventure? Their info was invaluable for my trip over the Pyrenees and across the plains (in Spain) for May weather.
    Best of luck and anxiously await your recollections.
    They gave us an exact packing list which we will stick to. There is a strict weight limit for what the porters will carry. It will be pretty minimal. We will smell lovely I'm sure!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    Excited and jealous at the same time Wish you success on your journey and look forward to hearing about your adventure and seeing your pictures. I can’t wait till I can train and go on adventures again. Congratulations on your success in the maintenance phase with your weight.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    How are you feeling Tamera?



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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    Hope you have an amazing time. You'll figure the packing out. I did almost a month in southern Africa in one duffel bag. I didn't climb any mountains though. Yes, thank God for REI. I'll be attending a polar bear field course in Churchill Manitoba in November and REI is my "go to" place. Congrats on your victories and be safe.
    Height: 5'3
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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    Sooo exciting!!!
    I have found that I can pack so many more clothes now that they are smaller ;-)



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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    That WILL be your photo!
    This is soooo exciting!
    With all the training I am sure you are ready for this climb.
    Yes, packing can be a challenge and you will smell at the end of the journey...
    But who cares?
    You go and conquer that mountain!
    English is not my first language anymore, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: Soon, very Soon!

    That WILL be your photo!
    This is soooo exciting!
    With all the training I am sure you are ready for this climb.
    Yes, packing can be a challenge and you will smell at the end of the journey...
    But who cares?
    You go and conquer that mountain (and don't forget your flag)!
    English is not my first language anymore, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    This sounds like an amazing adventure, I admire you sooooo much. You've been a real source of encouragement to me here. You'll have to let us know all about it and hopefully share some beautiful pics.

    Isn't it awesome when you buy something and, then by the time you need it, it's way too big? It's an encouragement for sure. I'm returning a few sundresses that now are hanging off.



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