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    Gastric Sleeve Member tinman's Avatar
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    Default I Are Alive

    Contrary to popular belief, I’m still alive and kicking. Thank you for those who have reached out to see if I’m still on the right side of the dirt.

    Been super busy. Had my seven year anniversary on 8/23. Still weighing +/- five pounds from goal. I feel fantastic.

    Again, thanks for the concern. Here are a few pics. One from a couple of weeks ago at a UT football game here in Houston. The other is from a month or so ago. The woman in the picture is my girlfriend Julie. I wrote about her on here previously. She was sleeved in May by Dr. Almanza. She’s down 70 lbs and feels fantastic. Says she has 15 more to lose. I say whatever.

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    Didn’t think I would post pics of myself and not include one of me and my beloved margaritas....didja?



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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Glad to hear! Cute girlfriend too!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Great photos. You are a gorgeous couple.

    It's interesting how when we are first sleeved it can consume our lives and then one day you realise that your new life is your new normal and you are just getting on with it :-)



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Hooray! Still not taking a dirt nap is a good thing (as are Margarita's). I've not really had any since sleeve, but didn't have many prior so can't blame it!
    Your lady friend looks lovely!

    Make lots of memories -- but do post some of them so we can see you living large, lol!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 20 MO = 130.0

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Actually since you've been gone I think everyone left with you. Not much going on here in the past months.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member tinman's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal View Post
    Great photos. You are a gorgeous couple.

    It's interesting how when we are first sleeved it can consume our lives and then one day you realise that your new life is your new normal and you are just getting on with it :-)

    Thank you so much for the compliment. No doubt I’m dating above my pay grade.....



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    Gastric Sleeve Member tinman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer View Post
    Actually since you've been gone I think everyone left with you. Not much going on here in the past months.

    Maybe I need to spice it up a little. I’ll go read some newbie “vet” posts. That always gets me going....



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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Glad to see you are doing well!!!



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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Looking handsome as usual! Thanks for checking in. You've been missed!



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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Hey tinman, I've been off the grid for quite sometime but I'm happy to say I celebrated 5 1/2 years last month and I feel great! I fluctuate 5 to 10 pounds but when I get to that almost ten mark I get myself in check and go back to high protein until I'm back to my fighting weight again. This works for me. I know from years ago your mantra is to eat whatever you like whenever you like as long as you don't overeat. I must admit I have a hard time not overeating sometimes but I always get myself in check because I never want to weigh 252 pounds again. I lost 120 and that still feels magnificent. Glad you are doing so well. You look great and I'm glad life is treating you kindly!
    Starting weight from pre op. Weight on day of surgery 232.5


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    Default Re: I Are Alive

    Hi handsome!
    Great to hear from you.
    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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