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happyteacher
on 9/26/16 6:09 pm
Topic: RE: If I never lost another pound

You have made really wonderful progress! I really want to encourage you to stick with it. The weight might come off a little slower, but if will come off if you stay on plan. As much as you feel awesome now, it is that much more awesomeness to get closer to goal!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/26/16 4:46 pm
Topic: RE: 6 years out and steady gaining...

Any chance that thyroid nodule/procedure might be throwing you off? I ask, as it may not be a coincidence that the weight started going up during that time period. The only time my weight (so far) went above goal was when I was drowning in acid from a hiatel hernia. Once that was repaired my weight has been below goal and steady per my new normal. Maybe check in with your doc for some labs?

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/26/16 4:42 pm
Topic: RE: Pasties- if you are from Michigan you know what I am talking about :)

They are really good, but no getting around the carbs and cals- especially if you are using a crust.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/26/16 4:41 pm
Topic: RE: Pasties- if you are from Michigan you know what I am talking about :)

That is one smart mom! I could do it that way in the IP too- might just try it!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/26/16 4:39 pm
Topic: RE: VSGers how much weight did you lose month by month?

It is in my signature...

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/25/16 5:43 pm
Topic: RE: Pasties- if you are from Michigan you know what I am talking about :)

I think you could do pretty much whatever sounded appetizing to you. I would have sworn I was not a rutabega fan at all. It wasn't until we bought a cookbook from the U.P. specifically to get a recipe for pasties that I realized what I was eating. Unfortunately, we lost the cookbook before we could actually use it, so my hubbies version is his own interpretation of it. We still love it though! 

I am so with you on the calories. I have always been willing to go a little high on a dish if I really love it, but this is just a crazy dense calorie dish. And there is something about a pastie that I can put down a fair amount, so even the restriction is not enough from loading up on calories. I am not sure if we would necessarily go out of our way to make the stew concoction, but it was a great use of leftover filling. We have another rutabaga (he bought too much) so likely I will make another round of this stuff to use that up. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/25/16 1:40 pm
Topic: RE: Any newer patients tried a sleeve reset?

The only "reset" type thing is simply following the plan minus carbs. Eat only dense protein and a little green leafy veggies. No drinking 30 min after eating, or drinking calories. No white carbs, no processed foods. Certainly no junk food. Clean any trigger foods/junk foods out of your home. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/25/16 10:56 am
Topic: RE: Pasties- if you are from Michigan you know what I am talking about :)

Here in the upper peninsula of Michigan they make pasties. It is sort of like a hot pocket filled with meat, potatoe, rutabega, carrot, and seasoning. I like it covered in gravy best, but many prefer a good one without gravy and sometimes they use ketchup. Anyway, I love them but even in maintenance the calories are horrible. 

Hubby spent the day making them for the freezer. He makes half of them vegetarian for me (no meat, Loma Linda vege burger instead) and they are awesome! He had a few cups of the filling left over, so I tossed it in my Instant Pot pressure cooker to see if I could do an unstuffed version and save just a crap ton of calories. It turned out pretty interesting and I would do it again, so I thought I would post in case there is any interest out there. It is not for everyone, but if it sounds good to you then you would probably like it. You can replace the vege burger with diced (small) meat or ground meat. Just brown it first. 

  • 1 cup, chopped, Onions, raw
  • 1 cup chopped, Celery, raw
  • 1 cup, Chicken Broth
  • 0.25 tsp(s), Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp, Rosemary, Sage- fresh
  • 1 TB Chives, raw
  • 0.25 cup, Parsley, fresh
  • 1.50 cup chopped, Carrots, raw
  • 1.50 cup  diced raw (no added fat), Rutabega
  • 1 container (2.5 cups ea.), Vege-burger
  • 5 potatoes 110g, Yellow Baby Potatoes diced small like frozen cubed potato- 
  • 1.5 cup diced carrot

Rutabega, potato, and carrots should be diced to the same size similar to diced potatoes you buy frozen. Toss it all in the pot, 5 minutes high pressure, quick release. As an option you can thicken this with a roux or cornstarch slurry to make more of a gravy and it will eat like a stew. A little more chicken broth it is a hearty soup. We dumped a can of cream of mushroom soup on it after the pressure was released and it was kind of like a chicken and dumpling type texture.  Without it being thickened it was a high protein meal. I tossed this into myfitnesspal and set to 4 servings, one serving is 279 calories, 27g carb, 7g fiber and 29 g protein. Given I only used leftover filling I am not sure how realistic that serving size in (too big most likely for us), but at least it gives you an idea. Anyway, something a little different to try. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/24/16 1:35 pm
Topic: RE: Juicing.yay or nay?.?.?

My NuWave has been collecting dust lately. I got it when I was going through constant reconstructiv surgeries and unable to lift any weight or extend my arms (elbows above shoulder, reading down to lower cupboards). It was super helpful during that time, but now I tend to only pull it out when we are cooking pasties from the freezer. I found once I got my airfryer it replaced nearly everything I did in the NuWave.

 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/24/16 1:32 pm
Topic: RE: Trader Joe find- Harissa paste

Went to Trader Joe and found harissa paste! I am stoked, because I had been paying $5 a tube on Amazon and TJ's is under $3 for twice as much. If you have not tried this stuff it adds a ton of flavor to meats, sauces, fish, etc. It has heat so on your first try use just a little until you can figure out how much you want. A really great way to add a lot of flavor fast and easy!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/24/16 1:24 pm
Topic: RE: Grocery shopping and meals tips

I used to make her chocolate protein muffins when I had a hankering for baked goods. They were higher in calories than what I would have liked, however, when I was sick to death of protein shakes and such it did help to mix things up a bit and were really easy to make. 

Grocery store- I force myself to stay to the outside perimeter unless I absolutely must go through the aisles. Fresh whole food and dairy is what I mostly purchase. I do some frozen veggies. Tomato products are frequently canned though, unless our garden happens to be producing. Proteins are lean (can't stomach the higher fat stuff since I lost my gallbladder). I am a little different in that if I can't make it in my Instant Pot, air fryer, or Vitamix I don't have much interest in making it. I am all about healthy, fast, and easy. :) 

I do use some processed foods. Kays naturals protein cookie bites and fibergourmet thinnables. Pasta also, but only whole grain or the fibergourmet version that is packed with fiber and protein. 

I don't write out menus. Proteins are typically bought at a local grocer that has a very nice meat counter. I buy the 3 or 4 meals worth of protein at a time, and usually have a specific meal in mind- but I go by what is on sale most always. I go to Costco once per month, and those proteins are partially used and partially frozen, and I get protein shakes there. I go to Trader Joes every other week, and these are more convenient preflavored/marinated single type portion items and kombucha.  Aldis maybe twice a month. Kroger to pick up occasional ingredients needed in a recipe. We have an outdoor farmers market here (Eastern Market) where I LOVE going to for fresh veggies when I am able to manage to get there. 

The hubby and I are a little weird in that we both enjoy going grocery shopping, so we don't mind all the different places for different items.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/23/16 5:37 pm
Topic: RE: Hiatal hernia

I did chat with my doc about repairing vs. not repaired prior to having it fixed. His stance was so long as the symptoms were manageable, to just leave it be. In my case, I had reached a point where I couldn't keep solid food down so something had to be done. I suspect if I had not lost a fair amount of weight from it though, maybe he would have held off longer. It is much higher risk for them to go in for a second repair. Is this your first or second hernia?

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/23/16 1:55 pm
Topic: RE: How often do you eat?

6-8 times a day if it is a typical day. Work can really mess with that though, so it can be half of that. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/22/16 6:58 pm
Topic: RE: Juicing.yay or nay?.?.?

Worth every penny! It actually pays for itself very rapidly, so you will find it helps your overall budget :)

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/22/16 6:06 pm
Topic: RE: Juicing.yay or nay?.?.?

Yes, although no where near to the extent you are contemplating  I had the sleeve, then a load of cancer related issues after that. I started having about 15 ounces or so of juice per day. It did wonders for helping my labs, which at the time were pretty low. With that said, that stuff was high calorie and that was even with me using almost all green leafy veggies with only a little fruit. So, yes you can still lose and be successful. However, there is a reason why we are told not to drink out calories as well. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/21/16 3:42 pm
Topic: RE: VSG to RNY

We have posters here that lose over 200 pounds with the sleeve. I remember "Jim" who lost over 300- so it is possible. Difficult for sure, but entirely possible. It sounds like your docs have thought this through, and want to build on your current success. Revisions are risky though, so be sure to ask a lot of questions about the risks to make sure you are well informed. Congratulations on your weight loss- that is an impressive amount by any measure!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/21/16 3:36 pm
Topic: RE: Rebounding from Regain 101

Great post! I have done the bouncy thing, best to catch it at 5 instead of 20 as you said!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/20/16 5:23 pm
Topic: RE: Any severe GERD problems

That just sucks.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/20/16 5:20 pm
Topic: RE: Any severe GERD problems

You can buy it at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or most health food stores. Trader Joes sells the brand GTS, and it is delicious. Fair warning, first bottle only go up to maybe 10 ounces. For some it takes some getting used to and might cause diarrhea. I had no issue at all. 10 ounces every other day seems to keep the acid at bay excellent, and in general I feel a ton better from drinking it. They come in different flavors. Not a fan of the Mango, and my favorite is the ginger. The ginger one seems to do a nice job of settling some of the nausea I deal with occasionally.

I also started making it. Figured it out, but then found that it was annoying the hell out of me having it brewing and bottles sitting around everywhere. Now I just buy it. It is pricey, $3 a bottle. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/20/16 5:17 pm
Topic: RE: Any severe GERD problems

No, I did not have a revision. The surgeon warned it was a possibility going into that surgery, but only if he could not fix the hernia. IF I have another hiatel hernia or severe acid issues again, then it will be a revision to rny. He said that he could not do a third repair- not enough to work with.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/19/16 4:59 pm
Topic: RE: Question on VSG and GERD

I came close. I had a reoccurrence of a hiatel hernia. The doc said going into the surgery that he might have to revise to a bypass if he couldn't fix it (2nd one, not much to work with).  I was ok, but if I have another hiatel hernia that makes it tough to eat again, the next step would be revise to bypass. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/19/16 4:57 pm
Topic: RE: Any severe GERD problems

I second the kombucha- once I started drinking that I was able to stop taking the acid meds. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/19/16 3:55 pm
Topic: RE: Any severe GERD problems

Yes. Prior to vsg had terrible Gerd. During the vsg surgery, a hiatel hernia was found and repaired. No problems with reflux for years. About 4 years later, horrible reflux and GERD again. This also happened at the same time my gallbladder went out, so some of my symptoms were caused from that, but tough to differentiate them. Turned out I had a veeeerrrry large hiatel hernia again, along with the darn gallbladder freaking out. Had surgery to take out the gallbladder and fix the hernia. Acid is still occasionally a thing, but I take medicine only once in a while now. Symptoms prior to surgery included stomach pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea. It got bad enough I put myself on a liquid diet for days at a time to give the digestive system a rest, but eventually even that stopped working. I had gained quite a bit when the acid started kicking in, but then later as symptoms worsened I started losing weight (not from trying). In the end, I dropped all the regain plus a bit more, and surgery took care of all of it. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/19/16 3:50 pm
Topic: RE: Nsv camping

Everyone knows we are vulnerable to cross addictions!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 9/19/16 3:37 am
Topic: RE: Nsv camping

That whole dread thing- I have the same type of response sometimes and really need to get past that. This weekend on Friday I was super tired after work- and I knew ahead of time that would likely be the case. I dreaded the drive up (3.5 hours) and nearly canceled. Then when we got up there is was pitch black and pouring rain. Dreaded setting up and almost canceled. Finally had the hubby just turn around and we went into town and got a hotel for the night. As luck would have it the only room left had 3 queen sized beds, thank goodness. Had my teenage daughter and her boyfriend with us, so that room was a blessing. Anyway, came so close to cancelling what turned out to be an amazing weekend. I am an avoider type be nature, and really need to remind myself to get past that initial hurdle sometimes to get to the good stuff! I am so glad your camp trip went well! Anytime we work something back into our lives due to being healthy enough to pick it up again it is wonderful!!!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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