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About KMFL28

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    Unity Point Health Trinity
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Size 14 Bandolino capris! This size is blowing me away. 3X cardigan from Dressbarn.
  2. These legs! Gorgeous! Inspirational!
  3. I got my wedding set sized down from a 10.5 to a 9! I've always had chubby hands, so this is super exciting! I had been waiting until goal, but that is still 60 pounds away. If I need to do it again, I will, but I can wear my mom's rings now. For my wedding, her sapphire ring fit on my pinky.
  4. I took 12 business days. I also filled for FMLA, but that was the number of paid vacation days I had left and I liked the idea of getting paid to recover. But had the FMLA and short term disability just in case. My surgeon was pretty keen on 2 weeks as that is the normal first follow up appointment, he could sign the release form at the same time.
  5. I pack my vitamins the night before in a little container. Then just grab 2 premade protein shakes, a string cheese and a pre portioned bag of almonds. If I know I'm working late, I will throw in a Greek yogurt. I also portion protein powder the night before when I use it since I added fiber and sugar free pudding mix. I also need fast as I am not a morning person, I'm over a year out and struggling to transition to something other than a shake for lunch because it's so easy!
  6. 1X skirt on clearance for $7 and a 2X garage sale Jean jacket. Very comfy today.
  7. Sweet! Good for you!
  8. I also shopped my closet for a while, sometimes waiting too long to try the next size down and it ending up too big. I waited over 100 pounds on dress pants since they had an elastic waist. My job went from business casual to casual so I just bought new jeans since I didn't really have enough anything that fit in the casual pants department. My feet are more narrow now so I've donated some shoes that the heels slip off. I do need to get my wedding set sized but I'm waiting until closer to goal. I totally understand not knowing what to buy, I was at Maurice's and the lady working told me I needed to look on the other side for jeans. The smallest plus was too big!
  9. Tried something new today....I haven't done the leggings and dress combo much so I gave it a shot. Walmart 2x dress and leggings.
  10. FMLA is unpaid protection for your job. I filed in order to be legally covered so in case my vacation pay ran out and I wasn't able to go back to work, I had the time off legally. I took vacation pay concurrent with the FMLA leave. If that would have ran out and I wasn't back to work, I would have claimed for short term disability so I wasn't without pay. I hope that helps. Your HR should walk you through all your options.
  11. I applied for FMLA just in case I needed to extend the leave. I didn't take short term disability though, I used vacation time. I figured if I couldn't go back to work I would use that pay at that time. Thankfully, all went according to plan and I went back after two weeks.
  12. Wore a shirt today that I remembered I had taken a monthly picture in from one month post op last year. I can honestly say I do see the difference.
  13. New blazer for a client visit at work today. I got a lot of compliments
  14. I wore a size 13/14 jeans!!! Thank you Maurice's 20% lycra! I didn't get a picture before changing into comfy clothes but that was very exciting. I haven't been this size since 6th grade. I don't think it's a true size, but I'll take it.
  15. Thanks. I have never, ever worn skinny jeans!