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About Rebirth_103008

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  • Birthday 04/01/1975

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dirk Rodriguez
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    Deaconess - Cincinnati, OH
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    Were you ever afraid you'd be ugly when you got skinny?

    Initially I was afraid I'd look like Star Jones did at first--big bloated head, eyes bulging from face, skinny turkey neck (seriously). Turns out, I'm fine . . . Was beautiful before, still am (in my eyes at least) eff the world's opinion
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    My transfer Addiction..what is yours

    My aunt as a child (I was told) used to eat ashes from burnt out cigarettes right out the ashtray. My daughter used have to go to time out at the daycare and would chip the paint off the wall and eat it. It's a lot more common than you think to crave and eat non-food items, as weird as it may seem.
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    Am I Done?!?!

    Thank you, yeah I can't wait to get there (Onderland). I finally feel like a normal person rather than an obese one. I said that to my mom this morning, but I think I hurt her feelings cause she's overweight. She's like, what am I, not normal? But I knew you guys would know what I meant by that one.
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    To tell or not to tell? That is the question

    Don't tell until after you've accepted the position and are working. Although, legally, no one can not hire you because of pregnancy, it happens all the time. I overheard my old boss say she really liked a girl they interviewed for a position, but she didn't want to get her trained and then have to deal with her being off for 12 weeks. I started my current position 6 months pregnant (not sure how they didn't know). But I told them within my first month of employment. And my co-workers were pretty bummed out about it because my maternity leave was going to be during their busiest time of the year. It sucked for them, but I had to look out for numero uno!
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    My transfer Addiction..what is yours

    Right...there could be a whole lot worse things to have an addiction to. Coffee is pretty mild.
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    My transfer Addiction..what is yours

    There are people that shop irresponsibly regardless (Doritoes and what not), and not just those receiving food stamps. That's why we have the obesity epidemic we have (which I know led to me ballooning over 300 lbs)
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    My transfer Addiction..what is yours

    I definitely agree with you there Izan. My mom was making over $50,000/yr and got laid off. She was a social worker and now had to make the decision to receive the same services she helped others obtain. We have never rec'd any form of assistance, and it was a struggle to convince my mom to go and apply for food stamps. She said it was a very demeaning experience, but thank God programs are in place for all of us in times of need. We've all paid into it and never know when we may need to rely on it.
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    23g of Protein In Instant Coffee???

    Cool. Thanks for sharing!
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    Looking for new casserole or crock pot recipes

    Someone may have posted this link before, but here it is: 50 Plus Cookbook -- Crockery Pot Cooking They have tons of good crock pot recipes. My favorite is the taco soup
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    Am I Done?!?!

    OK, guys and gals . . . just wanted to keep you all posted. There is a God! For no reason at all, my weight dropped down from 215 to 209 in one week! So please, please believe me when I say this surgery does work, if you make it work for you. Keep doing what you're supposed to (getting the protein in, limiting the carbs, and getting in some sort of exercise). I'm a slow loser, but still losing. Reached Century Club Status (lost 100 lbs since surgery as of yesterday). :) :)
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    My transfer Addiction..what is yours

    I also have a Starbucks habit, but I'm limiting myself to one SF caramel latte per week, sometimes two. I'm also a single mom with 3 kids and also struggling financially--all the more reason to treat myself to those small things in life. I deserve them.
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    Biotin and hairloss from lapband surgery

    I had a gastric bypass not band and was experiencing hair loss. I take 1000 mcg of biotin daily. It has helped with my hair growing back in, but it is still thin. Not as thick and full as it was pre-op. And it has taken about 3 months for me to even notice any difference.
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    Ramblings of the obnoxious wonder

    Actually, what you're feeling isn't all that odd. My mom got sick years ago and almost died. At one point, I was wishing she would go ahead and pass, because she was suffering at the time, was not happy, and had lost her will to live. I felt she would be more at peace on the other side than here. People were alarmed that I was not devastated or overly emotional while she was sick. My mom ended up living (Thank God) and has a new lease on life and will to live, but it's natural to want our loved one's to be happy even if that means to being here on this earth anymore. Sounds crazy I know. I wish you well and sorry about your loss. Hang in there. You're in my prayers.
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    I called my doctor and he can see me next week. I still have the migraine from yesterday--never went completely away. Feel like I could black out any moment, yet I'm here at work. Lord forbid they let me go for always calling in sick or going to the doctor.