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About Dunndeal

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    South Carolina
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  • Surgeon
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Love this! I don't mind at all. I felt like a princess that day as every bride should.
  2. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Today is my 21st wedding anniversary. Hubs has loved me through thick and thin - literally. I think it was Julie who posted a pic in her wedding dress awhile back. It inspired me. So here it is - straight out of 1996 and it still zipped!
  3. 3rd Surgiversary

    Hi Sleevalicious, thought I'd check in and see how things are going? Any success getting the scale to move?
  4. 3rd Surgiversary

    Sleevalicious, When the pounds start creeping on, and they do, I devote a week to a very strict diet of a protein shake for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch and a protein shake for a 3pm snack. I'll eat some cheese and nuts mid-morning between shakes and then I'll have a hearty dinner. I can't eat dense meat but I can eat ground beef so I eat a lot of taco salads and tacos in romaine lettuce boats. Sometimes I eat a parfait of berries, walnuts, yogurt and chia seeds. Good luck - don't give up - the scale will move again.
  5. TT Friends, This devotion spoke to my soul this morning so I thought I would share it in case there are others here who could use this encouragement. http://info.proverbs31.org/when-words-leave-you-wounded?ecid=ACsprvs6plEdTFFb1H9WifbJ-4SVq5oupwmzwLWbcpXZiMIrMk15FNkYdtFoHyXRbIJ9H-verelw&utm_campaign=Daily Devotions&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=55814081&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Fc4NpcWsu7uT2Tr0o-IDPoHQJ9iHgso-ImWBSPWY-vOSTYmJ7jldmlsqSdLQZ0HNSY5QW6KDflppTibvOgW5FtHEIdA&_hsmi=55814081
  6. Hair fall is driving me nuts

    Try not to get too concerned. It eventually stops falling out and usually before the thinning becomes noticeable to others. And it grows back. In fact, I think my hair is thicker now than it was before surgery due to the vitamins and protein.
  7. 3rd Surgiversary

    Thank you! 45 to be exact.
  8. 3rd Surgiversary

    Thank you Cinwa. It was fairly common in years 1-2 post-op for people who don't see me often to not recognize me at all. Honestly, I'm very glad to be past the "OH MY GOD HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU LOST?!" phase. It was an awkward time.
  9. 3rd Surgiversary

    Just remembered that today's my 3rd surgiversary! I went from 270ish to a lowest weight of 139. My surgeon wanted me to be around 150 which is right where I stay now (although I prefer more like 145). Attached is the pic from 2013 that pushed me over the edge to WLS when I saw that my hubs could barely get his arms around me. The other is today (not the best pic- today's clothing choice was function over fashion). To the newbies- the "secret to success" is keeping an ongoing commitment to making healthy choices every time it's time to eat. It's not always easy but it's so worth it.
  10. What Are You Wearing Today?

    I realized I took a pic last week and forgot to post it. Green blouse with my new obsession- bell sleeves. Size medium - not sure of the brand (got it at TJMaxx). Black Express slacks size 6.
  11. Lack of long time members

    Same. I've always been more of a lurker than an active poster but I love these threads. At 3 years out, TT is still my main source of support. I have a friend who's in her 6 month diet and considering WLS. She laughs because she they asks me things, I usually start by saying something like "I read on my board one time that..." or "someone on my board once said..."
  12. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Thank you! You're right about the one on the left - he's the oldest and is my clone.
  13. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Thank you!
  14. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Vacay pic with my guys and some weird shadows. Size 6 shorts, floral tshirt, size small.
  15. I had a complication a day after surgery (a leak). Fortunately, it healed on its own instead of requiring more surgery, however, it required me to remain in the hospital for over a week, have a pic line inserted and be on TPN and have nothing by mouth for over 4 weeks. Not gonna lie, it was a rough few weeks and I had some buyers remorse during that time. A lot of tears and pity parties. That was Aug 2014. Since then, I lost 140lbs and have kept it off. I feel great and am healthy. I get iron infusions about once a year now due to low iron but those are no big deal (45 minutes in and out). If I had to do it all over again, like Cinwa, I'd still go skipping into the OR. Good luck to you.