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About lightenupwoman

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    Dr. Morales
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. That dog is the reason why my leggings have a hole in them.
  2. Ok I didn't feel like doing hair and make up so whatever.
  3. No seriously. I looked under weight. Plus I have a big head and it made my head look even bigger. Thank you for the compliments!
  4. It helps me not be an irritable shrew. I was also waking up covered in sweat every night, I hated it! Keep in mind there are different types of it. Some of it is made from the urine of mares. The one I'm on is bioidentical and made from peanuts. I did lose about five pounds in two weeks. Not sure how I did that but I didn't have much of an appetite. If I could get myself to exercise, that might be helpful too. Its actually pretty amazing I'm staying within ten pounds of goal without exercising. I don't recommend this to anyone. It's just been circumstantial. Tomorrow is the day. I'll have my daughter take a body shot and I'll do before and after. I do think at 165 my face looked gaunt and at 47, it did make me look older. I'm kind of digging being a D cup again actually.
  5. Thank you all! I'm so grateful to this forum for the support and education.
  6. I can't believe it. I don't have any recent body pics. I'll put one up on the actual day. My lowest weight was I think 165 and I'm at 188 now. I would like to get back to 180. I got off track for a while there. Right now it's just odd because I have no appetite again. I have zero head hunger and I have to make myself eat. For a while there I had a lot of head hunger. This is such an odd phenomenon. I started taking progesterone for perimenopause and my breasts went up a cup size so that might account for two pounds. Lol.
  7. I'm 4 years out and I'm to the point where I'm not surprised anymore. Having said that I was thin until my 20's, but had 2 decades of up and down dieting. I kind of missed the shock of seeing myself in a store window actually. That was kind of fun. Good for you, keep up the good work!
  8. why so many GI effects from a patch? Thanks for the info!
  9. This is my new normal. I used to feel so self conscious in a swim suit. I used to feel like I just didn't even want to do one of my favorite things because I felt so down about my body. I seriously can't believe the difference. Even with my extra skin, I just don't even think about what other people think. I wear board shorts and a fairly modest tank, and I just never even think about it. Sometimes I do catch myself looking at women who are younger and have no stretch marks and think "I wish I could look like that for one day," then I realize how silly that is and just focus on being in the sun and the water and feeling the breeze, and looking at the clouds. It's just an amazing feeling. Even better when I'm with my daughter and we can play and mess around with the pool noodles like little kids. Best decision ever to have the surgery.
  10. Does anyone know if there is an NSAID that can be taken I'M? I'm already giving myself a shot for something else and it's no big deal. I am having chronic ankle pain and the Dr said I should really take an anti inflammatory. I could take one but then need to take omeprazole but that causes anemia and I've already been down that road and just can't do that again. Just curious. Or is there a topical?
  11. Especially for women. I don' eat red meat and have bad periods and my iron level went so low I almost needed a blood transfusion. Thanks everyone!
  12. I haven't been on in a while but yesterday was my four year mark. I've gained some weight but my clothes still fit the same so I have no idea what that is about! One thing I need to say is just stick with bariatric vitamins. I tried to do store vitamins and even though I was taking a lot of them I ended up anemic. Severely anemic. I'm back on Bariatric Advantage and I really can tell the difference in how I feel. I'm so glad I had the surgery! It really has been life changing. I wish I had better pictures of me. I don't even have a full length mirror right now. Guess I should get one!