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  1. I haven't been on for a few weeks maybe even a couple of months. Everything has changed since then. I've missed y'all. Y'all know my 12-yr-old, special needs grandson came into my care and still is. Well, his mom, my daughter has also moved in. After an 11 year relationship ended - domestic violence, cheating with her good friend for years - she says she fell into a deep depression and couldn't get out. When she chucked him out he snatched their 10-yr-old daughter and took off. She wrecked her car chasing after him when he came back and snatched her phone and took off. All that drama BS - who can stand that??? Now, she has moved in with me and come to find out, she's pregnant. She was devastated. Even talked about adoption! She is very far along, didn't know due to irregularity. She's due next month. It is a boy - Gabriel Alexander. I am so happy that my family is growing but I know that she will need a great deal of help to get her up on her feet and to the point of self supporting. It took a very long time but I finally found a place big enough for us but the rent is very high. Never, ever, ever try moving at the holidays...it has been a nightmare. My stress levels have been through the roof and I have learned a great deal about stress eating. It totally threw off my focus and has really slowed my weight loss. Please lift us in prayer, we need as many as we can get! I hope all of you are doing well. I think of you guys often!
  2. Totally transformed! Wow! That is an amazing difference!
  3. I agree with Cinwa, it is great to see your smile! And clearly you have much to smile about! You have made excellent progress!
  4. You look like a new person and now you get to enjoy a new life! Wow!
  5. Hang in there, this part passes pretty fast but it does take some time and some practice. Stay the course and drink what you can. I liked the Isopure diluted and over ice.
  6. I've read over and over that your body finds its new normal and stays there. I hope that is the case for you and that you feel comfortable at your new normal weight.
  7. Hooray! You made it!!! Welcome to the Loser's Bench Opie! You persevered!!! Hoorayyy for you!!!
  8. I am so sorry you and your family are having such a tough time of it. I will lift y'all in prayer!
  9. Okay, so keep us posted and let us know you made it to the Loser's Bench so we can officially welcome you!!!
  10. HOORAY!!! TODAY IS YOUR DAY!!! Congratulations on winning through! Now on to great success!! Way to Go Opie!!
  11. And he's probably still bragging to all his friends about the cute girl on the plane who was coming on to him!
  12. Very inspiring! Congratulations!
  13. Congratulations on your excellent progress!
  14. You are looking great TP! Congratulations on your success!!
  15. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!
  16. As I have lost some weight I went to the thrift store and bought the next 2 sizes down. I am already into the second size down and went back and bought a few more pants in that size. Well, apparently though I thought I was wearing were the bigger of the two sizes was in fact the smaller of the two and now I just bought a bunch of pants that are almost too big for me! Argh - but WOOHOO!! Thank God for thrift stores!
  17. My insurance had a 6 month weight loss management requirement. The first visit with the doctor/surgeon was counted as the first month. The remainder of my visits were with a nutritionist. I had to attend these consecutively and start over if I missed any. If I gained any weight during that 6 months I would be disqualified. During the 6 months I did a psych evaluation and an EGD. I already had the stress test information and a recommendation from a cardiologist but would have had to do that if I didn't already have it. I do not suffer from sleep apnea or other stuff so that wasn't a requirement either. The nutritionist gave me a lot of information on healthy eating choices, keeping a daily log, etc. She and I didn't click and that was a barrier. Due to work and finances it took me more than a year from start to finish.
  18. Oooh! Pretty!! And congratulations on winning through with the VA!
  19. Congratulations! Good Luck! This part is hard but this part passes and you will be so glad to get this part behind you!
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    Congratulations Netty! I think it's a great idea also. I've hit more than one stall and even knowing they are normal it is still very disturbing. My mind instantly flips to "is this it? is this all I am going to lose?? Is the honeymoon over??? I try to only weigh once per week but regardless, I don't trust my scale. At my latest checkup I was two lbs less on the doctor's scale than on mine at home, so my lack of trust is well founded. Maybe I will invest in a new one after the new year. Good luck for future losses!
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