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About MissMichelle

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 06/02/1988

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  • Gender
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    Troy, NY
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Glenn Moore
  • Hospital
    Chesapeake Regional
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  • Current Weight
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  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. It has been quite a while since I have posted. But I feel like I need to get back into a support group setting. I've recently (in the past 3 months or so) have found myself falling into old habits and have subsequently gained 8-10 lbs. To some people, that's not much. But I started to worry that that 8-10 pounds (depending on the day) would be a slippery slope to gaining 50+ lbs. So last week, I completed the 5-day pouch test and started to re-incorporate protein shakes into my diet, cut the carbs back and really focused on protein. I lost about 3 pounds in 5 days. I didn't go through this surgery to be "skinnyish" for a year. I did this to change my life both short-term and long-term. At 19 months post op, I'm currently sitting at 186 pounds. (Last week I was 189) and wear a size 8 pants and large top. My goal for this summer is to get my butt in gear and really incorporate regular exercise into my daily/weekly routine; to utilize our new grill and enjoy lean grilled protein and some steamed veggies; and maybe, just maybe - come close to my goal weight. I'm ok if I don't hit the #, but I want to be healthier. I don't want to feel like a failure that I have this amazing tool and am not using it properly. I guess this is me saying, I'm back! I can't wait to catch up on what everyone has been doing and all the newbies.
  2. Hey there everyone! It's been a while since I have posted, but I have been just enjoying life! I'm posting two photos, one from my brothers wedding a few weeks ago and one from today. Today's outfit size 8 skinny khakis and a medium too from zulily. For the wedding, size 12 dress from JCPenny and hubby is in a XLT shirt and size 40 pants (was 5x and 54/56)
  3. Top left- 3 years ago, middle-Christmas 2014; bottom-Christmas 2015 (3 & 1.5 mos post op) and finally last week camping. Not my most flattering shirt, but dang I'm so proud of us. Together we have lost approximately 275-280 lbs in 10.5 and 9 months. I love my new life. And- look at my handsome guy
  4. It was so great meeting you and your family. Your kids are so cute!! I hope we can meet up again someday.
  5. I seriously love you all! I'm feeling pretty good, most days. Working on my mind and working on being "on track" eating wise. I had a rough couple of weeks and made a few wrong choices for food. But one or two bad weekends will NOT mess up everything I have worked for. In the past that would be the beginning of the avalanche, now just a blip on the radar.
  6. Every now and then I see the new me, the majority of the time I see or at least feel like the old me. Taking pictures helps
  7. On Saturday, I completed my first 5k! I only ran probably 3-3.5 of the 5, but I can't even believe I did it! We finished in about 40-45 minutes. I never would have even participated in a 5k at 260 pounds. At 177, I hardly trained due to a back issue that flared up in April (Chiro said no running through mid-late mat)... But I did it and am looking into doing another one. Another NSV this weekend was trying on a long raincoat at LL Bean - tried the large first (all while thinking- won't fit, suck it in)... It was too big! The medium fit well, not even too snug. Happy Monday everyone!
  8. Happy birthday my TT birthday sister! :-) hope you had a good one.

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    2. Amber76bailey


      Isn't it awesome! :wub: dinner on my birthday at old spaghetti factory! 2 bites and I was done lol I would rather talk with my family and husband now. What a change!

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    3. MissMichelle


      We went to The Melting Pot and split one serving of cheese and had a salad.


    4. Amber76bailey


      You guys are adorable. ..... congratulations to you both! 

  9. They truly make life better just by being. Sorry for your loss today Tom.
  10. I've got a cute hi-low tank on with shorts (that you can't see) from American Eagle. But my favorite accessory is the guy in the background. We've lost a combined total of 256 pounds in 8 months.
  11. MissMichelle


    I swear I still could be a linebacker. I've always had very broad shoulders and a thick build. Now I still am solid, much more lean, but I swear when hubby and I have babies... They will be baby Shrek. My shoulders are wide, his are at least 4-6" wider and he's 6'3" to my 5'8".
  12. I had a royal blue cardigan on, but it's a bit warm in the office today. Size 8 Gap straight fit capris (called something else, but really are just short pants), large white old navy tank and sandals from Payless. I think I could've even gone with a medium tank. Having a hard time seeing smaller me this week, feeling quite puffy. Still seeing 179/180 on the scale though.