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About CheeringCJ

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  • Birthday 10/04/1966

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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. You’re sooooo close. This time 24 hrs from now it will be over and you’ll be on your way to healing and becoming a thinner, healthier person! So exciting! Of course it will be nerve wracking but you’ll be so glad to be on the other side and to be done! Keep us posted!
  2. CheeringCJ

    Vacay time

    Sounds awesome (especially the eating part...LOL!) can’t wait to hear how it went and to see some pictures!
  3. 30 day squat challenge 85 squats this am. My butt is killing me, but I am almost done
  4. Doing ok, @tracyringo, haven’t lost anymore but haven’t gained. Maintaining as it were. Which isn’t all that bad, I think my body likes this set point also, which truth be told, I never thought I’d be at, so I should be thrilled! (I am but I am also a little greedy to go down more). It doesn’t help that my life is super busy right now. My job is exhausting (we got a grant given to us to spend before the fiscal year ends, and I have to keep getting quotes and proofs etc so my other work has fallen behind) and our free time has been totally booked lately. I still get my 5 miles in every day and I am doing the 30 day squat challenge and did 80 squats this am. So I guess all of that helps w/ the maintaining part.
  5. Hi, @Dtrain84! Nice to see you... we can “see” that the gym is working for you! Sorry to hear about your MIL and how difficult that was on your wife. Twin grandsons, what a treat! And to think Grandpa can keep up with them now that he is fit! How’s the new house? (Not as new anymore, I guess) Happy birthday (I am only a few months behind you) and happy re-birth of you! Don’t be a stranger.
  6. Thanks for stopping inn and showing us that one CAN maintain over many years! Bravo to you!!!
  7. Sounds heavenly! We have vacationed a few times in Vermont and my kids loved it there.....they always talk about it (as “the place without signs” since they don’t have billboards all over). Beautiful state, enjoy! I’d warn you that the winters are cold and snowy, but you’re used to that! Love how you changed your location already, I can tell youre excited about it! Have an awesome summer getting to know your new home town and area and what a perfect way to meet the neighbors, by taking walks with Seamus!
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    So sorry to hear of your loss. {{{HUGS}}}
  9. CheeringCJ

    Hi guys

    My you should post that bc I was just going to comment on the effects of being ill bc you were down to 125 (per side bar) but even lower...whew! If you lose another 6#, you will have lost 2/3 of your starting weight! Of course, not a fun way to lose weight so I will pass! Glad youre sounding much better today and getting around a little more and getting hungry...may it continue (well, maybe for another 15#, but then you'd need to STOP being hungry!)
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    Hi guys

    My goodness, trish! Do you get frequent stay rewards at your hospital or do you just like hospitals that much?!? Haha! Be careful, your health insurance might try to drop you like car insurance will if you make too many claims....LOL glad they figured what was going on and you got it fixed. Now if you need anything else you might as well get it done this year bc surely you’ve met your deductible!!! Feel better and stay out of trouble (medically speaking)
  11. Hello! I had my gall bladder out 20 yrs before my WLS so it wasn’t a problem. I know @Kio recently had hers out (maybe a year and a half after her WLS) and as far i know she did well (and the dr said it was much easier for her to have her GB out when she’s was thin than if they’d have done it when she was big). You can search for her post about it but I don’t think she had any issues afterwards. good for you to get back on track and lose 50#! Keep up the good work.
  12. CheeringCJ

    I did it

    I didn’t have to lose any to get approved fact, I ate what I wanted that whole 6 months and gained 10# bc I knew it was coming off and i feared I wouldn’t be able to eat ______ (fill in the blank) EVER again so i Indulged. I have had a few of the things again (I had a biscuit *gasp* and survived! Now I don’t do that often but after I reached goal I did allow a little indulgence here and there but have to rein it in if I feel out of control). I did have the 2 wks liquid pre (and post) surgery and lost a lot pre, so that helped me really push through it. I had just turned 51 when I had my surgery. I never regretted it for one second (just regretted I didn’t have it sooner!) but you are still at a good age, you’d be surprised what a 50 yr old can do when they are’t morbidly obese!
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    I did it

    What kind of prep do you have? (Like what kind of special diet and when does that start? That is when it seemed really real for me! I had 2 wks liquid pre-op but some have a mixed like Bfast and Lunch protein shakes and chicken breast and veggies for dinner etc.
  14. So, I wonder which wife your husband likes more? I suspect he loves them both just as much but that YOU love his 2nd wife more!
  15. ADORABLE as always, Cindy! So tan, so tiny and so cute! I love that you opted for a jean skirt in white instead of pants! (We weren’t allowed to wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, but I don’t really follow that now...I wear my white shoes at the end of Sept because they are already comfortable and I don’t want to give them up! Ha! Have a wonderful trip...relax and enjoy and enjoy the extra room in your seat! I can’t imagine a 24 hr flight but hope it goes quickly! Can’t wait to hear about it!