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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 look awesome and very happy and healthy, Tracy! Glad you’re at a comfortable weight and maintaining it. Sounds like. You are doing well by keeping things out of reach even though you have head’ve set yourself up for success when they aren’t around! Keep up the good work and keep smiling, you look beautiful!
  2. Great to see you (and Katja!). Love that you said you “didn’t move mountains to be obese again”. I think that’ll be my new mantra! Awesome wisdom, girlfriend! ive not been around much either. Life keeps getting in the way. I do stop in and read a few times a week but don’t usually have the time to post. missed seeing you though so it was a pleasant surprise when I saw your name! Happy 2 years!
  3. Always love your posts and get so much from them (thanks for sharing). Really got a lot out of #2! Preach it, Sister! you’re doing amazing! Keep it up!
  4. Oh what a precious baby! Little Miss Elaina was so worth the little detour! I laughed and thought the same you complained about your hair being thin and not wanting to lose any of what you did have, yet, Elaina seemed to get plenty! Congrats to you and your hubby! Enjoy your sweetie! (When do you go back to work?)
  5. Congrats! I know she won’t replace Penny, but the love helps heal her new momma’s heart! Enjoy her and may you have a happy long time with her!
  6. I was just going to ask you how you were recuperating and I found this post. Sorry it has been a little rough but that is to be expected as you’ve had two major joints completely replaced in the past few months so go easy on yourself! One is major enough of a recovery. Two is double hard. It will be easier later on when you don’t have to do the second one bc it is already done and you’ll be glad but right now it is a lot of suffering through it just to get to the other side. The swelling is a lot but will go down. If you could only see what ones body goes through to get that kind of surgery you wouldn’t be so surprised that it hurts so bad or is so swollen trying to get back to normal (and, no, I don’t recommend you look for it on line bc it is pretty gruesome!) When this passes you’ll be thrilled and you’ll walk many Trishes down your drive and beyond, but for now it just stinks being stuck where you are. It won’t be forever though...keep following dr’s orders (give us an update from your visit today when you can) and go easy on yourself and take care. {{{{HUGS}}}
  7. Yes, happy surgiversary! Enjoy your success and then stop in and tell us about how you’re doing!
  8. Hey, @Jen581791, great update! You too are an active skinny-mini (I was just reading @Cardamom77‘s entry). You girls amaze me (and put me to shame!) I was at the gym today counting the moments til i could leave....although my program did call for 6 reps of this or 8 reps of that , and I upped them to 10 or 12 because I could handle it so I wasn’t all THAT bad! I have stopped losing long ago but I am still afraid to admit I am in maintenance (so I have a crazy brain too!)...go figure! i think it is awesome that you’re so active. I tried running before and I sometimes enjoyed it (I would walk, then jog, then run and back to jog as I went down the street w/ mini-goals like “I will run until the next stop sign” etc). Problem is my knee joints started to hurt. Then again that was when I was in the upper 100s or lower 200s so it might not hurt my knees now I don’t know. I can run on the treadmill but not 100%, I can do up to 2 mins at a time then pull back to 3mphs to catch my breath. You know one thing i noticed in your post is that you are in the hot season now...the PERFECT excuse for the BIG Jen to stay inside in the air conditioning to avoid excessive sweating and chaffing and yeast build up in the sweat between rolls (we all know what those things all mean, sadly enough) but nope, you are up and out and active in the warmth! I find myself doing the same thing. The excuses have all faded. I walk 1.5 miles every day at my 30 min lunch break. If it is hot or cold. I bundled in layers and scarves and gloves etc all winter (only my eyes shown as I walked outside) and in the summer I even went when i had a dress and no stockings on (I can finally avoid the chub rub at this point!). Don’t you LOVE how the surgery changes so many other decisions you make and habits you had? Although I am disappointed w/ myself I am still pleased as punch that I had the surgery and would do it in a heartbeat if I had to do it again (only I’d do it 15 yrs sooner, right after I had my last baby!) btw, I am so impressed w/ your rewards system too....instead of the old food rewards, you got yourself cool new running shoes, THAT is a huge difference from what you would have done at your former weight! Kudos to you! Congrats on your continued success and being an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work, girl friend!!! You are awesome! (And I know you’re not lazy bc you run and hike so much, so do get a picture done soon! You’ll be glad you did!)
  9. Holy moley,,,, @Cardamom77! When you told me you were 133, I knew it sounded small, but look at are a freakin’ skinny-mini!!!! Wowsa! Well done, girl friend! Hoping the elimination of alcohol heals up the ulcer and you can go on as per normal. The loose skin is not at all visible in the pic and your collar bones are to die for! Keep on biking and riding....awesome for you! So glad to see you stop in, don’t be a stranger!
  10. You can get the, at Walmart or amazon or like @Cheeseheadsaid, at Sam’s club in a case. They aren’t thick so that shouldn’t be a problem like the shakea are. Also you can buy the powder shake mix and make them with water instead of milk and water them down even more to tolerate. Also if you can drink milk, try fairlife. If you can tolerate yogurt get the Skyr Icelandic yogurt which has more protein than Greek yogurt. It’s thick and creamy so you might have to add a little to thin it out if it bothers you. Keep up posted.
  11. Wow, i can’t even imagine! I am very happy for you!
  12. Try these: liquid (water) and protein all in one
  13. Well have a wonderful birthday and enjoy the mashed potatoes!!! (And glad you treasure Papa Trish like you do!). I have the same kind of husband, so I know how you feel. Mine loves me to death and tells/shows me daily too. Most days I feel I don’t deserve him he loves to cook also (which is awesome bc I HATE it!) How’s your knee pain? Does it seem better or worse than your last knee? So glad it is over and now all you have to do is recover and strengthen it!
  14. Just wondering what you’re up to and how you’re doing.    Hope all is well!