Charnita

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Hi all...I just discovered this site today by accident. :P I was Google-ing "noodles" to determine if I should attempt Chinese food for lunch and came across some forums on here in the results. I've been overweight most of my life. I wasn't an active child and I ate a lot of fast food and greasy food growing up. I began looking into surgery a couple of years ago but I was nervous about actually having surgery as well as the implications surgery may have on me being able to have children in the future. Finally in 2009 I had enough, I was moving in quickly on 300 pounds and diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. My family has a history of every disorder and disease there is so I knew it would only be a matter of time before I was diagnosed with diabetes or something else. I had surgery 04/20/10 and have been doing well since. I have a hard time keeping up with all the protein and drink requirements but I do the best that I can. I've yet to really start working out, so hopefully once I can fight the laziness I'll speed up the weight loss and build a better body! I still have some soreness where my incisions healed, but it's not unbearable, and I hope that soon there will be no more pain or irritation at all.

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Welcome to the boards!! So googling noodles led you to us....lol...thats hilarious!! Sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the great work, and i look forward to getting to know you better :)

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Welcome! Our surgery dates are just one day apart. How has your experience been so far?

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Welcome! A reccomendation for you on the exercise... water aerobics. I used to hate to exercise, it was boring and I hated to sweat! Walking just seemed like a waste of time to me. But water aerobics was way different. It was like dancing... I was covered up with water so no one could see my big jiggly butt, everyone in there was either elderly or heavy so I didn't stick out. If I was sweating I didn't notice because I was submerged in cool water! It really helped my weight loss, it really helped with muscle toning and my loose skin. And when I finally was ready to try some other activity the transition was so much easier because I had already built up some muscle. You really should give it a go... or something that works for you. A sedentary lifestyle is not the best for any human being... come on girl! Look at that beautiful smile you have... exercise makes smiling easier too! :D

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