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In a desperate attempt to save my life, I had Lap-Band surgery in June '07. Anyone who thinks or tells you that surgery is a quick fix or the "easy way out" is sorely mistaken! There has been nothing quick or easy about my journey, in fact mentally speaking, it's been incredibly difficult as I am still mourning the loss of my emotional rescuer...FOOD.
After three years of trying to lose weight with the help of the lap-band I find myself gaining back some of the weight I had lost. At one ...
In a desperate attempt to save my life, I had Lap-Band surgery in June '07. Anyone who thinks or tells you that surgery is a quick fix or the "easy way out" is sorely mistaken! There has been nothing quick or easy about my journey, in fact mentally speaking, it's been incredibly difficult as I am still mourning the loss of my emotional rescuer...FOOD.
After three years of trying to lose weight with the help of the lap-band I find myself gaining back some of the weight I had lost. At one point I was down 110 lbs. and only one pound away from finally being below 200 lbs. In June of 2010 my stomach slipped. The fluid was removed from my band, the end result being a 49 lb. weight gain. I am so frustrated. I am hoping that this community will help me get back on track.

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Member Since: 4/6/2010

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My Goals:
My goal is to get to a weight that is healthy and comfortable for me. I used to have a number, but now it's more like a feeling I want to achieve and preserve for the rest of my life.
I want to get published.
I want to own a second-hand home decor store.
I want to create art that everyone loves.

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I am starting over. I have moved and just found a new gym, so I am starting a new program. Initial goal, 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week combined with 3 days a week of strength training and 6 days of stretching/yoga.

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I love family, art, crafts, writing, reading, photography, cooking, poker and sports.



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SHERRILLGRAFF
1/5/2013 6:13:13 AM

How are you friend? I have decided it's time I get my health back.
Hope you are doing well. Love, sherrill



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SHERRILLGRAFF
2/15/2012 12:14:24 PM

Thank you for your words of wisdom! Thanks for your encouragement! and most of all thanks for being you and caring for me.
May both of us be blessed to work our way to a healthier weight. May we feel like walking instead of driving, and eating healthy too.
I am so happy to hear your husband is joining your journey. I'm glad to see you still create works of heART!
I love you and pray we both have success. I know what you said is true about there only being one of us and we need to put our self on the top of our priority list. Thanks again for all you do and for helping me today. hugs, sherrill istmpnv@aol.com emoticon



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CAPECODBABE
7/7/2011 7:02:17 AM

Just stopping by to say hello and see how everything is going?

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MELAPHANTN
6/12/2011 4:42:49 PM

Sorry to hear about your Dad. It sounds like it must be difficult.
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SHERRILLGRAFF
6/5/2011 1:00:07 PM

I love having you as a friend, your comments really lift me up! Bless you



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