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plastic surgery in costa rica in August 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

I basically did EVERYTHING...see my youtube blog "pconradpebbles" for play by play.

I'm basically 5 weeks post lower body lift, arm lift, facelift and 4 weeks post breast lift/implants, back lift and medial thigh lift.
Surgery was in Costa Rica, Central America with Dr. Rashi Rosenstock and dr. Cohen and staying in Costa Rica one month at Che Tica ranch recovery center.

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LOSING30TOWIN 12/15/2012 7:27AM

    I googled Youtube/pconradpebbles. Nothing came up. Can you lease tell me how to find this. Thank you.

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PETESWIFERACH 9/12/2012 4:11PM

How are you feeling? I would be really interested to follow your progress.
Can you post a link to your youtube please?

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Under went Sleeve Gastrectomy Oct. 3/11

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hi All: I decided to undergo a sleeve gastrectomy Oct. 3/11. I just couldn't fight the hunger any longer. So far, I've lost 26lbs. (today is Nov. 15/11) and feel really good. No hunger and adequate energy to do all that I need to do. No more profuse sweating, no more huffing and puffing up stairs. I'm fitting into the last of my thin clothes and in a couple of weeks, will need to find something else to wear for dress pants. No regrets.


Perseverance - feel great

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Here I am...almost 1.5 years since I first found this site. I've struggled and managed to lose 25 lbs. It makes such a difference. The most important thing I've learned is that food only addresses can't fix anything else...stay with your uncomfortable feelings such as anger, anxiety or whatever and they will either pass or you'll do something about them. If you rush to overeat, you never really fix what's really bugging you. Summer is almost over...been nice...cheers to Fall and new beginnings.

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MONKEYSNUFFER 9/19/2010 12:02PM

    This is soooo true. Growing up, food was always tied to emotions in my household. Baking chocolate chip cookies when we were bored, Blizzards from the DQ after a heartbreak, sandwiches and popcorn to relax and spend time with the family....

I guess I have some good memories surrounding emotional eating, but it sure does lead to weight gain!

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JRZG8R 9/1/2010 11:05PM

    Keep it up you will reach your goal. It's not a race it's a journey.

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WYOBZM 9/1/2010 10:48PM

    I hear you! I am struggling with reminding myself of same thing day after day after day. I will overcome, and you will too! emoticon emoticon

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graphic before pictures

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20 - I've had my daughter take several before pictures of me..bought a cute pokadotted bikini for it...ugh...I never look at my body in a mirror so these pictures were shocking to me...I really needed the wake up call to get serious. I one of those weird people who walk around forgetting their fat or downplaying it and then denying they need to do something. Well, it's amazing that God can make us so semetrically fat otherwise it would be even worse :) emoticon

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HOCKEYM0M28 7/23/2009 2:09AM

    You're braver then I am too! It's a great idea though. I should definitely do the same thing.
I'm in denial about my appearance these days. I need to open my eyes.

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DAWNFIRE72 7/20/2009 8:04PM

    You are braver than I am to actually buy a bikini for your before pics. I did the same thing recently and it was an eye opener for how much I've let myself slide.

You can do it and there is a reason they call them "Before" pictures. Good luck.

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Help - difficult starting yet again

Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's 5 months since I first opened the spark account and have yet to start...part of my trouble committing to one thing and staying with it. With a detail oriented job, change in jobs, and complicated kids' schedules at home, I often feel I have no brain cells left to devote to this self improvement.
However, I'll be 47 in a few weeks and this 'in limbo' status has got to come to an end. I'm likely to be my girls' ice hockey coach in 2 months so need to feel fitter and project a better impression. I'm also resuming playing goaltender for my woman's team...quite an accomplishment for 46 and 100lbs overweight....but difficult. My weight makes it difficult to get up and down repeatedly while playing goalie.

So, I'm on the computer a lot at work/home and weight watchers is timeconsuming for meetings pus $.


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JULBEL 6/27/2009 1:06PM

    Well done on even starting If it helps I'm 50 and started on 1st May this year. I find the site brilliant and have lost 15 pounds to date - and people have really stared to notice which makes me feel great. I'll look out for your progress!

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