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3/24/12 6:08 A

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emoticon to the team, Kelly

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1. The Brazen Bazen -SC
2. Leader of sorts (I use that title loosely) of the Nascar Spark Girls' Team

2009 - "Humor and Prozac - the only way to survive rough spots in this road we call life" by me
2008-Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-Langston Hughes
2007-***When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then w


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3/23/12 10:19 P

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Welcome, Kelly!

Celia

My Superhero name is The Mad Avenger

My Superpower is Willpower
My Weakness is Cold Weather
My Weapon is Your Celestial Rusty
My Mode of Transportation is Ambulance



191 lbs. (50 pounds gone)--Salsa lessons -- DONE!

181 lbs. (60 pounds gone)-- sign up for Kickboxing -- DONE!

171 lbs. (70 pounds gone)--4 inch heels--DONE!

161 lbs. (80 pounds gone)--lap dancing class--DONE! I'm on stand-by for tonight's class (4/25/12


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CINDY-K's Photo CINDY-K SparkPoints: (28,099)
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3/23/12 9:41 P

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I did something similar to Sunny but instead I took a picture at the beginning of each month and I took my measurements. I logged the measurements on a spreadsheet and I am making a photobook out of the photos and measurements to show my journey.

I also took my photo a month after my first visit to the surgeon and the photo at my one year surgery anniversary and had a glossy business card made. I have the before picture and date on the left and the 1 year photo and date on the right. The heading is CELEBRATE!!!! and then I have my name, surgery date, and email address in the center. I got the business cards at the local office supply store. I hand them out to people who are in my support group and people I meet and whom I speak to about my surgery. I even used one to help someone remember what I looked like when she said she did not remember me. Seeing the photo she was even more amazed because then she realized who I was. BTW she also had RNY a day before my original surgery date and she ended up back in the hospital the day after I left the hospital after my surgery!

The measurements help me to see that my body is changing even when the scale is not.
I measure, head (at forehead), neck, bust (at cup and at bra band), waist, upper arm, lower arm, wrist, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. I also record my dress size and shoe size.

The number also tell our journey!

cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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3/23/12 9:33 P

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Hi Kelly welcome to the team, look forward to all to the moments. I hope you are healing well. emoticon

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3/23/12 9:29 P

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3/23/12 8:25 P

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Hi Kelly and welcome to a fabulous bunch of people -- all dealing with, or have dealt with much of what you are and will be going through.

The most important advice I have for you is to exercise every single day. Not only will you feel better - but you will heal better both physically and emotionally. You will be amazed at what your body will be able to do as the weeks and months ahead of you unfold. Remember that your doctor & nutritionist's rules need to be followed. Do your work everyday and this new tool will work wonders for you.

Take a picture of yourself and then take a picture of yourself wearing the same thing a month from the original picture --- and then a month from the 2nd picture and so on. I did and boy was it an eye opener. I didn't 'see' what others were seeing until I looked at the pictures and it really would boost my moods and give me the strength and courage to work even harder the next day and the day after.

Good luck - remember that you deserve to be health and don't let anyone or anything get in your way of achieving your dreams.
Blessings,
Sunny

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3/23/12 4:05 P

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Welcome Kelly! I am glad you found our team. Congratulations on your surgery and your weight loss to date! What food stage are you on now? In the early weeks post surgery it is important to keep in contact with your medical team and to call them if you have any problems. If you have not already read a lot of books you may want to take a look at my blog for those approaching their surgery. I have some good resource books listed there. You may benefit from Katie Jay's book The 7 Stages of Transformation from Weight Loss Surgery -- not sure of exact title but it is listed in my blog. It will help you deal with this time of tranformation and change.

Cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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3/23/12 3:10 P

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Hi, all! My name is Kelly and I just had RNY on March 13, 2012. I have struggled with keeping weight off for the majority of my adult life and I'm so very hopeful that this will be the tool to help me reach my goal and improve my health.

I was able to lose 64 pounds during the 6 months pre-surgery by counting my calories and exercise. Without the surgery, I know from past experiences that all of the pounds come back, bringing along 20 more with them.

I look forward to being a part of this team, to gain support and insight and to provide support to others.

Thanks!
~Kelly

It's never too late for happily ever after!


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