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4/20/12 11:40 A

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Keep up the good work. That is why the Slowest Loser is such a great team! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/20/12 10:31 A

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You need to listen to what your dr. says and you did. Now comes the hard part losing it all and staying that way. Spark is a good program to work with. It is all good!!!!!

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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4/20/12 9:28 A

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Welcome to the team!

I don't think you're a cheater. You did what you felt was right for you. The important thing now is to take care of yourself and to not beat yourself up when things go wrong!

I wish you success on your goals to get healthy!

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4/20/12 7:41 A

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In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian


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4/20/12 5:35 A

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Hi Jenn, it isn't cheating to have a gastric bypass...the doctor's would not have given the green light for the surgery if you didn't need it. But please remember that once the initial weight loss is over, you will need to continue to eat healthy and exercise in order to keep the pounds off. (My husband can attest to this fact. Poor thing gained almost all the weight he lost back emoticon ) And even though the TV shows us amazing and quick weight loss, being a turtle is the BEST way to keep the weight off for good. There is great information and support here at Spark People to help you reach your goals. emoticon

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BLUEBELLGIRLS Posts: 838
4/20/12 3:02 A

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A long way to go but keep plodding along, day by day.


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4/20/12 1:43 A

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Hello and welcome. This is a great team for encouraging focus on a healthy lifestyle rather than on how quickly the weight comes off.

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4/20/12 12:35 A

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i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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4/19/12 9:50 P

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Welcome!

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.

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4/19/12 8:46 P

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4/19/12 8:06 P

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Good to have you on the team, Jenn, and best of luck in your journey to better health!

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4/19/12 8:03 P

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When we start losing weight,we all want it off right away,but it doesn't happen that way! emoticon
I guess it's normal,because we just want it over with.
Enjoy your journey and learn what you can. It's for the rest of you life!
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4/19/12 8:00 P

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I agree... and welcome to the team!!!

"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. -Albert Einstein



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4/19/12 4:49 P

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You're doing great. The important thing is you're losing for your health. Just don't think because you had the surgery you couldn't regain the weight. So many do. But if you learn new eating paths and stay focused on that path, you'll keep the weight off and do great. And slow and steady is always the best way.

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4/19/12 4:46 P

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You're not cheating... you did what you felt you had to in order to move forward with you life. Slow and steady is for the best in the long run so good for you for understanding that. The patience thing, well that's another story altogether. Good luck.

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4/19/12 4:41 P

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This is just me, Jenn.
I feel like I am a little bit of a cheater and a fraud. I had Gastric Bypass in December.
My philosophy has been SLOW, STEADY and PATIENT. I WILL BE A TURTLE. As a motivator before I had surgery and was in the I had a white ink tattoo of a cartoon turtle put on my wrist to remind me that whenever things when wrong I had to be a turtle with my life.
With the Bypass you have to be a turtle also. If you go to fast you get sick.
When I went to Mayo in March I was telling the Dr. that I didn't think what I had lost was enough. She told me that at the weight I started I was right on track. Stay the course.
I have to remember to be SLOW, STEADY and PATIENT. It is very hard for me.



I am a turtle!! Slow, Patient and Steady.


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