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2/5/13 1:27 P

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I had a Gastric Bypass Surgery 12/4/2012, two months and one week ago, I’ve lost 40 lbs. already, I was 240 lbs. when I started this journey. Haven’t had any complications “thank God.” I feel great. I was on Google searching this surgery for like a year prior and finally decided to go through with it. I don’t regret it a bit, I’m starting to look different, I remember going up and down like a roller coaster, I would lose 10lbs. and gain 15lbs. back, it was so frustrating. I thank God and my mother for making this possible, my insurance covered the whole thing and Aflac gave $2400.00 for being out of work. What else could I ask for? I’m blessed. Best thing I ever did was this surgery, point black. Fitness wise? All I do is walk for now, by next month I want to start spinning, its a great excise. emoticon

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1/24/13 10:52 P

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I love this topic, as for me I love a variety of different exercises. My favorite cardio is dance videos I like Jazz dance exercise videos and I have a couple of Jazzercise exercise videos my husband laughs at me because I have so many exercise DVD's I like a big variety. My husband and I bought a weight bench and an olympic bar and some weights that go on that and we love doing strength training with that I also have some dumb bells that I like to use for strength training and I just bought a kettelbell and I love that it gives me a great work out..I bought a fitbit and I wear that everyday to see how much I walk around in a day to sink it every night and then I post all the exercise that I do each day to facebook I find this is a great motivator and something that keeps me accountable to exercising. One reason all this is so big for me is before I had my surgery (RNY) 5 1/2 months ago I never did any exercise I would get so winded and out of breath so fast and I would have such a hard time walking I would get so discouraged so fast and quit so for me now to say that I literally love to exercise and look forward to it is HUGE for me and I love it

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1/24/13 10:28 P

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Great topic!!

I have to admit...I started back on the treadmill about 5 weeks post Lap Band...and 6 weeks after that, I started Zumba. I'm now a licensed instructor, although I definitely don't look like the instructors you see on the TV infomercials! In addition, I've been able to take spinning classes, play racquetball, ride a bike, and do a bunch of other things I was unable to prior to surgery. Even my beloved birdwatching has gotten easier, especially when I have to hike a mile or two to get to a prime birding spot!

Leslie Sansone tapes are DA BOMB, particularly if you don't have much room in your house.

I have to admit, I've been slacking off too much lately, but I'm gonna get back on the wagon for sure- I know I'd feel a lot better overall if I were moving more.

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1/23/13 7:46 P

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I figured I would bring some life to the Fitness Topic!

I just bought the Fitbit and just love this little thing! Got it from Amazon... not Spark. Same price. It does seem to give you some added motivation to move more. Kinda like having the lapband! And the reports on Fitbit.com are very comprehensive... showing calories burned, steps, minutes/miles, food/calorie reports, sleep info, etc. And the fact that it syncs with SP back and forth is great..... food and fitness trackers.

I also do Leslie Sansone tapes and have been doing her 12-minute miles with boosted walking (jogging). I add my 2lb weight to give myself some added benefit. Jogging was unheard of 75 lbs ago!

And then there is the daily walk with the dogs. My profile pic is my NO EXCUSES picture from today when it was 20 degrees with a windchill of probably 5! But the sun was shining so I won't complain.

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10/31/11 8:48 A

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Just checking..... Is everyone getting in their exercise time??? Tonight is one of my "regular" gym nights, so I'll be there after work - how is everyone else doing?

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run into a wall, don't turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

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9/22/11 5:27 P

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I was in the water within 3-4 weeks. But mostly walking, but I did go to some water classes and just took it slow. They didn't start our Water Zumba classes until a few months ago.

Just listen to your body, you will know what you can and can't do.

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1/27/2011 - 219 (Lap-Band surgery)
2/7/2011 - 211
3/7/2011 - 208 (1st fill - 3.5cc)
4/4/2011 - 202 (2nd fill)
6/14/2011 - 194 (about 6 weeks after 2nd fill)
8/8/2011- 187
10/10/2011- 185 ( .5 cc UNfill)



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9/22/11 3:33 P

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Tiffatavon1 - I wonder if they have the water zumba in your area and if you would be able to do that sooner?

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don't turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

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9/21/11 10:01 P

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oh thats wonderful...wow 6 months?? that will be a long 6 months! oh well.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


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9/21/11 9:37 P

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Yes, you can Zumba after surgery. I think I was about 6 months out when I went back to my Zumba. I do regular Zumba and Water Zumba now. I love them both!

10/12/2010 - 236 (first appointment with Surgeon)
1/27/2011 - 219 (Lap-Band surgery)
2/7/2011 - 211
3/7/2011 - 208 (1st fill - 3.5cc)
4/4/2011 - 202 (2nd fill)
6/14/2011 - 194 (about 6 weeks after 2nd fill)
8/8/2011- 187
10/10/2011- 185 ( .5 cc UNfill)



"TODAY is the TOMORROW that you worried about YESTERDAY"


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9/21/11 9:33 P

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I haven't had surgery yet but I love zumba!!! I will be having the sleeve.....will I be able to do zumba after having surgery?? I better, that is my passion! emoticon

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


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9/20/11 8:40 A

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I'm hoping that there will be enough pressure off of my knees to do Zumba - it looks like a lot of fun. I'll have to see if there is Water Zumba near me.

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don't turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

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9/19/11 4:34 P

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I am SO much more active!! I walk, I do Zumba, water Zumba, Yoga, weights and much more! I used to sit on the sofa all day and do nothing.

I think I fav is Water Zumba!

10/12/2010 - 236 (first appointment with Surgeon)
1/27/2011 - 219 (Lap-Band surgery)
2/7/2011 - 211
3/7/2011 - 208 (1st fill - 3.5cc)
4/4/2011 - 202 (2nd fill)
6/14/2011 - 194 (about 6 weeks after 2nd fill)
8/8/2011- 187
10/10/2011- 185 ( .5 cc UNfill)



"TODAY is the TOMORROW that you worried about YESTERDAY"


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9/19/11 3:45 P

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I haven't had my surgery "yet" - I'm waiting on my appointment and to get the go-ahead from the insurance company (it would be cheaper than paying for all of the meds I'm on!) I was diagnosed Hypothyroid, PCOS, Insulin Resistant, and fairly severe arthritis *especially in the knees* - so dropping weight is so easy for me (do you hear my subtle sarcasm? emoticon
I go to the gym 3 times a weeks with my workout buddies... 35-45 mins cardio (I can only do the bike right now...I miss the elliptical) and 30+ mins on weights. I LOVE THE GYM - no sarcasm, I really do...but to go for 2 years faithfully and bounce between losing and gaining the same 10-20 pounds over and over is a drag.

I can't wait until I can go back on the elliptical, or go bike riding with my BF and keep up with him...to get into a kayak (and not be afraid it will stick to my backside when I get up) and to walk around the amusement park and actually ride the rides!! I want to go hiking again too.... that is what I am hoping will come from my WLS.

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don't turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

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9/19/11 3:36 P

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Are you more active now than before? What is your favorite was to burn calories?

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you
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go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

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