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    Yo, Robert ... would you send me your email address again? I'm spending this winter in NOLA and will be getting to Houston at some point. I'd like to meet up with you and your friends who've had WLS. Hooters works good for me if y'all are still gathering there.
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    Hi Tinman,
    Hubby and I just had WLS. I completely agree with your mantra and your outlook of it’s not a diet. I am interested in what additional supplements you take beyond the multi, b-12, calcium and iron due to not eating much vegetables. Please let me know. Thanks!
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    Hi Robert. It's been a while but I'm back. I hope you're well. Had problems w reflux, vomiting and chest pain. Has endoscopy w biopsies. Going to surgeon(different one but still Yale group) Monday and I'd like to revise to bypass. The sooner the better. Let me know how you are please.
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    Being that you and me were of similar weights, I wood like to know more about your book. I see you haven't been on this forum in almost a month. I hope nothing is wrong.
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    i just read your rant....... and i absolutely loved it! I am scheduled to have my surgery on OCT 20 . so i have a little time to try and get my body ready for this to happen. yes im trying to lose some weight before time. But what you said makes perfect since to me. im so glad that i seen what you wrote and kinda how things work. and yes you are right about newbies giving advice. there are some that have scared the piss out of me. i also will be having the same surgeon. But the big question for me is why in the hell was you strapped down ????????? what in the hell???? Like did everyone just skip over that part?? also where is it again that i can get your book/ rants about things ?
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    I also would like to have the title of your book, and where I can pick it up. I love your outlook on things, your perspective.

    Thanks Tinman
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    What's your book called? And can I get on amazon? Thanks!
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    Hi there, I'm still stumbling around this forum, but finally found your name and wanted to thank you for the information and email addy. I sincerely appreciate it.
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    Hi Tinman, I sent you a couple of PMs, did you get them? I just had some questions and your answers are always so thorough...Thanks
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    Congratulations Tinman on your success. It is just Awesome. I had the same surgeon as you. They gave us instructions for the first 6 weeks. Trying to plan ahead. I have a couple weeks till I'm at six wks. I was wondering how long you waited before doing heavy lifting or ab work. It seems it takes longer than six weeks to completely heal. I know everyone heals differently, just don't know how to tell when we are completely healed. Also how long did that hungry/gurgling sensation last? I would appreciate any input,Tamera
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    Thank you for commenting on my post about what diet to follow. You said exactly what I needed to hear at this point, I was starting to second guess my decision, I want to still enjoy my favorite foods from time to time. If I remember correctly Dolly Parton said she still ate her favorite foods and lost weight, she just kept the portions low. Appreciate your input!
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    You're very welcome for the compliments! I love your enthusiasm! I'm a big girl myself 5'9' and big boned. I have never been thin in my adult life, so I have no idea what my ideal weight should be. I'm just going to aim high and add 20 pounds, then I can feel really good when I surpass my goal weight! lol
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    Thank you for your posts, advice, and encouragement! I'm going to the same place you did with a different doctor, same deal though. You look great by the way! How tall are you, if I may ask? You look like a big guy!
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    Hi tinman,
    I've read your posts for over a year now, I even get notifications in my email when you've posted lol, I kinda feel like a stalker . Anyway, I'm not quite sure where to start, I posted to the main board early this morning looking for some help.
    I'm 15 months out VSG and I've done pretty well so far. I'm down about 111 lbs from my highest weight but only about 80 from surgery and only 15 or so in the past 6-8 mo this. I have 25 or so more lbs to go and it feels like my body thinks I'm in maintenance and just won't let the last lbs go.

    Please, help!
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    Love reading your posts. My surgery date is 8-2 with Dr Almanza. It's exciting to hear your continued success with a no nonscence approach. How did you like Dr Almanza? And the facility ?
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