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  1. Re: Surgery tomorrow and I am Soo ready!!!!!!!!!!

    Positive thoughts coming your way! You're going to love this journey and I wish you much success!
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    Re: Not that bad

    Cyndi, I totally agree with you about being thankful for the tight restriction. I'm 8 years post-op and I tell our patients here at the hospital not to rush into the various stages, to take it easy...
  3. Thread: Kids

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    Re: Kids

    Michelle, I totally agree with the eloquent words that both ladies here shared already. I, myself, was a morbidly obese child/teen/adult, and now that I'm more savvy, realize I was insulin dependent...
  4. Thread: The Look

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    Re: The Look

    I usually get the water just to avoid the "look". I remember early on when I couldn't even think of having liquid w/meals and was at a Chinese restaurant, they looked at me strangely throughout the...
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    Re: Approved for surgery

    Welcome, Mike, you're going to love this journey and keep in touch along the way. This site is a great source of information and advice from some "seasoned" veterans:)
  6. Thread: Phase 3

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    Re: Phase 3

    Keep everything moist, use plain greek yogurt in place of mayo if you'd like, although I used mayo and still like it in my tuna, chicken, egg salads. The refried beans w/cheese, and a dollop of sour...
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    Re: Day 3 Post Surgery

    My best tip is to listen to your body, which can become a good habit ongoing. When you're tired, rest, walk, sip and make sure you're breathing deeply to keep that "chest" open. Roll the shoulders...
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    Re: 5 days post op!

    It's "uphill" from here on this amazing journey! Remember, it's important to keep sipping and don't be in a big hurry to move from one stage of eating to another, make sure you keep moving, sipping...
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    Re: Why am I still at such a large size

    Lots has to do with distribution of weight and excess skin after surgery. I have to literally "tuck" myself into a size 10 pants when a 12 is too large in certain styles. Tops have to be large or...
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    Re: Not that bad

    You've got the "winning" attitude already, great start to a magnificent journey:) Continued success!!
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    Re: Hey-o! I'm new here.....

    Let me say, I'm jealous of you ladies who live in Florida and that's where my husband and I plan on moving probably in 2020. Might be reaching out for some nice 55 & over communities that you might...
  12. Re: Summer Schedule Struggle -- anyone else?

    I second everything everyone said here and I too like eating my "regular weekday way" but after 8 years, have adapted to eating out, traveling , etc. I also like to stay where I have a "kitchenette"...
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    Re: Hey-o! I'm new here.....

    Jess, it's not very "ethical" to bully someone to have an elective surgery such as bariatric or any other type for that matter. I would have found a new doctor immediately, but since you didn't, I'd...
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    Re: Pre Op Diet... I need help

    sraebaer, I like the way you use the term "regular-sized" and I am very cognizant not to use the word, "skinny". I also say it's nice to be a "normal-sized" person in society and how much easier it...
  15. Thread: July 24th

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    Re: July 24th

    Love all the folks who said "chapstick" as we give our patients a "care" bag which includes lip balm, hand sanitizer, thermometer, a lovely journal with tips, and a book called, "The Weight Loss...
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    Re: Surgery Thursday

    Drink lots of water the days beforehand, it helps with the IV insertion, keeps the airway clearer and makes things "flow" more smoothly! You are not alone in the nervous category, it's a surgery. ...
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    Re: Another 'small' scale victory

    You'll get there, Jen, "One Day at a Time" and before you know it; WOW, it will happen!!!
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    Re: Dumping syndrome

    "Dumping" occurs with both the bypass and the sleeve, albeit; less with the sleeve. Any rapid transference of fatty foods, that one bite too much or eating too quickly may cause these symptoms. ...
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    Re: Hello Sleevers

    Try going back to basics, pre op diet. 2 shakes, sensible meal and no snacking, also hydrate well. You can do it, we all have at one time or another:) You got this!!
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    Re: and so it begins

    I wish you the best of luck on your journey and please share with us. This site is a great source of motivation, information and support.
    Welcome to the "Losers' Bench"!
  21. Re: 6 week anniversary -- and still on the stall. No weight loss since surgery. In a dark place.

    Stalls are not uncommon and weight gain comes from many factors. You've been traveling and that's a challenge, the different climates, atmosphere, foods, etc. there can be many reasons for thiss...
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    Re: Not following recommened diet post op

    This is the time to start developing new lifestyle behaviors and habits, why would you go through a surgery and not follow the directions of your surgeon, is my first question. I did not eat bread...
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    Re: Getting anxious

    The 2 week pre op diet will soon be a vague memory when your "sleeved" life kicks in and the energy level soars, your health improves and you start feeling lighter and better than you ever imagined....
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    Re: 9 week post surgery update

    Men lose so much more quickly, it's just the way it is! I find what I once loved, after surgery I didn't like so well, however; go back and try new foods as our taste changes all the time. I used...
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    Re: 4 days post-op

    You're about the same place as many, including myself. Just "sip like it's your job" all day long and try to keep track of how much you're consuming. It's a challenge and it's hard to get in the...
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