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  1. Thread: New here :)

    by Viv28
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    Re: New here :)

    Hi There,

    I would say be very patience and once approved for the surgery follow all of the directions to a T. Don't try any shortcuts and be prepared for a new life. It is an amazing feeling to...
  2. Thread: chronic vomiting

    by Viv28
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    Re: chronic vomiting

    Hi, I am sorry to hear you are having this issue. I have not experienced vomiting on this level but I do have occasions when I vomit everything I have eaten. I think it happens after I have eaten a...
  3. Lost 100 pounds but gained 40 back! How do I get back on track?

    I lost 100 pounds and I have been doing great for 4.5 years. I started to fall back into old habits and I gained 20 pounds over the years. I was working on getting the 20 pounds off but Covid hit...
  4. 2.5 years out and I feel like I am going backwards

    I never wanted to be the person who lost weight just to gain it all back. It is time for me to refocus.

    I know I can do it but my life has changed.

    I am now living away from home training for...
  5. Thread: Instant Drunk

    by Viv28
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    Re: Instant Drunk

    I don't drink like I used to. I get tipsy fast but sometimes I get sick after a small drink. I stick to white wine but I am thinking about giving it up for a while to re focus on my health. I don't...
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    Re: I might shave my head by the end of summer

    It's way to short in some spots for that. I have a hair consultation o 09/15. I will decide if and when I will cut it all off. Tired of wearing scarves and big head bands to cover the loss.
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    Re: Did your shoe size change?

    My shoe size went from 9 M to 8.5 M I had to give away a lot of shoes but I am now able to wear shoes in my closet that I never thought I would fit again. I do not recall exactly when my shoe size...
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    Re: Skinny legs - Fat Belly Help

    I would do exercises to build up the muscles in my legs. You may want to do the same with your core. I have found out that depending on how much you lose, you may want a tummy tuck afterwards. No...
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    Re: Something you wish you new before

    Annie, I was fine until the 6th month, then my hair started falling out. My hair started growing back strong after 6 months so a full year after my surgery. My back never fell out, just the top and...
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    Re: Something you wish you new before

    I wish I had known I would want/need a tummy tuck afterwards. I have a nice fat pocket on my lower belly. Not huge but I do think I will have it removed. I wish I had known I would lose a lot of...
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    Re: So when/how do you pick a goal weight?

    My dietitian told me the goal they wanted me to see me reach. I had one goal in mind but as I got closer I felt that was too small. I reached my goal in less than a year and changed my mind a few...
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    Re: What do I tell my family

    This is difficult. I only told family that I knew needed to know. My children, and 3 siblings and 3 close friends. I did not share with anyone else. My parents are deceased so I did not have that...
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    Re: I might shave my head by the end of summer

    Nice to meet you Ann
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    Re: I might shave my head by the end of summer

    I am a woman LOL so feel bad again LOL I have a hairline like the men in my family. deep cowlicks LOL My sister and I learned early on to wear bangs or styles that pulled our hair to the front. ...
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    Re: 4 years later I wish I didn't tell

    I understand fully. I only shared with my children, 2 close friends, siblings and a very close cousin. That is ALL I wanted to share with. My HR rep has a family member who works with me. The day...
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    Re: I might shave my head by the end of summer

    My Dr said it was normal. I am no upset about but just deciding whether or not to cut it all off and start over. My weight loss happened very rapid and at the 6 month mark I was nearly at the 12...
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    Re: I might shave my head by the end of summer

    My Dr said she has only had one patient who has not lost a significant amount of hair. She said the hair loss is the bodys reaction to the shock of surgery and the decrease in protein. She advised...
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    I might shave my head by the end of summer

    It has been 20 months since I had my surgery and most of my hair fell out. My Dr said it would grow back but it is growing back slowly. My hair in the back is very long but the top and sides are...
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    Re: What does "full" feel like to you?

    I am still learning what full feels like to me. My surgery was 10/21/16 and I still am not 100% sure when I need to stop eating. I make small portions and stop before I feel uncomfortable. I have...
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    Re: What are the worst things about the sleeve?

    I have never had the bad but I love the sleep. You learn to eat small amounts if you don't like feeling uncomfortable. If I eat too much or too fast I may experience dumping. I have never vomited....
  21. Thread: 2 days out

    by Viv28
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    Re: 2 days out

    You'll do great! Looking forward to reading about your success.
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    Re: Shrinking already

    Sandra3 I was kind of sad some of my favorite outfits are way too big. I found a tailor who can take clothing down 2 sizes but my goal is size 10 so he would only be able to help with the 14's. I...
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    Re: Shrinking already

    Congratulation jcook2! It is the best feeling ever! You will lose weight so fast that when you go back to try on those 18's they will be too big. I have taken bags and bags of clothing to the...
  24. Re: all of a sudden, everyone is noticing my weight loss. :)

    Congratulations! I came back to work after 2 weeks because I wanted to lose gradually and not shock my co workers. I have not shared with them that I had surgery. People started to notice right...
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    Re: How much time off work??

    My Dr approved me for 30 days off work. I took 10 days off and I was just fine. I work in an office and I sit most of the day. My major concern was eating right and not getting sick. I had to be...
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