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    Re: I need a quicker wit!!

    With time you get used to it and it becomes natural to just agree and say " I'm not very hungry" my favorite reply that always gets a smile and leaves them at a loss for words is " Eat small, Be...
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    Re: Lactose issues?

    Yes, I became Lactose intolerant after surgery. Ice cream is the Worst! Can tolerate small amounts of dairy. Milk or cream in my coffee ok. But can't drink straight milk. Little source am on...
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    Re: That Crazy first year!

    Hi! So happy to see you on here as well! You have done so well I am so proud I could burst! I really am so happy for your sucsess! Love Rainbow
  4. Re: Hey from Southern Alberta Canada! Anyone else plateau at 6 mos?

    Well I dont blame you for being worried and can understand your wanting to reach your goal before the big day! Congratulations on your engagement!! So it is natural for your body to want to rest and...
  5. Re: What enabled so many of us to gain so much weight?

    Ouch! Never had my honesty questioned and attacked, I wont pretend that doesn't hurt. But my name? REALLY?! A lack of imagination, NOT a lack of humility would be a more accurate reason for my Name....
  6. Re: What enabled so many of us to gain so much weight?

    Ha ha Vitriolic! I must agree! Everybody is entitled to an opinion no matter how incorrect they may be, but every once in a while someone on here will get over emotional and inappropriately attack....
  7. Re: What enabled so many of us to gain so much weight?

    To answer your question Yes i do believe this surgery did alter my body in a way to make my weight-loss possible. I never said it altered my GENES, but I did not list my genetic disposition as my...
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    I spent so many years on that diet roller coaster! I went to weight watchers meetings with my friends and I know how strict i was with the diet and exercise regime! But we would weigh in and i would...
  9. Re: What enabled so many of us to gain so much weight?

    Wow, I hate sexual abuse. I understand that it can definitely be one of the many causes of self destruction and obesity. But just because it exists as a legitimate contributor to some people who...
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    Re: Is it worth it?

    I only wish I had the chance to do it at age 32! I was in my mid 40's and like you only 5 ft tall with a BMI of 44. Even though i had painful complications this sleeve got rid of my morbid obesity...
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    Re: That Crazy first year!

    I would add one more thing on my eating...I do have a few simple Rules / Boundaries that I rarely EVER break. I do not drink my calories. I only drink sugar free mostly I stick to coffee with a...
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    Re: That Crazy first year!

    Well, Chunky, I would love to impress you all with tales of superwoman exercise, marathons and zumba! But the sad truth is that I have never had a good relationship with exercise! That being said,...
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    That Crazy first year!

    I had a lot of pain with the recovery, and complications(BAD), but all said and done it was worth it to me because for me I was at the end of my rope and did not want to spend one more day being...
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    Taking care of your emotional needs

    This is an older post but bears repeating. A newbie on here is having trouble with this so i thought i would share my advice with Everybody on here as i feel this is really important. If you are...
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    Re: New member and saying hello!

    Welcome! I am happy for you and look forward to hearing of your progress! Love Rainbow
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    Re: New To Forum and Saying Hello

    Congratulations on reaching the puree soft mushy stage! That was such a big deal to me, the Liquid stage was pure he'll for me lol! I am sorry I don't have a set meal plan for you, but I can offer...
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    Re: My weight loss Journey

    So happy for you Honeybear! The first year is the hardest but once the weight is gone and the Obesity issues resolve in so many ways you will thank yourself over and over! It's sort of like riding a...
  18. Thread: 1year today!!

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    Re: 1year today!!

    Congratulations! you are almost to ONEDERLAND! I know the stalling is frustrating, you probably already know that your body is just trying to catch its breath and get used to the amount you have...
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    Re: Is anyone experiencing hip pain?

    What i noticed was after i lost about 65pounds to 100 pounds my bones at night hurt. I had lost the padding (fat) that used to cushion them and so i would roll over and feel them bruising. especially...
  20. Thread: what if?

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    Re: what if?

    I would like to put my two cents in here for what it it worth! I experienced a bit of an identity crisis at about 2 1/2 years out. I even put it in one of my blogs, you can find it under " identity...
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    Re: Not sure if its hunger or nausea....

    So sorry for your complications. I know its hard right now but dont worry so much about the food, or amount. right now the only thing to concentrate on is following your Dr, orders and healing. It is...
  22. Thread: New AFTER Pics

    by Rainbow
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    Re: New AFTER Pics

    Wow you look amazing! Congratulations on your success! I can tell you it only gets better! You will have ups and downs getting used to the new way you look! I remember the first time a stranger who...
  23. Re: Does the sleeve only help for the first six months or so? (long and lots of questions)

    I am 4 years out and can tell you for me this was the best choice. I maintain my weightloss easily. I only fluctuate about 5 lbs. My tummy is tiny and I have become very comfortable with the reality...
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    Re: coffee fix....................

    I had a Keurig and i loved it but now i French press! BEST COFFEE EVER! I use Starbucks espresso blend beans and grind em fresh every morning~
    Also (and now i know this is a little over the top) I...
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    Re: coffee fix....................

    I have seen alot of people on here who's Dr. or nuts tell them not to drink coffee. I was so happy my Dr. never restricted me at all. Good thing for him too, because I dont know what might have...
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