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    Re: Not following the "diet"

    I would just be mindful of "eating whatever you want" for too long; it's a slippery slope. Even if you can only consume fewer calories, but those calories are not the "healthiest" choices, you can...
  2. Thread: big stall

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    Re: big stall

    It happens to lots of us and others. Take your inches because sometimes the body stops losing the pounds while it's losing inches. Switch up the routine a bit and add another level of fitness to...
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    Re: Portugal--Pics Inside!

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful lady, and thanks for sharing!
  4. Thread: Major Stall

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    Re: Major Stall

    I would suggest going back on the pre op diet or a couple of weeks drinking a protein shake twice a day, 1 sensible meal with only a small amount of healthy carbs, and 2 snacks, i.e., sf jello,...
  5. Thread: Help!!!!

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    Re: Help!!!!

    sraebaer, I was hoping to hear retirement is "everything and then some"! I am getting mixed reviews from others I know that are retired. I really am looking forward to no schedule, getting up at 5...
  6. Thread: Shout out!

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    Re: Shout out!

    Congratulations, Annie G, but then I knew you'd get back on track! Way to go:)

    True words, Janny, AMEN!!
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    Re: First “big trip” after VSG

    Janny, I can't even imagine doing that and am so impressed by your experience! I love the pictures and scenery; I personally commend you for undertaking such a trip to that environment and turning...
  8. Thread: VSG surgery

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    Re: VSG surgery

    Welcome to the "Losers' Bench", Lakeshia; you'll love the journey!
  9. Thread: Help!!!!

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    Re: Help!!!!

    Welcome to "being back on track". As all these wise ladies said, maintenance is not a walk in the park, although walking in the park does help:) I'm 8 1/2 years out and finding maintenance to be...
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    Re: Comfort Food!

    The surgery isn't "magic" the head-games we play around food need to be addressed. If you think the comforting pleasure of eating those foods just go away, they don't, get counseling, join a...
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    Re: What is the ONE THING......

    kenson, what a great picture of you! You have a stunning smile:) Pretty in and out!!
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    Re: Surgery for teens

    There have been many studies on bariatric surgery being done on teens and under recently and they have shown that it's very successful and has even reversed Juvenile diabetes in some patients. It is...
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    Re: New, just starting my journey

    Continued success and welcome!
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    Re: What is the ONE THING......

    Great topic, kenson!

    1. Weigh daily, and not eat any "junk" during the week. Start off each Monday with a protein shake and try to breathe before mindlessly "grabbing food"
    2. Non-fat Greek...
  15. Thread: Vitamins

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    Re: Vitamins

    We recommend Bariatric Advantage, you can order them online.
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    Re: Anxious about after surgery

    Ask for something for acid reflux or buy something over the counter. Sometimes the acid mimics hunger and can be a real "head game." Expect the pain to be mostly gas and walking, breathing deeply,...
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    Re: Surgery scheduled

    Depends on what type of job, but I had a desk job and went back in 9 days after surgery. I believe "normalizing" your routine as quickly as possible, sets you up for success, albeit; the "normal" is...
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    Re: Holidays--Tips and Tricks?

    kenson, good thread! I actually buy candy that I don't like or sometimes I go to a friend's house and give out their candy. I usually wait till the day after Halloween as I have a "promise to...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    Annie, positive thoughts for a positive resolution to your current health issue. You are so correct about taking joy and pleasure in all the life changes that everyone shares and even though I work...
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    Re: Post op ongoing struggles

    mark, that's a keen observation you're making about thrush. Many patients develop this after surgery including myself when I had it 8 years ago. The taste buds do change and it's a challenge to...
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    Re: Greetings everyone!

    Hi Tori, good luck on your journey and welcome to the "Losers' Bench"! You're going to love this journey and please stick around to share your success. I'm also from NJ, may I ask where you're from?
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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    Your comment about being on pain medication and not seeing yourself getting off is concerning. The pain medication can cause make you more depressed, anxious and for sure slows down progression. ...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    I see and hear it all the time where I work, "The surgery didn't work" and "I don't know why". Sure you do... You have to follow the guidelines and nobody said it's easy, but it's easier than being...
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    Re: Post op struggling

    It will get easier, and you can always add some water to the protein to cut the thickness. It's probably most important that you keep hydrated and move slowly to stage to stage. The nauseousness ...
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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    The metallic taste is also from after effects of anesthesia, and I never had to wear compression stockings. I did, however; have that taste for a while. Brushing your teeth and tongue will help and...
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