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  1. Re: When will I start to feel normal again?

    Keep hydrated, and try some gentle fitness, which increases stamina. Gentle chair yoga, walking, water fitness, they're all good low impact fitness. It really does get better and most patients say...
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    Re: Vacation time

    Have a great safe time and enjoy to the fullest!
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    Re: Week 2 emotions

    Hey John, hormones, anesthesia, pain medication and the emotional effects of surgery are very real! Take a breath, picture yourself where you want to be, get some sunshine, and remember, "Be Kind to...
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    Re: Considering the sleeve

    This is a new start and you'll love the journey. I work in a large bariatric hospital and we don't do lap bands anymore and once we take them out, most if not all, get a "revision" surgery and do...
  5. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    Long to post, but interesting reading in my humble opinion.
  6. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    AUGUST 25, 2019

    Study Identifies Culprits in Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

    Sedentary Lifestyle, Certain Eating Habits Counteract Effects of Surgery
  7. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    I read a very interesting article about regain and how patients who eat more after they feel "full" have a higher risk of regain. It's a very interesting article that I'll try to share with the...
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    Re: So, the doctor said....

    kenson, feel better, something is surely going around as many of my coworkers in the hospital are not feeling well. I think you are lovely and wonder what a the doctor thought one would look like...
  9. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Congratulations, John, and welcome to the "Losers' Bench"! You've only just begun and the imaginable will happen if you work the program and "lean into the journey!"
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    Re: 2 Year Surgiversary

    Continued success, Lisa, you're a shining example of diligence, dedication and determination to "stay the course" on this amazing journey we all call "bariatric surgery". Maintenance is a challenge...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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:)
  16. 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...
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    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...
  25. 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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