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  1. Re: Vegetables - some good ideas from the vgs group :)

    Fresh veggies are plentiful in Summer/Fall but right now I use lots of organic frozen, easy and wont get forgotten in the fridge (when I'm at work veggies are not used...too much cooking....they only...
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    Re: Why did I even want this sleeve?

    Hi Barby,

    Seems to me you are the one who's depressed and that has nothing to do with the sleeve but with your busy agenda and endless responsibilities. And also Winter is not helping...it's dark...
  3. Thread: Who Knew?

    by Sandra3
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    Re: Who Knew?

    No worries!! more carbs=more water retention! plus cortisol from the stress makes you hungry....it will go away soon!!

    I had a bad stomach flue lately and was "surviving" on carbs for two...
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    Re: Here’s to better health!

    Basically when you already have a first weight loss surgery, the second one will be always less efficient because your body got used to the drastic calorie cut the first time and is not "impressed"...
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    Hi Christina,

    It can be hard to figure out what's wrong when symptoms are not always apparent on tests results.
    Your glycemia could be good, what about ferritin level or more important potassium?...
  6. Re: Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    Hi Annie,

    Sorry about your heart troubles!! I hope you can rest and feel better soon with your doctor's help. Best wishes for a fast recovery!

    I saw thre cardiologist during those past months,...
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    Re: Considering a tummy tuck with fleur de lis

    My bariatric surgeon did recommend to wait until past the second "anniversary" to consider plastic surgery, unless you had an issue.

    I also have an issue with my tummy (big pouch kangaroo style)...
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    Hi Christina,

    Happy birthday!

    I had some serious medical issues for the past 12 months, and between seeing many many specialist and my training in nutrition, I arrived to many diagnostics that...
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    Re: Barrett’s esophagus

    It's called a Nissen sleeve gastrectomy. So far not many studies about it...
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    Re: Stem Cell Treatment?

    When I was around one year post-op (Jany 17) I had severe issues with my knees to the point where I couldn't walk. I was actually increasing my walking regimen too much, one pain in the left knee...
  11. Thread: Got my date

    by Sandra3
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    Re: Got my date

    Hi Mary!

    Good luck for the pre op diet! For me it was hard the first three days but then it was easy. Drink lots of water to flush the toxins!

    Regarding puree food, I had several options, and...
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    Re: Barrett’s esophagus

    Sorry you are having issues with your pre-op tests, but at least it's showing your surgeon is serious!

    I discussed that option with my surgeon pre-op (if I was positive to Barret, because the TOGD...
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    Re: Telling Others About My Surgery??

    I agree with our friends : don't tell!!
    Most people (even doctors!) understand nothing about obesity. The root of the problem is hormonal for most of us, diets/exercise won't work by itself.

    I...
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    Re: I think I am a vain person

    What you call vanity, I call confidence.

    We have been swimming in a fat shaming world for decades, so what's wrong with enjoying your new appearance?
    I say good for you! In my book, taking care...
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    Re: 3 1/2 weeks VSG issue

    Weight loss is not linear after the sleeve, no worries!
    I would gain 5 pounds before losing ten!
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    Re: Cannot break a 1 1/2 year long plateau

    The whole point of being on this forum is to learn from each other's experiences. If people jump at your throat because you shared your positive experience, they just didn't get the point of what we...
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    Re: Cannot break a 1 1/2 year long plateau

    Hi Tracy,

    I was also a slow loser and reaching my surgeon's target weight took me two years. My surgeon used to say : the sleeve will do the work the first year, but only a clean diet will do the...
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    Re: Tanzanian Safari

    What a great Summer!!! thanks for those wonderful photos!!

    I know flying is always the worth part of my job, and working 4 years in NZ got me so fed up with flying...go to Wellington from...
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    Re: One year post breast lift/augmentation

    I happy to know about Meg, that's very good news!!

    For the lift...I mean....it's complicated:

    PROS
    It's not painful anymore to exercise or do some heavy cleaning, with wings flapping around it...
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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    At 9 months, it seems long...did you have a blood test done recently? how is your iron/ferritin level? when I'm deficient my hair fall immediately...
  21. Re: Who loses weight on vacation? This girl! Pictures Included

    Happy to know you had a wonderful trip!! great memories and beautiful photos!

    I also lost weight once during a five weeks across Europe with the kids in 2015. Lots of walking and a break from...
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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    Most people lose hair with diet, surgery etc, the amount of hair is mainly linked to your genetic.

    I lost a lot until month 4 or 5. Was taking lots of biotin, stopped it because I saw no hair...
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    Re: One year post breast lift/augmentation

    Happy boobies's birthday!! they look really good!! the car too!!

    Well, I will think twice before having any kind of reconstructive surgery again. My arm lift was very painful too, for almost a...
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    Re: On a soapbox today

    Hey Lisa,

    You are only five months out, I don't know why you say you are not successful! You are doing great!!
    Obesity is an hormonal disease and it's not about willpower to lose weight, it's...
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    Re: Saxenda may not be a good idea

    Indeed meds have side effects, but I'm surprised your surgeon would consider meds when you are not even one year out.

    It took me two years to lose 100 pounds and even if it is frustrating and...
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