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    Re: Two year sleeveversary

    You are doing great...Keep up the fine work... and thank you for sharing your feelings with all of us...you're not alone and we know it!

    P.S. I too weigh in every day. It keeps me ALERT.
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    Re: Why do people have to say things like that?

    I feel your pain and want to tell you that only someone who has had to deal with with this most uncomfortable disease "Obesity" knows how much pain and suffering we go thew. If someone who has never...
  3. Re: No Guts no Glory, Booked Surgery 8/17/15-Expenses all paid, no turning back!

    welcome aboard...your going to do just fine, you will be very happy after about two months post op, the worst part is getting your head out of "fear gear"and getting past the idea that you are going...
  4. Thread: leg cramps...

    by BigJ
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    Re: leg cramps...

    You are showing signs of dehydration. You need to increase your liquids. Drink more water and sports drinks like Powerade zero or a low calorie Gatorade. This will help boost your electrolytes and...
  5. Re: Just got back from a Mexican Chop Shop and I don't recommend it.

    It would be nice for you to elaborate on your doctors name. Your experience does not mirror anything close to mine.I believe you need to be a little more precise.
  6. Thread: fyi

    by BigJ
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    Re: fyi

    I went to Dr Almanza for a life saving surgery "the Sleeve" I got the Sleeve 3/10/15. Today is 7/4/15 I am down 102 pounds and shrinking. DOCTOR MARIO ALMANZA HAS SAVED MY LIFE AND I WANT EVERYONE TO...
  7. Thread: leg cramps

    by BigJ
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    Re: leg cramps

    Your leg cramps could possibly be from dehydration, try increasing your water and sports drinks. I used powerade zero, however you could still use a lower calorie gatorade as well.
  8. Thread: Target hit !!!!!

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    Re: Target hit !!!!!

    Good job...keep it up!
  9. Re: Surgery 6-29 , Worried about what I will be eating post op.

    You will need to follow your post op diet for the prescribed time and you will be reteaching yourself how to and what to eat after that.
    You will find that your old way of eating is going to be a...
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    Re: I did it! I'm officially in Onderland!

    You will be very successful... keep up the positive... and go go go.
  11. Re: Time for Me - Dr. Almanza - Mexico (My Journey)

    You are doing great and you will be very happy with your results. I totally agree with your advice of tip tip tip I did and it makes for a much better time there. Good luck on your adventure and I...
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    Re: Just An Observation

    Tinman you have said it the only way I have thought it for a lifetime...Well put.
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    Re: 10 day liquid diet

    I too had a ten day pre-op It goes by your BMI index.
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    Re: 10 day liquid diet

    you need to stay with the program...do not eat anything other then a little bit of fish or chicken(very little)Drink plenty of water, diet tea, clear juice(unsweetened) Remember to drink two protein...
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    Re: too hungry too often!

    Hi mutterma77
    Are you sure its your stomach making you hungry?
    You do know that your brain will play with you giving you what is known as "Head Hunger"
    This is your old you and your old habits...
  16. Re: Anyone gone with Long Term VSG for $2999 all inclusive?

    I found some vids on youtube about them however I can not find any "long term VSG" stats on the Doc or the company.
    I would like to read more on this Dr. If anyone finds anything please...
  17. Thread: new here

    by BigJ
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    Re: new here

    Hey Chops
    Welcome, you will be very happy with Dr.A. I got sleeved 3/10/15 by him and I have dissolved 75 pounds already.
    went from a size 60 to a size 50 in two months and still getting smaller...
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    Re: questions questions- just getting started

    hello and welcome tnkrrbl,
    I drive a semi-truck for a living, had the sleeve on Tue.Flew home Sat.got home Sunday morning, went back to work Sunday night,We are all different,So you do as you feel...
  19. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Please research more on the success of a lap band, you might reconsider the sleeve.
  20. Re: Agh! Surgery 4/10 Family thinks Mexico is unsafe :-/

    Please let your family read our posts,
    Your Dr Almanza is one of the highest rated Baratric surgeons around.
    Read my posts about my experience in TJ, others will confirm, there is nothing to worry...
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    Re: when in Mexico...question

    Hi Meme,
    The hotel and hospital I was set up with was from Dr. Almanza team, I can't say about Dr.Ortiz.
    You should call your coordinator for the answer. They should Know.
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    Re: Is it possible to lose 180 lbs with the sleeve?

    Hi Patty,
    The sleeve works wonders,
    however the sweets thing has to be put away with the kid side of thinking,
    your decision to sleeve is an adult one and you are in full control of your journey....
  23. Thread: Stuck!

    by BigJ
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    Re: Stuck!

    You seem to be doing Great ,
    Your hitting a "bump in the road"
    Take in all you have learned about your decision to sleeve,
    don't forget the feeling to graze is your "head hunger",
    and look...
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    Re: hair loss question

    You should bring a bunch of quart size zip loc bags with you for your liquids.
    TSA tested my stuff and then let me thew.
    The agent that looked into my bag was very pleased to see that all was...
  25. Thread: 3 More days

    by BigJ
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    Re: 3 More days

    Thank you
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