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  1. Re: Wednesday Thoughts - - 2 1/2 years post sleeve

    Words to live by. Literally live by for those of us (probably most of us) who had or have weight related health issues. Thank you Annie for your ongoing wisdom and this wonderful post.
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    Re: March Challenge

    My monthly group (through my surgeon’s office and the hospital) is a disappointment too so far. They bring in monthly speakers, but the group itself is so large and diverse (sleeve and bypass) that...
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    Re: March Challenge

    I just went to his FB page. I forgot how much I like him. Thanks for the reminder. I sure wish my monthly “support”meeting was as good as his. Anyone know why his Las Vegas seminar got cancelled?...
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    Re: March Challenge

    Thanks. I’ll check it out. My idea of gardening is to have a gardener. Much easier on my hands. Also supporting the local economy by shopping at farmers markets.
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    Re: Hello Everyone I am scared!

    LInda, take a deep breath. Now take another. You’re gonna be OK. I’m an old farm girl and had surgery about 8 months ago at age 61. I had been very fat and very unhappy for a long time. The...
  6. Re: I wish someone had told me this 6 freakin years ago!!

    Most of us have experienced the phenomenon that the more we lose the harder it is to lose. Part of it is because when we’re carrying around a lot of extra weight, we’re burning calories doing it and...
  7. Thread: WW Issues!

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    Re: WW Issues!

    We need to have genetic tests done because you MUST be related to me! Don’t change.
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    NSV or Twighlight Zone moment

    This morning I was sitting in bleachers at an event when I discovered that I couldn’t safely hold things in my lap. I’ve never experienced this before. By the way, this week I reached my BMI goal...
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    Re: I finally did it!

    Yay for the happy couple! What a beautiful bride you are! I wish you many years of health and happiness.
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    Re: 56 hours Pre-op

    Welcome Melissa!
    I hope you can be more excited than emotional and nervous. You’re on your way to better health! Look at it this way you’ll get one recovery rather than three. That’s a good...
  11. Thread: Water

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    Re: Water

    Water makes an enormous difference in my feelings of hunger (which for the most part are actually thirst). On days when I don’t get 64+ it’s harder to stay on track.
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    Re: Four Day PostOp. Check In

    Yay for you! Glad it went well. I felt like my hiatal hernia repair was the toughest part. Yes, the weight will come off. Follow the plan, drink your water, eat your protein, and start walking. ...
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    Re: Hello I'm new here

    Hi Kevin! I have to echo scraebaer regarding being around for your kids but you know what? Acknowledging that you need to do this and doing research on your options are great first steps. Without...
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    Re: Hi from Northern Ireland

    Welcome and congratulations Julie! There is lots of information on this site as well as advice that will hopefully help you on your adventure.
  15. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome Melissa! Great idea to check out this forum before making your decision. It’s a big decision and educating yourself is the right thing to do. As for me? I considered WLS for a couple of...
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    Re: Dr. Vuong on YouTube

    I really like his stuff. One thing he did that I love is his video on mindful eating, the eight steps to slowing it down. Very useful information.
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    Re: My journey starts February 3, 2020

    Welcome and best of luck to you! Exercising is vital to success, but you may need to work up to it. My program required 60 minutes of walking at 3mph. Right now you might not be able to do that....
  18. Thread: happy new year

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    Re: happy new year

    Happy New Year to you! I went through menopause fairly young (42) and have not had HRT. Thankfully hotflashes/night sweats weren't an issue for me. Instead my metabolism died and my appetite...
  19. Thread: New to site

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    Re: New to site

    Hi Amy and welcome! How is it going for you? This is a good forum with lots of collective wisdom. Best of luck!
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    Re: Today is my 6 year Sleeve Anniversary!

    Happy sleeviversary Kenson! I'm so happy for you. Thanks for the wisdom that you post to this forum. Keep up the good hard work and have a marvelous day!
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    Re: Costa Rica

    I don't know about Costa Rican medical tourism, but I do know what multiple US board certified plastic surgeons (who specialize in post weight loss surgery) have told me. They have said to wait a...
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    Re: 10 more pounds to go!

    I can SO relate. I have 13.5 to go (assuming I stay with my 125 pound goal) and am using the same strategy - upping the activity and water. I say “assuming” because my doctor is fine with 140, but...
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Merry Christmas to you sraebaer and the rest! This is my first Christmas with my sleeve which I’ve had for about 6 months. I ate a little more than usual on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and I...
  24. Thread: See Ya Sees

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    Re: See Ya Sees

    I love the Comet, fish skin and coffee ground ideas. Those are keepers! I recently went to an event where lasagna was being served. I was a little worried about it because I LOVE lasagna, but not...
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    Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    I eat acorn squash. I cut it in half then bake or microwave it. While it's cooking I mix together the juice of half an orange, a teaspoon of Stevia brown sugar and 1/2 TB of butter and warm it up...
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