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  1. Re: Five Years Later - Seeking Approval for Gastric Bypass

    You go girl! Good luck to you! Some people are just mean spirited and jealous. I, too, am looking at a possible revision, and although I appreciate well meaning advice, I don’t appreciate...
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    Re: 56 years or older who's had RNY

    I am almost 60 (in a month). I had gastric sleeve six years ago and now my doc is suggesting gastric bypass for the reflux and because I have gained some of my weight back. I’m interested in what...
  3. Re: Doctor pushing Gastric Bypass over the Gastric Sleeve

    My surgeon recommended the sleeve, but now, six years later, I have so much trouble with acid reflux and I have also gained back a lot of my weight. My internal medicine doc told me last week that...
  4. Re: 4 years Post-Op - and I've GAINED ~~ A LOT! I am mortified and ashamed...

    You do not suck. You are human. I am right there with you, girlfriend. I am nearly 5 years out now. I had originally lost nearly 76#, and over the past 3 years, had gained back 62 pounds. I have...
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    Re: This was a major mistake

    I am 2+ years out and I can tell you..."this too shall pass."
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    Re: "One"-der land! Finally!

    Thank you all for your support. I wouldn't have gotten this far without each and every one of you! {{{HUGS!!}}}
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    Re: "One"-der land! Finally!

    It is truly the best thing I have ever done for myself. I hope you are as happy with your surgery as I have been with mine. Good luck on your journey!
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    "One"-der land! Finally!

    I have not been one of the "speediest" losers since my sleeve surgery last October 23, but it has been a slow and steady journey. I finally hit "One-derland", and couldn't be more thrilled. My...
  9. Thread: It's Official!!

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    Re: It's Official!!

    YAAAAAY!! You have done FABULOUS! CONGRATULATIONS! You look wonderful!
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    Re: So..................

    How awesome is that!?!? Congratulations on your weight loss and your running accomplishment! A 5K! Wow! Pretty darned inspirational!
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    Re: Just not hungry.....

    Unfortunately, my hunger has returned, although not nearly as bad as it was pre-sleeve. I can still only eat about 1 cup at a time though, thank goodness!! I have started eating salads when I get...
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    Re: Discouraged and hopeless :(

    Hang in there and don't be discouraged. Do what your surgeon tells you to do and the weight WILL come off!
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    Re: Someone always waiting to tear you down

    This is the best advice I can give... 1) Read the book "The 4 Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz , and 2) ignore the jerk. The book explains why people are like that, and helps you to let it roll off....
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    Re: I think I could become rich if

    Yep! I agree! Go for it! :)
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    YAY! I am Overweight!

    I had my sleeve on October 23rd, 2012 and as of today, I am officially Overweight! YAY!!
    I went from a BMI of 38.2 the first part of October, to 29.7 today. :D I have slowly but surely lost 59#,...
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    Re: Nearly 6 months out and down 93 lbs.

    Congratulations! 93# in 6 months is FANTASTIC! You have done SO well! I agree, our sleeves rock!
    Keep on rockin' that sleeve!
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    Re: 17 months post-op. Still doing great.

    WOWZA, Girl!! You look terrific!! Congratulations on your success!
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    Re: PLEASE HELP! I am not losing weight

    Grace, you look terrific!!
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    Re: PLEASE HELP! I am not losing weight

    Like the wise people before me have said...
    Don't panic or get discouraged.
    Take a deep breath.
    Try to sip, sip, sip more water.
    Have patience. You are probably in the "dreaded 3rd week stall". ...
  20. Thread: Food waster!

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    Re: Food waster!

    I bought baby spoons, and 1 cup glass bowls with lids from Pampered Chef. It takes a while to learn to "digest" just how small our new stomach's are! (NPI) My husband and I are very frugal and...
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    Re: Did the naughty no no tonight sigh

    Just because we have VGS doesn't mean that we have to give up our lives, right? Everything in moderation. :) :)
  22. Re: All the kind wishes made me cry...the journey's been a bit rocky

    Oh MY! Bless your heart, girl! You have really been through it! What an adventure you have had! I believe with all of my heart that you will look back and know that it was all worth the effort. I...
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    Re: im suffering help

    I can't add anything that these smart women above haven't already told you. I wasn't able to have any meats other than canned chicken and canned tuna for several weeks. Eggs are still hard for me...
  24. Re: WOW!!!! MY 1 Year Surgiversary Date!!! AT GOAL!!!

    WOOT WOOT FOR YOU!! That is fantastic! Congratulations on your weight loss! Wishing you the best as you continue on your new skinny life! :D
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    Re: I finally pooped!!!

    I used Miralax the first week after surgery, with the doctor's blessing. I mixed it with my Premier Protein drink and it worked like a charm. :)
    Poop is a wonderful thing!!:rolleyes:
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