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    Re: During a time of great...a small challenge

    1. I’m healthy and staying at my goal weight
    2. Roof over my head
    3. Food on my table
    4. No financial worries
    5. My hairy roommate/dog Enzo who keeps me sane
    6. Good weather
    7. The airline is...
  2. Re: Attendance! Mark yourself Present and Come on In!

    Hi Kenson,
    I’m struggling. I’m maintaining, but I’m struggling. I had just hit my 125 pound goal on March 3rd when things started to really get crazy COVID-19 wise. I had an out of state trip...
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    Re: Tell us your good news....

    The good news is that although I’m an “older adult” I’m a lot healthier than I was a year ago. The good news is that I have a roof over my head, plenty of food and no immediate financial worries. ...
  4. Re: Traveling to get VSG in Tijuana during this pandemic

    I’m sure that you Lakeshia and Brooklynm are very excited about getting your surgeries, but please don’t go to Tijuana at this time. I have to agree with sraebaer on this. Full disclosure, I don’t...
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    Re: Nearly out of the 300's

    Great job Sparkle! Imagine carrying that much weight around in your arms everyday. That's like 1 1/2 giant bags of dog food! Hopefully as you're losing your feeling more energetic and able to...
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    Re: One year post-op and have 4-month stall

    Hi WarEagle, great job losing 80 pounds! That takes work. Losing more takes even more work. When you are heavier it takes more calories just to keep your body going during the day than when you...
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    Re: Steak for Breakfast

    Ive been single (widowed) for 7 years so have made an effort to cook for 1 since then. Since surgery Im try to be even more cognizant of this, but still often have leftovers. I usually refrigerate...
  8. Thread: Scale Victory

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    Scale Victory

    Some mornings a scale victory is OK. I’m proud to say I hit my goal this morning.28578 28579
  9. 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...
  14. 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 were carrying around a lot of extra weight, were burning calories doing it and...
  15. 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 couldnt safely hold things in my lap. Ive 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...
  19. 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.
  23. 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....
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