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    Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    I do remember crying on the phone to my nutritionist when it first happened to me. How can I be eating practically NOTHING and not lose weight?!? But then 9 months later I had lost over 80 pounds...
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    Re: Vaping after gastric sleeve

    Ask your surgeon.
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    Re: Vision - 5km races, Triathlons. Anyone?

    Sounds like you're doing great, but I'd talk to your doctor about the burning pain. Sounds like acid reflux which they have meds for. But I'm no doctor!

    I don't know if your stomach stretches...
  4. Thread: side effects

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    Re: side effects

    No, but I'm so sorry you're experiencing so many issues. Hope your doctor can help you get back to feeling well. I'm about as far out as you
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    Re: Dizzy Dame

    Call your surgeon. I have that happen maybe twice a year while exercising, and my nut told me to have a protein and carb snack first. It helps. I would get light headed, cold sweats, and feel like...
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    Re: Anyone else feeling discouraged

    Don't be discouraged. if you are following all the rules and eating what you should, the weight will come off. Maybe even add in a few walks if you haven't already.
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    Re: So nervous to have the surgery!

    I can not even express how surgery gave me an absolute new life. 220 to 135 in about 9 months. Maintaining for almost 7 years. Yesterday hubby and I just climbed a mountain here in CO, with 3,000...
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    Re: Vision - 5km races, Triathlons. Anyone?

    You can do it! That sick feeling won't last for long at all. I wish I remembered when it stopped, maybe about 6 weeks?

    My knees are just arthritic. I used to run 3 miles every day before work....
  9. Re: Vitamin B12 makes the difference between tiredness and alertness

    Wonder why my surgeon and nutritionist don't know this.
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    Re: Vision - 5km races, Triathlons. Anyone?

    Hubby and I summitted Kilimanjaro a year ago this week. Does that count? Plus we just moved to CO (Friday) so we could climb mountains in the summer and ski down them in the winter. Of course now...
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    Re: I'm soooo ready!!!

    Your positive attitude will take you all the way. I'd say that is the number one reason I lost all my weight and kept it off. I thought it was fun and exciting! Still is after almost 7 years.
  12. Thread: RE-Sleeve

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    Re: RE-Sleeve

    What kind of complications??
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    Re: 3rd week healing

    Sounds like you're doing great! At three weeks everything made me full. And you will be shrinking every week, it's so much fun. You will probably be a runner again. I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at...
  14. Thread: Gallbladder?

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    Re: Gallbladder?

    Thanks all. If the pain comes back I'll get it out. It's odd that it happened one night and then the next day. Worst pain ever, I agree Katrina!! I couldn't even stand up. But then nothing for...
  15. Thread: Gallbladder?

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    Re: Gallbladder?

    No clue!!
  16. Thread: Protein!

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    Re: Protein!

    IMO you should just dig out your old materials, how you were taught to eat after the sleeve. I don't replace any meals with protein shakes, but I do use them as my coffee creamer. I still follow...
  17. Thread: Gallbladder?

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    Gallbladder?

    So who had their gallbladder out after sleeve surgery? I have had a few very painful attacks, and they did an ultrasound and found stones. Said if the attacks keep happening it will have to come...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas-Surgery August 24, 2020

    Super exciting! Not from Texas (kids are) but everyone is here to help.
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    Re: Checking in -- sort of ghost town?

    Come visit anytime!
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    Re: Checking in -- sort of ghost town?

    It is crazy, this site used to be so busy, now it's dead. I'm stressed the max with moving, probably the biggest problem is I need shoulder replacement surgery and the doctor here won't do it...
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    Re: Gastric Sleeve post op 4 weeks

    16 pounds in a month is not slow! You're doing great! You do get full quite fast in the beginning, so I supplemented the protein drinks to be sure I met my protein goals. Best of luck to you. ...
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    Re: Gastric sleeve: record of weight loss

    Everyone's different. Took me about 9 months to lose all my weight. I bet it will speed up soon!
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    Re: Surgery Done 06/30/2020

    Positivity will take you all the way! Congrats, you are about to change your life!!
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    Re: Need help to decide

    I also think it's a no brainer. You would be saving you life! Try to imagine being a healthy, regular size person. It's priceless. Surgery makes it easy to lose the weight as you literally can...
  25. Re: Weight gain, almost 3 years out and alcohol

    Transfer addiction is a real thing, there's even a Facebook group for transfer addiction after weight loss surgery. I realized I was drinking too much every night, and quit cold turkey for about a...
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