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

    People were being so judgmental that I didn't want to post on this website anymore.
  2. Thread: Food Addiction

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    Re: Food Addiction

    Currently I would say that I am not. But I would like to go to a local counselor who specializes in food addiction, if my insurance will cover it.
  3. Thread: Food Addiction

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    Food Addiction

    I don't see any recent posts about Food Addiction, so I wanted to start a new thread in case anyone wants to talk about that.
  4. Five Years Later - Seeking Approval for Gastric Bypass

    My maximum weight was 415. I was 390 at the time of surgery. I dropped about 100 pounds. I plateaued. My weight started to creep up again. I let it happen. :mad: Now I am around 360 pounds. I...
  5. Thread: Weight gain

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    Re: Weight gain

    I attend online meetings of Overeaters Anonymous:

    http://oa12step4coes.org/meetings.html
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    Re: Yo Newbies - take your measurements!

    I am not sure where to measure.
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    Re: The comments have started

    I prefer to compare myself to Captain America - undergoing a medical procedure to physically improve himself.
  8. Thread: Jitters

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    Re: Jitters

    Personally, I would rather have a private room.
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    Re: The comments have started

    I wasn't trying to criticize you or anything. I was just surprised that people would make those types of comments.
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    Re: The comments have started

    What pisses me off that I still sometimes get negative comments about being overweight from random strangers. I lost 100 pounds, asshole! You try it!
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    Re: anyone 3-4 years out?

    Have any of you tried Weight Watchers since getting your surgery? I found out that my insurance will pay for it, so I have been trying it for a few weeks.
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    Re: Starting an Eight-Week Fitness Program

    I found out that my insurance will pay for Weight Watchers, so I have been doing that for a few weeks now.
  13. Thread: Jitters

    by shparks
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    Re: Jitters

    This was the first time that I had any kind of surgery. Once they gave me the drugs, it seemed like the whole thing was over instantly.

    I was expecting a lot more pain during recovery than I...
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    Re: The comments have started

    I wasn't expecting it at all.
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    Re: The comments have started

    One negative comment that I got was from someone I know my early college days. When I told her about the surgery, she said something like: "Oh, so you didn't do it the right way."
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    Re: The comments have started

    Oh. I was expecting this thread to be about positive comments.
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    Re: Insurance won't pay

    My mother paid for mine.
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    Re: Obstacle Course

    Two things that inspire me to improve myself - music and superheroes.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APCrcw44ISA
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    Re: Starting an Eight-Week Fitness Program

    I hit a bit of a snag in my fitness program. I have been sick with the flu for over a week now. I haven't been to the gym at all.
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    Re: anyone 3-4 years out?

    Next month will be my four-year anniversary. My weight went from 415 to 279 in the first year or so. But then I stopped losing, and some of it came back. I am annoyed with myself for letting it...
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    Re: 2012 Sleevers! How ya doin?

    My goal is to be able to participate in this sort of event by my 5-year anniversary:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP4iiuV98aw
  22. Thread: Cold

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    Re: Cold

    I went through a period of feeling very cold most of the time.
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    Re: Binge eating...

    I would not exactly call what I have been doing "therapy," but it still might be helpful. I have been doing online Overeaters Anonymous meetings. I have also been keeping a food journal, which I...
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    Re: 2012 Sleevers! How ya doin?

    A new Gold's Gym opened at my local mall on Thursday. I was there on day one, on Friday, and on Saturday. I took Sunday off. But I am planning on going again Monday.
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    Re: Obstacle Course

    I just looked up "Crossfit." It looks pretty cool. I might try that sometime.

    I just started at Gold's Gym. They offer a bunch of free classes, and have personal trainer options at different...
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