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    Re: 5 Day pouch test ?

    Peope here have here tried it. Use the seatch window to find the posts, but you will find more info on the internet.
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    Re: another NSV..

    No, that isn't a dumb question, it stands for Non-Scale Victory.
    Basically everything positive that happens due to your weight loss other than the actual weight loss. Such as, having the strength...
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    Re: Alright...here we go.

    Thanks for this post and congratulations on your weight loss efforts, you look great.

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    How come women have a candy machine in the women's restroom? It sells a small box or tube of candy for...
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    Re: One Year Surgiversary with Progress Pics

    Congratulations Lora on the inspirational effort you have made so far. You have done an amazing job.
    Keep up the excellent work.

    This is a great post; thanks.
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    Re: Freaking Pissed Off

    Explain to them that you have post WLS diet stages you need to follow and those are your only foods you can eat right now.
    You need those protein drinks since they are your primary source of protein...
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    Re: Weight restrictions?

    I asked my surgeon the same question (not about lifting your son :), but about reading some people recommended I shouldn't lift more than 10-15 pounds the first few weeks post gastric sleeve WLS) ,...
  7. Re: MAINTENANCE: Old lady does "Body Pump" workout class and doesn't die

    Keep up the great work Ann.


    Hmmmm, Maybe I should take "Body Pumping" classes.
    I hear the views are nice. :)
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    Re: Extreamly happy!!!!

    A driver's license in case you want to fill an Rx for a narcotic pain killer they prescribe -as a side note, I was never in any pain, but filled it anyway. I took it the first day home and then at...
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    Re: 3 years 6 months = The new me!!!

    Congratulations on your amazing effort.
    Your story is inspiring.
  10. Thread: undecided

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    Re: undecided

    Research, research and research. When you are done, research some more.
    Don't just go to WLS support forums, go to the ASMBS, AMA, major teaching hospitals, JAMA, etc. websites too.
    Go to an...
  11. Thread: My holiday!

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    Re: My holiday!

    DebDeb,

    Congratulations on the fantastic effort you have made; you look great.
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    Re: choosing a weight goal

    I called her to tell you that. :)
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    Re: choosing a weight goal

    Generic BMI charts can be misleading. Body types can vary (Frame size: SM, MED or LG; Sex: Male vs Female; Age: Young vs "seasoned"; etc).
    There are body builders with low percentages of body fat...
  14. Re: FIRST SURGIVERSARY: Hullo, good life. Buh-bye, 92.6 pounds!

    Congratulations Ann for all of the hard work you put into losing your excess body weight.

    Thank you for all of the help, advice, support, information and humor you have put into your posts.

    I...
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    Re: HOORAY for me!!

    Congratulations Janice for all of your hard work!
  16. Re: Cold feet...got the backing out of the sleeve blues!!!

    I am sorry for you regretting your decision, unfortunately it is not reversible.

    Look at all of the positive aspects of your life (obesity comorbidities that are no longer present or lessened),...
  17. Re: GOOD FOOD: Foods that are healthy and taste delicious!

    Vegetable: Tequila
    Fruits: Triple Sec, Lime Juice

    That sounds like healthy eating to me! :)
  18. Re: GOOD FOOD: Foods that are healthy and taste delicious!

    A giant hot fudge ice cream sundae with fresh mixed berries and fat free whipped topping; just hold the ice cream, hold the hot fudge sauce and hold the sprinkles.
    :)
  19. Thread: Binge Eating

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    Re: Binge Eating

    Wow, you lost almost 80lbs so far! Keep up the great work.

    As others stated, the sleeve will not change old bad habits and coping mechanisms we used that involved food.
    Old habits die slowly,...
  20. Re: ANOTHER GREAT ARTICLE: Following plan or not -- here's your sign

    Thank you Ann for another very informative article.

    I couldn't stress enough the importance of her two paragraphs re: WLS (or any medical information for that matter):




    I still think you...
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    Re: Dr Oz today 8/10

    I was only embarassed about weighing over 350 pounds, never about getting the VSG surgery.

    My mental and physical health, lessened or no longer having obesity associated comorbidities, living a...
  22. Re: GOOD ARTICLE: Top 10 Bariatric Post-Op Mistakes

    Thanks Ann, the article was very informative.
  23. Thread: Staples

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    Re: Staples

    I have a post with a 6 minute video of an actual procedure. There is some variation between surgeons and hospitals.
    It is pretty cool to watch, if you have the stomach for it (or 15% of the...
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    Re: It's finally that time!!

    Stiffenjohnsons,

    105 days after your surgery, isn't that a little soon?
    Why are you using REHAB nurse's ticker.
    Also, why are you posting a link to watch a movie illegally?

    LOL for your...
  25. Re: I never thought losing 110lbs would make my husband want to sleep with other women

    I am so sorry to hear this.

    Stay strong, do not allow yourself to stress eat over this.
    Seek legal help and maybe some counseling to help you through this.

    IMHO, I would dump his sorry a$$,...
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