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  1. Re: Who loses weight on vacation? This girl! Pictures Included

    Great job, isn’t that food fabulous? After my trip to Venice last June, I want to travel to other cities in Italy too.
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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    YES! I HAVE HAIR LOSS! I knew to expect it based on all the posts I’ve read, but it was still a shock to see all the hair in the brush each time. My hairdresser says my hair is still thick enough...
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    Re: On a soapbox today

    I can not say enough good things about all of you. I hesitated to even say anything but I was so ANGRY, it just came out. I have had little support after having this surgery and to be able to turn...
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    On a soapbox today

    To the people who have messaged me asking where Iíve been, Iím afraid to say the reason for my absence is not a positive one. I met someone on this site who I thought was a friend, and they ended up...
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    Saxenda may not be a good idea

    My weight loss surgeon was contemplating prescribing me Saxenda to help ďimproveĒ my weight loss (since I am a band to sleeve, I lose weight a lot slower than an average patient). So as any...
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    Re: On the Threshhold of the big decision ~>

    Hi Bonnie and welcome! I had my Lap-Band placed 12-2009. I lost all my weight in just over 1 year but then slowly started to gain it back. I dealt with nausea/vomiting, reflux, trouble breathing...
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    Re: Women's Sizes?!

    Bought biking gear for my ride across Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia. My normal L/XL size was a 3XL in bike jerseys. All the tags were from China. Made me want to lose weight even more.
  8. Re: 6.6 Until I'm back at goal--Traveling to Italy HELP!

    I spent 7 days in Venice in June, ate gelato and pasta CONSTANTLY and with all the walking I did I still lost 7 pounds. Enjoy your trip!
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    Re: Weight loss smoothie recipes?

    For the spinach, do you just use raw leaf? I would enjoy a new smoothie recipe.
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    Re: Back in the day!

    Very beautiful, then and now
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    Re: A quick update... (2) pics.

    You look spectacular! Iím glad things are going so well for you. Stay away from the beer and take your vitamins
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    Re: Are second thoughts normal?

    I was having second thoughts up to the week before surgery because I didn’t think I could do it. I was sure this was going to be one more thing I failed at. But I had the surgery in March and I...
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    Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    You look fabulous! I agree that you looked so sad and defeated in your first pic and now you just sparkle. Thank you giving us renewed encouragement.
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    Re: Finally Going to Do It

    I’m one of the lucky few who had the surgery covered by insurance. I originally started with the Lap-Band and after a few years it was obvious that was not working so I switched to a sleeve. I’m...
  15. Thread: Iím back

    by Bellagirl
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    Iím back

    I left for a 7 day bicycle ride across Germany, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia on June 7th. I actually rode over 40 miles per day and kept up! At night we were picked up at designated points and...
  16. Thread: Funny

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    Re: Funny

    That’s too cute! I know the feeling, I’m starting to cheat. I need to stop NOW.
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    Re: Hello Everyone!

    Hello, and welcome!
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    Re: Anxiously Awaiting!

    I had the lap-band to sleeve surgery on Mar 27. I got my band in 2009 and I only had to do 10 days of pre-op. I did very well post-op, with no complications. It’s definitely easier this time...
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    Re: T Minus 5 hours...........

    Best wishes on your surgery, keep us updated.
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    Re: New to the group

    Congratulations on your choice to get healthy. You’ve come to the right place.
  21. Re: Memorial Day.. Cookout ?.. Alcohol ?.. Day of Remembrance

    Thank you for putting it in perspective Russ. I work for a county hospital with a lot of psych patients who were military. I pray for those we lost and those that were left behind. We wore red...
  22. Thread: They fit!

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    Re: They fit!

    I’m traveling to Munich on the 7th of June and Venice on the 16th of June. I was SO EXCITED to go out and buy new clothes (including shorts!) for the trip. I’m nowhere near done losing weight but...
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    Re: Withdrawal wickness

    I think 3 days was about right. My agitation was from caffeine and sugar withdrawal but I was so excited to get my surgery that those feelings overrode any agitation I had.
  24. Thread: Hello

    by Bellagirl
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    Re: Hello

    Hi Danette! I had my sleeve done on March 27 and I’m doing very well. I had little pain after surgery and I feel great. I would do it again without hesitation. Just follow your surgeon’s...
  25. Thread: Hello All

    by Bellagirl
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    Re: Hello All

    Hi! Had my surgery on March 27 and I feel great. I would do it again without any hesitation. You found a great place to ask questions and get info, just follow your surgeon’s guidelines and you’ll...
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