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    Re: What's Up? Where's everyone?

    Gosh, I want to be where those pictures are! Stunning!

    As to where everyone is - it's wild that so many longtime posters all seemed to disappear at once. I'm a total worrier, so I automatically...
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    Re: Today is my 6 year Sleeve Anniversary!

    So happy for you Kenson! You truly are one of this group's rockstars!
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    Re: Holiday - NO gain! Loss!

    My mother always warns me about diabetes. My grandmother was type 1, and both of my parents were/are type 2 until they had VSG. It's so damn frustrating because I was not a sugar monster prior to...
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    Re: Holiday - NO gain! Loss!

    Yay for no gain!

    I did fine through Thanksgiving and Christmas, but that week between Christmas and New Year's got me. I got up to 123 for a day. My honey and I started a diet on the second....
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    Re: 3 months out- setting a realistic goal

    I don't see why you can't weigh what you did when you were 18 if that's what you'd like to weigh. I'm 5'4" also, and I weigh less than I did in high school. I was 120 at 18 and 115 now at 42. I don't...
  6. Thread: Costa Rica

    by Katrina
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    Re: Costa Rica

    Agree about the wait. I went for a consultation right when I reached goal. I'm so glad I didn't follow through at that point because I ended up dropping 25 more pounds without trying. I would have...
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Merry Christmas! Great picture, and you definitely look like you're in Heaven. How'd that shoulder hold up for you?
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    Re: The Why of My Sleeve - Adventure? Or...

    I was just having the same thought about us self pay people. Seems like there's quite a few of us still riding the success train. Seems odd because it was so much easier with me being self pay. I...
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    Re: Your help and advice please

    Not gonna lie, it is hard. Not at first since you cannot physically overeat and can literally eat pure crap and still lose weight the first year. It gets hard usually around year 2. You're able to...
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    Re: 6 weeks post op

    Have him prescribe Carafate in liquid form to help until you can get things sorted. My daughter and I both dealt with this long term. It took about 9 months before I stopped getting admitted to the...
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    Re: I made it through the holidays!

    I made it through Thanksgiving, too. Only gained 0.2 pounds as of yesterday morning. Then Sunday night happened and I stayed up all night eating everything I could find in the house. Apparently...
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    Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Pumpkin pie isn't a vegetable? What!!! I'm quitting life. ;)

    I've been on a squash kick big time. Roasted butternut squash with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, butternut squash soup,...
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    Re: Telling Others About My Surgery??

    I just don't know. I told my friends and wish now that I hadn't. They have big mouths. It's not that I care if people know, it's that I want to be the one to tell. It's been 5 years and both of them...
  14. Re: Doctor pushing Gastric Bypass over the Gastric Sleeve

    Reflux is a bitch. I didn't have it prior to sleeve, but I've had it the five years since... bad, and getting worse. I'm on prescription protonix and still throw up all the time. I plan to start...
  15. Re: 5 years out and facing a revision due to pain/GERD - SCARED

    I am also 5 years out and have vomited just about every single day in those 5 years. I have terrible reflux/gerd. As far as I know, bypass is the only fix. I was worried about doing the revision...
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    Re: What is the ONE THING......

    Weigh every morning. That seems to be the number one thing we're all doing to keep us successful. It allows us to know where we are and if we can be a little freer with our food choices.

    I drink...
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    Re: Surgery for teens

    My daughter had the sleeve at 19. She has been left permanently disabled as a direct cause. She suffered a traumatic brain injury from persistent vomiting about 2 months after surgery that left her...
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    Re: 4.5 Years Out...

    You look smashing! Keep on doing what you do as you've been killing it thus far.
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    Re: Fell off the wagon

    I dont really feel like we get to choose our goal weight necessarily. I think our bodies all choose where they want to go. I had it in my head that I wanted to be 130, never imagined I could go...
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    Re: Fell off the wagon

    But do you guys gain it as fast as me? I can put on 4 lbs in a day. I'll tell you, I was scared this time. I just haven't felt as motivated, and was worried I wouldn't be able to get the pounds off....
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    Fell off the wagon

    The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activities. My husband's daughter and grandbaby came into town for a week from Iowa. We did a princess party with the granddaughter, Paw Patrol with one...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    It's wild how fast this ride is, isn't it? It'll be 5 years for me in a couple of weeks, and it blows my mind. So happy for you that you've continued your success for so long, and are living your...
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    Re: My 2 year update

    Same, Sharon. I hate shopping, so I don't even know how I've managed to amass SO MANY clothes. Though I never like how I look in them, so many of them just take up space.
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    Re: My 2 year update

    Excellent post! Congratulations on your success!

    My in laws all live in Cleveland, and my sister in law works at the Cleveland Clinic. I love Cleveland... Mr. Hero!! Maybe you can send me a Roman...
  25. Thread: 1 more month

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    Re: 1 more month

    Congratulations on your date! It's the same as mine only mine was 5 years ago. I cannot imagine having to wait a year. It would have driven me batshit crazy. I looked up the surgery October 16, 2014,...
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