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    Re: Not following the "diet"

    It is "stupid easy" to lose the weight! It seems to fall off whatever you do. I think the important part of following the protein first and all the other rules from day one is they become a habit...
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    Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    The secret it to find out what works for you. You have not failed with WLS, you have just realized that it is only part of the equation. For me losing was so easy, the weight just fell off. Then...
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    Re: I think Im doing well?

    Sounds like you're doing great! (And who wouldn't be nice??)

    Kenson is right, maintenance is not easy. I'm 6 years out and old habits are still in my head. It's daily work. But it's worth it!!...
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    Re: Portugal--Pics Inside!

    What fun! So happy you had a wonderful trip. The pictures are beautiful.
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    Re: Uggggh!

    Also read posts from Tamera2. She had serious complications and more than one surgery.
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    Re: trekking in Ethiopia

    Looked at the itinerary, and it looks amazing! Not to mention it is rated STRENUOUS. That's incredible, you should be so proud.

    But now you just gave me another bucket list item. While we did...
  7. Thread: big stall

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    Re: big stall

    Yes it's normal and no you're not doing anything wrong. It won't last long!
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    Re: trekking in Ethiopia

    What was the name of your tour group? I'd love to do it!
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    Re: Not following the "diet"

    I would recommend doing what they tell you, it works! Some carbs won't hurt, but concentrate on protein and veggies. Everything in moderation.
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    Re: I Finally See It (My Progress)!!

    What's with your mother??? That's crazy! Congratulations on all that weight loss, and so happy to hear your medical issues are improving.

    The last pounds are always stubborn, sorry to say. ...
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    Re: trekking in Ethiopia

    I've got you beat, no shower for 9 days on Kilimanjaro. But we had the wet wipes too. And dry shampoo. Not too bad! But it was nice to get back to running water. We hiked to 19,400 feet. Talk...
  12. Thread: Uggggh!

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    Re: Uggggh!

    I'd be happy to have a doctor that won't just operate for the money, that wants to be sure it's right for you. I'm no expert, but some here have had to have their sleeve converted to the bypass...
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    Re: ONE month “exercise” question

    Don't go from nothing to 45 minutes of exercise, you have to work up your time/distance gradually or you will hurt or be in pain! Baby steps.

    I was cleared for all exercise at 2 weeks. I was a...
  14. Thread: Help!!!!

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    Re: Help!!!!

    My recent retirement (quit when school ended last spring) is what I blame for my slight weight gain. I need more structure, maybe a volunteer job. Not sure what that might be, as like I said, we...
  15. Thread: Comfort Food!

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    Re: Comfort Food!

    I promise you won't be "mourning for food" Sandie. After surgery food is the last thing on your mind! In fact it's pretty gross. Total miracle.

    If you want something, have it before you start...
  16. Thread: Shout out!

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    Re: Shout out!

    I am still up 5 pounds from my lowest weight, 2 pounds from my goal. Someone kick me in the butt. Staying at son's apartment in Austin for a week, just shopped for a lot of fruit, veggies, protein...
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    Re: First “big trip” after VSG

    OMG, your photos are gorgeous! I'm jealous! Next time I'll come too.

    Great planning on your part food wise. I like how you didn't ask for special meals, it always puts stress on the people...
  18. Thread: Help!!!!

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    Re: Help!!!!

    I'm 6 years out too. I joined Weight Watchers when I had a slight gain and it helped me get 10 pounds under my goal. (Found out I shrunk a little over the years, and wanted some wiggle room). I...
  19. Thread: Comfort Food!

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    Re: Comfort Food!

    Totally off the subject, but Kenson, your new picture is so pretty!!
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    Re: Comfort Food!

    You aren't boring anyone with your thoughts; this is a safe place for questions. Many here are just starting out like you, if not we have been where you are and are happy to help out. You will do...
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    Re: Comfort Food!

    First of all, you won't be hungry after surgery. You won't be hungry for quite a while. But when the weight just starts falling off, you won't be worrying about eating "comfort food.' You will be...
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    Good luck!
  23. Thread: Who Knew?

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    Re: Who Knew?

    My weight is up too because I've been feeling sorry for myself with my stupid shoulder. My only activity lately has been PT. I have gained 4 pounds!!! Crazy. On maintenance it is SO EASY to gain...
  24. Thread: Newcomer

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    Re: Newcomer

    Welcome! Great place to learn!
  25. Re: Father considering surgery for my daughter

    https://youtu.be/DeBqO1Zf4lg

    The doctor who sponsors this site made this video about pregnancy and fertility.
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