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    Re: Waiting for my surgery tomorrow

    It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous.

    Sometimes I had to remind myself to just...breathe. LOL ;-)

    You’ll do great. After surgery, the fun begins!

    This is one of the best decisions I ever...
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    Re: Had my op yesterday

    Welcome to the sleeved side!

    Thank you for keeping us updated.

    As Dutchie said...hide the scale. Take measurements and pictures.

    Let the fun begin!!!
  3. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome!

    This is the best site for information, encouragement and support. We have lots of fun, too ;-)

    This is one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. My only regret is that I...
  4. Thread: 5 days post op!

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    Re: 5 days post op!

    I ditto all the above ^^^ I have nothing to add except...

    Welcome to the loser’s bench!
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    Re: Letís Talk About Sex!

    Hi Julie!

    WOW! 125 lbs is awesome!

    I had the exact opposite experience. My libido came alive. I think it’s because I feel so much better about myself. I’m 67 years old and 3.5 years out.

    I...
  6. Thread: Lake Life

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    Re: Lake Life

    I don’t remember the neck thing... I was fairly new then and trying to follow along. I’m happy to hear that it’s ok now.

    High dives weren’t ever available...maybe medium at the quarry. Very brave...
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    Re: Lake Life

    Beautiful picture!

    Broke your neck?!? OMG :-(

    I consider any activity that gets me moving to be exercising...LOL.

    It’s wonderful that you’re getting a chance to relax before your...
  8. Thread: Suggestions

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    Re: Suggestions

    Coopersmom covered it.

    Also, ask your surgeon to get the air out after surgery.

    I had very loose clothing for the ride home. Sugar free popsicles were my best friends. I had Isopure clear...
  9. Thread: 9 months later

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    Re: 9 months later

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    WOW! 106 lbs is amazing!

    I’m sooo sorry you were sick. I can empathize.

    You may not know your stopping point until you’re officially eating “sleeve normal “.

    I had...
  10. Re: New here & This waiting for approval stinks!

    I’m paying it forward ;-)

    We are all here for support and to support each other in a positive, no-nonsense way. You’ll not find a finer bunch of sleevers...LOL
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    Re: Yay!! August 9th!!!

    Hooray!!!

    I’m excited for you and with you!!! Sometimes I had to remind myself to breathe...LOL ;-)

    Please keep us updated ;-)
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    Re: Hey-o! I'm new here.....

    There are a lot of resources on YouTube...Ask Dr A covers everything from decision making to long term maintenance.

    It’s great that you have some support via your brother.

    I had severe...
  13. Thread: 24 days post op

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    Re: 24 days post op

    I ditto all the above ^^^

    Stalls are perfectly normal. Hide the scale, drink lots of water, walk...a lot.

    You’re doing great! When was the last time you lost 18 lbs in 24 days?!?

    Your energy...
  14. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome!

    You’re at the best site for information, encouragement and support. We have a lot of fun, too ;-)

    I lurked for a long time before I shared. I read everything I could here and watched...
  15. Re: New here & This waiting for approval stinks!

    YAY!

    You’re getting closer and closer ;-)

    It’s great that you’re practicing chewing your food to death. I use ice cubes for a trickle effect. It satisfies the “ice cold” that I love without...
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    Re: Surgery Thursday

    Hope to hear from you soon ;-)
  17. Thread: Not that bad

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    Re: Not that bad

    Thank you sooo much for the positive post. I’m sure there are many pre-sleevers that can use your experience and make it their own.

    A positive attitude goes a long way. And you have a great...
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    Re: Why am I still at such a large size

    At 5’2”, 150 lbs I was definitely a size 16. Even at 100 lbs, some tops have to be medium.

    I don’t pay attention to the size, it’s just a number. I pay attention to how much better I feel, look...
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    Re: Hey-o! I'm new here.....

    I’m sooo waiting to hear from you, Jerzeygirl. ;-)
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    Re: Summer Schedule Struggle -- anyone else?

    Today we rode all over the Adirondack Mountains. I took single serving tuna and salmon pouches. I love these and chicken for lunch or a snack. I can carry them in the saddle bags, open, drain and eat...
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    Re: Hey-o! I'm new here.....

    Welcome Jess!

    I’m from North Florida and I have a great Bari Team. They’re in St. Augustine. My Dr has taken on other VSG patients...even those who had their surgery in Mexico. Let me know if...
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    Re: Summer Schedule Struggle -- anyone else?

    I ditto Ann2.

    I do all of the above when traveling. Choosing the groceries I would normally eat keeps me “Mindful and Vigilant” today and every day. As does logging everything that passes my...
  23. Thread: Caffine

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    Re: Caffine

    LOL!!!

    Same here. I drink 1 cup of espresso every morning. I used to drink it all day long.

    My Dr’s ok with one cup and so am I.
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    Re: Surgery Thursday

    Best of luck as you embark on this amazing journey ;-)

    Please keep us updated.
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    Re: Having the best time

    More trip pictures...

    Finger Lakes Falls and A Day At The Beach

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