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    Re: Kinda off Topic...Fat B****rd

    First of all, I cannot tell you how many times that I've heard, "she lost weight then left him!!!" I have come to realize that this statement is more true..."she lost weight and gained the...
  2. Re: Discuss options for gastric sleeve surgery in Costa Rica

    Dreaming, if you will friend me on facebook www.facebook.com/robin.c.benson I will hook you up with my coordinator. If you don't have facebook my email is robin38821@gmail.com.
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    Re: Rowing Machines??

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and my rheumatologist told me that a rowing machine was one of the best exercise machines that I could use. It would work all muscles and no impact on the joints.
  4. Thread: Hi! I'm New...

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    Re: Hi! I'm New...

    No bypass. I started this at 275. I am now 179. I am 5'3" and my goal is 130-135. 200 is too big for a 5'3" woman. My doctor was much more aggressive with my goals.
  5. Re: Sleevers in the North MS/Memphis area for support group

    I am from North MS (Amory). I have a support group on facebook if you all would like to join. My facebook name is Robin Englehardt Benson. Friend me if you would like to. I was sleeved June 29,...
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    Re: Hair loss prevention

    I am 8 months post op. I have never lost any hair. I drink a premier protein shake in the morning and have 2 meals with protein. I do not take biotin or any other vitamins. My levels are all...
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    Re: I am so glad, 6 days post-op!

    India is one of the places that my insurance pays for us to travel to for surgeries. I decided on Costa Rica for my sleeve surgery and had an awesome experience there. I would definitely do it over...
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    Re: That was not easy finding a post op dr.

    This is one thing that I was most nervous about. Thankfully, the first doctor I tried was awesome. He praised me for taking my hold of my body and health. He has been a great person to have in my...
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    Re: Newbie to this site

    Terri, our stats are almost alike except I am 5'3" tall and was 275. Tell your hubby to call mine. My hubby was supportive but hesitant at first only because of all the diets that I've been on in...
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    Re: Soft drink post op

    Diet Pepsi Max was my FAVORITE drink presurgery. I quit them in May 2012 (cold turkey) and had my surgery June 29, 2012. Best thing I ever did and I do not miss them at all. Ever now and then I...
  11. Thread: Pain

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    Re: Pain

    I had that same pain for 3 - 4 weeks. Dr. said it was the main incision where they stitched it inside.
  12. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    Things have been really busy on my end so I've not been on the computer much. Looks like 2 of you had surgery since this post. How are you all doing. I'm from North Mississippi in Amory. I also...
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    Re: two weeks today post op! yay@

    I lost the first week but then 3 solid week stall! Down 84 lbs now!
  14. Thread: Newly sleeved

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    Re: Newly sleeved

    You will make it! The meds at first are horrible! But you will be swallowing pills again before you know it. I used a pill splitter and just split it into several pieces. Did not taste quite as...
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    Re: What you wish you'd known?

    One thing is I wish I had known that my stomach would be so sensitive that I could not stand the protein drinks and vitamins that I purchased presurgery. Just purchase some samples of things then...
  16. Re: Discuss options for gastric sleeve surgery in Costa Rica

    I do not know how much the surgery was. All I know is I am refunded 20% of the cost of the US v. Costa Rica prices and I received 1900.00.
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    Re: angela mcmillan vsg?

    Hey Angela! There are a lot of great people here to help. I am also from MS. Where do you live?
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    Re: What am I doing wrong?

    I lost 10 lbs the 1st week post surgery then stalled in weeks 2, 3, & 4. Not an ounce lost during that time. I'm sure my body was saying..."what the crap did you do to me?" But I am now 78 lbs...
  19. Thread: Runners

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    Re: Runners

    I was cleared for all exercise at 5 weeks. I was not a runner prior and weighed 275 and started the c25k and in week 7 of it. I was able to run 3.2 miles this weekend. You should be fine training...
  20. Re: Need info on lower body lift (excess skin on butt & thighs)

    I'd like to know the answer also. I can already tell it's going to be needed.
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    Re: Any suggestions???

    I don't know if it's gonna work or not but I'm lifting weights every other day and putting baby oil on my skin everyday.
  22. Thread: Periods?

    by robin34
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    Re: Periods?

    I'm 5 months post op and at first mine were the same but the last 2 months I have had a cycle every 2 weeks!!! Tired of it! Seeing my ob/gyn today.
  23. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    Hey Kasey! I'm from MS. Had my sleeve surgery on June 29 in Costa Rica! Where in MS are you from?
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    Re: Please help????

    I stalled for 3 solid weeks after surgery. First week I lost about 10 lbs then stall in weeks 2, 3 & 4! Very depressing but the scales will begin to move again.
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    Re: How was the flight home?

    If you fly home, please be sure to drink plenty and if possible get some protein in. I flew from Costa Rica to Houston, TX on a 4 hour flight then had a 3 hour layover in Houston. The protein that...
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