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    I made it through the holidays!

    I truly thought this Thanksgiving would be difficult for me as I host 30 family members every year and I cook every dish you can think of, and then the family brings their dishes too. I went on a...
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    Re: Hereís to better health!

    Hi there and welcome! I’m going to repost a response I gave to questions about the Lap-Band. If it sounds familiar to some, it’s what I send out to those who are considering VSG after Lap-Band:

    I...
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    Re: Greetings everyone!

    When I went in for my EKG they saw something abnormal in the report. So I had to go to a cardiologist to have an echo done and a stress test. It ended up being nothing. Normal heart rate is 60 to...
  4. Thread: A little sad

    by Bellagirl
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    A little sad

    I got on the cleaning kick on Tuesday and started to clean out my closets. I pulled out all the clothes that were a size too large, but also found a bunch of clothes that were a size too small based...
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    Re: Two Years 10/5/19 -- a few issues

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, and warmest thoughts for many more.
  6. Thread: Iím curious

    by Bellagirl
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    Iím curious

    So Iím working with a therapist on overcoming my eating disorder, and a suggestion was made that I try hypnosis. I do not know anyone who has tried a hypnotist for weight loss and I wondered if...
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    Re: Hello! I'd like some help...

    It was hard for me in the beginning, and some days I wondered what I had gotten myself into. But each day it gets better and better and before long you will be able to meet your fluid and protein...
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    Re: Iíve wasted time

    The last time I checked (I try not to weigh too often) I was 50lb down but I haven’t lost in over a month. I know it’s because I’m snacking without consciously realizing how much. I’m not...
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    Re: Looking for customized menu plan!

    Are you still in contact with your nutritionist from the surgeon’s office? My nut was able to set up a week-long meal plan based on my food likes to get me going in the right direction.
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    Re: Back At Goal!!!

    Way to go girls!
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    Iíve wasted time

    As I sit on my couch watching Spongebob with my grandson, I realized I have wasted 5 months of precious time since getting the sleeve that I will not get back. I was given a gift to help battle...
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    Re: Considering the sleeve

    Hi there and welcome! I’m going to repost a response I gave to questions about the Lap-Band. If it sounds familiar to some, it’s what I send out to those who are considering VSG after Lap-Band:

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    Re: Iím overweight

    Wow, big change! You look wonderful. Keep rocking this and you’ll be at your goal weight in no time.
  14. Thread: New here

    by Bellagirl
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    Re: New here

    Welcome John, you’ve found a great place to learn about your new life.
  15. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    and shut off my TV
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    Re: 2 Year Surgiversary

    Way to go Lisa! Your post has inspired me to keep on moving along even though I’m on a weeks long stall. I can’t wait to celebrate my one year surgiversary next year. Have fun in Italy, it sounds...
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    Re: Exercise for people over 60

    Love it! It also provided me exercise (from laughing so hard).
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    Re: Nice you tube channel

    I just binge watched all her videos! I remember seeing her video on 10 things she wished she knew prior to surgery before I made my decision to do weight loss surgery. She is very entertaining and...
  19. 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.
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