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    Re: Best tool in your weight loss?

    53 pounds? What’s not to like about that? As for your question, I’d say everything you listed is important because the sleeve is not a magic bullet. If I had to pick one thing it would be...
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    Re: I think Im doing well?

    Hi Pheeel21 - I have a question regarding working with a trainer. I'm also a golfer as well as walk on days I don't golf, but have never been a gym rat. This week I set up an appointment with a...
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    Re: Portugal--Pics Inside!

    Thanks for sharing your trip and congratulations on staying on track. Lovely photos! A place I’d like to visit.
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    Re: trekking in Ethiopia

    Wow! Weight loss or not, I don’t think I could make a climb like that. Not enough oxygen up there! Glad you had this amazing adventure. Isn’t doing something outside your comfort level and...
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    Re: ONE month “exercise” question

    I've kept a journal since surgery so went back to check it. I was doing 60 minutes @ 3mph on the treadmill at day 11. However (and it's a big HOWEVER), keep in mind I was doing 60 minutes @...
  6. Thread: Shout out!

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    Re: Shout out!

    Thanks Annie for your honesty. The big takeaway I’ve gained through my journey and this forum is that to be successful a person has to be brutally honest about their eating and exercise habits and...
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    First “big trip” after VSG

    Hello friends.
    I’m back from my 11 day trip to Churchill Manitoba where I was staying at the Northern Studies Centre for a field course in polar bear ecology. I’m thrilled to say that the trip was...
  8. Thread: VSG surgery

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    Re: VSG surgery

    Welcome Lakeshia. I’ve found some helpful information and ideas here and wonderful folks with a lot of experience and empathy regarding VSG.
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    What a concept!

    It dawned on me this morning as I took my mostly daily 3 mile walk that it’s considerably easier than a year ago when I was carrying the equivalent of two 40 pound bags of Kirkland dog food. There’s...
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    Re: Greetings everyone!

    Hi Tori! You sound like an intelligent gal who has thought this through and has her head in the right place to be successful. I wish you nothing but luck! I’m just four months post surgery, but...
  11. Re: Bariatric Doctor--Haven't Seen Him in Years!

    I love reading success stories. Thanks for the inspiration! Assuming you do see your bariatric team, please let us know how it goes and and takeaways you get. Keep up the great job Kenson.
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    Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    Congratulations and happy surgiversary! Thanks for the thoughtful insights to your success. I really like your 4 pound zone and will use that down the road when I get to goal.
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    Re: Fell off the wagon

    Thanks for sharing your reality Katrina. Glad to see you had fun, but getting back on track. I also appreciate your statistics. I had my 4 month visit at bariatric office with the nurse...
  14. Thread: I’m curious

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    Re: I’m curious

    My theory is “couldn’t hurt, might help”. I haven’t had hypnosis, but having been successfully treated with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for PTSD and can tell you that the...
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    Re: Two Years 10/5/19 -- a few issues

    Good morning Annie. Sorry things aren’t going so great for you at the moment, but glad to hear you have your consistent positive attitude. That makes a huge difference. Take good care. You’re in...
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    Re: Day one post-op

    I can’t really add anything to what the others have said. The first couple of days were challenging, but not overwhelming. Like others, I slept a LOT the first couple of weeks. Walk as much as you...
  17. Re: Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    I thought it had been awfully quiet from your corner. Sorry to hear what you’ve been dealing with and hope you’re on the mend.
  18. Thread: 1 more month

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    Re: 1 more month

    Yay for you Hershey! Call me crazy, but I’m of the mindset that waiting a year is not a bad thing. After reading a lot of posts here and other places it seems quite a few people jump into gastric...
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    I can REALLY relate to eating too fast. Someone posted this a while back and I found it very helpful with regard to slowing down. Maybe it'll help you too. It's a video (one of many by Dr. Duc C....
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Glad to hear it is going so well for you! I’m also three months out and try to be thankful every day that I was able to get the sleeve and that it has all gone smoothly for me too.
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    Re: Single and alone

    Jamie, I’m sorry you’re feeling alone and down right now. I’ve pretty much been going through this alone, but reality is that I’m the one who got heavy and I’m the one who has control of getting it...
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    Re: Telling Others About My Surgery??

    OK, looks like I’m in the minority here. I have told my friends and family. I hope I don’t come to regret it, but so far so good. My thinking is that with people knowing I am making myself more...
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    Re: I think I am a vain person

    Annie, you worked really hard to get where you are today. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your accomplishment and presenting the best “you” that you can. If you’re spending over an hour...
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    Re: Almost 3 years out...

    You asked so here's some "tough love". You lost 118 pounds. With that said, you KNOW you can do this. You can stop eating and thinking about food. You've done it before. It sounds to me like...
  25. Re: Anyone age 45+, 100+ lb weight loss, athletic, but not get cosmetic surgery?

    Hi Gelsomina,
    I'd try to not worry too much about skin at this point. Getting your health back is a much bigger deal. As for me, I'm 61 and also 5'3". I was sleeved at the end of June. At my...
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