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    Re: I think Im doing well?

    Oh gosh! You've done fabulously! I am NOT an avid exerciser, more due to some older person health issues, but I do get guilty if I stray. BUT it gets less as you realize you are human and...
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    Re: Hi All (insert wave here)

    For me, the best decision we (husband & I) ever made to spend money -- self-pay. And I only wish I'd had it done earlier.

    Keep asking questions!
  3. Thread: Major Stall

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    Re: Major Stall

    I'm sure you've already reviewed your protein/carb/water stuff; Be sure you are getting enough sleep as well. And if you haven't been tracking food for a while, go back to it.

    Otherwise, keep on...
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    Re: Weight regain 2 years post op

    Well I regained some as well, for the same reasons - prednisone, and then health issues = stress eating. BUT I got back on track with great encouragement from Kenyon, sraebaer, Ann2, etc. I tried...
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    Re: I'm on the loser's bench!

    Congratulations! Just sip lots of water, keep your protein up, and walk! And rest when you need to. You will quickly be past this and on to your goal!
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    Re: I Finally See It (My Progress)!!

    Hey Kristi, so glad to see you here sharing with everyone! And Sharon is correct, your mom is crazy. Mine was too -- even when I was 110 lbs as a young adult, she said I was too heavy....but whatcha...
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    Re: trekking in Ethiopia

    You guys rock!
  8. Thread: Excited

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    Re: Excited

    Beck7, it takes a lot of strength to recognize what we need to fix, and make the hard decisions. You are very brave.

    This is a great group of supportive folks, who have found all kinds of lifes...
  9. Thread: Uggggh!

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    Re: Uggggh!

    I certainly feel your disappointment. I do agree with sraebaer. You don't want to end up with multiple health challenges that you might encounter. There is a very nice person on the board who had...
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    Re: First “big trip” after VSG

    Well done! Not just the loss, and well planned eating, but on the adventures! My father lived in Happy Valley AK which was in the polar area and I have some fabulous, albeit older, photos. It's an...
  11. Thread: Shout out!

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Shout out!

    Sharon, you and Ann2 and the other who travel -- its a whole world of difference than being at home where you have relative control (pun intended). I am trying to drop a bit below goal so I have...
  12. Thread: Shout out!

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    Re: Shout out!

    As another "old dog", I find new tricks keep us moving! And same history; only one can cut out alcohol but food we do have to find a relationship with. I find denial to be way less comfortable...
  13. Thread: Help!!!!

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    Re: Help!!!!

    Retirement is as individual as weight loss; the first year (I was written out on medical disability with one days notice at 55) was dreadful; it was not something I had expected.

    That said, once...
  14. Thread: Comfort Food!

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    Re: Comfort Food!

    New habits are incredible in our change. I did do some pretty solid counseling afterwards, and I journal. And like many of the folks here, I follow and log both food & weight.

    Recently, at 2 years...
  15. Thread: Shout out!

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    Shout out!

    Thank you all for being so supportive! I had my first regain since my sleeve 2 years ago and as I confessed earlier, eating & lack of exercise were the culprits Dealing with stress has been at bay...
  16. Thread: 1 month update

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    Re: 1 month update

    Everyone's body still strives for equilibrium. The same marvel that keeps us upright also doesn't want our weight to drop too suddenly for our system, lest we die! It's quite frustrating if you are...
  17. Thread: Who Knew?

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    Re: Who Knew?

    Deb, Kudos! Great job, great attitude and great encouragement. I did this for my health, and een with issues its way better! :)
  18. Thread: Who Knew?

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    Re: Who Knew?

    Oh Sharon, I am so "fixed" on a number. I KNOW better. My size 4 jeans still fit but my waist has disappeared -- but rectangle is still a shape. I've determined I'm going to get back on the...
  19. Thread: What a concept!

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    Re: What a concept!

    Yes to everything y'all shared!
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    Re: Father considering surgery for my daughter

    You've had some sound comments - now my 2 cents worth.

    I never struggled with weight until I was older, but 2 of my 3 daughters have. They have been way down and way up. Now as adults (mid...
  21. Thread: Who Knew?

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    Who Knew?

    Who knew that if you overeat, eat wrong things, and don't move, you can gain weight. What surprise, lol.

    My weight is up this past week; I have some health issues going on that have limited my...
  22. Thread: Newcomer

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    Re: Newcomer

    welcome to you new folks! A great group..
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    Re: What is the ONE THING......

    First, what a gorgeous photo! It really captures your inner beauty.

    1. Following the rules of the sleeve and weighing myself every day. And being able to forgive myself if I miss something over...
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    Re: About to start my journey

    Welcome! It's a great support group; my diabetes and A1C have been perfect the past two years! Totally worth it!
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    Re: Surgery scheduled

    Welcome! Everyone has a bit difference in their experience, but I found at 4 days, except for naps, I was back to normal in terms of energy. Rest, sip, walk.
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