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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    10/17/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Bellanger
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    Oct 2016
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    Default Three Year Surgiversary

    I don't think I've posted much since last year, because things have been going well. So far my biggest fear, REGAIN, has been kept at bay. I can absolutely see that as time goes on, it could be something that would be easier to do. It seems like each year, I've been able to eat a little bit more at meals than the previous year. I make an effort to be mindful of my portions, so that helps. I still follow the "rules" that I started with, no drinking with meals, no soft drinks, no starchy meals, etc. so I think that helps a lot. I also weigh myself EVERY morning, and give myself a 4 pound zone. If I get towards the top of the zone, I'm very careful for a few days until I go down. At this point, I can absolutely see why people say that the surgery is a TOOL in weight loss, but not a fix all.
    For anyone considering doing this, please think about what you want to get out of it. It has been wonderful not having to be on the diet roller coaster for the past three years. The amount of energy that I used to devote to focus on my weight and the self loathing of my size, is gone. I never really realized how my weight had an impact on my thought processes and how I was limiting myself on things that I wanted to do. By far, this is the best thing that I've ever done for myself. I know that the temptation to overeat or to eat unhealthy things will always be there, otherwise I would never have gotten to the point of needing the surgery. However, I feel like I have a weapon in the fight that actually works!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Laurallynn's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Laural
    Surgery date
    09/28/2012
    Surgeon
    Cuneen
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
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    04-20-2020 12:42 PM
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    West Los Angeles, CA
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    Default Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    Happy Anniversary!!!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    10/07/2013
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    Sep 2013
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    Default Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    So happy for you! Yes, it's work, but it's SOOOO worth it!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    01/13/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Karl Strom
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
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    07-02-2020 12:40 PM
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    Default Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    Congratulations on your success!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    09/04/2017
    Surgeon
    Stephanie Ulmer
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
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    07-02-2020 05:49 PM
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    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    Congratulations on your surgiversary!
    Sounds like you have everything under control. :-)

    I also weigh every day and have a buffer of a kilo or so and then I know I have to have a look at what I am doing and either eat less or ramp up the exercise again.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
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    Default Re: Three Year Surgiversary

    Hooray for 3 years, and yes to the "safety zone" of stepping up vigilant eating. I think maybe "normal" people always did that?
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    06/27/2019
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    Dr. Burpee (that's right)
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    Jun 2019
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    Default 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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