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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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    Yay!!

    I have lost 110 in 18 months with the lap band.  It is the most wonderful thing I have ever done.  I feel good.  I look great.  I have about 50 pounds left to lose.  Unfortunately, I have hit a bit of a plateau ... so now I have...
    bluefish0526 bluefish0526 26-30, F Dec 5, 2008

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    Lap Bandit

    I had the lap band surgery on October 16, 2007 and I've lost 20 lbs.  I've lost a lot of inches but no real weight loss since.  I have had three fils, but I can still eat as bbefore just slower with smaller bites.  I'm thinking my band is too big or something is...
    redTexan redTexan 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    Are Anyone Else Experiencing Pain After Eating. My Daughter Had The Weight Loss Surgery (sleeve)

    About 2 weeks ago I supported my child on her decision to get the weight loss surgery.  She is doing much better.  However she does complain of pain after or during her meals, which is about 1 to 2 ozs.  I would like to hear from anyone who has had the same surgery. The Sleeve...
    balff1443jc balff1443jc 51-55 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    It Was The Best Thing.

    I had the gastric bypass surgery in late October. Since then, I've lost 100 pounds. My protein intake is adequate, but I can still eat sugar products without any problems. So I do need to use some willpower to keep this going. Still, I don't have that grinding maw inside of me...
    svirfneblin svirfneblin 41-45, M May 9, 2013

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    Changes

    I had Weight Loss Surgery on May 23rd, 2007. It's been 4 months and I'm down 72 pounds. Today was the very first time in my life that I shopped at a juniors clothing store and could actually fit things (without looking horrible, lol). I bought a sweatercoat because I've noticed...
    OregonsMisfit OregonsMisfit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2007

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    I Had Rny Gastric Bypass

    I had my gastric bypass surgery on May 27Th 2011.I was 40 years old. I had gone from overweight, to obese, to morbidly obese, and in the days before my operation I weighed in at 360lbs on a just under 5foot7 inch female frame. So I had even gone past morbid obesity into the...
    RammiGal RammiGal 41-45 5 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    Save Energy While Generating Your Own Hot Water

    Creating hot water for your house without needing to use electricity or other kinds of fuel is one way you are able to wind up saving money each and every year. While some of you may have heard about using a solar heater in order to develop your hot water, you're going...
    zixiutangsbs zixiutangsbs 26-30, M Nov 13, 2013

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    Had Vsg a Year Ago and Loving It!

    I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in Mexico a year ago (Dr. Alberto Aceves of the Mexico Bariatric Center was my surgeon). I wasted years trying to get insurance to cover my weight loss surgery (WLS) in the US. I didn't want the band or bypass for several reasons and am so...
    lovemyvsg lovemyvsg 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2009

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    I Got The Lap Band Oct. 3, 11

    I was 191, im now 126. I was over filled once and was sick for 2days straight. I throw up almost everything I eat everyday. Im so happy with the weight loss but I dont want to lose anymore. Sometimes I dont eat for days because everything makes me sick, and I feel better if I...
    acp43 acp43 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    I'M Having LGS Surgury Monday.

    Just wanted to have some support buddies before and after surgury.
    Hopefulandpraying Hopefulandpraying 36-40 May 11, 2013

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    Cat Play . . . Plicate

    Hello WLS-ers I will be having fabulous life changing WLS this month. I am very excited about it. I am soon to be a Play-Cat (plicated) and I have already begun my weight loss journey. For this particular WLS procedure you have to begin by losing 5% of your present body...
    EspieAngel EspieAngel 36-40 Jul 8, 2012

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    Nearly 8 Years Out

    In one month I will be 8 years out from having weight loss surgery.  In March of 2001 I weighed 260 pounds and after having open RNY gastric bypass surgery I lost 130 pounds and have kept it off.  I have a blog and I'm currently doing a...
    BariatricGirl BariatricGirl 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Lap-banded

    In November 2006 I had lap-band surgery. Since that time I have lost 75 pounds. This surgery has been such a life altering experience for me. I have no regrets whatsoever! I still need to lose 50 more pounds to get to my goal weight. I haven't lost any weight for months because I...
    chaosinanutshell chaosinanutshell 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    Weightloss Surgery

    I had my surgery on 4/9/12 and have lost 33.5 lbs. Not getting in the proper amount of protein each day.....Any advice?
    italiana71871 italiana71871 36-40 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I Had Lapband Surgery For Weightloss

    I had Lap band Surgery 4/2008 and and as of today i have lost 110 pounds, Its so weird when you see people you haven't seen in a long time and they stare at wonder what is different about you, Then they ask have you changed your hair ? I just hate that i say to myself, what type...
    Geena315 Geena315 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Had Gastric Bypass (gastric Sleeve) On July 28, 2008!

    it's been less than a week (had surgery last monday) and i can already see and feel a dramatic difference.  i actually got noticed by a guy tonight for the first time in years (well, feels like years). my surgery was akin to the lap band in that it's restrictive, not the...
    dreamraider dreamraider 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    I had gastric sleeve surgery on October 17, 2013. I had reached a weight of 286 pounds and am only 5'4". Since then I have lost almost 80 pounds. Having the surgery was the best...
    purplemusicprincess purplemusicprincess 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've lost 140 pounds. 80 more to go. Bre@sts are becoming bigger and bigger as I lose weight. Started off as a C and now a DD. Might be a DDD within 10-15 pounds more lost. My n...
    CatsCantHoldLimes CatsCantHoldLimes 22-25, T Apr 7

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    I worked at a popular weight loss company for 3 years. I loved my job there. I LOVED my clients. I loved making a connection and sharing my knowledge. And that i many userful stuff...
    2daydietpills 2daydietpills 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I'm 14 5'7 & weigh 177lbs. I really need help. I am going to eat around 500 calories a day & take diet pills. When they stop working I'll switch my pills for different or adjust my...
    gotanewdirection gotanewdirection 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hi...any one who need a weight loss budy message me.i need someone with whom I can set weekly mini goals ...! I am 172 n i need to get at 130 ..no diet pills . Good diet and...
    Shadowofsolitude Shadowofsolitude 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I need a weight loss / fitness buddy that I can talk to each day, share progress and tips with, and to keep each other motivated (: anyone interested? (And, you don't have to be...
    princesszoe13 princesszoe13 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    really wish i had read this posts before i had rotary cuff surgery 24 days ago. anybody that says RC surgery is not that bad has to be a miracle healer,nip & tuck freak, or...
    fivefingerdiscount fivefingerdiscount 41-45, M Mar 27

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    I had a spinal fusion surgery from T-4 to L-5 6 months ago. The pain was pretty intense for the first few months. As of now, the pain is bearable but only if I take Percoset. The...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I am starting a vegan diet today to lose weight. based on my research a vegan diet will significantly improve my health and give me loads of energy. Over the past months i have...
    luckymummy luckymummy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am 16 , tall and weigh 233 ish pounds. I hate myself. In trying to lose weight but would like to have someone to do it with so we can encourage each other and talk when we are...
    smellsliketeenloners smellsliketeenloners 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have went from 203 to 165 !! So very excited and feel soooo much better and secure with myself. My normal weight used to be 135 to 145. 20 more to go
    virginiafan virginiafan 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I had my surgery done in January of 2014. I had a quadruple by-pass and an aortic valve replacement at 56. No stitches which makes it nice. Have been in and out of the hospital...
    spr52 spr52 56-60, F Apr 6

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    my spinal fusion was from l1 to l5 i am 22 years old i fell off a super bike at 100 mph people behind me said that i flew off 20 feet i was out for an hour before i regained...
    jeevanneha123 jeevanneha123 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Ok I has rotator cuff surgery two weeks ago still feels torn. Yes I have sort of used my arm did not get the memo about how you can't move it at all. Scared I have screwed it up...
    awakendeeply awakendeeply 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Mama is having rotator cuff surgery on April 7th. That's what brought me here. Hoping to learn some things from others' experience, with helping her afterward.
    Deb515 Deb515 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My surgery went well. I'm hooked up to all kinds of **** and get morphine every 4hrs for pain. I'll still be here for another 5-6 days. Surgeon said he thinks he got everything. As...
    harv24jg harv24jg 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am so sick of diet commercials. the world needs to realize that not all of us want to be thin.
    fatlvr fatlvr 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    This is me: (Short Video) http://www.thenewsstar.com/videonetwork/3431505036001/Local-surpasses-health-grade-sheds-more-than-200-pounds from 500lbs to 258lbs www.facebook.com...
    TeddyBearIXE TeddyBearIXE 26-30, M Apr 11

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    I'd love to meet an accountability buddy. Someone to message, call or text regularly to support each other. No need to be local.
    fullofhope123 fullofhope123 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Just reading its name gives me pain actually... Haha
    EmbryosandSkulls EmbryosandSkulls 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life! So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    On January 19, 2006, I began the journey to get my life back. I weighed in at 326lbs. I've never been a small woman, but because of depression, I turned to food as my friend in...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    You've been sweating away on the elliptical for months and obsessing over your diet plan (kale again?), and also the scale is at a standstill. Meanwhile, your husband announces his...
    2daydietpills 2daydietpills 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Any one want to be my weight loss buddy we check in every day , supporting each other on this weight loss journey
    ara19 ara19 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    Starting weight: 345 Surgery Weight : 310 Current Weight : 253 Goal Weight : 130 Tattoo Reward Weight :210
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I was a chubby kid, a skeletal teenager, at a healthy weight as a college student, and am now a morbidly obese adult. Twice in my adult life I have lost large amounts of weight...
    amazonwoman16 amazonwoman16 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am loosing weight too slowly. It's not a matter of bad diet or too many or too few calories. I am overweight and have plenty to loose, which I have done successfully before kids...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I really want to lose weight. I just need to be inspired by people who got threw this or people who are fighting with weight loss.
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I am trying to organize my eating habits so that I can easily and quickly keep track of everything. Today, I've created a table that looks at calorie count, sodium, carbs, fiber...
    Eupheme Eupheme 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I sit here looking around myself, and can't figure out how I got here. My goodness, I used to think of myself as chubby, but now that I look at myself I can't figure out where my...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    Hey, not sure if I've posted anything on here yet however.... I'm not saying I'm an expert but I do know a hell of a lot about this subject, I'm not saying I know everything there...
    emmatebby emmatebby 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Would like to feel like im pretty, would like my self confidence to grow. I know weight loss wont solve my lack of confidence but it will sure help it.
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    a weight loss buddy would be great,anyone?
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I started my weight loss journey 2 months ago! I started on AdvoCare and have lost 15 lbs and 4 inches off my waist! I am happier and feel better about myself! If you want this as...
    ShanaeMews ShanaeMews 22-25 1 Response Apr 7

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    Has anybody tried bladder wrack to aid weight loss? I've heard it helps, I've bought some to try but curious as to whether others have tried before and was it good or bad?
    redeyejedi89 redeyejedi89 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    Is it just me or is everything regarding health and weight loss on the internet a f*cking contradiction ? #feelingfedup
    anamsaor anamsaor 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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