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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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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    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 31-35, M Nov 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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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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    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 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 1 Response 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 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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    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 46-50, M May 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I have never felt so sad,a few years ago he went abroad to earn a flat Even though I worked hard deposition and life did not strike so easy..I was born a son a year ago now that my...
    aska853 aska853 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I have never felt so sad,a few years ago he went abroad to earn a flat Even though I worked hard deposition and life did not strike so easy..I was born a son a year ago now that...
    aska853 aska853 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had Rotator Cuff repair March 2015. I am still having pain. I just started strength training and now my arm & shoulder feels worse. I can hardly lift it and I am unable to...
    kimplaw kimplaw 46-50, F 17 hrs ago

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    I had a full hysterectomy two years ago at the age of 29 without ever having the opportunity to have children. I have been sick ever since. I was told the surgery would change my...
    Genergy84 Genergy84 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on 11-06-13. I started my weight loss journey at 315 lbs, and in a side 26 jeans and a 4x shirt. I am now very shy of being under 200lbs my...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I was 22, and found out I was pregnant about one month before my husband and I were going to move to my sister's farm in California. We'd already broken our lease and quit our jobs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I am down a total of 75lbs. Check out my blog: http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/07/weight-loss-journey-more-zaycon-fathers.html
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I am down a total of 75lbs. Check out my blog: http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/07/weight-loss-journey-more-zaycon-fathers.html
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    And it feels so good. It's the only thing (of myself) that I'm actually really proud of. I used to be the type of guy that sits in front of his computer for entire days/nights...
    ReeseTech ReeseTech 18-21, M 4 days ago

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     I am trying to raise funds for my gastric sleeve surgery.  If you want to know more about my story please follow me on go fund me dot com my page is /needasleeve.  ...
    needasleeve needasleeve 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am trying to have VSG and would love any help you could send my way. Thank you from a desperate sleeve needer.go fund me dot com /needsasleeve
    needasleeve needasleeve 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I've been jogging every day for a little under a week so far. I've also been stretching more and I'm extremely pleased with how much more flexible I am already. I've also been...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am on day 3 following a medical termination. I will start by giving some background and be as honest as possible. I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder a few...
    Chichimay Chichimay 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had infrequent attacks, maybe once a year, and usually after eating a fatty meal. However, earlier this year I had two attacks fairly close together without a fatty meal. I...
    hill1140 hill1140 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Welp this group does not look very active, but I will still give it a try. Here is my short, but long weight loss story. When I was a teenage (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) I was 5'7 120...
    Neutralize Neutralize 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's going to be hard. It's a long road ahead at least a year to get to my goal. I will do it I will not give up. At the end of the year after all that work the results will be...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a minor surgery on Friday morning and I am finally back home. My wounds are not 100% healed but I have to at least try to get to work on Monday at least for some time.
    IndicinaJuris IndicinaJuris 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I looked at myself naked in the mirror to see if I noticed anything different. Some people have told me I looked slimmer but I couldn't see it. I'm almost at the 20 lb mark. I have...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Yup here soon will be my 4-year anniversary of my sex-change surgery.
    ThatEsteemedElegance ThatEsteemedElegance 22-25, T 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Weighed myself a week early because I'm going to summer camp last minute and won't have access to a scale. I lost another 3 pounds, making my grand total loss 47.5 pounds. I also...
    PapaSun56 PapaSun56 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    Had rotator cuff surgery 20 hours ago and it's the most painful surgery I have had to date10 lumbar surgeries with complete fusion. That was a cake walk compared to rotator cuff...
    JayMb62 JayMb62 51-55 Jun 27

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    Well for my friends who didn't know I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago at home when I was recovering from knee surgery I now have to go in and have major shoulder surgery in 2 to 3...
    adelaideman adelaideman 46-50, M Jun 26

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    I was feeling so self-conscious about my weight, I just wasn't happy or confident with the way I looked. Then I came across Juice Plus which is a company that offers supplements...
    Sophieemmathehealthieryou Sophieemmathehealthieryou 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I was feeling so self-conscious about my weight, I just wasn't happy or confident with the way I looked. Then I came across Juice Plus which is a company that offers supplements...
    Sophieemmathehealthieryou Sophieemmathehealthieryou 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I was feeling so self-conscious about my weight, I just wasn't happy or confident with the way I looked. Then I came across Juice Plus which is a company that offers supplements...
    Sophieemmathehealthieryou Sophieemmathehealthieryou 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I was feeling so self-conscious about my weight, I just wasn't happy or confident with the way I looked. Then I came across Juice Plus which is a company that offers supplements...
    Sophieemmathehealthieryou Sophieemmathehealthieryou 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I was feeling so self-conscious about my weight, I just wasn't happy or confident with the way I looked. Then I came across Juice Plus which is a company that offers supplements...
    Sophieemmathehealthieryou Sophieemmathehealthieryou 18-21, F Jun 26

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