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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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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    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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    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 31-35, M Nov 13, 2013

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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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    zafa zafa 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    if anyone is willing to gain weight with me add me
    ZeMedic1234 ZeMedic1234 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I saw him recently, and I am concerned about him. I no longer harbor the same feelings for him but I'm still concerned about his well-being. He lost a lot of weight since I last...
    jollybeanses jollybeanses 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    What a great “weigh” to start a Wednesday! My morning weigh-in was 201 lbs., so not only did I meet my 200 lb. goal, but also gained a bonus pound! Must have been...
    New2fat71 New2fat71 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    5'2. back to 110 pounds again. I'm getting tired of this. time to lose some weight. for real.
    LostGirl1029 LostGirl1029 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My fire instructor checked my weight towards the end of last summer. I was 132. Earlier this week, my army recruiter checked my weight and it said i was 125. 125 is the minimum...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want to lose weight before my niece is born! I have 3 months and a few weeks (that's if she doesn't come early). My mom got an exercise bike for Christmas and got me one as well...
    Jene1994 Jene1994 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    A TUMOR IN MY PANCREAS!! AT 19 YEARS OLD!! i had 3 surgeries in 2 months it all started when i was around 38 weeks pregnant i went in the hospital with high blood pressure so i was...
    Thatinkedlovexo Thatinkedlovexo 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Im torn between getting a trainer or getting plastic surgery. i just find it hard to give a trainer thousands of dollars and what if i dont get the results or when im done with...
    theweekender theweekender 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Truth be told, I am about 60 lbs overweight. I lost 30 lbs last year through walking/jogging and a lot of stress. My profile picture is at that 30 lb weight loss. Unfortunately...
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a fusion at the l5 s1 last May and it has been a nightmare! I am still in pain, more pain than before the surgery and added to it lots of nerve damage. I obtained a...
    tgray1883 tgray1883 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    idk why but feeder/gainer ads would sound amazing because it would make it easier for gainers to obtain accessibility to resources and whatnot to fatten up.
    Bryguy142 Bryguy142 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Found this and just wanted to chime in to let others know who are thinking of having it done, it's not always gloom and doom with this. I fell off a ladder and tore up my rotator...
    pfflyers pfflyers 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Almost 30 and no girlfriend 29, in 2 months will turn 30, single, no real girlfriend. I don't socialized much as I used to and sometimes feel lonely. 12 years after I finish high...
    taiho110 taiho110 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    C2 "If this is some type of practical joke its NOT FUNNY! And I know funny, I'm a clownfish! C1 "Ohhh ddear I'm so so sorry, see I suffer from short term memory loss" C2...
    yaotl5 yaotl5 18-21, M a week ago

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    Hi there! I am a casting producer for a new show based around people who are quickly approaching a major crossroads in their lives and who are curious or apprehensive about what...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    So many people want to lose weight but all I want to do is gain. Give me your fat people!!! Lol but in all seriousness tho why does everyone want to be skinny? The media and...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M Feb 1

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    Overall, these age-related changes means that the average 50 year-old woman needs around 300-500 fewer calories per day than she did in her twenties to maintain the same body...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Here is my weight gaining story: My whole life I always has a little chub on my belly, and over the years it got bigger. I never liked exercising or sports, so I wasn't active. I...
    darthchubby darthchubby 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 30

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    About two years ago I managed to lose 20 kilos in the space of 3 months, which was the best progress in weight loss I've ever had. Sadly, since then, I put that weight back on plus...
    olobolgo95 olobolgo95 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I am hopeless, I may never lose any weight. I just want to die already. My stranger for a Mother and both her first and second boyfriend, along with her second boyfriend's entire...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 29

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    I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I went from 333lbs to 155. I was very lucky to not have any complications. . The only problem now is my self esteem. I was married to a...
    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hi ma name is Nancy and I live in the Bay Area. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I was 303lbs and now weigh 155. Only 5 more to goal! My husband has passed away so I am...
    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hi, my name is Rossy, I currently weigh about 108 kg which would be around 238 pounds, I'm trying to weigh around 60 kg (132 pounds). My current weight really was a reality check...
    RossyLiz RossyLiz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Ok so I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid Subserosal on the outer part of my uterus 4.6cm. I have surgery in Feb 16th and very scared don't really know what to expect? Any women...
    SubserosalFibroid SubserosalFibroid 22-25, F Jan 29

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to the page so here's a little about me. I'm 5'5 and I'm 160 pounds. I've struggled with weight most of my life due to a hormone imbalance that dictates my...
    Kiayamj Kiayamj 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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