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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 decided that I want to lose weigh only on my stomach it's hard to wear clothes that I had before and be sexy.
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    I have been thinking about doing the gastric bypass surgery soon but since I started thinking about it I've changed my eating habits and have lost weight I've lost 7 pounds in 6...
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 46-50, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am okay if I don't think about it but as soon as the thought comes back or I hear of someone I know go through it too my heart breaks all over again. I can't look down the baby...
    MyLife0219 MyLife0219 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    cosmetic surgery is a branch of Plastic surgery that can help improve your looks. Plastic surgery center is a specialized branch of surgery concerned with the repair of the...
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    It all started on the 11th of February, I'd woken up at 5AM for work. I was feeling great. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich, woke up my niece for school, and took a shower...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would really appreciate a weight loss buddy. I don't have a very encouraging support team at home and it's disheartening. I've lost almost six pounds already and I'm feeling good...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 160 and 16 years old... I'm ready to change, I'm done with being over weight and unfit. I work out but I guess I need to take things up, I want to change into the person I...
    SoUGLY SoUGLY 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It is critical to know what truly motivates you to lose the weight.
    44dxt 44dxt 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I know for sure that weight loss can be achieved with no exercise and without feeling hungry.
    44dxt 44dxt 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    82 lbs down but having some joint issues. It was bound to happen when I was over 500 lbs for so long. http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/07/weight-loss-journey-back-to...
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    82 lbs down but having some joint issues. It was bound to happen when I was over 500 lbs for so long. http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/07/weight-loss-journey-back-to...
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Hey my name is Dacey, about nine months ago I weighed 240 pounds. That is the heaviest I've ever weighed in my entire life and I was only 24. I used to be small in high school but...
    lileminemxxl lileminemxxl 22-25 5 days ago

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    I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed not too long ago, and let me tell you, the process of having all of them extracted at once was probably the easier part of the whole...
    pebbles7 pebbles7 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've decided to get back on that horse. I've been inactive for two weeks. Prior to that I was jogging and walking for upto 5KM at least 4 times a week. I was discouraged by the...
    laughingtiger laughingtiger 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi guys my names Lowri.. I'd like to introduce myself to you all.. I work for a company called body by vi.. I don't know if anyone heard of it but it is an American company all...
    LJay1985 LJay1985 26-30, F a week ago

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    my experience 02.16 I started a new job and found out my co workers where on a weight loss challenge it was to late to join in but I decide at appox 03.16.015...
    HGKOREIA HGKOREIA 46-50, M a week ago

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