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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My surgery date is 8/16/14... I have 17 days left before I start my pre-op liquid diet. Ready to change my life. CW/HW: 270
    ilauren18 ilauren18 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I considered this surgery. Someone message me I have so many questions!
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    5/6/14! I can't even believe how much my life has changed. I'm a whole new person and loving life so much!!
    emariexx emariexx 22-25, F Jul 8

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    So like im trying to get weight loss surgery. My surgeon wants me to first lose 130lbs before he will operate. He had originally put me on a strict 1000 calorie diet. i did great...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I did great today. I exercised for 4 1/2 hrs today. I lost track of time. Was busy chatting. Id rather thst than eating though. Lol I burnt over 2000 calories. Lol Maybe thatll...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    One might not require to visit the project out middle or maybe the day spa or perhaps pretty much any health and fitness center plus start using a good deal simply to thin to...
    celifit celifit 22-25, M a week ago

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    Female 5'5 118lb goal weight: 100lb or under looking for a weight-loss buddy
    Eliseswallow Eliseswallow 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    He then started to consider me by way of hypnosis and permitted me to really relax and begin to beat my worry of freaking out in front of a classroom of students. Once the session...
    Joshua603a4yn8 Joshua603a4yn8 31-35, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I've been overweight for most of my life. the last time I remember and have evidence of being at a healthy weight, I was 12. I'm 34 now. I've tried everything from Diet Alone to...
    cgravesthoma cgravesthoma 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey! I really need to lose weight I'm into fashion and like wearing cute clothes but I have a round stomach and thick thighs Want to look better in things and get abs; guessing...
    iwanttobepretty iwanttobepretty 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I agree with everyone here. I am now 12 weeks post surgery for a full tear of my rotator cuff. It's more painful than the imagination. Simply indescribable and my heart goes out...
    NomadicMe NomadicMe 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm considering getting the gastric sleeve but an petrified about the actual surgery
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I've had this too 3 times one when I was a day old the 2nd when I was 4 and the last when I was 6 and I almost died I actually did die on the table and was in a coma for a year and...
    Sharkbite31 Sharkbite31 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Once again I'm put into an operating room when I should be training. Competition auditions for my dance company and in 2 weeks and I've worked my *** off for them and now I can't...
    slizzer slizzer 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I was doing really well for the past few months but within the last week I've eaten fast food 3-4 times and now I've decided not to eat an actual meal unless it's like a sandwich...
    500daysofkate 500daysofkate 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    yesterday was a very good day for me. totally did great. i burnt every single calorie i ate plus 300+ calories beyond that. now thats how u do it. totally going to see if i cant...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A new milestone hit! Dell came to work last week and were giving away T-shirt's. I got one yesterday. An x-large! Guess what???? It fits perfectly! I cried when I put it on and...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hey there :) I'm eighteen, starting college in the fall, and weigh 290 lbs... I REALLY think it's time for me to get control of my life and my eating and I'd like to share that...
    ratherbeknitting ratherbeknitting 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    In this article, a fantastic topic will be discussed, that's, lose weight fast fast and safe. Generally speaking, physical exercise and eating healthily habit would be the basis of...
    lidadaidaihuanew lidadaidaihuanew 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Okay... This is semi accurate. I do want to lose weight, I'm in my natural wall hitting area. It's weird. I don't try to lose weight, I just do... I lose and gain around 50...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Nowadays, increasing numbers of people get trap in overweight. Many boys and girls wish to lose weight quickly for various reasons. For instance, their marriage ceremony is in...
    lidadaidaihuanew lidadaidaihuanew 18-21, F Jul 10

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    The key to losing weight is eating gluten free and eating low-glycemic index foods!!!! Don't use these "magic weight loss pills" yes they will help you lose weight, but once you...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Hard as hell to do but feels good doing it. I have lost a lot of weight and continue to lose weight to this day. It has been hard but gratifying and I plan to stay fit even after I...
    fromthewest fromthewest 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Okey, I'm getting ridiculously paranoid about my weight like every form of reflection I have to look in just to check what I look like, I'm a 15 year old girl and I've never worn a...
    Nirvanagirl Nirvanagirl 16-17 Jul 14

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    I use a weight loss tracker to keep a calorie count, and looking at an average day, I eat nearly 5000 calories every day, and when the app estimates my weight five weeks from now...
    gettingsofat gettingsofat 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F Jul 8

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