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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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 ...
    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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    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...
    OregonsMisfit OregonsMisfit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 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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    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...
    lovemyvsg lovemyvsg 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 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...
    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...
    chaosinanutshell chaosinanutshell 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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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 proteinĀ intake is adequate, but I can still eat sugar products...
    svirfneblin svirfneblin 41-45, M May 9, 2013

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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...
    balff1443jc balff1443jc 51-55 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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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...
    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...
    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, andĀ in the days before my...
    RammiGal RammiGal 41-45 5 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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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...
    Geena315 Geena315 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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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...
    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...
    acp43 acp43 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 4, 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...
    redTexan redTexan 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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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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    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 my surgery on Dec/5/2011 I lost 183lbs in the first 6 to 8 months. Then I started to maintain my weight. I had been the exact weight for the past year and a half. Now I have...
    tltb310 tltb310 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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 6 days ago

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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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    I'm about 3 weeks post op from a pretty minor rotator cuff surgery. I had bursitis caused by a flu shot gone wrong, and at some point over the course of about 4 months a...
    pchristensen pchristensen 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had surgery 3 years ago and lost 120 pounds and have gained back 50! I really need some help....
    catlove4 catlove4 51-55, F Mar 18

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    Actually, I'm scheduled for open heart surgery on March 27th. I have a congenital defect: apical hypertrophic cardiopathy, which has caused AF and aflutter to the point where I...
    nwWarbler nwWarbler 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 4 days ago

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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 6 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 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I've been trying to avidly lose weight since march started, I've never been more confident than I am now about my weight loss, normally I would of gave up by now but my husband is...
    greentearocks greentearocks 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Now I walk on the street, some former classmates didnt recognize me, especially in primary school and junior senior high school classmates, every time I talk to greet them, they...
    lidaslimmingcapsule lidaslimmingcapsule 18-21, F Mar 21

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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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    Alright, so I had just weighed myself for the first time in, I think, about a week. I remember once I had been 188.8 pounds, which was pretty flippin' awesome since I had started...
    thelostbetween thelostbetween 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    An update on my healthy eating and exercise goal. Have lost 4 kilos. Have been down to the weight before and gone back up again, so am quietly happy but realise there is a long way...
    irishair irishair 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I see a lot of people complaining about their body and I don't blame them... Everyone has a thing or two they would like to change but is it really worth the damage we give to...
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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