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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Had Lots Of Surgery s over 30 surgery's it is painful
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    You would think that losing weight should be simple - just don't eat so much and walk a little more. But the little self destruct button in the brain often ruins that plan and in...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I had spinal fusion c2-c6 on January 12. Inpatient rehab and was in the hospital until 3/6. I have worked hard throughout this process doing everything I can to get better...
    Stevegriffey3 Stevegriffey3 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    There are many products available to help with weight loss. These products may be useful, and you want to be sure you look into them thoroughly prior to using any of them.You can...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Daily tracking: -quick walk around circle around to my house. Hurts like hell on my legs still. Hoping it will eventually go away after all this time. It takes about 3-4 minutes...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 5

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    No exercise for me. I was feeling low. I did walk a bit because my mother dropped me off a little further away from home and that was put towards me if I wanted to..so I accepted...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 1

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    Hey guys try the Delgada coffee and the Iaso Tea! These are weight loss products that actually work and if your a little skeptic type the words "delgada coffee" in google and "paso...
    Totallifechange Totallifechange 18-21 Apr 9

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    I've come to the conclusion that I don't love my body as much as I should. I don't see it as ideal in any form, and I'm determined to lose weight! I exercise, do my best to eat...
    fireeyesofthephoenixsgirl fireeyesofthephoenixsgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    So my boss asked me how my weight loss was coming along. I told her how I put on few lbs because I was sick and had to take a break from working out. What she said to me was...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I tried no calorie dinners, exercise and nothing helped until I joined a diet called slimming world which is a weight loss group!! I'm so thankful for it!! I was 10st 9 and now I'm...
    Mistygemma92 Mistygemma92 22-25 Mar 19

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    So I'm training to lose weight so i can fight as a mma fighter in class i want be in. I was recommended by a close friend and mentor to try a weight loss challenge called the 24...
    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 Mar 19

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    I had rotator cuff surgery Nov 12, 2014, after bench pressing more that I could handle. The surgery happened 7 weeks after getting hurt and the shoulder was feeling better by then...
    under180 under180 46-50, M Apr 3

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    So I looked at myself naked. I've now gained some weird fat shapes under my breasts I didn't have before. I highly doubt it's abs forming but fat. My hips are fatter compared to...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 6

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    I am kind of afraid that I won't feel so much like myself once I lose weight. I have always been bigger than other girls, and it just feels like it's a part of me because it has...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My weight loss well lets say thats a been a complete and total bomb. lol I'm not sure what happened. It started around the time I got on my meds for my bipolar. I couldn't seem to...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'm going on a 1200 calorie a day diet. After battling anorexia and bulimia for almost two years now, and after being in recovery for nine months, I think I'm finally ready to go...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Okay so who's willing to give this weight loss palaver another shot with me???... Deciding on letting go of negative memories of past failures and working on becoming a bolder...
    paddy2456 paddy2456 22-25 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Depressed. Tried to get our scales to work. They are old and I think the wires are broken. It only works for a few seconds and stops. It was doing crazy things. Suddenly it went to...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Apr 8

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    So wish I could find a guy like this who could help encourage and support my weight loss goals, for him and I!
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm in my fourth week of weight loss and have lost17 pou nds
    Bill19641111 Bill19641111 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Put to sleep. When I was told some years ago I would have to have a general anaesthetic for a hernia operation, I was very upset. I’d been knocked out for an operation when I was...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Put to sleep. When I was told some years ago I would have to have a general anaesthetic for a hernia operation, I was very upset. I’d been knocked out for an operation when I was...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Put to sleep. When I was told some years ago I would have to have a general anaesthetic for a hernia operation, I was very upset. I’d been knocked out for an operation when I was...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I went to the doctor. I was so excited. I rushed off my shoes and socks. I was hoping I'm weighted more then 125. As I get on the Scale. She measures me. It read 125. I wanted to...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I've never been a girl that's had weight issues. But lately I look at myself and don't like what I see. Even though I love food, I sometimes want to become anorexic. I could never...
    Psychlover16 Psychlover16 22-25, F a week ago