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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have started a low carb, low sugar, low sodium diet. As soon as I have been on this diet for 60-90 days I will be ready for my weight loss surgery. I have struggled with my...
    freedomtochange85 freedomtochange85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Do not become overwhelmed with the overwhelming options available to you for weight loss. Before you spend money on products or plans that promise easy success, read the helpful...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Do not become overwhelmed with the overwhelming options available to you for weight loss. Before you spend money on products or plans that promise easy success, read the helpful...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Losing Weight requires understanding certain mathematical concepts. To lose weight, the energy burned during workout must be greater than energy gained from calories in the food...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I'm a motivated person who wants to lose 30 pounds..but I would like someone or even a group of people to keep the motivation alive!! I'm 5'2 and weigh 148 (lost two pounds this...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    In February 2014 I fell on the ice at work and injured my shoulder. I tried several different treatments to advoid having surgery. ( Physical Therapy for several months...
    lover2kids lover2kids 56-60, F 15 hrs ago

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    I call it a journey because I am happy to have finally realized that losing weight and staying same is a life time event and thus one that requires a complete life time...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I have the necessary toys, a stationary bike, a muscle machine with weights and such. Exercise is so darn boring, I don't use them, until recently. The big change is a new TV...
    afirsttime afirsttime 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Some significant weight lost in close to 3 and a half months. Its been fluctuating a bit these days. The weight lost may not be as much as I expected, but am happy to be here. I...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I know this is not the way to lose weight in the long term. But! I have a fit as tight dress that I want to look drop dead HOT in by the 17th on Jan. Therefore how can I lose as...
    JuniperHendrix JuniperHendrix 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    So you're tired of weight? Be calm and try this plan this plan is for those who really want to shed there weight ...... Plan is here...
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone, hope you are all well :). Things are going well for me, I have officially lost 10kg and so far am doing a good job of eating healthy and getting active! It's been 2...
    Satoua Satoua 26-30, M Jan 15

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    Congrats to those everywhere , on here and elsewhere that have managed to lose weight the right way. it's hard and frustrating and requires alot of self discipline. Sadly, I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm writing this because reading peoples stories on this blog really helped me prepare for my operation, and I feel it's time for me to share mine. I'm 17 years old. I had my first...
    samgerken samgerken 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I am all better. My surgery went well. Brain tumor is gone. Haven't had a headache since I woke up after surgery. I was blessed in the fact that they were able to go through my...
    lovedbymost lovedbymost 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had one three years ago but now I'm carrying a heartware pump on my left heart
    Comicfangirl Comicfangirl 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Last night at 1:oo am, my great grand- aunt passed away peacefully at the age of 87. She was my great grandmothers last sibling, leaving my great grandmother the last in her...
    LaxingBoy LaxingBoy 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Going through this transformation in my life! It's all about discipline
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Ryan4791afc3 Ryan4791afc3 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    cyanez cyanez 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Well today calorie wise i did great. 918 calories was the grand total. i did good. much better than yesterday. lol fingers crossed i can lose some more of this weight. im soooo...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F a week ago

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    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Weight loss is successful when the pounds come off and keep it from returning.When you embark upon a journey to a better body, you must realize your entire lifestyle needs to be...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It can be really hard to lose weight while you live within a home with an abundance of junk food in your home. You should first accept that changes are necessary in order to lose...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Weight loss is something that many people. Some people win and then they can show off their hot bodies while sitting at the summer time. Other folks give up before achieving their...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Weight loss is something that many people. Some people win and then they can show off their hot bodies while sitting at the summer time. Other folks give up before achieving their...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anyone can shed weight as long as they know what they should do. This article will supply you those precious weight loss tips that you can use to help you on your journey. Losing...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Happy to post another update! ☺️ Since I began my weight-loss journey, which I've taken to referring to as a fitness journey, I've officially lost 70lbs! I've stuck with it...
    dreamerinwa dreamerinwa 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I've been struggling with weight the majority of my life. Last year I lost 60+ pounds, it took almost a whole year of eating healthy and working out but I felt so great. Lately I...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have started on my journey of weight loss. I started a couple of days ago and every day now I walk for a about a mile in the morning before I have breakfast. That may not seem...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The prevalent principle about weight reduction is always that you must get at the least one hundred fifty minutes of reasonable-intensity...Study More >>Weight lifting exercise...
    Jo94ie Jo94ie 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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