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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 haven't had it yet, I have been on a waiting list for the Last year and it could take another 1 to 2 years before I have the operation. I was hesitant to register myself but I...
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    DO NOT have this surgery done. i had mine in 03 read the studies it is dangerous and will cause nothing but issues i almost lost my life due to this. i will live with life...
    beebsiebrooks beebsiebrooks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I weighted 150 last year.... I already had to work on weight loss. My doctor gave me medication for my back pain. Naprosyn and Lyrica. You see a lot of advertisement on TV about...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Day 10 of my weight loss journey my goal is to drop 20 pounds by May. My cheat day is Saturday. I wish I had a fast metabolism so I can just live my life, I'm only 13. I wish I...
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    I will be starting my new life tomorrow. I will begin transforming myself from tonorrow morning, through the rest of my life. I was finally able to get a few things off my chest in...
    vrintige vrintige 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Fell off the band wagon recently since quitting smoking. I've had pizza too often, at least 3 bags of chips in the last 2 weeks and about 8 donuts in the last 5 days. Lacking in...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    A lot of people come to me saying they want to lose weight but don't know where to start... I was in your shoes 6 months ago. I ate too much. That bloated feeling was my new normal...
    fearlessandfit fearlessandfit 22-25, F Feb 11

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    I am good at losing weight. What I'm not good at is keeping it off. I've lost and gained the same 15-20 pounds about 4 times. I'm determined to make this the final time and learn...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I've been dieting and since November of 2014 and recently started working out the past month. I have been overweight all my life and am ready to get into shape and at a healthy...
    nicoledreeve nicoledreeve 22-25, F Feb 17

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    hmcanady hmcanady 31-35 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Day 1 on my weight loss journey and all I want to do is eat cake and have some chocolate 😒
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    When I started my "weight loss journey" my motivation was: Either gain 10 lbs a year, or lose 10 lbs a year. It's been less than 2 months and I've lost 16 lbs. just from working...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been trying to gain weight (fat. not muscle) because I'm so skinny. seriously 5.3 ft and 90 pounds. and people think I'm anorexic. which is not true, I eat a lot.. I'm an...
    HeyImThatGirl HeyImThatGirl 18-21, F 17 Responses Feb 12

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    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    January 15, I called my mom to let her know of my situation. I told her how I started gaining weight in December and how I'd decided to keep the weight. In response to my decision...
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    I had surgery on Tuesday., it hurts so much 😩😩
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    NaomiSunJourney NaomiSunJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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