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I Had Weight Loss Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M May 9, 2013

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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 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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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'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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    So let me start by saying after a near death experience and having a child I am left with this body I don't recognize in the mirror. I was recently doing good, I was safely...
    finster87 finster87 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Three months ago I was feeling depress about my weight thank you to the 8 weeks experience program... I have lost 40 pounds in 8 weeks. If you really want to lose weight ask me HOW...
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    Team Dracula&Kangaroo against team J-lo. Let the hunger games begin.
    Sheiriam Sheiriam 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Does anyone know how to get rid of stubborn fat? I've been eating pretty clean but I have a flat tummy just need work on my lower part of my core ahhhhh....
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 1 Response May 1

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    Frustrated with myself I seem to do fine in the morning all good intention then some thing happens, usually stress and I eat myself sick I wish I would stop but I don't know how...
    marlett marlett 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    id like to lose about 60- 100 pounds and i feel that i could use a buddy with similar goals as me. ive gotten all these apps and stuff and now i think i just need motivation at...
    Sagey47 Sagey47 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    im not fat i just need to tone up in some places
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F May 18

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    Want to lose 35 ish pounds // 15kgs. Need a motivation buddy please ? Preferably around my age cool
    sarahemily13 sarahemily13 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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    I'm 5 1/2 weeks post op from open rotator cuff repair. Like so many who have already posted here, I still am dealing with moderate to severe pain and find sleeping in bed...
    don64rcr don64rcr 61-65, M May 16

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    I started this week. I'm choosing to be healthier. I'm tired of being obese, I want to lose one hundred pounds so I can be a normal size for once in my life. And so I can like how...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses May 13

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    I've been overweight for almost 20 years. I've dieted using weight watchers and low carb, both worked but were too restrictive to stay on permanently. Have tried contrave and...
    hrsnjs hrsnjs 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey ladies and gents!! So gaining weight is definitely easier than losing it. That is for damn sure. Well I had always been a bigger girl up until my senior year in high school. I...
    TayRayy TayRayy 18-21, F 6 Responses May 16

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    I wasted all my time worrying about my weight but I tried on my bday dress from last year and it fits so much looser. Even though my weight loss is slow, i'm still losing something...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F May 7

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M May 14

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    Hi I am with a company in the US for all natural products that help various medical conditions one of the lines being for weight loss. We have over 30 yrs of research behind our...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I've come to the realisation that I new to lose weight. Problem is I'm going on holiday in like 35 days and I have a lot of body confidence issues an I want to lose weight so...
    AwquardTallGirl AwquardTallGirl 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I started out 5 years ago weighing 289. I worked hard to lose a bit over 100 lbs. I bounce around 185. I would love to lose another 20 lbs. My issue here is even though my kids are...
    Samadde Samadde 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone I was an all state wrestler back in high school and always in great shape. After working for 10 years and having a family my health had just gone to hell. Six...
    BeACHAMP BeACHAMP 26-30 2 Responses May 5

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    Well I just found out I lost 5.8 pounds, but the thing is I haven't been exercising, I haven't been taking my weight loss pills, and I haven't been eating healthy just nor as much...
    lovethybey lovethybey 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I've been doing a low carb diet, and it's working! I never thought I would actually start to shed pounds, but now that I have it's very addicting. My doctor gave me a list of...
    muckwitch muckwitch 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have had open heart surgery and had multiple complications and will be having more surgery this summer . I got a call from the doctors office asking me if I would talk to this...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    youreable youreable 26-30, F May 8

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    Hey I'm currently on a weight loss journey, if anyone needs encouragement or anything like that, contact me. We could encourage each other and give advice. I think it's just good...
    flyingvnc flyingvnc 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Someone 14/15/16 message me if you want a weight loss buddy or snapchat me; aishblobboom
    skinnyandfat skinnyandfat 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been big all of my life almost. I have started this weight loss journey in September at 300 pounds. I am down to 258 but that is were I yoyo back and forth in the 250's. I...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    HI I want to pass along that I am with a company in the US in the health and wellness industry, legitimate company with over 30 yrs of research behind their products. Products that...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F 3 days ago

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