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I Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery

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    I Want to Start My Life Already

    I need some advice!!  I've been over weight pretty much all my life but became severly obese 11 yrs ago.  I've tried joining gyms, weightloss groups, drank the shakes and even tried liquid diets.  Counselling worked for other area's of my life but didn't seem to...
    LittleWing010513 LittleWing010513 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    I Am Thinking About It...

    I have seriously been considering this for the past few months. I used to be athletic and I miss participating in sports, but I know alot say the risk doesn't outweigh the reward. And I know how to lose weight...you eat less and exercise more. It's not the eat less I have a...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Weight Loss Surgery

    Only if I could have had it but I can't.  I'm not that obese to have it done.  I guess it is easier having it done since it gives a boost.When people go through it, they think it is easy afterwards.  They need being readjusted and careful with there eating habits, if not, they...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    Cannot Afford It

    I desperately want to have a gastric banding but can't afford it. My insurance doesn't cover it, either. I know it works for a lot of people. Since they do this laparoscopically it is not nearly as dangerous as it was in the past. I was told the only way to get my insurance to...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Starting the Process

    I haven’t had the surgery yet....I have thought about it for years.....My husband didn’t want me to have it because of the possible risks, but I am going to get the surgery for myself and children....I have young children under 10 years old and I am 43...If I don...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    My name is hailly im 21 and needed to have this surgery,now that I have im having problems,with not trying to eat what im not suppose to eat.I don't know what to do because I just...
    patnhailly patnhailly 18-21 4 days ago

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    Most health professionals contend that hypnosis must only certainly be a Portion of a complete assimilated course of action. It should under no circumstances be used as the sole...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    R20;Immediately after my very first session with Indy Hypnosis I ended with the food market. I bought fruits and veggies, situations of drinking water together with other healthy...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    "Men and women will try to eat after they're unfortunate, lonely, bored or indignant - after which they're going to sense responsible and defeat on their own up afterwards...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    I've restricted my calories to what I should be eating everyday and I've been going to the gym four days a week! I've lost 8 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks (don't say that it's not healthy...
    Wildmoonchildd Wildmoonchildd 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    www.advocare.com/141047796 I'm here to help with weight loss and building up energy! Visit my website my personal number is there if you have any questions.
    jaymerol jaymerol 36-40 1 Response Nov 9

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    I'm on the opposite. I'm on a gain weight plan
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I was able to lose all my baby weight and now am working on toning up my body! I'd love to share with you how I did it and help you as well! Feel free to message me :)
    fitmama21 fitmama21 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Been on a diet for about 6 weeks, with that being said....I stopped drinking sodas and beer since July of 2014. So I have gone from 285 to 249...so far so good. My goal is to reach...
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M Nov 14

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    I'm going away to Greece next year, and desperately want a bikini body by then as I do not have one right now! I have until May'15! Any tips would be amazeballs!
    Homersaurous Homersaurous 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Hi everyone! I'm sixteen and I have to have scoliosis surgery in the next 13 months. I just have a few inquiries since I'm a little worried. My curve is a thoracic-lumbar curve...
    ilovetodreamx ilovetodreamx 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Recently I have experienced incidents at work where I have done something and I don't remember doing it. It's only when someone else at work shows me the evidence of what I've done...
    Bowlingdiva111 Bowlingdiva111 36-40, F Oct 30

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    This is a story which I wrote and posted on EP back in August of this year. It was written in honor of my brother's birthday. Forty-four years ago the youngest of my three...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Nov 6

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    message me if you want to. Idc who you are
    Jake00000000 Jake00000000 13-15, M Nov 8

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    It was New Years Eve 1971, I was thirteen years old. My dad was a little tipsy by the time midnight arrived and he thought it would be a good idea to ring in the New Year by taking...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    If you observe the faces structure among other things in the photo, they're obviously not the same person.
    SecretWraith SecretWraith 18-21, F Nov 1

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    I started drinking Cali dieters tea and I've lost a total of 4lb in 2 days! Although, It is my first time ever trying it. The tea Does contain senna and I read reviews before...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Quite a boring and uninspired plan, really--I'm just eating less. I find that I stress eat, so I'm replacing processed foods with carrots and celery. Shoving something in my mouth...
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Yes , I'm still over weight , but doing really well after weight loss surgery , it changing my life , have lost 39 kg since August this year , it's been so worth it , thanks...
    fromthem2mefromme2you fromthem2mefromme2you 31-35, M Nov 6

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    More like have to do! 1.) get my weight loss surgery! (lose 45lbs in 3 weeks. I think I can do it. just have to be very strict with diet and exercise! which tomorrow I will be...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I never was really thin but not really overweight till the end of my high school career. When I went to college I didn't gain the "freshman 15" I actively exercised and due to my...
    patricialeigh patricialeigh 31-35, M Nov 14

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    Excuses, excuses. About three years ago I suddenly put on a huge amount of weight over the space of two months, going from 86kg to 122kg. That's like Luke Skywalker turning into...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    With having shut Down syndrome , gaining weight was very easy for me and loading it was very difficult, I'm not wholly blaming my illness , but gain weight greatly in my teens, and...
    fromthem2mefromme2you fromthem2mefromme2you 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    -- Introductions -- Hello (somewhat) beautiful (jk) people! I'm gunna write up a storay 'bout who I is and what I are done in the before. A long, long time ago, A man and a woma...
    Uboa Uboa 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Hi, I'm obese. I'm 5ft8/172.72cm and weigh 224lbs/16 Stones. Would anyone like to be weight loss buddies/accountability buddies/motivation buddies/whatever you want to call it...
    NatCx NatCx 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Question! Does coffee effect your weight loss proccess? I have recently started drinking coffee almost every day, because it helps with my digestive track... but will it put a...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 11

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    Pressed for Time? How to Stay Fit Even When You're BusyLife gets busy. In an attempt to deal with all of your responsibilities, you may feel like putting your exercise routine on...
    kalopez101 kalopez101 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I think that most people with any kind of social interaction these days suffers from some form of body image problem, or at the very least a desire to appear attractive to others...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm 5ft 4in tall and weight 136 and I've got a lot of work to do! Any suggestions on weight loss? I'm an avid runner but eating right is kicking my tail-end!
    Lizabethjoycee Lizabethjoycee 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    WEIGHT LOSS BUDDY WANTED ANY AGE ANY GENDER ANY SKIN COLOR I want to help YOU get you life back on track.......
    username9889 username9889 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I need to be motivated when going to gym and join dance classes coz i easily get tired and food always tempt me 😰😰 what should i do to lose and enjoy? Any tips on weight loss...
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    my mom is a weight loss coffee seller and a weight addict she always tells me that I'm not allowed to try on clothing because I am too fat or I can't buy something because I have...
    thatgirl1252001 thatgirl1252001 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    I feel like I live and breathe weight loss. What I realize now is that it's a total lifestyle change, the things I enjoy doing ... is something I had to give up..it feels like a...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Nov 12

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    Can anyone share stories of friendships or relationships that were affected after a significant amount of weight loss? I'm going through losing a friend after an argument and it...
    Lavender25 Lavender25 26-30, F Nov 16

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    I'm going back to the gym tomorrow, for the first time in 4 months. I also have an appt with a weight loss Dr on Tuesday. I'm excited but a little nervous. I'm wondering where to...
    MzKtlyn MzKtlyn 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Right now, I weight 20 pounds too much. I want to be 90 pounds. I am 5"8' and a whopping 110. My only desire is to end this anorexia but I keep striving for more weight loss. I don...
    Sarahningram Sarahningram 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I love wisdom. It's not the same as intelligence. I know intellugent people, way smarter than me, but lack any sense of common sense, aka ...wisdom. Think if wisdom as a...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M Nov 3

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    Anorexia is not a weight-loss strategy. It's a mental illness. Do you want to be unhealthy? Tired constantly? Lose your hair? Be constantly monitoring your body? Worry about food...
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I injured my shoulder a couple of years ago, had a MRI and it showed several tears. Complete rotator cuff,bicep tendons tore away from bone,bone spurs,arthritis in AC joint,bone...
    leekhilliard52 leekhilliard52 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I want to lose 30 pounds. I've recently started a new relationship and things are going really well. We love to hang out and are constantly eating and drinking. I feel this is...
    Seeker25 Seeker25 26-30, F Nov 9

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    do you think those weight loss pills and shakes work?
    snoflower snoflower 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18