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View Poll Results: Is life after surgery about what you expected it would be?
It's even better than I thought possible! 79 30.15%
Surgery was the biggest mistake of my life 15 5.73%
Pretty much what I expected - no suprises here! 25 9.54%
Managing eating and exercise is still a challenge, but I'm learning 112 42.75%
I feel normal, but that doesn't mean that weight control is easy 67 25.57%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 262. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:38 PM   #46
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Hi I'm new here. I had WLS in 2003, lost about 100lbs, but after time starting gaining some back. Now, trying to loose about 23lbs I've gained. Trying the Wonderslim diet program, hard for me to stick to a diet, that's why I ended up having surgery. One regret I have is not listening to the Dr. regarding the food choices, I ate whatever I wanted and for years didn't gain, but it's catching up to me now.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:44 PM   #47
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I'm new and just had the sleeve done, and I am very happy so far. between my 2 week pre op diet and now. I have lost 31 pounds. I drink Premier Protein shakes twice a day with a creamy soup for lunch, and drinkable yogurt for snacks. I am not tire, or hungry, and best of all no cravings. I do admit when my hubby fixes dinner for him and my daughter it smells good, but I don't hunger for it. I have no had any bad side effect, Thank God! Next week I start on soft foods, and wonder, is it when you start back to eating regular food when you start having problems? Or did some of you have it right away?

Started weightloss journey on April 10th, 2015
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:35 PM   #48
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S/C/G: 302/206/170

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I voted "Managing eating and exercise is still a challenge, but I'm learning" -- but I also am SO GLAD I DID IT, and would do it again a thousand times over! It's not "better than I ever thought possible", because, damn, I still have to make good choices. But it is still REALLY great.

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302 / 206 / 170

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244 / 175 (lowest) / 170
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