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Weight Loss Surgery If you've had it, or are considering it, share your discussions here

View Poll Results: Is life after surgery about what you expected it would be?
It's even better than I thought possible! 84 30.88%
Surgery was the biggest mistake of my life 16 5.88%
Pretty much what I expected - no suprises here! 26 9.56%
Managing eating and exercise is still a challenge, but I'm learning 115 42.28%
I feel normal, but that doesn't mean that weight control is easy 69 25.37%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 272. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-26-2014, 01:38 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, 01:44 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, 05:35 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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Old 03-22-2016, 02:31 PM   #49
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Thank you for posting this. Never thought about the surgery as a serious thing and I doubt that I would ever do it. But thanks to you, at least, I would read a bit about it.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:41 PM   #50
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S/C/G: 334/256/225

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After fighting my weight for 45 years, having weighed over 200 lbs. in high school, I finally had the sleeve done in Mexico on 3/11/16. I'm so happy I had it done. It's not been easy and has been a learning process, but I believe this is going to make the rest of my life much easier and healthier. The surgery has been the best thing I've ever done for myself.

Surgery date: 3/11/16
Surgery weight: 334 lbs.
Current weight: 256 lbs.
Goal weight: 210 lbs.
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes ... you get what you need!

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Old 09-09-2016, 02:07 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Haziefrog View Post
I feel normal, but that doesn't mean that weight control is easy

Boy does that sum it up, it is a daily battle. It is all about making the correct choices, and sometimes I am not so good at doing that .
wtg on the loss...hope you are still maintaining it

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