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7/21/13 2:35 P

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Hi, my name is Jae!!!! I had open Roux-n-Y surgery in 2000 at 327#!! I lost down to 155#, 171# gone!!!! My husband & I both had the surgery within a month of each other!! We had to travel a distance to get the surgery so following he did not want to drive the long way to the nutrition & postop classes & support groups!! I allowed others to influence how & what I ate & have regained 100+ pounds!! My husband became ill & I ate out of frustration & loss of hope & a lot of self-sabotage!!!! I have been struggling here on Spark for almost 7yrs!! I lost my Husband about 2 years ago & then had my Mom to take care of & listen to!! I lost her last month so now is MY time!!!! My pouch is stretched bigtime.....I can almost eat a normal meal!! Can't do carbonated, breads, pastries, cakes, & hamburger!! I don't usually eat a lot in one sitting, but I graze almost continuously & mindlessly, especially of an evening!! I partnered with a Buddy/best friend about a month ago & we are doing a modified "Ideal Protein" diet & I have lost over 20# so far!!!! I am no longer buying my trigger foods & things that I should not be eating!!!! I am moving more, too!!!! I am following SparkCoach for the lifestyle change!!!!

Thank you for starting this team!! I have not been able to connect with the other GBS teams for some reason!! You are so right about the postop mindset that says "I can do this.....NO problem.....NO regain"!!!! WRONG!!!! I am FINALLY understanding that this takes a LIFESTYLE change & a MENTAL change!!!! I am on that journey now!!!!

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6/14/13 1:35 P

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Hi, my name is Chris. I had gastric bypass in 2005 and quickly lost 110 pounds. However, I gained 100 of those pounds right back. Now I'm slowly but surely losing weight by eating healthy following the Sparkpeople journey.

Chris - St. Louis

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6/8/13 7:28 P

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Hi! I'm hoosiergirlindy, or Tina. I've had bariatric surgery. I've gained a substantial amount of weight back, and re-lost that weight (plus more) by applying Spark techniques! Go Sparkers! Please introduce yourself!

 current weight: 247.0 
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