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10/21/14 1:22 P

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Hello
How is everyone doing?

After a month of stall I finally lost a couple of pounds
200.4 lbs today , so close to onederland .
I hope to reach it next week ...

Have a great day all

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10/18/14 10:28 A

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Karri - Woooo Hooooo! Way to go!

Jen -- WOW! YEAH! I pray you get a date for surgery! Super excited for you!

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10/17/14 12:01 A

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Your welcome
For me in the beggining I was losing even if I had 2 little stall.
Now it's been a month and nothing . I have to be patient .I have to admit that i am disappointed. But have to keep reminding myself that I did lose 75 lbs ...

Keep up the good work

I will break this plateau and keep on loosing



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10/15/14 11:17 A

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Thank you! I was definitely worried as I was at a conference October 1-4 and we ended up eating every meal out so I was more than happy with the loss! :)



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10/14/14 4:34 P

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Karri. Way to go on your 7lbs loss. I am happy for you , you are doing great

Jens .that is exiting I hope they will give you a date .

I am in my stall hope to break it so I can go under the 200's that I haven't seen in many years

Yalda

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I was told to only take Tylenol after surgery.I did take something stronger just after surgery but I don't remember what it was.
I took childrens chewable or liquid at first.
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I'm seeing the surgeon tomorrow to sign consent forms etc. I'm hoping to get a date. I've got some meds that need to be decreased and eliminated soon unless it's still months away.

Did anyone take buproprion shortly after surgery it's a SNRI it's not crush able because it's long acting.

I have gone off it twice before and gained 30lbs in 20 days both times. It's the same drug used to quit smoking Zyban. I'm pretty sure it helps me not want to satisfy my mental itch with food or cigarettes. I have been quit for four years this month and I have been getting tabaco cravings now that I'm saying no to junk food more often.



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Had my follow up psych eval - nothing from holding me back from his standpoint, lost 7 pounds since my first appointment with the dietician (she was super happy with that). Once the surgeon gets the paperwork from the psychologist I'll have a consultation set up with him, then another appointment in early Nov. with the dietician. I'm SUPER excited :)



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10/10/14 5:39 P

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Hi everyone
How is everyone doing?

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9/29/14 12:20 P

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Hi everyone

Wow 176 lbs in 10 months it's amazing
Congrats you are doing great..
Drink lots of water , it's hard for me to do but when I do it I lose more weight.
Try changing your exercise routine.

Karrimarie you will be fine don't worry to much
For me to it was one of the best deli ion of my life

I am 4 months post op today and I have lost 75 lbs
I am so close to go under the 200's lbs as I weight 202.4 lbs today

Kaza

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Thanks, I'm not sure what it was the other day where I was like oh my gosh am I doing the right thing. I talked with my sister and she said to just take a moment, breathe, and know it's going to work out how it's supposed it.

I have my psych eval tomorrow morning, I know I'll be there for a couple hours but I'm not sure what to expect while I'm there.



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BHendrick! Wow! I mean WOW! Your success is commendable!

Are you getting enough calories to continue your weightloss? I know at around 7 months I had to actually increase my calories by 100 per day (protein and fat calories) to get the weight dropping again. By 7 months I was eating 700-800 calories per day and losing about a pound a week. By 10 months I was eating between 800-900 calories (again really low carb, high protein, high fat). This may not work for you, but it worked for me!!

I pray you enjoy continued success and reach your goal!


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i am nearly 10 months post op
my calories fluctuate today i had 418 calories yesterday 205 and day before that 333
176 lbs lost from 281 to 105 lbs
im feeling well to be honest stressed because i am having a time with food and figuring out how to get to my weight goal and what that should be and eating now stresses me

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KarriMarie -- YES!! I had second thoughts, and third and fourth thoughts......right up to the morning of surgery -- the "stinkin' thinkin'" in my head kept saying, "You don't have to do this", "You're taking the easy way out", "What if something goes wrong?".....my brain would shut down with all the negativity. BUT -- I can honestly say WLS was the best decision I have made in a long, long time! I am happier and healthier than I have been in the past 20 years.

I pray you can shut off the "stinkin' thinkin'" and make the decision that is best for you!

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Hi everyone
How are all doing

Connie I know you are busy , it's a lot of worke and a big responsibility
Good luck and take care of yourself to
I never had jerky before and don't feel comfortable with drying meat... Did tomatoes , zucchinies my faves, banana Apple pineapple haven't tried the beets yet
Thank you for the support , I have lost 73 lbs :)


Tomojac: you have made a great decision in my opinion I wish you all the best

Karrimarie : of course , you have to see where you are now, have you really tried everything you possibly could and gave enough. I am so happy I did it even if it's not easy , you need to be disciplined and do as your Dr and nutritionist tells you. I wish I did the surgery sooner but I was not ready for it and wanted to do it by myself. I am 30 years old , 4 months post op and lost a good amount of weight already . I do get cravings but I am controlling myself.i am very scared to lose all the weight and gaine again I take it day by day....
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Kaza: We have a dehydrater and we make our own jerky, I've also dried onions and banana. I love mine. I've wanted to try the apples but just haven't had the time lately. Your doing great by the way I'm so proud of you. I'm sorry I haven't been on much. We're taking care of my husbands parents now daily and it's a big job.

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.KARRIMARIE: It's normal to have second thoughts, you and you alone have to make that big decision no one else can do it for you. How desperate are you to get your life back? Are you tired of living like you are now? Have you succeeded in losing all the weight you needed on your own? I was tired of living my life by a needle, without my insulin I knew I could and would die. That was what made me go for the surgery. I did question myself several times, and I heard all the crazy stories and that made it worse. I finally told myself I was doing this and pushed all the negative stories and all my worries out the door and went for it. I'm so glad I did!!

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Did any of you that have gone through surgery have second thoughts?



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Hi Tomojac! Super excited for you to take these steps towards WLS. I pray everything goes smoothly and you get a date. I was both excited and nervous too (I think we all are at some point), and I want to encourage you to make the choices that are best for you, your family, and most importantly, your health!
(((hugs)))
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I am at the beginning of my bariatric surgery journey. This week I had my first psychologist appointment. On Monday I see the endocrinologist and the dietitian. I am both excited and scared but I know this is probably the best this for me right now. One day at a time.

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9/12/14 11:15 P

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Hi Carol
How are you?

Thank you
I dried some apple and pineapple .turned out very good.
I am planning to dry some tomatoes , beets and zucchini next :)
It's a good preserving method and you can keep most of he vitamins if you don't put the temp to high. I think this would be a good way to eat more veggies with my smaller stomach.
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Kaza!! WOW! You are amazing! Congratulations on all of your hard work and success! I can fruits and veggies (from my summer crop) to last us all through the winter. It's hot sticky work when the weather is over 100 degrees in the kitchen, but it soooooo worth it!

Keep me posted on the dehydrator.....I don't have one, but lots of my friends dehydrate all the fixin's for soups and stews.....

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Hi everyone
How are you all doing.
Not many posts around here emoticon

I am doing ok , going down slowly but surely . Weighing at 212lbs today
Going to the farm and buying tones of veggies kept me so busy for days .
And I just my self a dehydrator and dried some apples and pineapples it's great.
Does anyone have one. And what do you dry on it?

Have a great day all
Kaza

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wishing you all a fabulous holiday weekend,

have FUN and be safe, hugsssssssssssssss emoticon

" Sharon " lives in Colorado.

07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs
08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs
09/15/14 = 291.6 lbs
10/19/14 = 282.4 lbs = 50 lbs gone, yeh!!


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" Sharon " lives in Colorado.

07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs
08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs
09/15/14 = 291.6 lbs
10/19/14 = 282.4 lbs = 50 lbs gone, yeh!!


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8/23/14 10:44 P

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Congrats on the new job and finishing the first week.
It's hard to adjust and stay away from the temptation,
You can do this
Kaza

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I started a new job with Mariposa County....just finished (survived) my first week. It's exciting and challenging and very very rewarding! It is an adjustment -- now I understand what everyone was talking about when they said how hard it is to stay away from all the office "goodies". I'm packing lunches and snacks.....so far I've been able to stick to plan (for the most part). Carbs have been higher than I like (50-100g per day), so I'm watching the scale closely. I haven't been able to adjust my walking schedule to fit in a full 30 minutes before or after work, though I walk quite a bit on the job. Praying daily for humility, patience, and peace -- and for God to use me for His glory with those I come in contact with throughout the day!

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Thank you
It's ok we are all busy
And taking care of our elderly parents isn't easy.
I hope everything is good
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emoticon Kaza 56 pounds that is wonderful!!
Sorry I haven't been active very much. My husband and I are taking care of his parents now. My father in-law is 91 and my mother in-law is 87. their both in bad health and need a lot of care.


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Hello everyone
How are you all doing ?
Seems that everyone is busy
Have a good day
Kaza

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emoticon skimbro, yahoo!!!! emoticon

" Sharon " lives in Colorado.

07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs
08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs
09/15/14 = 291.6 lbs
10/19/14 = 282.4 lbs = 50 lbs gone, yeh!!


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I will meet with the bariatric doctor on August 20, 2014. emoticon

I hope all goes well. I have more medical issues to deal with, so having the surgery will help me.

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Still going down , YES!
221.4 lbs today , down 7 lbs in the last 2 weeks.
I am working hard on my protein and I exercise , so it's paying off.
Soon I'll bee out of 100 kg's.

A total of 56 lbs in 3 months (2 1/2 month post op)
I am getting exited now emoticon
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Thank you Roweena
Glad you got your surgery date.
I wish you all the best
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Grats Kaz! Those plateaus can be a bummer and I'm glad yours broke! :)

I met with my surgeon yesterday. My surgery is scheduled for Aug 20, 2014. This is the 3rd day on the pre-op diet. Its not bad at all. The only thing I do not like is the supplements. But, I'll only be on those for a few months so it's all good. I am actually not near as apprehensive and getting quite excited. I really look forward to the new me on the horizon.
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Woooooo Hoooooo! Kaza! Way to Go!!

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Hi
I think I broke my plateau , don't want to jinx it .
225.8 lbs today
I hope it will keep going down.
I want to be at 219lbs by the end of the month I will make it if I don't hit another stall.

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Thanks! That is awesome to hear. :)

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Congrats Roweena on your surgery date! It's ok to be nervous. You'll be so happy you made this decision. We are all here to support each other so let us know how we can help.


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Roweena
Congrats on your surgery date. It's so normal to be nervous . This wasn't my first surgery and it was the surgery that I was the most nervous about.
The pre op diet wasn't easy but doable .
Everything is going to be fine and you ll be so happy to see the pounds melting.
I am 9 weeks post op , if you have any question and I have an answer I'll be glad to share it
Good luck
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I am starting my pre-op diet today. I go and see my surgeon tomorrow and we'll schedule the surgery for the week of the 18th. I would be lying if I did say I was apprehensive. It is major surgery and I've never had any before. But going to our support group and reading your posts here helps tremendously. I've done a lot to get this far and I am sure it will be great for me. Congrats you guys on your great successes.

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." ~~ Babe Ruth
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I will definitely. Celebrate when I go to onederland

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Kaza the day I went below 200 I did the happy dance I was some kind of happy.


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Carol
So hard to be patient
I told my self I go on the scale once a week.
This morning I went on it anyway . This time I was happy lost 1.5 lbs
I am at 226.8 lbs ( I weighted that 5 years a go)
I can not wait to go under 220 lbs for now

Kaza

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Just have a little patience Julie and Kaza, I promise you the weight will come off. My weight slowed down and it felt like I was never going to get to my goal. Just keep doing what you have been and slowly increase your exercise if you need to. My granny use to tell me Rome wasn't built in a day. Patience is not my virtue. I as Carol would say am addicted to weighing myself. I do it two or three times a day, and then I get mad if I don't like what I see.
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Connie
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Hi Jen and Julie

I worry about not losing to. I am scared that my weight loss will stop and I did the surgery to lose 40 lbs....
I am 9 weeks post op and lost 37 lbs after surgery another 12 lbs from the pre op diet.

Anyway I only weight my self once a week .now that I am losing 1 lbs or less a week I am getting very frustrated and don't want to weight my self anymore. I should do another measurement. Weight it's a number on the scale , but it feels so good when you see it going down significantly .

If we keep pushing we will see results , it's just so hard to be patient

Kaza

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Thanks for sharing Julie. I also have Fibromyalgia but over the course of 2 years worked my way up to biking 17 miles 4 days a week at the gym. It's amazing what out bodies can do if we take it slow. I started going twice a week and biked for 30 minutes without any resistance. There were a lot of pain killers at first.

I found Pilates very hard while I'm overweight but give it a try. I was just too heavy to recover from losing balance and pulled things like my back. I was 130 lbs overweight not 70 so it might be great.

I can truthfully say I feel better on gym days than non gym days now. Talk to your doctor - maybe there is something you can take to push through the intense burning and aching of your legs doing cardio. If I forgot to take my meds an hour before the gym I can hardly tolerate anything.

I hope you like the fruit protein shakes.

Congrats so far.

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I am experiencing slow weight loss after surgery and it helps if I just don't look at the scale except for my once a week weigh-in. I am averaging about 2 lbs a week and struggle to get 800 calories in. My surgery was June 17 and I have lost right at 30 pounds. I have had a week where I only lost 0.5 lb.

Even more challenging now as I am getting sick of protein drinks! I am going to try fresh fruit mixed with ice and protein powder and see if that is better than the pre-mixed ones for a change.

I do aqua therapy 2-3 times a week and I am thinking I need to add a home pilates routine or something to keep me more active the other days. I have fibromyalgia so my body fights me.

I want this other 70 lbs off now! I guess this is why my doctor said it would take about a year. As long as I am losing I should be grateful, every one's bodies' are different. If I had not had the surgery this is the point where I probably would have started gaining the weight back. And if I think about it, even a quarter of a pound lost is about the size of a stick of butter leaving my body so every little bit counts.

I am an extremely patient person when it comes to everyone else (I am a technical support rep for Apple) but not so much when it comes to myself! I was worried the whole week I was in Florida on vacation that I wouldn't lose weight, even though I was eating mostly the right foods in the right amounts. When I got home, I had lost 3 lbs! I am learning to just keep doing what I know I should be doing, and the weight will be gone before I know it!

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I'd have trouble finding hope if I didn't lose weight 10 days out. Was it just one week or worse?

I'm glad your sharing this. Without knowing that can happen I would think they'd screwed up my surgery. I'm terrified that they won't use a small enough boogie. I'm even thinking of asking the doctor what size he's going to use. I doubt he'd like me questioning him. This is pretty scary stuff.

I really need to see psychologist but I don't want her to unapprove me for surgery. I guess if she does it's because I'm not ready and haven't progressed enough after telling her my fears. I'm probably not the only one who has been afraid of failing or having an eating disorder after surgery.

Kaza, I do think your weight decreasing is what matters more than the speed. It's hard not to compare ourselves with others.

I started my 3 crystal clear things I can do today to help me reach my long term goals.

I will put them in a blog.

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Thank you Jen I will
It's not my first stall!!! I had one only 10 days post op. I'll keep doing what I'm told my my Dr and Nut.

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Kaza maybe it's your first stall. Check out my blog on platue busters the suggestions are from the Bariatric Clinic. I hope you can find at least one thing you can change.

I'd be frustrated too - just make sure you deal with it in a new way.

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Feeling down


i weighed my self today: I am very frustrated. lost 0.8lbs this week. and just a pound the week before!!
why so little this early i am only 2 month post op. I am so grateful for the surgery but this little so soon makes me so disappointed. i am working hard ,eating healthy , forcing the water intake and exercising. i know that i am going in the right direction , i just expected to lose more in the beginning :(
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WI - 280.6 another 3lbs down this week.

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hi
Jen , i know you didn't mean to sound like you thought I too young. i was sharing how i felt. emoticon no need to be sorry . ok :)

Carol it happens to all of us , don't stress about it . as long as you don't repeat it to often and dont fall of the wagon. you are strong and can do this .

i just lost one pound since last week. it's going so slow and i am impatient. I am going to try not to weight my self till 1st of august .
i started doing some weight training and biking. was very sore last night didn't sleep well lol but its all worth it. when i have pain i know its working.

have a great day all
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emoticon emoticon Firegrub: Glad to hear everything went OK with your surgery, now the hard work begins.


Edited by: CSYOUNG1952 at: 7/28/2014 (22:34)
Connie
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Pre Surgery Weight: 255
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

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I was bad yesterday too. I'm not a stress eater (thankfully) but we had guests for dinner last night and had cheese fondue. I would have been fine if I wasn't dipping BREAD into the cheese. It was SOOOOO GOOOOOD! I don't normally eat bread so it was a treat. A naughty yet delicious treat. I need to get back on the right track now.

Andrea (NSCRFAN)

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I had a stressed out Saturday and ate 3 cinnamon muffins that I have made for the kids.... ate another two on Sunday and another one this morning -- WTH!!!

I'm headed out the door for a long walk and will ride my stationary bike for 20 minutes to burn off all the extra calories.....

oh yeah, I'm up a pound this morning! Time to get back on plan and kick my rear end back in gear!!

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Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
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Congrats Firegrub

Kaza - thanks so much - I didn't mean to sound like I thought you were too young. Not at all. More that it's nice to have company my own age. Most people 40 and over tell me they wish they'd done it years ago. I'm happy to also do this when I'm young so that I have a better life and can enjoy being young now.

Have a good week everyone. I'm looking forward to weighing in tomorrow. I had a good week.



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Congrats , such a great feeling ha
Glad everything is ok
They kept you 5 days in the hospital?
They kept me only one night.
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Got home from my surgery last night. Had surgery 5 days ago and was very happy this morning with my first weigh in at home. I've lost 10 lbs! This is very encouraging.

Anything is possible if you really believe.


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Thank you Jen

I Don't think that I am to young. I wish that i've done the surgery before.
I have tried hard for many years always gaining back what I lost and gaining more.
I have 2 sisters that had the bypass.
I want to enjoy my life when I'm younger to . It's never to late to do the surgery.there was a 74 years old lady who had the surgery where I had mine.

I really hope that you get your surgery date soon and with the weight loss you get of your pills.
I have moderated sleep apnea that I hope goes away.
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Kaza I think you made the right decision by paying for surgery. Thank you also for sharing your age. I'm 37 and the youngest in all of my classes and sometimes wonder...did I try enough on my own? For me though I need medical intervention and to be monitored more closely because of my chronic conditions. That's the part that makes me fit right in with everyone else. I take over 20 pills a day. 6 of those are supplements I take 2x day for arthritis but still it's a bad situation. More than 1/2 will probably be gone once Iose weight.

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