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Old 08-17-2016, 09:10 AM   #1
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Calling all former "regulars", how about a drive by update?

So many people have been part of this forum in the five years I've been here, some continue to post and many eventually drifted away. If you still check in once in awhile, post a quick update ~ it could be like a class reunion

I'll start: I had my sleeve 4 years ago. The good: It has improved the quality of my life immeasurably. The bad: maintaining is a challenge. The ugly: giving more serious thought to a pannilectomy. I don't think I will ever be able to afford full on cosmetic surgery for all the loose skin, but would really like to see this apron of skin gone. I think I could get the money together for that. But I'm also very chicken. More to come, I'm sure.

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Old 08-18-2016, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hey,Jesse still having issues with my eating,, just got called back for more investigation on my mamogram, ,just not handling my emotions well.. I guess that's why I haven't posted in a while just too,ashamed of my regain
Glad to hear you are still hanging in there.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:24 PM   #3
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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Hi -I'm here off and on. Struggling with weight gain and trying to stay on track. Had my heart broken and since I am an emotional eater, it has been hard not to go back to old habits. I am working on it though. Nice to see folks are still here.. --Laura
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:26 PM   #5
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Still checking in so many things in flux Had a LBL & a extended breast lift set for the 13 Had to get a loan for.. and my carido dr put a stop to it.. New Heart Dr & now waiting for the results from the stress test & echo last week.. for the ejection fraction # hoping they are good enough to get the go ahead at 165 lb up about 3 lbs this morn.Had my heart broke in the last few weeks and so trying to get my head & heart together lol not working very well.. Hang in there.. Starting back very low carb tomorrow get this 10 lbs off before this surgery Yes I will have it !!!!!!! I just know it.....Something gotta go right lol
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:50 PM   #6
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Interesting. I haven't checked here in forever and here I am.

I'm not at my smallest, but I'm a far cry from my highest. Maintaining 120 pounds lost. And there's no way I could be doing these things without the weight loss.

I rode my first century - 100 miles in a single ride.

And I mountain biked down Pike's Peak.

But that's not all. There's so much more life I'm living now... it's not all about obsessing on the number on the scale. It may go up some days and it may go down some days. I may not always have a grasp on eating well... but I'm balanced. I'm out there having a great time.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:42 AM   #7
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I'm back with head held low. I've had many personal issues & went back to eating to comfort myself. I've gained about 65 pounds & am really trying to get my mojo back. I'm just really sad & ticked off at myself. That's all for now.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:57 PM   #8
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:14 PM   #9
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I'm back with head held low. I've had many personal issues & went back to eating to comfort myself. I've gained about 65 pounds & am really trying to get my mojo back. I'm just really sad & ticked off at myself. That's all for now.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:51 PM   #10
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I haven't checked in since the summer. Life's been crazy. I, too, have regained some weight. I was at 155 pounds lost and have since gained back 20. I HATE IT. I really need to get back to basics. It will be 4 years for me in Dec.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:13 PM   #11
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Bonnylass reporting in. Think my lost post was about a year ago. My bypass was in 1999 so I guess I'm kind of an old timer.
I've had 4 relatives that have had the sleeve with varying results. I'm still struggling but I have lost weight I'm 136 and have been for about 6 months.
Trying to get my life more organized, I think environment has a lot to do with success and right now mine is chaos. Wish me luck with cleaning house ( I still won't throw away fat clothes for heavens sake!) I think it will make a difference.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:32 AM   #12
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BonnieLass - You guess you might be an oldtimer??
Yes, I think you most definitely are an oldtimer!!

If your at 136 and have been for 6 months, wow, that's great!! You're basically at goal. CONGRATS!!

You said you have been struggling....I imagine it will be a struggle for me until the day I die. It always has been and it has been since I had the sleeve surgery 06/2015. I'm still trying to get to goal, but I WILL get there!

I hope you can finally get rid of your fat clothes. I felt so much "lighter" after I got rid of mine. At first I kept about 5 of my favorites but I have finally gotten rid of them. I am so glad I did!

Good luck to you!!
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:44 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'm here.......and keeping it off. It is a daily struggle. I'm tired of the battle, as it's been 12 years keeping it off now. I cannot deviate for one minute on my dietary needs, or that scale shows an uptick. I've lost a job, buried my spouse and father within 18 months of one another, which resulted in landing me in the hospital with a stress-induced heart attack...... I need a frickin' drink! 🤣🐊💞 hope everyone else is happy & healthy. I need to give myself an attitude adjustment re: food, so excuse me for bein' the rain on a parade! 😡
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:29 PM   #14
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Oh my goodness it's soooooo quiet in here! Where are all my WLS pals!? Miss you all.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
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HI all,
I get on here every so often. I started weight watchers with an app I bought 3 weeks ago. Am focusing on healthier eating. It is hard. I was so used to low carb and more protein. It's an adjustment. Thursday is my weigh in day. I'll check in again and let you know.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:36 PM   #16
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I get on here every so often. I started weight watchers with an app I bought 3 weeks ago. Am focusing on healthier eating. It is hard. I was so used to low carb and more protein. It's an adjustment. Thursday is my weigh in day. I'll check in again and let you know.
Looking forward to hearing your results
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:37 AM   #17
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Hi all! Long time low carb friend plus WLS -RNY in 2010. It is a struggle to keep it off no matter what, but you can't give up the fight. I have to be diligent for my health. I always come back to low carb no matter what because I know I can eat real food and enjoy it and lose weight. I struggle with about 20-25 pounds of regain from my lowest and I never have reached my goal but I will continue trying.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:27 PM   #18
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Hi Melissa! That's so inspirational. Thank you for sharing
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #19
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Hi I know long time no see. Well here's my up date still continued with regain . Up until May - 1st. Put on 70lbs of regain, . Yes there's this excuse and that excuse but, none of them really warrant this kind of weight gain. Started with my back and ankless aching big time so got to get this weight off asap. My Dr recommended keto Diet so that's what I'm going to do.

PS I really miss our little group we had going.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #20
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Hi I know long time no see. Well here's my up date still continued with regain . Up until May - 1st. Put on 70lbs of regain, . Yes there's this excuse and that excuse but, none of them really warrant this kind of weight gain. Started with my back and ankless aching big time so got to get this weight off asap. My Dr recommended keto Diet so that's what I'm going to do.

PS I really miss our little group we had going.
I know it's so discouraging, the regain I mean. I feel ya. I just started correcting my diet more again on Monday. Constant, constant struggle. Lifelong.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:28 PM   #21
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Well I'm not going to give up. EVEN though I'm as senior citizen I'm gonna go out kicking and screaming LOL
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Well I'm not going to give up. EVEN though I'm as senior citizen I'm gonna go out kicking and screaming LOL
That's the spirit!!

I need to make an effort to get creative with my diet again... I just put some plain fage and frozen blueberries in the magic bullet. Ate half and put half in the freezer.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:33 PM   #23
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So funny that I found this post. I JUST logged in for the first time in years. I belong to several Facebook WLS pages, so have not been active.
Let's see. Had VSG November 2012. Lost about 60 lbs, and have gained back about 15 of those. Back on LC for the past month and have dropped about five of those 15.
It's a struggle....boy is it. Too easy to ignore the scale and just 'carry on' business as usual, but the accountability must remain steadfast. It's just a tool constantly plays in my head.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:43 PM   #24
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Hi!

Mariposa-Good to "see"you here. I do that too . I use heavy whipping cream and sf frozen popsicles and use my ninja. Of course frozen strawberries or blueberries are good too.
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Krissy66 - you look like you are doing well , it's great that your regain hasn't been a whole lot and you are taking steps to keep it in check.
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