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  1. When we go to a restaurant we immediately ask for a takeout box when we order our food. Sometimes I can stretch 3 meals out of it. The meal at the restaurant, evening meal and lunch the next day. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. xring3


    Both my wife and I had sleeve surgery in 2013. She has acid reflux constantly and I have sour stomach no matter what I eat. Side effect of the surgery. Not a big fan of sleeve surgery but, too late now. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I’ve learned to cope with the negative side of WLS. I had it in 2013. Sick feeling if I eat one bite too much, the runs, flatulent, taste changes and the rest. Bottom line, at least for me, I would not do it again. I would diet on my own and watch what I eat. Also, I have noticed others that have had surgery, and lost a good deal of weight, have put it back on if they are not careful. Just my feelings. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. The surgeons will tell you you WILL need to change your eating habits. Change your eating habits now and save the surgery pain and expense. Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using the BariatricPal App
  5. xring3


    If I had it to do again, I would not have the surgery. I would have been more focused on watching what I eat and the amounts taken in. I did lose weight and have kept it off but, the aftermath is worse than anticipated. I have responded to questions on this topic in the past and generally get pummeled for my thoughts. Perhaps the supporters would rather I keep to myself.
  6. As most all on this forum have done the up and down of weight loss only to gain it back those that have had the surgery (majority) would do it again. I am one of those that would not. Yes, I was 244 and am now 187. My goal is 145 to 150. I am about 5 months out. Point is, I never tried the DIETING like most have and probably should have done that to see if I could have done it on my own. Guess I just went to the head of the line so to say. Anyway, today I eat about anything I want but just MUCH smaller portions. Like everyone else, eat too much..get sick, throw-up or have the runs. Still have lots of things I can't keep down. Emotional eating has gone away (good thing) and am happy with only 1 meal a day (this is wrong so I am told). I did win a bicycle in a local Dr. Pepper drawing a few weeks ago so I have no excuse NOT to exercise.
  7. short message to those that feel the surgery was wrong, not for them or feel they should have done it on their own. some folks will vilify your decision. best to keep your thoughts to yourself and move on. this thread is more of a very pro surgery forum and most critical thoughts are not very welcome. MHO
  8. in my first post I stated I had lost 30 lbs presurgery. As this was my first SERIOUS attempt to lose weight and I think I would have been better served trying to go it on my own, close my eyes on the money I had already spent, not given in to the pressure from surgery staff and my spouse and just eat less and exercise more. I was already well on the right path. Would I do it again if I could keep the food down and had the energy? Well, prior to surgery I had the energy and could keep food down and as stated I was losing weight. So I do not feel like I needed the surgery. What is done is done. Perhaps I should not post on this forum any longer since I do not buy into the WLS dogma.
  9. xring3


    I get coffee at the quick stop. I use 1/2 decaf and 1/2 dark roast. The dark roast is SUPPOSED to be lower in caffeene. The mix makes for a good cup of joe. BTW...I'm 2 1/2 months post op....50 lbs down...50 to go....first 20 lbs were pre op.

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