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band2sleeve2014

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from shrinkingnicola in My mind is completely sabotaging me!   
    I do not have bipolar or ptsd but do struggle with sugar issues and some depression. This book and the tools it offers really helped me to control my sugar cravings and get back on track. Busy, Stressed and food Obsessed by Lisa Lewtan. I still struggle but this along with my sleeve, this forum, and the guidance of my surgeons office do help. I wish you the best!
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Babbs in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    I also agree. I don't post a lot but am over 2 1/2 years post revision to sleeve and had the band for almost 3 years before that. I got within 14 pounds of goal and then gained 20 and am working my way back down and would welcome the idea of vets only for those with similar issues.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Babbs in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    I also agree. I don't post a lot but am over 2 1/2 years post revision to sleeve and had the band for almost 3 years before that. I got within 14 pounds of goal and then gained 20 and am working my way back down and would welcome the idea of vets only for those with similar issues.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Lifestylechange45 in 6.6 years with band.....   
    I was thankful for my band when it was working for me and thankful to have it removed and revise to the sleeve when it became a problem. I lost about 90 pounds with the band until it started tightening every time I had to fly. I would have a little Fluid removed each time until I got to the point where it was empty and could barely drink Water at which point something needed to be done to permanently correct the problem. I say if the band is working for you and continues to work for you then that is great and I totally understand why you would stick with it. I think all of us would rather have one surgery vs two but it is always good to have options if issues do arise.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Babbs in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    I also agree. I don't post a lot but am over 2 1/2 years post revision to sleeve and had the band for almost 3 years before that. I got within 14 pounds of goal and then gained 20 and am working my way back down and would welcome the idea of vets only for those with similar issues.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Babbs in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    I also agree. I don't post a lot but am over 2 1/2 years post revision to sleeve and had the band for almost 3 years before that. I got within 14 pounds of goal and then gained 20 and am working my way back down and would welcome the idea of vets only for those with similar issues.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Babbs in Veterans ONLY please. One year + post op.   
    I also agree. I don't post a lot but am over 2 1/2 years post revision to sleeve and had the band for almost 3 years before that. I got within 14 pounds of goal and then gained 20 and am working my way back down and would welcome the idea of vets only for those with similar issues.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Inner Surfer Girl in Celebrate Progress   
    Very important for all of us to remember. Thank you!
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from woo woo in Vets: What Are You Eating Today?   
    It is literally called "That Sugar Film". FYI - I asked the same thing when someone mentioned it to me the first time - haha.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from VSGAnn2014 in Vets: What Are You Eating Today?   
    I don't know exactly why some maintain on more calories than others but think it might have somethings to do with the type of calories. If you haven't already consider watching That Sugar Film. Same calories, same exercise, but more sugar (and not the super bad candy, soda, etc sugar) and gains significant weight in a short period of time. Very interesting.
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    band2sleeve2014 reacted to CowgirlJane in Motivation and Awareness for the long haul   
    I have been maintaining for awhile. Here is my mindset...goal weight isn't the "end" it is more like the beginning of the REAL challenges. While I do eat more, and follow rules less strictly than I did during the weight loss phase, I still strongly identify as someone who is actively managing weight, fitness and health. I still set goals, I weigh for accountability, I have non scale related goals and victories, I surround myself with active fitness oriented people, etc. This is a fundamental shift for me from my old ways of thinking when I was either dieting and losing weight or not dieting and eating in a disordered way.
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from livvsmum in I Was Told I Look Like I Have AIDS Today..... :-/   
    Unbelievable! And btw, you look fantastic and healthy!
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    band2sleeve2014 got a reaction from Thinkingthinner1109 in 5'9 women what was your goal weight?   
    I don't have a specific number but my goal is to be in the 160s. I am currently 184 and am also 5'9". I am athletic (ski, hike, run, yoga) and don't want to lose muscle. I am currently a size 12 and hope to be an 8 or at least 10 at goal.
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    band2sleeve2014 reacted to Get.Waisted in 7 mos out, failing horribly... ????   
    For my first 5 months I feel like I had this whole new lifestyle down! I stuck to plan and if I happened to veer I remembered that moderation was the key. I'm in a stall, been here for over 2 months now. Partially because I've strayed so far I don't even know where to get back on path. I got pretty down the first couple weeks of my stall and had a pity party. My vice is chips and Cookies now. Chips have always been an addiction of mines but I was never a cookie or sweets person so I don't know how that happened. I'm really worried with the holidays creeping up. Has anyone else fell so hard so early on but was able to bounce back? Advice and opinions welcomed.
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    band2sleeve2014 reacted to Band2Sleever in 12 months out! FINALLY   
    Wow, your progress is incredible! Well done
    It's really inspiring.
    I understand all your positives. Have you had any downsides? And how are your hunger levels now?
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