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biginjapan

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    biginjapan reacted to DaisyChainOz in Yay! Finally hit onederland! My weight loss was stalled for a couple of weeks but the   
    Awesome work I will also be tracking in KG when I get my surgery done later this year.
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    biginjapan reacted to summerset in Did my weekly weigh in this morning and am a little disappointed that the scale has n   
    I know the feeling. The scale is an awful tool. It has way too much power over us.
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    biginjapan reacted to GreenTealael in Going for my revision to bypass tomorrow. Feeling a little nervous but also laidback   
    Welcome back (I remember you 😉) Good Luck & Safe Surgery !
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    biginjapan got a reaction from #MagicWithinme in I think it has finally sunk in, (after 5 years) to my co-workers that no I don't want   
    I can't really comment on the co-worker situation, but I definitely know the feeling of looking at almost everything and thinking "sugar" (even if it's not). Luckily it's gotten to be a habit so I'm not really tempted by anything. That said, I'm very accommodating to my co-workers/friends and they to me: if we go to Starbucks I just get a mint tea, and they don't comment at all when we are out at other places and I avoid the rice, noodles, and other breaded items that are so common here in Japan. It's a nice balance. However, we rarely go out so this isn't much of an issue.
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    biginjapan reacted to FluffyChix in Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, and h   
    Congrats!!! That's amazing. Doesn't it feel outstanding??!
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, and h   
    Thanks! Only another 22 pounds to have lost 100 since surgery, and 22 past that I will have finally hit goal. Not sure how long it will take - I find myself very tempted by warm, thick, savory or sweet foods and drinks (often hot) that are appearing now that the weather is getting cooler. Will definitely have to find substitutes to keep me satisfied and on track over the winter months!
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    biginjapan reacted to shedo82773 in Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, and h   
    YAY!!! Nothing taste as good as getting the weight off!! YOU'VE did great!!! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!
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    biginjapan reacted to Newme17 in Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, and h   
    What!? What!? 💯 lbs! That is awesome. I can’t wait to be able to share that myself.
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    biginjapan reacted to Newme17 in HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Yep, today's my birthday and I'll scream it out loud for   
    @biginjapan routine is good for the most part. It's nice to have a change here and there but when we're focused on our health, it's hard. I totally get ya. I lost about 5 or 6 lbs this past month. I don't mind, it's a loss, but circumstances in my life went haywire for a few weeks. Like you, I'm back to routine and so I expect things to be a bit better than the last month. Glad you're back!
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Yep, today's my birthday and I'll scream it out loud for   
    @Newme17 I'm doing good I guess. Haven't been so good with food (not that I'm eating badly, I've just added things that probably aren't helping me much) so weight loss has been stalled for the last month (but at least I'm not gaining). I was busy travelling and then getting ready to head back to school. Now that things are back into a routine, I hope to get back on track (that includes being here more regularly too!).
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Yep, today's my birthday and I'll scream it out loud for   
    @Newme17 I'm doing good I guess. Haven't been so good with food (not that I'm eating badly, I've just added things that probably aren't helping me much) so weight loss has been stalled for the last month (but at least I'm not gaining). I was busy travelling and then getting ready to head back to school. Now that things are back into a routine, I hope to get back on track (that includes being here more regularly too!).
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    biginjapan reacted to Sleeve1stFitNext in Six months post-op and 90 pounds lost! I'm so happy with the weight loss, but I still   
    You have done great. You are almost there!!!
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in Six months post-op and 90 pounds lost! I'm so happy with the weight loss, but I still   
    Thanks everyone! I really am happy as I've never lost 90 pounds in one go before.
    @Newme17: Hong Kong is just for a few days as a layover on my way home. I have 2 suitcases full of clothes that I am bringing back with me to give away or sell (I still have 5 more boxes of clothes though! - too bad I couldn't bring them all with me)
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in Six months post-op and 90 pounds lost! I'm so happy with the weight loss, but I still   
    Thanks everyone! I really am happy as I've never lost 90 pounds in one go before.
    @Newme17: Hong Kong is just for a few days as a layover on my way home. I have 2 suitcases full of clothes that I am bringing back with me to give away or sell (I still have 5 more boxes of clothes though! - too bad I couldn't bring them all with me)
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Meryline in This is a first! I just got back from a 3 week vacation and I lost 5.5 lbs. I don't t   
    FWIW, this has happened to me too, both times I went on vacation (well, business trips to be honest) since my surgery - one was a 10-day trip to Germany, the other a 2-day weekend in another city. Both times I dropped weight even though my food intake was not as stellar as it should have been. Which makes me think that maybe the body likes change - change of food, change of exercise, etc. and responds more eagerly as a result. Just a thought.
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Sleeve1stFitNext in My clothes have been hanging off and baggy. I decided to just suck it up and buy a fe   
    You look great! What a difference it makes to wear clothes that fit you well.
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    biginjapan got a reaction from MSinger in Did anyone start questioning surgery after having success with the preop diet? Having   
    I lost more weight pre-op (22 pounds in 3 weeks) than in any month post-op (the highest was 18 pounds in a month). But did I ever second-guess my decision to self-pay for my surgery? Absolutely not. Anyone can lose weight. The problem I think almost everyone here has is that it's almost impossible to keep off - the body fights back to get back to where it was. You get the dreaded plateau and start to gain again. In 6 months post-op the scale has only gone down for me (like a series of steps - holds steady for a week or two, then just drops). That has never happened in 20+ years of trying to lose weight. Think of the surgery as a reset button for your body - it gives you a fresh start, instead of the enormous handicap (metabolic set-point, possible insulin and leptin resistance, etc) that you will be dealing with if you don't have the surgery.
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    biginjapan got a reaction from Newme17 in I've got the dreaded "turkey neck" thighs! Seriously, I was applying some BodyGlide a   
    Thanks! I know it looks bad now, and will probably get worse as time goes by, but I'm hoping there will be some bounce back. However, I am VERY bottom-heavy, have always had huge thighs, so I guess this should not be unexpected.
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    biginjapan reacted to Newme17 in I've got the dreaded "turkey neck" thighs! Seriously, I was applying some BodyGlide a   
    I haven't heard of the thighs doing that...I am with Outside though, maybe over time some of the skin will bounce back. There's always hope! Hang on to it.
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    biginjapan reacted to OutsideMatchInside in I've got the dreaded "turkey neck" thighs! Seriously, I was applying some BodyGlide a   
    Mine are bad, but I have noticed over the past 3 months they are improving. Give it some time once you are done losing and you might be surprised.
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