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Elvira OC

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    Elvira OC got a reaction from Zom B in DON'T DO IT   
    This reads to me like someone who just took a creative writing class. Very descriptive. “A for effort.” F for that last comment “may you get what you deserve.”

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    Elvira OC reacted to hopefulsteps in Hello. New member.   
    Go for it, I have lost a lot and gained it all back about three times in my life. Realising that diet and exercise will fail you is devastating. Now I am 3,5 weeks bypassed, doing well.
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    Elvira OC got a reaction from mybypassjourney in Hello. New member.   
    Hi👋 New member here. Haven’t had surgery yet. I have my first consultation with the team on August 6.
    I’ve been thinking about having gastric surgery for years, ever since a co worker got the sleeve in Mexico. At that time, I think it was a fairly new procedure to the US so she went to Mexico bc they had been doing it for a while. This was maybe 2010. It ends up, I personally know about 7 people who have had either sleeve or bypass since then. I watched as some of them had a lot of success and some had a lot of non surgical complications such as other addictions, divorce, etc.
    I kept thinking that surgery was not the right answer for me. But every time I had success on a diet, I would eventually fail and the weight would come back plus some.
    i am currently at my highest weight of 250, I am 5’7” tall.

    My mother also struggled with her weight her whole life. I watched her become more and more ill from different diseases, All of which was compounded by her weight. When she died this past April, I finally realized that I had thought about it enough, it was time to do something. I don’t want to follow in her foot steps, but I see it happening.

    I’m not gonna lie, I have fears. But I am also excited. I’ve been lurking on these forums for about a week and you guys are such a wealth of info and experience, I’m so glad I found this website. 🖤
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    Elvira OC reacted to BigSue in Newbie on my Journey ... did you keep your journey a secret   
    I am also an advocate for fat acceptance and plan to continue to be even after I lose weight. I think it is important for people of all sizes to advocate for fat acceptance. You are probably right that you'll take some flack from the fat acceptance community for getting WLS, but there's no reason you can't lose weight for your own health while still advocating for fat people to be treated right.
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    Elvira OC got a reaction from mybypassjourney in Hello. New member.   
    Hi👋 New member here. Haven’t had surgery yet. I have my first consultation with the team on August 6.
    I’ve been thinking about having gastric surgery for years, ever since a co worker got the sleeve in Mexico. At that time, I think it was a fairly new procedure to the US so she went to Mexico bc they had been doing it for a while. This was maybe 2010. It ends up, I personally know about 7 people who have had either sleeve or bypass since then. I watched as some of them had a lot of success and some had a lot of non surgical complications such as other addictions, divorce, etc.
    I kept thinking that surgery was not the right answer for me. But every time I had success on a diet, I would eventually fail and the weight would come back plus some.
    i am currently at my highest weight of 250, I am 5’7” tall.

    My mother also struggled with her weight her whole life. I watched her become more and more ill from different diseases, All of which was compounded by her weight. When she died this past April, I finally realized that I had thought about it enough, it was time to do something. I don’t want to follow in her foot steps, but I see it happening.

    I’m not gonna lie, I have fears. But I am also excited. I’ve been lurking on these forums for about a week and you guys are such a wealth of info and experience, I’m so glad I found this website. 🖤
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