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How do you have your resting calorie tested? I would lobe to know what mine is now that I am at goal.

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A technician that ran the bodpod machine used for my body fat test used a formula to figure it out... Sorry I cant tell you what it was...

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Yay! Other 50 plus people. :) I even started a group called Silver Sleevers trying to find others my age. My name is Linda and I have been trying to have WLS since 2008. I was going for the lap band but then the sleeve was advertised and I said that's for me! I received my insurance approval two weeks ago. The doctors office says the next step is that the scheduler will call me. Oh, the stress of waiting!

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It will be. Worth it! I haven't regretted it once!

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Glad to see the 50's thread moving again.

I wish I had found this surgery years ago. I love being his weight and I wish I hadn't spent to many years fat.

50's has it's downfall, such as my body not wanting to co-operate now that I have a new BF and sex is in the picture. I get frequent UTIs . The doctor gave me an antibiotic to take before sex and it worked for awhile but stopped working. I am bummed because I am crazy about this guy

and I went for a lot of years with no sex.

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I'll be 50 in November. Does that count? I had my surgery 12/1/10. So now I'm 8 months old. :) I've lost a total of 125 lbs. 42 before surgery. I stalled for a long time - since May. First my brother got married and I was traveling for that and then I fell and broke my wrist and was basically inactive for 8 weeks. I've just started losing again - lost 5.2 lbs last week.... Yea! Started back to exercise too. Went swimming tonight - felt so good to move again.

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I'm 56--I'm seven months out and getting close to goal--still no hunger. I'm shopping in my closet and wearing some clothes that haven't fit me in 15 years! Sadly, all my jeans are "Mom" jeans and out of date but I'm not buying new ones until I'm at goal.

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I'm going to be celebrating my 50th in December - very excited as I'll be with family in Australia! And by then I'll even be comfortable in the airplane seats, yee-hah!! :)

Foxbins, I also have hypothyroidism, take Synthroid which keeps it under control. As for menopause, I was peri-menopausal 3 years ago but also had endometrial ablation and haven't had a period since so don't know for sure when I'll actually be done with menopause. Yay, to no periods though, that was a huge relief!

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I can't believe that I am going to be 59 this October. I am so happy I will be celebrating that birthday at this weight rather than fat like I was all the years !

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Hello! I am 54! I will be sleeved in Oct. Shoudl be setting the date soon. I have done all the pretesting, I think. Get the results from my sleep study today. Right now everything I do I think to myself next year right now you are going to be ........? Easier getting in and our of our camper, fitting in to the recliners in the camper better, fitting into the camper shower better. Wear a sun dress when it is hot! I meet with my high school friends every sept for dinner. I am not telling them about the sleeve so next year I can get the wow factor. Summer cloths that are cute! etc etc etc. Concerns I don't want a turkey neck! Or wings! I will probably have wings I gues it wont be a sleeveless sundress!

What have others done? Has anyone worn the body shapers are they comfortable?

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For my 52nd birthday I got a Sleeve!!! I am 6 days post op and working through the liquid diet waiting for that wonderful puree'd food. Actually can't wait. LOL.

I have the concerns of where skin will hang, wings, will I look older and that OMG I don't ever want to gain weigh again.

BUT!! I will get to buy clothes that are cute, walk and hike, find more things I like to do that are active! Feel better about myself!!!!

Anyone 50+ and in Washington state?

Enjoy the journey

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For my 52nd birthday I got a Sleeve!!! I am 6 days post op and working through the liquid diet waiting for that wonderful puree'd food. Actually can't wait. LOL.

I have the concerns of where skin will hang, wings, will I look older and that OMG I don't ever want to gain weigh again.

BUT!! I will get to buy clothes that are cute, walk and hike, find more things I like to do that are active! Feel better about myself!!!!

Anyone 50+ and in Washington state?

Enjoy the journey

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I live in Port Angeles, had my sleeve done for my 50th birthday. Best present I ever got. That was on Jan of 2010. I have lost 128# since then. I do have some hanging skin and will need a body lift when I'm done loosing but it was so worth it. No problems on airplanes, now going to the gym is something I look forward to, and l Love that I can know buy clothes in a regular store. And am finding it hard to believe that the clothes at Cathrine's are too big now. Yay!!!!

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I am amazed that with all the weight I've lost, I really don't have much of a skin problem. I don't like the way my arms look, but I can live with that.

My turkey neck was something I could not handle so I went to Mexico and had a face lift. I had that done in May, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. My face and neck look 100% better, but I did not know that I would have this numbness and I hope it goes away.

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Oregodaisy,

I'm with you...if I get a neck waddle then I'm off to the plastic surgeon. I am down 62 pounds since 6/1/11 from my highest weight. I could be down another 10 or 20 by the fall. My skin is doing okay so far. I mean okay for a 56 year old woman with pretty good elasticity.

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My "waddle" is not really hanging down much...but has a wrinkled appearance. As does my face now... People keep saying I look good and even the Doc said I look much younger than my age... but I can see it.... I wouldn't trade it for the fat back... just saying. I am losing very slowly, and I think some of the "sag" is getting better... on the arms, back and stomach, thighs... but my butt looks like a Sharpei dog! Poor little butt...hope that shrinks up too a bit. If I get surgery it will be for the face and neck... the rest is not too bad.

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