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Where are the 50's??? -- all I see is a topic about wrinkles! How has the surgery changed your life?

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Where are the 50's??? -- all I see is a topic about wrinkles! How has the surgery changed your life?

5 1/2 weeks out, lost about 23 lbs... on a stall for the last couple of weeks.. still waiting for that to brake. Last two days feeling weak and shaky... start back to work next week...I'm happy I did it, but still working out what the li'l stomach wants.

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Dont ya worry none, were right here with ya. . . . I'm 50 and I don't own a wrinkle and I've lost 150 lbs! I guess I'm either damn lucky or my native american indian heritage is playing it's part. . .all i have is a little loose skin where my apron used to be. . . my daughter who is 21 was asked if I'm her sister???? go figure. . . but as long as it continues I'm as happy as a clam!

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GLAD to hear from you all! ~ I'm 56 & 11 weeks out...I have lost 34 pounds and feel great! I lost over 90 on a dr's program in 2008-2009 and put 65 back on, over 45 in 3 months. Out-Of-Control sooo I went to Mexico in December and very grateful of the decision! I feel I'm losing slow enough so I don't have "the wrinkles" and "bags" as I didn't last time. I have my 3 month Upper GI & bloodwork coming up and am worried that my insurance won't cover the GI expense. I was told to call my insurance & find out b-u-t that might put a red flag on it--am thinking I should take my chances? I was 270+ at my top, 185 at my lowest, started the sleever at 245 and now 209 = Can't wait for my 160 lb goal!

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I am six weeks out today and am about 1/3 of the way to goal...low-carbing it for the most part as that seems to work best. No life-changing events yet, but I am looking forward to summer and being able to be more active. I am 56 and hypothyroid and thought I might be a slow loser but it appears I am hanging in there with the average bunch!

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I just turned 55 yesterday. I am almost 5 weeks out, have lost 30 lbs and am in a major stall--but I am getting smaller in clothing sizes. I figure I will lose some, then my body rearranges everything, then I lose some more. I'm trying not to get upset about stalls. I'm going shopping for a treadmill today--maybe that will help.

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Hey,

I am 53 and 6 days out from my sleeve. I am not sure if it is my age or something else going on bu still have a tremendous amount of pain after standing or walking for about 3 mins. I am going to call the dr. Monday morning. With the 2 week pre op diet and 1 week sleeved I have lost 13 lbs.

I love having a 50's forum.

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Hope you ladies don't mind me hi-jaking this thread... I am looking for a little advice that, well ladies of a certain age will understand!!

THE MENOPAUSE!!

I have read your posts and you are all doing sooooo well! Are any of you paddling in the murky Water of the menopause yet? I ask, because my blood test indicate that I might be going through it a little early ( I am 39 on the verge of 40) and I was wondering how the hormone thing effected your weight loss, craving, moods etc and basically, how do you deal and over come this?

Any words of wisdom will be greatly received x

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I finished menopause at 42 and must say it was a massive relief to be done with monthly periods. No more planning around them! I didn't have any mood swings or food issues. I did have hot flashes that disturbed my sleep and so I had hormone replacement therapy for about 8 months. I did notice drier skin and an annoying patch of hair under my chin due to reduced estrogen levels. I am hypothyroid and have a slow metabolism anyway, so I hit the gym and tried to build some muscle mass to keep osteoporosis at bay. Being postmenopausal doesn't seem to have affected my ability to lose weight, albeit not as quickly as my pre-menopausal sleeve (and similar BMI) sisters but it is coming off with the low-carb diet.

Really, I sailed right through menopause without a problem.

Congrats on the 55 lbs loss!

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I finished menopause at 42 and must say it was a massive relief to be done with monthly periods. No more planning around them! I didn't have any mood swings or food issues. I did have hot flashes that disturbed my sleep and so I had hormone replacement therapy for about 8 months. I did notice drier skin and an annoying patch of hair under my chin due to reduced estrogen levels. I am hypothyroid and have a slow metabolism anyway, so I hit the gym and tried to build some muscle mass to keep osteoporosis at bay. Being postmenopausal doesn't seem to have affected my ability to lose weight, albeit not as quickly as my pre-menopausal sleeve (and similar BMI) sisters but it is coming off with the low-carb diet.

Really, I sailed right through menopause without a problem.

Congrats on the 55 lbs loss!

Hey Foxbins,

thanks for the insight... all sounds good then! I ain't completely sure where I am with it all yet, causes and that is confusing me at the moment, will wait to see what my doc says! I suppose I am looking for a reason for my slow weight loss...lol =]

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I'm 53 and was sleeved last Wednesday. I started menopause at about 43 and I was on hormones, but the Dr at the hospital told me to completely stop taking them, so this must really change everything in your system. (and if I am off them for good, yee haw!) I actually have been off them since 2 weeks prior to surgery and not one hot flash. Can't comment on the mood swings yet...

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