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I'm very interested in becoming leader or helping to get the New York chapter up and running. I'm a year post op and have helped 2 people like myself prepare for gastric sleeve surgery. I wanna help more people in every way possible achieve weight loss success like I have. It is truly a life changing event. I'm currently a student I'm music engineering school. My weekends and some evenings after 5:30 are free

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Im in harlem also... would love to play a role in this also... very similar story... im almost a year out, have helped 1 person through surgery who is about a month out and have a few people in consulation and i would love to help others... Lets chat... As much as id love to play a huge leadership role... My time is somewhat limited at this time... I have 10 yr old triplets, a 6 year old and a wife in her second semester of college.... sooooo... my schedule is jacked up.. buut i can work some things out and be of some help... But I have a background in motivational work, video production, and a lot of work working with youth, teens..

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Go Walking (Liz) Chasing a dream (Tracy) and I have held our first NYC meet and greet earlier this year. We had been posting on the site for some time, supporting and sharing our journey with each other. We found that not only did we have WLS surgery in common but that many area's of our lives overlapped and we were experiencing similar things.

I was fortunate enough to have met with a couple of ladies who reached out to me privately to inquire about my surgeon. We met at a local restaurant and it was so wonderful to put faces and personalities to the words on the screen we became fast friends!!

Though I live on the East End of Long Island, I work in Nassau county and my bariatric surgeon operates in Nassau county at Syosset hospital, I am originally from Queens NY, and have worked and lived in the "city" for a good portion of my life. My company also has business interests in NYC and I find myself there often.

It was natural for me to reach out to my NYC friend to see if she was amenable to having a get together. I found out that she had in fact been trying to organize a meet up of other bariatric pals in NYC for some time. So we decided to get together to plan the first NYC meet and greet.

We met at a cafe in NYC one Saturday afternoon in February, and we were fortunate enough to meet up with Alex himself. Liz, Tracy and my hubby Ken who is also a WLS patient as well were in attendance.

The meeting was a huge success and we agreed it was something we would like to do more often, and share with others across the country and in other countries as well.

I am very excited to be hosting the NYC/Long Island chapter along with Liz and Tracy. We plan to bring lots of information, on a myriad of topics related to subjects that include, Weight loss surgery, Nutrition, Exercise, Healthy Living, Life style coaching and support and many other topics.

We will host meetings in NYC as well as on area's of Long Island in both Suffolk and Nassau counties for those who are interested. Our meetings will be informative, yet exciting and dynamic with an element of fun learning and overall support.

I hope to see you at our next NY chapter Bartiactric Pal meet and greet. We have a tentative date of June 14th location and details to follow shortly!

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heh, I am commuting right now from Long Island.......check the picture out ! Sure beats the traffic!

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heh, I am commuting right now from Long Island.......check the picture out ! Sure beats the traffic!

I know your on the Ferry, but I love boating! It's still a bit cold for me though your photo looks bright and sunny. I can't wait for the warm weather to get out there!!

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Great job Lisa. Just a little bit about myself...I live in Manhattan and was banded by Dr. Ren at NYU on January 14, 2013. I was suffering from very limited mobility due to severe arthritis in both my knees and subsequently, my hips as well.

I needed to lose weight in order to have joint replacement surgery and now, some six months after bi-lateral hip replacement, I am moving better than I have in years.

I rely on this site for my own accountability and to help those who need information, encouragement, a dose of reality, or just a friend. Being able to do this face to face as well as online is a wonderful idea and I'm happy to help in any way possible.

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New goal for me: trip to NY to see three of my favorite on-line peeps. One of these days!

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New goal for me: trip to NY to see three of my favorite on-line peeps. One of these days!

Bandista, I'm going to the Big Apple April 23-28. I already told GoWalking I'd like to meet her there for coffee. You are another person I'd live to have coffee with!

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Bandista, I'm going to the Big Apple April 23-28. I already told GoWalking I'd like to meet her there for coffee. You are another person I'd live to have coffee with!

Lisacaron..... You too!

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I live on Long Island and would be interested in attending :)

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