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as of today I made it! to halfway, the better half. my band removal to sleeve surgery was 5 months ago. my band was 7 years ago and ended up leaking and created bulemia. I could never tell if I could eat, overeat, or vomit after 2 bites, and couldnt get below 202. I am so thankful I did this, tho it is still far from easy and I have a lot of GERD. Happy to be in onederland, even happier to try on clothes from 20 yr ago, triple happy to have hope for my future. my wonderful hourglass figure is not here yet, but it is so much better overall, and my dowager's hump is almost gone. I shall be looking into some plastics and such, but for now, I feel my path is bright. love sara

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Congratulations! Sounds like you are doing great and have adjusted well to the sleeve!

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I went thru a month of hell with my mom becoming sick on the other side of the country. coming home, hit a long plateau but I am dealing with it all and finally losing a bit again. it was a rough patch, and I cant eat myself into a coma with the sleeve, so I just had to deal with it. plus I am worried about ebola, being a nurse and working for a company that is not giving us protection and that I dont like their decisions. cant say much about that on here. so back to exercise bike, eating right, drinking enough, having faith, and it works. I hope to get back to the y soon for Water aerobics, and to o.a. meetings always helped, but only the sleeve worked for actually losing the weight. It is kinda scary, but I love taking in my jeans. again, faith, that it wont come back. I am into some of the clothes I packed away in hope of wearing them again. still not too near the sizes 10-14, but I hope to wear them again this year sometime, maybe by spring or summer. it is all a journey of faith, hope, love and forgiveness. love sara

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Hi Sara, slow and steady wins the race as they say. I do not yet have the sleeve but I am getting it on December 9th. I'm having my lap band removed. Have had some trouble with it over the 6 years that I've had it. The doc unfilled me completely about 3 weeks ago and I am holding on trying not to gain weight. I wish us all the best.

Alfie :)

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well it is up and down for the same 3#. in the old days I would have certainly gained in a difficult period like this. also, I notice my plateaus are allmost all at my old setpoints, I think the last time I weighed this, 20 yr ago, it was for a couple years. again, bike, Water, hope, prayer, Protein Drinks. walk away from the sweets. and so on. reading here helps. my pants are getting loose again, and I have to take in my pajamas. he he. love sara

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