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I stop by every now and then! 😁

Weight has been holding steady and doing fine....it just seems like life gets so busy! And i've noticed not many banders left

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Nice to see everyone's response here. It has been 4 years for me, but since I never reached my ultimate goal weight, I continue to fight the good fight. I finally got myself on track where I should have been way back then, and am very close to my goal. Once I'm past that point and have my plastics, I guess I'll feel more like my bariatric journey is complete.

Until then, I'll continue to be a regular here and check in daily!

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5 years for me in October I’m not on regularly but try to check in when ever I can

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It has been almost 7 years since my sleeve. I was doing really awesome until I allowed myself to start drinking Frappacinos from Starbucks. Now I stopped and am pretty much following the ketogenetic diet. Cut out carbs and have increased good fat intake... I am finally back on track...

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Still around, still trying to provide help and support where I can.

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I’m still here. I going on 4 yrs post op.
I’m not on here a lot, but we’re here❤️

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I’m still here. I going on 4 yrs post op.
I’m not on here a lot, but we’re here❤️

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I am here too. 6 years post off.

Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app

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I'm here occasionally. Almost 5 years post-op.

HW 314 SW 296 GW 177 CW 169

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I’m 4 years As of September 26. I literally starting feeling so depressed about my weight gain. I’ve gained 36 pounds and never made my goal weight. I’m wondering if I can have a revision

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How much would you have to lose to get to your goal weight (whose goal weight exactly)?

I'm asking because results regarding weight loss seem to be quite mixed when it comes to revisions.

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