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East Tennessee as in Dollywood? Oh I'm sure there is much more to East T but that was my first thought!

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I'm from Nashville, as well. Had my surgery Dec. 5 at Centennial with Dr. Dyer.

I'm originally from Alabama, though. Born and raised in florence, AL.

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6 minutes ago, bratcad said:

I'm from Nashville, as well. Had my surgery Dec. 5 at Centennial with Dr. Dyer.

I'm originally from Alabama, though. Born and raised in florence, AL.

That's my dr too. I had mine done April 3rd. I live in Ashland city now. Born and raised in Nashville. It's cool to meet someone who has used the same dr, hospital, and nutritionist.

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On 12/28/2018 at 12:18 PM, jessintn said:

About an hour or so from Dollywood..lol

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My family is in East Tennessee. They live in Jamestown.

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Nashville gal here 🙋🏼‍♀️ Had bypass at Vanderbilt Dec 3 with Dr. English. If you are on meetup.com there is a WLS group in the area and they do fun stuff!

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On 11/10/2018 at 5:46 PM, kjallen said:

Hi, I am 11 days post op. I’m from Gallatin, TN, but now I live in Atlanta. I was sleeved 10/29/18. I’ve only lost 11 pounds and I’ve been having all kinds of thoughts running through my head. I just hope that I have as much success as all of the stories I’ve read on this site. I guess I just need to trust the process. Good luck on your journey!

My parents live in Gallatin (I lived there for a few years myself).

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12 hours ago, nursenays said:

Nashville gal here 🙋🏼‍♀️ Had bypass at Vanderbilt Dec 3 with Dr. English. If you are on meetup.com there is a WLS group in the area and they do fun stuff!

That sounds interesting. Have you met up with the group before?

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I haven’t yet- they met for brunch yesterday and I wasn’t able to go, but will definitely join them when I can, I need all the help I can get 😳

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Did you know females in the South have their own special acronym. They are G.R.I.T.S., girls raised in the South, although I am Buckeye born and bred, but so many family members from Deep South, bless your [emoji173] I have to have to have an associate membership. We don't say relatives, we say "Who are Your People", honey that means" who are you related to?"
Do come on in, sit a spell, I'll rustle somethin' up we can eat! You feelin' okay?
And "how's yer mama'n'em?" or calling any and everybody "sweetie," "honey," or "darlin'." [emoji6] - born and raised north GA girl [emoji137]‍♀️

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Curious Yankee asking a quick question: do Southern sleevers feel like you have a more challenging time controlling food because of social and cultural pressures? This may be stereotypical, but I always got the feeling that southern life is more socially oriented around food than it is up north (life events, community events, religious organizations) and that the traditional foods tend to be less healthy. Also that people are more comfortable asking you personal questions, where northerners tend to put up a privacy wall. I mean, I can turn down an invite and no one blinks, or I can not eat at an event, and people are VERY unlikely to ask personal questions without me inviting them, but I know that’s not true everywhere.
I could be totally wrong here, but I did wonder. Or do you feel like it’s basically the same experience wherever you live?
Totally a valid question!

It does seem like "born and raised" Southern folks - especially those of us with deep family roots - would have a harder time with weight.

For me, food was always around. My grandmother (Granny) was my caregiver shortly after my parents returned to work up until I could drive. She had a garden, raised chickens and cooked everything in lard or Crisco - even some of the vegetables. Fried chicken every Tuesday. Giant handmade biscuits ("cathead" biscuits). Sweet tea in the fridge at all times.

Every family gathering revolved around food - holidays, birthdays, weddings, funerals - everything.

Not cleaning your plate was not an option. She was raised during the Great Depression and had 7 kids - you did NOT waste food. And as was said before, you ate no matter whose home you were at and what time it was - it was disrespectful not to.

Bless their hearts. 🤣

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Born and raised in GA - about 45 mins north of Atlanta. [emoji4]

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Cathead biscuits, OMG, hadn't heard that in years but my Aunt Besse made them, oh yeah, why does biscuits and gravy have to be so bad for us when it tastes so darn good?
And to all my struggling folk out there
New Year=New Life=New You
Someday we will be where Amanda is now, Proud and celebrating her 14 year Surgiversity!

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And if you didn't cook like there was a hungry threshing crew walk ing in the front door off the porch, the insult levied by Daddy's family What -cha matter, you skimpin' or something?" boy the next time you KNEW to make enough and maybe a little extra. One aunt always set an extra place for Jesus, granted he never actually showed up but we was READY!
How many times did I finish up the little bits left so I wouldn't have to refrigerate it. I'm just now getting rid of the leftovers on my body!

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Cathead biscuits, OMG, hadn't heard that in years but my Aunt Besse made them, oh yeah, why does biscuits and gravy have to be so bad for us when it tastes so darn good?
And to all my struggling folk out there
New Year=New Life=New You
Someday we will be where Amanda is now, Proud and celebrating her 14 year Surgiversity!
You aren't kidding about biscuits and gravy! My after school snack was leftover biscuits and Tomato Soup (canned straight from the garden). Loved it!

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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