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Gwen M.
on 11/20/17 9:46 pm
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: Stomach pain

Nope, never. Sounds like acid. Talk to your surgeon.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 11/20/17 9:40 pm
RNY on 07/23/14
Topic: RE: Does VSG just not work for some people?

You can eat around any surgery. I know someone who had RNY lost the weight, kept it off and then regained. Why? She discovered she could drink milkshakes.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

Need to get back to Basics? The Five Day Meat Test



on 11/20/17 7:48 pm
Topic: Stomach pain

Do you still have regular stomach pain, even after six months?

Mine always bothers me. Wakes me up. Gurgles a lot still too. Like right now I know if I go downstairs and have a couple bites of a protein bar it will quiet for a little while, but I have a protein bar max of once a day and often won't do it at all because of the carbs.

Just feeling bothered by my belly all the time.

HW 290. Start weight 229. Day of Surgery 209. Month 2: 190. Month 3: 182. Month 4: 174. Month 5: 164. Month 6: 159. 131 pounds lost!!

Shannon S.
on 11/20/17 7:37 pm - Lusby, MD
VSG on 11/07/17
Topic: RE: Does VSG just not work for some people?

Agreed! Your weightloss is awesome by the way! Very inspiring!


Cecily C.
on 11/20/17 7:23 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Monday 11/20/17

Good luck on Monday!! (And on Thanksgiving )

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 CW: 167 GW: 170

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4

Goal reached 11/9/17!

VSG on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: Does VSG just not work for some people?

Some of the DS advocates here would say that some people can only be successful with that particular surgery. I'm inclined to disagree, but it's one perspective you'll see on the boards.

I am the master of my own regain.

Author of the Five-Day Meat Test

on 11/20/17 6:59 pm - PA
VSG on 08/23/16
Topic: RE: Getting to goal? Advice please!

Keep in mind, age plays a factor as well. Depending on where you are age wise, you may never see "normal" on the BMI charts. As a woman who has had two children and is going through menopause, I know that I'll never see 125 again. Ever. But what I can do is increase muscle mass and decrease fat. So if I only lose another 10 pounds, but get my body fat down to about 26% (which is about 9 points lower than where I am right now and this is pre-plastics), I'll be very happy.

Keep on losing!


HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 166 (10/10/17)

on 11/20/17 6:12 pm - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Monday 11/20/17

It will so totally be worth it. It is fantastic that you are focused and ready. Three cheers for you!!!


VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?

on 11/20/17 6:08 pm
VSG on 01/12/17
Topic: RE: Does VSG just not work for some people?

Oh yes, I've learned that chippy items and popcorny items, just keep them away. I will eat and eat mindlessly. Even when I portion them out, I don't like that feeling of mindless eating. When I'm eating, I should be thinking a little about the meal at least, not just shoving it in my mouth while watching cartoons on netflix!

on 11/20/17 6:07 pm
VSG on 01/12/17
Topic: RE: Does VSG just not work for some people?

You are right, it is so much more than surgery. I am so thankful for this tool, but my head is constantly at war. Thank God for therapy.

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