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happyteacher
on 1/13/18 2:13 pm
Topic: RE: GERD

Terrible Gerd before surgery. Hiatel hernia fixed during surgery, and that took care of the Gerd. Fast forward a few years, the hiatel hernia returned with a vengeance rendering me unable to keep solid food down (diseased gallbladder also an issue). That was fixed again, but have acid issues still... milder than what I had though prior to the vsg.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/13/18 2:06 pm
Topic: RE: Costco Premier Protein on sale $5 off

Nuff said.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/10/18 5:06 pm
Topic: RE: Fitbit Alta HR

Just replaced my Fitbit with the Alta HR. I found it was not logging steps well, found online where restarting it seems to take care of it. For now it did, but I am wondering if this is a glitchy kind of issue with the Alta HR and I will have to reset it all the time? Anyone out there use one for a while?

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/10/18 4:55 pm
Topic: RE: Seeking advice/ideas!

It is deceiving to compare how many pounds were lost. It is a bit more helpful to compare the percentage of EWL lost. Lightweights in general lose at a slower rate, super heavy weights post huge numbers comparatively. In the end the Ewl percentages tend to be a bit closer than the number of pounds. For example, I had 150 to lose... 15 pounds is 10% of the EWL. There was once several years ago I calculated a bunch of peoples ewl rate and found it to be fairly consistent. Somewhere in the archives is a thread on it. Search ewl perhaps to locate it.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/10/18 4:44 pm
Topic: RE: Questions about maintenance?

I would swear the post-baby delivery hormones have a lot to do with weight gain. I have 3 kiddos, I didn't gain too much from being pregnant, but did gain 40 after delivery for each of them. I wish I knew then how carbs impacted the insulin-hunger cycle.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/10/18 4:42 pm
Topic: RE: Questions about maintenance?

I don't subscribe to the notion that maintenance is harder. What is easier is to let complacency set in. I too read the stats on regain and elected to set my goal (195, the upper limit of a normal bmi for me) and subtract 5 pounds initially for some bounce back room. I eventually hovered at 188 for quite a long time, but alas periods or regain would pop up here and there. Most of them, once I hit 195 I would work on taking it off. I had a stretch there where I went 10 over goal... but I feel that it was related to the extreme amount of acid that I was experiencing (and not treating properly) that fed into the cycle of eating that I went through. Once the hernia was fixed I have again not had an issue with keeping my numbers pretty steady at 185 or so.

I am not saying regain is not very real- it is. Many do experience it, but many of us also recognize it for what it is and whittle it back down. I think the key is to not play ostrich and allow the regain to really pile up... at least for me there is a point where I know I am prone to just throwing in the towel. 10 pounds, 20 pounds seems doable. If I let it creep back up to 100 than it is unlikely.

One thing that I feel is harder though is dropping pounds. During my weightloss phase (a bit over 8 months) I lost steadily. I feel like even now when I return to the same calorie levels the weight comes off much slower. Fortunately I have experienced the benefit of what it means to just keep at it and the cumulative loss will eventually lead up, but overall I do find it harder to take regain pounds off.

Going from weight loss to maintainance- I added a 100 calories or so every few days and kept track of my weight closely until it stabalized. I continued to log diligently until I was able to determine what my magic number was for maintaining (1200 if not exercising, 1400 or 1500 if I am). This is a daily average though- some days higher and some days a bit lower kind of thing. Everyone will be different. We have one guy that doesn't pop in much anymore that lost as much as me and turned into a total gym rat- he maintains at around 4,000 calories a day if I recall correctly.

In the end it simply comes down to being consistent and if weight does pop on a bit to not ignore it.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 1/6/18 6:40 am
Topic: RE: NSV - Life Changing - Caution: Brutal Honesty Inside

What a momentous nsv! I cannot imagine how liberating it must be to be able to easily shower now. Congrats on your hardwork and continued journey!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 12/29/17 5:48 am
Topic: RE: 1st round of clothes shopping!!!

Wow, you really did wait as long as you could to replace. I had to replace the wardrobe 5 times. I found that if I stuck to Old Navy and jcp.com I could manage a work wardrobe for under $200- and that is in the specialty sizing (tall) that normally runs more.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 12/19/17 5:25 pm
Topic: RE: ? for the veteran VSGers and tummy tuck patients

I was told to wait 6 months after hitting goal. Even once your weight levels out, it sort of redistributes for a while. My TT turned out amazing, so it is worth waiting to optimize the procedure! I have since had a regain of about 30 pounds from the tt surgery weight and subsequently lost it- I am not droopy, however, not as tight if that makes sense. There is a reason, in other words, why they want you to lose first and then TT.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 2:49 pm
Topic: RE: Forced to not use a scale and so far so good?

That is exactly how I was before losing the scale. This is also why I was surprised that once I adjusted to not using a scale there was some unforseen benefits. That tendency you mentioned of avoiding the scales/docs is exactly my pattern as well- and that is the part I wonder about. The structured accountability thing- hmmm.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 2:45 pm
Topic: RE: regrets/ second thoughts

I would say in general I have no regrets. In my case I lost the gallbladder due to the weight loss and had a second severe hiatel hernia that required additional surgery. I would have no way of knowing if those issues would have occurred anyway (surgery or not), but there is now a permanent lifestyle change with the eating that I am forced to adhere too. I can't count this as a regret because perhaps it would have happened anyway. The flipside of that is had I not had the surgery I know for certain there would have been other severe health issues that I would have dealt with. But again, I wouldn't know for certain what those would be due to having the surgery- although diabetes and cancer would be on that list for sure.

I don't miss eating large portions or anything like that. I think this is a typical response because our satiety and satisfaction are nearly identical despite eating much smaller portions. That is darn near impossible to wrap your head around prior to surgery, just know that it is very typical to not have food restriction regrets.

Staying hydrated may be a bit troublesome for some during the first couple weeks of recovery. It was a zero issue for me, and that is not unusual either. Of course, I made it my job to continually drink sips so some of this has to do with your mindset.

I have been on these boards for 6 years. I rarely see people who come back after a year and say how much they regret it. Even the few that experience leaks, once they clear that up and get to normal they rarely cite regreting the process. The one regret that is very consistent though is one of not doing it earlier :)

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 2:37 pm
Topic: RE: Things that (perhaps foolishly) surprised you with weight loss?

I was really surprised at how much I did not realize how crappy I felt prior to surgery. I guess it was just my normal and all, but had someone asked me prior to surgery how I felt I would have replied good to great.

Even now it is fading- that stark difference that I realized after a decent chunk of weight had come off. I think about this sometimes- this idea of my health slowly, slowly deteriorating so you don't notice the cumulative impact- it just becomes your normal. I don't want that normal back :)

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 3:53 am
Topic: RE: Calories

Forgot to mention- you are doing a fantastic job with your weight loss- congrats!!! I just spotted you are in the double century club, impressive even by bariatric standards!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 3:50 am
Topic: RE: Calories

Too high- and that is coming from someone who ate more calories than the typical poster here. I am 6'2'' and exercised hard an hour or more 6-7 times a week. (Not in the first few weeks). Month 1 calories were 300-500, approaching 700 by the end I believe. Month 2 800 or less Month 3 800-1000. By month 5 I leveled off at 1100-1200 and was able to take off the last amount that way, albeit a bout of food poisoning in the very end rapidly took care of those final pesky 8 pounds or so.

I am sure by now you have heard of the honeymoon period. It is not a hard and fast rule that you stop losing at 6 months. There are posters who consistently lost for a year and a half or more and put up huge numbers (200 plus pounds). It is easier though in the first 6 months and I would encourage you to absolutely take advantage. 800 calories goes a really long way with our tiny portions, and even now 6 years out I can manage on that IF I am very mindful of what and when I eat. Track every bite and hit your protein targets and other micro nutrient targets. I do not recommend any processed food or white carbs that metabolize fast into sugar. Eat protein first. I did eat green leafy veggies or fruit that was low on the glycemic index. I was not perfect but did strive to be very consistent.

In short, cut calories back. That is way too high unless you have some type of unusual medical need.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/29/17 3:42 am
Topic: RE: Forced to not use a scale and so far so good?

Clothes normally would be a natural measure as well, but all of them were replaced. At least now that I know what I weighed yesterday I can gauge, but up until that point even clothes were not terribly helpful. The biggest indicator to me is waistline- that is the first place I gain or lose, and even a 5 pound swing is visually obvious. So strange actually, as when I first started losing weight I lost over 60 pounds and people were not able to tell.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/28/17 5:42 pm
Topic: RE: Forced to not use a scale and so far so good?

Had a house fire and have not replaced the scale. I am very torn about this. Previously I would weigh myself several times a week. Given we only had the clothes on our backs we had to carefully prioritize purchases and the scale did not make the cut. Finally weighed myself yesterday when my daughter had an emergency surgery (she is ok, abscessed tonsil taken out). I was surprised that I clocked in exactly where I thought I would be. I had lost some over the last month due to stress. Now I am questioning getting one. Once I stopped worrying about weighing myself every day I just recently realized that I am more mindful of what I eat due to not being able to use the scale as the directive to reel things in. Not sure if that makes sense or not, but overall so far it has been positive. What I am pondering, however, is that my tendency is to avoid weighing when I go off the rails. I am not in that mode, but when I deal with a spurt I cannot decide if not having the scale will make it worse or do the opposite- keep it from going completely amuck, to begin with. Wondering if there are folks out there that do not weigh regularly and how that is going?

happyteacher
on 11/24/17 9:42 pm
Topic: RE: Kicking my regain to the curb

Wow, keto really seems to be working for you! Congrats on getting things under wraps and making good progress!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/24/17 9:40 pm
Topic: RE: Kicking my regain to the curb

Wow, keto really seems to be working for you! Congrats on getting things under wraps and making good progress!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/24/17 9:39 pm
Topic: RE: Kicking my regain to the curb

Wow, keto really seems to be working for you! Congrats on getting things under wraps and making good progress!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/14/17 6:11 pm
Topic: RE: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Metabolic Changes

Very cool you posted this- off to go read.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/13/17 5:44 pm
Topic: RE: Pain

I agree with the idea that sometimes lesser pain meds work better. I have had double digit numbers of major surgeries over the last 5 years, and sometimes extra strength tylenol works better than some of the heavier pain meds. Not always of course. Hang in there- I recall the gas pain being a real nuisance in conjunction with the hernia repair. But I also remember that I felt significantly better around day 7. Not too much longer-

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/13/17 5:21 pm
Topic: RE: I met my goal today!

I love posts like this- what a great cause for a celebration!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/13/17 5:19 pm
Topic: RE: Huge Change in Budget for Food

I am 6 years out. In general, I would say our grocery budget did not decline too much, but it is due to buying much higher quality food. Pre vsg it was tons of cheap fast food, cheap processed stuff, etc. Now it is pricey cuts of protein, organic everything, fresh veggies, etc. We do save on going out to eat most times, as I too just have some of his. Depends on him though, he can clean a plate so if he is on the hungrier side I just order separate. One thing for sure- I eat a whole lot better :)

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/13/17 5:08 pm, edited 11/13/17 9:11 am
Topic: RE: URSODIOL to prevent gallstones

I took it. Holy hell it wrecked me. For whatever reason it impacted my kidneys- I had pain, a humungous amount of water retention, joints ached, etc. I stopped taking it and went back to the doc and they said it couldn't be from the meds. Symptoms did resolve shortly after stopping the meds. So per docs orders, I restarted with the same side effects. This time I kept taking it up until the 2 week follow up and I was a total mess- they immediately took me off of it. Symptoms again resolved. My internist warned me that it could very well result in losing the gallbladder later in, but that the side effects in my case were far worse than losing some of the gallbladder protection. He was right about the gallbladder- had that out about a few years after surgery.

EDITED to add: I should mention though I have a long history of meds totally messing with me. One of my chemo drugs also produced wonky side effects. The oncologist didn't think it could be from the drug (my eye felt like somebody squeezing a grape hard enough to squi**** not a typical side effect). He as a precaution tested me to see if I was in the therapeutic range guessing I was not-- I was on a very low dose and I am a super tall chic and way above average woman size. Anyway, long story short I was out of the therapeutic range- way to high and was on way too much. Doc coined the term "supermetabolizer"- he didn't hardly have many patients like me, but I just don't metabolize drugs in the predictable manner. The urisodol was before this incident, but given my history with so many different drugs being problematic it could totally just be my system and not something all would experience for sure. Take it. If you have problems talk with your doc. Hardly anyone has problems with it- I am on the "rare exception" end of the spectrum.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/13/17 5:00 pm
Topic: RE: When the **** hits the fan

I should have clarified more on cancer... in the past some was quite serious. The most recent was just a patch of skin cancer that came back melanoma- margins were cleared and it was caught very early so no big deal. I have had a 100 different skin cancer spots and it is always the same- as long as you don't let it go and keep up on your skin checks it all goes well. It was more or less just the lousy timing of the biopsy results and not so much cancer itself if that makes sense.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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