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on 5/18/18 8:24 am
Topic: Optifast Medcial Program ~ Sudbury ON


Looking to connect with others going through or have gone through this program in Sudbury.

My info session is May 30 2018

on 5/4/18 1:49 pm
Topic: RE: Saxenda

Yes I have been on it for 6 weeks and I have lost 20 pounds so far. It is a daily injection, originally used as a diabetic drug when they discovered it also caused weight loss, so they doubled the strength and renamed it Saxenda. I am not diabetic by the way.


on 5/4/18 8:43 am
Topic: RE: Saxenda

What is it? And how did the talk with your doctor go? Are you taking it now?

Sharon SW-267
GW-165 CW-167 S.

on 4/21/18 8:21 am, edited 4/21/18 1:41 am - PA
RNY on 12/22/14 with
Topic: RE: medical records

I checked the Texas State Medical Board

and found this doctor currently registered. If this is your guy, send a request for your records. If this is your guy and you do not get a response within 15 days then file you can file a complaint with the state med bd - the complaint form is online. So you can get your records, or at least a response as to what they have.

The dr is currently not licensed to practice in the state of texas - he may have retired, but this is his last registered business address, they may know how to get a hold of him. asp


H4212 is his med license number. This place may also be out of business, but they may have left a forwarding address. It may be worth a try to send a letter - if only the form requesting your records.

The 15 days is set by the Texas State Med Bd per the below website. Your current dr can provide the form for you to obtain your records. If you're serious, send your letter by registered mail, return rec requested.

See also sumers

There is also a dr with same name here:


417 Chippendale Dr
Rockwall, TX 75032
(972) 285-8981

Sorry, but you have some more researching to do.

Sharon  SW:267    GW:165    CW:145 

on 4/4/18 4:55 pm
Topic: RE: medical records

Kathy S. Thank you for checking on that for me. As far as the hospital records I had the surgery there at the Bariatric Treatment Center. But i do think it is no longer operating.

Kathy S.
on 4/4/18 10:11 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: RE: medical records

Hello Plino,

We researched Dr. Raymond Capps and it appears he no longer is practicing. Most surgeons do not have to keep records beyond 3-5 years. A hospital does. You can try to get your H&P history and physical from when you had surgery and your op report from the hospital where you had surgery done.

Good Luck!


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HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 4/4/18 6:06 am
Topic: medical records


My name is Paula Lino and I had Bariatric weight loss surgery in Nov 2003 at the Bariatric Treatment Center in Wylie Tx. The Surgeon was Dr Raymond Capps. I have called the numbers that are online and no such luck. Might someone be able to help me locate my medical records from Bariatric Treatment Center in Wylie Tx.

Maybe the name has changed of the Center?

on 3/31/18 4:09 am, edited 3/30/18 9:10 pm
Topic: RE: Optifast currently

Hey, just wanted to see how you've been.

I saw a review about Optifast here and I like that they have a variety of products but I'm a bit concerned about the side-effects. Anyone experienced any?

Kathy S.
on 3/13/18 11:43 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: RE: No insurance and need to lose 80-100 pounds. Suggestions?

Ditto to all the great advice everyone gave you. The biggest thing you can do for yourself is try and identify why you eat in the first place? Head issues are key to why we end up so overweight and can't move. Keep a note pad near you or use your phone and note what just happened and what you are feeling when you find yourself in the kitchen eating mindlessly. You will soon see a pattern, id'ing your triggers. Take that list one by one and apply road blocks. For example if you find you eat a lot in front of the TV, try no****ching the TV and go for a walk. If that is not an option, at least do something to keep your hands busy, like knitting or crocheting. I have a list of things to do when trying to get back on track. While it was written by someone that had weight loss surgery I feel the basics are the same. What you are eating and how much is key to losing but moving is just as important too. If all else fails see if you can find a local pool to walk in.

Here are some suggestions and links to help with your weight loss. Believe in yourself, no one beats us up more than ourselves....


Preparing and planning our meals will increase your chances for success. Go through the house, car and work place and get rid of trigger foods. Stock up on foods that will keep you on track. I removed every bad carb/sugar temptation and replaced it with lots of protein, veggies, grains and fruits.


Get back to journaling. This will help you identify when you feel like eating, stress factors and any triggers in your life. Once you identify these factors, this will help you put tools in place to keep you from eating. It became clear I was not taking time for me anymore. I worked my day job and then spent the rest of my time caring for my husband. It was easy to reach for fast, prepackaged food. Since I purged my home I have to eat clean as there are no other options LOL

Use a tool to track you're eating and exercise like Getting Started with Health Tracker. Once I started to track ever bite and drink it became clear why I had gained.


Make a list of goals for yourself. Make them realistic and small. Some of mine were move more, purge all junk from my home, eat more protein. Create a weight loss bucket list. All the things you only dream of doing when you lose weight. This list will be a great motivator if you find you are struggling. GREAT reminder of all the things you can enjoy in life after losing weight.


Check with your PCP to make sure a plan of high protein and low carbs is healthy for you.


Water is your Best Friend. I have to say I never went back to pop or any bad drinks, however I was drinking tea like crazy. What is wrong with drinking tea? I was either using sugar or 3 equals and 3 sweet n lows per 32 ounce glass. I found once I started carrying one of the metal bottles of water to keep it cold I drank water all day.


I can't say enough about how key this was for me. The reason I kept my weight off for almost 10 years was no matter what, I kept moving. If I could not go to the gym I would walk. Grab a cart and walk all the isles at your local box store. I loved Zumba, bootcamp workouts, lifting weights. When I stopped, the weight started coming back. So for me I am starting slow to avoid injury by walking and using some of the workouts on my Demand TV. Find something you love to do and it won't feel like a pain in the *** to do daily.


Run don't walk to a support group. Come here on OH daily for support and participate in one of the food threads. It helps you be accountable and also great ideas for food prep.

Keep me posted on how you are doing.

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 3/13/18 7:45 am
VSG on 01/12/17
Topic: RE: No insurance and need to lose 80-100 pounds. Suggestions?

You can do it! Just keep focused and build that habit of tracking what you eat. Honestly, knowing WHAT is going in to your body is the biggest and best step to changing how you eat no matter if you have surgery, or not.

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