All your hard work and pain.....

on 9/19/11 12:03 am - OH
 Hello all.  I just wanted to let you all know about something I just discovered.  There are weight loss companies (many are the HCG diets)  That are using YOUR before and after pictures for their advertising.  I have been in contact with them and they say that it is completely legal and I am crazy.  They also told me that I am lying and that this website ( does not exhist.  You can view their slideshows with maybe yourself and many other peole I have seen on here, on  Some of the company names are "Culture slim down" "are you a sugar junkie" and "be thin 4 good"  I sent them an email that said,"If your product works so well, then why are you using pictures of people that have had gastric bypass?"  I was shocked and in awe when they replied very rudely to me, so I decided to post it and if you are featured in any of the slideshows I guess you can handle it in some way.  I was just mad because I know that it is a hard road to lose weight with gastric bypass, and all of you need a round of applause for your accomplishments.  Some other company featuring a "fad diet"  is gaining momentum because of your hard is just sad.
Elizabeth N.
on 9/19/11 12:05 am - Burlington County, NJ
That doesn't surprise me a bit, since they don't have any valid before and afters to show for their bogus products. I'll go play with that later today if I get a chance.

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on 9/19/11 2:23 am - Califreakinfornia , CA
Where are the links ?
Amy W.
on 9/19/11 2:59 am - Bellingham, WA
Hi ladies and gents, I don't know for sure if any of you are featured in these but they look kind of familiar so you might want to take a looksie just in case the original poster was correct...

There may be more but I really didn't take the time to search throughly.

waist @ 29.5 in, chest @ 33 in, hips @ 35 in, thighs @ 21 in...inspiration can lead to greatness whether it comes from within or from others, rock it out girls and guys!   
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on 9/19/11 7:27 am
OMG shes right because I totally recognized two of the girls. I think one at least is on my friends list. That should be illegal because they did not get expressed written permission to use the images!!! 

Wow thats kindof scary, not I know why now, people dont use photos or keep their profiles private:(
on 9/19/11 7:36 am - NJ
VSG on 08/01/11 with
 Holy crap, I know one of those girls PERSONALLY! I am off to send her the link! 

Courtney - Lap band to VSG revision

on 9/19/11 9:54 am - NJ
VSG on 08/01/11 with
 Told my friend about it, we all reported it to Youtube and it has been pulled!

Courtney - Lap band to VSG revision

on 9/19/11 3:45 pm
Thanks for the link.  Youtube has removed it...Hooray!

Sadly, this has happened a few times since I became active here.  Yet every time is has, someone has come here and rallied the troops to go after the bad guys.  We shouldn't have to do it, yet I'm glad that when required we are a force to be reckoned with.


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on 9/19/11 8:14 am
 I recognize people too!  
HW 263, 3lbs lost prior to surgery,  weight loss ticker is since surgery.
on 9/21/11 9:37 am
Let this be a lesson -- When you post photos publicly on any forum, USE WATERMARKS!!!! You can even use some sort of OH water mark (something like "This photo originally posted on") so no one can "steal" them. Yikes :( Very creepy!
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