The Pheonix

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Joined: Dec 12
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Posted: 28 Dec 2012, 10:55
Hello All,
I am 38 years old and have struggled with my weight all my Life. After a sharp increase in negative health issues I reached out for surgical assistance. I tipped the scales at 310 lbs in September and on my 5,11 frame it is not very functional. On the 12th of December 2012 I received a Sleeve Gastrectomy. For those unfamiliar with the term it is a reduction in the size of your stomach. I weighed in at 306.5 the Morning of the proceedure and as of 28 December I am down to 283. The decision for surgery was a hard one as the effects are permanent and most view this as a very extreme way to loose weight. I have dieted most of my Life with no long term success. Without the benefit of a personal trainer 24/7 I knew I needed to do something different that would allow me to change the way I look at food. So far I feel great and do not regret my decision. I am begining to look at food like I never have before. I have joined this group as a support network and look forward to making new Friends and sharing experiences for long term success.

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Trying this again for the 100th time.
I know how you feel. Been at this since 2011, and only now really starting to see significant results. Cut out junk food, and replaced it with healthier stuff I like. No diets. Real simple. Whooda thunk ...
by Daymon74 on 15 Oct 16 10:57 AM
OK, I'm new here.....
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by Halo Kiwi on 06 Oct 16 07:19 PM
great work on your 15 lbs down, and good luck with your continued weight loss :)
by Halo Kiwi on 05 Oct 16 07:55 PM
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Me too..just starting today:)
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Newbie alert!
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