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Re: Weight loss

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 pm

TexasBred wrote:One of my son in laws had it done a few years ago. He didn't have as much to lose as you did but really applied himself to the post surgery routine they recommended and looks like he's 18 years old. Weighs about 165 lbs. feels great, doesn't eat that much because he simply can't hold very much. Almost got addicted to walking right after the surgery. Just loved it and would walk 6-8 miles a day. That helped a lot as well. As far as I know he's on no meds and looking great. You can't just have the surgery and return to old habits though. It requires getting rid of some old habits.

If you did this and stuck to it would you actually need the surgery.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:15 pm

SALTBRANCH2 wrote:I have been fat my whole life. Pretty much have done every diet advertise. This past year I started looking at the gastric bypass options. My brother has already done this so I have some good info to make e decision. After consultations with the Dr's, I pulled the trigger for the RNY procedure. Its the most invasive procedure and it works very well. My surgery was 3-26-18. I have now lost 102 lbs. This stuff is a god send IMO. I have been taken off all Diabetic, HBP and high Cholesterol plus one sleep med. My A1C is at prediabetic levels...….so I had to brag somewhere, felt comfortable here. If anyone has question do not hesitate to PM me.


Congrats I could have helped you for less money... I could have sent you the antibiotics I took that made me lose 40lbs in 3 mos :cowboy:
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Re: Weight loss

Postby SALTBRANCH2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:43 pm

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SALTBRANCH2 wrote:I have been fat my whole life. Pretty much have done every diet advertise. This past year I started looking at the gastric bypass options. My brother has already done this so I have some good info to make e decision. After consultations with the Dr's, I pulled the trigger for the RNY procedure. Its the most invasive procedure and it works very well. My surgery was 3-26-18. I have now lost 102 lbs. This stuff is a god send IMO. I have been taken off all Diabetic, HBP and high Cholesterol plus one sleep med. My A1C is at prediabetic levels...….so I had to brag somewhere, felt comfortable here. If anyone has question do not hesitate to PM me.


First of all, congratulations. It’s good that you lost the weight and are happy now. You are the person that can help me understand this surgery. I’ve known of people having it done, but I never understood it. You say that you tried every diet advertised. What does the surgery do aside from not allowing much food intake?



Basically I had a lifetime of eating unhealthy and bad habits. Diets are nothing more than a patch or short term fix. Normally you will gain the weight back and then some once you go back to your old habits. Its the habits that really cause the weight gain. The surgery I had, the RNY is basically reboot if you will. The first year after surgery is the "honey moon" phase. There is really no way you cant lose weight. With the RNY I have to watch my sugar intake, for example a snickers bar will make me sick. I felt I needed that safe guard if you will. The surgery is basically a pause button in life. It gives me a year to create new habits without being hungry all the time. Thats basically what the surgery comes down to I believe. I have cut all carbs, soda's, sugars & alchohol etc from my diet. Drinking water and almond milk only for my fluids. Foods consist of protiens and vegetables. Eating only when hungry, when the body needs food is another habit you have to create. Not the breafast, lunch, supper that has been the normal for everyone. You have to learn to identify head hunger vs, real hunger. You have to identify emotional eating or using food as a crutch...these are all things a fat person has going on. Its all the things I had going in my life. As someone said earlier you have to watch the snacks. While I can not sit down and eat a regular meal like you can, I can eat many small snacks through out the day and gain weight back. Can a person change habits without surgery? I am sure many can with enough will power. I do not believe I could have plus I was at the point in my life where diabetes was serious enough I had to do something. I firmly believe that I would be dead with in 10 years or minus a limb or two. Once your on diabetic meds it changes everything about how the body functions. Its hard to explain but being tired all the time is one of the side effects that is hard to overcome. Thirsty all the time, having to go to the bathroom all the time etc.The surgery is a tool to use to create good habits. The time frame after surgery has to be used wisely for this to work. My first check up I was in the waiting room with another lady I met in the hospital, she had her surgery the same day as I did. She was talking about how she tried some cup cakes and they tasted good............So why did you have the surgery if you are going to do stuff like that? I hope that helps to answer or explain some.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby SALTBRANCH2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:48 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
SALTBRANCH2 wrote:I have been fat my whole life. Pretty much have done every diet advertise. This past year I started looking at the gastric bypass options. My brother has already done this so I have some good info to make e decision. After consultations with the Dr's, I pulled the trigger for the RNY procedure. Its the most invasive procedure and it works very well. My surgery was 3-26-18. I have now lost 102 lbs. This stuff is a god send IMO. I have been taken off all Diabetic, HBP and high Cholesterol plus one sleep med. My A1C is at prediabetic levels...….so I had to brag somewhere, felt comfortable here. If anyone has question do not hesitate to PM me.


Congrats I could have helped you for less money... I could have sent you the antibiotics I took that made me lose 40lbs in 3 mos :cowboy:

What are these? I have some fat friends that would be interested in trying I am sure
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Re: Weight loss

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 pm

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TexasBred wrote:One of my son in laws had it done a few years ago. He didn't have as much to lose as you did but really applied himself to the post surgery routine they recommended and looks like he's 18 years old. Weighs about 165 lbs. feels great, doesn't eat that much because he simply can't hold very much. Almost got addicted to walking right after the surgery. Just loved it and would walk 6-8 miles a day. That helped a lot as well. As far as I know he's on no meds and looking great. You can't just have the surgery and return to old habits though. It requires getting rid of some old habits.

If you did this and stuck to it would you actually need the surgery.


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Re: Weight loss

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:43 pm

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skyhightree1 wrote:
SALTBRANCH2 wrote:I have been fat my whole life. Pretty much have done every diet advertise. This past year I started looking at the gastric bypass options. My brother has already done this so I have some good info to make e decision. After consultations with the Dr's, I pulled the trigger for the RNY procedure. Its the most invasive procedure and it works very well. My surgery was 3-26-18. I have now lost 102 lbs. This stuff is a god send IMO. I have been taken off all Diabetic, HBP and high Cholesterol plus one sleep med. My A1C is at prediabetic levels...….so I had to brag somewhere, felt comfortable here. If anyone has question do not hesitate to PM me.


Congrats I could have helped you for less money... I could have sent you the antibiotics I took that made me lose 40lbs in 3 mos :cowboy:

What are these? I have some fat friends that would be interested in trying I am sure


It's an antibiotic
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Re: Weight loss

Postby SALTBRANCH2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:51 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
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skyhightree1 wrote:
Congrats I could have helped you for less money... I could have sent you the antibiotics I took that made me lose 40lbs in 3 mos :cowboy:

What are these? I have some fat friends that would be interested in trying I am sure


It's an antibiotic


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Re: Weight loss

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 pm

SALTBRANCH2 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
SALTBRANCH2 wrote: What are these? I have some fat friends that would be interested in trying I am sure


It's an antibiotic


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Re: Weight loss

Postby Lucky » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:57 pm

Congratulations I hope it works out for you in the long run. Some people think it’s an easy way out but you just gotta do what works for you. I know a lady that had bypass surgery last year and has lost at least 100#s she seems to be happier and feel better about herself. You should br proud of yourself losing weight is tuff no matter how you do it.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby dwayson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:57 am

Congrats! Don't forget to exercise on a regular basis.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:28 am

Congratulations.

I know several who have had one form or another of gastric bypass surgery.

Ignore anyone who says "you could have done it on your own if you had the will" and the other kinda negative crap. Weight is a "health thief". Weight is the villain that deserves the application of "lethal force". It destroys your joints, leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, limits mobility, eliminates libido, etc.

Here is one of the more famous examples of gastric bypass.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.closer ... 151453.amp
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Re: Weight loss

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:13 am

Bright Raven wrote:Congratulations.

I know several who have had one form or another of gastric bypass surgery.

Ignore anyone who says "you could have done it on your own if you had the will" and the other kinda negative crap. Weight is a "health thief". Weight is the villain that deserves the application of "lethal force". It destroys your joints, leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, limits mobility, eliminates libido, etc.

Here is one of the more famous examples of gastric bypass.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.closer ... 151453.amp


I always thought he looked better as a fat guy. Seemed jollier as well.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:57 am

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Bright Raven wrote:Congratulations.

I know several who have had one form or another of gastric bypass surgery.

Ignore anyone who says "you could have done it on your own if you had the will" and the other kinda negative crap. Weight is a "health thief". Weight is the villain that deserves the application of "lethal force". It destroys your joints, leads to high blood pressure, diabetes, limits mobility, eliminates libido, etc.

Here is one of the more famous examples of gastric bypass.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.closer ... 151453.amp


I always thought he looked better as a fat guy. Seemed jollier as well.


In general, it is common to stereotype obese people as being happy. "The rotund, fat man was jolly." When you get to know them, they are not near as happy as they seem.

What I notice about him is a bit of a "haggard look".
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Re: Weight loss

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:18 am

Few people are as happy as they seem.
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Re: Weight loss

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Few people are as happy as they seem.


One of the most pleasant and I believe truly happy guys I have met recently is your man Dinky. Lol
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