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Old 11-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My SIL is a diabetic and wants to have gastric bypass too. So I recommended that she get the post-op diet from her physician and follow it faithfully for a year to see if she can/wants live that way for the rest of her life. I understand it's much more intense than most people realize. So I guess that would be my recommendation to you as well, try the diet and the recommended exercises for an extended length of time, 6 months at a minimum. You never know, you might find that it's not for you or that you don't need surgery to lose weight. On the other hand, I do believe that there are some people that benefit greatly from WLS and it extends their lives exponentially.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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