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  1. denzel added a post in a topic Hi, Newbie to group.   

    Hi @Arabella4535   and @ThereseB  !!
    All I can advise, is that you,   @Arabella4535  :
    * 'Research, research, research'. 
    *  "Google"  all that you can.  There is plenty of info out there.  But, please, do not  get sucked into other 'victims'  sob tales.    
    * Read other folks blogs.
    * See your GP, and get a referral to a/or more bariatric surgeon,
    * And maybe check out folks who promote a LCHF lifestyle e.g. 
    You need to define what you mean by "successes to relate"
      i.e. do you mean kg lost?  BMI loss? 
    Body fat % loss?
    Height/weight %?   (this is the better predictor of overall health than e.g.  waist measurement.);
    waist measurement.?
    All the best!  
     
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  2. denzel added a post in a topic Spam - Junk posts   

    And another to be dealt with please:  anderson123  
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  3. denzel added a post in a topic Turning 40 and I don't want a party   

    I am pleased for you - and your family - that you enjoyed your birthday lunch. They wanted to celebrate you, with you.
    All the best for the other events! 
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  4. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic Turning 40 and I don't want a party   

    Just an update, I ended up having a wonderful day spent with all the family at lunch....but I still didn't like the "spotlight" on me, if you know what I mean.
    Had a morning tea for the November birthday's at work today then going out to dinner with my coworkers tomorrow night, which I did not want but I can't exactly say no, can I?  Oh well, after tomorrow night, it's all over and done with until my 50th.....then we start all over again.
    There could possibly be another cake on Monday at my other work, as they found out late this Monday just gone that it was my birthday.
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  5. denzel added a post in a topic Weigh In Wednesday   

    Well done @soul sister on hitting the devil's number again!
    Re alcohol - my downfall is gin and diet tonic (and I have ruined some teeth), followed by low-carb beer, followed by wine.
    And yesterday I was tempted at the supermarket, bought and consumed BBQ snacks.  Back onto the straight and narrow today.  I want to get 4 kg off by Christmas.
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  6. soul sister added a post in a topic Weigh In Wednesday   

    I totally agree with Millymollymandy, re Denzel. Its probably fluid retention anyway considering the heat youve been experiencing. Your willpower is excellent re alcohol, i wish i could say the same , but alas, i enjoy my wine, champers, margaritas tooooo much. But i must be doing something right as im 66.6kgs again ( i know, the devils number again). 
    Im sure that it is accountability that keeps me on track, so thank you all for being here for me. Cheers.
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  7. Laggy added a post in a topic The 1st week   

    You should try blitzed up lasagne, god that was good when I had that as one of my  puree meals lol
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  8. Laggy added a post in a topic Sleeve Scars   

    I have 5 holes, scars.  the biggest is on my right side which is about 5cms long. The one just under my breasts in the middle is almost completely invisible  The are very thin lines, still bright purple, but I was done in June.  If it is anything like my thyroidectomy the scars will turn white between 6 months to a year.  I was thinking of getting a tattoo round the biggest one
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  9. Laggy added a post in a topic Operation this week   

    Hi Fi, I had my gastric sleeve in June this year and am now 40kgs down.  It was scary going through the operation and preparing all the things I needed for when I came home.  But it was over so fast and only 2 days in hospital I didn't really have time to be scared in the end.  An aunt of mine once said to me after she had major surgery, "you are asleep for it all so you aren't going to feel anything".    All I can say is ask all the questions you can, even the ones you think are silly, get your broth and soups ready and frozen so when you come out of hospital there is nothing for you to do except microwave it.  Buy some Miso soup packets because it is nice to have a different flavour and get your washing and cleaning done so there is nothing you need to worry about.  
     
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  10. denzel added a post in a topic Operation this week   

    I'm sorry that none of the recent sleevers have responded to your post.
    I guess the only thing to do is to read blogs!
    Wishing you all the best for tomorrow, and for an uneventful recovery.
     
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  11. denzel added a post in a topic Weigh In Wednesday   

    Well done @Millymollymandy! 
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  12. Millymollymandy added a post in a topic Weigh In Wednesday   

    I'm down 100g. Current weight is 82.5kg.
    Denzel, you are so hard on yourself - you would be the first person to tell me to not beat myself up. You are such a tiny thing at 49.98kg that I would imagine fluctuations in weight would be frequent for you and determined by things such as higher or lower fluid retention. Your body fat percentage is amazing.
     
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  13. denzel added a post in a topic Accountability   

    Not happy Jan.  I now weigh the same as I did at the beginning of the year, up this week 860 gm this week to 49.98 kg.   However, I have dropped body fat percentage by 5 % since the beginning of this year.  That's a loss of 2.49 kg of fat.  I am happy with that.
    I am going to stick to LCHF and try to remain alcohol free (have been so now 6 days). 
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  14. denzel added a post in a topic Weigh In Wednesday   

    Not happy Jan.  I now weigh the same as I did at the beginning of the year, up this week 860 gm this week to 49.98 kg.   However, I have dropped body fat percentage by 5 % since the beginning of this year.  That's a loss of 2.49 kg of fat.  I am happy with that.
    I am going to stick to LCHF and try to remain alcohol free (have been so now 6 days). 
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  15. denzel added a post in a topic Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Effective?   

    Hi @Arabella4535 and welcome.
    How to get reliable information whether or not Gastric Bypass Surgery is the best surgery for me?
    It's up to you to research, research, research.  There is plenty of reliable, peer-reviewed published research out there. And to take the advice of the Bariatric Surgeon who you shall consult with.
    Does anyone have any information about Renew Bariatrics?
    I hope that someone else responds to your queries on this forum - if not Google search for other Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) groups, read up, and ask questions.  Also, Google search for reviews on "Renew Bariatrics".
    Does anyone have Gastric Bypass Surgery done in Renew Bariatrics?
    I hope that someone else responds to your queries on this forum - if not Google search for other Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) groups, read up, and ask questions.
    Would you recommend it to me? Does anyone have any reviews on Renew Bariatrics?
    I hope that someone else responds to your queries on this forum - if not Google search for other Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) groups, read up, and ask questions.
    Appreciating with thanks any valuable replies to  my questions. 
    Wishing you all the best.
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  16. denzel added a post in a topic Spam - Junk posts   

    Thank you @Princess!
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  17. Fi added a topic in Introductions   

    Operation this week
    Hello, 
    I am having a gastric sleeve operation  this thursday and just starting to get nervous. Would love to hear from anyone who has had the operation and how it all went or is going, success stories and any advice. 
    Thanks xx
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  18. Princess added a post in a topic Spam - Junk posts   

    I have deleted posts and banned as well 
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  19. ThereseB added a comment on a blog entry LCHF, Banting, Ketogenic, Paleo, Atkins – What’s the difference??   

    They all have some common factors but slight differences. LCHF is what it says low carbs, moderate protein and high fat. Carbs are minimised but not necessarily to the extent to induce ketosis. Also high fat doesn't just mean the obvious like butter and cream but also coconut products, avocado, olive oil dressings etc. Ketosis means you are trying to to induce ketosis by keeping carbs as low as possible, usually under 20, but everyone burns keystones at different carb intakes. Paleo is a philosophy of eating to try to mimic that of a hunter gatherer diet. It is inherently lower carb than an average diet but not necessarily very low carb. For example they don't promote eating any wheat flour products or dairy. Because hunter gatherers weren't farming grains of cattle but they allow you to bake with almond flour and use almond milk, coconut milk, no white cane sugar but you can use honey/maple syrup/coconut sugar. No white potato's but you can eat sweet potato. As for Atkins I think it's a form of LCHF that is trademarked and comes with their own nutritional advisors and support group. With all of these diets though most people aren't purists and will make it to suit their own needs or blend them. For example when I was doing paleo I ate and drank dairy, but didn't use natural sweeteners like honey because I'm diabetic. When I was doing Atkins I didn't do their phases and ate products with nitrates like salami. So yeah it is confusing, I think it takes you trying them out to see what suits you best. 
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  20. soul sister added a post in a topic Help! I’m confused   

    Good luck ThereseB,
    It will all be worth it. Cheers.
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  21. Tia added a post in a topic Experiences with Dr Dolan Please!!   

    Dr Dolan was my surgeon for the lap band which I had done on 8th November, he was quite informative about all options. He came across as quiet I guess that’s the word lol, but he ended up putting me at ease just before surgery. 
    Hopefully that helps.
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  22. Arabella4535 added a topic in Sleeve Central   

    Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Effective?
    How to get reliable information whether or not Gastric Bypass Surgery is the best surgery for me? Does anyone have any information about Renew Bariatrics? Does anyone have Gastric Bypass Surgery done in Renew Bariatrics? Would you recommend it to me? Does anyone have any reviews on Renew Bariatrics? Appreciating with thanks any valuable replies to  my questions. 
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  23. denzel added a post in a topic Spam - Junk posts   

    It looks as though shawnturner is bogus as well.
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  24. The Hulk added a post in a topic Sleeve Scars   

    I’ve got 6 holes, scars, sure they are only 2 weeks old, but chicks dig scars, well that’s what I tell the wife, it’s the bloody bruising from the Clexane injections that looks wrong, but at least that will go soon enough
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  25. The Hulk added a post in a topic What a day.   

    thanks Laggy, I must admit I was pretty nervous, but also very confident that my team were well equipped to handle any issues 
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