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Changing subject: I’m still losing weight and now I’m the proud owner of few slim clothes! You know, it’s been a loooooooooong time since I bought anything that wasn’t large, or extralarge. I still look for them, but they’re all, you know, large. So I have to look for medium or slim blouses or trousers, and I’m feeling very happy for that. Now I’m 79 kg (or 174.2 lbs), the last time I had this weight was at 1994 after an entire month of starving and exercising on a daily basis. Yeah, I feel good!


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Jul. 31st, 2005 09:32 am (UTC)
Question: at some point does the stomach staple get removed?

Glad your weight is still falling. You're making me seriously consider doing the same thing myself.
Aug. 2nd, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I never heard of people having their staples removed, Jean. I have them and also a silicon ring around my stomach, preventing me from eating too much. I think they'll stay there until I die, unless I need to remove them due to any complication.
And if you want to have this surgery look for the best doctor available, be ready for some not so nice days when you'll want to eat (and will have to only drink, lol), some uncomfortable nights... but these momens are worth, it's so good to fit at your own clothes and gradually notice they're getting bigger and bigger while you're losing weight!
Aug. 5th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
But if you never get the staple removed, how do you stop losing weight when you've lost enough? At some point it starts to get unhealthy.
Aug. 5th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
I understand what you're asking, but I hadn't met anybody who had done the surgery and just kept losing weight forever. Human body doesn't accept it, it fights the weight losing, I heard it "understands" you're losing kilos due to any disease so the body tries to stop it. After some time it gets used to the new weight, generally after some months, maybe a year, and "understands" it's not a disease but a new - and healthy - reality. In the beginning I was losing kilos much faster than now, when I'm losing about 2 kilos for month (there was a time in it was about 5 kilos for month). Besides the surgery is meant to help you in educating yourself with new eating habits, so people are supposed to start eating healthy things (instead of junk food on a daily basis, lol) which are more absorbed by body than not healthy food (which generally makes us fatter). In fact I don't know exactly how it works, but trust me, I won't lose weight forever, at some point it'll stop.
Aug. 6th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
Doesn't it make it inconvenient, then? I mean, are you constantly eating tiny amounts to make sure you get enough?
Aug. 7th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
You get used to it. In fact now I'm eating more than in the beginning, and eventually it makes me puke. I'm still learning what my stomach needs - my eyes tend to tell me I need to eat all food available but it's not possible anymore. Anyway I try to eat proteins at every meal, and vegetables at lunch and dinner.
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