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  1. Community Center

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Are you new to Thinner Times? Are you pre-operative, post-operative, or still deciding which weight loss surgery is right for you? Or are you a regular 'lurker'? Say hi and introduce yourself!

    2. Socialize

      General discussion area for anything related or unrelated to weight loss surgery.

    3. Member Photos

      Do you have before and after photos, or other pictures that you'd like to share? Post them here!

    4. Buddies and Mentors

      Peer support is a critical part of your weight loss surgery journey. Use the buddies and mentors forum to find other individuals who have had, or are having, gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve surgery, or Lap Band surgery.

    5. Clothing and Goods Exchange

      Classifieds section for weight loss surgery. No commercial postings, please.

  2. Before Weight Loss Surgery

    1. General Questions

      This section is for general questions about the gastric bypass, Lap Band, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy, as well the pre and post-operative processes.

    2. Insurance and Financing

      Insurance and financing for gastric bypass, Lap Band, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be a complicated process. Share or ask questions about your insurance and financing plan, as well as doctor fees and the cost of your weight loss surgery. And finally, let everyone know once you’re approved!

    3. Doctors and Hospitals

      Share your experiences about your weight loss surgeon and hospital, as well as feedback on their seminars, pre/post-operative programs, and staff.

  3. Weight Loss Surgery Forums

    1. Gastric Bypass Forums

      The gastric bypass forums are intended to create a targeted discussion area for the RNY gastric bypass procedure. Feel free to discuss pre or post-operative topics, ask questions, or share concerns.

    2. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Forums

      The vertical sleeve gastrectomy forums are a place to discuss the newly popular vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The vertical sleeve is the removal of 85% of the stomach, but without rearrangement of the intestines. Ask questions about the surgery and share pre and post-operative concerns.

    3. Lap Band Forums

      The Lap Band forums are a targeted area to discuss all angles of the Lap Band or adjustable gastric banding procedure. Feel free to discuss pre or post-operative issues, Lap Band fills and doctors, pricing, complications, etc.

    4. Weight Loss Surgery Revisions

      Weight loss surgery revisions are typically performed because of weight regain, complications resulting from the weight loss surgery procedure, or a reversal of the procedure altogether.

    5. Duodenal Switch Forum

      The duodenal switch forum is intended to create a targeted discussion area for the specific issues of DS members, ask questions or share concerns.

  4. Support and Motivation

    1. Personal Stories

      Every person struggling with obesity or who has had weight loss surgery has a unique experience and story. Some stories are inspirational, some are emotional, and others are painful. Share your weight loss surgery story with the rest of the community and help those who have yet to take their journey.

    2. Emotional Support

      Weight loss surgery is an emotional process. Relationships with friends and family change, and some struggle with physical changes happening to their body. This forum is a place for you to reach out to other members - whether there are others in need, or if you yourself need to share what is going on in your life.

    3. Prayer and Spiritual Support

      This support forum is open to members of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds.

    4. Marriage and Relationships

      Weight loss surgery is a life-changing process, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Use this forum to discuss changes, problems, or developments in your relationships.

  5. Diet and Nutrition

    1. Recipes

      Proper nutrition is important to the long-term success of weight loss surgery. While gastric bypass, Lap Band, and vertical sleeve limits the amount and types of food you consume, that doesn't mean the food can't be delicious! Post your favorite WLS recipes and search our existing database for new ones.

    2. Vitamins, Supplements, and Protein Drinks

      Ask questions or post reviews about vitamins, supplements, and protein drinks following weight loss surgery.

  6. Life After Weight Loss Surgery

    1. Exercises, Workouts, and Recreation

      Personal exercise, gyms, and group activities.

    2. Women's Issues

      This forum is for female-related issues only.

    3. Pregnancy

      Discussions regarding pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery, Lap Band surgery, or the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

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    5. Men's Issues

      Since men are sometimes the minority on weight loss surgery forums, this forum is a small space where guys can have man-to-man conversations about life before and after weight loss surgery.

    6. Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery

      Discussions regarding reconstructive and plastic surgery following weight loss.

    7. Careers and the Workplace

      If you had a gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, or other WLS, share the effects that it had on you in the workplace. How does it compare to before surgery?

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  7. Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

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      Zotrim is a well-established herbal weight loss aid which has been on the market for over 16 years selling online and in major high street stores over the years. Now, Zotrim is exclusively available online. In recent years, Zotrim has been refreshed and now boasts an improved formula with new, brighter packaging and a fully functional website available in 7 languages. Zotrim contains three South American plant extracts; Yerba Mate, Guarana and Damiana. Studies have shown that, together, these herbs help to control hunger and increase satiety (the feeling of fullness). The newer formula also includes some added caffeine to help boost metabolism and also vitamins B3 and B6. Zotrim comes in packs of 180 tablets (2x90 pocket containers) which is enough for up to 30 days supply. However, customers can purchases larger bundles at a discounted prices if they wish to order a longer supply. Zotrim is also available in a drink form, called Zotrim Plus. Zotrim plus is only available as an upsell to the tablets. This works in the same way as Zotrim but has the added benefits of the dietary fibre called inulin. Zotrim Plus can be used interchangeably with Zotrim tablets or on its own. Zotrim Plus comes in a container of 30 servings and again can be ordered in larger bundles with added discount.
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    • eek78

      7 yrs in and I got a 1 year badge. Smh... now that's funny
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      Hi there, not very computer literate but would love to discuss this new lifestyle I'm on with others that are going through it. Is this like texting?
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    • Utodc  »  Happy-Camper

      Is this still working?
      Well I've finally figured out that the less I eat at a meal the better I feel afterwards. Several small meals that look more like snack sizes is best for me.   I went almost all day the day of my 5K  with only half a baked pork chop on my stomach and felt fantastic.  I ate the other half when I got home and then had a very small salad for supper.  I felt so darned amazing, it was unreal.  Full of energy.  Crazy.  But it's my new standard.
      edit: i really expected my sugar to plummet after the 5K simply because I hadn't eaten anything to speak of and I drank a gatorade during the race.  But it didn't.  I can't stress enough just how incredible and AWAKE I felt that whole day long.  It's been a while since that has happened. 
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