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Monday, July 28, 2008

Woman Loses 100#s with 5 Day Pouch Test

5 Day Pouch Test Ambassador Gretchen
100 Pounds Lost with the 5DPT and Day 6

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It has been nearly a year since I first introduced the 5 Day Pouch Test to our LivingAfterWLS community and what a phenomena it is. In today's Bulletin you will read about Gretchen who has lost 100 pounds since doing the 5DPT last September. You will learn from her that there is always hope and grit determination goes a long way to help us reach our goals. Gretchen, our 5 Day Pouch Test Ambassador has lost a whopping 100 pounds in just 9 months. Read her own words:

"I did it - I've lost 100 pounds on the 5DPT and Day 6 Eating Plan !
It took me about 9 months - not bad, being 6 years post-op.
Kaye, how can I ever thank you enough ???
And to all the Neighbors who have put up with me since September, I
thank you all, too. I couldn't have done it without you.

How have I done it ???????

I've followed the 4 Rules,
I've listened to others.
I've been honest with myself and my Neighbors.
I've asked for help when I needed it.
I've followed the 5DPT and Day 6 Plan to the best of my ability,
and I've put my faith in these 2 plans.
I've shared what I've learned with others.
I've had FUN along the way!

Thank you everyone, for being a part of this."

Read the full conversation in the Neighborhood

As the 5DPT has become somewhat a "cult phenomena" in the surgical weight loss world I've noticed two things: one was predictable the other was a pleasant surprise. The first thing I've noticed is most people do the 5DPT beginning on Monday and concluding on Friday. Makes sense as most of us lead structured lives M-F and the 5DPT is about structure. The second thing that awes me is the spirit of collaboration and community in the Neighborhood when one person invites another to join them in the 5DPT ride. This spontaneous and sincere bonding has resulted in great results for many, but more importantly genuine friendships are formed. Please visit the 5 Day Pouch Test Message Board: anyone who is struggling with a weight regain or weight loss stall will surely find support and comfort knowing they are not alone.

Read what Gina "Montana Girl" wrote:

I have to tell you (through teary, blurred vision) that this 5dpt saved my life. I thought I was the only person to have ever regained. I was so depressed I was not a good mom, wife or friend. I was spiralling into oblivion with my weight gain.
I can never repay you for the valuable lessons I have learned while in your neighborhood, for the 5dpt that helped me regain control over my mind and body. I did the 5dpt 2 months ago to the day and I've gone on to lose 27 pounds on "day 6". Again, crying, you are my hero, a goddess. Honestly. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Visit the 5 Day Pouch Test Message Board Today!

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