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need to loose 50 lbs should i have the surgery ??????

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Started by cesar_107, May 10, 2011 12:14 AM
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    cesar_107

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 12:14 AM

#1
Hi, I am going to be having surgery in about 1 1/2 weeks and trying to get some advice with other guys who have had it done. What was your experience after surgery in regards to the diet and exercise? I am in need of loosing 50 lbs to be at my goal weight . I am wondering if anyone has experience visible ports or complications. For the past 3 weeks I have been eating small meals and working out in order to get a head start. I have lost 15 lbs but not sure if I should go forward with the surgery or not just a bit worried. Any comments will help. Thanks.

Cesar


    HeatherinCA

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 12:39 AM

#2
I wouldn't say it's worth it for 50lbs... but that's just my opinion. I have 125 lbs to lose, I'm down 50 in 5 months. After surgery it's basically a diet, and exercise plan, you eat about 900-1200 calories a day. The band controls your hunger. So you aren't starving while eating less calories. The weightloss is 1-2lbs a week on average.. like any other diet. I know everyone says it's not a diet. It's a diet! You won't lose weight if you don't eat healthy.

That's like $260 a pound Posted Image (based on a $13,000 surgery cost) but if you really think you can't do it on your own, and you really need your hunger controlled to lose the rest of the weight.. then go ahead, it could be a good tool for you.

BUT also, most people with the band, only lose about 50lbs on average, then willpower gives out and people give up... the argument could go either way. Obviously it will take longer for you if you are only 50lbs overweight... (heavier you lose more at first)


    reverie

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 5:06 AM

#3
If you have 50 to lose and you've lost 15 already, that leaves you with 35lbs to lose. I wouldn't have surgery for 35lbs, that's just me.


    cesar_107

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 9:41 AM

#4
Thanks for the Replies they really help. I was needing to loose 65 but went down 15 so now 50 down to go. Also my cost for surgery is almost nothing that is why I am debating should I take advantage of almost not paying anything for my surgery and go forward with it. I am a bit worried about life after the band like will i get enough nutrients in my body ? discomfort with the port ?


    dawn of dibley

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Posted May 10, 2011 - 5:25 PM

#5
i can honestly say there is NO WAY i would have put myself through all of this crap that i am going through for 50, or even 65 pounds. to each his own though. this isn't some magic skinny pill that's going to do the work for you. you will still do the work, and so far i'm only a week banded, but it is THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE.

you should think long and hard about what you are about to do to your body and be able to live with the consequences. i'm sure there are people here who have needed to lose less than 50 and did just fine, but it's a painful way to have to lose 50 pounds. just be sure that you are 100% sure.


    cesar_107

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 12:44 AM

#6
Dawn what kind of complications are you have since your surgery ? and is after surgery very painful??? My porblem is I cannot keep the weight and I think having the band will help me adjust a lifestyle.


    dawn of dibley

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 7:05 AM

#7
I'm just one week post-op, so i have what pretty much everyone else has....soreness of my wounds, a little bit of gas (not as much as i expected)...but i also have a lot of nausea and chest pains. for the past 2 days, i can't eat (i.e. drink since i'm not on solids yet) much of anything at all. but i have a lot of weight to lose. my goal is to get to 250. anything after that is icing on the cake. at this point, i would even be ok staying where i am, i just want to stop gaining weight. i don't mind being as fat as i am, but i mind being much fatter. i live in NYC and everything I do is walking around, climbing steps, taking public transit, so being much bigger than i am now is an issue.

i am seeing my doctor's office today to see if there is something wrong or if all of this is normal.


    cesar_107

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Posted May 11, 2011 - 10:25 AM

#8
Thanks! Hope everything is ok :)


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