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First Six Months of Lap Band: Average Weight Loss??

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Started by bwaydiva, Mar 05, 2007 2:50 AM
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Poll: How Much Weight Did You Lose in the First 6 Months?? (2 member(s) have cast votes)

How Much Weight Did You Lose in the First 6 Months??

  1. Didn't lose any... still waiting on restriction. (15 votes [3.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.02%

  2. 0-9 pounds (6 votes [1.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.21%

  3. 10-19 pounds (18 votes [3.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.63%

  4. 20-29 pounds (52 votes [10.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.48%

  5. 30-39 pounds (77 votes [15.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.52%

  6. 40-49 pounds (105 votes [21.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.17%

  7. 50-59 pounds (96 votes [19.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  8. 60-69 pounds (60 votes [12.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.10%

  9. Seriously, I just rock at losing weight. 70+ pounds (67 votes [13.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.51%

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    bwaydiva

    Registered User

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Posted March 5, 2007 - 2:50 AM

#1
Hi Everybody,

So I've officially made the decision to self pay and I'm scheduling my surgery tomorrow!! AHHHH!!! :) :nervous :D I go back to school in the fall and I was wondering what the average weight loss was for the first 6 months. (I want to clarify that this means post band and not including your pre-op diet.) I'm TOTALLY living in fantasy land and I was hoping ya'll would help me out here in dream world. Thanks team!

Love, Sheila

Going to face the music, take out tons of loans (at this point what's MORE debt!?) and get my BAND!!


    bwaydiva

    Registered User

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Posted March 5, 2007 - 10:58 AM

#2
Those of you who did lose a lot of weight your first six months, how did you do it? Thanks so much for answering all my questions.
Sheila


    Paulax

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Posted March 5, 2007 - 11:03 AM

#3
I lost 50 pounds in 6 months. Much of that weight loss was following my surgeons orders for a 30 day liquid fast. I made 24 days and than started mushies. That was when I lost the most significant amount of weight. About 30 pounds.

I see you go today, good luck, and gentle hugs. Tell us how you feel later.

I am also self pay. Best money I have ever spent.


    TamifromAL

    Obesity Survivor!

  • Posts: 484
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  • Location: AL
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted March 5, 2007 - 11:04 AM

#4
Today's my 6-month bandiversary, and I'm down 82 lbs. :rockon:

Edit: I missed the "how?" part of your message. Basically, I follow the band rules most of the time, drink my water, limit sugar, white flour, and trans/saturated fats. After the first 50-60 lbs., I started exercising, and have steadily progressed with that until I'm now doing a spin class 5-6 days a week plus strength training 2-3 days a week. I don't believe in keeping a "too tight" band, because I want to be able to eat breakfast and solid proteins. Oh, and I didn't use any protein supplements until recently (due to the strength training).

For the last month or two I've been posting everything I eat and drink on my blog at Obesity Help, feel free to take a look:

http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/tamifromal

Tami


    bwaydiva

    Registered User

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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted March 5, 2007 - 11:16 AM

#5
Tami congrats on your bandiversary! You both have had great losses! Thanks so much for the inspiration!


    gonnabethin

    If being thin were easy- everyone would be!! Sleeved Sep

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  • Starting Weight: 220
  • Weight Lost: 90
  • Current Weight: 130
  • Goal Weight: 140
  • BMI: 21.6
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Posted March 5, 2007 - 4:31 PM

#6
This is a question that ALOT depends on HOW MUCH you have to loose. After looking at all of the people who have dropped SO dramatically it seens as though the more you have to loose the quicker it comes off initally. May not be so just my observation looking into WHY IM NOT LOSING faster!! Ive only lost 30 and have 25-30 more to go. IT HAS BEEN SOOOOO SLOW!! It kinda was comforting that maybe my dietary habits werent as bad as my fat body reflects that they could be. Portion control was the biggest thing that this has helped me with.


    GayleTX

    Registered User

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  • Joined: May 2006
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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted March 5, 2007 - 6:37 PM

#7
Beth, you are right - Lightweights lose much more slowly than the MO's or SMO's, especially after the first several weeks.


    libra

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Posted March 5, 2007 - 7:27 PM

#8
I'm at month 7 now but lost 60 something at month 6...

I did it by following the band rules and literally exercising my a*@ off!


Posted March 5, 2007 - 8:49 PM

#9
Maybe it would be wiser to revise or re-issue a poll asking what PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL weight everybody lost at 6 months???

If you need to lose 60 total and were down 50 pounds at 6 months, you'd be at 83%!

But if you were 150 pounds overweight and lost 50, you'd only be 33% there.

Whaddaya guys think?


    faithmd

    I love Red Green!

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Posted March 5, 2007 - 9:29 PM

#10
I like that, Cascadian!


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