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Started by changirl, Dec 10, 2013 11:57 AM
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    changirl

    Novice

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  • Surgeon: Karl Strom
  • Surgery Date: Oct 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 225
  • Goal Weight: 150
Posted December 10, 2013 - 11:57 AM

#1

I was banded on 10/2/13.  Have lost maybe 25 lbs.  Had 1 fill on 11/7.  Think I should have lost more weight.  I can eat anything.  Nothing bothers me.  Is this normal?  2nd fill is on 12/16.  Thanks




    ☠carolinagirl☠

    NC girl trying to get healthy



  • Posts: 9,198
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  • Surgeon: Paul Enochs
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  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Starting Weight: 336 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 174 lbs
  • Current Weight: 162 lbs
  • BMI: 29.6
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Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:01 PM

#2

3500 calories is a pound (ate or drank)

are you taking in more calories than you burn off?

and just because you can eat more than you should (or was recommended) doesnt mean you should.....

 

congrats on 25 pounds lost.....try picking up 5 bags of sugar and tote that around all day and see how it feels...sounds like you are doing well...losing is based on a person on many different things...who can say....only you know if you eat more cals than you need to or if you exercise...




    Mis73

    Bariatric Legend

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  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight Lost: 232 lbs
  • BMI: 32.4
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Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM

#3

The average weight loss with the band is 1-2 pounds per week.  You've lost about 5 pounds per week.

 

You didn't gain the weight overnight and it won't come off overnight, either.  It takes time and patience.




    Terry Poperszky

    Bariatric Master

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  • Joined: Dec 2012
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: UT
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Darrin Hansen
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2013
  • Height: 6 feet 0 inches
  • Starting Weight: 300
  • Weight Lost: 69
  • Current Weight: 231
  • Goal Weight: 195
  • BMI: 31.3
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Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:38 PM

#4

Details, details, details. Every time you put something in your mouth, put it down on paper, or in the computer. Measure everything, KNOW what you are doing, don't guess. 




    B-52

    Bariatric Legend

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Posted December 10, 2013 - 1:02 PM

#5

I gained weight between my first and 2nd fill....it takes time to get everything "Tuned"




    lisacaron

    Bariatric Master

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  • Weight Lost: 60 lbs
  • Current Weight: 205 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 130 lbs
  • BMI: 37.5
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Posted December 10, 2013 - 3:36 PM

#6

My motto through this whole thing has been slow and steady wins the race! I am not showing any HUGE numbers on the scale each month, but I have lost 6 dress sizes and I know for SURE that I will never see those number again except maybe on my winning lotto ticket!




    SIJoe

    Senior Member

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  • Location: NEW YORK
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
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  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 276 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 82 lbs
  • Current Weight: 194 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 185 lbs
  • BMI: 30.4
Posted December 10, 2013 - 6:05 PM

#7
I was banded this year in early August. I had my fourth fill last week - the last three have been 0.5 cc's. I can eat just about anything in moderation by eating slowly and thoroughly chewing. I was 276 two weeks pre-op when I started by 2 week liquid proteins and am now down to 216. I have had no "stuck" or "sliming" episodes.


    SandyM

    Bariatric Master

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  • Surgeon: Ron Hekier
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  • Starting Weight: 224 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 82 lbs
  • Current Weight: 142 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 145 lbs
  • BMI: 26
Posted December 10, 2013 - 8:21 PM

#8

As stated, you're are doing great.  Stop looking at the scales, exercise and keep a good food diary.  You'll get there.  My surgeon wouldn't give me a fill the first few months because I was losing adequately.




    kll724

    BariatricPal Host


  • Posts: 3,952
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  • Surgeon: Lee Grossbard
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  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 244 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 67 lbs
  • Current Weight: 177 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 145 lbs
  • BMI: 31.4
Posted December 11, 2013 - 10:37 AM

#9

Be proud, 25 lbs since October!!Woohoo!If you gained 25 lbs in 2 months, you would be flabbergasted! So to lose 25 lbs in that same time is FANTASTIC!!! Congrats, Karen..aka..kll724


Edited by kll724, December 11, 2013 - 10:37 AM.



    Cindysmom (Ilene)

    Junior Guru

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  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight Lost: 69 lbs
  • BMI: 31.1
Posted December 11, 2013 - 7:14 PM

#10
Holy cow, every one has given you great advise. Don't make your life more confused. You will do great. Don't worry.


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