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60 Pounds Gone!

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Just thought I would post in the blog. Haven't posted in a while. Today I weighed and I am down 60 pounds! Very pleased considering I had failed at every diet out there. I will say the band is not an easy way out, it definitely requires a mindset change and lots of committment. I will say though that having support from family is the best thing ever too. However, I don't think I have support from my dad. He's never really been around and when I do talk to him on the phone it was always a lecture about my weight. Well I talked to him the other night and he says to me..."you havent given up have you??...I'm like on what? And he says to me "on losing weight". He says he hasn't seen a picture of me for a couple of weeks and so he was checking to see if I have given up. Are you serious? A couple weeks he hasn't seen a picture of me and he thinks that??? Needless to say I was a little crushed by his comment. I wanted to scream to the heavens...I have lost almost 60 pounds in 3 and half months for goodness sake! Some people are never happy I guess! Well enough about him even though it did take me a few days to get over his comment because then I would just look at myself and begin the doubting part. But today I am better, the scales moved again downward of course and I couldn't be happier. This journey so far has been incredible and I don't regret the band one bit. Well, that's enough rattling on for me for now. Hope everyone has a great day and good luck to all of you as well! :)



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Congratulations on 60lbs! That's awesome! and in 3/12 months! Wow! I hope that by May 13, I can say the same thing! Or sooner...April 25th will be three months post-op for me, and it will be my 43rd birthday...I mean 4th anniversary of my 39th birthday. What a great present to myself that would be! As for your dad...maybe he enjoys seeing updated pictures of you and that's was his skewed attempt of letting you know that?? Maybe not...but it could be he's very proud of your achievement and maybe doesn't really know how to express it, especially if you haven't been very close to begin with. I pray that is what it is. But it sounds like that even without him, you have lots of other family support to help you celebrate! God bless!

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Wow you are doing great Im three months post op on Friday and Im down 40 pounds..... hopefully i can lose 20 in two weeks to keep up with you... lol Im just kidding..... but good job!!!!!

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My Mom only saw me once or twice a year. We lived far apart and she never traveled. When she would see me she'd say, Danny, you're getting fat. I remember it hurt my feelings since sometimes I had just lost 20-30 lbs. She's passed on now and I'd give anything to hear her tell me how fat I am again.

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Thank you all for your comments. It does hurt when family makes "fat" comments. But we can overcome them and be the stronger person. No secrets here really to the weight loss. Just stick to the plan, but I never have bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. I keep to less than 40g of carbs per day and more than 70 g of protein. That's what has worked for me. I use myfitnesspal.com to keep track of everything. I do need to exercise more, just trying to find the time! No excuse I know, but before I know it the day is over! Good luck to you all! This is a great journey!

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I haven't had the band yet...but recall the exact words when I mentioned to my father that I am getting the surgery...He said "why don't you just diet and exercise and take it serious this time"...as if I haven't tried that for the past 20 years....it hurts...but ultimately this is for you and you alone. Thank goodness my husband is more supportive about it.

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Hello Best congrats on your wonderful weight loss. I am 1 week and 1 day post op and have lost 12 pounds. My mother was my WORST critic and was totally aganist me having the band depsite the fact that i was 243 pounds and she herself is well over 300. Anyway you have arleady started putting yourself fits by having the surgery so dont let anyone put your last from hear on out includeing your dad. I have made the final decesion to cut my mom out of my life for multipule reasons and have never felt better. So keep up the GREAT WORK... You are a superstar in my book and I appreciate your honesty.

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