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First Adjustment



Wow - what a crazy few weeks this has been! It still feels a bit unreal how far I've come on my road. Going from a high of 458 to yesterday's weight of 395 has really helped me understand that I CAN do this. During the fill, my RN and NUT were both stunned at the amount of weight I've lost since starting the pre-op diets (the NUT's exact words when he saw the scale were "holy ****!"...seemed like genuine shock). When asked what I've been doing, I just told them that I've been following the plan they laid out; cut out the sugar/carbs, amp up the protiens, watch the booze, walk a little, and take some vitamins. I think the biggest reason for the initial success has been cutting all of the beer/soda out of my diet (I was having ALOT of each). Now that my body is adjusting to not having the crap in me, I realize my progress will certainly slow, so i'm not trying to get too excited over it, but it certainly is encouraging. I've also experienced my first NSV - I fit into some shirts that I haven't worn in two years! I hope the rest of the July bandsters have had as positive experience in their journeys as I have. I wouldn't trade this for anything!

My personal mantra throughout my journey has been, and will continue to be "kick the weight's ass!". So far, everything's going to plan - shibby!!!


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You've come along way in a short time, that is really awesome!!! You should be VERY proud of yourself...The band helps, but YOU'VE made the changes that have made this success story to be...

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Great job!! Success feels good, doesn't it?! I bet your body is so thankful you made those lifestyle changes. Keep up the good work, and keep shocking your WLS team!!

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I read once that "Success Happens Because You Make It Happen" and you have made it happen! I am having my procedure in one week...so I hope to be half as successful as you. I am starting at 407...

Thanks for the inspiration! Any tips for the temptations?

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@jen - It feels GREAT! I'm sure my body is still in shock (probably thinking "where's the pizza and beer?")

@Edan - Best of luck on your procedure! As far as tips, the only thing that I've really done is made sure to stay positive and stay focused. If I run into a nasty temptation, I've done a few things.

1: Walk away

2: Grab a healthy alternative (need sweets? have a smoothie or some grapes!)

3: (this one's probably the biggest for me) Remind myself how much of a pain in the ass it has been to go through the process (paperwork, phone calls-wise, basically all the legwork) and ask myself if whatever I feel like munching on is really worth all that hard work going down the drain.

4: When in doubt, just rub one out (sorry if this is crass, but it works! lol)

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