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  1. 2 points
    I felt just like you did for up to 7 months after being banded because I was making myself "diet" in order just to lose a little weight. I didn't get a good fill until my 7 month of being banded that took away my hunger sensation for up to 4 hours after eating. It will happen sooner or later so just stick with it! Some people only need a few fills or none at all to get to that point. I am a turtle at losing weight compared to some people. I average 1 pound a week since being banded! I am just as proud as someone that averages 3 pounds a week! Good for them and good for me! Keep your head up!
  2. 1 point

    Emotions pre band

    I wasnt expecting this rush of emotions after i got my ins approval. Before, when i was trying to get approved i was just so focused on that. But now, i guess im like oh crap! This is happening. I have never doubted this til now and ive been researching this since last nov with my first with dr in late feb. Can i do this? Have i exhausted all my other options? What if i regret this? What if something happens to me? I was having these feelings, then i had my nut appt and he said that my soda aka liquid calories and emotional eating will not be controlled by the band. I guess i started doubting myself more after that appt. I am prepared to give up sodas. Forever. I am addicted to them and know i can no longer have them. But the emotions, the head hunger, am i prepared for that? I dont expect the band to do the work for me. This isnt magic. I get that. I feel like i understand everything, have researched, etc. But yet, still have doubts.
  3. 1 point
    Cindy C

    It was E Coli....

    So Clown made a joke that some people didn't find funny or were even offended by. If we were all skinny our whole lives and made some of the fat jokes that we do here others would be offended by that! Let's just all drop it and move on. I think he's been reprimanded enough! I'm sure he didn't mean to offend, he was just trying to create a few smiles.
  4. 1 point
    The band has been the absolute best thing that has happened to me (besides the birth of my daughter). I no longer have to worry about my weight escalating out of control because I have taken control of the situation I find myself always analyzing food before I eat. I am by no means a saint at all, but much, much, MUCH better than I was prior to surgery. I am smiling more. I love to look at clothes now. Even though I'm only down 39, (which is a huge accomplishment for me)..I am already 95% more active than I was a few months ago. I hiked three miles the other day and swam in our pool. No regrets at all!
  5. 1 point
    Same here, not getting it sooner. Yes, you will grieve food a little after surgery. Yes, you may have times when you get something stuck. Yes, you will have to still watch what you eat (ice cream, candy bars, etc.), yes, I have had to exercise but I can say that 5 months down the road, 53 lbs lighter, past the grieving period, past the port healing, past the scars on my belly, most days I forget I even have a band. I love it and just wish I had done this years ago. Good luck sunshine. The only frustrating part was that I didn't loose 10 lbs a day like I wish I could have.......giggle.
  6. 1 point
    Not getting it sooner!
  7. 1 point

    Frustrated with Band Results

    No problem: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19943985 Study shows there was no difference in weight loss between subjects with high/low meal frequencies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9155494 Evidence supports that meal frequency has nothing to do with subjects' energy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11319656 No difference in energy in the subjects compared to 2 meals a day to 6 meals a day. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1905998 Eur J Clin Nutr. 1991 Mar;45(3):161-9.Links Influence of the feeding frequency on nutrient utilization in man: consequences for energy metabolism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11319656 Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Apr;25(4):519-28.Links Compared with nibbling, neither gorging nor a morning fast affect short-term energy balance in obese patients in a chamber calorimeter. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18053311 Br J Nutr. 2008 Jun;99(6):1316-21. Epub 2007 Dec 6. Links Acute effects on metabolism and appetite profile of one meal difference in the lower range of meal frequency. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1905998 Eur J Clin Nutr. 1991 Mar;45(3):161-9.Links Influence of the feeding frequency on nutrient utilization in man: consequences for energy metabolism. Again, I am not against breakfast but people should know that the timing of breakfast (when you break your eating fast from sleeping) does not matter.
  8. 1 point

    Emotions pre band

    I know EXACTLY how you feel! My surgery is this wednesday and I'm still wondering if I should go through with it! Like you, I was SO focused on doing what I was supposed to do to get it( the nut. visits, eating right, ALL the doctors visits..) and DETERMINED to get the band, that when I finally got approved-I freaked! I've lost 20 pounds.on my own in the past two 1/2 months, so I too had the thought that if I could do it without it, why..?? But then I think of all the times I lost-only to regain-MORE... So, I feel ya...
  9. 1 point

    the nerve of some nurses

    She's actually out of line and potentially going against hospital policy to go off on you like that. You really should consider filing a formal complaint about it. It's that kind of bullying that causes people to second guess themselves and make poor decisions.
  10. 1 point
    Hey Guys, Things are a lot better since I got my last fill. Now i have a total of 3.5 cc in my band. I am seeing some great results my cloths are starting to get baggy. Fefe

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