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  1. 16 minutes ago, HasmikMgeryan said:


    I just had the lapband placed last Friday. What kind of pain and discomfort is normal when you get it first done?

    Hi. Usually there is gas pain in the shoulders and maybe some pain in the abdomen. Other than that, that's all I experienced 8 years ago. Wishing you well!

  2. Working on 8 years myself. I had an issue in April of last year that required the removal of all my Fluid. Went nuts with all the foods I decided to have that I couldn't before. 50 lbs. later I got fluid put back in and now working on getting that 50 off. So far I have about 13 lbs. off. Gotta get back to weight for the wedding. :)

  3. I'm currently 2 days out of surgery and I hate this liquid! I don't have a sweet tooth / it doesn't seem right having Soup for breakfast! Does anyone know if I can have cauliflower in cheese sauce blended smoothly with lots of thin sauce ?? I need savoury ideas as sweet stuff - even yoghurt and fruit makes me feel sick! The slimfast also makes me want to heave!

    I had chicken broth mixed with cream of chicken soup and it was a nice departure from the Protein shakes I was having. Maybe that will work for you.

  4. So sorry for your loss. We had to put down our family dog of 13 yrs in 2012 and it was so very difficult! We really didn't have a choice in the matter due to health problems she was experiencing. She was our first "child" and I can relate to your grief and the difficulties you are going through. Be assured that better days are coming, it just may not come as fast as you would like.

  5. I was banded in Oct 2010 and I can say without hesitation that it was the right move for me. I have lost almost 110 lbs and feel amazing! I have had challenges with navigating the band and figuring out what works and what doesn't. Slider foods are the largest temptation with the band and if you choose those types of foods often your weight loss can stall. I try to eat meat often to give me that full feeling with little actual calorie intake. I do eat things like ice cream as well but in moderation. I am probably eating about 1200-1300 calories a day right now and it is working. I didn't exercise as much as I should until recently. Now I am trying to tone up the flab that remains. Good luck in your journey!

  6. My PCP recommends me to be 215 lbs. I am 6' tall which if you go by BMI chart weight means I am "overweight". However, there are other things to consider such as your build, etc. At 215 I still have a bit of a belly but my hips line up with my "love handles" which was never the case when I was larger. Another factor is age as someone else mentioned. The BMI chart is not really a "one size fits all".

  7. One issue I am running into is that my back really hurts after I do a mere 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have been doing some resistance bands and crunches hoping it is just the fact that I need to build up the back muscles. But, it makes me not want to do the treadmill because I am in pain most all day long from it.

  8. Just do your best to be patient. this is not an "overnight" process. you will have plateus along your journey. Try not to drink the shakes unless you have to. Try watching your empty calories in the form of drinks. Try altering your Protein intake type..... maybe eggs instead of Beans... etc.

    The scale will move. However, don't get stuck on what the scale tells you. Pay attention to how your clothes feel. That is also a valid indicator of your success.

  9. I am with you, trish! I am down 70 and haven't budged in about 6 weeks. I am wondering if I have gotten complacent in my routines. 2 months can seem like an eternity when one sees steady losses every month for a long period of time. I am gonna try switching up my eating and exercise routines and see if that helps. The body tends to get used to routines and stops cooperating. Good luck to you!!