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  1. Hello, I was banded 8-2011. I lost 50 lbs really fast, then life got in the way and I stopped exercising. Recently I have had another problem. I find myself drinking down my food so I can eat more. I hate that full feeling. It is uncomfortable, even when I eat very little. So I want to get rid of that feeling, so I drink after I eat too. Anyone else???? How did you fix it???
  2. Hello all, I have been banded since 8-11. I lost 50 lbs then had some life changes and gained back 25 that I lost. I am back on track with the food and fills, I just cant seem to get motivated to exercise. What motivates you to et up everyday and workout????
  3. sandiburn

    How do you motivate yourself to exercise???

    On my way to the gym this mornign with my son at my side!!!
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    How bad is the pain after surgery?

    The worst part for me was the gas pains. I had to sleep sitting up for the first week. I too got tired a little faster, but overall it was not that bad. I took a week off work because I wanted to not because they told me to. When I went back to work I could not lift anything over 30 lbs over my head. Other than that I was good. Looking back.....it was WAY WORTH IT!!!!! good luck with your journey.
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    Please pist success pics!

    this was 1 yr after my surgery. 50 lbs down.
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    How do you motivate yourself to exercise???

    Thank you all for your sugestions. I am leaving to go on a business trip next week. When I get back, my son has promised to get up with me and go to the local rec center every morning and workout. Im hoping with a "buddy" I will be more accountable to getting up every morning.
  7. Hello, I am going back to my Dr tomorrow to get a fill. I really feel that I need one. I can eat 2 + cups of food at each meal other than Breakfast. Anyway, that last time I had a fill they gave me 1cc. It was way too much. About a week after the fill, I was throwing up everything. I had to sleep sitting up so that I did not gag. It was the worst experience that I hae ever had with my band. I have to say that I am scared for tomorrow. I dont want to be in the same boat. I know they wont put in as much, but that memory is still in the back of my head. My first dr was awful. I got no guidance at all. This office is better, but I still have never been told how much I have in my band. I am going to find out tomorrow. Anyway, wish me luck.
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    Protein, Protein, Protein!

    I love the EAS products. They are hight in protene without being too high in cals.
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    First fill since necessery unfill

    So I got a my fill this am and found out how much I have in my band. After my fill, I have 3.75 in a 10 cc band. So far so good. I am enjoying a cup of tomoto soup for lunch. Looking forward to next week to see how much restriction it added.
  10. I was told that the amount of a teardrop can make a difference. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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    got an unfill!!!

    Ive been banded since 8-09 and lost 50 then gained back 25. Im had an unfill last time because I was so tight that I had to sleep sitting up. It was BAD. I go back in tomorrow for another fill. (less this time). I understand your journey. The way I look at it is that where I am today , even though I am not at my goal, is still better than where I was. Good luck with your journey!!!
  12. Hello All, I had my surgery 8-4-11. After the surgery I did great. I was eating good, I got into a bootcamp class and exercised 4 times a week. I had a goal to be in a size 10 by our vacation 6-2012. I did not hit tha tgoal. I was a size 12. I started at 215 and got down to 170. And then I hit a wall. I plateaued. I worked really hard and could not loose another pound. I think that is what started my backward spin. Since then, I cant get myself to exercise on a regular basis. I am not eating right. And I frankly have lost the "want to". About 3 mts ago, I decided that I needed to get a new DR. I refuse to go back to the dr that did my surgery. He is a self-centered a**. So I went to the Ft Worth Lap Band. I went in to get an adjustment, since it had been about 8 mts. Everyone there seemed nice. I got a fill and about 5 days later I realixzed i was too tight. I could not eat anything, I could not sleep without choaking, etc. I was miserable. So I want back the last week in Jan to have some taken out. Now I can eat anything. I dont think I am tight enough. I am scared to get another fill, but at the same time I know I need it. I also dont want to have to pay the $150.00 again. After the fill, We set up an apt with the nutritionalist. I think she was about 18 and was not relatable at all. She did not tell me anything that I did not already know. "do this...dont do this..." If I could do that , I would not have to have the surgery!!! I just feel that I am all by myself. My husband still wears the same size he wore in HS and my son is the same. I want to start over, but I feel that I have no support system and no one to do this with. Dont get me wrong, my family is all for me getting healthy and loosing more weight, they just dont understand how hard it is. I dont want to sound excuse driven. I'm not that kind of person. I am a retail manager and I spend ALL day coaching people and telling them "you can do it!!". Its just so hard to turn that energy around to myself. So here I am, back up to 190 and I really want to start over. I have 25 lbs to loose. I REALLY want to do this, just fell so alone. Thanks for listening
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    DFW support group

    Is there an email list I can get on for notifacation of meetings? I would love to attent when I can. sandiburn@aol.com
  14. Hello, I have been banded for 1 1\2 yrs and I want to get to my goal weight of 145. I know I can do it, but I also know that I do much better when I am held accountable. So I am looking for a buddy or mentor. Thank you, Sandi
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    Any buddies/mentors in HEB, Texas area

    That would be great but I work on Sundays. Any other sugestions??
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    I Can Do It!!!!!

    Yes you can....yes WE can!!! than you for a great message this morning!!
  17. Hello, I wanted to let all of yall know of another outlet that might help. On Facebook, look up your city's buy/ sell /trade site. I get rid of alot of clothes there and find some good buys there too. Lots of other good stuff too all the way from baby stuff to cars. Anyway, happy shopping.
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    Support Group For Dfw Banders!!

    I also live in Hurst. Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!! Banded 8-4-11. lost 50, gained back........25. ready to hit 145.
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    Mushies...ideas, please!

    I love to take an avacado and mix it with a 90 cal pack of tuna and Natures Seasons. The avacado is WAY better than mayo and it is very soft. I still eat it till this day.
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    I dont want to see you anymore...

    I put my scale away 3 mts ago and it was not good for me. I got back on it last week and I had gained back 25 of the 50 I had lost. So now my scale is sitting out in the wide open so i have to see it. I have been where your at and have felt that way too, but dont let it RULE you. Pull it out and get back on that wagon. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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    huge mental shift

  22. Hello All, I just wanted to say thank you for being here. I was banded on 8-4-11 and have struggled this yr. But I am back on track and truley ready to loose the weight I promised myself I would. When I first got started, I used MFP consistantly. I still use the cal counter, but the discussion forum stinks. It feels like a HS page sometimes. Anyway. I am glad that I am here with REAL discussions that help REAL people. Thank you again for being here for me!!!!

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