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About aliciab

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  • Birthday 04/05/1974

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  1. Me too and I'm just about to hit 30. Success feels awesome doesn't it! Congratulations!
  2. aliciab

    Life Since I Was Banded :/

    I never like it when they put fluid in at the initial placement of the band, it always leads to complications : (. Hopefully you will get passed this and I want you to know that it gets better.
  3. aliciab

    Overall Purpose

    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from. The band is not intended to be removed unless its malfunctioning or defective. It's for life. Also, if you could lose weight and magically keep it off before then you wouldn't need the band. You're always going to be a food addict. So will the rest of us. Eating junk will make you unhealthy no matter what size you are. No one can just eat whatever they want all of the time, eventually it catches up with everyone, fat or thin. This is a tool. Nothing more, nothing less. You will be expected to work hard. Anybody who told you this was easy lied to you. The one thing it can do is help you be successful. If your not prepared to do the work I would not bother getting the band.
  4. aliciab

    Today Is The Day

    You're gonna be just fine : )
  5. If you are using myfitnesspal.com please feel free to add me Alish1974
  6. If anyone is using my fitness pal please feel free to add me under Alish1974
  7. aliciab

    Weighing Out Food?

    I find that weighing keeps you much more honest with what you are eating. I have an awesome simple scale and it's very easy for me.
  8. aliciab

    My Fitness Pal

    If anyone is using my fitness pal please feel to add me under Alish1974
  9. Thank you to all of you. I already knew that a pound of muscle does not weigh more than a pound of fat. It's a question of mass. I was looking for encouragement. The good news is that the scale is already moving again : ). Not everyone on here is a stranger to the gym. I've done cardio and sculpting for 10 years, my brother is a trainer. We all have our reasons for why we've had the surgery.
  10. Welcome! Set realistic goals for yourself. I also tend to carry a lot if muscle but it would take an insane amount of working out and diet for me to lose weight. I finally got my band in January of this year and after a month or so I have steadily lost about a pound a week. I'm down 25lbs at this point and because I was on the lighter side of people who normally get the surgery at 232lbs the 25 lbs has made a huge difference. Also, I rarely feel hungry now which is just beyond freaking amazing to me. Just be prepared that if you have less to lose than a lot of the people on this site and you are some what muscular already you might be a slow loser like me. Also when you start to seriously work out again (I work out 5 times a week) the scale may not move for a couple of weeks. Just try to be patient, it will start moving again : ).
  11. I think mine was just over $200 so $185 sounds about right.
  12. aliciab

    Lapband In The Morning

    I hope everything went well for you
  13. aliciab

    Unsuccessful Band

    You need to be willing to confront the deamons inside you. The band is a tool, nothing more. It is functioning as it should. You need a mental health professional to assist you and I encourage you to seek one out. Until you do get help the band is just a waste of time for you.
  14. aliciab

    Day One-Meeting The Surgeon Today

    I'm still working towards getting off of my meds but that is exactly how I felt. I'm taking all of these meds and they're NOT controling my diabetes. It will get better, you will feel much better.
  15. aliciab

    Got My First Fill Today...

    Its almost like getting a new band, at least the first fill was for me. The eating restriction was way more pronounced and I was happy that it was.

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