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    I DID IT

    How wonderful. I am so happy for you!!!
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    Triathlon success!

    That's great!
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    List of NSVs

    That is a great idea to make a list. When I hit a plateau, I got discouraged and lost focus. But now I am back on track. If I ever plateau again, I will refer to my list. Thanks for your positive attitude. VERY MOTIVATION!!!!!!!
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    Acid Reflux

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    A few more...

    Please don't compare your weight loss results with someone else's. We are lose differently. People with more weight to lose, tend to lose more in the beginning. Any weight lost is a victory. When I compared my weight lost to others, I became frustrated. My frustration lead me to fall off the wagon. I have learned a few things since being band: 1. DON'T compare my results with someone else's 2. Everybody's body is different 3. I didn't gain weight over night, therefore I can't expect to lose weight overnight 4. EVERY pound lost is a VICTORY 5. IT DOES GET BETTER!!!!! Be Encouraged!!!!!
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    Need advice and encouragement

    Congratulations on starting over. I can understand your frustration. Some days I feel like I don't even have a band because I can eat a large meal without any problems. Some days, if I eat to much, my band will give me a soft stop sign (hiccups). That is when I know that it's time to stop eating. I discussed this with my surgeon last week and he said that this was normal because some days my band is tighter than other days. He said the band is not designed to stop me from eating but to help me feel satisfied. I had to realized that just because I could eat a large meal does not mean that I should!!!!!!! I had to stick to portion control and follow the rules of the band. I also had to realized that I had to get my head in the game. This is NOT a diet but a LIFE STYLE change. The band is only a tool and a tool is only as good as you work it. The most important thing is to discuss this with your doctor. Maybe have test done to make sure your band is working properly. I am proud of you. I know that starting over is not easy but YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!
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    A few more...

    I can see a change. Keep up the good work.
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    Here's an NSV for ya.

    I went from a size 10 to a size 9. I had to replace A LOT of shoes: boots, sneakers, church shoes, work shoes. Now, I have to buy new sandals.
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    I love the fact you just got up without thinking about it. It was just natural.
  11. My fear is bat wings on my arms but I'll take saggy skin over fat any day. Everybody is different depending on many factors.
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    wONEderland today Yay me!!!

    Wow, congratulation!!!! Keep it up.
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    not quite a (happy) success

    What a great victory. How wonderful that you can be a support to your husband. Pray all goes will.
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    Happy as hell

    Whoop Whoop. Celebrate every pound.
  15. I can understand your frustration. I don't think your partner thinks "it's all about him". He is just committed and excited about his journey. Have you told him how you are feeling?? Be honest with yourself. Are you following all the band rules?? If yes, don't worry about the slow weight loss because you are on the right track. If no, have a discussion with your surgeon and dietitian, visit a support group or ask your partner to help keep you accountable. You should be proud of your weight lost. I haven't lost as much weight as I wanted to but I am grateful for every pound I did lose. Please don't compare your success to someone else's because it will only lead to frustration. Be encouraged!
  16. My insurance company paid 100%. The $750 was an additional surgeon fee that included 18 months of free unlimited access to the fitness center (that I don't even use because it's over a hour away). I didn't mind paying the extra fee because my surgeon is the best in my area. I am very pleased with my surgeon and his staff.
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    Look At My Face

    You look much younger
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    I finally did it. I've lost 200 pounds

    Congrats!!!! I pray that you will be out of the hospital soon.
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    liquid diet life

    You can do it!!!!! Each day is one day closer. Hang in there. I was on a 8 day pre op liquid day. The first 3 days were hard. But I did it and lost 9 lbs.

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