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  1. It's been 6 years for me. I never reached my goal (20 lbs away) but I am a size 10-12 and happy so who gives a F. I never regretted it. Lap band is not a weight loss tool but a maintenance too. So, if you have been able to lose weight in the past but keeping it off is the problem then this is the surgery for you. No matter how much you want to binge after, how many slices of pizza you want to put away, you just CAN'T after 1.
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    Stalled and frustrated

    Hello! Been off for a while. Banded in 2012. 23 lbs from goal and I've been the same weight for one year. This band really is the tool so you don't regain. Most everything else take hard work and dedication. Maintaining is a piece of cake and easy. I just wish I was maintained 23 lbs less. Who cares, I'm a rock star either way and I'll get there when I quick jerking around!
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    4 days post-op

    Here is some motivation to follow your plan: eating solids or even mushy too soon can cause a slip ( a nice way of saying rip your stitches out away from your stomach which most likely will cause internal bleeding) This isn't a diet it is a medical necessity. Stay healthy, stay happy, and call your dr if you can't go on any longer!
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    64lbs Lost! 3 Months Post Op

    It's all about sticking to the program and embracing the new lifestyle. You can't "hope" for these results, you have to go out and get them. GREAT job!
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    A New Day

    Hello everyone! So glad to have my bandiversary! Hurray! Also celebrated my 19th wedding anniversary. Tonight I went to see Bon jovi in concert. Man was it ever great! Super close to stage!
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    A New Day

    Hello! I'm still alive and well. Two thing... Anyone who ever says that wls is the easy way out is full of crap..my 90 day challenge is challenging. Second, this CPA exam is kicking my butt. Hard stuff. Studying hard and craving chocolate ( I hate sweets usually) Good thing there is wine in the world. Had a glass of old vine zin and now I'm off to bed. Sorry I haven't been up on you lives. Hope all is well. Miss hanging out. My one year bandanniversary is on next Sunday...can't believe it!
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    Hair loss!:-(

    Just don't use it in the shower so you don't rinse it down your back and end up growing hair elsewhere!
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    Hair loss!:-(

    I also experienced hair loss and was truly AFRAID at one point of becoming bald. I have always had really thin hair anyway but a good enough amount of it to be happy. I did all of the above posters suggestions and I started using WEN hair shampoo. None of these things stopped the loss but my hair became softer and fuller looking. Funny thing is I got soooooo many compliments on my hair during this time. I also wore bangs and had to change my hair style. This went on from month 4-9. My hair loss has all but stopped now and I have a halo of fuzzy new growth coming in all over. Just when I thought I was going bald the new growth kicked in.
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    A New Day

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    A New Day

    Omg! Welcome back Nicole! I see you are doing great with wl! No fills?? You rock! Yvonne lost 20 then gained 6, has had 3 fills but still eats as usual. She is waiting for the band to stop her before she changes. I try to encourage her ( we are doing kickboxing next thurs together) but I had a feeling from the get go she was gonna have as rough time changing. I want my lifetime range to be 170-180 so that is what I'm working on. I don't want to do all this work to still feel fluffy! So 15 lbs to go to hit the top of that range and 25 to hit the bottom! (Omg did I just say that?) Once the sale goes through and I get my CPA I am going to sign up for a marathon. I need it for my mental well being. This whole process has shown me how many inner demons I quieted with food. Now I'm quieting them with movement. Gotta keep on.... Thought you guys would enjoy reading the new essential oils e-magazine http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a020f6aa#/a020f6aa/1
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    A New Day

    Morning all! I'm on day 19 of my 90 day challenge. Tonight I'm having a 31gifts party at my house. If you've never heard of it you should check it out. So cool! 31gifts.com I got on the scale this morning and I decided to go and calculate my BMI and guess what? IM OVERWEIGHT!!!! Not obese, not morbidly obese but Overweight! Wooohoooo! I have to work on Saturday because a stupid client brought me a hot mess to finish their corporate return due Monday. Grrr. I'm going to see anjela Johnson in Sacramento on Saturday with my girlfriends. She's a comedian. Sunday I have the football game. Next week I am working Monday and Tuesday then taking the rest of the week off. Woohoo! How's my cyber mom? Dawn, are you working from home today too? Are you getting any work in? Love the football player pics...too cute! Have a great weekend everyone!
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    A New Day

    You are so amazing! I always wanted to have foster kids. I love children and I especially have a heart big enough for those that don't have someone to love them in this world. I just joins junior league and they just started a foster ytd program. Can't wait to get into that! Congrats on your 5 yr anniversary with CJ!
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    A New Day

    Omg I'm so busy not dong anything that I have no time! Ha! Went in for a little fill yesterday. Next month will be my one year bandiversary! I can't believe it. We put our little white American Eskimo down today. He was 20 and couldn't lay down on his own any more. We would have to pick him up and put him on his bed. Terrible during the night because he would roll off his bed then would cry because he couldn't lay back down. The 90 day challenge is going good. Day 16 and I'm down 5 lbs. I have 18 more lbs till my drs goal for me. My BMI is 30.2 now! I haven't started studying yet. Will start this weekend. I'm also taking next week off from work. Woohoo! I have to admit that I am jealous of all the quilt making going on. I love quilts and would love to learn to make them...one day...maybe!
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    A New Day

    Hello everyone! Sis, I know financially what you mean. Until your kids are in the same situation they will never understand. I'm paying $40 a visits for chiropractor care for tyler x 3 a week so he can get himself aligned. It helps his Tourette's. I'm also paying $100 a mon for Ryan's braces. Plus my monthly pay to get my fills/Chk in. Then there is the rest of my sleep study I, paying on. Almost done. Almost $800 a month on medical right now...omg! Ryan's game was today. Spent two hours volunteering making snow cones in the blazing hot only to have the game forfeited because the other team withdrew for a lack of players! Ugh! 90 day challenge is going good. Monday I have a dr appt. prolly only getting a 1/2 or 1/4 cc fill. Hope everyone else doing great and enjoying their weekend!
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    A New Day

    Hello there! The 90 day challenge is for me to get off my butt and to my TRX class every day for the next 90 days. My year membership is up by then and I want to use it to the full. It really is my way of making myself publicly accountable to get working out. I have 20 lbs to go to my goal and I want to make it by 12-13 months. They don't have classes on the weekend so I use that time to go to the gym and get in at least 20 minutes of some cardio. So far so good...( day8)

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