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Shazam

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  1. For those of you who had to have the band removed first then wait a couple of months for your bypass - did you gain weight? Ive kept most of my weight off which ive lost but some has returned. But what ive kept off i want to keep off. Im scared when they remove the band i might gain it all and then some back. Any advice woukd be grateful. Sent from my SM-A716U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Thanks for the responses Sent from my SM-A716U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. No. It isnt Sent from my SM-A716U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Not telling anyone, is not lying. It is choosing to not disclose. Besides, people are intelligent. If you loose a ton of weight quickly, more than likely you've had surgery. People know this. I have choose not to disclose. It's personal. Period. I'm not lying either.
  5. Being on a diet, having WLS, or having any type of surgery is your own business. If you feel the need to be "accountable" or need it private is up to the individual. As for me, I have chose to not to advertise it. It's my business. They are a select few that know. And for good reason. It seems people begin to judge, or monitor your food and become the Food Police. Me personally, I do not need that. As for accountability, the scale is it. I have been a Band Vet. I've joined WW now. I am using the Band as a tool. Just as I am using WW as a tool.
  6. Hi. I'm a Band Vet. I lost like 60lbs, and stayed there. I just couldn't not eat carbs anymore. I missed them. But every day, I'd wake up and say, I can do this. And I couldn't. I just missed carbs too much. It's been over 2 yrs and I've basically maintained Where I left off at. I even tried doing "resets". Yes, I was very frustrated. I knew what I wanted, and couldn't get there. A friend of mine convinced me to join WW. And I tried that on and off since around thanksgiving. And nothing. I did nothing. I don't know what happened. If it was mindset, attitude, or frustration but last Last Monday I restarted WW with a vengeance. I've been Really trying, tracked my food, and following it. I've been on it for 8 days. So far I've had pizza and ice cream every day. Don't worry, it's a modified pizza. And sugar free ice cream. I've had it everyday since it qualifies in my points. I feel bad, yet it's actually guilt free. I'm actually eating way more food. It's been only 8 days. I feel better. I've lost 2lbs too. Yes I know, it's Water weight. Still. I've lost. And with WW you can eat anything. I think I've needed this. The no carbs worked for a while. But for me it's not realistic. Tonight I had a sugar free brownie. during the day I ate cucumbers, oranges, and grilled chicken. At night is when I want to munch. So pizza on multigrain tortilla shell, pizza sauce, mushrooms, and cheese. All of 8 points. So worth it. I'm not sure how this journey will end, but I know this may actually be a beginning of a life change. I don't feel deprived anymore. And the band is here as my tool. Just as it was when it was first placed. It's a tool. I could have easily regained all my weight. But. I didn't. Hopefully with the band and WW I can actually make my finishing goal. Right now, I'm only looking at 10lbs at a time until I get where I need to be. And yes. I will have my 8 point pizza again tomorrow. (If you use Joseph's pita bread, the points are lower - I like the tortilla shell since it comes out crispy). [emoji487][emoji487][emoji487][emoji487][emoji487]
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    I cant burp !!!

    Yep, walking helps. Sometimes I might gently pound on my chest to help, not hard. That sometimes helps.
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    Wondering if my fill is too tight but willing to wait

    Don't guzzle water. You might be drinking it too fast. It happened to me. Yes, I threw up water. It just didn't have enough time to go down. I believe that might be why they suggest to stop drinking with straws.
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    Share Your NSVs Here Please!

    Haha. This made my day!!! Good for you.
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    Weighted Question

    Wow. Interesting answers. Thank you to all. I'd love to respond to each and everyone, but I will make a blanket response. I find it interesting that most would not want anyone to say anything to them. I do like the response about the smokers cough too. See, I noticed reading the threads before posting this, it always seems that no one wants to hear they are heavy. Or it's obvious that they are heavy and no one should comment. I have mixed feelings on it. Yes. I have lost weight. But even when I was at my heaviest, none of my do tors ever mentioned to me about loosing weight. None. Now I do not put any blame on them. Though some of the health issues I had, they should have. I don't know whether something should be said or not. But at times I believe something should be mentioned especially when it might effect someone's health. Or if I notice my kids making too many carb choices. For instance, if I notice my kid eating Mac n cheese for lunch and want some bread, I'd say you've already had some carbs, choose a veggie, fruit or Protein. I don't know the answer, but I believe being forever silent isn't good either. Again, thanks for all the responses!!
  11. Have a question for all of you, How do you approach someone, nicely, they need to loose weight? Or even better, How could someone approach you that you have gained weight? This could possibly be related or even unrelated to WLS surgery. I am asking this because, apparently, most if us are upset that someone mentions to us that we or a person have gained weight. Could it possibly be that we might care about this person, and do not want them to have the health issues which go along with weight gain. So we try to say something, yet when we say something they are hurt and eat to sooth themselves? I've noticed that many of us do not like to hear that we have gained weight. So how does one approach us, without us being offended?
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    Banders #6

    I love this!!! Carolina Girl you're always spot on!!!
  13. I choose the lap band because it is not permanent. Also, loosing 1-2 pounds is more realistic for losing weight. I also know individuals who have had bypass, sleeve, and band. Most have gained weight back - because they did not change or learn new eating habits. Any type of WLS is a tool to get there. And yes with the sleeve or bypass you loose extremely fast, but it seems to me, it's too fast. You need time to adjust your eating habits. It seems to me, no one goes from eating terribly to healthy overnight. These are learned new habits. Choosing fish over beef. Choosing a salad instead of Cookies. Eating less carbs. Also, you need to exercise, everyday. See, at least it seems to me, many individuals think any type if WLS is a presto magic thing, and you don't need to change your eating/drinking habits. Or heck, even. Exercise. There are so many who think having the surgery, and sit back, change nothing, and they will be thin. Sadly, that is not true. Doctors inform you what you can and cannot eat or drink. Yet, many make excuses, or dabble where they shouldn't. Then they are complaining, or should I say, questioning why they are gaining weight from drinking milkshakes, any drink ending in -chino, or eating things they shouldn't. The habits you learn when you begin your journey with, are habits which are to be life long. Period. For me, personally, I no longer drink caffeine, carbonated, diet anything. Simply for the reason it's just not good for you. What do I drink. Water and Protein shakes. That's it. I attempted to drink a diet tea, and it was horrible. I guess being away from it for so long, I realized how nasty that stuff is. And so you know, i am not saying all of this because I'm perfect with my habits. I can proudly say, I've not regained any weight. I have my demons, but I also know what I can and cannot do. I hope this helps.
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    Banded June 4th

    Welcome to your New Life!! You just had surgery. Your body needs to heal. I believe I didn't take the pain meds because I was afraid of getting constipated, that was me. If you need them, take them. After the second or third day, each day seemed to slowly get better. After, the first week I felt good, and even better after the second week. For nausea, chicken broth helped. As for sleep tricks, I slept in a lounge chair occasionally. As I felt better, I didn't need it as much. Take it easy. Congrats!!!
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    Medications

    My "breakfast" actually consists of a bottle if Water and my "pills" which happen to only be my Vitamins. The Multivitamin is somewhat large, I have no problem. I am at a good restriction too. Hope that helps.
  16. My doctor informed me not to have carbonation because it expands and bloats your stomach. Because of that, I haven't had a soda since prior to surgery. I'm nearly 2 years out. We were heavy for a reason. So why go back to old habits. It seems silly to me to continue to drink the stuff. I've had diet non carbonated drinks and can't even stomach those either. Just Water or Protein drinks for me.
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    Hate the attention from my weight loss

    Reading your post reminds me of myself at times. I completely understand where you are coming from. I also, hate when people now watch I eat, as if they are now expecting me to fail. Or if I have something I shouldn't they have this need to point it out. And I rarely, do too.
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    I feel like a failure...

    CarolinaGirl, thanks. So far today, I did awesome. One day at a time. Sometimes, one minute at a time. I'm ok. Thanks!!
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    I feel like a failure...

    This is so true. Currently, I've been struggling. Old habits are creeping up. Along with missing some foods. I too, want to reach my goal. I'm going to shake it off, stand up, and get back on track. Thanks!!
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    Banded or sleeved?

    I was banded. My doctor told me the sleeve is good for anyone with over 100 pounds to loose. I wanted the band because it was safer. Less complications, and not permanent.
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    Just banded today!

    Congrats and welcome to your new life!!!
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    How much weight should one lose in a week?

    I was told 1-2 lbs a week. So on a good month, 8 lbs. and on a bad month, 4lbs. Anything more than that count it a blessing. It does slow down. But hang in there. It does keep going. Stay away from carbs, drink Water, and exercise.
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    Question...?

    Yeah I hate reading the posts regarding cheating. I need more inspiration and motivation. Not if I eat this, or if I eat that. That is literally asking for failure. And I'm not meaning it to be judgmental, I meaning it because I went through so many hoops to have my surgery, recovery from surgery, loosing weight, and I don't want to go back to be heavy and medicated from obesity. Stay strong and stay focused.
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    Question...?

    Does it irk anyone, when you see others who have had WLS and they are cheating? I know it isn't my business. But...these are the same individuals who have asked me for help, in either diet or exercise. So, yeah, it kinda does irk me. Am I jealous that they are snacking on something yummy and delicious? I don't know. I just know, I'm trying my darnedest to stay focused, to move to the 10 lbs under, to hopefully reach my goal. I know when I've cheated and it always sets me back. Which is why I'm trying not too. I do not want to be one of those who gains it all back. I have a few friends who seem to already given up. I do not want to be one of them. Even if I do not loose another pound, I do not want to gain it all back. I'm healthier now. I'm able to function without being out of breath. So, am I the only one who gets angry when I see this.? I don't want to go back to being shy, scared, and not outgoing. I like who I've become.
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    Question...?

    I wish I could like this 10 times.

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