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RUBYRED81

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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from jblitch in Banded March 7th   
    Doing well, I received my 1st fill 2days ago (4cc tot.) down 16lbs from surgery date and now I can to start exercising more not that I love the sweating (lol) ...Regardless, I'm excited for the weather to get better so I can do outdoor activites that I haven't done in years!! GL to all you!
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from jblitch in Banded March 7th   
    Doing well, I received my 1st fill 2days ago (4cc tot.) down 16lbs from surgery date and now I can to start exercising more not that I love the sweating (lol) ...Regardless, I'm excited for the weather to get better so I can do outdoor activites that I haven't done in years!! GL to all you!
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to warrantymom in FAIL!   
    Dont get discouraged! I didn't have success from my band until 9cc's. That's why its adjustable. Everyone is different. My fist 3 months I only lost 10 total. My 4th month after my 9cc fill, I lost 13 and I feel encouraged and fantastic! Keep at it, keep getting your fills! It works!!!!
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from jblitch in Banded March 7th   
    Doing well, I received my 1st fill 2days ago (4cc tot.) down 16lbs from surgery date and now I can to start exercising more not that I love the sweating (lol) ...Regardless, I'm excited for the weather to get better so I can do outdoor activites that I haven't done in years!! GL to all you!
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to DELETE THIS ACCOUNT! in Need advice and encouragement   
    I think part of the problem may be you're expecting the band to do things it's not meant to do. You say you don't feel "full" and can eat a lot. The band isn't supposed to physically stop you from eating anything and this is exactly why it's so important to stick to band sized portions. If you are getting fills trying to get the band to stop you from eating too much, you run the risk of accidentally ending up too tight. The other thing is, if you're eating until you're full, you're likely eating too much. The band is about satiety and hunger control not fullness.
    What the band is supposed to do is allow you to be satisfied on less food for longer periods of time.
    Here's a great link that explains it all. I really think it will help you. Having realistic expectations of the band will really help you to be successful: http://drsimpson.net/fills/Lap-band-eating/lap-band-not-restriction/lap-band-and-restriction.html
    Best wishes. Don't give up!
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from Kai-shek in FAIL!   
    Just an update, I regained control and lost the 4lbs plus 1lbs. I received my first fill yesterday 4/12/13 and that brings me to 4cc. I feel slight swelling but I'm hopeful that I will feel some restriction once it goes away. I will work my hardest to chg my poor old habits. I thank you all for your encouragement!
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to ISIKJallaq in FAIL!   
    I just had my first fill today! He put 3 cc's into my band. I still don't feel like I have a band on! Hang in there! We all walk this walk!
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to mominoc in What helps with fill swelling   
    I've had 5 fills. I have to drink liquids for 2 days after, then mushies, then solids. First day or two, I have to be kind to my port because it can hurt a bit from the fill. I don't ice it or anything, I just comply to doing liquids. I drink Protein Shakes, Water, and Decaf iced tea mostly. Fills do cause swelling, so liquids really are something I must do to lessen any pain. After about 3 days or so, I'm okay. I've never had any problems with my band. I've had good restriction since 7ccs and I'm now @ 8cc where I will stop. My band works great and if I just do what Dr tells me everything goes fine. I've lost almost 70 pds since Feb. 7th. Went hiking today! Didn't get out of breath. Just amazing!
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to OnMyWay2Thin in woman has lapband removed so she can eat...   
    Thanks for sharing, that is a really interesting story. I'm struggling but trying to lose the weight! If I could get down to a 14, I would never want to gain it back. How foolish...
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    RUBYRED81 reacted to DELETE THIS ACCOUNT! in woman has lapband removed so she can eat...   
    I'm sorry, I'm going to be really harsh...
    ....I'd like to smack the stupid out of this woman.
    She says “i qualified for the band, and just because it didn’t work for me, it isn’t my fault" Ummm, yes it IS 100% her fault!! She apparently did everything wrong. But for her to blame the band for her ignorance is downright infuriating.
    Oh and her saying she's "happy and healthy" now is complete crap. If she's happy being fat then great for her but it is far from "healthy" when your BMI is over 50. She is a ticking time bomb because of her obesity. And...knowing first hand how miserable life is at that size? I'm sorry, but I'm not buying the "happy" thing for a moment either. Just say'n.
    I know the band doesn't work for everyone but this woman is the poster child for people who should never have any WLS to begin with.
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from aeromech in March 2013 Surgery Dates?   
    I was banded 3/7/13...feeling optimistic!
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from aeromech in March 2013 Surgery Dates?   
    I was banded 3/7/13...feeling optimistic!
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    RUBYRED81 got a reaction from zinhaa in FAIL!   
    I was banded on 3/7/13 and I've only been on solids for a week and have already gained 4lbs. I'm ashamed to say I've over indulged in old habits even with smaller portions. I knew it would be hard but its harder than I could've even fathomed. I am regrouping and cleaning out the cupboard. Back to the beginning for me!
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