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About chasingadream

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  • Birthday 07/01/1969

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  1. Phony people are so annoying….glad I've RID them from my life and are moving on with NO regrets! Keeping super focused and MOVIN" ON!

  2. chasingadream

    It's a family affair

    Wishing all 3 of you much success! Great to have others to go thru it with! Keep us posted on your progress!
  3. chasingadream

    Fitness trackers

    I recently got the Fitbit One….it is GREAT!!! I love it!!!!! Its so tiny…I clip it on my bra and forget that its even there for the day! I love that it syncs up with my fitness pal and shows me the calories in and calories out for each day. I wear it to bed…it has alitle wrist band that it slides into…the band is so smooth on my wrist I don't even know that its even there….and it has an alarm that vibrates on my wrist….its so much more gentle a wake up then my blaring alarm clock….Best $100 I've spent.
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    Had to have an emergency unfill

    Congrats to you on your weight loss and for listening to your gut and going to the doctor. Don't look at reaching your anniversary not having lost 100 lbs but a celebration of the 87 you have already taken off. Sounds like you have some time before you get a fill again….so do what the doc says and eat as if your band is filled that way…and do it mentally as well. Plan your meals and eat like you are still filled…and drink a lot to fill you to…. Our minds are amazing things….sometimes I firmly believe mind over matter….you can do this….and even if you make it through this time as maintenance what a victory that would be for you. I say this from dieting all of my life….with my band now when i "plateau" or "just don't lose" I take that as a success especially when i can just maintain…for in the past that would have definitely been pounds packing back on…... That won't happen to you because you know what you have to do…don't let the fear rule you…YOU RULE IT! YOU GOT THIS….KEEP US POSTED!
  5. chasingadream

    Finally banded!

    Congrats to you…sounds like you are already doing great! Listen to your doc and listen to your band and listen to what your body is telling you and you will be a success!
  6. chasingadream

    Celebrating with fitbit

    I just got myself the fitbit one (clip it on my bra and i forget that its there). I love that I can sync it with my fitness pal and it logs my calories and liquid intake on the fitbit dashboard. Definitely keeps me motivated and on track. Good luck with your surgery. April 1st….what a way to start the beginning of Spring….after all spring is about renewal……I think that goes great with weight loss surgery….this will be your renewal!
  7. Valentine's Day is all about LOVE…. I LOVE snuggling with my kids….. I LOVE getting them a sweet valentine treat and knowing that I don't need/want it. I LOVE wearing my new boots that make my husband turn and look at me twice. I LOVE looking in the mirror now and just LOVING ME!
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    4 year Anniversary

    You should definitely show off, brag and flaunt it. You look amazing! And that didn't happen overnight with just good wishes! Im sure there was some hard work and sweat in there too! Thanks for sharing ….love to see before and afters!
  9. chasingadream

    First class and totally shocked

    I've been banded w/plication since September 2013. I had an easy surgery and easy recovery. I have had no issues with my band and no complications at all. I have lost weight and only last week received my first fill. It was the best decision I've ever made--especially after 40 years of trying to diet. It was hard though….yes, hard to make the decision of which surgery to have. Yes, researching and reading the positive and negatives. I was on this site and it drove me away before my surgery because of all of the negative comments. But I spoke with MY doctor and we decided this was best for me and it was. Now I read all of the comments on here and am at peace with MY decision. I take one day at a time….follow the rules, as best I can on that day. I'm not perfect and will never profess to be. But the band works….at least for me. It is a very individual experience. Find a good doctor that will give you the truth about all of the WLS out there. Make your decision based on what YOU want and stand by that decision. Follow your docs orders and enjoy the ride. Wishing you success, good luck with your decision!
  10. chasingadream

    Newly Banded 2-6-15

    Congrats on your recent banding….hope your recovery is going well!
  11. Feeling great!! It's amazing what a fill can do!

    1. gowalking


      glad to see you online again!

    2. chasingadream


      Thanks @gowalking …hope you are well.


    3. gowalking


      I'm doing great, thanks. No more cane and am moving and walking like a normal person. It's like a miracle, it truly is. Hope you are also doing well.

  12. chasingadream

    13 year Bandiversary!

    That's awesome! So good to hear! Happy Bandiversary!!!!
  13. Hello all….been a while but feel the need to re-connect here!

    1. yaya1397


      Hello my friend! Welcome back!!

    2. ProudGrammy


      so glad you decided to come home - coming back starting a new - with a little help from us?? happy you're here again Kathy

  14. Lap Band with plication 18 months ago…..no problems with surgery or since. Counting my blessings!
  15. Welcome…you will find lots of support here! Perhaps you would want to try a new bariactric doctor since you weren't successful with the last one as far as fills go. Perhaps a fresh start with someone new and explaining the bad experience you had they can help you with a different approach to help you succeed again. Don't let the embarrassment of life get in your way…yes you gained weight back back there was a big change in your life and sometimes those things are just difficult to deal with. See if your PCP has a recommendation for a new bariatric doctor. You posted here so you are looking for help…we can give you moral support…but you must make that call to help get yourself back on track…you CAN do it. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life…make it a GOOD one! Good luck and keep us posted!

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