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    1stAuntyaya got a reaction from cynj in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    I fit into this catagory but I havent had surgery yet. I am scheduled for Monday the 26th of Aug. If you would like, we can be friends. Just let me know.
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to myshine84 in kentucky or indiana   
    Hey girl we can be banded buddy's for sure I am very open to anyone who wants to be friends or workout. Sad that I'm on a weightloss chat room asking for friends. Yeah story of my life but I need a motivation partner as well. We will be keeping each other motivated and go on workouts! I have a gym membership at the YMCA I can go all over kentuckiana so hmu a message hun! If you have any questions about what its like before and after being banded I'm here for you ! Motivation motivation motivation is my moto message me hun we have some chit chatting to do!
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to Bandista in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    I had a sleep study some time ago and it was a breeze. They make it very pleasant -- room was set up like a hotel room and attendant very nice. I ended up with a CPAP machine which I hope to ditch once I'm banded and my weight is down -- but I may still need it. Had no idea I was waking up so frequently all through the night!
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to Ladybandito in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    I'm in that range, and no I don't think age made it any harder. In fact, since I'm post menopause it seems to be better not having to deal with fluctuating monthly hormones. Do I wish I had done it sooner, yes!
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to rmalikone in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    I'm 57 and don't think being my age and losing weight with Lap Band surgery is harder than say someone that is younger trying to do the same. I do believe that being 57 and trying to lose weight is harder than when I was 37 and trying to lose weight.
    At 57 I basically had given up, did not want to fight it anymore! It felt good to eat and not worry about it.Problem was I was about to pop! Could not take that I would not bend over to pick something off the ground as it was to much work!
    I'm in bandster hell at the moment but my first fill is around the corner and hope for the best.
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to SueBee01 in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    I am 52 and was banded 11/2 years ago. No problems, just wish I did it many years ago. I have lost 165 pounds and have reached my goal. Am here if you have any questions. You will do fine.
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    1stAuntyaya got a reaction from parisshel in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    Hi and no i didnt have to have a sleep study...I had just about everything else except a pelvic lol. Honestly? Surgery is a week from Monday, and I want this soooo badly that I WILL do the work it takes. I am 58 on the outside but inside I am still in my 40's and I want to FEEL that way instead of 80. But I am scared. I know that sounds so silly for a woman my age...but I am frightened of failure more than the surgery. Does that make sense?
    And I would be so glad to be friends with anyone who wants to be along this ourney. I am on my pc every night and morning....my keys stick so I hope you can forgive the typing.
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to myshine84 in kentucky or indiana   
    Hello anyone here from Kentucky and getting banded on Wednesday I'd love to have a workout friend I just moved to Louisville. About a year ago an I need a weight loss buddy!
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to dawalsh in Are there any 50 to 60 year old out there   
    Well, I had my surgery at age 64 (I feel like a 30 yr old however lol). The ONLY reason I have found it harder to lose weight is because I am partially disabled and walk with a cane and I have equilibrium problems due to two brain surgeries I had in 1981.I'm also a past stroke victim that left me with hemiparesis. That being said, other than my physical limitations I'm having no problems. I count my calories and try to walk as much as I can but I've had no problems, I'm a slow loser but the scale keeps going down and that's what counts as far as I'm concerned.
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    1stAuntyaya got a reaction from iturn2dj in Surgery 8-26 and I had to cheat on pre-op! Help!   
    My surgery is the SAME DAY...lets keep in touch. I will be keeping you in thought and prayer, and please do the same for me. Stopped all sugar today and carbonated beverages. Tomorrow, no bread, ...thn all next wek I will begin th Protein Drinks. And Water. I just hope I can stick with this. Right now I am so determined. You will be fine, I just know it. ust concentrate of the future of your kids and how you will feel and look while walking them down the aisle, seeing your grandkids, and feeling so great all the while.
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    1stAuntyaya reacted to Sally Johnston in A successful journey? It?s up to you.   
    Weight loss surgery is just one part of the picture of weight management. Surgery alone does not guarantee you will lose weight; it is a tool that can assist you to lose weight when teamed with lifestyle change.

    Both professionals in the field and those who have had or are considering having surgery themselves seem to be involved in an ongoing debate over what is the best type of weight loss surgery. The three most common forms of surgery in Australia at present, gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy all have loyal fans and big opponents. In my recently launched Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery Support Group the pros and cons of the different surgery types are regularly discussed by those who have been through the various procedures.
    Whilst technically different, what is common to all forms of weight loss surgery is that the surgery itself is just one part of the picture of weight management. Surgery alone does not guarantee you will lose weight; it is a tool that can assist you to lose weight when teamed with lifestyle change.
    Colleen Cook is a successful weight loss surgery patient from 1995 and is the author of the best selling weight loss surgery book, The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients. It is based on her research of the most successful long-term patients and the habits they have in common as they maintain their weight over time. Colleen is also the President of Bariatric Support Centers International, a company that specialises in providing education and support services for those who have had weight loss surgery and the professionals who work with them. Following is a comment from Colleen that stood out to me when reading her work recently:
    “Successful patients took personal responsibility for staying in control. They were found to have a general feeling that maintaining their weight was indeed their own responsibility and that surgery was a tool that they used to reach and maintain a healthy weight.”
    Colleen’s words illustrate perfectly that weight loss surgery itself does not cause weight loss. Those undergoing weight loss surgery will need to take responsibility for their lifestyle choices. To achieve the best weight loss results and maintain that weight loss in the long term, you will need to choose healthy and nutritious foods, increase physical activity and maintain regular follow up with your support team.
    Are you maximizing the support available to you? Do you regularly follow up with your surgeon or bariatric GP to check your progress? For those with a gastric band, have you worked with them to find the green zone? Have you had the blood tests recommended to you to monitor any medical conditions or detect nutrient deficiencies? Have you seen an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist regarding an activity program tailored to you? Did you see your dietitian for the pre and post surgery info but never returned for ongoing support? Are you comfortable with the support team at your clinic? If not, you need to seek out a new support network. Ultimately it is up to you to utilise the support and resources available to you for a successful journey,

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