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  1. Congratulations, and continued success. I had my ups and downs but still doing well
  2. jfc193

    Banders #7

    I use Pedometer++ for Iphone, gives you something to work for every month. Pedometer++ is one of the most highly-rated step counter apps on iTunes, with over 8,000 positive customer reviews. It lets you keep track of your daily and weekly step counts without draining your battery. It quantifies metrics such as steps taken, calories burned, and distance walked, and rewards you once you reach your goals.
  3. Terrific, Life indeed is good
  4. jfc193

    2008 bandsters

    Had my Band September 2007, Not too many of us still on this site. Still doing well
  5. jfc193

    15 year survivor

    I also believe that the band has saved my life. No doubt I would be over 400 lbs by now. My quality of life has greatly improved these last 12 years.
  6. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Finally after almost 12 year the scale finally showed 170 which was my long term goal weight on August 29, 2019. For me the Band though not always my friend but a tool to remind me to keep going.
  7. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    Finally after almost 12 year the scale finally showed 170 which was my long term goal weight.
  8. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    I agree with wish to be slim everyone’s experience is different. I will have my 12 year band anniversary in September so not very long. I have the original 4 cc band with only 1 cc. Any more than 1 cc for me is too much. From my experience getting the band was the best decision for my life Good lucj as you begin your new adventure
  9. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    Here is a checklist that I use from time to time when I reach a Plateau WL Plateau Checklist.xlsx
  10. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    I too am very pleased that I took the chance on the Lap band back in September 2007 With my wife on the a Dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu
  11. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    Still feeling good about my recession to have the Lapband. Keeps me humble. Just need to keep making more good choices than bad choices.
  12. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Back to 178 so pleased to have my lapband as a tool but I still have to watch what I put into my mouth and keep up an exercise program and check in once in awhile on this board. Seems that if I do all three then either hoping to reach my elusive goal of 170 this year
  13. jfc193

    Banders #7

    I do walking inside my house early in the morning since it is still dark, and while traveling either in my motel room or in the hotel. Walking is my exercise of choice and have over 440 days in a row of 10,000 steps or more.
  14. jfc193

    Should I or shouldn’t I get Lap-Band

    Do not know if you had the Lapband surgery or not. I had my 4cc Lapband surgery in September 2007. I still have the Lapband and have just over 1cc of fluid. My wife and I had the surgery done at the same time. About 3 years ago she had it removed mostly due to accident reflux. She had the Lapband removed fixed a hernia unrelated to the Lapband, and the sleeve done. She still has to take a pill for acid reflux. I have kept off over 100 to 130 pounds for the majority of the 11 years. Wish you success in whatever choice you make.
  15. jfc193

    Still Happy!

    Terrific and congrats. I have never regretted my decision to have the lap band. Though I have had a love hate relationship it helps keeps me in line.
  16. jfc193

    LapBand newbie

    I have had my band since September 2007 and have had many ups and down. I believed had I not had the band I would either be dead or over 400 lbs. I have never reached my goal but have kept off over a hundred pounds during the majority of my journey. I do a lot of walking and I agree no fizzy drinks.
  17. Yes it is possible to switch doctors. I had to switch due to moving away form a doctor. two other times the doctor either went back to university to teach or retired. One did not care for Current one was a formerly my doctor and he moved his offices closer to me so I went back.
  18. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Looks likes it been awhile since anyone has posted. I have gained 9 lbs since August 2018 had once again reached my lowest weight of 178. which for 6 months is not to bad. In years prior to the band I would of lost 50 lbs in a year and put back 70 lbs in 6 months. Still walking at least 10,000 steps a day. My A1C for the second time in a year is at 5.2. Still appreciate that the band keeps me somewhat in line. Hoping to hear from others.
  19. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Thanks for sharing I gained about 45 lbs from April 2016 to November 17 so I know what your are going through. I had stopped exercising, eating way to many slider foods, stopped going to the DR. and pretty much stay away from this board. Kept telling myself that I would get back on track and did not seem to get motivated. Well my primary DR finally caught up with me and my blood sugar was out of whack and my a1c was 8.1. The one thing I did notice was when I finally got on track again that it has taken me 9 months to get off the 45 lbs so it seems the older I get the slower the weight tends to come off. As far as a fill go as I have mentioned before I cannot tolerate anymore than 1 cc in my 4 cc band. My Blood sugars is under control and my last A1c was 5.2 so health wise I am doing just fine. Your weight gain might seem like a lot to you and it might seem like your just "trudging along" Just do not stay away and check in when possible.
  20. jfc193

    Lap Band 11 years out

    I had my lap band surgery in September 2007 so I am almost at 11 years. I have a 4 cc band with just a little 1 cc of fluid in the band anymore than that and it is too tight. I am usually a little tight in the morning so I normally have a protein and banana shake in the morning. For the better part of the 11 years the band has kept me from overeating. My problems have been my on doing eating to fast. Meal times are not usually a problem for me I normally eat what I am supposed to eat. Before the band I would eat late at night so I combat that by going to bed by 9:00 pm and getting up at 4:00 to go walking. If I do not exercise I tend to eat a lot more and if I drink with my meal I will eat more. I tend to make more good choices then bad choices. it is amazing to me that what I consider a binge is completely different. Where before I could eat 10 to 12 tacos in 20 minutes. Now 3 tacos in an hour is a binge for me. Congratulations on only being 20 lbs over your lowest weight. I would say that you are in a good place.
  21. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Except for a couple a months in 2016 I am back under 180. This is the lightest I been in more than 35 years. Next month I will have had my lap band for 11 years. I do not know if I will ever reach my weight goal I can do much more that I could ever have imagined. Even when I have gained weight I have managed to stop the insanity and get back on the program. While I am not a perfect bandster by any means I do make far more good choices than bad ones. I need to be careful that I do not sabotage my self the the few time that I have gotten down near the weight that I am now I seem to think that I no longer need to watch what I put in my mouth and stop exercising and then I gain some weight back. I am looking forward to what lies ahead and will not keep looking back.
  22. jfc193

    Banders #7

    Going to Long Beach CA to see Fireworks from the Queen Mary
  23. jfc193

    Disappearing lapbanders

    Welcome to the forum I had my Lapband surgery in 2007, and would encourage you to go back to what causes you to be successful. My experience after gaining weight is that it tends to come off a lot slower then it used to. So do not get down on yourself. Lapband is just one of the tools at your disposal.
  24. jfc193

    Am I the only one who loves their band?

    Welcome and congratulations on your surgery for next Thursday. It is important to note that no matter what choice of surgery you have you need to have a strong commitment to follow the doctors instructions and work with the tool.
  25. jfc193

    10+ years later...

    Sorry to hear that you are having port pain. I was banded in Sept 2007 and have not had any problems with the Port. Any issues that I have with my band have been because I either had it too tight (Currently have 1 cc in my 4 cc Band) or have eaten to fast. I appreciate the band as a tool. i still have to make good food choices and keep a commitment So I manage to keep off over a hundred pounds for most of the 10 years.