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About blg20002000

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  1. The most hurtful comment ever came from someone on this site...i had posted that i lost 100 pounds in about 4 months and the person replied something to the effect if its even true...it was true and i had liked this site because most people were very kind and supportive...apparently not every one. The second comment came from an aquaintance since I had the surgery...first of all i tell everybody i know about my surgery because it is the greatest thing that has happened to me...anyway i was telling this girl about how i had the surgery and how much i lost and she said i dont want 2 be rude but i think u need to get another one.
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    Dr. Benjamin Hung, Lincoln, NE

    I had Dr. Hung and he is fantastic...I know fills for the first 3 months after surgery are $150 and after that are $250...his fee for the first three months is included in the price of the surgery so you just pay the surgery center fee...once again he is great.
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    100 pounds.

    First of all it is true...i have no reason to get on here and lie...I weighed 460 pounds when i started so yes I will lose weight faster than some others...my doctor said its not excessive so that's what im going to go with...yes I do eat but just like everybody else i can't eat much and with 2 fills i have good restriction.
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    Should I ask the doc for Metformin/Glucophage?

    I have been taking Metformin for about 7 months now and it really has helped me a lot...I'm sure my weight loss has some to do with that though...next week i have to go in for lab work...I may not need the Metformin anymore...yay.
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    Lapband success

    I don't call my journey a success because I still have 200 pounds I would like to lose however to date I have been very successful...I was banded on January 28th and have lost 110 pounds...sounds successful to me.
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    My name is Brandi. I started out with a BMI of 70. My starting weight was 464 pounds. I had my surgery 4 months ago and I am down to 354 pounds.
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    Not suitable for LAP Banding? :(

    I would also question your Dr about why he doesn't feel your a good candidate...my BMI was over 70 and i wanted gastric bypass when i first went in and my Dr. suggested lap-band which i chose and have had my band for 4 months and lost 104 pounds.
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    It can be done!

    I was going to have gastric bypass when I was first considering because I had so much to lose but after talking with my surgeon and the psychologist I reconsidered and chose lap-band and am very thankful I did
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    100 pounds.

    I try to eat healthy...sometimes that doesn't always happen, but there is not anything specific...maybe lots of chicken and fish but other than that I just make sure I get my protein in for the day however that may be.
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    It can be done!

    Well I try to eat healthy foods such as chicken and fish, but I don't have a specific diet that I follow. With my job I am on the go alot so I even eat out quite often. I just try to make good choices. Let me tell you though it is not always easy and sometimes I eat things I really shouldn't but I don't eat them a lot and can't eat much of them when I do. I try to make sure I get all of my protein in every day and I think that helps a lot. I excercise 1 hour 4 times a week. Right now I do the treadmill and the bicycle.
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    100 pounds.

    I remember being super excited and super nervous and I am so glad everything worked out for me so I could have this surgery because it really has given me my life back and oh yea I'm finally starting to feel good about the way I look again. I have a pretty high self-esteem anyway so anybody who knows me well jokes with me about what this will do for my self-esteem. This is the only aspect of my life I felt I had little control over and I am finally glad to be in control of everything about me.
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    It can be done!

    I followed the diet really closely and now that I can eat pretty much anything I still try to make healthy choices. I do cardio exercises 4 times a week for an hour each time
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    It can be done!

    This is for everybody that questions if they can really lose all the weight they have to lose. When I started I had 300 pounds to lose (would be happy with 250). I second guessed the surgery all the time because of how much weight I have to lose. Well 3 1/2 months after my surgery (January 28th) I am down 100 pounds and feeling great. So yea I believe its possible.
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    100 pounds.

    Thank you but just remember everybodys journey is different so whatever you lose is great.
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    100 pounds.

    Just wanted to share because I am so excited. It's been about 3 1/2 months since my surgery and I hit 100 pounds on Tuesday! I feel great. I exercise 3 or 4 times a week and it's just nice to have the energy to do things with my children again.

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