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  1. Hi everyone, it's been awhile since I've been on this site. I really need some motivation and help from all the lapbanders out there that have had sucess. I was banded August 2009, so I am about 15 months out. I have only lost about 60lbs. Now, I am happy with this loss, it's much better than gaining but the problem is that I have not lost any weight since May/June 2010. So, for the last 5 months I have not lost any weight. I have a 14cc band and he has it filled to about 11cc. He told me he does not want to fill it anymore, he tells me I have the most CC's than any other patient in the office. (that really made me feel like crap). Anyways, I know it's my fault. I am overeating! I want to get this weight off more than anything but for some reason I give into food. I still have about 70-80lbs that I need to get off and getting the band tightened is not an option. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it (which I can't seem to do). I am just reaching out to all of you to help me, give me some hints, give me encouragment... I need it. I know I should only be eating about 1/2 cup at each meal and I am probably eating about 2+ cups at some meals. I can not let food control me, I've got to start losing again:(
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    From the album: After banding pics

  3. acasner

    LB Friendly RESTURANTS!

    Friendly's Cracker Barrell Dennys ( you can order off kids or seniors) TGIF's ... and these places didn't even make me show the card... haven't really ran into any problems with eating out, either order a kids meal (if there's a healthy choice) or just order Soup or appetizer:)
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    I found my life saver....

    The South Beach diet protien bars, especially peanut butter are awesome!!! Where do you get proteinification? Can you only get it online?
  5. Sorry everyone, i've been MIA from this site but I am back now and need to continue coming here for support:)

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    I need guidance, help, motivation!

    Thank you all for your posts. I appreciate the words and encouragment. It's been hard for me because I don't have anyone that understands why I did this (had the lap band)... so when I am eating I always have someone saying "Oh you can eat more then that blah blah blah!" I know that I can't but I do overeat, it makes it so much easier for me to fall off the wagon because I blame them, but I know it's myself to blame. I am working on going back to the habits I had for the first year after surgery. Thanks again!
  7. Hi there... 2 weeks ago when my doctor was trying to do a fill he couldn't access my port. Turns out it has flipped. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced heartburn and nausea when they had a flipped port? I have this horrible hearthburn and just dry heaving. I get it fixed on Monday but curious... also if you have had a flipped port and had it fixed, what is the surgery like?? Thanks:)
  8. So, never did I think I would be so happy when the scale said 299! Today is the day... I have finally lost a total of 40lbs and it put me under 300lbs. I haven't been under 300 in almost 10 years. Next stop is onederland... can't wait!
  9. I have 9cc in a 14cc band and I have limited restriction. It really frustrates me. My band is almost entirely full and I still am having problems feeling restriction. I am trying to just stay focused and hope that with my next fill I get a good amount of restriction. I feel like I am starving all the time, I know this can work, I just don't understand how most people are at their sweet spot around 7cc. Agggh!
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    From the album: After banding pics

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    31 lbs down..

    From the album: After banding pics

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    31 lbs down

    From the album: After banding pics

  13. Hi all... I was wondering how much weight you lost before you started dropping clothing sizes. I have lost a total of 26lbs but can't tell a difference in my clothes, it's kind of depressing, I would think by now I should be able to tell.
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    Alcohol choices

    Hi there! I was wondering what you all decide to drink when you have an adult beverage. I miss my beer to be honest! So, I need to find something else (besides wine) that I can drink when I feel the need to have a drink. Now, I know I can't be drinking like I use to but my birthday is coming up this weekend and I'd like to have a few drinks. I know I could have like vodka w/ a fruit juice but that's too many wasted calorie with the juice. It's hard not being able to mix alcohol with diet soda. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Dropping clothing sizes??

    Ok well that is good to know... I am also a size 24... so hopefully soon I will notice some change in sizes!!
  16. Good evening everyone... I was wondering if anyone has gone to overeaters anonymous? I am currently reading a book about the 12 step program and am thinking about attending a meeting. Just wondering if anyone has had any success with this.
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    Testing my signature.
  18. Hi there... thanks for the message, like you said, it's nice to know that someone else is losing slowly like me:( It gets me down but it's better than gaining.

  19. I am 4 months post op as well and my total weight loss is 19lbs. That gets me discouraged at times but I try to stay positive. I had my second fill 2 1/2 weeks ago and have not lost anything since then. I have no restriction at all... it's weird, I almost wish I wouldn't have got the second fill because I was losing with the first one. I am going to call the doctor tomorrow because it doesn't make sense.
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    Totally disgusted

    I look at these people that were banded in November saying they ONLY lost 11 or so lbs. Well, I am here to tell you, I was banded Aug. 7, it's been almost 4 weeks and I have lost 19lbs. I don't say ONLY because it's not just ONLY, it's weight loss instead of gained. If I would have kept going down the path I was on I might have gained 19lbs in 4 months. Believe me, I know what it's like to get discouraged, but when you do, you need to just give yourself a reality check. The band is designed for you to lose 1-2lbs a week.. it's not extreme lose just at one time like that gastric bypass. Please keep your head up and make this life long change.
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    Why can I eat?

    I will be honest with you... after about 2 weeks I moved to solid foods... granted I avoided breads and meat. If I were you, and you do move on to solids, be careful, try to avoid bread and meat... you can do like a chicken salad or tuna salad but no single meat... I don't think it would be good for you.
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    halloween 2009 goal weight!

    wow you look amazing, I am jealous haha! Awesome job lady!!
  23. Hi everyone... I am a little bit concerned. I had my second fill almost 2 weeks ago and I am eating more then I was before that fill. I barely have any restriction, I don't understand it. I was doing good with the first fill but now I haven't lost anything... because I know I am eating too much. I try to fight the hunger but dam, I am hungry. Has anyone else experienced this after their second fill? I just don't get it....

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