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About gamyj

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  • Birthday 04/02/1975

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    mommy of 2, happily married for 5 years
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  1. Happy 38th Birthday gamyj!

  2. Happy 37th Birthday gamyj!

  3. Hi Gamyj, whats up? I totally forgot about this sight, I was in to much pain to remember after surgery, ha, ha, ha. I would like to chat if feel like it, but this sight is not the best. Email me at jimkilc@yahoo.com if you feel like chatting. Have a great day.

  4. gamyj

    Do you notice.....

    i have been in the 160s for about 5 months... I want to fling myself out the window...Im so bummed! I feel your pain! amy
  5. laweemi.... I too have lost slowly... I also have lost 45 lbs in the 8 months since surgery. I am very frustrated at the slowness. I am so envious of those down 80lbs!!! I still have about 35-40lbs to lose and Im having a very hard time. I think I need another fill....sigh. I need to remind myself that this is lifelong, not temporary. good luck! amy
  6. gamyj

    Need help

    I too was banded in march 09... I have lost about 45 lbs, and have only lost 2 lbs a month since june or july... I am very frustrated and sad about it.... I would love to know what tips ppl have to start up the weight loss again... amy
  7. hi Jim,

    camping two weeks out eh? You are a brave man lol. I feel like you may still have soreness, but it should be manageable. I would not attempt to sleep on the ground though. I couldn't sleep comfortable in my bed for quite a while after surg.. maybe 3 weeks or so. I am just over 3 months out and I feel really great! I am down 40lbs and down 2 sizes. I just feel so much better. You will be amazed how you feel afterward. when you have your surgery make sure you walk walk walk afterward and take gas X. It makes life much more tollerable. Also don't be too hard on yourself if you feel really tired after surg. I was exhausted for like a month after... totally normal! You will do great,and it will be the best thing you will ever do for yourself! good luck.. feel free to message me with any questions you might have.


  8. How are you doing gamy? how is your plan going? am banding 7/10/09 let me know how you feel. My sister just had hers yesterday 6/22/03. I am from springfield MA. I'll be camping in Otis at Tolland state forest 2 weeks after surgery! Do you think I will be healed by then? give me a shout

  9. I do not vomit or pb, I do not keep my band so tight that I have any problems. I dunno that I have ever really gotten anything stuck. sometimes if i eat too fast I can feel it going down very slowly, but it never stays for more than 5 minutes. LOVE MY BAND!!! I think bc I don't over tighten my band is why I have such an easy time of it. I try to eat slowly, small quantities and chew chew chew! good luck!! amy
  10. Hi Jenn, my name is amy, and if u need anything Id be happy to help! I was banded on march 20th of this year, and its been a wonderful experience thus far. Im down 35lbs and I feel really great! If u have any questions feel free to ask! Good luck on Monday... you'll do wonderful amy
  11. I have been banded since march 20th, and have had no problems. No vomiting no PBing either. Smooth sailing (knock on wood) :blushing: good luck on your Journey, amy
  12. Happy Birthday and good luck on your journey!! amy
  13. gamyj

    Lap band vs sleeve?

    I too decided to get the band... I didn't want any cutting, I definitly wanted something that I could regulate... I didn't feel I could do that with either of the other options. I really think its a very personal decision, what it is that u want out of the tool u choose. I also felt there were less complications with the band. I wish u lots of luck reguardless of what u choose!! amy
  14. gamyj

    PCOS keeping me FAT!

    hi! I too have pcos. I was banded a little over two months ago and I have lost 33lbs so far. I feel wonderful. I also developed pcos after the birth of my daughter (she is 13 now) and I was 20 at the time. I did have a little trouble getting preggers with the second (I had a miscarriage), but then had a healthy baby boy who is nearly 2. I can attest that the band can help thise of us with pcos!! good luck and keep us posted! amy
  15. I too have no regrets, Im a little over 2 months out and have lost from day one. I pesonally don't have any sliming or PBing. I eat my small amounts and chew well and feel pretty good! When I eat too much or fast my band lets me know... its been a really remarkable tool for me. Ive had one fill, and don't really feel I needed it, but all is well. good luck on your journey reguardless of if u choose to have the surgery or not. amy