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About Gorda123

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    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 09/24/1975

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    Born and raised in Colombia came to the US in 1992
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    stay at home mom and part time medical coder
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  1. Happy 37th Birthday Gorda123!

  2. HHmm... it has been a bit past 2 years for me and the most i have lost is 52lb. right now i believe i have gained back 12lbs. Why?? because i have been sabotaging myself for the last 6 months or so. The band lets me eat "snacks" and funny enought if i get stuck it is with chicken, meat,... the stuff i should be eating. I do not regreat getting the band...it is not her fault that i have been lazy with going to the gym and have been using the stress of having 3 small kids and finacial struggles as excuses. I KNOW i need to buckle down and get down to the bussiness of taking care of myself. Since the band i have given up all Soda and all caffeine. Also bread...but i have not been able to gove up rice and Pasta. my biggest down fall is that i graise...and calories add up that way. I have not seen my Dr in over 1 years. I just dont want to hear what i know he will say. Supposebly my band is at 8.5 CC and that is Alot. Even though i can eat alot more that 1cup pf food at a time. Best of luck with your journey...just remeber that the band is just a Tool and there is always a way to go around it.
  3. Gorda123

    Up one pound today and about to give up.

    DONT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. My 2 year anniv came and went. I am very dissapointed in myself, i have managed to GAIN weight since last OCt i have gone up almost 15 lbs!! It is not the BANDS fault. It is mine all mine! I am grassing all day and not notice all the calories i take in. Also, during the summer i pretty much stopped going to the gym. WHat did i expect!??? OK so now that i have said it. I NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK. I have given myself till 2015 ( i turn 40) to losse 65lbs to reach my goal. It doesnt sound like to much to most of you but it seems i am hardheaded and i finally came to realize that my habits have been keeping back. I have not had a fill since Dec of 2010 AND I DONT PLAN TO HAVE ONE TILL I LOOSE THAT 15-20LBS ON MY OWN. The Dr told me that i have 8.5 CC and that i am almost at my limit. That is scary since i dont have much restriction. Any advice, suggestions, motivation would be great!! Hope everyone is reaching the goals in life!
  5. Gorda123

    Brused, But Not Broken

    great attitude!!! His has missed out, and he will truely figure that out when "he grows up" keep up the good work
  6. 2 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 2nd Anniversary Gorda123!

  7. Personally I drink a lot of green tea throughout my day for a boost of energy and to keep my system regulated. I also think one of the most effective keys to losing weight for me was to workout on a regular routine. I go to the YMCA twice weekly or I workout at home daily or every other day. Just get moving to speed up your heart rate and the weight lost will come.

  8. Have you ever tried water loading..... That is when you drink as much water as possible without feeling sick or uncomfortable about a couple of hours before you are planing to eat your meals. Loading up on water will give you a more satisified feeling of being full without the added calories. Also, eat your protein first, veggies, and then any starch if there is any room for it.

  9. I think sometimes with this band it takes different things to get everyone at the same place (green zone)! Sometimes we also have to learn what the band is really there for. It's not going to do all of the work for you, but it's a tool to help us to reach our weight lost goals. Sometimes, you have to figure out what our level of satisifaction feels like vs. feeling full. Listen to your band

  10. 100 lbs that is great!!! that is my goal. Im stuck at 50lbs and i know why. I just can get myself to stop grazing during the afternoons. I will not give up. YOu look wonderful and its an inspiration for me . Enjoy the new you!

  11. Gorda123

    need some positive encouragement..:-(

    i have lost 50lbs in 21 months or so....i dont think of it as failing. I just havent kept my part of the deal with my Band. I am eating more that i should ( grazing) and i am not consistent with my Workouts. Think of 50 lbs gone fore ever..it is HUGE!!! Dont give up. I give myself small goals. Right now i am aiming for 10lbs by Sept ( 2 year anniv) Chin UP!
  12. wow i am so glad to hear that you have not given up. Sept will be my 2 yeays anniv. I have lost 50 lbs and it has been a struggle...mostly because of my habbits and my grazing.

    I hope you had a good visit with your Dr. I have littel restriction but i am determined not go back for a fill till i reach the 220's.

    Anyway good luck!!!

  13. Gorda123

    6 months and no weight loss...band practically full

    THank you everyone... I like honesty and if i cant be truthfull and blunt in the website that i am doomed!! This week i plan on writting down every food i put in my mouth,...even if iti is 5 tiny gold fish...so that i week from know i can look back and see where my empty calories are coming from and then do something about it. I went to the gym today and burned 400 cals in the elliptical..love that machine. I will go again on wed and friday. The summer is tough sometimes since i have all 3 kids home. Thanks again.. keep up the good work. Size 14 here i come
  14. OK last fill i had was dec 23 2010, the Dr told me i had a total of 8.5 CC and i pretty much have reached my limit.... really? I do have restriction but 90% of the time it happens at stressfull moments . I have given up breat and soda since i got the band. bUt i can practically eat everything else. I am LAtina so i make a lot of rice, as long as i have a sauce it will go down. I workout 2 times a week and dont get off the elliptical till it tells me i have burned 500+ calories. I am always on the move at home, running behind two 5 year old boys and doing housework. In no way am i blamming the BAND for not loosing any weight in the last 6 months or so. I have realized that i am grazing all the time. I spend so much time in the kitchen that i dont realize how much food i put in my mouth...so i dont count those calories. My big goal is to loose 100lbs or fit comfortably in a size 14 jeans. right now i fit in a size 20 What bothers me the most is my stomach. I dont expect to ever have a flat belly after having twins. bUt i look at myself and i see a woman that seems 5 months prego. I have even had people ask me how far along I am. Anyways i just needed to vent.... I know i am not the only one with Issues. But it help to vent and read other blogs. My next step is to get myself in the gym and especially get a hold of the grazing. Anyone have any suggestions??? thanks
  15. Gorda123

    It's almsot been a year since my surgery!

    i need to get my ASS moving!!! 50 lbs to go and i want to be a size 14 by the time i turn 40!!! right now im a size 20. I need to stop grazing...i have little restrction but Dr tell me that my band is almost full...so any suggestions?? you look WONDERFUL!!!

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