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reverie

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reverie last won the day on August 12 2011

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  1. reverie

    Soo i think part of the reason

    Maybe you're eating too much or maybe you're not eating enough, who knows. You'll have to work to figure that out yourself. If you're throwing up a few times a day, you're seriously putting yourself at risk. If I were you I'd consider a small unfill, but that's just me. In the end I think you need to realize the being hungry is normal. Your body is supposed to be hungry. Why are you seeking to get rid of hunger? You just have to learn how to differentiate between real hunger and normal hunger. The band doesn't end hunger, nor do any WLS types..at least not forever.
  2. reverie

    HOW do you STOP LOSING weight?

    Then consider removal? Dunno. Either way your situation is not healthy.
  3. reverie

    HOW do you STOP LOSING weight?

    It may be "tolerable" to you but I can guarantee 100% that it's not tolerable to your GI tract nor your esophagus. You need to go back to your doctor and figure something out. Maybe your band slipped or something. Daily PBing/slimming is not healthy and in all honesty it can do very serious damage if you continue to 'tolerate' it. Living with the band SHOULD NOT involve daily PBing. Go back to a doctor.
  4. reverie

    Flabby arms (brachioplasty)

    It differs per person. Mine weren't that bad. They were a little "flabby" but my skin was never sagging to the point of really needing surgery.
  5. Woo hoooooooo!! Hard to believe come December I'll be 2 months post-op.
  6. All surgeon's have different ways of going about things. If you weren't given a super strict pre-op diet, then that's what your surgeon prefers. Be happy, really. Being on liquids for 2 weeks pre-op and 2 weeks post-op isn't fun. Good luck on your journey.
  7. Hmm..maybe step back a little and breathe, honestly. You're taking this much further than it even needs to be taken. Your body is healing..HEALING. You were just CUT open, had some foreign object placed around your stomach, a living organ, and you're expecting quick weight-loss? It's not going to happen. I know you don't want to hear it, sorry but, you're healing. There is nothing you can do right now that is going to make the scale move. If anything somehow stop getting on the scale. That's all the advice I can give you. Either accept that you're healing or don't..if you don't then enjoy driving yourself crazy.
  8. reverie

    Flabby arms (brachioplasty)

    Brachioplasty isn't liposuction of the arms, they remove the excess skin. Arm liposuction only works if you have minimally stretched skin that is just more so full of fat. Lipo doesn't help tighten your arms back up, only a nip and tuck will do that. I've never had one though I planned on it. My arms didn't look the best but after seriously heavy weight training, my arms look just fine.
  9. No, tortilla chips aren't as "soft" per say. They won't dissolve when wet.
  10. Rarely, but sometimes portions of it (ie. the pannulectomy part, not the muscle repair portion). Call your insurance and ask about reconstructive surgery.
  11. Try http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ if you want to figure out a close range for your BMR. You'll probably be very surprised at how much you burn by just existing And having m&ms a few times won't kill you. Treat yourself..live a little as an above poster said. If you don't it seriously comes to haunt you in the end. If you're craving chocolate have a small piece, it's much better than going into an all out binge. Good luck figuring out the calories you need to take in to continue to lose. And I completely agree that normal people eat 2000 calories +. I know males who can eat 3000+ and do just fine. It's a person by person basis.
  12. While I agree that getting more fills will help make your journey a bit easier, the band isn't going to stop you from 'compulsively gorging' yourself. You have to practice some will power and self control to not eat just because you can.
  13. reverie

    Losing Weight and Calorie Intake

    Oh my god PLEASE EAT MORE! You're going to ruin your metabolism.

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