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About ellenmarie

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  • Birthday 01/23/1983

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  1. ellenmarie

    New Year New Stressors

    A lot has been going on since September. I moved back home due to some health reasons, got out of a really unhealthy relationship, got a cat... but the one thing I have hated is I had to get all the liquid out of my band and have my gall bladder removed... I never thought it would be hard to stop loosing weight if I ever had to get fluid out of my band. BOY WAS I WRONG!!! Not only have I not lost weight but I have started to put weight back on. My worst nightmare! I have an appointment in two weeks to get a fill and I could not be happier. I never realized how much I was relying on my band. I am hoping that this year starts to turn towards the better... I have also had to start looking for a different job, which is a huge stress. But no matter what I am going to get back on track and keep on track
  2. ellenmarie

    6 Months Post Op

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    10 Months Post Op

  4. ellenmarie

    Not sure what to do

    I had an unfill last month because I could not keep anything even water down,,, Well since then it seems like all I have been doing is eating eating eating... I got on the scale (something I never do) and I was up 5 pounds from the last time I got on the same scale... I am so scared that I am putting weight back on... I have worked so hard to take it off... I am so close to losing 100 pounds that I don't want to seem like I am failing now... I was working out but my fibromyalgia is so out of control right now that I can barely walk around the house some days let alone go to the gym... I have an appointment on the 28th for a fill... I hope that this one does ok... I need to find some at home low impact workouts other than walking... I know I can get back on track it's just a matter of finding the way again...
  5. ellenmarie

    9 Months Post Op

  6. ellenmarie

    9 Months Out and an Unfill :(

    Good news is I lost 9 pounds which brings me to 82 pounds lost Bad news is that on Thursday they took .5 CCs out of my band. I was unable to keep anything down including water. I found out that due to my Fibromyalgia my stomach swells and causes the band to be too tight. PERFECT!!! (add sarcasm) I hope that this horrible disease does not effect my goal of being healthy. I am already not able to excercise as much due to the constant pain. This is only another stepping stone in this process, I would do it all again if I had to with NO REGRETS!!!!!
  7. ellenmarie

    8 Months Post Op

  8. I had my 7th fill on July 5th. Seems like alot but I am only up to 6 CCs in my band. While I am feeling some restriction it is no where it should be. I was so stoked about my appointment because I have been eating right and excercising. I was sure I had lost something. NEGATIVE!!! I didn't even lose an ounce... WHAT?!?! Wait a minute how can that be... Hold on let me get naked and get back on the scale lol. How is it that literally the first month I am really on top of my game I don't lose anything??? I walked out of my appointment so disappointed in myself and so confused as to why I stayed the same... I know that everyone hits roadblocks in their journey's but I didn't think mine would be less than a year out. I have become a scale fiend- weighing myself every chance i get to see if I lose even an ounce. So not healthy!!! I think once I get it out of my sustem that this is just a little speed bump I will be ok. I just neeed to continue eating right, excercising, and believing in myself and it will be ok
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  10. ellenmarie

    7 Months Out

    Went in for my fill today. Boy oh boy was I surprised when I got on the scale and had lost 6 pounds. I about did a happy dance right there in the hallway. Weight loss is finally on track (knock on wood). Now if I can only get the rest of my body to cooperate. I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last week It sucks and the pain is enough to make me want to off myself. But I am going to survive this just like I did my obesity. Some good news is that my rheumatologist thinks that I may not have Lupus after all. He is still running blood tests since my levels are all over the place. Let's pray that that diagnosis is incorrect. Things are looking up in Ellenworld. I can't believe that I have lost this much weight in so little time.
  11. ellenmarie

    What am I doing wrong here?

    I had my 5th fill yesterday. I got on the scale and have only lost 3 pounds in 5 weeks. WTH!?!?! I almost started crying from frustration. I don't know what I am doing wrong that I am not losing the weight. I know that 67 pounds in 6 months is great but I thought I would lose more. I am eating right and exercising. I don't know if I need to eat differently or change up my exercise routine. But I am having a hard time doing what excersie I am doing because I am in pain most of the time from my Lupus. Maybe I am just being too hard on myself. I am still losing and I need to remember that this is a life long process not an overnight miracle. Things will all work out how they are supposed to. If anyone has ideas on what I can do to bump up the weight loss let me know.
  12. ellenmarie

    6 Months Out

    Well I am happy to say that today is my 6 month bandiversarry. I go for my next visit on the 10th and hopefully I am still losing. It seems like I am eating a lot lately. I don't know if it is because I am actually humgry or because I am so stressed out. I know that this is a lifelong journey and I am making every effort to do the best I can with this awesome tool that I have. I thank God that I have an awesome support system to help me. I need to get back on track and get my life back under my control. My health is way more importnant than anything that comes my way. Good luck to all of you that are still on your journey's and congrats to those that have made goal. We are shining examples of what the Lap Band can and will do it. I am proud to be a member of this "family".
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  14. ellenmarie

    It's a Bad Story

    I went through the same thing right after I got my band in. I thought I was going to die. It does get better. I still have bouts of nausea and have phenagren on hand just in case it gets too bad. Hope you feel better.
  15. ellenmarie

    YAY~ It's FINALLY OVER....

    yay surgery is over... my only suggestion is that u don't deprive yourself of stuff that you want... you will find what out you can and can't eat quickly... and let me tell you that does change as well... don't beat yourself up if you think you have messed up because in the long run everything works out... excercise is going to be a key as well... but take it slowly in the begining becasue you need time to heal... good luck!...

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