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Determine-Gem

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Determine-Gem

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 10/20/1968

About Me

  • Biography
    I am a very busy lady..
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    learning, surfing, and motorcycle
  • Occupation
    Social Worker
  • City
    Louisville
  • State
    Kentucky
  • Zip Code
    42000
  1. Determine-Gem

    Things I Can No Longer Eat Comfortably....

    I agree with you ladies. I have been banded for a year now. (June 8,2011) It was until this last fill I have had a couple of NO NO moments. Before that I could almost eat anything. Granted I gave up bread when I got lap band as person choice. I love eggs but they don't love the lap band. This is the first time since having the band I feel all the things I am reading. Feeling full, feeling stuck and etc. I was thinking maybe I was too tight when actually It's becuase I have always been eating too much. Because for the first time and months I haven't been hungry after eating. I am really feel full yeah!
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    The changes

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    Funny

    I was looking at my past blogs and realized how happy I was at the beginning of my LAP Band journey. My last post was February 6, 2012 and my weight is the same 30 days later. I have done all the lap band rules and regulations that been given to me. Now it appears that I am at a standstill. I am glad the weather is getting better I have begin to run again at the park. The funny thing is! I really want this to work, I have tried so many different diets that all start out great in the beginning to only be let down at the end. I am praying that this work for me.
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    Goal Setting

    If I can lose these 18 pounds I would be 199. I would love to see the 2’s out of my life. I am going to work hard to have these 18 pounds gone before March 1, 2012. That is my goal and I am will meet it. During my progress I have not been making goals on my numbers; but I think it’s going to be important to me some goals here on out. I was happy to lose any weight. LOL I must work harder this month.
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    Rewards

    Shopping is was my reward... Nice outfit was the best reward.
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    Sooo Shocked!

    Congrats! and enjoy the ride....
  7. Determine-Gem

    The Fill Questions

    So I go to my Surgeon and get a fill on January 3, 2012. The process my surgeon use for the fill is one of yet a complicated one. After sticking the needle and thing in, I sit up on the side of the bench then he withdrawals the fluid. My guess is to measure home much I have in. Then he places it back while I am drinking water. During that process he asks me does that seem to stick or does it rolls smooth. After the first or second yes or no I am completely confused on what rolling smooth is and what’s sticking around. LOL. That being said... Since that fill I have been able to eat more than I have since having the lap band. I don't like the fill process and I feel that at this point I should have a better understanding of the process. After working out last night I was able to drink almost half of my bottle water before stopping. Now I have never done that since being band. I want to be able to know the difference of being filled and being topped off. No I don't want to be so tight I can't drink water but darn. I am work hard to watch what I eat and workout hard. But the purpose of having the band was to have assistance in my weight loss process. Plus I feel like knowing how much I have in my band is important... it top secret at my Surgeon's office. I asked him what his target weight is lost for me and he act like I cussed him. LOL I think he worried that I am questioning him. But I really not..... I just want to make sure we are both on the same page. The office I attend has several Surgeons there and I think it's more of a competition going on. Oh…. I have scheduled another appointment which means more money on my side. Work with Surgeon…LOL
  8. Determine-Gem

    Me

    Hello all, Well it has officially been 6 months since my lapband surgery. I can say I do not regret my choice to have the procedure; I am glad to see the weight lost. I haven't had any problems which I think is great; no issues with food. However, I must say I thought I would have lost more than 52lbs by now. I work very hard to watch what I eat and make sure I work out. But it seems that in the begining I would drop a or two a week. Now I haven't lost a pound and a month or two. I am not complaining I really just venting. Like I said I am happy with the weight lost I have had. So... Just wanted to share my LAP Band Journey.
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    Update

    Hello all fellow LP members, It’s been a whiles since a post a blog. A lot of changes have taken place since my last post. One of the most important thing is I am still losing weight. AMEN! I am working very hard for every little pound that drops off. It may not be much but I am counting every ounce. LOL I have people asking me all the time how much have you lost you look so nice. I am trying not to let it go to my head. But BABY it feels good to look at yourself in the mirror and say WOW is that me. I look better because I feel better. My friend status has risen since my weight has dropped on Facebook. LOL! Not sure just if that’s a good or a bad thing. My friends tell me that I am a different person and more approachable. I didn’t realize that my weight made me so angry, I guess I will label it misplaced anger. Since a label is required in my daily life while not label myself. LMBO I have found a new love, Working out! Crazy right? I started out walking now I am running the running is like a rush. When I have the time I would like to run in a mini marathon. I am not going to say there haven’t been bad days but, the good days out weight the bad. The only regret I have is not getting the lab band sooner. I am not tight but I have just enough to help me control my eating habits. Until the next time! Start weight 274 Current weight 222
  10. Determine-Gem

    Update

    Hello all fellow LP members, It’s been a whiles since a post a blog. A lot of changes have taken place since my last post. One of the most important thing is I am still losing weight. AMEN! I am working very hard for every little pound that drops off. It may not be much but I am counting every ounce. LOL I have people asking me all the time how much have you lost you look so nice. I am trying not to let it go to my head. But BABY it feels good to look at yourself in the mirror and say WOW is that me. I look better because I feel better. My friend status has risen since my weight has dropped on Facebook. LOL! Not sure just if that’s a good or a bad thing. My friends tell me that I am a different person and more approachable. I didn’t realize that my weight made me so angry, I guess I will label it misplaced anger. Since a label is required in my daily life while not label myself. LMBO I have found a new love, Working out! Crazy right? I started out walking now I am running the running is like a rush. When I have the time I would like to run in a mini marathon. I am not going to say there haven’t been bad days but, the good days out weight the bad. The only regret I have is not getting the lab band sooner. I am not tight but I have just enough to help me control my eating habits. Until the next time! Start weight 274 Current weight 222
  11. Determine-Gem

    This can't be my number!?!

    You have already solved your problem just by anwersing Brenda62 questions. I know person for myself my weight stands still as long as I stand still. When I move my numbrs move. Best the luck to you.
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    People... UGH!

    One of the strangest things happened to me today. I went to a yearly meeting with my agency; and I saw a co-worker. She walked up to me and said, “Hey girl how are you? I see you have lost a some weight you feeling okay?’. My first expression was wow the nerve of some people. If I was ill what would make her think I would discuss it with her? My response to her was, “I am feeling great”. I have only lost 38lbs. I could only wonder what she would have said if I have met my goal weight... SMDH
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    Fill Me Up Already!

    Your story sound like my own. I am three months out and I am tight in the AM but i have no restriCtions at all in the evening. I workout everyday...really everyday. I think that is what's helping me. I am down 31- -33 lbs. But I think what jumpstarted my weight lost was I had to have another surgery not related to lapband on July 27. That was 2 day in the hospital on a healthy heart diet. I think thats helped me to drop the weight.
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    What if someone knows you are banded?

    Thank you... I needed to hear that. We said.
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    Concern -- that I am not filled enough!

    Thanks all. Kelly my goal was to lose 75 lbs I am 5"8.. I work out so hard and to weight myself in see the numbers go up... Oh its hurts my heart. I mean I feel no restriction, I don't want to throw up everthing I eat. But I do want to feels some restriction from this million dollar equipment. LOL Gaining weight is not an options.

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