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    I love the Lap Band!
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    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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    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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    Sooo Shocked!

    Congrats! and enjoy the ride....
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    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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    38lbs down

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    Concern -- that I am not filled enough!

    I have been reading and researching the entire Lap Band system for 2 years. All the literature I have read warns you have having your band too tight. I believe that is stuck in my head and that’s why when I go to get my fills I am so nerves. I went to get a fill on August 2, 2011. I don’t feel any different than the day before I went to the appointment. I can almost eat anything but; I just make myself stop because I really want this to work. I can guzzle water after a workout better than before. I feel as if I have had a un-fill; I am scared that my band may not be in the correct place. I have so many things running in my head. Not to mention that I have gain 3 lbs since my fill. I want to call the Doctor but I don’t want to be panic for no reason. I am not in pain, I can eat and I am gaining weight. I walk 3 miles a day, workout 4 times a week, I eat very small portion only because I use the portion plates. I just don’t know what direction to go. I don't know how much is in my band... what size is my band.. and my Doctor don't seem to be open to discussing those questions. Any advice?
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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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    Getting crazy!

    I am going crazy! The weight lost has completly halt. Yes. I am getting very upset For the last 3 weeks I have been at the same weight. I have been working out like a mad woman yet, no change.. My eating habits appear to be good. I do the three meals a day, I don't eat beef or pork, I don't drink soda or coffee. I have only had one fill since the surgery, and my appetiate has change I offened sleep, clean or workout to avoid eating. I am scared to eat anything, I believe I am just going crazy trying to make my band work.. Maybe I am rushing things I don't know.
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    Day 3

    Day 3 of the liquid diet and you guys & girls were all correct. It's getting better I want say I have complete overcame the shakes for some textured food. However, i think I am going to live on day one I didn't think I was going to make it. LOL I must say this protein shakes are keeping me gassy.But other than that I am have no complaints. Come on June 8, 2011.. As I travel this journal I am learning more about my love for food...
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    3 weeks post surgery; 17 pounds lighter

    Good Lucck.. and I keep you in my prayers.

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