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:smile2::thumbup::thumbup:RESTRICTION!:):thumbup::)

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Thats awesome for everybody. I am having a few non scale victories when putting on clothes that I havent worn in 2 years... Yay!!! I think you would say I have restriction, I can eat but when it comes to meats and such I have to really REALLY chew or it gets stuck.. Fish and stuff goes down fine but ugh chicken my FAVORITE is my newest enemy. I havent really been exercising.. I know bad me. But I just finished my evil friend of the month and during this time I dont like working out cause I just feel UGH. So tomorrow I will start up again and hit it hard core. Trying to be under 180 in 2 weeks for my next fill/weighin appointment! Love feeling decent in a bathing suit:thumbup:

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Hi all, it's been a while since I posted on this thread.

I went back a couple of pages and it look like everyone is doing great.

I'm down 34 pounds since my surgery and going for fill #3 on Wednesday.

The NSVs are adding up. I can actually wrap a large towel around my waste and do that tuck thing. I flew coach last week without needing a seat belt extender.

I've been reading up on plastic surgery and figure I will be signing up for it by year's end.

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Hi all, it's been a while since I posted on this thread.

I went back a couple of pages and it look like everyone is doing great.

I'm down 34 pounds since my surgery and going for fill #3 on Wednesday.

The NSVs are adding up. I can actually wrap a large towel around my waste and do that tuck thing. I flew coach last week without needing a seat belt extender.

I've been reading up on plastic surgery and figure I will be signing up for it by year's end.

At our support group last month they talked about body contortion and all of the actual possibilities of body contortioning surgery i.e. Tummy Tuck, lifts, or body tuck. and you have to watch out they want you to usually reach your goal and maintain that weight for 6 to 12 more months before they usually will approve the surgery. Most insurances they stated make u wait.

But on the up and up glad you are doing great. Im right up there with the weight loss since surgery.. I dont have a scale at home.. But my surgeon did my last fill and he was soooo proud of me and everything.

I go for fill #4 on july 1st and my next weigh in.:thumbup:

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I found this thread a bit late, but my banding was done March 3, 2010. I've had two fills and am down 28 pounds as of this morning. My goal weight is 155, but what I'm really looking forward to right now is going under 200 pounds- 12.5 pounds away.

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I found this thread a bit late, but my banding was done March 3, 2010. I've had two fills and am down 28 pounds as of this morning. My goal weight is 155, but what I'm really looking forward to right now is going under 200 pounds- 12.5 pounds away.

just wait till those 12 lbs are away.. Youre gonna feel sooo good. Atleast I did when I hit the 199 mark. I was banded the Day before you I have lost 30 lbs and I go for my 4th fill on the first!

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Thank you for the encouragement, Stevie, and congratualtions on your own progress!

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Sorry I haven't been posting. I think I'm in "Band denial". LOL! I go for my third fill in the morning and I am looking so forward to it. I still eat pretty much anything without any issues.

I was having a slight pain in my lower abdomen on the left-hand side. It only happens whenever I do a lot of movement or lifting. Anyone else ever have that? Its like a dull ache. I did read somewhere, where the tubing can "rub your muscles sometimes. I'm going to ask my doctor tomorrow but still have no idea.

For the past two weeks my weight has hovered at the same - plus or minus a pound or two. But, it is 10 lbs less than my last weigh-in with the doc. It's like I lose quickly right after the fill and then plateau until the next fill. I have 6.5 ccs in there right now. I don't want to end up too tight.

Congrats to everyone on their successes so far! I need to get a swift kick in my butt and get back in gear!

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Yeah Ginger I've had that pain too. I went all last month with horrible pain on the lower left side. The odd thing is, one day it just disappeared??:thumbup: Haven't had it since!! Now my new "pain" is port ache when my tummy growls?? Figure that one out??:smile2::biggrin: My weight is staying the same...up 2 or 3lbs...down 2 or 3lbs :smile2:. As long as I'm not gaining it'll be all good:thumbup:!!

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I have the same thing on both sides as well as my skin in my back and chest feeling like it is being ripped from my body. I attribute the pain to my guts shifting around.

This is a self-diagnosis though. I will mention it to surgeon or PA tomorrow and get their opinion.

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Hello all!!! I hope everyone is doing well! I haven't been on here in quite some time but I thought I would stop in and say hello. I am doing great! Since my last update (who knows when that was) I have:

  1. lost a total of 41 pounds
  2. had 3 fills for a total of 5.5ccs in my 10cc band (fourth on 7/7/10)
  3. completed the Couch to 5K program
  4. run a 5k
  5. signed up for my next race (4miler)
  6. fit into (snug, I will say) a size 16 at gap!!!!
  7. felt better than I ever have!!!

again, I hope everyone is doing wonderfully. Keep up the great work everyone!!!! :)

check out my youtubevideos (link in signature) for more in depth updates from me, I update it every Tuesday (sometimes more).

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Hello all!!! I hope everyone is doing well! I haven't been on here in quite some time but I thought I would stop in and say hello. I am doing great! Since my last update (who knows when that was) I have:

  1. lost a total of 41 pounds
  2. had 3 fills for a total of 5.5ccs in my 10cc band (fourth on 7/7/10)
  3. completed the Couch to 5K program
  4. run a 5k
  5. signed up for my next race (4miler)
  6. fit into (snug, I will say) a size 16 at gap!!!!
  7. felt better than I ever have!!!

again, I hope everyone is doing wonderfully. Keep up the great work everyone!!!! :smile2:

check out my youtubevideos (link in signature) for more in depth updates from me, I update it every Tuesday (sometimes more).

Sounds great, I sent you a FB asking you about your progress but I never got a response.!:)

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Hello All,

It has been quite awhile since anyone has posted hee, and wanted to know how everyone is doing.

It has been a little over 4 months since my surgery and I feel great. I am now down 61 pounds and steadily losing 2 pounds a week. This has been a life changing experience and I am so happy that I decided to have the band.

I walk 1-3 miles 4-5 days a week and have a great walking buddy who pushes me as much as I push her. I am down from a size 32 to a 24, and the sizes keep dropping.

I have 7cc in a 14cc band. Today I went to get my 4TH fill, and after speaking with the PA decided not to get one. I am not at full restriction, but am in a really good place both mentally and physically. I can eat one to one and a half cups of food per meel and do not snack at all in between. I am not hungry and can get my Protein in without having to use any type of drink suppliments. In other words - I eat like a "normal" person. I am not at the point where others are - only able to eat a quarter cup of food, getting stuck, pbing etc, but I am happy. I will get my next fill when I feel that I need some more help. Where are you all as far as restriction?

Lets keep this thread going for the long term.

Cynthia

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I've lost almost 50 pounds since beginning the process. My 4th fill is on the 30th - right now I have 5.5cc in an 11cc band and can eat pretty much anything...in moderation. Every once and awhile I'll get stuck - fish seems to really get me. I don't see the scale moving as much as I'd like, but I'm down from a 3x over all to a Med/Large top and and 18-20 bottom. NSV's...I hauled my 5 year-old neice to the car after a day at the beach and her 45 pounds of dead weight brought my success home as did today's trip to the consignment shop to drop off some of my 3x career wear. The woman at the shop asked if I was dropping them off for someone and when I told her, "No - it's all mine" she commented that, "You must've have lost a ton of weight!".

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Hi all. Yes, its been a while for me as to posting.....Its been a busy summer and while on vacation there was no online connection. Thank god for Blackberrys to keep in touch with everyone...but was not able to post.

Heres an update:

Doing really well. Its been 4 months and ive lost so far 50lbs, as of last week. Down to 165, another 20 to go till goal. Of course I can go to 140....maybe 135?? to far too even think about!! I should be between 135-145. Im happpy now!!

More Important then the actually weight loss...no more pills, (blood pressure, prevacid, cholesterol) no sleep apnea so no more CPAP. Im a happy camper...and doing the happy dance.

Ive read all the posts since my last post and see that everyone seems to be doing great!!!! All those who updated..it was nice to hear how you are all doing.

Ive had three fills so far....I go back next Thursday to discuss blood tests done this past week. We will know then what Vitamins and nutrients have diminished or needed. I seem to have developed some marks on legs arms and back and they look like little black and blue marks.....the PA suspects an Iron deficiency. But who knows. I feel great. Been taking all vitamins and Calcium etc etc.

Ive been exercizing daily at gym for cardio 45 to an hour. and have trainer twice weekly for strenght training. I hate both. lol but do it anyways.

Been out to Fire Island for vacation for two weeks...before that was busy with getting my daughter to camp. Ive been home for a week now..and just getting back into a routine. While in F.I. I exercized differently then the gym and well...cycling. swimming and walking was not nearly enough exercize but...it was what it was. I didnt loose or gain so cant complain I was warned that on vacation....well you can gain...but I was happy I didnt.

well.....thats my update.

have a great day. Its all about the spirituality more then anything else.

I enjoy all music but theres a special place in my soul for Jewish music. Not Israeli persay....

Jodi

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