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I took these daily at first:http://www.digestiveadvantage.com/prod_gas.html

There a digestive enzyme and probiotic mix. They really stopped the gas for me. I haven't needed them in a while though. You can get them at Wal Mart. $8 for 40.

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I have discovered, much to my chagrin, that Crystal Light gives me gas, and I guzzle that all day. ohmy.gif

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I FINALLY HIT ONEDERLAND!

I started out at 266 and had surgery August 24, 2010. I have been losing and gaining the same 4 pounds for 6 frickkin' weeks. I had a fill May 18 and restriction, I think the sweet spot, green zone, whatever, is here.

I have 8.5cc in an 11 cc Realize Band. The moral is don't give up.

It has been at least 9 years since I have had a one in front of my weight. I love my band.

I have gone from a size 22 to a 14. I feel so much better physically and mentally. I am 59 years old and am off blood pressure meds, my labs are all normal.

I still want to lose another 25 pounds, but don't feel in such a hurry anymore, I know it will come, just keep doing what I am doing.

I don't count calories and am pretty lax about exercising. I eat about everything good for me. I have several vodka cranberry cocktails every week and maybe a couple glasses of wine. I have given up my sweets, bread, Pasta and potatoes. Those are by willpower,cause I could eat them. If I have that willpower why the band? The band damps my appetite, I eat much smaller portions and do not have ravenous hunger, so the band works pretty much as I was told to expect.

We all work our bands differently, there is no absolute right way to do this journey.

DON'T GIVE UP.

Bonnie

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well that is totally me to...I have 40 pounds to go, but I am not quite in the hurry that I was! I also like my cocktails, but I do exercise (although It has been pretty hot here lately) Need to get up earlier in the morn! Congrats on the weight loss my friend! Don't we all feel better! Oh and by the way the door is opened much more often, and the men are really checking me out more too, also the women seem to be nicer to me....go figgur!

I FINALLY HIT ONEDERLAND!

I started out at 266 and had surgery August 24, 2010. I have been losing and gaining the same 4 pounds for 6 frickkin' weeks. I had a fill May 18 and restriction, I think the sweet spot, green zone, whatever, is here.

I have 8.5cc in an 11 cc Realize Band. The moral is don't give up.

It has been at least 9 years since I have had a one in front of my weight. I love my band.

I have gone from a size 22 to a 14. I feel so much better physically and mentally. I am 59 years old and am off blood pressure meds, my labs are all normal.

I still want to lose another 25 pounds, but don't feel in such a hurry anymore, I know it will come, just keep doing what I am doing.

I don't count calories and am pretty lax about exercising. I eat about everything good for me. I have several vodka cranberry cocktails every week and maybe a couple glasses of wine. I have given up my sweets, bread, Pasta and potatoes. Those are by willpower,cause I could eat them. If I have that willpower why the band? The band damps my appetite, I eat much smaller portions and do not have ravenous hunger, so the band works pretty much as I was told to expect.

We all work our bands differently, there is no absolute right way to do this journey.

DON'T GIVE UP.

Bonnie

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Thanks Kelly,,

I just wish some of the newer bandsters could realize this is a journey, with a destination, but not necessarily a timetable. Those friggen' plateaus are so hard to wait out. My heart goes out to the few that the band does not work for, but I do think that percentage is lower than one would believe from some posting here. I know I need to incorporate more exercise into my day, but I am 80% more active than I was a year ago that I think is why I am losing with no formal exercise plan. I just move all day long and don't sit until after dinner. Just move. Exercise does not have to be a all or nothing deal.

Bonnie

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I got to add a 5th charm to my Bracelet yesterday to equal 50lbs!!! :D

How do you add pictures to this thing???

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I got to add a 5th charm to my Bracelet yesterday to equal 50lbs!!! :D

How do you add pictures to this thing???

WOOO HOOOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

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I'm so ready to be able to get up off the couch and not feel like a blob even though I've been losing weight. It amazes me how much of a difference I feel when I actually exercise.

In a bit of I would have never done this 2 years ago news, I signed up for college for the fall semester. I feel so much better about myself, that I want to better myself. I'm finally going to go back to college to finish up my nursing degree. This should be fun with 4 kids.

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Good Luck Monica!! I finally started back to college this Spring. We have 3 kids, ages 10, 4 and 1. It can be CRAZY at times!

I've been exercising every day and you know what? It really does give me more energy. I would have never thought that. I feel great now and I hate to miss my workout.

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A little crazy phenom that I've noticed since I started on hormone replacement therapy. My appetite has disappeared. I used to get hungry around 3 or 4, but now, I don't. I still want to get another fill, but I find it strangely odd that this has happened. It also makes me wonder just how much hormones play a part in my appetite.

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A little crazy phenom that I've noticed since I started on hormone replacement therapy. My appetite has disappeared. I used to get hungry around 3 or 4, but now, I don't. I still want to get another fill, but I find it strangely odd that this has happened. It also makes me wonder just how much hormones play a part in my appetite.

Tylee, I find that fascinating! Keep us posted on that.......Are you still not hungry? How long have you been on replacement therapy? I would love to lose my appitite.......

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Tylee, I find that fascinating! Keep us posted on that.......Are you still not hungry? How long have you been on replacement therapy? I would love to lose my appitite.......

I have been on HRT since June 10. I'm still not hungry. I've lost what appetite I had.

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I have been on HRT since June 10. I'm still not hungry. I've lost what appetite I had.

Is the weight just falling off you? Oh I'm so jealous! Ha ha JK.....but I am happy for you!

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I've lost 13 pounds since June 9.

ETA: The weight loss has slowed down over the last few days. I'm back to normal with that. I just enjoy not being hungry around 3 to 4 like I used to be.

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I scheduled a fill for July 6. This will only be my 3rd fill, and my first one since October. I'm hoping I can tell a difference. I can't wait to get one.

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