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Ok, I was banded on July 21st of this year and I suck. I have only lost 7 lbs. Mostly because I have been able to eat anything and everything that I was able to eat before and have not changed any of my eating habits. Remember, I am not good at dieting, that is why I had this thing put in my body!!! I have had 2 fills now, the first one was 3 cc's and the second one was 1.5 cc's. Still no restriction. Here is the good part, I started working out on Sunday August 28th and have been kickin butt!! I have done at least 25 minutes of Turbo Jam everyday since. I figure why pay 11,500 out of pocket to be the same person as I was before. I just joined myfitnesspal.com and have been logging my food which is helping a ton. I need support and some buddies to chat with though. If you are on myfitnesspal.com my user name is jersgirl060606. Please look me up and let's lend some support to one another =-) I know eventually I will have the restriction I need to get through the food issues. I am starving all the time and am looking forward to the day that my band will assist me in my weight loss journey. In the meantime, I will continue working out at least 6 days per week.

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I sent you a request.. mlreidrn.....:)

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i did not get any real restriction until my 4th fill. i too was back to eating almost what i used to before my fills. don't get discouraged, it will happen. keep on working out.

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Hey, so I'm less than a week post op....when does the swelling go down and when are you able.to eat like you did before? I'm very curious bc still being newly banded I feel like I can't get much down...shakes and all.

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I am Losingintime on that site, friend me in.

Honey you got some bad habits to break, and another fill would not hurt. At least your starting to move something,,, that is a start !:D

But yep I am available, here, and there.

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About 3 weeks after I was eating everything and anything I ate before. I do have bad habits to break but if I wanted to go on yet another starvation diet I could have saved myself a ton of money lol. It is about being comitted and making changes with help hopefully from the band.

Hey, so I'm less than a week post op....when does the swelling go down and when are you able.to eat like you did before? I'm very curious bc still being newly banded I feel like I can't get much down...shakes and all.

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About 3 weeks after I was eating everything and anything I ate before. I do have bad habits to break but if I wanted to go on yet another starvation diet I could have saved myself a ton of money lol. It is about being comitted and making changes with help hopefully from the band.

Will help work on that.

Shirley..

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Ok, I wondered when "bandster hell" will hit...I will.proceed with caution and fear of eating anything that's not allowed!

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I am NOT good at dieting either---I cannot believe I have lasted this long without ICE CREAM or BREAD!--10 days post-op + 2 day pre-op diet.

Visiting this forum really is encouraging to me, :rolleyes:

Hang in there!

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[im jessie43082 on there if you want to friend mr

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Ok, I was banded on July 21st of this year and I suck. I have only lost 7 lbs. Mostly because I have been able to eat anything and everything that I was able to eat before and have not changed any of my eating habits. Remember, I am not good at dieting, that is why I had this thing put in my body!!! I have had 2 fills now, the first one was 3 cc's and the second one was 1.5 cc's. Still no restriction. Here is the good part, I started working out on Sunday August 28th and have been kickin butt!! I have done at least 25 minutes of Turbo Jam everyday since. I figure why pay 11,500 out of pocket to be the same person as I was before. I just joined myfitnesspal.com and have been logging my food which is helping a ton. I need support and some buddies to chat with though. If you are on myfitnesspal.com my user name is jersgirl060606. Please look me up and let's lend some support to one another =-) I know eventually I will have the restriction I need to get through the food issues. I am starving all the time and am looking forward to the day that my band will assist me in my weight loss journey. In the meantime, I will continue working out at least 6 days per week.

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I just sent you a request. I haven't really been on that site since I registered a month ago but in looking at it now, I'm sure it will be a helpful tool. BTW, your my first friend :)

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I added you. I am not that great of a dietier either. I am trying, but of course I cheated this morning and ate donuts.

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I just started myfitnesspal this week and am loving it! I'll look for you on there too. The band is a great tool to help us gain some control but it really doesn't do much good until that dang restriction gets to where it needs to be! You're getting closer, don't give up! When is your next fill scheduled? Keep up the working out and once you get that magic fill, you'll be amazed at your results! I'm currently unfilled and will be for 7 weeks total, to allow my pouch to shrink back. It's been a very humbling experience for me and since this unfill, I have joined this forum. It's really helped me to realize that I need to stop trying to beat the system and just eat the grown up way. I'm 44 years old and have had the eating habits of a preschooler! Tracking my food intake on myfitness has really helped me this week to gain some control, although it has been birthday week at my house and you'll see small pieces of cake eaten Sun, Mon and Tuesday! That's an improvement though, because I would have had several pieces in the past and substitued cake for a meal!

Our minds can be so mean! We talk ourselves into thinking that we're failures and not capable or deserving of success. So much of it is mind games and we have to prove ourselves wrong!

Thousands of people have had success with the band and you will become one of them too! Feel free to email me anytime that you're feeling down and I'll give you a pep talk, I may need the same out of you sometime too! Get that next fill appointment scheduled and let me know how things are going!

Good luck!

Vickie a.k.a "flowergirly"

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Ok, I was banded on July 21st of this year and I suck. I have only lost 7 lbs. Mostly because I have been able to eat anything and everything that I was able to eat before and have not changed any of my eating habits. Remember, I am not good at dieting, that is why I had this thing put in my body!!! I have had 2 fills now, the first one was 3 cc's and the second one was 1.5 cc's. Still no restriction. Here is the good part, I started working out on Sunday August 28th and have been kickin butt!! I have done at least 25 minutes of Turbo Jam everyday since. I figure why pay 11,500 out of pocket to be the same person as I was before. I just joined myfitnesspal.com and have been logging my food which is helping a ton. I need support and some buddies to chat with though. If you are on myfitnesspal.com my user name is jersgirl060606. Please look me up and let's lend some support to one another =-) I know eventually I will have the restriction I need to get through the food issues. I am starving all the time and am looking forward to the day that my band will assist me in my weight loss journey. In the meantime, I will continue working out at least 6 days per week.

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Hello,

I am new to the group, but 3 yrs out since my band. I have been in a plateau for about 1 1/2 of them. I lost about 30 and I go back and forth with 6 pounds.

I can give ya'll tons of excuses, but here is my story. I have 3 boys (14 1/2, 12 1/2, and 9 1/2)-- sporting very often, and my hubby. I work full time and am back in school (online working on my second masters). Anyway, I don't eat right (try to eat safe and yummy) and I have not been exercising. Needless to say, I need a support group to help me get back on track. I want to loose a minimum of 30 more pounds.

Please, I welcome conversation from those in similar situation or just those that can relate. Need idea's for different foods etc.

I look forward to getting to know some of you and helping each other out.

Tammy

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