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Thanks Gloworm for starting a new group. I guess with Dr K's retirement, it was about time for a move. I am sorry I missed Red Robin night. I hope to make the next get together. Let me know if one is already planned or if one is in the works.

Just a little intro about me for those that I haven't met, I had my lap band in Jan of 2008....so coming up on 4 years now. I have lost most all of the weight I wanted to...still struggle with the last 10-15 lbs....and have maintained for the last couple years. It's hard for my friends and family to remember what I looked like back then, but sometimes I still struggle with thinking of myself as a fat person. I have lost about 85lbs total and have an active life. I went to Dr K's retirement and ran into Dee (Prtyantoveryet) and she looked amazing. We had our surgeries around the same time. What a blessing the lap band and Dr K have been. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you. I have realized that even though you get used to living with the band, you never really lose your need to have support. I wish you all the happiest of holidays!

Rene'

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Hi Rene,

Great to hear from you again. I hope this group gets going - would love to have some dinners or other get togethers at places besides red robin.

I've had the band 3 years, and am at goal. LIfe is good, and I"m more active than ever. JOY!

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I've followed the Dr. K thread for over two years but have not contributed much. Have never had the pleasure of meeting any of the others on the thread except for... hmm... I don't know her name on-line. She is also from Durango (where I live) and had a different surgeon but I think she met some of you.

I'm Robin and had my lapband done in July of 2009. My surgery weight was 272 (highest ever was 307). I currently weigh 156 and should be happy here (and I am for the most part) but I have a personal goal of at least seeing 153.5 once so that I can claim a loss of half of my former self.

I am so thrilled with my loss and progress. I love that I have improved my health so dramatically (I was on pre-diabetes drugs and two hypertension meds and am now on just one b/p med that I probably should get rid of). I am so much more active that ever. I'm a lousy exerciser, but I can do things now. I think nothing of walking cross town to get a coffee (yes, Durango is small but I couldn't do it before).

Before losing weight, I had dreams of a veggie garden and chickens; now that I'm slimmer, my dreams are a working reality. I'm a certified Colorado Master Gardener and a licensed EMT (volunteer) and I can actually participate in these activities.

I'm heading to Denver next week (12/15-12/16) to meet with Dr. Weaver and get a bit of a fill. I have decent restriction right now but find I get hungry way too quickly. Since my last adjustment (a slight un-fill in June) I have lost no weight. No gain, but down 2-3 pounds and then up again. Tom said I'd probably need a bit put back in, but I was so happy to not have reflux that I've just enjoyed the level I am at. It's now time to get the last three pounds off for good.

Hoping I can meet some of you someday.

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OK, so this is what it feels like to eat too much of the wrong food? Uggg! I got my teeth on some veggies tonight and went a little crazy. I ate good food but too much and not the soft kind I'm supposed to be eating.

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