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Well it hit me like a ton of bricks this morning when I stepped on the scale and the first number was a "1" instead of a "2" that this is really working!

I don't want to say the band is working for me, because I feel like I'm working with it. I'm doing more than my fair share - jogging or hiking 3-4 miles a day, counting calories like a mad woman, taking my Vitamins religiously. The band gives me that gentle reminder to slow down and eat responsibly because I may not get to eat a whole meal - only eat what my body needs, I can't afford to waste hunger on crap food.< /p>

I can't say my journey thus far has been hard or easy, but it's been different. Making myself a priority in life was a huge change, and this whole process from the seminar to today has been life-altering.

I feel very lucky to have such an amazing weight loss team. Beyond my surgeon, dietician, and coordinator, my team includes my husband, parents, sister, even my coworkers...they all offer their support in different ways and I means the world to me to have it, since before I was the girl that didn't want support.

I wish everyone out there in Band Land a successful journey.

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Love your outlook!! And way to go! It is great having a wonderful support team to help you get through.

I wish you well on your continued journey.

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Fantastic news and great job on your part. Attitude is everything - after all, why would you put yourself through all this and then cheat yourself... makes no sense to me. I am also going to embrace this tool and I understand that it WILL take effort on my part, it's not a magic wand, it just give me the opportunity to control portions and re-educate myself in what my body needs to feel its best and put the brakes on or reverse preventable health issues that have been creeping up on me due to the weight. I owe myself and my daughter much more than the path I was on, declinining into severe obesity and lack of energy and enthusiasm to get off the sofa. Surgery was Monday, I am already feeling much better and enthusiastic for next steps.

All the best!

Rachel

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YOU hit ONEderland!!!!!

Congratulations on your hard work and success

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Jen_1381 - congratulations on reaching onederland. keep up the good work. With your attitude you will accomplish all your goals & dreams.

Tru**Brit - you are so right attitude is everything. And it sounds like you are on the way, too. Good luck!

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Awesome!!!!!!!! :) I am down almost 10 since my surgery 8 days ago! Loving my LapBand.

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Awesome!!!!!!!! <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I am down almost 10 since my surgery 8 days ago! Loving my LapBand.

That's great keep it up.

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Thanks for all of the kind words everyone!! My biggest fear in life has always been failure, but I just never saw until recently that I was the one who kept failing myself. It feels good to finally be proud of myself!

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Awesome! Can't wait til I am in onederland.

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Wow that's amazing....truely motivating.

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All of your hard work paid off. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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WOW !! Great attitude and outlook on the band and how it works !! Congratulations !!

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