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2 Years Banded....145 Lbs Weight Loss



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Well its been 2 years since I was banded. I have changed my goal weight a few times, but at this time I have it set at 140lbs...I am currently at 155 lbs. I haven't been this weight since highschool and I can't believe I am in a size 10...down from a 26! I am very happy with my results, but I think i do need to get some body sculpting, or body lift proceedures. My arms and thighs are a bit loose. I am thrilled with my results....I feel healthy, and and lighter, other than the Hair loss and Vitamin issues ( those issues are being remedied) I haven't had any huge problems with my band. I am so greatful and happier than I have been in a long time. I wish everyone who is starting their journey or already have started with lappost-204610-13813134246398_thumb.jpg band good luck and good health!

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you look so great, congratulations!!!

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Grats on a great weight loss, i recenntly had surgery to remove excess skin, from arms tummy and back with a full body lift, am waiting till after christmas for my legs to be done .. but you are right even without the surgery it has all been worth it.. I always say wear your skin like a badge of honour and be proud u are how u should be and the weight u have lost .. plastic surgery is just the icing on the cake, but cake still taste good wihtout it :)

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Good job

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That is awesome!!! I am 11 months post-op and have lost 70lbs, however I have been stuck at this weight for about a month. Do yoy have any advice on how to get over this bump in the road?

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Awesome !!

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That is great! Congratulations!

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Wow! Congrats! That's a lot of HARD WORK. Well done.

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To Melcat, I had the same problem right around month 10-12. I had hit a plateau and reached out to others here on this site...got some great advice. First thing, I went in for another adjustment....just a bit tighter made all the difference. I have a 9cc band, I went from 6cc's in my band to 7cc's. I changed up my exercise program to include bike rides, swimming and hikes (got myself outside instead of stuck in the gym) , and I explored other ways to get my Protein in because I was tired of shakes and egg whites. Oh and of course Water, water, water! My weight just started falling off quickly...like 10 lbs a month. I hope this helps. Don't let yourself get down. My doctor always tells me "this is a marathon, not a race...The weight will come off with time."

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Great job I'm 2 years post op only lost 50 pounds

I had problems the past 8 months no exercise and i figure out a way to cheat the band wich I was cheating myself I would over eat and feel that full feeling in my Throat and it wouldn't bother me or I would just drink Water or throw up my Dr gave me a reality check and told me I could only helped my self now I exercise 3 to 4 times a week drink about a gallon of water a day and eat rigth do u have any tips to help me out

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You look great. Thanks for the inspiration. I am curious about what your doing to remedy your Hair loss? I too have lost a fair amount of hair. I take Biotin, Vitamins and silica daily.

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Stephanie, well my doctor said the reason for the Hair loss was that I was not getting enough Protein. So, I have had to increase my protein...he has me taking in 70-80 grams per day. Which is double what i was getting, but obviously was not enough. I also take the Hair growth supplements along with my multi Vitamin and Calcium. I also found this "hair food" stuff at a beauty supply shop. It has keratin, protein, and Biotin in it and makes my hair look fuller just after working it in with my fingers. I still dont have the full lush hair that I used to, but I'm hoping with time to get back to that. I have friends who have had WLS and they went through bouts with hair loss and/or becoming brittle and dry.(thank goodness mine is still soft n not dry) Anyways, those friends of mine, after time, like 6 mos to a year, finally got their hair back and it stopped falling out. So, I have faith I can make it happen!

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Congrats!! What an inspiration you are!!!

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Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement! There is nothing like positive reinforcement to keep one going :) I have an update....I am now only 6 lbs from my goal weight! I'm at 146 lbs and going for 140. My doctor asked me at my last visit did I want to stick with 140 as a goal, since the normal weight for my height is 129 lbs. I told him I already can see my ribs and spine....I'm thinking 129 would be too skinny. Thinking back on that conversation makes me giggle....I never thought I would be concerned about being too skinny. It's such a shift in the way I think of myself. And I've had some of the most amazing experiences that make it all worth it...my 10 y/o son being able to clasp his hands together when he hugs me around my waist, being able to ride a roller coaster and not worry about the security latch not closing because of my weight (I actually caught air under my tush and lifted a little out of my seat on the roller coaster ride, lol), being able to sit in an office chair with arms, not having to shop in the plus size section and catching myself looking at clothes there realizing everything is too big for me, cleaning out my closet and donating clothes because they are too big rather than too small, having someone I haven't seen in a long time walk right past me and not recognize me when I said who I was, having one of my "skinny" friends being able to pick me up with my feet not touching the ground, walking far and climbing stairs without getting winded and dizzy, gosh I could go on forever. Well, I know what I am thankful for this Thanks Giving Holiday! :D

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