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Hey all. I've been banded since April 09,2009. I have went from 255 pounds down to 125 pounds. I no longer have diabetes 2, high cholesteral, high blood pressure, no longer sleep with oxygen or a cpap. I move around more and have less pain. I'm doing things I would have never even tried before surgery...like trying to climb to the top of a rock wall AT THE FAIR, yes IN PUBLIC. II'm 44 y/o and moving more than I did in my 20s. I've went from a size 4x top to a girls size 16 a 24w pant to a size 2 in adult or a size 16 girls, my hoodie is a boys size 10. From granny panties to cute boy short panties and a 44DDD to a size 34 A, even my feet and fingers are thinner. I eat better, sleep better, hurt less try and do more than I ever have. I still love food and cooking but am more likely to try new foods, recently I tried calamari..love it and escargot...can take it or leave it...I actually like the taste3 of some vegetables I would never have eaten like carrots..since I've changed my lifestyle and eating habits they are sweet now not bitter like before. I can walk all day without getting tired and I take the stairs not the elevator. I no longer have pain shots once a month as the pain I have is bearable without the extra weight on. I want to thank all the old timers that helped me pre and post band. The best advice I got from them was top remmeber this is a new lifestyle not a new diet, food can still be enjoyed even the rare sweet. Don't limit your diet, limit your intake. PEACE AND HUGGLES!!

Bonnie

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Amazing.... good work!

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Hi Bonnie, you should be so proud of yourself for what you have achieved so far.. I know how it feels as i have lost 11stone (154lbs) in 3 years and find myself doing things i thought i would never do again..Like you say life around food goes on for us banders but if you are sensible then it will help you with weight control.. This is my first reply to anyone on here but this site seems to offer advise and help from all over the world and that can only be a good thing..Well done..keep up your hard work..you look great..Cheers Paul

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thank you tk thank you paul. I think we should all be proud of our accomplishments be it 1 pound or 200 pounds. Yes we do get help from all around the world and I think its a good thing as it shows we are in it together and that we are not so different. I've meet people from here a few times and they have always brought me joy. I have one friend who lives in Germany that made a special trip when she went to visit her momma just to come visit me when I lived in the States. I appreciate the replies and coments and even the arse kickings I need every now and again. PEACE and HUGGLES.

Bonnie

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AWESOME !! Thank you for sharing !

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ty bigenuff and your welcome. PEACE n HUGGLES

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What a great achievement! i'm so happy for you and it is great inspiration to a newbie like be. Thank you so much for sharing!

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AWESOME! :)

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your welcome alleykat thanks Lap band gal.

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You look amazing! I would never have guessed that you are the same person. You look 20 years younger,too! Congratulations on the "new" you! Karen

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Thanks you Karen I feel 20 years younger too!!!!!! LOL This is such an amazing tool in my life. :D :D

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ty laker thanks missy

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