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Am scheduled for LB on the 25th of October and I am 35 BMI with a co morbility of diabetes. I hope to loss about 55 to 60 pounds. I am so afraid of lossing what I view as to much weight. In a typical (pre-LB) mode what you eat and burn equates to weight loss or maintanance. My question is has anyone reached goal and struggled to stay there and not loss beyond goal. seems like the band has a mind of its own. And yes I realize that appropriate fills are a key.

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yes, goal is elusive and can be hard to maintain. Usually, your surgeon will adjust your fill as need be. Best wishes. Karen

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I asked my Dr that same question. He said if I was losing too much weight after I hit my goal he'd adjust me so I couldnt do that. He said in over 600 surgeries it has only happened once. And thats because the gal had an eating disorder.

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I was one that went right past goal, by a good 30lb - because I wanted to. But sheesh, it was hard hard work and took a good 2 years to get the last 15 off. And even that required a spot of major illness.

Really, its far more likely you'll stop 15lb shy of your goal and be unable to quite get there. Statistcally, lapbanders dont tend to get quite down to a low BMI. But I was a 35 BMI too and I wonder if that makes a difference.

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