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I was banded on 3/7/13 and I've only been on solids for a week and have already gained 4lbs. I'm ashamed to say I've over indulged in old habits even with smaller portions. I knew it would be hard but its harder than I could've even fathomed. I am regrouping and cleaning out the cupboard. Back to the beginning for me!

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I did the exact same thing. As soon as I got my first fill, I felt more in contro and weight started coming off, though slowly.

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You are experiencing what many call "bandster hell". The swelling from surgery has gone down; you haven't had any fills and your appetite is back with a vengeance. This is where YOU have to do the work by following the bandster rules: Protein first, eat slow, chew well, and stop eating when you are satisfied. You can get through this!!

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So glad it's not just me feeling like I don't even have a band on I am 10 days post-opt and all swelling is gone and my hunger is just crazy stupid!!! But I'm hanging in there taking it one day at a time.

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Thank you for your responses. I feel a little better knowing I'm not alone. I have alot to learn including the lingo.

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Your only job now is to practice the rules. So you slipped up. Your in the right head now. Starting all over is great.

YOU can do this. It will be hard at times but keep going.

Good luck

wendy

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Thanks Wendy! :-)

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Hi, you didn't let them cut you up and place foreign objects inside you to label yourself 'fail' so quickly. go back on liquids for two or three days, or whatever it takes. Im only ten days post op, still on liquids. today I had about two ounces of puree so I walked 15 minutes. just dont label yourself that way or that will be what you attract. CHNGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING!

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you can do it

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Absolutely not bbqq,, I was thinking of doing exactly that to get me back on track! Tomorrow will be my first day back on liquids! Thanks for the encouragement.

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Just an update, I regained control and lost the 4lbs plus 1lbs. I received my first fill yesterday 4/12/13 and that brings me to 4cc. I feel slight swelling but I'm hopeful that I will feel some restriction once it goes away. I will work my hardest to chg my poor old habits. I thank you all for your encouragement!

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I just had my first fill today! He put 3 cc's into my band. I still don't feel like I have a band on! Hang in there! We all walk this walk!

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It's weird because I'm so hungry right now, but I didn't bring lunch to work with me so I'm contemplating some Soup from the restaurant. 1 cup fills me up and I don't have a fill yet.

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I gained after surgery, it happens! It took the third fill before I was getting a sense of being satiated with small portions of food. Eating Protein first at meals helps.

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Ruby, I am in the same boat. I get a fill on Tuesday and hopefully this hunger gets spaced out a bit. Everyone is different, I hope the first one will help.

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