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I'm so puzzled! Can't make a decision! Feel alone!

I keep loosing and gaining the same 60lbs! Diet and exercise and I drop it in 6 months! The get comfy, lazy and put it back on!

I will have to self pay and it will absorb every dime of my savings!

Trying to take off this weight once again by myself!

I joined this forum to help me answer some questions.

Sincerely,

Me

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I got my band because I was tired of the yo yo diets. I lost 80 pounds in ten months and have maintained since December. It was the best 10K I have spent on myself!

Good luck with your decision.

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I also have yo-yo dieted for 20 years, I decided to get the band because the benefits outweighed the complications for me. This is the first success I have had, for me the pouch rules are your tools. I follow them, and it works!! Best decision ever. BTW most places have payment plans too.

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I haven't been banded yet but with all thought I decided to go thru this process cause at first I only needed to lose 30 pounds then next thing needing to lose 50 and now hundred. And I just don't think I can do it by my self.. So I'm going to do this and this is my tool to help . So I hope it works out for you...

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I think for the most part we all have tried on our own and went back and forth. It will help you. It just has to be for life.

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I have been a serial yo-yo dieter myself. I decided I had enough. I KNOW I can lose weight on my own, I have done it several times in my 35 years. What I can't do is maintain, and I NEED the band for that. So the last time I got fat I just stayed fat because luckily I had insurance to get the band. I am doing well, but if I start gaining back in a year or two I now have a new weapon in my arsenal.

That being said, I'm sorry you have to self pay, that sucks, but your health and life are worth much more than the price of the surgery. I can't even believe the new life I now have. You deserve it.

Good luck =)

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I'm so puzzled! Can't make a decision! Feel alone!

I keep loosing and gaining the same 60lbs! Diet and exercise and I drop it in 6 months! The get comfy, lazy and put it back on!

I will have to self pay and it will absorb every dime of my savings!

Trying to take off this weight once again by myself!

I joined this forum to help me answer some questions.

Sincerely,

Me

I lost 176 pounds on my own, and I just wanted to go for the goal. So I decided to get banded I lost 24 pounds in the first month after the band. I get weighed tomorrow so I'll see where I am now, but I felt it was the tool I needed to complete my WL journey, and help me to maintain. I have no regrets and I feel fantastic! So what ever you decide best of luck to you.

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First time in my life I'm able to stay motivated. I feel like I have a new life. No regrets. About a week ago, I walked way over 4 miles, there was no way I could do that before being banded..!!!

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I was in the same boat, I could take 50 lbs off and in 6 months have it back on. Let's face it, we're all veterans of dieting and constantly losing or gaining weight. If I could lose weight without surgery I wouldn't be on this site. This was the very best decisionI ever made. Fortunately, my insurance company covered most of it. I was willing to pay for it if I had too.

I don't think you'll regret your decision but be very sure this is what you want. Were you planning on having your surgery in another country.

In my job, I've been asked about Medical Tourism for WLS and abdominiplasty (tummy tuck) and breast lift. The seminar I went to tonight said that Costa Rica is a great, safe and reputable place for these surgeries. Costa Rica is a tad more money than Mexico but has a very high success rate with little to no complications. If I ever decide to do a Tummy Tuck I will consider Costa Rica if my insurance doesn't cover it.

Anyway, good luck on your decision.

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The reason I had WLS was because I could not do it on my own....lap band was my last resort, and my health was failing fast....

Believe me If I didn't need surgery, I would not have done it....bu=t seeing how I did need, I'm glad I did and glad with nothing but positive results I received from it....

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I have been on many different diets and have lost up to 60 pounds on my own, but like yourself have put back on the weight and then some in a matter of months. Yes, I could do this again on my own but with the bands help I will be able to maintain. The journey so far has been trying, worrying, fun, exciting and scary but this site is great. Ask questions the people here are wonderful and will answer you honestly. I will be getting banded on October 9th and the butterflies are coming but I am Aldo excited. Best wishes and good luck with whatever decision you make.

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with any WLS, it will assist you but not fix the problem

only you (and anyone else who has any WLS) have

to make the adjustments to lose weight.

if you want help, get the surgery of your choice but keep an open mind....be realistic..its not a guarantee..so many are having surgery and not thinking for one moment that is it about a lifestyle change.....you must change what you eat and live a better/healthier life...it will work but if you truly want it too...research the options...find a terrific doctor

and if you feel this is what you want, go for it.

15 months ago, i could hardly walk....truth

and was well over 336+ pounds and am 5'1 on a good day..wide as i was tall..it can be done....no excuses, no BS....so yeah, go for it...make yourself well

i believe in ya

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What ever you decided, just know neither will be easy. WLS or diets all can lead to gaining the weight back if you have not made a decision to change your lifestyle. Good luck!

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