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Congratulations on your patience and success. Your story is encouraging. I am still worried about the process. I had the band put in June 16 and am not at the “green zone.” I had 3cc inserted mid July and then 2 cc inserted in August. I got violently ill -- a night of pain-- and had 1 cc removed the next day. I have now been at 4 cc a few weeks and I am hungry a lot. Before you reached the “green zone” were you tempted to overeat? Did you overeat? Did you ever overeat slider foods, like ice cream. I have managed through great effort to maintain a 20 + pound weight loss from the pre and post op diet, but it is a struggle (just like dieting pre band). Some days I eat well, others I can’t resist the temptation to overeat. I can envision gaining weight. I had no idea this was the process. I don’t know if it is process or if I’m failing. Please let me knowhow it went for you. Thanks

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Is not easy but you have to set your own mind to control your appetite...In 9 months I lost so far 82lbs total.i have given up on drinking soda,pasta,bread!!!!I don't need it....I don't eat anything after 9pm.i was 370lbs in Sept 2014.start the previous op in Nov at 359 had surgery in late December 335lbs and now I'm at 295lbs...

I don't exercise but every time I get in the treadmill for few days im fine but since I had knee surgery,I have good and bad days.....knee pain.......post-248820-14398566882411_thumb.jpg

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@@csg Hi - sorry about the delay in responding - I was on a wilderness vacation and without internet (what a treat!).

Yes I was indeed tempted to overeat before I was in the green zone. This was case of me looking at food through my "old" eyes, rather than listening to my band and paying attention when it told me, "YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH - time to STOP". I would overeat (old habits die hard) and then feel ill/bloated or have a "sticking" episode.

I learned pretty quickly, even when I was not in the green zone, that I needed to listen to my body more and realize that I no longer had the capacity to eat the way I used to.

No, I never did slider foods like ice cream. I don't have a sweet tooth and I dislike creamy anything! So for me, cutting out flour, rice and Pasta were the trick for me to begin my weight loss. That and listening to my band. When it gave me a cue that I was sated, I would stop. I watched Dr. O'Brien's "8 Golden Rules of lap band" videos again and again and again until the information was drilled into my head. These helped me a lot!

The kicker for me was cutting out all alcohol (see my other post - "my wine-free life") and then I started exercising on a treadmill (seriously - a freakin' treadmill!). Those two things have been instrumental in kick-starting my decent down the scale.

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