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Hi TMF. Glad to hear from you. I am also struggling. I've gained 25 lbs. over the last year. Between back surgery and a boyfriend, I'm making poor choices. I did finally decide that I want to get back into the clothes I don't fit into at the moment and have refocused. I'm going to get back to 135 lbs. and will be fine with it taking however long it has to. Oh how I remember saying I'd never get obese again but I can see how easy it is to head in that direction. So if I can nip this in the bud now with only 25 lbs. to lose, and not 125 lbs., that's what I'll do. Keep us posted on your progress!

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On 1/1/2018 at 8:21 PM, Julie norton said:

Happy New Day and Year! hope '18 is joyful

hope its ok for a sleever to jump in

DOS, i was one month shy of being 58 years OLD - today i

turned 64 years YOUNG!! dealing with 8,3 weight gain,

still continue myself at GOAL with my 105 lb loss from 6

years ago.

@gowalking nice to see you. you are a hard worker, i

know those few nasty lbs will come off sooner than later-

i recognize others too from the old days

@Julie norton - peek a boo - always great to see you

run run run if can - my 6 years won't ever catch up with

your 11 successful years!! who loves ya baby!!

congrats to all WLS survivors!!

lets continue to see less and less of each other!!

thanx for letting me drop by:)

congrats to all

life IS good

kathy

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Sharpie,

Good to see you too. I see you roped yourself a big tall cowboy!! You both look so happy. Already hit my first plateau. Just 10 days in but I'm fussing for no reason. I know it's going to take time.

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GoWalking,

I too thought I had a handle on my weight problem but obviously not. I sure love food and it was sweet to imbibe in the foods I'd sworn off for several years but I'll be 70 this year(I hope). Like to live another 10-20 but not gonna happen if I don't get control of this carb beast in my head.

Good luck with a new boyfriend. And no matter what we were told or what I told everyone on this forum, it's still a damn diet, only it's a little easier to manage with the band.

tmf

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So glad to see Kathy and TMF here!


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Happy to see bander chatting here....

ok. Just got a fill appt with a new dr. After mine retired, it was difficult to find band drs that do fills here in central California.

After being deflated (?) last summer, I knew I had this down after 11 good years, right?

WRONG... that beast is still there and 10 lbs turned into 15... turned into 20....

Walker Liz, I'm also tired of having only 2 or 3 pairs of comfortable pants!! The others are just staring at me from the closet.

It is a new fresh year and the Drs appointment in 2 weeks is helping my head. I know the drill

I believe it was almost exciting to eat anything without any problems.... I'm done being excited.....

I really am serious and starting over is actually positive. And 20 is easier than 90!!!!

Many ups and downs along this journey.... I am healthy and strong and still am faithful to working out..... sigh.... just more to do this year.

Thank you all For listening..

Jules

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11 hours ago, Julie norton said:

starting over is actually positive.

@Julie norton

warning, warning -sleever in the house!!

hey bud - and ALL you other banders!!!

new dr. new year, new and improved you!!

it sure is harder each year. I'm struggling

a little after my 6 years too. i agree, after i see

my doc, i always feel better too. more self-assured.

a good over all feeling. I know you will jump on

that horse again too. keep your excitement,chin

up, while the lbs go down. i've got continued

faith in you!! who loves ya baby?:rolleyes:

kathy

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[mention=121934]Julie norton[/mention]
warning, warning -sleever in the house!!
hey bud - and ALL you other banders!!!
new dr. new year, new and improved you!!
it sure is harder each year. I'm struggling
a little after my 6 years too. i agree, after i see
my doc, i always feel better too. more self-assured.
a good over all feeling. I know you will jump on
that horse again too. keep your excitement,chin
up, while the lbs go down. i've got continued
faith in you!! who loves ya baby?:rolleyes:
kathy

Thanks for the kind words Kathy. It is so nice to see another upbeat post from you!
Do you wake up singing ... and the birds come to eat from your hand?
Haha. I so appreciate your pep talks and positivity.
And yes, having a Drs appt scheduled IS one of the basics here...
And Water .. and protein... and exercise
See? I know what to do, but stumbled and fell I am gonna pick my ass up and continue.
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14 minutes ago, Julie norton said:

Do you wake up singing ... and the birds come to eat from your hand?
stumbled and fell I am gonna pick my ass up and continue.

@Julie norton

if i woke up singing, i'd break all the mirrors!!

and ear drums:lol: birds eating from my hand?

that's all the less food i could eat!! i know you'll

pick your ass up - now it's smaller and "cuter" LOL

see you later - kathy

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Apparently, have not posted since March 2016 when my weight was in the mid 170's. Right about then I stopped posting on this site, Stopped exercising and Stopped watching what I ate between meals and let me see I gained about 45 lbs.

My 4 cc lap band has 1cc of Fluid cannot tolerate much more than that. My Doctor caught up with me and am know back on track and have lost 10 pounds. Let me see I am watching what I eat, and exercising either walking or resistance band training.

Stil a lot to be thankful for I managed to stop the madness for awhile have not come close to my original starting weight of 330 lbs.

I am still very thankful for my lap band that I received over 10 years ago.

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So happy to hear from longtimers and know I’m not alone and we are all fighting the good fight.


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Yes. I agree. I only have this group of veterans to talk band with.
Most of us are trying....
Remember where we started....
I was large and really frustrated... I could NOT get a handle on losing weight... AND KEEPING it off.
Still trying! I will not give up


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Yes. I agree. I only have this group of veterans to talk band with.
Most of us are trying....
Remember where we started....
I was large and really frustrated... I could NOT get a handle on losing weight... AND KEEPING it off.
Still trying! I will not give up




Hi everyone. I have been away from here for a long time too but just found this thread and it’s nice to see all you veterans still around.

I’ve been banded since May 12, 2012, peaked at 293, got to 220 after second back surgery , back up around 250, currently at 236 and not giving up yet!

I wanted to revise to bypass, had an upper GI because of reflux and am now on acid blocker. I don’t want to go for revision until I feel I’ve given the band my best effort. I’m going to see the behavioral modification therapist my PA suggested and we’ll see if that helps.

I swim during the summer but don’t do anything the rest of the year. I try to walk but I just don’t seem to do it. That’s one thing to talk to the BH lady about.

Given my screen name I want to tell you about my kids. My oldest son graduated from UVA and is working in Pittsburgh, my second son is a junior at VA Tech, my oldest daughter will graduate from high school and plans to attend Christopher Newport U and my youngest daughter is a freshman in high school.

They and my wife are very supportive for which I am grateful. Now I just need to get my you-know-what in gear and get on the bandwagon full bore.

See you around!


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Just an update still doing ok went on a cruise with my wife and had a good time gained a few lbs but managed to get back to pre-cruise. Now just have to stay the course

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