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I'm finding that I have difficulty early in the day, but typically by dinner time I can eat whatever I want. My band is on the full side and I've always had more problems in the morning. My weight is up about 20 pounds from my best post surgery weight, but still very manageable.

I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing similar and if so, how you are dealing with this.

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9 hours ago, busybander said:

I'm finding that I have difficulty early in the day, but typically by dinner time I can eat whatever I want. My band is on the full side and I've always had more problems in the morning. My weight is up about 20 pounds from my best post surgery weight, but still very manageable.

I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing similar and if so, how you are dealing with this.

I got to that point about 4 years in or so. Nothing I did would get me to stay under the 300 mark. Ultimately, I was revised to the bypass. My surgeon advised me that the Lapband was over hyped and under performed, that 2 of the largest manufacturers have sold off or stopped making new or replacement parts for their versions of the bands. When they removed the band, even though I didn't have any major issues going to the revision, the band was 100% encapsulated in scar tissue and took my surgical team more than 3 times longer to remove it than it should have taken. I'd hate to think what would have happened if I left it in!

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I had my lap band surgery in September 2007 so I am almost at 11 years.

I have a 4 cc band with just a little 1 cc of Fluid in the band anymore than that and it is too tight.

I am usually a little tight in the morning so I normally have a Protein and banana shake in the morning.

For the better part of the 11 years the band has kept me from overeating. My problems have been my on doing eating to fast. Meal times are not usually a problem for me I normally eat what I am supposed to eat. Before the band I would eat late at night so I combat that by going to bed by 9:00 pm and getting up at 4:00 to go walking.

If I do not exercise I tend to eat a lot more and if I drink with my meal I will eat more.

I tend to make more good choices then bad choices. it is amazing to me that what I consider a binge is completely different. Where before I could eat 10 to 12 tacos in 20 minutes. Now 3 tacos in an hour is a binge for me.

Congratulations on only being 20 lbs over your lowest weight. I would say that you are in a good place.

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