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Yay!!! Congrats!!

So what's your updated weight? Update your signature. :) (Love Marvin the Martian!)

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Last weigh in a few weeks ago was 281. This seems to be a gravitation issue rather like the hold Saturn has on the tiny satellites about the ring formation.

I've had a 'keep the Band/rip it out' debate for the last few years.

Still down from my highest weight by 90 #; not enough as my 'size 42 pants' didn't quite happen. Size 44 lasted for years, as did size 46. Now 48 seems a little more snug. Yet I managed a 1.5 mile walk last week, & continue remarkable daily activities. I spent several years as virtual house bound as other skeletal issues must be accommodated.

Daily focus on Health helps.

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What is your diet like? Do you plan, track, weigh, measure, or anything like that? Just curious. We don't see many people from 2004 procedures here.

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I didn't realize you could have a lap band for that long. I thought they were short-term. To be honest, I don't know that much about lap bands.

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I tracked everything I ate for 3 years running & didn't lose an oz. Tight control of 1800-2000 calories. Various issues such as Barrett's esophagitis came & went....mostly.

At 70 ++ I'm mostly convinced the Band not only saved my life but continues to help despite moments pondering whether further surgery has likely benefit.

Haven't followed much here lately.

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5 minutes ago, Jack said:

I tracked everything I ate for 3 years running & didn't lose an oz. Tight control of 1800-2000 calories. Various issues such as Barrett's esophagitis came & went....mostly.

At 70 ++ I'm mostly convinced the Band not only saved my life but continues to help despite moments pondering whether further surgery has likely benefit.

Haven't followed much here lately.

I also believe that the band has saved my life. No doubt I would be over 400 lbs by now.

My quality of life has greatly improved these last 12 years.

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