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Ok, here we go! My story is the typical story I suppose. I was born fat, stayed fat all through childhood, and then into adulthood. When I was a freshman in high school, I was just shy of 300 lbs! I always just used the excuse that I was "big boned"! Thats how my family and I explained it away. My weight held me back from a lot. I was very shy and hated to be "in the spotlight" everywhere I went. One of my worst childhood memories was being at an amusement park and being denied entry into a ride because I exceeded the weight limit! I was crushed, and I will never forget that day. Well, about a year ago, my mom mentioned the lap band procedure to me. At first, I said "no way" but then it got me thinking. My mom explained her concerns for my health, and that each passing year, I just got bigger and bigger. I looked into it, and then a year later, I was approved! I am right smack in the middle of my journey right now....half way done! I have lost 77 lbs so far, and I have about 50 or 60 more to go. I love the band and I feel better knowing that I have this "tool" for life. It makes me feel empowered. I don't consider myself a success story just yet, but felt I needed to share my personal story. =)

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You are definately a success story! Congratulations. You may not be where you want to be YET, but the important part is you are no longer where you were before.

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Hi Jacole

Wow your weight loss has been absolutely fantastic in such a short time. I am just starting out on my journey was banded on 16th September and have lost 16lbs so far (although was told to throw my scales out). I am not going to weigh myself again until I get my band fill on 30th October.

Keep up the good work - I hope I'm as successful as you are.:tongue2:

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Well, let me just tell you something ms. lady! You are a success story! You have done great! Dont ever think that you aren't a success yet. Give yourself some credit.

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Hi, i was banded on October 1st, and has lost 16 lbs. I went to the dr today expecting my first fill. Not!!! He told me that i was doing really well and that i didnt need a fill! I was hot! I really think that i am eating too much but he says only if i didnt make the 5lb a month mark or gained a pound or two, then he would fill me. He also said that i didnt want to use all of my fill up on each visit, cause eventually i will run out and i wouldnt know where my accomplishments as far as eating were. So, dont be surprised if you dont get a fill. My dr. goes by the numbers not because i think i want a fill. lolol

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Weigh to go Jacole! You are a beautiful lady even though you're still on your way to goal. Your eyes just sparkle! Keep up the good work!!!!

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Hi Jacole, why not post some "after" pics? Way to go!

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Congrats... Your story sounds the same as mine. We are the same height and started at the same weight. I was bandded on 9/2/08, so that puts me about 6 months behind you. I'm down 45lbs ao far, so I know I am on the right track. Your after pic is amazing. Keep up the great work and good luck with the goal.

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Hi Jacole my name is Jacole too I had the surgery also about 4 years ago my pre opt weight was 292 and now I 148 and have ben this weight for the past 3 years just wanted to share that with you. by the way love your name lol

Jacole

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