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Hell yes ! Its possiable remember this committment its the only key to sucess B)

Hi All.

I'm new here - just beginning my liquid diet to loose 15 lbs before my surgery in Feb. I've pointedly asked my surgeon what are the realistic weight loss number for those over 50. And honestly she was very evasive.

I'd like to loose 100+ pounds. Is this possible? How is everyone else doing?

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Hell yes ! Its possiable remember this committment its the only key to sucess B)

Larraine, that post you replied to is two and a half years old. But your point is well taken. I'm 57 and have lost over 100 pounds in seven months. As we all know, banding is a mechanical thing, not a wishful-thinking thing. It will work if the person works it like the tool that it is.

Dave

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Congratulations to both of you! I'm 64 and have lost 59 lbs so far and would like to lose another 31. It is much slower than I thought but it's staying off and that's what counts with me. I know I could lose faster if I was more careful what I ate and exercised more but for now I'm happy with my progress. Good to hear the over 50 crowd is alive and kicking!!!

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Thanks Dave when you are 55 and respond without glasses things just happen ! Congrats on your sucess. I just get a little miffed @ excuses like "you are older and won't It work as well" I wanted all to know that yet again another excuse won't hold Water. Just work the band and give yourself no more excuses............

Larraine, that post you replied to is two and a half years old. But your point is well taken. I'm 57 and have lost over 100 pounds in seven months. As we all know, banding is a mechanical thing, not a wishful-thinking thing. It will work if the person works it like the tool that it is.

Dave

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I guess I am the dinosaur on this forum since I will be 62 in September. I was banded April 6 and have lost 41 pounds so far.

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Congrats girl you make us all proud !

I guess I am the dinosaur on this forum since I will be 62 in September. I was banded April 6 and have lost 41 pounds so far.

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Thanks Dave when you are 55 and respond without glasses things just happen ! Congrats on your sucess. I just get a little miffed @ excuses like "you are older and won't It work as well" I wanted all to know that yet again another excuse won't hold Water. Just work the band and give yourself no more excuses............

Absolutely! I may be getting older, but I don't have to grow up! :)

Dave

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Absolutely! I may be getting older, but I don't have to grow up! :)

Dave

Just had abdomnioplasty (extended), full facelift and upper eyelids done all at once. I lost close to 100 lbs and I will soon be 57! :D

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WOW !

Just had abdomnioplasty (extended), full facelift and upper eyelids done all at once. I lost close to 100 lbs and I will soon be 57! :D

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Larraine, that post you replied to is two and a half years old. But your point is well taken. I'm 57 and have lost over 100 pounds in seven months. As we all know, banding is a mechanical thing, not a wishful-thinking thing. It will work if the person works it like the tool that it is.

Dave

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Wow, Dave, your wt loss is terrific! I'm 57 and have lost 61 since Feb 7th, 2011. I'm happy with mine, but you show me how I can keep going and lose more. Thanks.

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Hi All.

I'm new here - just beginning my liquid diet to loose 15 lbs before my surgery in Feb. I've pointedly asked my surgeon what are the realistic weight loss number for those over 50. And honestly she was very evasive.

I'd like to loose 100+ pounds. Is this possible? How is everyone else doing?

IMO it's just as possible for a 50+ person as it is for a 20 year old to lose weight with the band. It works well for some and not for others It depends on how well your body responds to it, the type of eater you are (grazer vs overeater), motivation, psychological problems, etc. Most people I think can successfully lose weight regardless of age. (Especially if I did)!!

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I couldn't find this site since my computer crashed. But here goes. Had my surgery on Feb 8 2011 and I have lost 69 pounds. Went from a size 26 in dresses to a size 18. My goal dress is now a size 12 and I can get into it but it is tight and the sleaves come up to mid arm. So I figure about 25 more pounds and it might be too big. I love my band and wouldn't change it for anything. I turned 57 on April 28 and yes the band does work if you're over 50. I think it would work if you were over 70. But you gotta remember it is not a sure fire way you have to use it as a tool to help you in the process of losing weight not depend on it doing everything for you. It is a tool and when used as a tool it is a great tool. but you have to worked with it also.

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I have not yet been banded' date=' but glad to know that I can still lose weight at 55. I'm in the begining stages, and still not sure, but reading the previous post everyone is very pleased with their outcome. I am a diabetic (type 2) and take insulin 2x a day. losing weight will really help me a lot[/quote']

I'm 58 and seriously considering banding. I sure hope I can lose a 100! However, after reading so many posts here and realizing all the eating restrictions and complications I have to admit I'm rethinking this plan!

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I am 57 yrs old i did and am still doing great with the band.. age really isnt an issue as this is really just minor surgery, a bypass is much more involved and i didnt want rerouting of anything at my time of life.

You have enjoyed food for 58 yrs, now is the time to make something else your priority in life, like getting healthy to enjoy your later years..

I have absolutely no regrets at all getting banded. You need to research all your options and make an informed decsion based on what u know u are capable of .. good luck !

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I had my lapband when I was 55 years old. I have lost 117 lbs. I did put back a few lbs but I'm going back to eating the way I did at the beginning. So in the last 6 weeks I lost 5 lbs. I have had many hard time the last few years. I loss my husband very suddening. He was my whole support system.

I exercise 3 to 4 times a week. I'm having my knee replaced in about 3 weeks. I did so much damage to my knee there was no going back.

The band does work after 50 but it also work on your part. IF you are doing this for you it will work but if you are doing it for someone else I don't think it will work. This is your time and make some time for yourself. You deserve it.

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