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Had my first fill on Saturday and my doc said not to worry about the calories, but to eat slowly, chew carefully, eat small bites, and don't drink afterwards for a while. He said the weight will come off, just might not be on our time schedule.

I've stalled in my weight loss too and I always stall at this point every time I've tried to lose weight. I'm not going to let this stall depress me and I'm going to practice the small bites, eating slow and all that. I feel very little restriction and I think I'll have to be very careful for the next month.

Don't get too discouraged, it's too soon in the journey. Don't resort to old eating habits either, we have to take responsibility for that and change it.

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Just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing that got banded in July!!! I am doing great and loving my band, anyone else feel the same? Just wanted to open up some communication, see how everyone is? Hope all is well!!!

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I was banded 7/24/09 and loving it. I go for a fill on Monday and I am ready for it, I have been hungrier than ussual.

Start weight/Current weight/Goal weight

229 /195 /135

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I do love my band but still adjusting to it. I am still trying to learn how to eat with it...as crazy as it sounds, but there are times that I forget about it then take too big of a bite or not chew enough. Besides those things, I am loving it!

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Hi All, I just love my band. It sure helps with the Portion Control. I had my first fill on Sept 3rd. Ended up with 2cc's put in. I don't feel a lot of difference yet, but doing ok

Hope everyone is doing great. Hang in there we will all make it to our goals.

Laura

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I absolutely love my band and I am so glad I finally did this!! A girl at work had a gastric sleeve right after I was banded. She complains everyday how awful it is. She throws up after almost every meal, she still has a very restricted diet because she has hard time keeping anything down!! Every day I see her feeling so bad I thank God for my band and how relatively easy it has been in comparison to that.

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I was banded on July 10, and LOVE it! I have lost 34 pounds, and I now have 5.5 cc in my band, and doing great!

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Hey July Banders! I read that some of you have had a lag in weight loss in the last few weeks. I'm there too. I've been working out and eating right, it's just not coming off. I was told that for some reason we are at a point where we hit a "metabolic shift." That we will stall for a bit and just to keep at it.

I've had 2 fills and I'm at 4 cc. I think this is probably a good level for me. Maybe .5 cc more.

Including my two-week pre-op diet I've lost 53 pounds (15 pre-op). I love my band!

You are all doing really well and should be proud!

Anyone from Illinois?

I am one of those that has come to a stand still. I am proud to say that I did make it under 300 pounds for the first time in about 13 years. Although at the moment I keep fluxuating between 299-302. I am from IL as well. I am about an hour south of you near Belleville IL.

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I should have had my second fill today but had to reschedule due to a conflict with my husband's work travel (I have to travel across the state for my fills).

I'm rescheduled for next Thursday (the 24th) and I really need it. I had some restriction until three days ago and it was like the floodgates of hunger were released. Struggling mightily this week. Next Thursday can't get here soon enough. I've only lost 16 pounds since surgery, but it's better than gaining, that's for sure.

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i was banded on july 31. i had my first fill on 9/10 only 2cc. i dont have any restrictinons i go for my 2nd fill on 9/25. i am loosing weight but it is on sure will power and counting points.:thumbup:

pre op weight 219

surgery 206

first fill 203.

i cant wait to get to onderland.

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i was banded on july 31. i had my first fill on 9/10 only 2cc. i dont have any restrictinons i go for my 2nd fill on 9/25. i am loosing weight but it is on sure will power and counting points.:biggrin:

pre op weight 219

surgery 206

first fill 203.

i cant wait to get to onderland.

Rope, I am in the same spot as you. I was banded 7-20. My first fill was 9-3, 2cc's. But I can't get a fill until 10-29. Dr is going on 2 vacations so everyone is crammed in until then. I have no restriction that I can tell of. Will power is what I'm hanging on to. I started dieting in April right after my first appt lost 25 lbs before surgery and I'm at 28 lbs after. I do get full when I eat but fighting head hunger not long after.

Hang in there we can do it!!!

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I am doing great. No problems at all. I am down to a 10/12 from an 18/20 and i have lost 54lbs. I get up every morning to work out, i eat healthfully (but not alot!) I had my last fill in October, and havent needed one since. I have great restriction. The band has changed my life. It isnt always the easiest- i have had some PBing if i eat too fast or have a chunk of bread, but i am so happy i did this.

I have 20lbs to goal and i am ahead of schedule. The dr. thought it would be july by the time i lost 50lbs (b/c i am a low BMIer) but i should be close to 60 or 65 by July.

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Hmmmm....... I haven't been on here in a long time! I got my band in July so it's almost been a year. I have only lost 50 lbs! Not happy, but I'm also not living the "life" I should so it's my fault! Stress is a big factor, there's a lot going on in my life right now, and I just don't get in my Water every day. I over eat. I know that when I get my water in, I lose more weight. I haven't exercised in a long time. I just..... can't bring myself to do that rijght now, I need to focus on my children right now!

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