Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:06 PM
My surgery was on March 3, 2010, at the OCC in Tijuana.
It feels like so much longer, but it's been 3 years. And I'm a completely different person on the outside. My inside is still catching up.
I was very very fortunate to find a centre here in Toronto, who was accepting 'foreign' lapband patients, so I was able to get blind (no flouro) fills done there for a fee. My fills at he beginning were very very slow ... I didn't feel actual restriction, until my 3rd fill, which was about 8 months into the process. I was ready for some real change by this point! That's when my appetite reduced, and the weight started to fly off. I was also exercising very consistently, which really enhanced and pushed my weight and fat loss progress along.
My starting weight was 231.
I am now very content at 140lbs. I can easily drop down to 136lbs if I cut back on my fluid intake. This can happen over night.
I wear a size 'medium', or size 8. Jeans are a 28.
My boobs have gone down to an 34A cup, from a very full 40C ....
I walk at least 2 hours a day, 6 days a week (I own a dog walking business), and I'm at the gym lifting heavy stuff at least 3x's a week to help maintain my lean muscle mass, and keep my bodyfat low. My diet is mostly in check; high protein & high fat, very little carbs (including fruit, very little). I do drink a lot of chocolate milk. That's my main indulgence of my calories!
My calories very rarely go under 1200/day. If I go any lower, my energy really drops.
I can barely believe it's been 3 years.
Getting the lapband has been the very best decision I've ever made. And I don't regret it for a moment.
Thank you to the OCC for changing my life, in the best way possible.
Starting Weight: 231lbs // Current Weight: 138
Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:20 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:25 PM
My Stats: Age 51( just turned 52) / Height 5'6" / Size 5x, 30-32/ wearing size 14 now
Highest weight: 317
Starting weight pre-0p: 297
Weight on surgery Day : 269
BANDED SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2009
Johnson & Johnson - SAGB BD3XV (11cc)
Goal weight set by Dr. Miranda : 175
Update: Nov 1/09 Pants fell off Went to store and am now a size 2x. Love my band!
Update : Jan 9/10 Bought size large yoga pants at Walmart and they fit (ye ha )
Update: May 10/10. Now wearing a size 14
UPDATE:JULY3RD......I REACHED MY GOAL TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Had an extended tummy tuck, thigh tuck and lipo on July 8th/2010
317 pounds 165 pounds
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