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Lindsay last won the day on February 11 2016

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  1. Lindsay

    My Past, Present & Progress!

    I met my boyfriend, and gained a lot of weight. A LOT. 75+ lbs in a year. At my highest weight, I was just over 235lbs. But my current love are my dogs. And my boyfriend. And staying very active. Do what feels right for you. And do it well.
  2. I will be going into my 6th year of my lapband in March, and thought I'd post an update. I can't believe it's been 5 years, and I've been maintaining my weight (with little ups, mostly downs) over the past few years! I'm currently at my all time low, 128lbs, that I've been easily and happily maintaining for about a year now. I most recently purchased a pair of 26" jeans. Never ever did I think I was that small. (reality is difficult) I definitely struggle daily with body dysmorphia. My mind & body most content at this weight, so I'm extremely pleased. Most recently had an ultrasound that was able to confirm my band and port are in perfect place. Thank god. There is always a LOT of talk of the band slipping, rotting, ect ... I've had absolutely no issues with that. I mentally struggle every single day, but my anxiety attacks are minimal (which were normally brought on my body imagine issues) and being in social situations. The only real disadvantage to having this lapband, is that the ONLY private clinic in my city (Toronto) went bankrupt over 2 years. So I'm unable to get unfills done locally. The hospital gastric dept is VERY VERY hesitant to touch me or my band because they weren't the ones who inserted it. Fair enough. I completely understand. I haven't had it adjusted in 4 years. I wish I had easily access to adjustments as there are times were I know I should be taking in a lot more calories. ... In the summer, when I'm extremely active, or on vacation (and I eat a LOT less and don't have easy access to my usual safe foods) my weight can easily drop down to 122-125lbs which is too low for my height (i'm 5'9"). I have no plans on having children, so the lack of access to getting adjustments isn't an issue on that front. At times I'm tired of not eating. I wish I could eat a BURGER. Or finish a milk shake. That can get really exhausting, especially when socially, everything seems to be based on drinking and eating. That's the most difficult part ... just sitting and watching and redirecting any obvious attention that I don't eat a lot. This post is a bit all over the place, but this is the truth of my experience. Being on the lapband 'bandwagon' 5 years ago when it was the newest and best thing was amazing, and I feel incredibly blessed that I worked so well for me. But my body imagine issues will always be there and shadowing everything else. That's the one major part that getting the surgery done at this clinic (vs others, that provide A LOT of talk-therapy support). It's safe to say that the majority of us DO have a lot of underlying issues, which need to be dealt for long term success. There is a lot more to it than just reaching your goal weight. I've spent a fortune on therapy. While other clinics include it in the surgery treatment. I never accounted or thought of that additional cost when going to the OCC. This is something that's completely changed my life, and given me a real opportunity to become the person I want to be. Inside and out.
  3. Lindsay


    I think you're looking for some sort of words of wisdom, that you haven't already heard. In reality, it's your husband who should be posting in this forum. Not you. You can't control what he eats, or what he does. Unfortunately, your concern alone won't be the help he requires. For me, I do the household grocery shopping, so I just don't buy what I don't want my husband to eat. I don't keep crap in the house, to avoid all temptation.
  4. It means it should be able to go through a strainer. Liquid. I would avoid potato based anything, as it can do a job on your insulin levels. You can stretch your band/new pouch out. (or whatever WLS procedure you had done)
  5. i agree .. this forum is dead. i wonder if it's an indication of how many people are visiting the OCC. Maybe it's died down a lot ...
  6. aw, thanks for the update. sigh/ hope you made a quick recovery?
  7. Your body has adapted to the caloric deficiency. That will happen after a few weeks to almost every body. You need change it up, including adding HIIT cardio and resistance training. You'll see results (&maintaining them, which is a huge problem for people in this forum) if you start working out regularly, while eating clean.
  8. are you exercising? youv'e really got to get your metabolism going, especially after rapid weight loss. diet alone is not going to keep weight loss going.
  9. I too have been resarching this ... for almost a full year now. And pretty much determined is worth the few extra $$ to stay close to home, due to follow up, which is guaranteed ... the extra expense(d) you will end up paying, should you need to return to an international doctor are ones a lot of people don't pretict or plan for. Just keep this in mind, if you're getting any kind of invasive cosmetic surgery done.
  10. How are you doing? It's been almost a month now!
  11. Ugh. That's my worst nightmare. I hope you get some advice -- I can't imagine how uncomfortable and scary this would be.
  12. September already ...

  13. really? 4 weeks recovery? I was back at the gym 5 days after my lapband ...
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