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Hi Lovely People!

I was banded Feb 2008.

I have had some struggles over the last 16 months. I ended up getting pretty much a total unfill for about 6 months because I could not even swallow my own saliva - I would contantly vomit from it.

About 6 weeks ago I finally decided it would be time to try and get a fill again. I'm now with 1.4 cc's in a 4cc band. I've lost about 10 lbs since, and am pretty happy with it. I am back to working out at least 4 days a week and I now wear a Body Bugg to help keep track of my calorie intake/calories burned. It's pretty exicting.

Over the last 10 days, I'm at a standstill and it's frusterating. I have not lost any weight in the last 10 days - and I've really cut back my calories and watching what I'm eating.

I need a ltitle refresher, I think about how many calories I should be eating at day.

I also would love some words of encouragement and for others to share how you are doing.

Thanks!

Peace,

Maggie

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Hey Maggie!

I just read a few posts on another lapband forum where folks are trying to "mix it up" a liitle bit to try to beat a plateau. It seems like the plan is go over 1200 calories a day on Mon, Wed, Fri (to like 1500-1800), and on Tues and Thurs severely limit calories to like 500 or so. Weekends are back to 1200. I'll keep you posted if they update their progress. I think I might try to do this. You have done great so far. Isn't the bodybugg cool? I love the food log--easy easy easy. Good luck to you!!

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Hi Lovely People!

I was banded Feb 2007.

I have had some struggles over the last 16 months. I ended up getting pretty much a total unfill for about 6 months because I could not even swallow my own saliva - I would contantly vomit from it.

About 6 weeks ago I finally decided it would be time to try and get a fill again. I'm now with 1.4 cc's in a 4cc band. I've lost about 10 lbs since, and am pretty happy with it. I am back to working out at least 4 days a week and I now wear a Body Bugg to help keep track of my calorie intake/calories burned. It's pretty exicting.

Over the last 10 days, I'm at a standstill and it's frusterating. I have not lost any weight in the last 10 days - and I've really cut back my calories and watching what I'm eating.

I need a ltitle refresher, I think about how many calories I should be eating at day.

I also would love some words of encouragement and for others to share how you are doing.

Thanks!

Peace,

Maggie

I don't have much for suggestions, but wanted to say glad to have you back on the bandwagon!

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Maggie, What an inspiration you are. You haven't given up even though you have definitely had some problems. You do show us that there isn't an excuse to totally quit. I imagine it was hard to get back on the program.

I do find that the days that I don't drink the water are some of the days that I don't lose, and also when I soft food. Soft foods go down so easy I also don't get full very fast.

Glad you are back. You now have a totally new topic to share about your struggles and how it made you feel to be off the program and now back.

Anne

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Maggie,

That is great that you are trying to get back on track, it is hard for me sometimes to stay on track. I have never been a "sweet" eater but since being banded...WOW I have to drive around ice creams places...lol I think I could eat Ice Cream everyday and that is SO weird to me. I have NEVER been an ice cream eater...anyway...I try to not go over 1200 calories a day. I do mix it up. One day I try to eat close to 1200 and the next I will only try to eat 800. This of course does not happen everyday, If I do eat high calorie, I do eat low the next day. I have also heard that it is good to eat carbs early in the morning, so I have been eating Oatmeal (kinda liquidy) for breakfast and then protein bar for morning snack. This seems to have kick started me, I was at a stand still for about 3 weeks. It is so weird, what works for me, will not work for someone else.........I think you just have to try things out. I have went from 1200 calories everyday for a week and nothing, to 1000 caloires so on and so on. The "mixing up" seems to work the best.

Good Luck to you!~

Carrie

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Thanks for all the kinds words, ladies!

I mistyped - I was banded in 2008 not 2007. I've corrected on the original post.

Anyway, I've lost a few lbs over the last 2 weeks, and while it's not much, it's something in the right direction!

I'm taking hikes, working out at the gym and eating less.

Can somone remind me - I forget how many calories we are supposed to be eating. I know we are to eat less than someone without a band, but I can't remember how much less.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just another update -

I'm doing so great - this past week I lost 4lbs! I've been consistantly loosing 2lbs a week, but this week it's 4lbs!! I'm so excited! I am going to reach my goal - and see how I feel there. Perhaps I'll decide I need to loose 10lbs more, who knows. No matter what, I know I am getting much healthier, and every week I have just a bit more confidence in myself - knowing that I CAN do this and I AM doing this! I've now lost 18lbs since the middle of June when I got my fill.

I'm heading out in a bit for our Sunday morning Family Hike! I'm so excited for it!!

Peace,

Maggie

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Just another update -

I'm doing so great - this past week I lost 4lbs! I've been consistantly loosing 2lbs a week, but this week it's 4lbs!! I'm so excited! I am going to reach my goal - and see how I feel there. Perhaps I'll decide I need to loose 10lbs more, who knows. No matter what, I know I am getting much healthier, and every week I have just a bit more confidence in myself - knowing that I CAN do this and I AM doing this! I've now lost 18lbs since the middle of June when I got my fill.

I'm heading out in a bit for our Sunday morning Family Hike! I'm so excited for it!!

Peace,

Maggie

Go Maggie!!!

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  • 1 month later...

Thanks ladies! I am down a few more lbs. Not much, but down, and I'll take it!

I've started Rowing at the gym, and it's fun - great workout, and fun to mix it up. I'm going to take a Zumba class next week, too!

how's everyone else doing?

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