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I have gained about 18 pounds over the last year. I have had some trouble with my band but most of it has been emotional eating and lack of disipline. I am back on track, day two. I am posting this here because I find when I need help this is the place to come to. Went to OCC last week and they looked at my band and said everything was perfect. I have .6 in my 4 cc band but do have the 'funnel' effect, so all is well, I just need to do my part. In the past I have had my band up to 2.5 or so, but found 2.2 was really great for losing, but I did have some symptoms. This way I have minimal restriction and have to depend on my habits and lifestyle more. My husband was banded on Oct 15. I think that will help as well as there will be better food choices in the house and less eating out. Here goes!!

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Having hubby banded will definately help! I was banded 3/18 and did great. . .at first. . .lost 35 of the 65 lbs I need to, but then summer and bad habits (beach, boat & booze!) brought it to a screeching halt. Hubby was banded 6 weeks ago and it's definately gotten me back on track!!

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This is all very encouraging. Thank you. The funnel effect is when they are watching on the screen and you drink the 'milkshake' and it form a funnel shape and then goes down through the band slowly and does not gurgle back up at all.

I did really good day before yesterday but not so good yesterday. I think I have to give up sugar completely. Check that I KNOW I have to give up sugar. It is my trigger to graze. Dr Ortiz says as long as I go back to 3 meals a day and a couple healthy snacks if I need them I will be ok.

I am off to the gymm now! Have a great day everyone!

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Thank you for reminding us that the band is not a panecea. We need to use the tool to reach our goal. I too have had some problems keeping on track. I had a mental adjustment when I returned for my 2nd fill and realized I need be active on this site.

Paul

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Ya, it is amazing how being accountable to our cyber friends can motivate us. I weighed myself today and had a loss...glad to see that! It was very motivating. Hubby is on full fluids now and the hunger has set in. He is very restless. I have noticed how self indulgent I have become when it comes to eating things that have no nutritional value. I am smarter than that so I don't understand why I continue to make the same mistakes day after day. I am really analyzing what I am eating now, that seems to help in building back up my confidence. I have never been a person who could write down everything I eat...it just makes my want more! lol.

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