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Hi there,

I just got back from a week in Indiana with my family. My cousin has lost 68 pounds doing HCG shots and looks great!! She wears a charm bracelet that she started at the beginning of her weight loss journey and puts a new charm on it everytime she looses 10 pounds. She now has a bracelet with six beautiful charms and everytime she is tempted to cheat she looks at her bracelet and it reminds her how far she has come, and reminds her of the new charm she will get when she reaches her next mini goal. I loved the idea. Before I left she bought me a bracelet and put my first charm on it. At the airport I was sooo hungry, but when I looked at my beautiful bracelet it gave the encouragement to continue on my wieght loss journey without cheating.

I ate so bad in Indy, I can't even face the scale. Tomorrow I am goint to do three days of liquids to get back on track, and I can't wait to add my second charm!

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I joined the local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) support group. The first ten pounds lost earns you the bracelet and each ten pounds thereafter earns you a charm. On my pre-op diet I have earned my bracelet and one charm. I expect when I go to the next meeting to have earned another charm. You are right it is a great motivational tool. I love the charm I have and each additional will only bring me closer to my final goal.It feels like success and that is a wonderful thing.

I would have already earned it but couldn't get to the meeting this week and next week I will be in TJ being banded. I am actually being good on vacation and making the pre-op diet work even on this trip. Mountain climbing is great exercise. I am enjoying exploring Chimney Rock and climbing on the rocks in the river.

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Hi there,

I just got back from a week in Indiana with my family. My cousin has lost 68 pounds doing HCG shots and looks great!! She wears a charm bracelet that she started at the beginning of her weight loss journey and puts a new charm on it everytime she looses 10 pounds. She now has a bracelet with six beautiful charms and everytime she is tempted to cheat she looks at her bracelet and it reminds her how far she has come, and reminds her of the new charm she will get when she reaches her next mini goal. I loved the idea. Before I left she bought me a bracelet and put my first charm on it. At the airport I was sooo hungry, but when I looked at my beautiful bracelet it gave the encouragement to continue on my wieght loss journey without cheating.

I ate so bad in Indy, I can't even face the scale. Tomorrow I am goint to do three days of liquids to get back on track, and I can't wait to add my second charm!

This is such a great idea! is the bracelet an "Italian" charm or a regular chain with charms? I guess it doesn't matter... either would work. :)

Here's to many more charms!

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This is such a great idea! is the bracelet an "Italian" charm or a regular chain with charms? I guess it doesn't matter... either would work. :)

Here's to many more charms!

It is just a regular chain with charms - but anything that motivates you will work

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Hi there,

I just got back from a week in Indiana with my family. My cousin has lost 68 pounds doing HCG shots and looks great!! She wears a charm bracelet that she started at the beginning of her weight loss journey and puts a new charm on it everytime she looses 10 pounds. She now has a bracelet with six beautiful charms and everytime she is tempted to cheat she looks at her bracelet and it reminds her how far she has come, and reminds her of the new charm she will get when she reaches her next mini goal. I loved the idea. Before I left she bought me a bracelet and put my first charm on it. At the airport I was sooo hungry, but when I looked at my beautiful bracelet it gave the encouragement to continue on my wieght loss journey without cheating.

I ate so bad in Indy, I can't even face the scale. Tomorrow I am goint to do three days of liquids to get back on track, and I can't wait to add my second charm!

What is HCG shots?

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I still have all my TOPS Charms that I saved over the years.....must have a hundred of them!

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Good news!!! I got on the scale this morning and am DOWN 1/2 pound. I was sure I had gained weight since I was staying with relatives and it was so hard to stick with the program. Our bands are really great!! It enabled me to watch my portions, and I guess my food choices were not as bad as I thought. Before being banded, I was always up 5 - 6 pounds after my visits home.

Have a great day!

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The bracelet is SUCH a good idea. I will be out to get one and 3 charms the first day after I get over the soreness and exhaustion from the flights there and back.

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Amber, you will want to do every 10 pounds. When I get to my goal weight I will have 18 or so charms on the bracelet. And hey, if the bracelet is heavy, it will remind me that I USED TO be and help me to remember to follow the lapband rules so that I won't be again. I would much rather have a heavy bracelet than a heavy me. I plan to wear my "heavy" bracelet with pride.

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