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Most of the posting I have read are from individuals under the age of 50. In fact most seem to be in their 30s. I am 55 and am wondering the success of people in my age range or older who had the band. Is there any hope?

LCW

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I too am 46. I think personally I know I have to work much harder it seems than when I lost weight when I was younger. Well maybe working harder isn't just it it's that it just takes longer, plain and simple. I am not anywhere near as active as I used to be for one thing but also the hormones play a role. Yes it can be done but plan on using alot of patience as part of the ingredient.

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Hi I'm 47 and went through menopause at 35 and thats when things got weird, lots and lots of back fat and huge arms!!! And even now that I'm losing I still have lots of back fat and big huge arms, I need to work out more with weights. Also I was always a yo-yo dieter and by this point I would have started to gain it back and I think that is where the band has helped out, I know now I will keep it off.

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I'm 49 and had my surgery in March. I have lost almost 30 pounds so far. I have been on a plaueau for the last 3 to 4 weeks and I will be going for my 2nd fill on Wednesday. I do not exercise like I should so I consider my weight loss to be pretty good considering my age and my activity level. I was never "thin" but after I had my children late (two sons at age 38/40) and went through menopause, I kept gaining and it just got harder and harder to lose weight and keep it off. I agree with everyone else who says, "it will take longer but we will get it done."

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I'm 50, I had a complete hysterectomy 2 years ago and I've found that I don't lose weight like I did when I was 21, it's the same as in my 30's.

I always start off fast and slow down after the first 20 pounds.

The biggest difference between then and now is that I have no doubt in my mind that this time it will come off and stay off. I'm not so much in a hurry to take it all off fast because I know it's coming off.

I love my band!

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I am 45 and credit most of my weight loss to-date to protein. I have been losing the recommend 2-3 weekly and so far I have been doing okay, slow and steady is good for me, I am willing to do it for however long it takes...and then I'm gonna get a tummy tuck!! LOL!!

I do think age plays a factor in weight loss and also if you are heavier to start, the weight may come off faster at first.

Best of Luck!!

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement I am really trying to get all the $$ and time together to see Dr. Ortiz. I have been trying to getinto a program here in Alberta for 5 years. This seems like it just might be the real thing. Congrats. to all you who are doing so well and sticking with it. Hopefully I'll be there soon.

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Most of the posting I have read are from individuals under the age of 50. In fact most seem to be in their 30s. I am 55 and am wondering the success of people in my age range or older who had the band. Is there any hope?

LCW

I was almost 54 when I was banded and I don't regret anything. I just wish I would have done it 7 years ago when I first looked into banding. Back then it wasn't FDA approved here in the states yet.

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