- HEALTH TRACKER
I have had my band almost two years now and have been very successful with it! You have to work at weight loss no mater which surgery you choose. Work it ! I have lost 96 pounds so far!
I am 58 years young!
I have twins that will be 40 end of April! (yes had them at age 18) and a daughter who just turned 36 who is a thyroid cancer survivor.
I have been married to the same man for 40 years now and still love him lol
I have 2 wonderful grandsons ages 6 & 2
I work at a large hotel in Providence RI (group housing/revenue)
I have two Australian Shepherds - Bella( the *****) and JOJO (see I started replacing my kids as they left with dogs! but one short still)
Love when everyone gets along on this board!
I am here lurking.. check in quite often, yes band is working just fine!
YES! Almost 2 years out and wish I had done it years ago.
I did not want my insides rerouted so the band was my choice!
its hard work but so worth it!
wow, you are an inspiration to us all! Happy Anniversary !
ok, so I went to the Dr. Tuesday and have only lost 9 pounds since October. I asked the Dr. how much more does he think I should lose.. he says 90 pounds I think your done... I said NO I AM NOT DONE!
He was very happy with my weight loss, actually over excited about it and just kept saying what a great job I have done..
BUT I WANT TO LOSE MORE...
He gave me a 1/4 of cc but really does think I am done. I went up a few pounds the last month due to the winter blues
I know I can lose more so I am meeting with my Nut. on Monday morning and get her opinion and some help on how to lose this last 10-15 pounds. I would like to do this before my 2 year anniversary July 25.
I think with the liquids and mushy the last few days I am almost back to my 96 pounds lost..or very close to it!
I am very determined to show him when I go back May 2 to be down at least 5 more pounds!
I came home from my GP Dr and told him I was going to look into weightloss surgery.
He said What? I said it is my body and I am doing it so you better get used to the idea!
I dragged him to the information seminar and all the support groups!
He came around and supported me, which I knew he would since he as stuck with me and I with him thru all my weightloss years. So he knew I was serious about doing it.
ps I lost 107 pounds on ww kept it off about 4 years. :(
wow, great story & pictures! I am banded too, and love my band and best thing I have ever done too. Aside from marring my hubby and have three great kids and 2 grandchildren! Now I can live long enough to at least see them graduate high school I hope.
sorry, I can't add any words of wisdom but I do know your in for a long medication adjustment period ahead.
My daughter had thyroid removed due to cancer and has done nothing but gain weight since. I am hoping someday maybe she too will get the band.
I wish you well and hope someone can help you with your questions.
I want to lose about 12 more pounds. Size 12 would be fine for me! I am 5ft 6" and want to get to 175. THEN.. think about another 10 pounds but.. no hurry on that. See my mind says get to 175 and see if you really want to lose another 10, or will you look sick?
My face seems to be getting smaller with every pound and I don't want to look sick. LOL
I have been doing 4-6 miles on the treadmill when last week I did 4.6 and after getting upstairs had a massive pain in the side of my head and got dizzy. I have not been on the treadmill since. I am guessing though that I just did not cool down enough. I love my miles and need a kick in the butt to get back on there so I am ready for my first 5k in March.
Since I have stopped using the treadmill I have seen the scale creep up a little bit. ugh. I can't wait for spring so I can get outside. The temperatures in RI are bone chilling lol
mrslmwalker, welcome to OH and congrats on your band!
I am 18 months out and love my band. I am down about 95 pounds and this is just what I needed.
I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life and this gives me the tool to live my life and lose weight.
As far as the those who have had issues with their bands, I feel bad for them that their tool has failed them/or they failed their band whichever it is.
I know that for my band to work and to continue to work I have to diet and exercise because they go hand in hand as with any wls !
My advise is take from this board what is helpful and leave the rest.
I enjoy the posts from Bette, Nana and Joan who lost her band but is still her for support of the band. Some who have lost their bands still give support but others OMG. I skip those.
I wish you well on this journey and hope you get the support you need here.
you have done great Bette! I know you have worked hard with diet and exercise because we all know it goes hand in hand!
I love reading your posts!
B- dunkin donuts egg and turkey sausage on whole grain flat bread (no cheese and no top on the sandwich just half the bread)
s- greek yogurt
l- surprise lunch with corporate had about a 1/2 cup of Cesar salad.
d- weigh****cher meal I supposed to have at lunch turkey and stuffing and extra green beans.
s- fiber one brownie
no exercise tonight, bought Zicam on way home I feel a tickle in my throat and know I am getting sick, I pray not.. no sick or vacation time to use
July 25 2011 surgery date: 1st picture was June before surgery 2nd picture a month or so ago.
I am down 95 pounds! Now I hope to be alive to see him graduate high school at least!
Jean I hope you succeed converting your book!
B- Greek yogurt, small banana, 1/4 bare naked granola
l- small salad, lettuce,tomato, cucumber with 2 oz ham ,light dressing
mid day snack : fiber one brownie
d- 2 oz of ham, 1/2 cup homemade scallop potato, 1/2 green beans
snack: skinny cow ice cream , small bag of baked chips.
no exercise tonight went to Band support group instead.
b- packet of weight control oatmeal, small banana
l- ww meal rice and beans ( I don't eat that often but was in the mood for a snack type lunch too much sodium) with 23 pop chips
D 2 oz ham, 1/2c homemade scalloped potato, 1/2c spinach
s- skinny cow ice cream sandwich
s later 1c special k cereal with 1/2c milk
exercise 5 miles on treadmill for 78 minutes.
My knees woke me up this morning from the trampoline jumping, next time I will take Tylenol lol
I love my band and I am almost 2 years out! I am down 95 pounds and still working my band by the rules!
More positive posts would be nice on this board.
Yes it is an indoor park, operated by the former Patriot player Ty Law! It was the most fun I had in years!
yes keep the post going. I don't post often but do read the postings for ideas.
I will post my food later today when It has been decided on. :)
I am going to the new Trampoline park today for the first time to "jump"!
Great post! You send the best message of support to those who are lurking to find out more information about the band.
I too wonder why I never even thought of WLS. I broke into tears when my Doctor suggested I look into it, I started the "checking into it the very next day and had my surgery July 25 2011. I am down about 94 pounds and getting close to my first goal of 175 but most likely will lose another 10 by the end of 2013!
I hope your story helps those in need of the extra push to follow thru with their dreams of a healthy new body too!
b- oatmeal, mini box of raisins and 3 inch banana
l- 100 calorie almonds
d- 3 oz chicken, homemade fried potatoes and 1/2 cup chicken soup which was very good over the potatoes and chicken.
s- 100 calorie greek yogurt and 1/4c granola
no exercise today. Tomorrow will do 5 miles.
** lots of stress this week, my hotel has been sold and new company rolls out benefits, take over is 12/29!
I am on property system expert part revenue manager, lots of stress for me this week! ugh.
You may need a little taken out! Don't wait if you still have issues have some fluid removed.
It usually takes my fills a few days before I notice a different. I am almost at my sweet spot.. just another small fill I will be good I think.
Sorry Granny.. now I feel bad for my *****ing. I love my husband and would die if I lost him . Hope all goes well and maybe some meds will help him.
if they don't fix this fiscal cliff thing we all maybe poorer than we are..ugh.
Hotel biz is down even more for this time of year, companies are not booking.
b- greek yogurt with granola and banana
l-small salad 1T light dresing, 1 boiled egg with light mayo, 1/2 c cottage cheese
d- 4oz chicken breast 1 cup mixed potato celery (crock pot chicken with potato celery with bullion)
s- not sure depends on if hubby makes me mad on what I eat. I want to start a new thread "what do you REALLY want to eat today lol
exercise- 5 miles at least on treadmill or outside running away from my husband!
OH MAN DO I NEED TO *****~
1st gripe is my hotel has been sold and managers are fleeing like we have a fire! No one is selling ..god damn it I work for a hotel not a company is my motto!
2nd is dear husband stop picking fights with me at this time. 2 fights with in 3 days is too much. (we put lights on our Christmas tree that were all blue that were used outside last year. I liked it and it was nice to be different this year.. I went outside and said that the lights outside looked sad... what does he do while I am work .. takes them off the tree when it was decorates and puts them outside. DAMN IT I liked them on the tree. I told him why didn't you ask me first.. then he flipped out and told me my stress at work is making me a ***** no he is making me a *****!
OH the first fight was about my fat clothes ...that I still have kept and are taking up space lol- he said he was going to throw all my clothes away!
(god hope he does not come on this site while I am at work since I am logged in at home)
Question of the day.. will we make it to our 40th wedding Anniversary on December 31?
ugh. thanks Bette for the forum to *****!