Weight Gain After Lap Band....

on 7/24/09 3:07 pm - Fredericton, Canada
Has anyone ever heard tell of 'gaining the weight back' after lap band surgery? 
Krista C.
on 7/24/09 7:22 pm - Quispamsis, Canada
I can only share my own experience but it can certainly happen. Last year at this time I was 150 lbs (goal). From then until May, I gained 26 lbs back (of the 120 I had lost). This was no fault of the band -- it was me eating candy, chocolate, cake more often than on a "treat" basis. It can certainly be done - but it has to be on the effort of the banded person (in MY opinion) to do so.

If you follow a healthy "diet" (and for me, again personally only, that means about 1600 calories), exercise on a consistent basis and have "treats" only as "treats" and not as a daily part of life, you will keep the weight off.

I have about 16 lbs now to get back to goal.


on 7/25/09 9:07 am - New Maryland, Canada
You certainly gain weight with the band. Statistically the band is 80%  sucessful. It is only a tool, you still have to do the work by making good choices and following the band rules.


on 7/27/09 5:37 am - saint john, Canada
Yes, you can regain the weight after any of the weight loss surgeries. There are people on here who personally know someone who has had a particular surgery and has regained all of their lost weight. Wls is not a magic cure, it is a tool and only that. The goal is for you to aquire better eating habits while it is all new so when you can regain the weight, you don't.
Higest weight       305 
weight surgery day  Feb 12 2009    251
Current weight     174    
First goal         199   Onederland ( Reached goal Aug 8 @ 198lbs)
Second goal   193    Century Club  ( Reached on Aug 30 2009 )
Third  goal      180 pounds  ( Reached on Nov.23 2009 ) (my personal goal)
Final goal      170 pounds  ( reached Jan 5 2011) ( only stayed that weight breifly)

I'm still maggie from the grove

maggielsmallcard.gif picture by lynnca1972     I LOVE MY RNY !!!

2 years down, a lifetime to go!!!!

on 8/5/09 1:47 pm - Fredericton, Canada
on 8/5/09 1:49 pm - Fredericton, Canada
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