I am still here from back in the day. I view the message boards infrequently as I have found certain aspects of the site to have changed and are not quite as user friendly.
I miss the support and fun we used to have in the early 2000's. My surgerversary was 12/23/04. Any old school folks still online?
I didn't really see results until I was 8 weeks out. You will have lots of water retention and build up from your surgery still in your body. I looked bloated and people kept asking when I was going to look like I was losing. I think your weight loss and freedom from diabetes meds is great!
on 1/9/17 6:18 pm
Wow Lia, your results are inspiring, congratulations!! WOW!! You look fantastic!
I'm also in MD, can I ask the name of your tummy tuck Dr.? I'm 8 years out and pretty ready to get my tummy done.
on 1/8/17 6:15 pm
Hey, Thanks for that reminder- it is doable.. I had my greatest success with a food and activity journal tracking: a low carb/high protein diet, and lots of water & excercise.
I'm 8 yrs out and I started regaining after my knees gave out 5 years ago. My knees are still jacked up, but I'm trying to get off the excess weight. I recently started going to a Cognative Behavior group & I joined the local gym; I just love Zumba and yoga.
"Back to Basics"- love it. Thanks, and keep pressing forward.
Lap Band: 12/2009
310: Beginning weight
190: Lowest weight
245: Highest regain weight
175: Goal- (and lower body lift will be non-scale reward)
215: Current weight
on 1/6/17 12:55 pm
I have been going back and forth to the hospital for the past year or so. Due to severe stomach pain as well as severe nausea and vomiting. No diagnose was made. So finally i had an endoscopy. And they now say i have 2 peptic ulcers and gastritis.
I have lost 45 lbs since mayb feb. I have.no appetite. This is awful.
Has anyone on the board had this problem?
Sorry you're going through this. Which procedure did you have?
on 12/29/16 11:28 pm
I am new to the site but I see you are also in Georgia. Have you been able to keep your weight off .. Also, did you go to a dr. In GA?