Restart 10/13/2013

on 10/13/13 1:49 am, edited 10/13/13 2:23 am - sterling, CO

I was banded back in 2005 , lost weight and regain all plus some back.... Today is a new day... My first goal is to get to 299 Lbs on or before Jan 01, 2014.. Current weight as today 330 lbs...

I need to start working out so my goal today is to get in at least 1/2 mile in.....


I need to work on my menu- I posted asking what people are eating and have received some response- ( thanks )... So if u have a menu that is pretty simple send it my way. I am not a cook but I can do simple things...

I work 8X5 so lunch needs to be pretty simple because most of the time its a working lunch behind a desk....


Yes I need to plan a visit to the Drs office.. I still have restriction but its not the same.

Start weight:339 Lbs   (Sept 07, 05)
Band date/weight= Dec 13, 05/ 320 lbs
Lowest weight after surgery:  Apil-14-06-261.2 lbs


Kate -True Brit
on 10/13/13 2:18 am - UK

Good luck.   My losing phases diet is fairly simple.  Plain meat, grilled or pan-fried; more often fish.  Fresh vegetables. Small amount of something like potato or rice.   Snacks are nuts, fruit. If I am hungry I have an extra meal of something like fish. 

I cut nothing out if my diet completely be don't eat much sugar in or on things. I choose brown bread in preference to white. 

Highest 290, Banded - 248   Lowest 139 (too thin!). Comfort zone 155-165.

Happily banded since May 2006.  Regain of 28lbs 2013-14.  ALL GONE!

But some has returned! Up to 175, argh! Off we go again,


on 10/15/13 1:16 pm - KY
on 10/13/13 3:52 am - Vancouver, WA

I do pretty much the same as Kate except I watch my carbs more closely because I seem to be very sensitive to them. So I would skip anything like potato (unless it's a sweet potato), bread, rice or any kind of pasta. Otherwise I eat pretty much the same as she does.

on 10/13/13 4:03 am

I am at a restart point today too!  Your message really motivated me.  I was banded back in 09.  Lost 107, have gained back all but about 40.  So disapointed in myself, yet I know that emotion is doing me no good.  I am ready to eat clean, at least 85-90% of the time, like I will the rest of my life.

I tried to PM you but it didn't allow me to type a message ??? If you would like to keep in touch and motivate each other I would like that.  Maybe if you message me I will be able to respond.

Good luck on the restart!  We can do this!

on 10/13/13 5:31 am - sterling, CO

vlp1968     I sent you an e-mail


I plan to do a 1/2 mile walk today- That is my goal for today.....

Start weight:339 Lbs   (Sept 07, 05)
Band date/weight= Dec 13, 05/ 320 lbs
Lowest weight after surgery:  Apil-14-06-261.2 lbs


on 10/13/13 8:37 am

Thanks for your message.  I sent you one to your private email you gave me.  Have a good night!

on 10/14/13 12:12 am - sterling, CO

Thanks for your response.... Please keep them coming.



Start weight:339 Lbs   (Sept 07, 05)
Band date/weight= Dec 13, 05/ 320 lbs
Lowest weight after surgery:  Apil-14-06-261.2 lbs


on 10/14/13 3:09 am - Jacksonville, FL

Hi Joey,

Wishing you success!!! You can do it. Where your greatest desire is, that is where your focus and efforts will be. 1 day at a time. 1 meal at a time. Planning will help. I am just now getting back to it too and I did pretty well last week and the weekend wasn't perfect but I did ok. Better than usual. MUCH better than usual, I stuck to my plan but had some alcohol which I know will slow it down, and some fried pickle chips. That was the worst... but back on track today and I may even do another liquid day to kind of make up for it.

Hope you have a great day!!!


***I was at 27 pounds lost on the day of surgery -- the loss shown on ticker includes my pre-op weight loss***
on 10/14/13 1:14 pm - Davison, MI

Good Luck with your restart!

BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13! Five years out and trying to get that last 15 pounds back off.

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