Checking in. I had my lap band put in almost 12 years ago. Not really using it, but it is still in

John T.
on 6/21/19 7:46 am - Highlands Ranch, CO
Hello Everyone, I haven't been on this site in years, but I thought I would check in to let you know how it's going. I had my band put in 8/29/07 where I was 360 lbs top and 346 when I had my surgury. With my band, I went down all the way to 185. Over the I course of years, I had some problems with the band where I was having issues with it. Eventually, I stopped refilling the band. I haven't had a refill in over 6 years. I worked my way up on weight all the way to 265 pounds. I found that i could always work around the band and even though I still can't eat bread without issues, I could still easily eat cookies and things that are soft. On December 2017, I decided enough is enough and eventually went on a keto diet and also incorporated intermittent fasting. I now only have a 4 hour window from 3 pm to 8pm where I feed. The rest of the time I fast. From December 2017 to current I have lost 82 pounds without the help of the band. I feel great and plan on getting to my 170 goal which is close :)

John T banded 8/29/07 high/surgury/current/goal = 360/346/183/170

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

StacyStl
on 6/26/19 8:47 am

Hi John. I'm in a similar situation. My band is still in from 2014 but I don't really use it. It got me down from 265 to 220 but since so I had most of the fluid let out a year ago, my weight is creeping back up again.

I have been been thinking of saving up for a revision but am intrigued by your success with intermittent fasting. Can you recommend any resources that you used?

John T.
on 7/14/19 4:13 pm - Highlands Ranch, CO

I started watching a lot of youtube videos like Dr Berg, Siim Land, Dr Pompa, Dr Mindy Pelz. I am now in a facebook group called "Resetters" lead by Dr Mindy Pelz. I'ts a great group!

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

John T.
on 7/14/19 4:30 pm - Highlands Ranch, CO

I started watching a lot of youtube videos like Dr Berg, Siim Land, Dr Pompa, Dr Mindy Pelz. I am now in a facebook group called "Resetters" lead by Dr Mindy Pelz. I'ts a great group!

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

Lizard1004
on 7/18/19 9:50 am

Hi

I had my band put in 2008 and hear some horror stories and get nervous from time to time but never had real issues. I haven't been on for years as well.I have lost 71lbs with the lap band and back at it I'm trying hard now in the gym everyday and eating healthy. I am trying Keto/IF as well just started and hoping for similar success. Do you count calories? or just eat 4 hour windows a couple of meals ?

thanks for sharing

Elizabeth

John T.
on 7/18/19 11:51 am - Highlands Ranch, CO

I am pretty agressive where I only have two keto meals within a 4 hour window. High fat, medium protein an vegetables. I do not count calories any more.

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

Lapband03
on 7/27/19 5:37 am

Me too. Mine was placed in 03. I unfilled so long ago I don't remember why

cherreal
on 7/27/19 9:22 am

I had my band 14 yes. Unfilled about a year. Gained 10 pounds from goal. Lower carb high protein helps me. My skinny husband does the fasting. He was 200 at his highest and is 159 today. Do what works and great job!

Dorianamiele123
on 8/15/19 11:15 am

Hello , I have had nothing but problems with my lap band . I've had it since 2006.

I am scheduled to have it removed October . I have not eaten a good meal in years without the food getting stuck . I have no restriction in the bad at all . Just had a gastroscopy to see if I could remove it and it can be done .

I have hiccups all day long and I think I it's the band and now the heart burn is so bad GERD!!!!!

Good luck and congratulations on your weight loss . I am also following a keto / low carb life style .

Doriana

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