Zingythingy

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About Zingythingy

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 07/28/1976

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Ireland
  • Interests
    Love dogs, music, cooking, dancing
  • Age
    37

Information

  • Surgeon
    Mr super
  • Hospital
    Hospital group
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-01
  • Start Weight
    350
  • Current Weight
    297
  • Goal Weight
    178
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    37.8
  • Surgery Date
    07/03/2013
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band

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  1. Don't panic just yet,,, I was feeling exactly the same after my first fill. My wl was totally down to diet and determination.. Booked my second fill last wed..omg what a difference.. Went from 6 cc to 8 cc. No hunger at all. Drinking is harder..no more gulping only sips... I was losing heart now I'm really happy.. Xoxo
  2. My only little bit of advice would be start cutting down on rubbish (fizzy, crisps, sweets, biscuits cake) etc a couple of weeks before that date..it will make the transition easier... Excited for you in october...
  3. Hi there, I don't dispute the opinions of the other people on here but I love my band..it saved my life. I've lost 70llb since june 21st this year. I've gone from size 30 and being unable to wash myself properly to a size 22 and exercising now only walking, cycling swimming.. It is hard..you do have to try and make choices but it gets easier as you go along. I did my pre op diet for a month rather than 2 weeks, killed my fizzy drink addiction, huge portions, sweets crisps and cakes. I breezed through my op. I was home 12 hours later trotting about the shops..they do work for some people. I couldn't be happier now. But its an individual thing. You can message me here any time to chat more..good luck with your decision..
  4. Hi there, don't panic you'll find more than enough support on here..my family are supportive but they live in the uk and I live in ireland. My on off bf is useless...he's a total feeder...but I found this site you can talk about anything...I talked about how sweaty I've been since my op...lol you do need to weigh up the risks of surgery against the risk if not... I had no health complaints yet but had to be washed and have help in loads of other ways... If I hadn't of had my band I would of died prematurely no doubt.. Follow your own heart..you have to live your own life.. Always here to chat.. frances
  5. I'm so happy and excited for you..I'm a bander too. I had mine july 3rd... Are you doing a pre op diet?
  6. Hi there, I'm quite new to this site and I have a band... I did think it was going to be my miracle cure and weight was going to fall off me as fast as bypass patients...not so. It is working I lose 1-2 kg a week sometimes a bit more but it really takes effort and dedication. I'm tall and was 350llb when I started. Now 8 weeks on I weigh 280. But a huge chunk of that was pre op vlc diet,, since my op I've only had one band fill from 1•5 cc to 6 cc. My band is a 14 cc one. I feel no restriction at all at the moment. My next fill is wed am hopefully a wopper and I'll start feeling it... I can't eat alot of things I used too..mainly bread, rice, cheese, carbonated drinks, fried food makes me feel nauseous and although I can still eat a fair bit, its nothing like the portion sizes I used to consume.. I love my band..its saving my life. Without it I would have just gained more weight been sadder and existed not lived... The hardest thing for me is if your head hungry, I am sometimes, you can cheat your band.. Chocolate, crisps, icecream, milkshakes etc....but your only cheating yourself in the end..whatever you choose good luck. I didn't choose a bypass as I'm scared of losing my hair, and I have a condition that affects my bodies ability to absorb certain vitamins... Good luck
  7. Hi there, I'm quite new to this site and I have a band... I did think it was going to be my miracle cure and weight was going to fall off me as fast as bypass patients...not so. It is working I lose 1-2 kg a week sometimes a bit more but it really takes effort and dedication. I'm tall and was 350llb when I started. Now 8 weeks on I weigh 280. But a huge chunk of that was pre op vlc diet,, since my op I've only had one band fill from 1•5 cc to 6 cc. My band is a 14 cc one. I feel no restriction at all at the moment. My next fill is wed am hopefully a wopper and I'll start feeling it... I can't eat alot of things I used too..mainly bread,
  8. Hi there, I'm quite new to this site and I have a band... I did think it was going to be my miracle cure and weight was going to fall off me as fast as bypass patients...not so. It is working I lose 1-2 kg a week sometimes a bit more but it really takes effort and dedication. I'm tall and was 350llb when I started. Now 8 weeks on I weigh 280. But a huge chunk of that was pre op vlc diet,, since my op I've only had one band fill from 1•5 cc to 6 cc. My band is a 14 cc one. I feel no restriction at all at the moment. My next fill is wed am hopefully a wopper and I'll start feeling it... I can't eat alot of things I used too..mainly bread, rice, cheese carbonated anything or huge portions
  9. I feel kinda awkward asking but does anyone else suffer from being really sweaty (I wasn't before surgery) and being unable to sleep. I had my band on july 3rd and since then I sweat constantly more so at night... And I can't sleep. I used to sleep constantly..now I'm lucky to sleep at all?? Am I too young at 37 for the menopause? Something else hormonal?? Any ideas
  10. Hi there my first fill although was quite big 1•5 ml up to 6 mls (I have a 14 ml band) didn't give much if any restriction...felt very flat. Trying to stick to the diet was so hard. Had a brief hiccup. My next fill is next wed and I'm really encouraged to read that its made a difference to you... I'm trying to exercise too it seems to be aiding my wl. Keep up the great work. I have alot farther to go but I'll get there.
  11. Hi I'm new to this site and new to my band and both physically and emotionally starving. I had my op on july 3rd.. Thought it was amazing couldn't eat at all (that was swelling) now even though I've had a fill 4.5 mls and I had 1.5 in from surgery (my band is 14 ml) I'm starving.. I'm eating healthier options food and exercising more but weight loss is minimal.... Feeling really deflated,, cost alot of money and no ones expectations are being met..
  12. Hi there don't be so hard on yourself your so not alone...I was banded at the beginning of july..I was on clear liquids for 2 weeks..ugh ..after about ten days I was so sick if them I ate cheese and broccoli soup..then mashed potato with loads of gravy so it was sloppy... The reason you might not feel as full could be your swelling subsiding...mine took a while to go I bruise very easily,, but boy once it did I was starving... Also you'll be surprised when you move onto mushy food you will feel more full...it doesnt slip down so easily... I'm just onto normal eating now...hallelujah...however can only eat a tiny fraction of what I could and what I expected... You'll be fine.... It just takes some adjusting... None of us got fat overnight... We won't get thin that way either... Habits are hard to change/break. I dream about chips cheese and curry sauce my favourite thing.. It takes time. Frances
  13. Thanks for the kind message..your probably right confidence is an attractive quality.. I've spent so long avoiding eye contact (mostly so I didn't have to see people stare) or the occasional look of sympathy or heaven forbid see my reflection I forgot walking along smiling feeling happy attracts positive things.. Its funny I'm finding changing/fixing my stomach far easier than my head....
  14. I can't help you personally but there is a section/forum on insurance and finance..you may find help there. Good luck
  15. Its such a relief to know I'm not the only person that feels like this... I was very thin until had twins at 19..I still didn't feel attractive though..don't know why just didn't. Too tall, not classic beauty... Suffered two major bereavements that sent my life into a total nose dive. Medication numbed me so much I had no interest in anything but food... The weight kept piling on so I spent less and less time around people. I have no idea how I'm going to get back to being social, not just the person people stare and whisper about. The thing I find most sad is that I'm the same person why does being thin/thinner make you more worthy...