SMS

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About SMS

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday September 24

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • Interests
    writing, reading, mahjongg
  • Age
    62

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Nain
  • Hospital
    Potomac
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    240
  • Current Weight
    157
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    27
  • Surgery Date
    04/06/2011
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band
  1. You will always have temptations, but the best way to resist is to look at your new body in the mirror.
  2. I had the band this past April and have lost 60 pounds. I am very satisfied. Willpower is key, though, with any of the surgeries. I know people who have had bypass and have gained back weight. You just have to make up your mind to not eat chocolate or whatever else is your no-no.
  3. SMS

    Newbie

    Welcome! I had lapband surgery April 2011 and have lost 60 pounds so far. Six more to go until I reach my Weight Watcher goal. At first, loosing weight with the lapband was easy. I lost 20 pounds the first month! Now I am loosing slowly (4-5 pounds a month). I still want to eat, so like with any diet, willpower is key. I am a lot healthier and happier. Good luck with your surgery. It is definately worth it.
  4. I think everything you are experiencing is normal. A few days after surgery I began to feel very lightheaded. This is normal, too. I just wanted to tell you so you can expect it.
  5. I was banded in April. Starting out my bmi was similar to yours. I've lost 72 lbs with the band, but I must admit, it took a lot of will-power. You have to be in the right mental state to diet - including with the band. I finally feel restriction after my last (2nd) fill. I have 3.5 cc in my band. I still want to eat, but I don't generally feel hungry. That is a plus! Good luck on your journey. Oh, by the way, my high blood pressure is now down (116/65 w/o medication), cholesterol is 193 (without medication), and liver tests all normal!
  6. I have the same problem. My first fill was 2 cc. Nothing different. My next fill is in August.
  7. SMS

    Newbie

    Hi Diana I am 3 months post lap band (41 pounds since surgery). Another good site is www.lapbandtalk.com. We were all nervous, but the results are worth it. I've learned that all doctors are not alike. My surgeon has no bedside manner, but his nutritionists are fantastic. I've learned a lot. They send out a monthly newsletter and have several support groups and exercise groups as well. Some doctors finish the surgery and send you out on your own. I hope you have support. Sandy
  8. I had my first band fill (2 cc) on June 8. I was told to eat a liquid diet for the first day.
  9. SMS

    First fill

    Thanks for your reply. I feel much better today. The doctor added 2 cc, but I don't really feel restriction. Then again I don't know what I should be looking for.
  10. SMS

    First fill

    I had my first fill today (2 months after surgery). I am now feeling like someone punched me in the stomach. Has anyone else felt this?
  11. Yesterday I was in the supermarket, passing through the bakery section when I met a neighbor. She asked me why I was in that section of the store.
  12. I was allowed to go back to regular coffee when I left the mushie stage. I, too, miss soda - diet coke with lemon - ahhhhh - but now I enjoy peach mango crystal lite with lemon.
  13. A month after banding my doctor and I decided not to have a fill. It is 2 weeks later, and I'm sorry since I have started to get hungry between meals. I just keep drinking so I am not tempted to snack. I am scheduled for a fill in 2 weeks. Yay!
  14. I have had them, but they've gone away on their own. I don't know what actually caused them, but I attribute them to gas.
  15. It's not too late to change your mindset. Serve yourself on a small plate your exact portion. If there are no seconds, you will be eating your right amount. Good luck!