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    • Welcome to the updated BandingTogether   06/20/2015

      Welcome to a new and updated Banding Together - we have updated the site to overcome spammers and to give you a new, modern forum to use. Please provide feedback on the new site here: http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/topic/17636-feedback-on-new-site/ Also, if you're interested in applying to be a site moderator, apply here: http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/topic/17635-bandingtogether-moderators-wanted/  

Forums

    1. Introductions

      Welcome to the Banding Together Community! Please tell us a bit about yourself, so that we can all get to know each other better.

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    2. Frequently Asked Questions

      Have a question about the Lap Band process or life after Lap Banding? Check here first because we may have already answered it :)

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    3. The Bandit Lounge

      Up for a chat? Join us in the Bandit's lounge to discuss anything you want (well, within reason!)

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    4. The Photo Gallery

      A place to share your progress photos or check out others successes.

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    5. Considering a Lap Band?

      Are you thinking about getting a lap band and want to ask some advice? This is the place!

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    6. Family and Friends

      Join family members and friends to discuss how to live with someone living with a lap band

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    7. Sleeve Central

      A new forum for our friends who have had a gastric sleeve instead of a band. You're all welcome too! :)

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    1. Site Suggestions

      Have an idea to make this site better? Please let us know!

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    2. Technical Support

      Having problems and don't know where to turn. Something not working on the site or need assistance? Post here and we will help

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    1. Pre-Op Recipes

      This section is for the pre-op stage (often involving OptiFast)

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    2. Post-Op (Liquid Phase) Recipes

      This section is for liquid recipes. Viva la Straw!

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    3. Mushie Recipes

      It's time to thicken things up! This section is for the mushie stage recipes.

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    4. Normal Recipes

      Life after lapbanding. This section is for normal recipes after you have completed the surgery phases.

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  • Latest Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Laggy

      Ok today is a bit painful, I don't feel hungry, but the incision sites are sore and itchy.  I watched The Great British Bakeoff.  BIG Mistake HUGE !!!I still want food.  I just can't have it !  Hope this improves soon
    • denzel

      Folks near Kelmscott, WA, "Crazy Don"  Gillam Drive have "protein2O" 12 x 500 ml bottles for $5.95, or get 24 for $10.00  
    • Laggy

      2 Weeks to Surgery, currently on Optifast diet to get ready.
      Really struggling to not go and have a piece of cheeseHave a headacheKeep thinking i don't know enough about it all despite all the questions and reading I have done
    • Millymollymandy

      12 month sleeve anniversary - What a year!
      Today marks the 12 month anniversary of my sleeve surgery and I am finding it hard to comprehend the immense changes that have occurred in my life in such a short period of time. I'm also celebrating my decision to take that HUGE step to commit to weight loss surgery. I dithered for 12 months before committing to surgery and managed to eat my way through a truck load of rubbish food and gain an additional 10kg while I prevaricated but I did finally make the decision and I have not had a single regret. I made the decision to be a secret sleever and I have stuck to that decision. Only my family and close friends are aware that I have had WLS and even though it has been tricky at times, I am glad that I took that decision. (long story...)
      So, what changes am I celebrating?
      Starting weight: 138 kg        Weight today: 90.7kg     A loss of 47.3kg
      BMI: 46.6       Today: 30.9 (still in the obese range dammit!!!)
      Clothing size: 24 pants and 26/28 tops           Today: 14/16 pants and 16/18 tops
      Bra size: 26 G        Today: 16E
      Just as important are the changes to my health, fitness, self confidence and self worth.
       
    • Laggy

      Counting down, 3 weeks to Sleeve Day
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