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  1. Rosemary

    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    I weighed myself today. Before wls I was 81.4kg today I am 69kg. Now to set myself another goal.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Went out to lunch with friends and was so comfortable. I ordered a chicken salad and ate 1/2 a cup of my meal. Got the rest put in a container and took it home. No stuck moments. I just had to remind myself to eat slowly.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    I have had a week of firsts and it has boosted my confidence. I bought a top that was a medium size. I used to be a large or extra large. Have started to be in front of the camera and not behind it. My family and I went to MacDonalds for dinner and I ate nothing! I also put 2 photos side one taken 8 months ago and one yesterday and I can finally see the difference. Having this band put in was the best decision I have ever made.
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    6 months post op - 41kgs down

    Congratulations Meg. You look fabulous. People are under the impression that the lapband is an easy way of losing weight. They don't realize it takes lots of hard work and dedication to keep going. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    I gave myself a goal when I was banded and that was to lose 10kgs by 13th March. Today I achieved it. So happy! Never did I ever expect to reach it and it wouldn't have happened without the band. So now I have set myself another goal 10kgs by June.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Went for my 3rd fill today. Only put .5ml in but can feel a huge difference. Have lost almost 10kgs and very happy with that. I am now fitting into clothes that I couldn't fit into 3 years ago. Best part people are finally noticing.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    It is now 6 weeks post op. Have lost 7.8kgs. Very happy with that. Only just getting used to easting slowly. For the first time in years was happy to be in front of the camera and not behind it. Had my first dinner out with friends. I ordered entree size. Palmed our 3/4 to my friends telling them to try it because the food tastes so good and left less than a cup of food on my plate. Had my first fill. That was a bit strange. Had to work out what I can and cannot eat again. So happy I have had the band put in.
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    "All of Me" available now to view

    I rented it from itunes. Was very insightful. It just reinforced that those of us with weight problems will never be able to eat what we want band or no band. Ozchick I thought the same as you. All of those women except for one had the the wrong attitude.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Have lost 5.6kgs since 4th Jan. Really happy with that. Went out to lunch today (the portion they served I could divide it and have 4 dinners) and forgot to chew my food properly. I started to feel uncomfortable and sat there wishing I hope this is not my first stuck moment. So I stopped eating (I hadn't eaten 1/3 of cup of food) and asked the waiter to put it in a takeaway container and took it home. I felt really proud of myself because I would have normally ploughed through the whole thing. The upside I have 3 meals ready in the fridge waiting for me when I get home from work. Have started exercising and basically back to normal. I saw Helen Bauzon and her advice is to eat 1 cup of food at meal times and you are less likely to snack. Although Helen didn't say this but I have a couple of mantras in my head and I repeat them all the time. If I am out and I am tempted to snack I ask myself "Do I really need it?????" and ten times out of ten I don't. The other one is "Sugar is your enemy!" The band has helped me cut sugar out of my diet completely.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Hi Newme1 Glad you are going well. Keep up the good work. I am seeing Helen Bauzon on Wednesday. Like you, knock wood, I have not had any stuck moments and vomiting but then again have done everything the doctor said to do. I have bought small cutlery for work and have used small cutlery at home. I am glad I have my timer. Sometimes what feels like 1min between mouthfuls is actually 30 seconds. The one thing Helen stressed was to wait one minute between bites. I find with the lapband I think about my food choices a lot more carefully. Before I went out today I prepared my meal so that it was ready when I came home. There so much food around and I wasn't even tempted to buy anything. Also people ask questions about how much time they need off work. For me it was 2 weeks to feel completely back to my old self again. Keep me posted with your progress. Regards.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Today is 11 days post op. I have lost 4.2kgs. It hasn't been easy. In the first week I thought I would never feel normal again and wondered what the hell did I do. But that has all passed. Feeling great. Feels so good feel comfortable in my own clothes again. My first mushie day was the best day ever. After a week on clear foods it felt really good to have real food at meal times. The hardest part is remembering to chew your food properly and wait for 1 minute before the next mouthful. I have been a food shovelor for many years and it is a hard habit to break. So I downloaded a timer on my phone and use that once I swallow my food. Still finding it hard to finish a 1/4 cup of food but I don't mind I can see results. Still a long way to go but I know I can do it.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    What is a good mushie breakfast for day 1 of mushies?
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Hi Newme1 Glad you aren't having any issues as well. I once read somewhere that if you follow the 8 Golden Rules you will be fine. I am on mushies as of Monday. Who is your dietician?
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Went in yesterday and for me the anesthetic was worse than the procedure. Have been drinking water and optifast. Happy to say I didn't need any painkillers at all. Have been up and about already. So happy to start my new journey.
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    tthank you NEWME1
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    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    After 12 months of waiting I am going in on Monday. I am nervous and excited
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    Itermediate patient anyone?

    I had to wait 12 months for my private health insurance to kick in. In the beginning it is easier to cope because it is so far away and life goes on and you focus on other things. It also gave me time to research the good and the bad parts of the procedure and prepare myself mentally as wel. For me the last few months were the ones that were the hardest. I began wishing my life away and counting the days. I am now going in on Monday to have my band and these last few days are the longest. But I am glad I waited.
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    New lease on life

    Well done on your weight loss. What an achievement. And it really good to see that you acknowledged the hard work you put in to get your results and that the band is there to remind you of what you can eat or not eat. I am going in on Monday and I cannot wait to start my journey.
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    september and october 2015 bandits

    WELL DONE!!!!!!! I have been doing zumba for cardio and power barre for strength (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG2h8G8p5Wc&list=RDXzgc-h5ObhA&index=3 here is a link to show you a typical workout). The barre class is an over all body workout. I have been doing this for from the day booked in for my procedure which was in March this year. I am not stressing that I haven't lost weight (although I have toned up in certain places) I just want to be as fit as I can be before I go in. Once again you look amazing and what an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
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    september and october 2015 bandits

    What sort of exercises are doing at the gym and who long did you wait before you started your fitness regime?
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    september and october 2015 bandits

    You look great Meg! Keep up the good work. If you are in the right frame of mind it is half the battle. How long did it take you to loose 23 kgs?
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