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    Highest weight:117
    01/01/12 - Starting weight:113.7
    04/02/12 - First appt with surgeon: 111.6 (-2.1)
    02/04/12 - Day of surgery 106.0 (-5.6/-7.7)
    15/04/12 - post op appt 99.0 (-7.0/-14.7)
    03/05/12 - first fill from 0.5 to 3ml 98.9 (-0.1/-14.8)
    24/05/12 - second fill from 3ml to 4ml 96.8 (-2.1/-16.9)
    06/06/12 - 3rd fill from 4ml to 5ml 98.3 (+1.5/-15.4)
    27/06/12 - 4th fill from 5ml to 5.5ml 94.5 (-3.8/-19.2)
    18/07/12 - 5th fill from 5.5 to 5.75ml 93.2 (-1.3/-20.5

    Oops I forgot about this.

    02/05/14 - 63kgs
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status
    100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. Its just me!

    Banded 4 yrs and heavier now.

    Yep, sometimes it is a bit easier to know you're not the only one. A sleeve just isn't an option for me financially, and I'm also scared how much weight I'll put in between getting the band it and the sleeve done. I don't know about you, but the truth for me is I couldn't do it on my own.
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    Banded 4 yrs and heavier now.

    Hi jewel, I could have written this myself. Almost the same story. Was banded April 2012. Managed to lose 53 kgs buy March 2014. Since then I have slowly regained about 10-12 kgs and just don't know where I'm going wrong either. I also have the not full or vomit thing too. Don't know the answer, just wanted you to know you weren't alone.
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    Starting weight - Current weight

    32 year old female 161cm tall. Start weight Nov 2011: 117kgs Surgery day April 2012: 111kgs Current weight: 73kgs Drs goal weight:75kgs Initial personal goal: 70kgs New goal:65kgs
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    Next Support Meeting

    I wound love to attend something like this but as a secret bander I'm terrified ill see someone I know. . Stupid I know.
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    It really us funny how every one has something to say. I'm a "secret" bander I hate to imagine what they would be like if they knew. Jami I could have written that letter to myself.
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    I have to get this off my chest. Hope no one minds. Dear work colleagues, 7 months ago I weighed 117kgs, hadnt excercised in about 10 years. drinking 2 liters of coke every day.schnitzels, pies and every imaginable bad food known to man for lunch not to mention what I would have for dinner and the snacking on crap between, not once did you say a word about what I was putting in my mouth. In the last 7 months I Have lost 35 kgs, work with a PT twice a week and also go to the gym 2 x week for cardio. I haven't touched soft drink & rarely eat crap. So why is it now you feel the need to tell me how bad I am eating? if I also have a tiny sliver of the cheesecake that everyone else in the office is also eating? Or the other day when I was having a small glass of ice tea, yes I know water is healthier but the occasional change isn't going to send me back where I was. I appreciate your concern, but frankly what I do and do not eat is none of your business Regards Mariah x Does anyone else want to write a letter to someone to get it off your chest?
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    Driving post procedure

    I was told 2 weeks, I waited until the second week before I did though. I would imagine it would be safer to wait a couple of days at least for the sleep drugs to leave your system.
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    April Bandits

    I'm still here. I've been feeling a bit miserable so a little quiet. My loss seems to have stalled. And I keep loosing and gaining the same 2kgs. I have 5.75mls In a 10ml band. I do not seem to have restriction and can eat almost anything. I go back next week for a fill hopefully this is the magic one. Going to the gym several times a week but I can't help but feel that the weight I have lost is more because of this than the band. Good to see everyone else is travelling well.
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    Optifast or optislim

    There are 2 types of the optislim products. One is a LCD (low calorie diet) and the other is a VLCD which is the same as the optifast. My dietician and surgeon didn't mind if I did the optifast or the optislim as long as it was the VLCD one. Good luck with what ever you decide.
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    just unbelievable

    Height: 160cm Highest weight (mid 2011) :117 01/01/12 - Starting weight:113.7 04/02/12 - First appt with surgeon: 111.6 19/03/12 - Started optifast: 107 02/04/12 - Day of surgery 106.0 Todays weight: 92.
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    What weight's your weight??

    I was using the weight from when I first went to the surgeon.
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    What weight's your weight??

    Well in that case I have lost 16 kgs. Thanks everyone for your help.
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    What weight's your weight??

    Silly question I know But when you refer to how many kgs you have lost what starting weight do you use? . Eg: my biggest weight mid last year was 117. When I made the decision to get banded as a NYE resolution I was 113.7. The day of surgery I weighed 106. I now weigh in at 93.2. So when referring to my weight loss would you say I have lost 23.8kgs, 20.5kgs or 12.8kgs? Remember I did say it was a silly question .
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    Clothing Conundrums

    I had the same problem and working in a semi professional environment I ended up having to Get a couple is staples after my boss made an off the collar remark one day about me having a clothing crises. Realised I really had to do something but then had the problem of not finding anything I liked and not knowing what a little smaller me should be wearing. I ended up getting some great bargains at Millers. Go on treat yourself you've worked hard to loose the weight you have.
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    12 months and 23kg down!

    Awesome. Well done on the changes.