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Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 15:13

Howdy all. For those folks here who may have read my previous posts on this subject. bear with me. As of October of last year 2007 I was at or around 450 pounds through the next few months I have traveled on the journey to loose my self .Or rather I say loose half of me. Here is a update... as of last Wensday I have lost a rough total of over 70 pounds. The reason is it a rough total is I was so large the doctor's scale was too small I could not get a accurate weight. I figure I was around 440 pounds. Now through Diet, Exersize and the band I have gotten down to 363.4 at the last weighin. For those who are weighing the optiom of having surgury. all I can say that It is not a "majical cure" there are life style changes that must be takin in account. With the lapband you must Chew your food Very, Very well, or risk spending several hours in extreme Discomfort. when the stomach opening gets blocked. One must take their time and eat very slowly. A cheese sandwich that took only a minute to eat, Before the band takes around 20 minutes to eat. You might ask why if all the hassel did I do the lapband All I can say is that now I can see my feet with out leaning out over a vast expanse of belly. Also now I can find clothes that half way fit with out using several acres of fabric to make the garment.Plus when I find the right Lady I might have a chance of catching her if she runs. LOL.


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Posted on Sat, Dec 20, 2008 17:07

Congrats on the weight loss Tom ! I know how hard you have try to lose weight I applaude your sucess with out the surgury (Standing Ovation).But in my case I had few other road blocks than just sugar. I am a Stress eater.I did work weird hours(Retail Sporting goods store).Because of the Irregular # of hours at work and it was hard to work out properly. I Was on my feet for the whole shift at least 8 hours, so working out was not really practical. Because some times I would have come in at 1:30 close the store(10 PM) Customers left usially after 10:30 ,then took at least a nother hour to recover , took 30 minutes to get home.Down time took least a Hour till I was able to unwind to sleep. after that many times I had at time to reopen the store at 9 AM. But now Little stress from the job. I Was let go. Now have fairly regular hours to work out.Domt stress out as much not having any money. and not able to over eat because of the band. So now It ALL GOOD. Not perfect, but what is?


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Posted on Thu, Dec 18, 2008 07:16

Congratulations to both of you. You should be very proud of yourselves. Good luck with your goals! Kris


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Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2008 12:45

I agree with you about being able to catch a nice lady if the chance comes along. I do not want to belittle your choice to get the lapband done but I do feel like telling my story as it goes so far. My weight loss story took a lot longer to get here and will take a few more years to reach my goal. My highest recorded weight is 497 lbs, that was about 7 years ago. There is one picture of me (I refused to have my picture taken then but it was my sister's wedding) that looks like I weigh at least 50 lbs more then that. I cut out sweet tea and only drink diet drinks now and that worked some, I lost about 40 lbs without working on it. A little over a year ago my blood sugar started running at a very high level no matter what I ate or drank so I got serious about getting healthy. I walk 2 miles a day now and try to watch what I eat, if it wasn't for holidays where I have no control, I would never eat sweets anymore. To make this long story shorter about 3 weeks ago the scale said 366.8 and my problem now is my sugar going down too much, it never runs high anymore. I know I have a long way to go but I'm hoping right now that if that woman comes along maybe she will not run too fast. Good luck to you butterbll and anyone else trying to lose weight right now.---Tom


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Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2008 06:05

OMG! Congratulations, Butter! That is a success story if I ever heard of one! I will assume that one day soon, you will be returning to the OR to get this band removed, thereby relying solely upon yourself to maintain this goal? You are right that it is a permanent lifestyle change. It takes guts to get all that glory. Looks like you've got what it takes. Keep up the hard work. Watch out for the holidays! They're sneaky. ;) --True


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