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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (56,917)
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4/11/13 1:35 P

I promise this is going to sound like a commercial, but it's not, really. ;)

Around the site, you've probably seen the Spark Solution advertised. It's the new book that SP is releasing next month.

Now, the reason I'm suggesting that you preorder this is because I was privileged enough to read an advance copy of the book, and what struck me is how while following the two weeks of meal plans, *I was not hungry.* This is because each meal is designed to keep your metabolic furnace stoked, and keep cravings down. The reason you're hungry is possibly because you're not eating the right foods! We can cut calories, but if we don't eat the right stuff, it can leave us wanting. Ever noticed if you have takeout chinese, you're hungry a couple hours later? Simple carbs, rice, spikes your blood sugar.

The book will help teach you how to make better choices. Anyway, I just thought I'd suggest it.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (139,488)
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4/11/13 12:54 P

ARIEAGLE,

What types of foods have you been eating during the day ? Perhaps the reason you're feeling so hungry in the evening is because you're not eating enough in the morning. Do you eat breakfast ? Studies have shown that people who eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, lose more weight than those who don't.

Are you tracking your food choices ? If you find that your weight is creeping up, then you need do your best to track the foods you eat. Tracking your food will help you become more mindful of what you've been eating. If you're not logging your food, you might want to try logging your meals each day. If you don't want to log on SP, you can write your food choices down in a notebook.

Getting some regular exercise is important, but if you're not watching what you eat, the weight won't come off. You'll get fitter faster, but not necessarily scale lighter.

Because we don't know anything about you, start with some simple things first. make sure you're eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each day to ensure you're getting plenty of vital nutrients and fiber, make sure you eat some protein that can be lean from chicken or fish or plant based like veggies and nuts, eat whole grain breads and cereals, etc...

It's okay to eat a little something before or after your workout, but once again, if you're feeling too hungry at night, it might be a result of not enough during the day. It might be a result of not eating enough high fiber foods too. Are you drinking enough water ? Some times hunger isn't really hunger, but thirst. So, do make sure you're drinking enough water when you do Zumba or any other type of workout.



ARIEAGLE Posts: 7
4/11/13 12:48 P

Hi,

March 17, 2010 my life changed. At 276 lbs. I had Lap-Band Surgery and I lost weight slowing. I felt good about myself because the weight was coming off. By February 2012, I weight 195 lbs. I looked Good!! emoticon On April 2, 2012 I got sick and my Lap-Band Slipped and I have to have emergency surgery to remove it. The weight started to creep back on and I became depressed. Today I weight 224 lbs.

I joined a gym. My problem is I can't seem to stay motivated. Before I started the Gym I weighed 212, now that I do Zumba and Cardio Kick boxing I have gained. I get so hungry after I workout. So I eat and the weight creeps on. Because of my schedule I go to the gym after 5pm. If don't eat before I work out I don't have enough energy to workout. What can I do to fix this problem? All suggestions are appreciated emoticon

If I could afford another Lap-Band Surgery I would have it done again. But right now I have to loss weight the old fashion way...

DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (66,876)
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1/19/13 12:32 P

Kati- I am so sorry that you are having such an awful experience. I have been thinking about trying to save up for the lap band. I have really been back and forth with this. As terrible as this may sound thank you for posting what you did. I am going to save up and go see a therapist that can help me. I really hope that this situation works out and your health is saved. emoticon

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (129,461)
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1/18/13 5:10 A

I am really sorry to hear that you are suffering, and have been for so long! Hopefully something comes along for you. There are ways and means of getting some things for free or for a very little cost so your health professionals really are a fantastic starting point. Don't just stop at the first Health Professional, either. If they aren't able to help, keep asking others until you get what you want/need.

If you do manage to get the lap-band removal, it might be worth asking your Dr for a referral to a Therapist to help you with the weight-loss. Often there is an emotional component to weight, and they are wonderful for helping identify the problem areas, and providing the tools to deal with it. A Therapist who specializes in food issues would probably be the best bet.

Take care, and good luck,
Kris

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,162
1/15/13 11:48 A

Throwing up everyday is a health issue in its self... erosion of the esophagus for one thing! Were you told of these possible complications? Check out some of these ideas the others have given you.
Best of luck!

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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1/15/13 11:04 A

Kati,

I live in the Dallas area--have you checked with the Dallas County Department of Health. As Archimedes suggested even contacting the doctor who did your lapband may be an option. Maybe he/she can refer you to someone. If you are having these complications, talking with a professional is a starting point.

Coach Nancy

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1/15/13 10:26 A

Hi, Kati !

Even though you don't have insurance, you really must talk to your WLS doctor. Give them a call, tell them your circumstances and I am sure they can work something out. No one should spend 5 years of their life being constantly nauseous when they eat.

This is a listing of free health clinics in Dallas. take a look at the list and see which one may be close to you. Then go and make an appointment. You really need to talk to a professional about the issues you've been having.

www.freemedicalsearch.org/cit/tx-dallas>

KATIBK314 Posts: 1
1/15/13 10:10 A

Hi I got my lap-band put in on June 13th 2005. It worked great for a while and then sometime in 2008 I got a fill and it was all downhill from there. Sometimes I couldn't keep for down and sometimes I can't even keep liquids down.

I know I had a slip so they loosened my band and that helped. The bad part was I put back on about 70 of the 80 pounds I lost since I got my lap-band.. My biggest problem is whether its food or liquids I always throw up. I've been throwing up everyday many times a day for about 5 years now. It sounds horrible and it has really effected my life. I won't eat in the car and mainly like eating at home cause I know i'm only 2seconds away from my bathroom.

I know I need to get my band taken out, but I have no money and no insurance. Plus after being at my smallest weight at 198 and then shooting back up to 269 and having no clothes that fit I felt horrible and just gave up. I'm to afraid to get rid of the band cause when it worked it helped me keep the weight off. I'm afraid of taking it out and getting bigger then I was before.

If you have any input or helpful info please feel free to let me know! If you live in Dallas, Tx and know where to go that would be of great help also!

Thank you,
Kati

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