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8/8/13 8:49 A

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I got my lapband 5 years ago. I can't eat bread there is no room in my stomach. If I get into pain when I'm eating out I drink a decaf coffee. I have 6 1/2 cc's in the band. I've lost half my desired weight and am down one pant size.

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8/2/13 10:30 P

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Magi- This is me finding my way back. I was sleeved December 2012. I have lost half my weight and still have 70 lbs. to go. I completely fell off the wagon when I realized I can eat anything and don't have any ill draw backs. I am hoping this is the step in the right direction for me! Pre surgery when I tracked everything with SP, I did great!!

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8/16/12 11:02 A

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Hi Sunny and Magi,
You are both so right about walking. I have incorporated a daily trip to the gym for 1 hour. Right now I am doing just treadmill and soon I hope to try the eliptical. Just like both of you my husband had gotten the message that being part of the daily routine not only gives us more time together, but helps him improve his health and weight. He is now starting to lose. I will continue to log, spend time with sparkfriends, and go to the gym and I will be just like the 2 of you, My hero's.
Cat

With Love and Hope for a bright Future.
Caty G


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8/15/12 11:30 P

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October will make 4 yrs since my bypass surgery and I'm happy to say I'm still at my goal weight. The way I keep motivated and excited is by walking .... I solve all the problems in the world when I walk. *LOL* I put my music on - and just go. When I set out walking - I never really know which route I'll be taking, which is fun going in a different direction keeps me from being bored.

Two and a half years ago I got my husband into hiking and from spring through fall, we go hiking at least once on the weekends in the beautiful Black Hills of S.D. - he's dropped 30 lbs in 2 yrs! I also got interested in 5k races, which was sooo much fun that I now do half marathons. My next half marathon (13.1 miles) is this Sunday - The Leading Ladies Marathon. It is an awesome race. Don't think for one minute that I run these things either .... I'm a fast walker - lots of people walk 5k's and marathons. It is thrilling!

Keep up the good work - keep track of your food/drink intake and stay active. Don't loose sight of your goals both physically and mentally and you'll do just fine.
Blessings!
Sunny

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8/15/12 5:49 P

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How lucky we are to have sparkpeople to be able to share with one another. Keep me posted on your success!

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8/15/12 12:39 P

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emoticon job on losing your weight. I am making sure that I do walk every day. I also am weighing and measuring out my food. I was eyeballing and found that I was eating as much as my hubby, not good. Stay on track and you will do fine. I lost my track and am working to get back on. I keep a pic of myself at my heaviest on the fridge and I write my current weight on it once a week. It is a motivator. Keep up the great work.

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

A life without God is like an unsharpened pencil.....it has no point.


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8/15/12 12:12 P

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Hi Every One,
I am now entering my 8th month after surgery. My motivation is still very high. Summer has been especially good because I can enjoy the fresh fruits and veggies that are so plentiful. Walks in the early morning and late at night are especially pleasing to me. I hope you are still feeling the feeling of success that the surgery has afforded you.
Let me know how you keep the excitement going.
Cat

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