Thank you very much for your suggestions, I am going to try to
get another fill within the next couple of weeks if the doctor will
do it this soon as I just had one on Jan 14th. And you are right I
shouldn't give up on my band this soon. I guess I was just sort of
feeling down about this constant weight battle.
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> Only your second fill in 9 months? You said you didn't know what
> restriction feels like either. Well, the way the band works is
> restriction. If you don't have good restriction the band is not
> doing it's job yet. You HAVE to get the fills for it to work the
> it is supposed to. The number of fills needed in 9 months varies
> greatly, but if you don't have restriction you need a fill!
> It sounds like you're getting plenty of protein in and maybe even
> more than you need. How many grams in each shake? Most have
> 20 and that alone is 80 grams. My goal is 60 a day. You say
> not eating any sweets or fat filled items and that's great. Maybe
> you should write down everything you eat for a few days and see
> many calories you are actually eating. You didn't mention your
> intake. Are you getting enough fluids in? That can make a
> difference too.
> And I'm SURE your steroid injections are affecting your weight
> too. I can understand you feeling discouraged. But I do wonder
> much weight you would have gained without your band with those
> And why would you have the band removed??? It is most likely
> helping you a lot more than you think even without good
> But instead of giving up and removing your band why not try
> more fills until you can see what good restriction does for you?
> had to get an unfill and don't have good restriction now. I am
> struggling to not gain and am making poor food choices lately. I
> REALLY need a fill but am waiting to get some proof of my
> right now. (Long story there! It should have been in effect on
> 7 but I'm still not even in their system!) Restriction makes ALL
> difference. Once you have good restriction you will most likely
> start losing. Especially if you're done with the steroid
> injections. Those can slow you WAY down. But even if you still
> to get more injections, good restriction is how the band works!
> I don't mean to sound rude but how can you give up your band
> you've even given it a chance to work properly??
> And those other people that had theirs removed and had the gastric
> sleeve, I wonder if they ever allowed themselves to get proper
> restriction. The band takes some self control. Some people just
> don't have it. I haven't had it lately! That and no restriction
> kept me from losing, but other than about 2-3 lbs that just keeps
> going up and down, I'm not gaining. I KNOW without my band I
> be gaining! The band is a tool. It won't do it all for you. But
> you do have to use it for it to work. If you don't have good
> restriction, you are not using it to it's full potential! You
> through a lot to get your band, don't give up on it before you
> it a chance to do what it's designed to do!
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