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#1 Mar 3, 2010
What do you think about Lap Band, and do you think it works???? Serious Inqurires ONLY NO DUMBAZZ Remarks but I know there is alot of idiots that would post something stupid

Since: Nov 08

Paris, TX

#2 Mar 3, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
What do you think about Lap Band, and do you think it works???? Serious Inqurires ONLY NO DUMBAZZ Remarks but I know there is alot of idiots that would post something stupid
I had a neighbor who had it done and she lost a lot of weight but starting gaining it back after a couple of years....She did not follow the life style change to maintain it....hope this helps.
no way around

Paris, TX

#3 Mar 3, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
What do you think about Lap Band, and do you think it works???? Serious Inqurires ONLY NO DUMBAZZ Remarks but I know there is alot of idiots that would post something stupid
My personal opinion is that until you are ready to make a serious lifestyle change, the lapband is a band-aid. Old habits are hard to break and having a smaller stomach might help in the short term, I think life long change will only happen with true change of habit. I need to do something myself - but I have seen too many people that have had surgeries as a "last resort" yet never made the lifestyle change. If I can't do it on my own soon, I'm going to invest in the help of a good nutritionist to help me to build a diet I can live with rather than spend it on surgery.
Healthy

Paris, TX

#4 Mar 4, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
What do you think about Lap Band, and do you think it works???? Serious Inqurires ONLY NO DUMBAZZ Remarks but I know there is alot of idiots that would post something stupid
Check out " Sparkpeople.com " which is a free site. It takes a while to read the information and then you set up your own program. You can use the site as much or little as you want. It will show you where you need to tweek your eating by logging in what you eat and then it tallies the results for you and shows you what you need to be eating more or less of. You may find like me, that I wasn't actually eating enough even though I didn't loose weight. Also, on days you think you've blown it by eating the wrong things and normally you might go ahead and eat unhealthy the rest of the day, it usually showed me that I actually hadn't gone over calorie allotment so I didn't have as many bad eating days. I didn't use the blogs, etc. on this I just used the fitness and nutrition trackers. It's a great site and totally free. A sweet friend of mine told me about it. Bottom line, I think you should not have any elective surgery. I have friends that have had lap band and while they have lost weight, they are very unhealthy looking. Not knowing your particular mobility status, I will suggest that you "move" most days whether it be walking in your yard, neighborhood or home. I see Leslie Sansome "Walk Away the Pounds" VCR tapes frequently at Salvation Army and Goodwill for $2-$3 and these are great to use inside. Good luck on your journey. Not a minute will be wasted on doing something for yourself to improve your health naturally:)
NEED INPUT

United States

#5 Mar 4, 2010
Moon Child In Paris wrote:
<quoted text>I had a neighbor who had it done and she lost a lot of weight but starting gaining it back after a couple of years....She did not follow the life style change to maintain it....hope this helps.
Where did she have her surgery and was it expensive please ask if you dont mind cause i did everything i can do
Agree

Paris, TX

#6 Mar 4, 2010
I agree with an earlier poster that it is just a band-aid. A person needs to change their lifestyle. I guess it is easier for some people to get a lap band than it is to exercise and eat less/healthier.
take the easy way

Paris, TX

#7 Mar 4, 2010
Agree wrote:
I agree with an earlier poster that it is just a band-aid. A person needs to change their lifestyle. I guess it is easier for some people to get a lap band than it is to exercise and eat less/healthier.
The path of least resistance is becoming the American way - I don't care to work for it, so I will either let someone else or find someway to have it done for me. Don't get me wrong, I could use a lapband myself - but I am NOT ready to say it is my ONLY option. PLEASE - before you make up your mind - consider the risk. I have lost a dear personal friend to a bypass surgery - he had made up his mind that it was the only way he could lose the weight - well, it cost him his life at a young age and I miss him to this day.

Since: Nov 08

Paris, TX

#8 Mar 4, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
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Where did she have her surgery and was it expensive please ask if you dont mind cause i did everything i can do
She had hers done in Missouri where she lived at that time.
Nancy

Tyler, TX

#9 Mar 4, 2010
I know of several ladies that I work with who have had this procedure done. They did lose weight, especially at first. But they never lost enough weight to no longer be considered morbidly obese. After a couple of years they all started gaining the weight back. I personally think it's a waste of time and money. Try weightwatchers and exercise. I know you have a thousand excuses why you can't do either, but trust me, I don't need excuses. It's your life that's affected by your sizeand health, not mine. There is no "easy way" to get fit and healthy. No matter what, it's going to take determination and motivation.

"Anything in life worth having, is worth working for."... Even life itself. Good luck!
Kill Bill

Bailey, TX

#10 Mar 4, 2010
.....then theres the goodfornothins around Paris who take friendly/government handouts as if they need them, then go and get a $15,000 elective surgery done.
tisk tisk!
just nosey

Dallas, TX

#11 Mar 5, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
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Where did she have her surgery and was it expensive please ask if you dont mind cause i did everything i can do
There's a guy in Sulphur Springs that does it now for $9999 I hear and that's a pretty standard rate all over dallas area.

Since: Feb 10

Home Town USA

#12 Mar 5, 2010
What ever happened to diet and exercise? Isn't that how people used to lose weight. Now, all you have to do is tell your doctor that you are fat and you are too lazy to exercise and they staple your stomach or give you a lap band.
Cynthia

Plano, TX

#13 Apr 16, 2010
NEED INPUT wrote:
What do you think about Lap Band, and do you think it works???? Serious Inqurires ONLY NO DUMBAZZ Remarks but I know there is alot of idiots that would post something stupid
I am very overweight, and yes, I am too lazy to exercise like I should, so it's nobody's fault but mine that I'm overweight. I know a doctor's wife in Paris who had gastric bypass surgery and lost over 100 lbs. in a year. I haven't seen her in a long time, so I don't know if she's kept it off. My niece in WY had lap band, and she only lost 18 lbs. in a year. I don't know how she eats, because I never see her, but I hear she stuffs the food in. I have another friend who lost over 100 lbs. in a 8 mos. by eating one meal a day, and he has kept it off. No matter what you do, it takes a lot of determination. Dr. Phil says will power has nothing to do with it, but he is wrong. I think Weight Watchers is the healthiest thing that you can do. I was all set at one time to have bypass, then found out my particular Blue Cross group does not cover it. Now I have chickened out, even if it would pay.
best friend

Paris, TX

#14 Apr 16, 2010
my best friend had the lap band done. she did loose alot of weight and still is loosing weight. she can only eat certain things now and gets sick alot..just get lots of information about it before you do it. there is dos and donts that you have to follow with it..
banded

Paris, TX

#15 Apr 16, 2010
I had the band put in over 4 years ago. I lost the weight I needed to loose, lost it slowly over the first two years. I have maintained by new healthy weight for over two years. I have no complaints, no health problems. I would do it again. There are changes you have to make in the way you eat but it is worth it.
ANON

Paris, TX

#16 Apr 16, 2010
I had the lapband done 2 weeks ago and have lost 14 lbs in those two weeks, I still have several to go, I'm already feeling healthier and walking 2-3 miles a day.
As long as you maintain your fills and eat very reasonably and exercise you should be ok. look at www.trueresults.com , I had it done in Richardson Tx, if you need anymore info leave me your email
Joe Bob

Fremont, CA

#17 Apr 16, 2010
I've been interested in health issues for a number of years. Many different slants on diets, programs etc. The one thing in common with all of them is more calories burned than taken in....period. A very moderate intake of all food groups along with adequate exercise is the common key for weight control.
A little bit of a different slant on this is found in the link below; I found it interesting. Good Luck to all of you.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/A...
Depends

Arlington, TX

#19 Apr 17, 2010
Bradley_Stewart wrote:
eventhough you have a tough time with old habits, try this it's called self-control, yeah it could be tough but i'd rather stick to a safe procedure in working out than spending money for a band-aid. one thing is for sure is to stay motivated in personal workouts or get a buddy and run at dragon park.
If you are only a 100 pounds overweight and are not bared from exercise I would have to agree wit h Bradley. You are much better off joining both weight watchers and a gym as far as safety and health long term.

If you are severely obese (several hundred pounds overweight) or morbidly obese (150-200 over) with medical restrictions against exercise you should probably investigate true bariatric surgery. Reux en Y gastroduodenoplasty or the gastric sleeve (resection of portion of stomach)

Bariatric surgery is risky and should not be your first line of choice. But again, if you are 300 pounds overweight with herniated spinal discs and shot knees it could be your best choice.
i know

Blossom, TX

#20 Apr 17, 2010
i had the gastric sleeve done.i love it
OKAYYY

Paris, TX

#21 Apr 18, 2010
well i have really gaine the weight over the last past year ,,,, but i dont think im to the point of having the surgey.. i have a couple of friends that has had it done and to of them wish they had never had it done ...they get sick alot ,hair loss an teeth..cannot hardly eat anything without throwing it up.. NO I myself has not had it done . but if u r thinking about I wud for sure talk to a couple of people that has had it done... cause just watching what my friends has been through .. i think i will just stick to eating healthy, and going to anytime fitness... i really dont think that surgrey is the healthess thing to do..

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