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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What Results Are You Expecting From Your Band?

With a gastric band, the expected and average weight loss according to the band manufacturers is a loss of approximately 50% of excess body weight by the end of the third year post-op.

Want to see a very spiffy spreadsheet? (Source):


If I was to accept what is 'average' and 'expected' of me, then with a 50% excess body weight loss, I should weigh about 201 lbs right now.

But did I accept average for myself?  NOPE. 

Was I ready to do just was expected of me?  No freaking way.  I was ready to do MORE.

Before I was banded, I knew that I could work this band to the "results not typical" extreme.

And I did.

Did you know that I was still on my high-blood pressure medications when I weighed 201 lbs?

Here's what I looked like at 201 lbs:

Here's what I look like now (140 lbs):
What results are you expecting from YOU?

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. It's exactly what I needed to hear.

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  2. You are looking awesome!!!

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  3. This totally relates to my last post. I told myself going in, I don't want to be average.. And that's where I'm holding now 7 months out. Time to get my rear in gear!

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  4. Very cool. Love the new picture. :)

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  5. I'm at 4 out from my surgery but 3 from my fills...I've lost 120 which is 10 more from 50% so I guess I'm on point. :0)

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  6. bandedmommyof2December 07, 2011

    I guess I never realized this before. The statistic I was told about was that 75% of all lap band patients are able to lose the weight and I always said that I would be in that 75%! U look awesome!! Keep inspiring!

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  7. I expect to be the exception, not the rule. I have already lost more than 50% in 9 mos. I only have 45 more lbs to lose to reach my goal. I anticipate being there in about 14 mos total and like you, continuing to rock maintenance and keep my weight in a healthy range for the rest of my days. I accept that there is no "done" on this ride. It will have it's ups and downs but hopefully more straight lines. : ) I fully expect to continue to exercise more days of the week than not and to maintain healthful food choices in my home 90% of the time.

    I also must say that I absolutely LOVE that picture and those boots are HOT girlfriend!

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  8. First you look super cute! Lovin the boots!

    I have 16.5 lbs more to loose to get to 50% of my excess weight gone. For me I want to go over an above because I don't take having surgery lightly. Since I have this tool, I want to use it to the extreme.

    Thank you for the post!

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  9. Hey Chica! Great post. I am more than 50% Yay! But that LOW more than 75% number (only 18 out of 178!!!) is depressing.

    They should break it down by age. I think its tougher for the over-40 crowd.

    You are the top 10% Way to go! Love the pic!

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  10. Wow...... going by those stats (I was considered super-obese, at 5'6" tall, and 375) and losing 50% of my excess weight, I would weigh in at 265. I'm not 3 years out yet, but I'm sitting around 170.... nearly 100 pounds below that! In order to lose 100% of my excess weight, I need to lose another 16 pounds, which is what my goal weight is! Now that I've seen the chart, I'd like to see 100% by my 3rd Bandiversary....... new goal set!

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  11. I expect the entire enchilada (he he), I'm going to lose it all... and then move into maintenance!
    I'm not going to stop!

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  12. You dont even look like the same person!!

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  13. This is exactly right! I know that to achieve my goal I have to go beyond results typical and work hard to achieve my 100% excess weight lost goal!

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  14. as usual, great post! i hope to be the atleast 75 percent... i sure do need it.

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  15. This statistic drives me nuts and I refuse to let that be me. I'm right at 50% right now and I still have so far to go. Glad you didn't stop at 201 and I don't plan to either! :)

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