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Old 07-07-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Adjustable spatz balloon and low carb

2 days ago I had a spatz adjustable balloon inserted. I have to follow a low carb diet and my goal is to lose around 35kg (around 88 pounds) over the 12 months. Ive been on low carb liquid since monday 4 days. Balloon went in on wed and I have already dropped 3 kg (6.6 pounds). im in full blown ketosis dark purple. Im so excited. I lost about 70 pounds a few years back on low carb and have struggled after having the baby to get some form of control. My weight has kept ballooning until my highest ever since being pregnant at 101kg (223 pds). low carb really works for me and the balloon will retrain my portion sizes. I cant wait to reach my goal of 65kg (143 pds). I would love to hear from others who may have had the balloon or surgery or just anyone who wants to buddy on my journey. Would love to peak to others to share our excitement and woes!

Hooray a new start
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Wow Teebee - congrats on your new weight loss journey! Low carb is the only thing that ever really worked for me long-term, and now it is my way of eating and way of life for life! I am sure these first days will be what we often like to call your "Golden Period" - when weight loss is fastest, so enjoy them and work it! I have to admit I don't know much about what you had done, but I'm all for anything that helps people regain control of their weight and their health. Have a great day!
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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I don't know much about that one either, they dont do it in the us yet I dont think but I'd love to hear about your experience with it
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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It's great to hear that you're making progress and found a combination that works for you. Yay! Best wishes in your weight loss.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:21 AM   #5
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Day 7 ...

So i have been really lucky with the gastric balloon almost being normal by day 3 and now at day 7 still in good ketosis and I have lost 4 kgs (10.7 pounds). feeling pretty happy with that even though its mostly fluid however my pants are definately not as tight and my belly dosnt seem to stick out quite as much. Dont feel overly full but I have to learn that I dont have to be stuffed to be satisfied. Starting on some eggs and soft foods tommorrow. Hooray

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Old 07-11-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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Yay! I remember my first month. I was soooo excited when I started to lose weight.

WTG!! 10 pounds is great!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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woo hoo!!! glad to hear you're doing well!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and would like to hear about your experiences with the spatz balloon, I'm having my balloon in 2 days time so at the moment very excited and anxious at the same time x
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:58 PM   #9
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nicola and teebee, I hope you will join us on the monthly wls thread, I would love to hear about the balloon
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #10
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SPATZ BALLOON

Hi there
I just saw that you have had a Spatz balloon treatment in 2011.
DId it work?
I am planning to have it done soon, and would be grateful if you could share your experinece with me.

Many thanks

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Hi Mary! I am also Mary Unfortunately neither Teebee nor nicola1 ever posted again (3 posts and 1 post in all this time). It's a shame, because I would have loved to hear about this WLS tool. No one else on the site that I know of has/had it. But, if you are getting this WLS, I really hope you will join us on the monthly WLS thread and share your journey with us!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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In case you do want to join us (Weight loss surgery folks) on the monthly thread, here is the link... no pressure, just wanted to make sure it was easy to find us if you want to
WLS Wagon - March 2013!
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