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Everything posted by whitetiger011680

  1. Starting the 5 day pouch test today. I know without a doubt that I have not lost restriction, but I have been eating poorly for the last few weeks so I am using this to get back on track.

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    Band Vs Diet

    I wonder that too especially now that I have made lifestyle changes that include eating right most everyday and exercising several times a week. But knowing my previous tendencies, I'm sure I still made the right decision because the band gave the motivation I needed to make it this time. I refuse to be a surgery failure. And it will always be there with me, my security blanket.
  3. Finally made it into size 12 pants! yay!!

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    Drinking After Surgery

    I drink beer often. I have no problems with it but I count my calories. Having the surgery has not changed the way how fast alcohol affects me. I think it's different for everyone just make sure you account for your calories and take it slow when you have your first drink until you know how it will affect you. And also don't drink until you are fully healed (6-8 wks after surgery).
  5. Does anyone know if it is safe for people with the LapBand to use Phentermine? I know certain meds are not allowed and wasn't sure if this is one of them. I'm considering adding it to my daily diet because I have been at a plateau and watching friends and family lose with the Phentermine pill. I have used it before I was banded so I am well aware of the side affects, I just need to know if it is on the not allowed list, will it irritate my stomach pouch?
  6. A friend of mine is getting married and her mother needs a dress in a size 4X or size 50. Does anyone have something like that in that size and willing to part with it for a low price? Thanks, Sheri
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    Mother of the Bride dress

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    I want one too!
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    Shoulder Pain

    I get pain in my left shoulder and sometimes in my neck when I get food stuck. The pain disappears as soon as the food passes through. I really need to force myself to eat more slowly. *kickingmyself*
  10. NSV! Got into a size 14 pants today! Not 14W but a regular size 14!!! Was wearing a 16W so this is awesome!!

  11. Is that the only support group available in your area? Maybe you can find a different one that isn't so negative. It is supposed to be a SUPPORT group not a discouragment group. If they can't support your decision you may be better off finding a different group and you know you can always come here for plenty of ENcouragement and advice. Good luck and don't let them change your mind about lap band if that's what you truly want.
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    I slacked through out the holidays and am just now starting to get back on track. I managed to maintain without gaining anything but now I'm ready to see the scale start moving again. I want to lose at least 40 pounds by summer so I can wear a swimsuit without being embarrassed. For the past few days I have been drinking my water like I'm supposed to and as of today I am eating right again. Now all I need to do is add in some exercise (which I am planning on going to work out in the morning). Good luck to everyone. Let's all kick our own behinds to stick with it!
  13. Depressed. Wish I weren't on night shift. Missing my kids.

  14. Time to get myself motivated again. I have not been on track since the holidays> I haven't gained a single pound, but I haven't lost one either. Still at 196-197 since November. Play time is over cause swim suit season will be here before I know it.

  15. Actually looking forward to going back on night shift after the first of the year. It's always easier for me to eat right and exercise on nights than on days.

  16. I know I'm going to get lectured from everyone for tell you this, but I have been drinking beer alot lately since AL football has been great this season and I have not had ANY problems with beer. It affects me the same as before being banded meaning I don't get drunk immediately from just a few and I have not gained any weight from it, in fact I am still losing. So if you are planning on this being a once in a blue moon deal for your birthday then I say by all means enjoy yourself and get a designated driver. Your birthday only comes once a year.
  17. Can't wait to go to Zumba tonight! :)

  18. Can't wait to go to Zumba tonight! :)

  19. First of all, shame on all of you for acting like it's his fault. There is not a thing wrong with eating a hot dog with out the bun or even a tiny piece of the bun and no where in his statement did he say if the bun was included. That doctor and the hospital both should have done an ultrasound, x-ray or floroscopy to check on the band. This guy is not a doctor. He told his doctor what was going on and having no restriction and the man STILL put fluid in without checking to see how much was already in there. That to me seems careless. My doctor always pulls out whats there before giving my anymore to make sure I have no leaks. I say yes. Go for it. Make them pay for your new band and the hospital bill you incurred.
  20. I found out at Thanksgiving dinner that I will have to end my annual tradition of crescent rolls. I was only able to have about 10 bites of my dinner before I was terribly stuck and it took an hour to finally pass through. Come Christmas dinner I will know better.

  21. Scale victory! Finally made it into onderland! :-)

  22. Staying on track today. So far.

  23. In a great mood today. So glad I went to Zumba last night. It always makes me feel so much better.

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    Bad Dream About My Lapband

    I haven't been eating the way I should be lately and I figure that must be what brought on a dream like this. Maybe it was my subconscience trying to tell me to get back on track. In my dream, the tubing that connects at the band around my stomach (not at the port area) had come loose and it was caused by eating the wrong foods. I had lost all of my restriction and had little air bubbles coming out of the tube making little lumps under my skin. And for some odd reason I was in Australia so I couldn't see my doctor and the doctors there refused to touch me but insisted I would need surgery to correct the issue. So then I was trying to get home to see my doctor for surgery. Weird dream huh? Thank goodness it was only a dream. I think I will try to get back on track starting today....just in case lol.

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