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    Jogging/running advice needed

    Awesome! I buy my shoes at a run specific store for that reason. The return policy if they aren't right for me
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    Jogging/running advice needed

    I would recommend you are fitted professionally for shoes. Typically running shoes are a half size larger than what you normally wear. Also do a regular anti-fungal routine on your feet and shoes. Bandage the toe up, but take it a bit easy so you don't progress the injury further
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    2014 Races

    My first race of the season is a 5k tomorrow followed by a 10k in April and May. Through the summer I'll do a zombie run, warrior dash and finally in Oct a half Marathon. Runners...what are you race goals this year?
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    2014 Races

    1 step, 1 walk at a time Keep lacing up and getting out there!!
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    2014 Races

    Awesome to see the runners out there. Today was my first race of the season. 5k and I finished 9th in my (advanced) age group!
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    2014 Races

    Wow Dee!!! Wow!!! Good on you !!
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    Jogging/running advice needed

    My foam roller is my best friend! Perfect for stretching and working out the kinks.
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    Jogging/running advice needed

    I would say there is no reason to wait unless your Dr says so. It will be easier at the lighter weight but either way it will be tough. Run walk is the best way to start. Go get me tiger
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    SLIMBAND?! Don't do it.

    I found SWLC and Dr Coburn in Mississauga to be top notch
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    Jogging/running advice needed

    Exactly what B52 said...go to a specialty store. They will have books there too. I use Runners World website and find it has a lot of good info. as for how you think you look...quiet the criticisms in your head. Other runners will look at at you and think...way to go...taking back your health. The people lapping you in their cars...they'll be jealous that they're not out there taking care of themselves. As you lose weight...you can reward yourself with flashy running gear
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    For those who do Crossfit...how do you ensure adequate nutrition for your WOD? Is there a particular meal you eat in advance that gives you the correct portion size for a banister but also enough energy to complete the WOD?
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    Surgeon didnt recommend a first fill

    Wow...I'm almost 3 years out and only @ 5.8 in a 10 band. Remember..it's not how fast you fill. The band shouldn't restrict the amount you eat. It is truly only meant to allow you to feel satisfied for longer.
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    Do you still eat popcorn?

    I do. I just count the calories in my daily target...and I don't do it often
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    Confused, upset

    If I'm reading correctly, you're hoping to lose 58 lbs in a month and a half? That seems like an unrealistic expectation to me. Just focus on one day at a time and one hour at a time. Stay away from the foods your surgeon hasn't approved. This phase before you start your fills is called banister hell...a horrible time for sure, but if you manage through it, it will prepare you well for when the fills start coming. My recommendation, start discussions with a nutritionist and look at setting realistic goals. All the best
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    Zucchini chips, handmade
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    I hate fish...

    I must grab some my next Costco run...hopefully they're in Canada
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    Self pay question

    I am over two years in ad haven't paid a cent over my initial cost..Mis is right...complete BS
  18. You know, I think I overlook the low tech options and then kick myself if I don't use "an app for that". Mental note... Pack a small note pad and pen/pencil in my purse
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    Im so hungry!

    Wow is all I can say. "I know it's bad for me"...and then get all indignant when people tell you exactly how bad, yet in a very polite way. Mis...you are SUCH a BULLY for trying to keep people informed and healthy...there's some real nut jobs out there...and you're certainly not One of them
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    Ontario bandsters: Which clinic......?

    Dr Coburn @ SWLC...his staff and himself are top notch
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    No way...they are far too large for me
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    I have 1 prior to each meal in a glass of crystal light...it really keeps me "moving"
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    You can get the granules...I use them to keep me regular.
  24. My Dr or nurse does not pull all fluid out...they only did this the first fill after surgery, but not since then...
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    Mexican Food???

    An easy way do eat the leftovers if you find them dry is to add some salsa to moisten it up. Enjoy