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CiCiRN

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About CiCiRN

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 12/21/1957

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    RN
  • City
    Woolstock
  • State
    Iowa
  • Zip Code
    50599
  1. CiCiRN

    SLOWER LOSER'S

    jennifer you are NOT alone.. some of us are going to be slower.. we can get through this.. I too have gone from a 20 to a 16, and had really thought I'd be a 10 by now.lol Was just talking to a friend that has lost 36 in 6 weeks..I just smiled and said, that's so great.. inside I went.. ARGH LOL
  2. CiCiRN

    SLOWER LOSER'S

    I am 1 year post op, and I have lost 31 pounds. I get so discouraged! A friend that had it done at the same time has lost 100 and never works out, I work out daily.. makes no sense..lol But I feel better.. I look better.. I'm a slow loser too..but still a LOSS!
  3. CiCiRN

    Little Green Band

    Go with the flow...be calm and embrace this.. you can DO this.. I was off work 10 days, and really it was more than plenty.. I ended up with a hiatal hernia and had to stay over night.. I had planned on out by 1pm also..so please..go with the flow.. Nothing is written in stone, it's healthcare.. you CAN do this.. My doctor prescribed liquid vicodin, I used it a few days ..and then not again..
  4. CiCiRN

    9 months out

    So now it's been 9 months.. I am down about 38 lbs. I fluctuate 1-2 lbs weekly, just depends on my week.. we all have that, I'm just admitting it.lol but ya know...I am still feeling great! I work out daily at something.. some days I walk.. some days I dance, zumba etc. some days I do wii. On ward..and forward.. am back to adding protein into my diet, I don't think I'm getting enough... how YOU doin?
  5. Put on your big girl/boy pants and just do it....if you gained, accept it and go on.. you will LOSE again.. I have a friend that is trying to lose the weight that she gained BEFORE she goes back to the dr.. (she was 'unfilled' a year ago due to an erosion.) if you can do that..you don't need the band..lol Start on a focused plan.. YOU can do this.. YOU are worth it!
  6. CiCiRN

    Calorie intake question...

    ok, I just joined my fitnesspal.. I think I just might like it~~ and to move myself along.. I just did 75 minutes of Jillian work out..and 15 minutes of wii yoga.. talk about a hot mess. LOL move move move~~
  7. CiCiRN

    Where am I going wrong?

    Isn't that crazy. My doctor is saying I'm not eating ENOUGH..but if I do eat 1000 calories daily..I don't lose..which is what she wants me to eat!
  8. CiCiRN

    Where am I going wrong?

    I was banded 12/6/10. Initially I lost, the pre diet etc. from After I think I'm right at 8lbs since I started fills. A total of 32 lbs. that's it. I eat 60 grams of protein a day, I drink about 80 ounces of fluid daily, I eat VERY few carbs..I did best on the 1200 calorie pre diet really.. and yet I am not losing.. I tried eating plenty of gree salad, which I loved.. but my body seemed to go into a starvation mode and didn't lose a THING. I am so frustrated.. I work out daily, I'm changing it up now and working on cardio every other day, and weights the other days with walking. I need to WORK it and make it work.. just frustrating..
  9. I am right there with you... I had a long talk with my provider and she said we all hit plateaus...we are in that mode I think. I was banded on 12.6.10 just before you, I have lost 32 and am still sitting there..I just had a fill a week ago and am hoping that will be my 'sweet' spot!! I do know we need to get UP and MOVE move MOVE... What are you doing for exercise? is it daily? calories taken in? Also the band is a TOOL..you can eat a normal amount of food..or you can 'listen' to your band and stop when you feel full.. Maybe we should be accountable to each other to motivate!!
  10. Happy 6 month surgiversary to us all!!
  11. Happy 6 month surgiversary to us all!!
  12. CiCiRN

    Waiting for approval

    I was denied at first.. and the approved 6 months later.. I had to have a cardiac workup..due to being over 50, even with no cardiac history.. and then have a sleep study, that took the longest to prove that I snored..lol It is a hoop to jump through and jump you will.. and it's so worth it.. good luck!!
  13. My provider is liberal on foods..just cautious on bread..greater chance of it getting 'balled' up I guess.. and I agree with the trying a variety of foods..I usually will try one small bite of something new..and if it goes..YAY! If not then will try something else.. She said...I don't ever want you to feel deprived of food..this is a TOOL..not a solution.. and I abide by that...
  14. Welcome to you hotabriana...feel free to jump in and peruse the topics..
  15. UGH I gained a pound since my last Dr. visit. a month ago. I have been eating a lot of salad, and drinking plenty of fluids, but she thinks maybe I might be sabotaging myself with too few calories.. so new mindset..work it work it ..work it some more!! it was JUST pound...and I can lose that and MORE.. here's to the journey! I

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