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SMOKEY2112

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    High Protein/Low Carb

    Sorry I've been MIA.. I'm in the middle of a blizzard here in Chicago.. maybe you've heard about it? Dude.. it's crazy here!! People have been on this highway road thing called Lake Shore Drive for over 12 hours stuck in their cars.. INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!! Otay.. I only had to be on clear liquids like 1-2 days after my surgery.. Monday was my day 3 I think and I slept most of the day..I was really tired.. I had a couple of protien shakes and I think some tomato soup. I guess I"m kinda doing my own thing cuz that's how I roll Yestarday I had some chicken and corn chower...I addes some shredded cheese to it..duh..lol and an Isopure and a berry smoothie.. Ya know.. seriously.. if everything was so set in stone with what your before and after surgery diet were supposed to be..then every doctor would have it all the same.. there wouldn't be so much deviation from the other.. so.. I figured if I stick to mushie stuff and chew alot.. SMOKEY will be otay! Today..I'll prolly have some creamy soup and try to make a protien shake..I"m outta the RTD ones and I'm not going to the store.. so I guess I'll try to make my own..I have some protien powder. I'll try to keep it like that pretty much every day till my check up... I'm eating WAY less than I did before.. I was never really an emotional eater just an over eater and non-mover.. My staples are still pretty sore.. well, just the ones that are for the port.. those hurt..the rest are otay. Thanks for the recipe..I love tomato soup! I would make a grilled cheese and break it up and add it to my tomato soup.. SOOOOO GOOD!!! I really don't eat hardly any processed foods...I rarely eat anything in a can besides like tuna, smoked oysters, pinto Beans, etc... that sort of stuff... I rather have fresh fruits and veggies.. and even my chese..lol I never buy those like individually wrapped slices.. I only get from the deli or the cheese section with all the blocks of specialty cheeses.. I love chese..LOL I miss cheese!
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    Good Luck Tomorrow 2/2 Banders!

    Good luck everyone!! Sorry..I had no internet... we have a blizzard here in chicago!
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    Favorite Protein Shakes, Powers, Drinks, etc

    That's sounds really good! I've never even heard of that.. where can you buy it?
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    I'm banded!!!

    I came home Saturday night.. OMG they didn't even discharge me till LATE!! I got in my car at 8:44PM!!!!! That's kinda insane..but whatever I home by 9. I only had to be on the clear diet for 1-2 days..that's it.. after that you can resume the pre-op diet.. I haven't been all that hungry really. I was the first 2 days..but not really anymore. These staples where the port area is is really sore.. it's kinda crazy seeing staples in your stomach! Today I did eat a small piece of chicken..I know I'm not supposed to but..ya know.. I chewed it over and over and over again.. I love meat! but it went down okay. A girl I met at the info session.. we've been keeping in touch.. she had her post op appt today and they told her she can start eating stuff like yogurt, cottage cheese :puke: GROSS , tuna, etc.. so I'm not sure if that's considered the "mushies' stage or soft foods.. I asked her "like soft foods" and she said ya... so I guess I'll find out for sure on Monday when I go for my post op.
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    Smokey2112...it's here!

    THose do look really good!! I need to go get some popsicles from the store.. I don't feel like making anything.. still really sore and very sleepy! I slept most of the day today.. errr..yesterday..
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    High Protein/Low Carb

    That cake looks good right about now..LOL and I'm not a sweets person. I'm gonna do some research and see what kind of low carb I'm going to do. Generally, things that are "low fat, Lite, fat free, etc" have more carbs than the regular things and sometimes more sugars if I remember correctly...it's been a while since I knew all sorts of information about low carb. I'll figure out what I'm gonna do.. What I wouldn't give for a piece of cheese right now!
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    High Protein/Low Carb

    Thanks for all the info! I used to make quiches all the time when I did low carb before. I see alot of people mentioning fat... which is why I wondered if people who are banded follow the old school low carb way or if it's some new version..cuz from what I know of low carb/high protein.. fat content really wasn't an issue but I see people mentioning it.. is it because of what the docs told them, their own choice, or this is the low carb way they are talking about?
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    Post op help needed...

    I am having the same problem...I too was banded on Friday and I'm STARVING.. and the protein shakes are not satisfying at all... Maybe I'll try to drink some more broth... can I add some shredded cheese in it? I'm craving some meat and cheese bad!
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    I'm banded!!!

    You're welcome! You know what hon.. you should see if you can find out who the anestisiologist...hoever you spell that.. is the day you are going to have surgery and then make an appt or call them to talk to them about your history..or talk to you surgeon and he and the anestitiologist... can make a plan together...that's what I would do! If you are that concerned, you are not doing yourself any favors by not speaking up! So you really need to speak up in this instance hon! Know what I mean?? Call them tomorrow!
  10. Yep..I've heard of Volare.. good stuff menard! That sounds soooo good. I'm not hungry really.. I'm "head" hungry...prolly because I can't eat...I want everything I can't have... I'm doing pretty good.. it's good to be home in my own bed..finally getting some sleep... my lungs still hurt.. but really the rest is A-OK! and this grape flavored children's tylenol is really tasty..
  11. Daaaamn girl.. you live downtown...BALLER! lol The pain is better.. seriously this gas pain is the only thing that sucks.. it's really painful.. yah, I'm still here..waiting on the radiographers report so that I can "eat" and/or drink

  12. I'm at Mercy..I wrote about what went on on Friday..but I'll copy and paste it in a new thread...

  13. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Come on over to the February 2011 banders board.. it will be easier for us to communicate!! http://www.lapbandta...2011-bandsters/
  14. Good for you on your 16 months! You should be really proud of yourself! I remember when I used to buy scrapbook supplies ALL THE TIME to soothe being in an psychologically abusive relationship..I was a QVC whore! LOL So where did you guys go to dinner? What did you have? Can you describe it for me?
  15. You are so funny! WOW you are 3 years out! Good for you girl! You've done awesome! Is there anything about the band now that you don't like? Right now I'm just dying for a sip of water!... or a margarita
  16. Hey girl! Where do you live? I'm in Wicker Park! Do you live downtown? I know 60611 is downtown...

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    Smokey2112...it's here!

    Awww..thanks hon! I'm really excited too! This is a whole new book for me!! and it's all my own and no one else!! That's the awesome part! I'm so excited for all of us!!! We'll all have a whole new life to enjoy very soon! ROCK ON!!!
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    Smokey2112...it's here!

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    Smokey2112...it's here!

    WELP..the deed has been done Surgery went well..but my back.. upper back like between my shoulders is killing me! NOT ROCK ON! I'm moving around really well the nurse said. I'll write more on Sunday..they just gave me some morphine.. No one will bring me a vodka and cranberry though.. I'm gonna get some rest... I'm in a room overlooking Lake Michigan and a view of the city.. pretty cool! Ally where do you live?? I live in Wicker Park. Talk to ya'll later... gonna get some rest! ROCK ON!!!
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    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Come on over to the February 2011 banders board.. it will be easier for us to communicate!! http://www.lapbandta...2011-bandsters/
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    OMG... the day is here..

    Congrats hon! My surgery is today too! I wish you the best of luck!!! You're gonna do great!! GOOD LUCK!! HUGS!!
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    Women of Color and WLS-New Social Group

    Exactly! Anybody can be a success as long as they want to be!!! Thanks hon!
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    Women of Color and WLS-New Social Group

    If you find anything else let me know.. I analyze EVERYTHING.. sometimes I drive myself crazy..lol But I still would think that you can't really even compare the same people if they aren't doing the same type of exercises, working out the same amount of time, eating the same foods, etc.. do you know what I mean? What if some people had more stress than others or some people weren't getting enough sleep, or some drank wine where others drank vodka.. do you know what I mean? I just don't see how it makes sense how you can compare one against the other unless all of the other variables were the same.. period... but that's the way I think.. like I said..I analyze EVERYTHING! lol
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    Smokey2112...it's here!

    They called earlier to tell me to be at the hospital at 10:30!!:Banane09: At least I can drop of my youngest at school and then go to the grocery store to pick up a few things for the kids while I'm gone..come home shower and be on my way! So nice to have a teenager..usually it isn't.. he's picking up my youngest from school and babysitting for me so I know they'll be A-OK! I'm so excited!! I hate needles though..
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