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About MissyJake

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  • Birthday 07/23/1960

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  1. MissyJake

    One Week after Surgery

    Keep up the good work! I didn't feel any restriction until my third fill. My band is a 14cc band. I have 5cc's in it. By restriction, I mean things get stuck. I always have to remember to chew my food. I can still eat a lot if I wanted too, I have no foods that I am unable to eat. And I am still waiting to hit that elusive green zone....whatever that is. I would like to have that full feeling. Good Luck and i'm sure you are waiting for that next stage! Missy
  2. MissyJake

    The June Bug Challenge

    Weight today - 204 Name, real or screen~ Missy Age~50 Weight on June1st~207 Goal Weight for June 29th~199 (Get to ONEderland!) Exercise Goal for June~I already walk 3-4 miles everyday.......walk twice if I feel up to it! Dietary Goal for June~ Eat Smart Personal Goal for June~ Finish painting inside the house. Date Banded~ 3-9-2011 Total Weight Loss Since Pre-Diet and Banding~ 58 pounds!
  3. I'm wondering what the Lap Band has done for those who have had surgery. I was banded almost 3 months ago and have had great weight loss, but feel the band is not working for me. It hasn't been the tool I thought it would. I have had 3 fills and have restriction....meaning, food will get stuck if I don't chew,chew , chew. I will have Slimming if I drink too much at one time. But, the feeling of Full...don't know that that has happened. Nor has it limited the amount of food I eat. I follow ALL the rules, no drinking fluids before and after. Watch my calories and walk my butt off. But, it's nothing I haven't done on my own before. I was hoping it would be more of a help or a motivator, other than feeling guilty about spending so much on the surgery. Just wondering about the rest of you.
  4. MissyJake

    Body Bugg

    I love mine. Best thing I have bought to help me on my journey. Very accurate and really motivates me to keep up on the exercise.
  5. MissyJake

    Fell Off the Wagon Today :(

    I think it's not the fact that we "Fall off the wagon"...... But, that we dust ourselves off and "Get Back On!" This lifestyle is for life and not for the duration of a diet. Slip ups happen, it's a part of life. Good luck to you and keep up the good work!
  6. MissyJake

    Indegestion and Foamy vomit

    I had talked to my Doctor about this and he said the band is too tight. Maybe if you have just ,one half a cc removed, it would make a difference.
  7. MissyJake

    My experience with Anthem BCBS

    Wow, Sounds like you have the same Medical and Doctor's office. Incompetent Boobs. My insurance BCBS PPO also allowed the full hospital charges. $25,000. Called and asked them about the negotiated rates with an in network provider. Didn't matter. they allowed the full amount. Which means I'm on the hook for the 30 % of the left over. It goes on and on.
  8. MissyJake

    8 pounds!?!?!?!? Really!

  9. MissyJake

    Body Bugg or Body Media?

    I have one and really like it. I used to over estimate the amount of exercise I was getting. Not anymore. You are also able to track your calorie intake and the amount of calories you have burned in a day. Also your sleep efficiency. They aren't cheap. And the only draw back I can find is that you can't wear it in the pool to measure calorie burn in a pool. You are able to input that info on the website though. But I love mine. Mine is a Body Media Fitt. Make sure to buy one from costco or some other place where a 1 year membership is included. I find myself downloading the info right after dinner and looking at my level of activity for the day....and if I need to walk some more to achieve my goals, I do! BTW - yes a pedometer is built into them. You can check them out at Bodymedia.com I believe the Body Bug is the earlier version of Body Media.
  10. MissyJake

    What the Heck???

    When I saw my Doctor, I told him what I was eating and the amount of exercise and he said that was fine. Starvation or No, Calories expended are the same. I'm getting my Protein and and Doc said the amount of Calories WAS NOT to low. As long as I was eating healthy. I too thought I wasn't getting enough calories. I feel good and not tired.
  11. Has anyone else had this problem? I am 4 weeks out from surgery. I lost 13 pounds Pre-op diet. and 12 in the 2 weeks following. I have a Body Bug and really watch what I eat. 500-600 calories a day . Walking 3 miles a day. And the last 2 weeks I have been gaining. .5 lbs one day 1.5 the next. I am working my ass off and still show a gain. So frustrated. I am 50 years old and yes, I know my body will take longer to lose the weight. But gaining? Come on!
  12. MissyJake

    screwed up

    Don't feel like a failure. It's tough on the liquid diet. I was banded 10 days before you....and I have to admit I grabbed a handful of Goldfish crackers and sucked on them til they dissolved in my mouth. I was just so hungry for some salt! That and I was sick of CHOCOLATE Shakes! Hang in there. soon you'll be at the soft food stage and the real fun begins! I had my first fill today. Doc put in 3 cc's and it felt like the water ,they give you to drink ,was stuck in my throat. Doc took out 1cc and everything was fine. You're doing fine. SOOO much easier when you can have real food. Good luck Rachael. You ever need a friend to talk too - feel free to write me! Missy
  13. MissyJake

    Liquid Tylenol

    I've used the Tylenol chewables for 6-11 year olds. Just take as many as I need to get the same mg's of Tylenol in an adult dosage.
  14. MissyJake

    left shoulder pain?

    Did you have a hernia repaired with your lap band? I did . When they repair the hernia they can irritate the Phrenic Nerve. The pain from the Phrenic Nerve is a reffered pain and is worst than childbirth...and I've had 5 kids. I'd gladly give birth, than have the shoulder pain I had for several days. It's has settled down, I think just the healing process helps. I tried the walking and gas-x, none of it helped. The only thing I found that helped was a very warm heating pad and laying down and trying to relax. Hang in there. It will get better. We were banded close to the same time. My surgery was 3-9-11. Missy

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