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    curlygirly999 got a reaction from chrissylu in Are You Making Good Food Choices?   
    My lapband journey has been frought with issues related to food. I am still a work in progress as far as getting my mind in the right place. These are the things that help me most:
    1) Create a set menu and stick to it! You can deviate a little but having my meals planned everyday and always having those foods stocked up makes it easier to follow through.
    2) Track your calories, somehow someway. I use the MyFitnessPal app on my phone which makes it easy. I can even scan the barcode on food items to add a serving. This means also tracking your bad food choices, which helps you realize how much you are hurting your progress compared to when you follow your plan.
    3) Get help. I am fortunate enough to have health insurance that allows for therapy and it took me a while to admit I might need it but after going (had my 10th session today) I feel much better, less negative and more hopeful about my future. I also watch a lot of youtube videos by josielenore who has struggled with her own food issues. This one in particular pretty much changed my whole perspective on this food thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOJEkmsvz80&context=C3129502ADOEgsToPDskJyr1TLHodUAAe9k-LZfdkG
    Remember to take is slow. These things will take time. You will never just wake up and have everything right in your head. It is work but it is worth it. Posting on this forum is a great sign that you want to be successful and want to reach out to others. We are here for you! :-) Hope this helps.
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    curlygirly999 reacted to ladyfromirvine in Am I Eating Too Much? Look At My Menu & Chime In.   
    sounds like healthy eating to me.. but depends on your activity level too.. if youre satisfied with the rate of weight you are losing at.. youre ok.. don't compare yourself to anyone.. each persons journey is their own.. good luck
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    curlygirly999 got a reaction from skintyprincess in Am I Eating Too Much? Look At My Menu & Chime In.   
    Recently I talked to a co-worker about her LapBand experience and diet. She looks AMAZING at 4 years out. I am almost 1 year out and have had 5 fills at this point. I have not gone back to the doctor since October because I felt like if I got filled any more I would not be able to eat the healthy foods I love. Well, after my chat with my co-worker, I feel like I'm completely overeating at least compared to her.
    So I wanted to reach out to you successful bandsters and ask your opinion on my menu. Here is what I eat everyday. Do you think it is too much volume of food? Does it look like I might need a fill if I can easily eat all this food? Calories are about 880-900 a day.
    1 egg scrambled (70 cal)
    3 asparagus spears (10 cal)
    1 slice bread (80 cal)
    1 oz (~15) almonds (160 cal)
    1 tbsp dark chocolate chips (70 cal)
    1 ½ cup raw salad greens (15 cal)
    3 oz. chicken breast (145 cal)
    ½ cup raw veggie mix (15 cal)
    2 tblsp Lite Salad Dressing (60 cal)
    3 oz chicken breast (145 cal)
    ½ -1 cup cooked greens (collards , kale, spinach) (18-36 cal)
    Snack (if hungry)
    ½ cup yogurt (76 cal)
    ½ tablespoon honey (30 cal)

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