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    Loving my new toy!

    I will admit it, I am HORRIBLE with exercise. I don't do it, never really have. I do kinda like strength training though and have found a new toy I love!!!! It's an over the door resistance training set. I've used it 6 times in 2 days, lol. We'll see if it helps with toning.....here's hoping
  2. Trying to focus on eating healthy instead of dieting, been stalled so long that I need to face this might be it. Time to focus on health..

  3. I use Depo (the 3 month shot) and love it. I've been using it for about 15 years with no problems, and no periods. I highly recommend, but do warn that some women do gain weight with it, but I've been lucky there as well. Good luck in your research.
  4. Found a couple of recipes that I tried this weekend. All I can say is I was pleasantly surprised, because these are sooooooo good!!! Salty & Crunchy Treat 2 bunches spirally kale (could prob use any type) Olive oil (didn't measure - just enough to lighly coat kale salt & pepper to taste Optional; I sprinkled mine with a light dusting of Parmesan & Romano cheese (cheap stuff in the shaker bottle) Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes. Sweet Treat 1 Frozen banana (cut to bite size and freeze 1-2 hrs) splash of almond milk vanilla flavor to taste Blend in food processor until smoothe - soooooo good! Hope ya'll enjoy, I know I have - bye bye pringles and Ben & Jerry's
  5. Not only have I fallen off the wagon, I can't even find the wagon anymore :(

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    Easy Way To Increase Veggie/fruit Intake

    I hope ya'll enjoy - also needed to note that you should freeze any portions you cannot consume withing 24 hours, tends to not settle too well after that amount of time, but defrosts fine - go figure
  7. Came across this idea online a couple of weeks ago and can't even remember where, so I make no claims to this being my idea. An easy way to fit in your 5 a day is with a smoothie. The base for the smoothie is a cup of spinach and 2 bananas - then add fruit and veggies as desired. My usual is; 1 cup spinach (I use frozen) 2 bananas 1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup sliced apples (with peels) 1 small can sliced pinapple with juice 1 cucumber (with peels) 1 pack berry blend Protein mix Enough Water to blend It's quite tasty! You don't "taste" the spinach but you sure see it, and the cucumber gives it a fresh flavor with no real taste because the sweetness of the fruits dominate your taste buds. As a bonus, adding this to my diet has broken my latest stall. If anyone tries it, let me know what you think and any variations you've tried that are yummy (especially one with more veggies than fruit)
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    Free Ipod Touch Contest!

    My surgeon was Edward Facundus with Alabama Surgical Associates in Huntsville, Al
  12. Off topic, I know, but have you ever thought of being a writer - your way with words is so fluid! Congrats and good luck for your journey
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    Free Ipod Touch Contest!

    I second the question on not having answers on patient profile - my doctor isn't listed in the drop box and there is no option to type a name in. I also don't know the total cost of my surgery?????
  14. I love this idea! It's no longer Friday, but since I haven't gone to bed it still is for me, lol. My confession is that I do not eat slowly. I finish eating within 2 minutes. My restriction feels the same at almost a year out so I'm not sweating it. I blame the public school system, i used to get an average of 7 minutes to eat!
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    I Would Really Like To Burp...

    It took me months after surgery to be able to burp again, and I wasn't told of any problems, so I'm not sure what the deal was. All I cab say is good luck and hope you find relief soon!
  16. sychadelic

    Goal Weight?

    You could ask your surgeon at follow up appointments what they recommend or use a BMI calculator to find a weight that would fall in normal range at your height. Good luck.
  17. Hope you have a great time!
  18. Watching the Christmas Classic Cartoons, yep, I'm a big kid! (but getting smaller every day, hehe)

  19. Whoa! Wait! What?!? 11 Days until Christmas? Are you kidding me??

  20. I remember that I had one site that really bothered me and remember mentioning it at my 6 week check up and was told it was most likely the inner stitch still healing. With the little scars on the outside it sometimes escaped us how much went on, on the inside. As always, your best bet is to check with your doctor, always better safe than sorry. Hope you feel better soon!
  21. I normally drink a grande skinny vanilla latte breve, it's a little lower on the carb count I think but higher on calories - just depends on what you want to cut down on. I try to keep it a weekend only thing but now that it's getting cold, who knows!
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    The Scale Experiment

    Ooooh, that sounds interesting. I've made myself only weigh once a week since I can let a bad weigh in really bring me down and then I go back to old bad habits. I would love to be able to walk away from it for a month at a time at some point - let us know how it goes!
  23. Was able to get into my favorite jeans from years ago - not made of stretcy material - yaaaaay!!!!

  24. The only times I've been worried about it is when I've had way too much coffee in a day or have gotten into something sugar free. It's not different than before surgery for me though - your stomach will let you know it's not happy (or at least mine does)
  25. I also have a tendency to eat the same thing for a while with no complaint. Every day for lunch I have cottage cheese with multigrain crackers. There are also days that I eat nothing but several servings of egg drop soup pr deviled eggs. I love not having to think of what to eat everyday.