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nikki c

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    3-5 Foods You Can't Niw Live Without:

    I start on high then cook on low the rest of the time. I can't remember the oz , I would guess 32? It's the large old el paso can, not the small one (I think there are only 2 sizes). It's big... Sorry! I'll try to look next time I'm at the store.
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    3-5 Foods You Can't Niw Live Without:

    @maddysgram - thank you, and you're welcome!
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    3-5 Foods You Can't Niw Live Without:

    8 chicken breasts 1 onion 3 cloves garlic 1 bell pepper Several jalapenos (I do about 5, the gest cooks out a lot) 1 can diced green chiles (sm) 2 chicken bouillon cubes 2 lg cans old el paso enchilada sauce 3 cans black Beans .5 bag of frozen corn Salt and pepper to taste dice all the veggies and throw everything in the crockpot. cook 6-8 hours, then pull the chicken and shred it (it falls apart). Put the chicken back in to soak up juices and leave crock pot on low. This takes about an hour, I like to leave it juicy. I divide this into smaller dishes and freeze it. I take out one dish and it serves about 3 meals for me. I like it with melted cheddar cheese and crushed red pepper, then dipped into sour cream. it's low carb, high Protein and DELICIOUS! Sorry the measurements aren't exact, I created this recipe and usually just wing it
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    3-5 Foods You Can't Niw Live Without:

    Crockpot enchilada chicken boca meatless burgers cheese Deli Ham Protein shakes You can use the PB2 as a paste after you add Water, but the taste isn't like normal Peanut Butter. It's kinda grainy and unsweet, tastes a lot like ground peanuts. I looooove it in homemade shakes, tho - nice protein kick!
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    Plication Lapband Fills

    I wasn't nervous either. It didn't seem like a big change to me, just another tool. I will tell you that now that I'm closer to goal the pounds are harder to lose and the band is REALLY coming into play. Before I could rely on my plication, but now that allows me to eat too much to lose.
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    Mirrors Vs. Pictures

    I see myself larger in the mirror than I a in photo. Just like jachut said, when I see a pic of me with a normal sized person I can't believe it! It was a HUGE revelation!
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    Plication People!

    I was nervous right after surgery because I was also hungry. I think fills are necessary with plication, definitely for me. Plication was not enough. I was still hungry, still eating fast and able to drink. I guess I needed the restraint the band forces. You have the band, why wouldn't you fill it? That seems ridiculous to me. Every tool will help you, use it!
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    Plication Lapband Fills

    Forgot to answer: I've had 4 fills total. I've plateaued since march/april. Struggling for every ounce of loss now, but I'm getting really close to goal so I expected it. still frustrating, though. I have days/weeks when I'm very hungry, then days and weeks when I'm not or my band is too tight to actually eat substantially. When I'm on a hungry streak I just make sure I follow no carb and eat until I'm not hungry. I try not to eat until I'm "full", just until I'm not hungry anymore. I find it's easier to do that if I start with very small portions - like 3 oz of meat instead of 6. 1 piece of cheese instead of 2. I'm still visual, I want to see a clean plate. Any more questions, I'm happy to help.
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    Plication Lapband Fills

    I was banded and plicated june 2011. I'm down 83 lb, from 268 to 184. I'm happy with my decision, I think the plication has helped a lot. One main reason is that there are some days with the band that I can eat like im not banded. Anything and everything. The plication keeps me from eating a lot. I can way about the size of a kids meal if I'm not restricted by the band. My first fill was 4 weeks after surgery, I hit green zone at the third fill (possibly a little past green, but I like it tight).
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    My Fitness Pal

    Hi guys, I'm always looming for mfp friends, I'm skinnybitchnikki. Add me!
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    Anyone Located Jacksonville Fl........

    A friend of mine said dr p is not at the practice anymore...idk. I liked him better.
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    Anyone Located Jacksonville Fl........

    Im working to 150. Thats my goal. I'm now healthy, active and way more attractive, just want to reach that dream weight. Dr cywes is my dr too!
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    Anyone Have, "bad," Band Days??

    I have days where I struggle with absolutely everything. I actually got WATER stuck once and had to get rid of it. I just live with it, figure I'll lose more cause I have such a huge calorie dip that day.
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    Anyone Located Jacksonville Fl........

    I'm in jax, middleburg exactly. Im here for support! find me on my fitness pal: skinnybitchnikki
  15. Im in jacksonville, fl and was banded by Dr. Cywes june of 2011. If anyone needs a buddy or mentor feel free to contact me!
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    Anyone Banded Last Summer (2011)

    I got restriction in october. That was my 3rd fill and it was perfect. Since then I've had 2 more for fine tuning after wt loss. sorry, I still dont know the cc's.
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    Anyone Banded Last Summer (2011)

    I was banded 6/27/11 and have lost 86 so far, 30ish more to go. Idk how many cc's I have, I've had 5 fills and my band is tight (my preference). I follow low carb, high protein. I used to exercise 6 days a week but I started working in january and have not had the time nor the energy to keep that up. ugh. I need to start exercising again...
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    Calorie Counter

    I'm skinnybitchnikki, feel free to add me!
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    Youngster Bandster??

    I'm 26, banded at 25. My highest (non pregnant weight) was 268. My dr has banded teenagers, I promise we aren't the youngest!
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    Share You Weight Loss Please :)

    I was banded 6/27/11 and I've lost 86 pounds so far, 33 from goal. I've had no problems with my band. The shake stage is very hard, but once you start losing you become addicted to it... Its easier for me to say no to food because I know I'll lose weight by not eating it. Gl!
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    Anyone With Federal Bcbs??

    I think mine was 2 days, gl!
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    Any Atkins Banders Out There?!

    I've done low carb (<30) from the beginning and I've lost 82lb in a year. I think its awesome, toot can see what I eat on my fitness pal, I'm skinnybitchnikki. Its a great tool for accountability.
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    Tips To Curb Sugar Cravings

    Even though you are cutting out sugars, if you continue eating carbs the cravings will not go away. My dr advises under 30 carbs a day, and those are only allotted for incidentals (ie: coffee cream, ketchup). the first 2 days off carbs are awful, but the third is SO much better and by the end of 2 weeks you wont crave anymore. Now I'm able to have one piece of candy/cake/sweets and not get drawn back into the regular cravings. this might be your solution, too - And the weight loss is AMAZING!
  24. I stay at 50-60 g protein and under 30 carbs daily (for the most part), thats what my dr advised. For food ideas you can find me on my fitness pal (skinnybitchnikki) and see what I eat! Gl
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    What About Wine???

    I have the same problem. I now limit myself to 1 (large) glass a night when I want it, but I go into it telling myself that I'm only allowing myself to drink because I will NOT allow myself to eat after consuming alcohol. I eat dinner before, and nothing after alcohol. thats my rule..out works for me

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