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NJGirl32

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About NJGirl32

  • Rank
    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 12/16/1962

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Teacher
  • City
    New Brunswick
  • State
    New Jersey
  • Zip Code
    08806
  1. Happy 50th Birthday NJGirl32!

  2. Wow! What a shopping trip! I fit into a size 12 skort!! A fricken size 12!! Really? Who is this girl? I range from a 14-16 and have been getting into 14s lately so there was a cute red skort on sale - but only a size 12 left. So I figure why not? It not only fit-but it wasn't tight either! I think at the weight I am now I don't need to lose as much to go down a size-whereas when I was heavier I could straddle a size for a much greater weight range. SO I headed up to the bras- and I am a 38C-Whoa! I think this time last year I was a 42D or more. It's hard to go down sizes (mentally). I still gravitate to the bigger sizes. Last year I was a 22-this year a 14 and that adorable size 12 skort! To all of you starting out-just wait until next summer comes-you will feel and look so different and yes, it will definitely be worth it!
  3. NJGirl32

    Eating In Evening, Not In Morning

    It seems you are eating sliders in the morning and for lunch-I am guessing this is making you hungry in the evening. Try packing some snacks that aren't mushies or liquid. I do know they go down easier and are a lot less trouble to deal with-but maybe you need to be eating a little more substance througout the day. You might be hungry and eating too fast or too much becuase you really haven't had any solids, I pack a yogurt, nuts, granola, banana, and snack throughout the day. This week I packed some watermelon-thank God no one was in my office because my stomache sure did make some crazy noises! lol Sounds like you are doing an awesome job-congrats!!
  4. Awesome! What a great accomplishment by taking your life in a positive direction! I have lost 60+ and just realized that I really need to get new underwear-wow-really? I can't remember the last time I was a size 7 in underwear! lol Today I bought a bra- a size 38C- couldn't believe it fit perfectly-my other bras could have been used as bicycle helmets for simease twins! lol Keep up the wonderful work!
  5. NJGirl32

    Fast Food For Bandsters!!!

    Cindy you made me smile! lol Keep in mind that my goal weight is 175! lol I think I have lost only 10 pounds in the last 3 months so it's slowing up. I am at 192 now-so next month I might get another fill-but I still have restriction. How are you?!
  6. NJGirl32

    Fast Food For Bandsters!!!

    OMG!!! Tried their chicken soup while at the mall and I am in love! It was so good and a little spicy too! Next time I go I am going to get a few extras and freeze them! I didn't use the ag of toppings to save on calories. Thanks again for the heads up!
  7. NJGirl32

    Fast Food For Bandsters!!!

    Just read your blog-love it! I want to try the chicken salad and the soup!
  8. NJGirl32

    Fast Food For Bandsters!!!

    I am going to read it now-I like fast food but can't do most of it. Wendy's chile works and so does taco bell- i order just 1 taco and it goes down great. Also McDonald's chicken wrap-minus the wrap. It's really hard because I can't eat much for lunch. I met my firend for an after work drink and appetizer. We order the nachos with beef and that went down great too. I am always looking for something that I can handle. Most times when I go out to eat I whine up bringing most of the food home.
  9. MMM My last fill was in August-this past month I haven't lost anything and maybe gained 2 pounds. The last 2 days I have been hungry- you said they holidays left some temptations and I drank more than I usally do=empty calories, plus too much junk in the house! The crap is getting thrown out this weekend or put safely dar away! I am scheduling another fill-I think it's time. Good luck to you!
  10. NJGirl32

    Tech Question About This Site.......

    Same thing happens to me-this happened several weeks ago and it's one reason I don't go on much. I think if you right click an area up top (the gray area) then click compatabilty view button to uncheck it (if it is checked) it helps.
  11. NJGirl32

    Ups And Downs

    Oh you just aren't at that zone yet-hang in there I know it's so frustrating. There is no way ever I could eat a chick fil a sandwich-my band simply would not let me even if I tried. There are plenty of foods I wish I could eat but my band would not agree with it and I would be PBing in the bathroom. It took me about 3 months and 4 fills until the band finally did it's magic. I haven't had a fill since August and have been losing slow and steady since then. You will absolutely get there!! They never tell you it could take 3 months post surgery or 4 fills until anything happens! Good luck to you and may this year be life-changing for you!!
  12. NJGirl32

    New Year-new Me!

    It's been a while since I posted-actually I have been having trouble with LapBand's webpage (it overlaps posts and makes it hard to read the posts).,but I just wanted to drop by and say hello! What an amazing holiday season for me! I have been hovering around the 190 range which is SO amazing since the week before surgery I weighed 248 and a year before that I was 258! I loved the way I look. I can remember this time last year avoiding all mirrors in department stores and now I love trying on clothes. I brought my camera to all holiday celebrations and gladly put myself in photos without hiding behind people! My daughter bought me victoria secret PJs in an XL and the pants are baggy-how cool is that? My self-confidence is back and I am so glad that I had this surgery. I know some people count calories, exercise,, and record every morsel-but I do not-hoestly I do not do anything. Truthfully, if I did I would probably lose faster because at this point I am losing 5 pounds a month-but I am ok with that-really! I really can't eat a lot anyway. I am trying to make friends with my band. I avoid problems foods like breads, pizza, and unfortunately fruit. When I go to a resturant (which I do gfrequently) I order a seafood item and maybe soup. If I know I am going to dinner I will avoid eating until that time-with the exception of a snack. I simply can not eat in the afternoon and then eat at dinner. Today I have an appetite-for the first time in a lonnng time I was ablet to eat a small omelet and I had a brownie. I am wondering if I may need a fill? But I have wondered that so many times since my last fill in August. I am just about 15 pounds from my goal of 175-I can't wait to get there! Life is really good being thinner-I have more energy, I go out to social functions much,much, more and I look forward to them. During the holidays I have had wine and drinks at parties but now that the holidays are over those extra calories will stop and hopefully the scale will dip into the 180's! Wow! That would be amazing. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and thinner New Year!!
  13. NJGirl32

    My Band Has Slipped

    My understanding is that they unfill your band completely and see if it settles into place-this could take several weeks. I am not sure if you wentt a Center of Excellence but I believe they now stitch the band in such a way to try to avoid a slip. Lots of people have had slips on this forum-consider it a bump in the road not the end of a journey. Wishing you well!
  14. Happy 49th Birthday NJGirl32!

  15. Thanks for the input! Jachurt-you really hit a nerve with me-I do get bored at home! It's not like my summers are action packed-I'm usually cleaning something! lol I got the call from HR and they would like to offer me the position. Tomorrow I go in to find the exact details. I amm going to take the job. One thing I really didn't factor into the equation initially was that it's the kind of work I really enjoy and find extremely challenging. I feel best when I am productive and making an impact-which I think I can do with this job. It's a big gamble because I have a great job now-but I do get restless and I thin I could benefit from a change. I will gain adminstrative experience which could open doors for me in the future. After 20 years teaching I am ready to try something different. Thanks again for the replies-they really did help!
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