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kittyforet last won the day on June 27 2011

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About kittyforet

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  • Birthday 02/20/1973

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  1. kittyforet

    True Results - Houston

    I had to pay for everything. Even the hernia. My insurance excluded everything. I hear some people only have to pay a portion due to the hernia, but I had to pay in full $9995 for the surgery and first year of aftercare.
  2. kittyforet

    Looking for a Houston, texas group

    Clear Lake area.
  3. I am in the Clear Lake area. Not much as far as groups that I know of, but would love to get together sometime. I do meet with a small group of ladies (6 or so) once a month in Alvin. Feel free to email me, as i check that more than here. kittyforet@yahoo.com
  4. kittyforet

    Looking for a Houston, texas group

    I was banded by Dr. Reilly at True Results Houston.
  5. Happy 40th Birthday kittyforet!

  6. kittyforet

    doctor Riley Houston Texas... true results

    I used him for my Lap band. Nice guy
  7. kittyforet

    What Is Your Job?

    High school cosmetology teacher and full-time wife and mother. Never a dull moment unless everyone is asleep. My kids are 12(son with autism), 9(son) and 5(daughter) and keep me busy when I'm not at work. Hubby works shift work so half the time we are passing each other. I work a lot of extra hours with my job, trying to make sure my students earn their hours and skills required to become licensed by the state. Can be very stressful at times, but also very rewarding. Some days though its all drama.
  8. kittyforet

    Fills, unfills and refills

    I had to have some removed in April 2012 and have not gotten back the same restriction I had before. I was about 7.5 and too tight; my doctors office was closed so I had to go to the emergency clinic the surgeon recommends. I think they took out 1 cc but was not told exactly how much. Since then I've been getting small fills and gained 10 pounds. Eating too much and the wrong stuff because I COULD. It was almost like I gave myself permission to be bad. Earlier this month at my appointment I asked the nurse to remove and measure my fluid, which was supposed to be 8.5. Imagine her surprise when it only showed I had 6.3! No restriction at all at that point, even the barium swallow showed fluid flowing right through the band. Now I'm up to 6.8 and for two weeks I couldn't tell any difference. Last night and today, however, I've experienced first bite syndrome. Last night it was a few bites of chicken breast and today it was fish. Too big of a bite and my band is back at work. Will be doing liquids the rest of today. So far nothing has come up but I can tell I screwed up. So long story short, I lost restriction and am having a hard time getting it back.
  9. Some days I feel like a failure. Not because I drink soda (I no longer desire it), but because I make a conscious choice to abandon what I was taught and ignore the rules. I have days where I eat the wrong things and don't exercise. I go through times where I wallow in self pity about how I'm not losing like I did in the beginning. But the one thing I cannot do, no matter how much I want to, is blame my band. It does its job; I am the one not following the rules. So, that being said, I'm starting over. Following the rules but not throwing in the towel if I slip up. Picking myself back up after a bad day and reminding myself that I lost weight before and I can do it again if I follow the rules and toss out the bad food that goes right through the band. Just because I can eat or drink it doesn't mean I should and I have to get past that. Make today the day that you start fresh. Follow the rules. Pick one goal this week and start making it happen. Drink 64+ oz of water. Exercise 15-30 + minutes per day at least 3 times this week. Eat protein first and stay away from soda and slider foods. Ignore stuff that doesn't help you personally. Every day is a new chance to do what's right. I'm far from perfect and don't pretend to be, but I can start over and so can you. We all fall short at some point but we aren't perfect. My goal this week is to drink 64 oz of water daily and exercise 4 days for at least 30 minutes. Already have one exercise session done, now to work on the water. I'm also tossing out the trash (chocolate candy) that is staring at me. It's not in my plan so it's gotta go away or I'll eat it until I am sick to my stomach. Feel free to message me and we can hold each other accountable. You can start over. You're worth it.
  10. kittyforet

    Please help...need food ideas.

    Some great sites other than those already mentioned include Michelle's blog at theworldaccordingtoeggface and bandfriendlyrecipes. I've never had anything bad from either of these sites. Want ice cream?!?!? Michelle has many versions to try! And all are made with protein! Yummy!
  11. kittyforet

    Starting A 5 K Group In Houston Texas....

    Great! I'm not a runner. Wouldn't be able to run to save my life. I've stopped going to the gym since school started and my kids had baseball but now that the season is over I'll get back to the treadmill. I've seen several people post that that did the C2 5 k but I'm scared of running. Walking I can do. If I can get motivated I might join some of my coworkers in May doing the gritty goddess 5k obstacle run. They had a lot of fun. We shall see. Sent from my iPhone using LapBandTalk
  12. Please send it to me too. I'm very interested! Kittyforet@yahoo.com Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using LapBandTalk
  13. kittyforet

    Starting A 5 K Group In Houston Texas....

    How did you get started working up to a 5k? I have no running experience. Sent from my iPhone using LapBandTalk
  14. kittyforet

    Need A Buddy .. Texas Here

    I'm in Houston. Actually Clear Lake area. I was banded by Dr. Reilly at True Results in June 2011. Been struggling lately but hoping to get back into the gym now that two of my kids aren't having baseball 5 days a week. I'm on Facebook but I don't publicly share that there, as my boss is my friend and not a lot od people at work know. Feel free to friend me but send a message saying you're on LBT. I'll be happy to share my experiences via email, text or private message. Kristi Sent from my iPhone using LapBandTalk

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