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    Well, I still have a couple weeks before I'm able to have any alcoholic beverages--but I'm already trying to give some thought to what my best drink options will be. I know, I'm going to do better with the lapband if I don't drink too much...and I don't plan to, but the reality is, I have a job that puts me in a lot of open bar situations. So I'd rather just have a game plan in place. So with that...what do you think my best options are. I've already thought about just mixing liquor (tequila, etc) with lime juice... or maybe mixing SF crystal light? Also i've heard bloody marys are probably a good option. Appreciate any suggestions, or what you've found to be low cal and tasty.
  2. I'm wondering if someone who has already been banded can tell me how long before they were able to start being active and exercising? I usually do kickboxing weekly and signed up to do my third half-marathon...so i'm hoping it wont take too long before i'm back to being able to do more strenuous activity? Thanks in advance!
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    Haven't gotten my frenemy and freaking out!?

    Yeah, that's exactly what I did, left it in an extra week so I wouldn't have to deal with it during my surgery. However, the odd thing was my body didn't care it was still there and I got my period (albeit very light) the day of surgery anyway. Which is weird, b/c I've left it in an extra week before and it was fine. I guess between the new change in diet and all the stuff going on, my body didn't know what to do. Anyway, they had told me at my first appt that the doctor may have me take it out a couple weeks before, but when I spoke to her she said to just leave it. So yeah, check with them and see what they say.
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    PCOS/Band Success Stories

    Thanks for sharing! That's really great to hear! I agree, it has a lot to do with what you put in to it, so i'm going to put in all i can.
  5. Good point about the sugar, Melissannde! I did take a look at the sugar content in the yogurt and wondered if it is too much, but the packet from the RD unfortunately doesn't specify anything other than making it nonfat. I'll have to call her tomorrow and check. And Shirley, yes, I'm taking Flintstones too! Although I'll have to take a look and see if it complete with the choline. I do agree, chewing them did help take a little edge off when hungry. Good tips Marie...sounds pretty delicious! I don't think I can get that fancy with my shakes during the pre-op diet, but probably do more of those kinds of things after surgery. Again, thanks for all of the support and tips...I can't imagine doing this without the support of this forum!
  6. Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself. I just was approved by insurance this week (yay!) and meet with the surgeon on April 27th. I'm hoping to schedule my surgery for end of May/early June. I'm 28, live in NYC and looking to lose approx 100lbs. I'm really excited about this process--and while nervous, now that I've made the decision just can't wait to start this journey! I'd love to hear from others who have success stories to share, were recently banded, as well as those who are looking to have surgery in the same time frame as me, so we can hopefully go through it together. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for all the input everyone! I am having my mom check out walmart where she lives to see what they have (since there is no walmart in nyc...so they don't deliver here either :-/ ) I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the muscle milk, although I think I had one a couple months back at fashion week, of all places! haha. maybe i'll pick one up and see if it's something I can tolerate for a couple of weeks. And good to know about the bariatricadvantage, as that is where I was looking initially...so I might end up going that route, as my doctor has said i can have 5 of those shakes a day plus 1 bar, on top of my low-cal/fat dinner...so it seems like more substance and will keep me feeling like I get a lot throughout the day. Where as, if I understand correctly, any other shakes, its just 3 shakes a day plus the dinner. We'll see.
  8. Thanks so much for the replies. That's good to know. I'll of course talk to my surgeon about it, but wanted to get feedback sooner than that
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    looking for a buddy ...

    I'm meeting with my surgeon on April 27th, and hoping to have surgery scheduled for the end of May. I'm 28 and my goal is to lose 100lbs. I too would love to have someone to chat with as I make this life change and adjust to new ways. Hope to find some people to chat or email with! Thanks!

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