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  1. princess77

    slim band and dna testing

    I'm not sure what's with the DNA testing. I have a lap band and didn't have to have that done. I'm almost 5 years with the band so maybe that's something new or newer than when I got mine done Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  2. princess77

    Suggestions - prefer vegetarian

    Cottage cheese, Peanut Butter yogurt, milk, many veggies and many nuts are high in Protein. Yeah carbs are not our bariatric friend. Stay far away from them. In moderation is fine but if your already falling back to them it's best to clean them right out of the house. Make a menu for the week and go grocery shopping after a meal and stick to the list. This really helped me. Not sure what support you have but talk to your dietitian about portions and meal ideas. Also could join if you haven't yet the meals forum on here. Great ideas. Or even Google bariatric meals. There are thousands of great ones. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  3. princess77

    slim band and dna testing

    It's the same as a lap band just a different version but acts the same Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  4. princess77

    Having doubts before I'm even started

    Trust me you got this. The worst part for both my husband and I was the pre-op liquid diet. I felt exactly the same as you. Thinking what the heck are we doing. But so so worth it. Once you actually have the surgery you will be very pleasantly surprised how little you want or can eat and feel satisfied. Not hungry and to loose weight is a great feeling. Don't give up and drink lots of Water it really does help. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  5. princess77

    Telling family/friends?

    Exactly. I have also witnessed it first hand. My cousin had the sleeve and other family would talk about her in a negative way about getting it done. I would try to explain it to them how it works but they never wanted to listen. I feel bad for her knowing we did also and she doesn't know but we have enough stress in life and don't need to add more. If you choose later on that's fine too. I did tell a close friend later on. Best of luck to you. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  6. princess77

    Telling family/friends?

    Personally if your not comfortable telling them then don't. My husband and I both got lap bands 5 years ago and the only ones who know are immediate family. I felt that they would say it's the easy was out. With out them actually knowing it's just a tool and we are actually doing the work. I felt the same as you and we choose not to say anything. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  7. princess77

    Need help/advice

    I'm thinking a little fill would be a good idea. If I was you that's what I would do. Also go back to the basics of eating. You have reached your band level and need a fill. Once you stop loosing and start eating more it's a sign for a fill. Also the apt in it self is a good boost to get back on track. You can do it. You already have you just need a little boost. I found doing a menu really helped and sticking to the grocery list. Planning meals is a big part of it. Your stronger than you think. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  8. I'm 4 years 9 month with a band and live hot spicy foods. I haven't ever had an issue once I got to the full solids stage. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  9. princess77

    Lap band

    Opps hit send by accident. I meant very effective if used correctly. I have a lap band as well as my husband. We have both been very successful. Do not be discouraged. My two good friends and a cousin all had the sleeve two are failing the sleeve. Gaining back weight now. I and my husband have had the band almost 5 years. Glad I choose this option for the reason of its adjustability. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  10. princess77

    Lap band

    Like any of these surgery they are all tools and very effective Sent from my SM-G930W8 using the BariatricPal App
  11. I will be getting my band March 2nd 2012 in Vancouver by Dr.Mitchell.
  12. I just wanted to start a March group. My surgery date is March 2nd.
  13. princess77

    My Journey

  14. how is everyone doing now that it's been over 6 months. I'm doing well I'm down 67lbs. My goal is 100 down by march 2nd which will be my 1yr mark. Works out to 1.6lbs a week I have to lose. Weight loss has slowed since the beginning but I was told this would happen. It seemed easy at first with little effort but now its more work. I don't say I have any regrets other than I wish it was covered, but glad I got it done. I struggle sometimes on what to eat I seem to eat the same dozen meals all the time. Looking into seeing a dietition hoping they can help expand my menu or edit it at least. I still need to work on the chew, chew, chew. Lol also eating more and eating first my Protein. Well that's about it in short form hope to hear from ya all soon.
  15. princess77

    Great Expectations

    Best one yet Jean I love it.
  16. princess77


    I eat 4 oz of protein and the rest veggies to make up to a cup of total food. Water like mentioned above it the best, but crystal light is good too. Skim or 1% milk to get some calcium is also good. Best of luck to you
  17. princess77

    It's Always Good With Bad...

    30 thousands not to bad my husband and I paid out close to 40 + flight and hotel for us and 2 caretakers as they wouldn't let us just have one due to both of us having surgery one right after the other. But right now I can say each day I feel it was more and more worth it. Love our bands. Best of luck and I'm also thankful my husband and I did it together.
  18. princess77


    Do you have support from a dietition? If not I can ask mine if you have any questions I can't help with. I am not that far ahead of you as per getting banded mine was March 2nd. I too was wondering what to eat and such. My dietition told me to slowly introduce new foods, eating protein first then veggies or fruits and then carbs last, I have been staying away from carbs as much as possible as they turn to sugar. She said to weigh out 3ounces of protein in a 1 cup glass measuring cup fill the rest with veggies packed full. So as per breakfast I have 1/2 a cup of oatmeal and say a half a banana and 20 mins later a cup of milk. Another time I will have a half cup of yogart and some grapes. She also said she doesn't want me to drink my protein but to eat it. Eggs are good protein I will hard boil some the night before to have on hand, I will have 2 for breakfast and a toasted flat bread, and some orange slices. Salmon is one of the highest in protein. I have small salmon wraps a lot, even egg salad. I can eat almost anything as long as I chew chew chew.. What ever you eat pick the best for example if you are wanting crackers pick the less fat out of the bunch and have less of them as before.. Hope this helps you a little bit. Take care. I hope you don't mind I add you as a friend. Always remember that your not alone. We can do this..
  19. princess77

    Surgery Pic of Lapband and Hernia

    that's cool you got have these.
  20. princess77


    I had just talked to my dietition about this. Do you have a support team, nurses, Dietition ect you can call up. Anyways what she said to me is the swelling goes down and the hunger increases because the band becomes looser. She also had asked how much water I am drinking and when. I was drinking only 4 cups of water max a day she told me to increase my water intake between meals taking in about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup or so every 15-30 mins. This will help tie you over longer. It really works and helps flush out your fat that you are burning also. You should never feel full it indicates that you have eaten too much. Slowing down eating is hard she said to divide food on your plate into 4 equall sections and take 5 mins to eat each. 45 sec's - 1 min per bite. I hope this helps you a little it has me.
  21. princess77

    Inertia - The Real Weight Loss Killer

    Great read sure is going to make me think more clearly and be more aware. Thanks
  22. I'm on the same page as you, I just told them its a hurnia repair.
  23. princess77

    March Bandsters!

    g best of luck, you will be just fine

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