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☠carolinagirl☠ last won the day on October 26 2014

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    NC girl trying to get healthy
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  1. your TO do today: remember to eat slow...enjoy the TASTE

  2. ☠carolinagirl☠

    Weight loss plateau! HELP!

    are your clothes getting looser or too big? if so, you are losing even if the scales doesnt show it yet stay the course, continue doing what you do and it will eventually (inches lost are true signs of weight loss) sounds like you are doing great to me.
  3. your TO do today: eat breakfast

    1. lisaanewme67


      We all need this reminder @carolinagirl!!!

  4. ☠carolinagirl☠

    VIP Member Check In

    I am 49 and live in the tarheel state of NC i have been married to my hub almost 31 years we have a 24 yr old son and a 3 yr old granddaugher our son in stationed in england with the air force we just acquired a 7 month old red doberman after losing our Kabo a month ago hub/me ride harleys on weekends and like to be outside we like rock music, tattoos and movies kinda boring but we are whom we are
  5. Every day we make choices.

    1. RJ'S/beginning


      Yah, like last night...Days and days without anything sweet and last night I ate cookies...I'm such a dumb cluck! :(

    2. MrsSugarbabe


      Yes, we do. Some good, some not so good. Hopefully we're all making mostly good choices.

      Your pics are great! You're looking wonderful!!!

  6. i am with @parrishel, any pain is not good uncomfortable however could be a sign of (eating too fast/too much/need to burp) but def not pain
  7. ☠carolinagirl☠

    I wish I knew.....

    I am glad my dr told me it was ok to use Imodium AD liquids in mean liquid out (both pre and post op)
  8. ☠carolinagirl☠

    Good vs. Bad

    right on lizzie no food is good or bad.... just like no WLS is better than the other i do not read threads where people are on their scales every 5 min and spazzing over .23 oz gained and how (bad) they see themselves unless one can use the scale as a guide and not a (device) i know for a fact that clothes getting too big are a true sign of weight loss in other words, inches lost mean true weight loss people must learn to realize what makes one overweight..eating too many calories and not burning them off..i had my WLS of choice to help me not eat so much...up to me to choose what to eat...sometimes its good and sometimes its not so good... i am like you..living/enjoying life healthier and able to walk... to me, that is what is good
  9. Every day we make choices.

  10. ☠carolinagirl☠

    YES.......It is true

    There will always be tomorrow morning. The only difference between one day and the next is what you decide to do with it. What you do does make a difference, too. Even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time, and even if you seem to be headed away from your goals rather than toward them, you are the most important actor in your life. Every day we make choices. Every evening as we get ready for bed, we are the consequences of the day’s choices. The final choice we make at the end of the day is to either give up, especially after a discouraging experience, or to rededicate yourself to your path starting the next morning.
  11. ☠carolinagirl☠

    my journey with restriction

    Jeannie I love you 4ever ♥
  12. ☠carolinagirl☠

    5 days post op

    after surgery, the inside is healing..testing waters is and could be dangerous. why chance it just after having WLS?? please dont. immediately get back to the liquid and then soft phases as your doctor advised for best results and continue to follow their instructions. and i dont mean to sound mean/nasty, but what would your doctor say if you asked him/her? i bet they'd say what i just wrote...call and ask them hang in there you only just begun
  13. stumble? ...get up and keep on going

    1. gowalking



    2. lisacaron


      Dang what if you have a charlie horse?! Those have been driving me crazy this last week!!! But I'm still going :)

    3. enjoythetime


      Carolinagirl, I haven't been on in a while and I so needed to hear this today! Thank you!!!!!

  14. ☠carolinagirl☠

    my journey with restriction

    right now I have 2.5 CC in my 14cc lapband (i also have plication on my stomach). my dr said in about 2 weeks (when i had fill) i would begin to feel the fill... now i understand what (restriction) is i have always not been able to (eat) much due to the plication. i have had restriction from the beginning. lost most of my weight w/o fills. i have now have 2 fills in 3 yrs but i can eat past my (boundaries and fullness signals) if i want too and have this past week, i ate and i ate and i kept on eating.for the last 8 months, i have had a really hard time personal wise with 3 deaths in the immediate family one after the other and life issues and well, food tastes good when you are stressed..so i ate...no excuse.no woe is me...it was my reality...i was (full) or aka felt full and kept on even when it got uncomfy ...however we know we must always STOP before its get that the feeling of being stuffed or uncomfy...picture eating a huge thanksgiving dinner and you are like.....OMGod this is how i feel after eating a very small amount now its pretty cool but also i admit, i am missing eating..BUT i know since i am a volume eater, that is the only way i can lose weight so i had my WLS of choice..i had WLS to help me lose weight but i have to help the WLS also so what does it feel like besides what i wrote above (the full) feeling well, if i eat too fast, my chest can feel some what tight...and my left shoulder can twinge a smidge (not hurt)..but what i am experiencing the most is that my stomach feels like i am full and i am not wanting to eat...couldnt care less...someone from this forum named B-52 writes that is how he feels..couldnt care less/no desire.......this is exactly how i am feeling and i am enjoying it...its new..in a couple weeks, going back to get a little more..my dr is filling me slowly..he thinks i am very nearly that sweet spot (people call green) but i prefer to call it pink spot BUT us WLS patients must eat *protein* to continue to lose weight..it is hard when you are not hungry let me tell you...but i am trying and i can tell that to me, in my words, this is what restriction feels like to me. from Dr Simpson: When you eat Thanksgiving dinner, you can feel stuffed. Contrast that with the sensation two hours after you eat your big meal, at that point your appetite is suppressed. It is the subtle dimming of the appetite that the band should provide. Being stuffed after a large meal is a complicated sensation of the abdominal wall stretching and a lot of gas in the bowel, in addition to feeling a diminution of appetite. You will not, and should not, feel the abdominal wall stretch with the band. You should not feel the "near nausea" and you should not feel bloated. Key point: You should NEVER eat until you feel full. It is best to stop eating before you "feel full." If you do eat until you feel full you will most likely be overstuffed. This leads to the universal key to success -- patients who eat a small volume of food (which, if you measure, is consistent) will be successful with the band. If you want to succeed, you need to know how much you are eating, and then stop eating -- it is in your control, but the band will help you -- not by stopping you, but by allowing you to feel satisfied after the small volume. http://drsimpson.net/fills/Lap-band-eating/lap-band-not-restriction/lap-band-and-restriction.html
  15. “Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort.”

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    2. Swampdoggie


      That's a great thought for a monday morning! Thanks!

    3. <3 Carolina Girl <3

      <3 Carolina Girl <3

      I need to remember this...thanks for the motivation.


    4. gowalking


      Words to live by. How're doing my friend? Thinking about you and the ole man often.