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  1. chitowngirl

    New Job. What to do?

    Let them know in advance that you will need time off for private reasons. Many people do this, it shouldn't be a problem.
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    100 mile challenge

    I'm in!!! I have my first 5k coming up this month so this will help with that. I'm coming in a little late, but in sure I can do this. Good luck everybody....
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    Skinny jeans

    I am a size 14 and I have a few pairs, however I am hour glass shape, and tend to wear them with boots. So needless to say I haven't been wearing them this summer, but I love to rock them babies in fall and winter.
  4. Try meatballs in sauce... When i go to Italian restaurants that's my go to dish. Good luck.
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    Chris Christie had lapband in February

    I did hear about that on the radio. I do commend him for going public with it. It sure is not easy for people especially the American public to be estimating or criticizing your weight loss or lack of.
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    From broken girl to strong woman

    Congrats on your weight loss. You look great.
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    6 months pics

    Wow!!! You look great!!
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    You look great!!! Keep up the good work.
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    Oh... I hope all is well with her.
  10. I love moscato and margaritas on the rocks. I drink maybe a drink or two once a month. I am a year out so there have been a time or two when I have drank quite a few past my limits. I don't like to drink very often because the whole transfer I addictions, and because I usually want to eat after a night out.
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    Food for Road Trip

    I am a year out and have take. A few road trips. I do take nuts and I will pull over at Wendy's and order chili. Their chili has been a life saver when I'm on the road and there's no room for a cooler. I'm taking a road trip in a few weeks and I will be taking kind bars. I'm so loving those things they are all natural no processed crap, they do have carbs, but they are the good healthy carbs that your body needs. You can also take jerky.
  12. Although I really don't enjoy it very much I have always seen results with running. Interval running is preferable. I also love the stair master that machine is a beast. I remember only being able to only do 3 minutes on that machine. Now I can do about 20 minutes, I'm sure I could go longer if I wanted to but I've been so busy with school and work that I have t been able to focus on my fitness regimen so much. Now his last few months I've taken up yoga and I must admit I love it. I think it has over had a positive effect on my body and mind.
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    Vets: Calling all consistent loggers on MFP!

    I am a year out and I do log pretty consistently I am steffo_2002.
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    2 1/2 years post op pic

    You look great congrats!!!
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    Rumble Roller

    That looks like it would feel so good. Please update us and let us know what you think of it.
  16. chitowngirl

    Sleeve on 4/23/2013

    Don't freak out, this I only temporary. Before you know it your stomach will be able to tolerate all and any foods. For these few fragile months when you can only eat bites if food at a time, embrace them. It is when you have the most restriction, and tend to loose the most weight. Take advantage.
  17. Hello everyone. I was curious. I am a year out and for some reason I can eat a lot of salad. However I do tend to eat my salads with spinach. I did notice one when I had a salad with romaine lettuce I got full much faster. For example I have made salads for lunch, I have been doing the salad in a mason jar thing (which works really well) I have been using the quart size jar. I also have been able to eat the whole salad. I would say about 2/3 of the jar is spinach. For the rest of the veggies I use cucumbers, about 5 mini cherry tomatoes, and some orange peppers along with about 3-4 ounces of chicken breast with vinigerette dressing. And for the record salad is the only thing that I can eat such a large portion of. Is anyone else able to eat so much salad?
  18. I work in the medical field and actually many doctors especially specialist work out of several facilities. I don't know much about the doctors in Mexico, I just want you to know that it is not all that uncommon here in the US.
  19. chitowngirl

    3rd surgiversary approaching

    Keep your head up and keep on fighting the good fight. You have been through a lot, lets hope the worst of it has passed. Good luck to you.
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    hardest workout you have done post op

    15 minutes stair climber 35 min week 6 C25k 45 min circuit training
  21. Wow!!! Amazing. Congrats.
  22. I agree on the giving away of stuff. Maybe you can participate in a clothing exchange, where you can pickup some items that will soon be fitting you. The only thing is they can be hard I find, you can try to ask a local surgeons office to coordinate one.
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    Started 'Couch to 5k today' Anyone keen?

    So fiddleman, how did you learn these techniques? We're you able to learn via reading a book? I'm asking because there are workshops in my area, they cost about $200 for a full day workshop. I don't mind spending the money, especially if it something that will help me with running. At school I'm taking a core fitness class that focuses on breathing, alignment and posture needed for proper exercise. I have to admit the stuff I have learned in this class has helped me tremendously, so I'm well aware that posture and breathing can make a huge difference.
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    Started 'Couch to 5k today' Anyone keen?

    I also had plantar fasciitis, I was told to freeze a bottle of water, once it's frozen roll it under your foot back and forth.

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