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    I grew up in MD and moved to AZ in 2007. I am single, going to school while working full time and have a spoiled dog as my kid. Loving life.
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  1. I got the lap band surgery back in November 2012 and have lost a good amount of weight steadily with kicking my butt in the gym and eating right etc. However, due circumstances out of my control - had to have 1.5cc's removed because I was too tight due to time of month and bringing food back up. Then add on I have PCOS and Thyroid issues and haven't been able to work out due to hurting myself at the gym the last 3 weeks I have gained 20 pounds (which gaining weight is VERY easy with PCOS and Thyroid issues - I can easily gain 70lbs in 6 months or less if I'm not eating right 90% of the time) I know this week has been bad and a portion of it is self control, not being in the green zone and able to eat larger portions, but even before that I had already gained about 15lbs - so how do you guys stay encouraged when you are going thru stuff like this? Any suggestions? Because I am an emotional eater, because I am disappointed the first thing I want to do is the last thing I should do and that's eat - as it's only going to make the problem worse. I'm more than embarrassed to go back to my doc to get a fill this monday (but I know I have to as that is part of the issue that needs to be resolved to help me continue losing) Just discouraged because I was SO close to being in onederland and now it feels like I'm so far away yet again
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    Issues Swallowing

    Thanks for the info - I was able to get into my doc this morning, I was way too tight, the fluid actually was pushing itself out of the band - then went and did a barium test so all seems good now. Just have to get my throat now healed up cause it's still a little irritated, but i can drink a lot faster than I could before so THATS a great sign. Liquids for another day and hopefully it will resolve the issue.
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    Issues Swallowing

    PBing - for me though I get the same reactions physically as if I were vomiting (there's just no acid , and basically comes up just as it went down which is how I know i'm not truly "vomiting"
  4. Hey all. I've had the band for about a year, and there have been times where I've had to definitely bring my food back up, however this is the first time that occurred and the next day it feels like my throat is extremely tight. Even drinking something hot is difficult - I know we are suppose to be on liquids when this happens, which I have been all day so far, just even drinking isn't comfortable. I was curious for those that read this if they have experienced this issue before? Since my doc isn't open today can't exactly call them up. Thinking I might need a adjustment in getting a little bit of Fluid removed. Thanks!
  5. This is gonna sound disgusting but I swear it tastes like a flipping dip chicken Guacamole Sour Cream Tomato Salsa (Pico de gallo) cheese Blended it all together in my ninja and was the bomb.
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    Shrinking Airlines Seats

    Personally, I would have been embarassed, however all of the airplanes have that function - because of disabilities of folks that need help getting into the seat, there needs to be a function that the arm rest lifts in case they need to slide in
  7. For me, if i feel I am getting stuck a hot drink seems to help. with that being said, if you are cautious stuck episodes are far and few in-between. ive had my band for a year and been fully stuck (having to bring it back up) 2-3 times total - all in which i either ate too fast or ate too big of a bite, or both.
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    Tough Mudder & Pull Ups

    Okay all (Specifically ladies) I'm training for a tough mudder come April 6th. One of my main issues is I don't have strength to do pull ups which is a major portion of the tough mudder Any suggestions on getting to a point to be able to have the muscle built up?
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    i disgust myself.

    First and foremost, I am sorry you are going thru the emotions of leaving your BF, however, from what you said about the verbal/emotional abuse, it is also a good thing you knew to leave him because you along with every other person that deals with an abusive relationship deserves so much more in a relationship. The question I raise as you spoke about needing the surgery, in the same comment you made a statement that you were able to lose weight and sustain there - how did you lose that weight? What was the driving factor that made you stop losing weight? I get that everyone struggles with weight, and for those that this lap band procedure is needed for, I encourage those to look into it and get it. However, I would never encourage someone to purposely gain weight, to increase their BMI simply to have the surgery, especially if they are already in a state of being considered overweight. I'm not saying what you are doing is wrong to do, I'm just more concerned on gaining weight while you are already unhappy, which will only make you more unhappy. There had to be something that allowed you to lose the weight that you originally lost - for me, I always look at a promise I made to my father (may he rest in peace) and it is that promise that keeps me going in those days I want to give in or give up. Most folks need something like that, something to hold onto and know this is the reason they are doing it (outside of just to be "healthier") in order not to give up. At least in my personal opinion...
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    Favorit protein drink?

    I use Syntha-6 by BSN it is higher in fat and carbs but it also doesn't have that chalky aftertaste. They also have a "Dessert" line which is yummy (but expensive) I like to mix my vanilla with light Turkey Hill Peach Mango juice and then blend in some frozen fruit I do the same with chocolate as well. Chocolate I will mix berries in, the vanilla I mix tropical fruit (pineapples, mango, papaya etc.) Note: Tropical fruit adds more sugar. So if watching sugar, I would keep with the berries. Syntha 6 line and Dessert line have betwee 22-24g of Protein per scoop.
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    Learned to love...

    If you are needing a mix up on oatmeal try egg white oatmeal - it's scrumptious (in my opinion) Cook oatmeal with Water like normal - when the oatmeal is almost done cooking add as much egg whites to the oatmeal as you want - cook the egg whites in the oatmeal - add 2 pkts of stevia, ground cinnamon and raisins
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    Just Do It

    I agree completely to just do it. However, I also don't regret waiting as long as I did. I think my "Just Do It" is more - if you have done your research, know what to expect/not to expect - have tried other things and it simply does not work, then just do it - I don't think WLS should be the first answer in my opinion, I think it is more so meant for those folks that need that help, if you don't need the help, can lose the weight without the surgery, I think it's important to give that a try. However I also haven't meant anyone that's had WLS that didn't give years of diets a try or didn't look into what WLS is all about etc.
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    I did vitafusion brand of gummies even right after surgery and had no issue with any of them
  14. all bands are stitched to muscle once it is in place - you can actually youtube the lapband procedure as a whole to see exactly what they do with the surgery (something I actually watched before I had the surgery myself, as I am someone that needs to know exactly what they are going to do to me)
  15. Just want to say thanks all for the ideas. So far so good as I was able to drop a couple lbs since changing up what I eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner Though the oreos probably didn't help me today but they were yummy treat that I hopefully will burn off come my first 5k tomorrow lol!

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