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  1. So, I found out this week that I got approved on the first try. Now the nerves have kicked in and I hate to admit, I'm a little scared. Mostly scared of all the bad stuff that I read. I know I shouldn't concentrate on the cons, but I just can't help being nervous. Anybody else out there with these feelings
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    Walking Shoes

    I live in Alabama, and we have a place called Fleet Feet. They watch how you walk, or even put you on a treadmill that is hooked up to a TV that shows your walking or running pattern. Then they will Fit you with the proper shoes. They are not like shoes you can can buy at a regular shoe store. They have different amounts of stabilizers in them. My newest pair is Brooks, but they have all kinds.
  3. Hey everyone! I am just beginning this journey and I have a lot of thoughts. One of my major concerns is, what is it going to be like 5 or 10 years out. I am really interested in the lap band. On one hand, I'm excited, and on the other, I'm a little scared. All normal feelings I'm sure. Has anyone had long term success yet?
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    Good Apps!

    Check out Spark People.....I know you can customize & print off weekly meal plans.
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    Is This The Right Dress For Me ?

    Love it! Just add a splash of color with jewelry & shoes and you're good!
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    Seminar Tonight

    I went for my free seminar this morning. Found out my ins. Will pay up to 80%, BUT because I don't have sleep ap, high bp, or diabetes they won't pay anything. I was so upset. But, I'm gonna call my ins. Monday morn & talk to someone personally. Wish me luck!
  7. Hi, my name is Mandy and I went to my free seminar this morning. While there, I found out my weight (262, ugh) and BMI (42). They told me because I have BCBS of IL that it will pay up to 80%....BUT...because I don't have high bp, diabetes, or sleep ap, they won't pay anything. I was so stunned that I couldn't think of any questions to ask about if there is any other way to go through my insurance. They did tell me that they do financing through care credit, but that is not an option for me. Does anyone have any advice as what I can do next? Any help would be great. Thanks!

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