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  1. So I'm currently three almost 4 weeks out (Thursday) from surgery. I've said before that I can eat just about anything, but I'm trying to stick to high protein, low-fat, low sugar/sodium foods. Because of this, I'm starting to get bored with my meals. Any suggestions? Also, is everyone sticking to a cup of food even if you haven't a fill?
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    And Exhale

    I was just banded on August 22, 2012, 12 days after my 30th birthday. I never thought I'd be here at 30. Over the past 3 weeks, I've become overwhelmed. I've been thinking about how much weight I have to lose to reach my goal weight of 160lbs. The number is over 200 and seems a lifetime away and unattainable. I've been thinking about what I will look like as my body changes. I haven't been under 300lbs since high school. Will I be happy and healthy after all of this? I wonder how people are going to act to towards me and how I will respond. I wonder if I'm ever going to have the confidence to enter the dating world so that I can hopefully meet someone and start the family I've always wanted. All of these thoughts keep running through my mind until I simply have to stop...breathe in...and exhale. All of my problems won't be solved because of my lapband and they shouldn't be exacerbated because of my lapband. I can make this process easy or more difficult than it needs to be. So I've decided to set small goals like losing 20lbs within my first 3 months post lapband. I will use the scale as a tool and not let it dictate my mood. I will exercise a minimum of 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes. I will use this site and other support systems as motivation. I will smile more and be more accepting of myself and my appearance. I will embrace this journey and have patience because the weight wasn't gained overnight, so I won't lose it overnight...but I WILL lose it!
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    Learn From My $16,000 Mistake

    Hey Liz, I just read another post by Missy1966...almost IDENTICAL to your story. Someone said that you had your surgery in mexico? Well, so did Missy1966. maybe you could contact her and compare stories. Maybe this is a regional or doctor issue more so than a band issue? Just thought that might be helpful for you!
  4. 45 lbs down since surgery (8/22)...yay!

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    How Is Everyone Doing?

    So I had some stomach issues, not related to the band, and had to get an unfill. I thought I'd be upset about it, but I'm down 45lbs since surgery and get another fill on the 8th. I'm just so happy that the band is helping me lose so steadily.
  6. Has anyone drank ginger ale to settle your stomach since surgery? I was hospitalized for extreme nausea/vomiting last week. I'm back home and my stomach is still not one hundred percent. My doctor said I could resume soft-mushies upon release, but I didn't tolerate them well when I tried and have remained on a mostly liquid diet. I've been thinking about trying ginger ale with a LOT of ice because I'm still a little queasy. I wouldn't think this would be a problem if I'm not guzzling it or eating solid foods with it...thoughts?
  7. Thanks everyone...it got so bad I had to go to my surgeon for an unfill. I didn't even get a chance to try the ginger ale. I did try the peppermint though and that helped a little!
  8. Spent 5 days in the hospital due to vomiting (unrelated to my lapband)...scariest thing ever. My band didn't slip though and I'm able to eat a little more each day! Whoo!

  9. I wish my fills weren't so far apart. Getting discouraged...

  10. Please have them check your hormone levels especially your thyroid. Hypothyroid disease is very common in women and often goes unchecked. It is nearly impossible to lose weight with this disease if it goes untreated. They have to do a specific test for your thyroid levels (TSH) so ask your doc about this. Good luck!
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    I Wish I Hadnt Told A Soul...im Tired

    OMG, I never knew how nosey people could be until some of my co-workers found out about my surgery! I don't mind honest curiosity, but snide, judgemental, and uneducated remarks drive me crazy. One lady that works with me had gastric bypass 10 years ago and she keeps telling me what to eat and what is going to bother my stomach...I'm like, "Woman, we didn't have the same surgery...backoff!"
  12. Didn't get a huge fill, but I definitely notice a difference in how long I stay satisfied between meals. So this is good!

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    Is This A Ghost?

    Your stories sound like an episode of that show "A Haunting!" Super creepy and interesting, lol!
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    Is This A Ghost?

    It does kinda look skeletal; especially in the legs and feet area. However, I could also see it being the reflection off of a dirty windshield and the mind playing tricks on the person looking at the photo. it doesn't look "photoshopped" or superimposed at all. So in my opinion, it's either some supernatural anomaly or some natural phenomenon- like dirt, lol! BTW, I believe in ghosts too
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    For the singles here... Just do this..

    I'm 30, social service worker in KY...banded on 8/22/2012, never married, no children (but want kids eventually), and I LOVE scary movies, lol
  16. First fill tomorrow...I really hope all goes well!

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    I Got Tricked...

    I had surgery on 8/22. i found myself weighing everyday! My mother said something to me about it last week. She said I'm going to drive myself crazy. I think she's right, lol! So now I've decided I'm going to weigh myself on Mondays only.
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    Am I the fattest one here?

    My BMI was 71.5...
  19. 30 days out from surgery exactly and 21 lbs down...I'll take that! LOL

  20. My first fill is in less than a week, 9/27, and I am so ready!

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    Out-Ed By Friends Husband :(

    It's comments like these that prevented me from making my surgery public. However, when I came back to work, eveyone knew anyone. Gossip is a beast and people can be so cold and judgemental about things they don't understand! However, your attitude and approach to the situation is awesome and obviously you made the right decisionregarding surgery...you're in a size 16! Great job!
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    What Would You Wear If You Lose Weight?

    Well, seeing that I refuse to show my legs now, I would love to get to the point where I feel comfortable wearing shorts and short skirts. I would love to wear a form fitting dress, knee boots, stilettos, and a bathing suit. I love to swim, but I rarely do because I'm so embarassed.
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    Help Please !

    A really good way to keep track is with myfitnesspal.com...there is also an app for your phone
  24. myfitnesspal is awesome! I've never been a calorie counter, so this makes keeping track of protein, calories, and fat super easy!

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    Where Is Your Port?

    Mine is on the right, about 4 inches up and over from my belly button.