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  1. blondegal_

    Share Your NSVs Here Please!

    Climbing a 20 ft cliff face and jumping off into the river. Willing lugging the beer cooler up and down to the river even though I wasn't drinking any beer. Pretty sure I was the only one of my girlfriends that had the strength to do it alone. Checking in at the airport and asking for a seat change and getting assigned the exit row (free of charge too!) Spending a totally awesome weekend with dear friends of 20+ years and never once being tired or wanting to take a break.
  2. blondegal_

    TX - DFW

    Weekends work for me... Thanks!
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    Letting go is hard to do, but I'm doing it!

    I'm not at goal yet (15 more pounds!) but I stopped counting calories about four months ago. And I've continued to lose. I just couldn't do it anymore. I knew I couldn't do it forever. That I had to figure out how to really LIVE with my band. And yes my weight loss slowed down. But I'm so much less stressed. And for the most part food has very little control over me. So I do relate to what the OP wrote. There's so much out there about post-op, getting fills, finding the green zone, but not much about just living life. I think that's why there aren't many long timers that post. You reach a point where you just have to figure yourself out.
  4. Ok this is bugging me.... I think the math has gotten up. Hopefully I can attach a pic to show where it happened. Maybe OP can correct this.
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    Kicking myself

    Ok. You didn't make the healthiest of choices but you can't beat yourself up. Learn to trust yourself and your band. Think about what you might have eaten two years ago. Did you eat like that? Nope. You pretty much ate like a "regular" person on vacation. Be in it for the long haul - for the rest of your life. I truly believe it's about living a better life than the number on the scale. Don't spoil the memories of a great vacation with the worry over two pounds. Best wishes on your journey.
  6. blondegal_

    A Bit Down

    Most of us didn't gain the weight in just a few months so we shouldn't expect to lose it in just a few months. Over the course of 20 months I've lost 120 lbs. I lost more in the beginning and am now whittling down those last 20 lbs. But all those 3, 2, 4 lbs losses added up to that 120. Even the month I only lost 1 lb was still a loss. Just stick with it. It will all add up.
  7. blondegal_

    Surgery Scar - What do you tell people?

    "Knife fight You should see the other guy Isn't it a great day for a swim?" People that remark on one's appearance (also known as asking a rude question) don't deserve a real answer.
  8. blondegal_

    Banders #6

    I still read but rarely post. But I reached a goal today. I've lost 120 lbs. It's been a slow go lately but I'm ok with that. I've settled into living life and am no longer counting calories but still managing to lose. So no more feeling of needing to diet. Hope everyone is doing well & best wishes on your journey.
  9. blondegal_

    TX - DFW

    Ok Thanks for answering. Though it would still have been nice for Saturday and Sunday to have been included on the survey. What if most people had chosen Saturday morning? But that data won't be gathered.
  10. blondegal_

    TX - DFW

    So meeting on weekends is out?
  11. blondegal_

    TX - DFW

    Some one needs to volunteer to be in charge. If interested PM Alex.
  12. blondegal_

    Banders #6

    Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a while. I do read weekly though. I've been working 50-60 hr/wk and just don't have any brain power left to comment. My weight loss has slowed way down but I'm no longer counting calories. No longer "dieting". Just letting the band work. And trying to make it to the gym. I need to lose 20 more pounds to be healthy. It will come off eventually.
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    Ok. Now I understand his concern. Never heard that before. I gurgle. Don't feel tight. And can gurgle with my morning tea which means I haven't had food in 10+ hrs.
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    Why is it such a concern that you made a dr appt? Are you in pain? Are you not eating properly? Do you also PB often? If you have no issues besides noise I don't understand why you would have an unfill. To me when I gurgle I just ignore it.
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    How do we burn carbs?

    This concerns me. Maybe you mean simple carbs/sugars? Please say you're eating veggies and whole grains as we all need a well rounded diet though most of us concentrate on getting in a doctor-recommended amount of protein.

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