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About crafty_lady1971

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  • Birthday 06/25/1971

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  1. crafty_lady1971

    Liquid Diet Crazy!

    The liquid diet can be crazy, but it's worth it. I had a lot of jell-o and Crystal light. I walked as much as my body would let me, slept when I could, and picked up crafts when I needed to keep myself busy. I love to knit, so I got a lot done on those projects during my liquid diet phase.
  2. crafty_lady1971

    This Nausea is Overwhelming. Help!

    The gas-x actually helped my nausea more than my anti-nausea medicine.
  3. crafty_lady1971

    Blogs by banders?

    I'm thinking of starting a blog of my weight loss journey. Will let you know if I do.
  4. crafty_lady1971

    April Banders

    I was banded April 24th. I got my first fill May 22nd. I was down 7 lbs at that time. I'm down another 13 lbs in 3 weeks. I'm worried that that's too much too fast though. My goal is to get to around 150 lbs. I've never weighed that as an adult. The smallest I've ever been as an adult was a size 10, but I looked very unhealthy. If I start looking like a bobble head, I'm going to have some fluid taken out and go on maintenance. I've seen where people have had wls and lost weight too quickly or just lost you much and started resembling bobble heads. I don't want that. I just want to be healthy and not be in pain.
  5. crafty_lady1971

    First fill for April banders?

    What I thought was the port was actually scar tissue from one of the surgical sites. I was worried that it was going to hurt bad when I got a fill, but it didn't. I hate needles, and it didn't hurt at all.
  6. crafty_lady1971

    First fill for April banders?

    I was banded on April 24th, and my first fill was May 22nd. I had 5cc in a 14cc band, and added 1.5cc bringing it to 6.5cc. I'm suppose to go again on June 12th, but I'm having to move it a week later due to going out of town for a graduation.
  7. I started making meals for my family that I would be eating once I was on solid food. That way they get use to it. My family agreed to eat what I can eat because if it's not in the house, it's not going to get eaten. I quit buying junk food. I do have a little stash for grandkids, but my family gets only what I buy. You're not going to be starving them. You're teaching them to eat better and healthy and make good choices now.
  8. crafty_lady1971

    Coffee (not decaf)??

    I am an avid coffee drinker. I have no intentions of retiring my keurig. I only do decaf if it's getting close to bedtime. Otherwise it's full lead. I sweeten it with equal and a little low-fat creamer. I use to have 3-4 cups a day before surgery, but I'm now only having 1-2. Since I can't drink carbonated sodas at the moment, I only have my caffeine with my coffee. You can't take it all away! Lol
  9. The "no straws" is because it causes gas and discomfort for some people. I use straws and have no problems. You could try it, but stop if you feel any pain or discomfort.
  10. crafty_lady1971

    Banded 5/13 - help!

    Your body may fluctuate because of changing food choices. One week on only liquids, then one on mushies, then start real food. I think when you start real food, you would think that you would gain weight. It's different for everyone.
  11. crafty_lady1971

    First Fill - How much did you get?

    I'm sure your stomach had to get use to the fill. It's going through another healing process. This one just doesn't take as long.
  12. crafty_lady1971

    First Fill - How much did you get?

    I got a fill Wednesday. I was on a liquid diet for two days and now mushies for two days. It's so your stomach can get use to the change again.
  13. crafty_lady1971

    First Fill - How much did you get?

    I just got back home after my first post-op appt. I found out I already had 5cc in a 14cc band. He put in another 1.5cc, so bite I have 6.5cc. I was dreading the needle, but it wasn't that bad. I had a little queasy feeling while he was filling it. Otherwise, it was good.
  14. I didn't think about putting protein powder in pudding. That's a good idea!

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