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readysetg070113

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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    hey everyone checking in been mia but back . my band has an
    issue took some Fluid out hope the issue will be resolved missed being here with you all
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    readysetg070113 reacted to lisacaron in Banders #6   
    Catching up here on a Friday...it's been a Looooong work week and I am ready for the weekend! Love the pictures Debbie wish I had planned better to be able to go. Maybe the next one like Liz said we could make plans and meet up at one of them.
    Gotta tell you after a few nice sunny days here in NY today is a weepy one and shh don't tell anyone but I am sooo not into being at work today! I came in ready to dive in with both feet and now I just feel exhausted and want to go home and crawl back under the covers. Creative juices are all tapped out for the day...I need to power down for a while!
    Do you ever have those days? Where you have to...but you just don't wanna??? I just wanna whine till I get my way and go home
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from lisacaron in New York Meet Up   
    I will try to attend
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from lisacaron in New York Meet Up   
    im so hoping to make it finally to meet up with you !!!
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Hi all. Went to a reunion from my old company last night. Many of the folks there knew what I looked like since I'm on FB and also keep in touch face to face with a number of them. However, some haven't seen the 'new me' and were flabergasted....including my old boss who had no idea who I was till I told her.
    What a nice change from either being embarrased about how heavy I had gotten or even to have not gone at all because I would be too ashamed. Especially as the shame would have been mine alone. None of these folks ever said anything directly to me about my former size...this was all on me.
    Hope everyone is having a great Friday and has big plans for the weekend. Me..not so much but that's OK. I am meeting my brother and sister on Sunday for brunch and I always look forward to seeing them. BTW...for those who wonder if I was anywhere near the gas explosion you may have seen or heard about, it was in the East Village and I live in the West Village. So no impact on me thank goodness.
    Liz
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Hi all. Heard from my son.. more snow up North. The weather here in South Florida has been nothing short of spectacular. Wish you gals could be here with me hanging out poolside.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    No...I don't have the same tightness issues like most other bandsters because I've never had a fill. That's why I never comment on anything like sliming, getting stuck, being tight, etc. I know, I know...even my bariatric surgeon can't believe that I've been able to stay in the green after all this time with no adjustments.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    So I'm packed and ready to head to Florida tomorrow...but as timing is everything..I am suffering from a pretty nasty cold at the moment. I think with so many colleagues sick, I finally succumbed. My nose is sooo red and the skin chapped because of how much I am blowing my nose. But even with a cold, I'm still going to bake in the sun and try to soak up as much of the heat as possible.
    Was supposed to meet a new guy this afternoon but I canceled...we'll meet up after I'm back. Oh..and I had to buy a smaller wetsuit for the pool. The salesman needed to know what size to bring up from the stockroom and asked me two questions that would have sent me into a tailspin once upon a time. He asked me what I weighed and what size was the dress I had on. First time in a veeery long time that I answered honestly.
    Have a great Saturday everyone.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to JustWatchMe in Banders #6   
    My NSV today is wearing a new company polo shirt and jeans for casual Friday. Size L.
    When I was hired, the largest shirt they had (2x) didn't fit and I didn't own a pair of jeans.
    I love casual Friday now.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Just thought I would update , I now have 20 _30 lbs to go to get to MY goal weight , I know I still look big but like I said, I will never be skinny but I sure as heck am more healthy & movable than I used to be .


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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Single digits here in the frozen big apple today. I have a friend in Boston Arlene and I know just how bad it's been for you guys. Hang in there everyone. Talked to mom earlier today and it's 45 in Miami. I know that doesn't sound terrible but it's really cold for South Florida.
    Went to dinner last night with a man I met online. We had Chinese food and then went across the street to the French Bistro for coffee and dessert. My date kept commenting on how little I was eating and I kept explaining to him that I liked to eat as much as the next person but I needed to limit my intake because I had to keep as much excess weight off my joints as possible. We had a nice time and actually laughed when he said taking me to dinner was a total waste of money since I ate so little. We're going out again tomorrow night to a piano bar he likes to go to. Glad this place has nothing to do with food this time...lol.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to lisacaron in Banders #6   
    Thought I would pop in today for a sanity check. I feel as though I have lost my sanity somewhere along the way these last few weeks....I don't think being crazy is as good as being ignorant especially since ignorance is bliss right?
    Remember how great it was when you were a kid and you just didn't "know" so you just did and learned? We didn't have stress we didn't have worry life was simple. I miss those days...and I feel the need to make a few days just that. Simple.
    Which is no easy feat let me tell you. I am still working out the logistics of how I am going to pull that one off...but I am starting in small increments.
    I read an article the other day about Intimacy without responsibility. OK ok NO it wasn't about sex ala 50 shades of Grey get your mind out of the gutter!
    It was about being in a relationship without having to take responsibility for the other persons actions/in action. It kind of had me thinking, because I am one of those people who always feel the need to take over, jump in and save the day. I do it nearly unconsciously sometimes I will admit even unsolicited I will stick my big nose in. I realize that sometimes people just want to be heard and validated and not necessarily "fixed".
    Then of course there are the abusers, those who can't make a move without being told what to, how to do it, when and where. I think that they are in need and really they are just manipulating me to get things done that they could do themselves and for themselves.
    They don't take the responsibility rather they choose someone they can blame and that person (me) now has double the angst from doing work that was intended for them to do in the first place and from the "reprimand" when it's not good enough or worse too good.
    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions right? I think I'm on the road (Call the fire house!)!!
    So how do you know when you are going too far? When you should allow another to fall so they can learn their own lessons? It's not an easy answer and I find that it's even more difficult when the people you have to let fall and get hurt are your children.
    However...at the expense of losing yourself...and all that you could do, might be doing if not for being occupied with someone else lessons...you have to let go.
    Yes that means scraped knees, bloody noses, broken bones and worse. (yes I am dealing with worse right now) and I realized that I have to let go.
    I have to firm up what I need and right now that is a little more simplicity in my life. That means taking the drama down and reclaiming my space. I realize it's not all going to happen over night but yesterday I made a big step.
    I had an awesome Valentines Day, my hubby truly spoils me and I love it love it love it. He makes up for all the disappointment I may have had in the past, and once I let that all go that's when this gem found it's way into my life!!
    So...for me it's all about getting back to basics, taking the simplest path of least resistance and letting go!!
    How about you?
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    readysetg070113 reacted to Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Day by day people , moment by moment inch by inch just don't forget to take time for you.
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Been off of here for a while jusy dealing with life good and bad but key word is dealing with it! Wanted to wish all my wonderful band family a happy Valentine's Day. Because with you and these post the dealing with stuff would be much more difficult. We are all going through something at at the same time it is very similar.
    Had friends over for dinner last night and I didn't make the best wasting choices but such is life and I learned something very bad wine makes me able to eat a little more. I don't know if it loosens my band or not but this is not good (well the wine was good lol ).
    What I have learned is my band is a food and drink snob. Dislikes non fresh cooked food, and cheap wine. So I have my own eat good device lol.
    So over this cold here in Nyc
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Been off of here for a while jusy dealing with life good and bad but key word is dealing with it! Wanted to wish all my wonderful band family a happy Valentine's Day. Because with you and these post the dealing with stuff would be much more difficult. We are all going through something at at the same time it is very similar.
    Had friends over for dinner last night and I didn't make the best wasting choices but such is life and I learned something very bad wine makes me able to eat a little more. I don't know if it loosens my band or not but this is not good (well the wine was good lol ).
    What I have learned is my band is a food and drink snob. Dislikes non fresh cooked food, and cheap wine. So I have my own eat good device lol.
    So over this cold here in Nyc
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Been off of here for a while jusy dealing with life good and bad but key word is dealing with it! Wanted to wish all my wonderful band family a happy Valentine's Day. Because with you and these post the dealing with stuff would be much more difficult. We are all going through something at at the same time it is very similar.
    Had friends over for dinner last night and I didn't make the best wasting choices but such is life and I learned something very bad wine makes me able to eat a little more. I don't know if it loosens my band or not but this is not good (well the wine was good lol ).
    What I have learned is my band is a food and drink snob. Dislikes non fresh cooked food, and cheap wine. So I have my own eat good device lol.
    So over this cold here in Nyc
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Been off of here for a while jusy dealing with life good and bad but key word is dealing with it! Wanted to wish all my wonderful band family a happy Valentine's Day. Because with you and these post the dealing with stuff would be much more difficult. We are all going through something at at the same time it is very similar.
    Had friends over for dinner last night and I didn't make the best wasting choices but such is life and I learned something very bad wine makes me able to eat a little more. I don't know if it loosens my band or not but this is not good (well the wine was good lol ).
    What I have learned is my band is a food and drink snob. Dislikes non fresh cooked food, and cheap wine. So I have my own eat good device lol.
    So over this cold here in Nyc
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    readysetg070113 got a reaction from Debbie3sons in Banders #6   
    Been off of here for a while jusy dealing with life good and bad but key word is dealing with it! Wanted to wish all my wonderful band family a happy Valentine's Day. Because with you and these post the dealing with stuff would be much more difficult. We are all going through something at at the same time it is very similar.
    Had friends over for dinner last night and I didn't make the best wasting choices but such is life and I learned something very bad wine makes me able to eat a little more. I don't know if it loosens my band or not but this is not good (well the wine was good lol ).
    What I have learned is my band is a food and drink snob. Dislikes non fresh cooked food, and cheap wine. So I have my own eat good device lol.
    So over this cold here in Nyc
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    It's not about what challenges we face, but how we deal with them and right now, you inspire me with your strength and commitment to your health and well-being.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Hi friends. Finally got hold of one of the professional shots taken at the Christmas party and wanted you all to see it.
    Liz

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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Took a huge step this morning. Got tired of the limitations set by one of the fellows I've been involved with for quite some time now. I ended it. Not him...me. Am slowly learing that there's nothing wrong with wanting more than someone can give. It just means that I have to be strong enough to say I'm worth it. God...this is so much more than just a weight loss journey. Glad to have friends here who will listen and not judge.
    I knew dating would be fraught with danger. My pattern has always been to fill up the emotional void with food. This was a good thing I did even though I'm sad. I'm reminding myself that I'm not mourning the relationship as it was...I'm mourning the relationship the way I wanted it to be.
    Most importantly, I'm not feeling out of control. Going to go to the pool tonight and get back to doing what makes me happy. Have a great hump day all.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to lisacaron in Banders #6   
    @@gowalking I want to let you know that I have seen you recently and you look fantastic! You are looking healthy and vibrant and I want to see you stay that way!!! So yes my friend increase the amount of Protein that you are eating.
    Protein is the only nutrient that your body does not hold on to that you have to replenish every day. Your body will make good use of it and help you to increase your muscle tone and that's what you don't want to loose and once you are at nearly zero % body fat that's what's going to happen. Your muscles are going to start breaking down to support the energy your body is calling for, and your going to slowly feel weak and sickly.
    So increase that protein!! Add in a bit extra at lunch go from 3-5 oz of chicken or fish. You don't have to go to red meats in high volume but add them in occasionally in high quality like lamb, filet minion etc.
    Can you tell I have been certified as a nutritionist? If I wanted to go to med school I'd have lots of credits to add toward a degree
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    readysetg070113 reacted to Bandista in Banders #6   
    Haven't measured the snow as it is drifting so much, but at least two feet here at the base of the mountain. I did, however, measure my waist for some reason (stumbled on the measuring tape). Are you ready? Nine inches off of my waist since surgery. What?! Amazing. I know I need bras. And pants are loose again. But I love, love, love having a waist. I really was Mrs. winnie-the-Pooh. Not anymore!
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Guess what my friends...I'm wearing slacks and a blouse here at work. But....the blouse is tucked into the slacks. I already asked a colleague I trust if it looked OK and she said I looked absolutely fine. For someone like me...who still thinks she's fat, and knows she has a flabby belly, wearing anything tucked in is scary. I stared at my reflection in the bathroom mirror for probably two minutes just makng absolutely sure I didn't look dumpy. Ugh...I wish I could see what everyone else does... I know what I look like logically, I'm just not caught up emotionally.
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    readysetg070113 reacted to gowalking in Banders #6   
    Glad you're feeling better. It's raining cats and dogs here in the city but at least it's significantly warmer today. Am also going for a late brunch with friends and looking forward to it. I went out for Russian food last night and because I can't eat much, what I do eat is orgasmic in nature if the food is warranted. Last night it was warranted..lol. Gravlax, sour cream, and potato pancake. OMG! ..and more OMG was that I had one serving...not four.
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