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About Afrykanvyolet

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 05/11/1976

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    Nursing Student
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    New Jersey
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  1. Happy 37th Birthday Afrykanvyolet!

  2. Happy 36th Birthday Afrykanvyolet!

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    Ethnic Foods

    Hey Tropicana, I'm Sierra Leonian but I'm sorry I can't help you with that. I don't eat fufu but I think if you take your time it should be ok - especially with the Soup you eat it with (okra?). What state are you in? I'm in New Jersey? Wow! Its cool to see an African on here..well, I think you are African?
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    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Bandsters

    Hey Family, I returned from a little weekend trip to Baltimore. For the most part, it was pretty good but there were quite a few mishaps along the way. I was good with my eating on the day of the barbeque. I didn't eat much at all to my surprise. However, I am at work now and we had decided to bring food in. I brought a nice fruit platter with dip. But I think...No, I know I over did it with the food today. I have been really good about it before. I'm not too worried though because I do some extra exerciswing at the gym tomorrow. Hello Boston, its nice to see you here. This thread is growing everyday and its great. I would love to have our very own website to go to!
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    MaRcHiEs IN MaY

    Hello Marchies..... Oh Juli: Congratulations on your lost pounds. I am so happy for you! Denise: You go miss Thang!!! You'll start feeling more energetic once you get pass the sore muscle stage. Lol!!!!! I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT MY WEEKEND. I got home from work on saturday afternoon to find out that my central ac wasn't working. I called the maintenance office and was told that my nonworking ac was not an emergency. WHATT!!!!!! ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDIN ME!!! It was almost 90 degrees in my apt. I was and still pissed. My friend from Baltimore called me and asked me to drive down. I would have said no but I was thinking about how damn hot it was - so I took the drive down from Jersey to B-more. The following day, my friend had a cook out at her house. I started off real nice then her boyfriend's family showed up. Well, let me just say that they are not the best house guests. They showed up without bringing anything and a few were quite dirty looking. There was one chick who kept on touching me (arm, face) while she spoke and she had really bad breath. Not like the bandster breath. I had to tell her that I was not comfortable with people in my personal space and to back up a little. Then, there was this couple that ATE absolutely everything. I don't want to talk bad about them BUTTTTTTT.....they were slobs. Like, please don't try to shake my hand after you've just licked all five fingers. GROSS!!!! Then, a few of us went inside to watch The 5 Heartbeats. I had never seen that movie before so I was all into it. The finger licking guy kept on talking throughout the entire movie. He had the corniest jokes and would not shut up. I was so irritated. My friend was too. Well, that was my weekend and now I'm at work. Sometimes, life is so not fair.
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    MaRcHiEs IN MaY

    Whats up to my Marchie crew!!!!! Can someone please tell me how to post a pic????
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    Frustrated and confused!

    Hello, I'm sorry that today's consult was so frustrating for you. Unfortunately, there are some doctors that are a little closed minded when dealing with their patient's wishes. I am happy that you were able to stand your ground and insist on what YOU wanted. I would suggest that you do more research on the procedure and other doctors. You may find that there may not be any doctors in your area willing to consider what you want. You might have to search for doctors outside your area. I would also suggest you contact your insurance company and ask what are their requirements for Lap Band and give you a list of doctors under their plan. You might also have to consider whether you're willing to be a self pay. Whatever you decide, please make sure you feel comfortable with the doctor and ask a lot of questions. I wisk you the best of luck on your journey! You will run into roadblocks but please do not get discouraged.
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    Sweating more since banding

    Hey Mypov, I just wanted to say that I saw your pics on your blog and you LOOK GREAT!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your weightloss so far and I wish you much more success. Your hard work has clearly evident.
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    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Bandsters

    Wow Kitty, I wish I could have that many. I am sooo envious. Sex after the surgery has been a lttle awkward for me. I am so worried about my port and my DP likes me to do all different types of positions..(yeah i'm big but I'm flexible). Anyway, I think all that worrying is making me a little uncomfortable with having sex. We don't go as llong as we normally would. I feel bad.
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    Help Finding Cute Clothes...

    oldnavy.com - very cute, affordable, comfy, true to fit clothes. I love them!!!
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    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Bandsters

    Ok...So I messed everything up because I was trying to edit. I don;t have the patience to rewrite everything I entered. I hope that you guys can figure out what I wrote. If not, please let me know!!
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    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Bandsters

    I HAVE BEEN GONE FOR ONLY 1 WEEK AND FIND THAT THIS THREAD IS REALLY POPPIN!!!! I'VE MISSED YOU ALL!</p> <p> </p> <p>MsDad: I am sooooooooooooo happy that you are doing well. I didn't expect otherwise. <img src="http://www.LapBandTalk.com/images/smilies/girl_hug.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Girl Hug" smilieid="152" class="inlineimg" /> Here's another hug congratulating you and your road to success.</p> <p> </p> <p>Stevee: You and your girlfriend are beautiful - so very cute together.</p> <p> </p> <p>Deevah: aaaawwwwww. Awesome. I can't wait to be married too!</p> <p> </p> <p>Kathy: Welcome, Welcome, Welcome</p> <p> </p> <p>Sunta: Wow! I'm happy that you and your husbasnd were able to come to an agreement. The both of you are really strong to decide on something like that. </p> <p> </p> <p>Mgh: Welcome!!!!!</p> <p> </p> <p>Oh Juli: Girrrrrrrrrrrlllllllll!!!!!! I know you had a wonderful time with DP. Please try to post of a pick of the two of you. I will do the same. oh yeah, you so naaaasssty...lol<img src="http://www.LapBandTalk.com/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" smilieid="5" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="http://www.LapBandTalk.com/images/smilies/grin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" smilieid="57" class="inlineimg" /> </p> <p> </p> <p>Well everyone, I had a wonderful time visiting my sweety. She had not seen me since surgery and when she picked me up from the airport her eyes popped right out of her head. She could not stop staring and smiling. I was happy but started to get a little uncomfortable. She always tells me that I'm beautiful and that she loves me no matter what. I don't know, maybe I was uneasy for nothing. </p> <p> </p> <p>It's great to see everyone doing so well!</p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://www.LapBandTalk.com/images/smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Rainbow" smilieid="174" class="inlineimg" /></p></p>
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    MaRcHiEs IN MaY

    Mrs Husker; My sympathies to your family and his. Matt is with the Lord and his soul is shining from the heavens. God bless us all!! Hello Everyone, I was in North Carolina for a week and just returned. I had a FABULOUS time there. I will admit that I had some slip ups with my eating. Not that I ate a WHOLE LOT but I did eat things that I know I shouldn't have. Also, I only did one days worth of exercise and crunches. However, I can say that I did get in ALL my water and protein intake each day!! Now its back to reality and I have to get that scale moving in opposite direction. It felt good to hear people comment on weight loss. I did not think that I looked that different. I always had clear skin but I got plenty of comments on my face glowing. I had to tell people that I was not pregnant. I've missed you guys so so so so much. Although I had loads of fun, it felt weird not being able to log on an tell you guys. I'm happy to be back. I want to congratulate everyone on their NSV's :clap2: Lilnena and Demsvmejm - you guys rock. :rockon: Tammy and Thick: :wow2: You two are beautiful! What an awesome difference. OH Julie: I missed ya, girl!!!! LoriPA: Way to go on the Arthritis Walk!!! Well its time to get my butt back in gear. No more country cookin for a little while.
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    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Bandsters

    MsDad: I'll be thinking about you on your special day. You have received some excellent advice on here. You are also very well prepared and most importantly you have your wonder DH supporting you. You will do fine - you will be fine!!!! :youcandothis: OH Juli: OMG...You know what's so funny?? Fom kindergarten to the 8th grade I attended St. Ladislaus - a Hungarian Catholic school. I'm neither Hungarian nor Catholic but I absolutely loved it!!!! All the nuns and priests were Hungarian and I even had to take some classes. My best friends name was Csilla and this boy named Imre had a crush on me!! Well everyone, I am off to NC to see my sweetheart. I can't wait and I've missed her soooooo much. I'll be there for a week. I'll be thinking about all of you!!!! P.S. OH Julie: How was your time with your hunney bunney? Did you enjoy the committment ceremony? "Viszlat!"
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    What tests did YOU have pre-op?

    I needed bloodwork and a sleep study to get cleared for surgery. On the day of pre-admission testing, I had bloodwork, an xray, and a gallbladder ultrasound done at the office.