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  1. Happy 48th Birthday the best me!

  2. Happy 47th Birthday the best me!

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    Any old timers still around?

    LBT has the best emoticons.
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    Any old timers still around?

    Jack is a female? Wow, I HAVE been gone a while. I never knew. Hey Jack!
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    Any old timers still around?

    I got an email, I guess that makes me an old timer? It's been a while. I was banded in 2005 and lost about 70 pounds, felt great, but still had another 30 to go. Took the opportunity to finally quit smoking, then lost my ever loving mind for about a year. I gained back everything I'd ever lost. When I finally got my wits about me, I discovered that my tubing had a hole in it, so my trusty band hadn't been working at all for me for a long time. Got it fixed and now I need another fill, but I'm still struggling to lose again. If BCBS paid for it, I'd totally get sleeved. In a second.
  6. Hey Kathy, I noticed you live in NC...what part. I used to live in Troy. 'Bout an hour south of Winston and hour east of Charlotte. I'm in Cali now...got married about 5 yrs. ago and moved out here. Take care. Annette

  7. Hey Michelle, was just thinking of you, so I looked you up. Hope you are well!


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    The ACTI-TRAINER (like bodybugg)

    If I get one of these doo-hickies, it will probably be the Acti-trainer. First reason is price. Second is that it can track your sleep patterns. Other than that, I think they (Actitrainer and BodyBugg) are pretty similar. Anyone have a Consumer Reports account? I'm going to dig up something. I really want one.
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    Marimaru's wedding.

    OMG Sarah, I honestly had no idea you are 25 years old. I just thought you were in your mid 30's...I dunno why? And in your avatar...well, you could pass for someone older. You could! But your wedding pic?! Jaw dropping! You look soooo wonderful! Stunning! Radiant! YOUNG! You have lost more weight and you just MUST update your avatar. Your weight loss has taken years off of you. Fabulous!!!! Congratulations on your wonderful day. I'm so glad it went well and you are happily married! Well done! :scalesno:
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    Bodybugg users report here!

    Thanks for your reply, Charlotte. I'm still considering the cost...I think I'd really like this little contraption, though. I appreciate your feedback.
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    Bodybugg users report here!

    I have a few questions for you all... Will the BB tell you your heart rate at any given time? What kind of info do you see on the Bugg without plugging it into the computer? I can't really tell by the website...just how bulky is this thing? Will my long sleeved shirts fit over it? I'm assuming it has to be touching my skin... I suppose my biggest fears are: I use it for 2 weeks and it gets old somehow, or overwhelming, and I give up on it because I feel like I can't use it properly because I'm computer illiterate...or... I pay $399 for it and 3 months down the road I have to pay another $50 a month to keep using it and at that point, it's as useless as a gym membership that I never use. Those are some of my fears...any advice or feedback from those of you who are fans? Be honest...if I'm being unreasonable or unnecessarily pessimistic, tell me! (nicely, please).
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    Dr. Kuri and beliteweight?

    Dr. Pedro Kuri Santiago: Lap Band Surgery Website Here is the Dr Kuri I know and love, and his team. All of them are still there, in case anyone is interested. Good luck JennyJen.
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    Dr. Kuri and beliteweight?

    Thank you so much. I'm very proud and happy with quitting. It has been very difficult for me to find new ways of coping. It's been 6 months? (since Thanksgiving 2006) and I'm still finding my way. It isn't hard to stay quit, it's just hard not to eat, or want to eat, as a way of coping in the absence of the cigs. That's another thread I suppose, but thank you all the same! That's what I was afraid of. It seems odd she would do that, but it appears to be the case. That is unfortunate. I'm going hunting for Dr Kuri's website, if he has one up and running again. I suppose if someone wanted Kuri to perform their band surgery, they'd call the hospital? Thanks for clearing that up, flower. Your pics look Fab!
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    Here's a resize of your pic, hope this works. Oh, and congrats!
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    Dr. Kuri and beliteweight?

    I just found out about that. I clicked on a BeLiteWeight ad and it said nothing about Dr Kuri. I went to the KuriGrads yahoo group and apparently, JoAnne Nayaran (sp?) and all of the US Patient reps (Sylvia, Ishi, etc) have set up shop in the US and no longer work for Dr Kuri. Dr Kuri has enough business without the US reps. *shrug* I dunno. Maybe Kuri wants to slow down a bit? There didn't appear to be any discord, but one never knows. I do know that Kuri is working out of a nice new hospital in TJ and seems to be doing well. I would FOR SURE invistigate further before scheduling, but I love Dr Kuri and have no regrets about seeing him for my band surgery. I have been banded over 2 years with no problems. Except that I quit smoking and gained 25 of the 70 pounds I had lost...my bad, not his. The band goes around your stomach, not your head, unfortunately. Maybe I need a lobotomy? :nod: Anyhow, good luck. Check out the Kuri boards on yahoo and see what you can find. Also, Obesity Help may have some folks who know the scoop, if there is one. Good luck!