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beautifultina

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About beautifultina

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    Bariatric Guru
  • Birthday 08/30/1973

About Me

  • Biography
    I am 5'2" i weigh 308# I am 31 years old. I am scheduled to have my lap band on Tuesday, July 26th,2005.
  • Interests
    I love playing outside~camping hiking swimming boating rafting watching movies and playing on line.
  • Occupation
    medical assistant/bookkeeper for grocery store.
  • City
    Sparks
  • State
    Nevada
  • Zip Code
    89434

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  1. beautifultina

    Any Las Vegas people out there?

    beat of luck to you from a fellow NEVADAN!!
  2. beautifultina

    you asked for it! WEDDING PICTURES!!

    OMG YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!!! Congrat on the beautiful wedding and the stunning pictures. May your wedded life be as Beautiful and as picturesque.
  3. beautifultina

    Physician heal thyself ....

    Hi Marc~~ Glad that you have made the decision to look before you leap. I was banded nearly a year ago. I LOVE MY BAND!!! It is a life altering decison. One that is not made easily by most. Most of us here on this site have delt with the emotional and physical and pyschological effects of being over weight for most of our lives. There have been people here that have been through the therapy I was always afraid to seek for myself. I see thier conclusions helping me. I see how someone's words of encouragement stick with me. I see how I think about my friends here when I am away from the keyboard. My job doesnt allow me to be on here as frequently as I would like to..ALL DAY EVERYDAY... but, when I am here I love the time I get to share with others. I share a little part of myself in the hope that I could maybe be the one whose words encourage you. I am so encouraged and loved when I log on. I hope that you will continue to feel that here. I wish you the best of luck and many happy returns here. just to share a bit about myself.... I am 5'2" tall, I used to weigh 335 pounds. the day of my surgery I weighed 308. Today I weigh 248!! I used to eat to build up layers of protection around myself to keep the world from hurting me. Those fat layers just added to my shame and humiliation. As I slowly see them come off , I also feel a great sense of protection from myself and the rest of the world. Most people I was trying to protect myself from are the very ones who have been so very encouraging to me as I take this journey. If you need a friend to hold your hand as you take the first few steps... LBT will be here for you as it is for all its members. This is the BEST place to come to!!
  4. beautifultina

    Can you feel your port

    i can feel it from the outsdie pushing in on it but from the inside I only feel my port when i over do it..odd? i think so
  5. beautifultina

    prayer requests for LBT'ers

    Penni I pray that your friend will have a full and speedy recovery. She is so young!! I will also keep others here in my prayers. God Bless you ALL!
  6. beautifultina

    Official 4th of July/Summer Gift Exchange

    I have to say that I am disappointed. I signed up early and gave you my new address and confirmed with you that I wanted to participate. I will wait for the next one. Guess it was a miss communication on my part for not letting you know that i REALLY wanted to participate.
  7. beautifultina

    Sangria Suarez (2006 Vegas Bash)

    :Banane10: OH GOOD LORD Can you believe that we only have 81 days until the VEGAS BASH!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WOW I am so excited about this!!! OH MY!!! my piggy bank is looking a bit weak so i will have to step it up a bit!! :Banane25: has anyone decided upon a hotel to stay at? does anyone need a roommate in a hotel? is anyone else reading this thread?!?!?!?! I am so excited about this!!!!!:Banane35: I am so surprised that more people are not asking and talking about it. Wonder if i call around and get a hotel and a rental car if i can get a better deal with my flight?:plane: i am sure i can if i look on line anyone have any suggestions? I am so excited about this!!!!!:Banane35: This is actually happening on the weekend of my company Summer picinic and I told people that I wouldnt be attending that party ...I have my own special BASH to go to..lol I am passing up the oppertunity to see my 54 year old male boss in a bathing suit to hang out with you all..:woot: .lol at least with you ll i wont be grossed out!!! but, on the other hand i could use the pictures I could take of him as BLACK MAIL>>>lol just kidding.... I am so excited about this!!!!!:Banane35: Lisa could you pm me an idea of what local casinos or hotels are near you so i can book at one that wont get me lost in the traffic. thanks hope to see you all in 81 days!!! YIPPEE!!!!! I think I am going to litteraly burst into flames before i get to meet you all!!!:Banane45:
  8. beautifultina

    Help with what to eat

    my surgeon required us to be on a liquid diet for two weeks pre op. now that takes commitment...best of luck to you on your upcomming surgery.
  9. beautifultina

    Im a Reno bandster!

    I am happy to see that there are more bandsters in reno chatting here. I had my surgery with Dr R Watson at Western Bariatrics. I love him. He has given me a new lease on life, I am still covered under my 1 years post op care and dont pay for fills yet. But I am sure there are more to come and my year will soon be up. I will ask next time I go in. I had an appointment today for a fill but the office cancelled it since Dr W wasnt in. I will see him on the 14th. I didnt have any restriction until after a few fills. the thing is to get into a habit of measuring your food and water and keeping track of your exercise all in a journal. develop the good habits even before you have restriction. Best of luck to you all we have support group meetings on the third thursday of every month at washoe medical center south at 6pm it is open to pre and post op patients. hope to see you all there.
  10. beautifultina

    prayer requests for LBT'ers

    OK I am back and want to thank all of you for your prayers. Harry and I are moved in and only have 5 boxes left to unpack. What a miracle that is, in and of it self. Thank GOD!!! I have also been more aware of my eating and water intake and I have dropped back a little in my weight. I am down to 251!!! I was back up to my old gold standard of 257! Why can't I seem to over come that number? i begged God for his guidance. I know that now that things are a little less hetic I should be able to settle into a great routine at the gym too. Thank you all for your prayers. I do love to come here and seek fellowship with you all. I do have 2 jobs and off time is a scarce commodity for me. I choose to share some of it with you, my on line family. My prayers go out to all of you who are asking for them and to those who are afraid to post thier requests here for all to read. May God continue to bless you and keep you.
  11. beautifultina

    prayer requests for LBT'ers

    I have not been here on the site since the day i posted this thread. I have been praying foir all my LBT friends and thier families. I am in the middle of packing up the apt. Harry and I are moving. It is only a local move. It is due to the land lord making a $70/mo jump in rent. I am still paying my surgeon and the hospital for my band so that big of a jump for my budget. We did find a brand new place for $130/mo LESS!!!! That my friends, is GOD's WORK!!! I am going to send out a prayer request for myself. I need support. I am banded. I have restriction. I am not losing any weight. I am also not exercising. I am not eating the way I should be. I am being a Band Failure. Please pray for me to get back on the road to weight loss and to find my way back to the gym on a DAILY basis. I have been terrified of getting on the scale. I KNOW in my heart and by my pants that I am gaining!!! HOW INSANE IS THAT!?!?!?!?!? Please I am begging you to pray for me. I know it is selfish to ask but I know I truely do need help.....Thank you for your support.
  12. beautifultina

    taking a break from LBT--pointless

    Vines you are one of the greats on here with words of wisdom beyond your years and a heart that overflows with love for others. Let us love you back by offering you whatever surpport that you need. If it truely is being left alone for a while, then so be it, but if you want love affection and support from us; I know that there would not be a person on this site who would not offer it to you. What is mine is yours. Sending you prayers for answers and love for support.
  13. beautifultina

    prayer requests for LBT'ers

    I know that there are alot of people on here that believe in the power of prayer. I was wondering if there could be a way that we could make a sticky out of this. We could post things here that we would like others to pray for us about or for our families etc. I have seen a lot of people ending threads with please pray for me or I will pray for you. I think that with God all things are possible. Imagine what can happen with all of us praying to God (or to whom ever you pray to)...THE MOST AMAZING THINGS CAN/ WILL happen. Just a thought.
  14. beautifultina

    Would I get the Band again?

    I think that if you had sucess witht he band the first time around until the complications developed you should condiser being re banded if it is an option you want to/ can afford to persue. I think it would be AWESOME to see some oneI know on the Biggest Loser" IT would give me an ever greater reason to watch tv and cheer on someone (and I know you are all behind me when I say this) that we love and admire. Penni, maybe eating protien bars for meal replacements would be an option for you as you travel. Maybe you could order glass of ice to pour your protien shakes over as others eat.. if it is for work that you travel try ordring a fish dish or the healtiest dish on the menu... try out the different cusines that offered in the differnt places you go. My biggest problem with eating out preband was that i wouldnt try new items. I knew what i would eat at each resturaunt. esp the fast food ones. I am sure you have looked into some of these options; I hope I am offering you someithing new to consider. best of luck on your options. we wil all be praying for you.
  15. beautifultina

    I have to be doing something wrong!

    yes it is possible to lose that much in a short amount of time ESP since you were just banded!!! enjoy this side of it it will start to taper off. start doing the good habits that you were told to do by your surgeon and you will do fine. dont start eating mushies for two weeks post op then another week before you progress to solids.. take you time... food will still be there when you get to the solid food stage again. ( i had a feeling that all solid food would disspear off the face of the planet before I could eat them again). Keep up the GREAT WORK!!! Congrats on being banded!

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