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About Hastings

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  • Birthday 01/21/1952
  1. Happy 61st Birthday Hastings!

  2. Happy 60th Birthday Hastings!

  3. 4 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 4th Anniversary Hastings!

  4. Hastings

    Just venting ~ WLS not work ?!?

    I agree, Aunt Lucy. I have seen, many times, someone stewing about a misstatement about the lapband and then in the next statement make a misstatement about GB. If we haven't walked in their shoes, it's best not to make judgements, eh?
  5. How many hours do you expect to go before you are hungry again?
  6. Hastings

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    I've been doing the 10,000 step thing too. I love it cause it keeps me honest and I get a minimum of exercise a day. I just a pedometer. Thanks, Fenton.
  7. I use straws all the time. Including extra large ones for my morning smoothie with the blended up Cereal. No issues for me. I dislike ice so everything is room temp. I don't drink soda pop.
  8. The rule for not eating solids is so that your stomach won't churn to digest the food. It has nothing to do with ease of "getting it down". You want your band to seat well and for your stomach to remain quiet while the healing is going on. There are reasons for the rules. Make sure you understand why they exist before you break them. ) I followed the rules to a T. It's for a very short period of your life.
  9. Hastings

    something new - Gastric Sleeve

    Is there a reason you are pushing the sleeve? It's been around quite a while. Many insurances don't cover it. There are possible problems with it. There are with anything that requires surgery and modifies the body, especially when that surgery is performed on morbidly obese people.
  10. I use Benefiber in my morning coffee for the soluable fiber and .5 cup of all bran with extra fiber for the insoluable fiber.
  11. Hastings

    Issues/weight gain...

    Sherry319, perhaps some counseling might help a little. Everyone can have power over food, it's just a matter of finding it.
  12. Paula, just continue as you are. Writing down what you eat and exercising. Learn to make calm and rational decisions about food and how much to eat. Fill your small plate and take it to the table. Have only the salad and veggies on the table ready for seconds. If you really want something, it is a good idea to wait a half an hour and then have it if you want. You can do it. I hope you find better health.
  13. Hastings

    I Want My Band Removed Now!!!!!

    Bluerose, I read that every pound you lose is like taking 4 pounds of pressure off your knees. I've lost about 40 pounds and taken a whacking 160 pounds pressure off my knees. Wonderful. I had a broken back about ten years ago, and my back has improved as well.
  14. Hastings

    Rachel Ray is an idiot

    Paula Deen's nasal voice drives me bats and her using Ya'll every other sentence. She hasn't a clue about healthy food, and that's a shame.
  15. Hastings

    Rachel Ray is an idiot

    I like Rachel Rae too. I don't like Oprah Winfrey.