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About Peg

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  • Birthday 07/11/1954

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    Mother of four G'ma of 2
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    Preschool teacher@Church
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  1. Happy 59th Birthday Peg!

  2. Happy 58th Birthday Peg!

  3. Peg


    Thanks so much for your comments they really helped me. I'm about 1/2 way there and don't want to mess up now.Keep up the good work. Peg
  4. Peg


    Can anyone tell me why you slime? Gag And nothing comes up but a mucusy yucck.
  5. I guess my story's like most of yours. Never was thin,even as a teen, I got married had a child and lost all the weight.Two years later had another child and gained weight, had another child 18 months later,gained,lost a baby, gained, then 4 years later had another child gaining all the way. Went back to college 3 years bettering my grade each time,Gained weight. I worked with mentally & physically handicapped adults and kids. I loved my work. I guess it kept me from thinking about my weight. One day at work I thought I was having a heart attack....Lucky for me it was just heart wall pain caused from my gallbladder.I had High blood pressure and diabetes.My sister-in-law,her son & daughter-in-law all had had gastric bypass. I knew that was not for me.My mom went with me to a free meeting to find out info on lap band. And I knew that was for me ! I have lost 35 lbs. since my surgery on January 30th 2008, My kids bought me a Wii fit for my birthday this past July,and I go to Curves to work out 30 mins. 3 x's a week. I can't even tell you how many inches I have lost, mostly off my legs,thighs,butt and neck and now the thing I hate the most (my stomach) is getting smaller!!!! I am off ALL medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and acid reflux.That saves me about $400.00 a month! feeling better in my clothes even when the scales say I haven't lost. And my outlook on life is GREAT!:thumbdown: No more pity parties :cry_smile:for me! 'cause I'm with the band! Peg P.S. Sorry ticker isn't my friend, have trouble changing it.
  6. Peg

    January 2008 Bandsters

    Kcintx, I also do curves, I forgot what they said for almost a year, remember it's 3x's a week to MAINTAIN. So I have to get at least 3 in . my kids bought me a wii fit for my birthday so when I can't get to curves I can still get a work-out in . it's great. Peg sorry the ticker isn't working for me today but I have lost 32 pounds since my surgery Jan 30,2008.
  7. Peg

    Jan 08 bandster fill poll

    I had surgery on Jan 30th have lost 32 pounds....Dosen't seem like enough. I have had 2 fills, 3cc's the first time could eat everything... Then the next one put in 1 1/2 took out 1/2, gaging So ...... 4 cc's in a 10cc band. Some days I feel it's working well I almost gag on water other days I don't think it's there could eat the cabinet doors of the kitchen and not be happy. What's going on????? can't get ticker to work for some reason today.
  8. I had my lap band done Jan/ 30 ,2008 By Dr. G.... HE IS GREAT!!!!!!!! His staff at the time left alot to be desired. For some reason My case worker was more concerned about her life than my surgery. I worked with me insurance and reported back to her. I made my own Dr. Appt's. Then the night before surgery they almost cancled because i had not attended some classes they never told me about! I cried all night long and went to surgery laoded for bear! So frustrated that they delayed surgery almost 1 hour and 1/2. So much c_ _ _ P ! to go through. Dr kirk the fill Dr. is wonderful!!!!! If you can just work with Dr. G's staff and let him know if you have trouble with them you'll be fine! He can't make the problem go away if you don't say anything. I have been doing well I have been going to Curves 3x's a week and my kids got me a wii fit for my birthday it's so much fun!!!!!!!! I have lost 31 pounds that's about 5 pounds a month not to bad for an old woman! Anyway good luck to you!!!! Peg:thumbup: sorry can't get ticker to work today.
  9. Peg

    Help!! Eating to much

    Jeremey, Hey how FANTASTIC for you, I was banded on Jan 30th and have lost 22lbs.I've been beating myself up because it isn't more ! But when I talked to my Dr. he said i could be 1cc off of loosing and my next fill is June 3rd.It will get better, It's all new territory to all of us and I think you are doing GREAT,try to eat veg's and good stuff and hang in there,we WILL do it BUT TOGETHER ! Peg :thumbup:
  10. You can find it many places G N C Walmart etc. I like Unjury Off the internet, they have flavors that are great and also unflavored to mix into soups with flavored water, puddings Jello etc.Welcome to the UNJURY Homepage hope this helps. Peg
  11. Peg

    Had my third fill today

    Hey all count yourselves LUCKY, I had my surgery Jan 30th and I have to wait till March 25th for my first fill. I have been doing well I have lost 22lbs. so far and will be able to go back to Curves this week.So i'm hoping this will help the weight come off much faster. Gotta look good for my Daughter's wedding on April 4th.
  12. I disagree about a restaurant loosing the tip over someone having a card,I am more inclined to leave a tip IF I get service when a member of the wait staff looks me over with distaine and has a pre conceived notion they won't get a tip anyway...You know what they get pennies...This says volumes about the attitude they have.But I am not afraid to give a great tip if they are friendly and helpful, even if they won't except my card if they are polite to me..they have done what THEY can do. I might find a nice way to speak to the manager. But if we get angry they ALL will say NO WAY !!!! I know it's easy to get upset but I think some of them really don't understand they may think we are just cheap or want something for nothing, Prove to them you are just asking for some consideration and that they can receive the best advertising in the world...word of mouth and that can MAKE or BREAK any business out there!
  13. I'm in Oklahoma and I found Cheddar's food chain will let you order off the kids menu. I had a very nice piece of fish with a small bed of 1/4 cup rice and steamed broccoli and carrots,(this was pre-band) But I found it to be quite filling, I even took enough home to have for dinner.I just got my card today and I too will try and use mine, I talk so much about my band that I tell everyone. And my husband and I have been eating out for years, So we are known in most places around here, And If they Make me mad I'll just tell them, Ok I'm not coming back. My Dr. office also keeps track of the places that except the card, andhtye publish it in there monthly newsletter,we are encouraged to share our information so they can tell others what places do and do not except them.It's pretty good advertising for the one's who do.
  14. Peg

    Restaurant Traps

    I found a wonderful soup on all recipes.com you can find all types of good things there and tweek them as needed. This may cure your hunger for the soup you can't find. Broccoli cheese soup 1/2 cup butter ( i use pam or spray margarine) it's just to brown the onion in. 1 chopped onion 1 16 oz. package chopped frozen broccoli (more or less) 4 cans (14.5oz.) chicken broth (use low sodium) 1 1lb. loaf Velveeta cheese ( can use low fat) cubed 2 cups skim milk 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 2/3 cup Cornstarch Can leave out if you like a thin soup 1 cup water Melt butter in skillet, cook onion till softened,stir in broccoli,cover with broth,Simmer till broccoli is tender,about 10mins.Reduce heat and stir in cheese until melted mix in milk and garlic powder. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and water until dissolved stir into soup stirring often until thickened. Makes 12 serv. cals.272( with full cal. Velveeta) fat 18.8g cholesterol 48mg,sodium 1140mg,carbs. 14.8,fiber 1.2g pro. 11.1g You can alter this a little without changing the taste. It worth a try.:tt2: Enjoy! Peg
  15. Peg

    Restaurant Traps

    Hi, My Dr. told me a disturbing fact....Guess what Mc Donalds product has more sodium than anything else on the menu?? Fries, too easy,????? their SHAKES !!!! :grouphug: They are 1/2 foam 1/3 sugars and flavorings and the rest is sodium. :thumbup: This is something to watch out for it is hidden in a lot of foods you would not think of. So become a label reader. Stay a little healthier ! Peg