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  1. HeatherGurl


    My Dr. said that he had a guy that ate steak the day after his surgery and made his band slip... I would think this would be somewhat painful for a newbie??? I could feel everything when I was swollen. Pizza doesn't sound horrible... but 3 pieces!!! Girl, just eat one if you HAVE to have it!!! You need a fill! :):)
  2. HeatherGurl

    Off to Be Banded tomorrow morning

    You will do great!! We will say a prayer for you!!!
  3. HeatherGurl

    anyone filled up pver 2.3 cc's in a 4 cc band?

    I am at 2.7cc in my 4 cc band. Sometimes when I sit down and eat... I think I should not be eating this much, but other times I know that my fill is GREAT and I should not get another any time soon.
  4. HeatherGurl

    Turtles and Thyroids

    Crystal~ Have you ever had your thyroid checked before? Let me tell you this... my hubby had a cancerous tumor the size of a large grapefruit in his thyroid gland (he was 21 at the time) They removed it and took all of his thyroid out... So, he will be on Thyroid medicine for the rest of his life. Make sure the Dr. gives you a dose, then get you levels checked, then they may have to up it or lower it... My hubby had to get off of his for 6 months and it nearly killed him! He gained 60 pounds!!! As soon as he was able to get back on it, all the weight dropped off. All I am saying is his case and yours are obviously different, but that medicine could be the key for you... TONS of people (especially women) have thyroid problems and don't even know it! Good Luck!!! You are such an inspiration!
  5. Congrats on the pregnancy!!!! You don't have to answer if you don't want... but were you on any kind of birth control? They say losing weight makes you very fertile, and I also worry about becoming pregnant even though I take my pill daily! You will do fine with this!
  6. HeatherGurl


    My instructions were you can drink up to the meal... but wait 30 minutes until after you eat to drink some more
  7. HeatherGurl

    Do you have a New Years resolution?????

    Drink more water is mine!!!
  8. HeatherGurl

    No bread for me!

    I tried bread for the first time last night... YIKES!!! You would think I had tried to swallow a watermelon. I chewed and chewed and even though it was a small bite, my band said NO WAY!!!
  9. HeatherGurl

    Mini-gripe session!

    I just HAVE to get this off of my chest... There are a few ladies here at my work that have had the lap band. I am the latest. The other ladies are 15 and 20 years older than me. I emailed my before and after pic to them... just so they can see how I have been doing because they ask my daily. They were banded a month before me. I have lost 28 pounds in 5 weeks and I am just really proud of myself. Well one lady calls me and says "you haven't lost 28 pounds" "that is unhealthy" "there is no way" (She hasn't lost but 24) Yeah!! 24 which is GREAT!!!!!!!! Anyways she was SO rude to me that I am never going to speak with her again. I am NOT in a competition with others to see what I can lose and they can't. I am VERY happy when anyone I know loses any weight!!! Have any of you experienced this? I mean, this lady was down right ugly to me. she is a very outspoken person, but I did not think she would be SO rude to me! She is not someone I will ever talk to again... Thank goodness she is in another building!
  10. HeatherGurl

    No bread for me!

    Oh, I can eat cakes... but it is a good thing that I can't eat bread also!
  11. Do not feel guilty for that reason!!! You are spending money to save your life!!!
  12. HeatherGurl

    Yea ! I'm Overweight.....

    AWESOME!!! I can't wait to be Overweight also!!! Doing a happy dance for ya!
  13. HeatherGurl

    Mini-gripe session!

    Thanks everybody!!! I think we are all doing a great job with our weightloss!!!
  14. HeatherGurl

    Oh so Nervous

    Nope, never heard of either. I guess I am not too familiar with Dallas at all Good luck! I hope you do get approved before the end of the year because Aetna really bites so I have heard!
  15. HeatherGurl

    Oh so Nervous

    I thought I knew every town in Texas... Where is Wylie? Is that where you are from? I am going to have to look that up
  16. HeatherGurl

    Oh so Nervous

    Who is going to do your surgery? Don't worry about eating like a bandster yet... I know it is good practice, but I pigged out as much as I could because I thought I was never going to get to eat good again. chichigirl is right, the waiting is the worse part of the process.
  17. HeatherGurl

    My banding is tomorrow 12/14/05!!!!!

    Welcome and good luck tomorrow! You will be fine and start dropping those pounds left and right!!! Let us know how you come out.
  18. HeatherGurl

    Question about eating before noon?

    I usually don't get physically hungry until 3:00. But this morning I was so I tried the applesauce. After I started this thread... I tried the pudding and it went down fine. Maybe my band does not like applesauce. Thank you all for your input and suggestions!!!:kiss
  19. I seem to be very tight in the mornings... Like yesterday morning I tried to eat some eggs... they came right back up. So, I didn't eat again until 5:30 and it went down fine. I had Hamburger Helper and not much, but I was able to eat about a cup of it and had no problems. This morning I had some coffee and sugar free hot chocolate. Then water. I just tried to eat some applesauce and pudding and I got all tight and slimed a little. It is like the band won't let stuff thru until the evening time??? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
  20. HeatherGurl

    Question about eating before noon?

    I will try anything. Thanks for the advice!
  21. HeatherGurl

    Jan 4 I go before the appeals board

    Good Luck Jill!
  22. HeatherGurl

    2005 Lap Band Awards

    Put my vote in for BigPaul!!!
  23. HeatherGurl

    We Need To Shout With Joy!

    Being able to take of my size 22 black pants without unzipping or unbuttoning them!!! (size 26 when I started)
  24. HeatherGurl

    My Christmas miracle!!!!!!

    Awesome!!! That is GREAT news.
  25. HeatherGurl


    Way to go!!! I had a very similiar experience this weekend! Keep up the great work.

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