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  1. tapshoes

    Pjtp...again!

    Hi G4E...hope you are doing ok...fight the good fight! HI Ebony! Motorcycles and me are not a good match; hope you find just the perfect one for you. Glad DH is enjoying his new responsibilities, but with all that's going on in your lives, when do you too ever have 'down time' just for you?? That is so sad....really.As someone whose grandfather fought in 2 world wars (and survived physically and mentally sound), and whose parents were in the WWII effort, I cannot understand how people cannot know of the huge costs and impacts of war. It is only by learning from the past that we avoid the same horrific mistakes... Looks pretty, I guess. Short hair is soooo much easier and time-friendly! Hope your bronchitis starts to ease. As for me, Christmas lights are up outside (better to do it now before the snow is hip deep) but not turned on; having my brother and his boys for dinner tonight - I'm thinking roast beast and all the fixin's with chocolate cake and lemon meringue pie for dessert. Gotta go to a craft store and get some supplies for a door decorating contest at work and really should do a costco run - but I think I will let that pass. Had an interview and offer for another job - about 1500 miles from here; job wouldn't start until the spring, but am giving it some consideration. Because it won't start until April, I have until Feb to decide.... Hope everyone is doing well. Now, off to make pastry shell for the pie, and have another coffee. Have a great weekend all.
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    Pjtp...again!

    Morning All Heart - love the 'do!! Hope you are feeling better! Plain - I think I'll go with shin splints as the term....and thankfully, it was the one night only. Still waiting for pics of Tug. Kat - still in TX? G4E - How are you doing? Ebony...looked at the hallowe'en pics - you and family looked great! Crzy - How are you doing? Any fallout from your surprise visitor while you were eating ice-cream? As for me - more of the same. Although many places have today as a holiday, my organization does not...so off to the Y and then work. Take care everyone...
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    Ewwwwwwww!

    Yes indeed, the 'first slime' milestone - I remember it well! Mine was on salmon - and although I thought I had chewed it to bits, obviously I hadn't. It was a long time before I could eat salmon again - only because I kept remembering the slime! But, I got over it. Learn from your experience!
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    Pjtp...again!

    Morning everyone! It is a glorious sunny snow free Monday - YAHOO!!!!!! It was a wonderful weekend too - and although I got lots done on Saturday, yesterday was a bit of a bust. And now of course Im regreting wasting that day! But Saturday, I was up early, and spent most of the day in one room cleaning....I washed walls, did touch up painting covering the nicks and marks of time, washed windows, took down the drapes and cleaned them, took out the area rug and beat it outside (so much better than vacuuming), scrubbed the floor, cleaned the light fixtures including the bulbs, waxed the furniture, repotted a few plants, and then put everything back again. AHHHH lovely! Then after a lovely dinner, vegged in front of the TV watching 2 movies: Julia and Julie, and The Maiden Heist...2.5s both of them. Yesterday - blob. I was a blob. Bottles a couple of batches of wine, read a bit, did the sunday crossword, and blobbed. Now to catch up on the news...... So, now to catch Hi G4E...Tap waves wildly!! Glad to have you back and posting. My fill - I received 0.1 cc and am feeling good. Although I may have wanted a little more, the doc is clamping down on the amount of fill clients get, and requests that you live with the bit you get for a minimum of 1 week before getting more. having been too full, Im happy to take it slow, and so far this is doing it for me. The clinic announced they are going to start running a plastic surgery clinic for TTs only...Im thinking of it! The advantage will be the surgeries will run the same days as the LB surgery so that the LB surgeon can do the port replacement/adjustments etc at the same time rather than having patients come in after to get it done. As I'm self pay it will take a while to save the money so I guess a year from now. Hey Heart! Bringing in the wood was a nice part of the fall rituals when I had a cabin - I miss those things. 1/2 cord is one good haul; hope you get out again this week. WOW G4E you gotta watch out for yourself...glad to hear things went better at this treatment. I hope they continue that way! I hope with the family coming for Thanksgiving that they will do all the prep and stuff, and you can just focus on you and keeping healthy! Oh no, bronchitis? Oh dear. Hope you are feeling better. Nothing like a wood fire - I much prefer it but alas living in the city it is forbidden...rats! How long did it take to grow your hair out? I remember the 'hair headaches'...as I child/teen I could sit on my hair as it was so long. Then it went short and I never went back. Even shoulder length bothers me! How nice to donate it... YAY Ebony! Running faster. That's wonderful. Not comprehensible but wonderful! What's the style like? What she said!! WHEW - I'm caught up...I think.
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    Let's Talk Movie Review

    Julie and Julia - 2.5 The Maiden Heist - 2.5 OH.....I really want to see a good movie!
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    Victorious Valentines - Feb. 08 - MASTER THREAD!

    Morning everyone! I hope you all had a productive and band-friendly weekend! It was glorious weather here so for at least Saturday I had the energy to do somethings....but then lost it all on Sunday! Such satisfaction though on Saturday as I took one room, took out the furniture (or moved it around) so that I could wash the walls, touch up the paint chips, wash the windows, take down the drapes and clean them, take out the area rug and beat it outside, scrub the floors, wax the furniture...it was just so satisfying to get that all done and took me most of the day! Of couse, yesterday then I was a blob! I bottled 2 batches of wine, and puttered around but didn't really accomplish anything...bah! :w00t: I was however good with the food intake, and am really going to make the efforts to keep at it. Darn DH though - he lost 6 pounds last week....GRR!:smile2: Hi Ezma - Well, I asked the nurse about the weight loss as a result of PS. She said that of course it is very dependent upon how much skin you have blah blah, but her guess from looking at my stomach was about 7 pounds. I was hoping for more...looking for an 'easy out' I guess! But, as it won't be for at least a year (the cost quoted was huge and as Im self pay it will be a long time to get there!) I have time to lose more weight through working with the band! Your eating/exercise plan sounds good.... Morning Shiny! I would guess that the unfill is probably going to be the solution to the heartburn. I know you will be disappointed if it comes to that, but better an unfill then heartburn for the duration of the pregnancy! Good luck moving!
  7. It is so unfortunate that some people react this way - withdrawing, angry etc. My opinion (having gone through this too) is that losing weight makes the person scared that as a 'new you' you won't have time for them, will find a new life etc. So rather than be rejected, they close the door...fast and hard. Some people make their way back to a normal relationship, others are unfortunately lost for good. It is very sad, but you cannot make someone be what or how you want them to be. Extend the hand of friendship/family, and then move on.
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    Victorious Valentines - Feb. 08 - MASTER THREAD!

    Hi Ezma, Keep that train on the tracks!! You can do it! That's great Shiny - all is looking good in your world. Did you get out for a walk? How about the rest of the VV's - come one, check in! AS for me - I hate the clinic scales - they tell the truth!! ARGHH! I was up (as I had expected) but I hadn't expected as much - GRRR!! So I guess it was good that I went for the fill, but only 0.1 cc. The doc's new regime is all fills will be at 0.1 cc from now on. Lots of people are asking for more, but then they are having issues. So, everyone is 0.1cc at a time, and see how they are with that one. Apparently the clinic next year will be adding a Plastic surgery clinic for TT and Breast work only. They will run the the LB and PS clinics at the same time so that a LB surgeon is available to reposition the port at the same time as the PS is done. (Usually you have a separate operation to relocate it). They have already started the waiting list for the PS, but I'm holding off. I want to get rid of at least 10 more pounds and of course, save the money for the procedure. But still, it is something to look forward to. Have a great weekend all. :wub:
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    Pjtp...again!

    Morning all! G4E - Keeping the prayers and good thoughts going. I hope you don't get the pox too; have you advised the medical team of the situation? Kat - enjoy your trip to Texas...and the downtime from electronics! Heart - glad to hear you are feeling better (who cares whether it is drug effects or mind processes). Headed out for a fill today - 2+ hour drive there, and anothe back - lots of time to sing at the top of my lungs with no one saying 'shh'! :thumbup::w00t:I'm hoping this fill helps me control the ravenous beast - 'cause it is working with me doing it alone! :smile2: I'll check in later this evening....
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    Pjtp...again!

    Morning Heart! Seems odd it would be shin splints, but having never had them before, what do I know?? For some reason I think of them as constant pain or burning rather than a 'wake me from a dead sleep cramp with my toes pointing up and unable to return to a flat position' phenomenon. Potassium and water are not a problem for me - I drink a minimum of 3 liters of water a day - usually 4, and have a banana a day. Oh well, maybe it is just my body rebelling at aging! And because I couldn't get back to sleep after my leg spasms, now I'm exhausted.. Would like your persimmon muffin recip, pls. Glad to hear that DD is going to get her shots - but I bet she isn't - OWW!! Are you supposed to be adjusting the time of the Prozac? Sometimes docs get a little sensitive about that... OK - the snow has stopped, the temp is up to 38 degrees. I went to the Y - that's my 4X/week standard...any more is bonus! Hope everyone is having a good day;
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    Victorious Valentines - Feb. 08 - MASTER THREAD!

    Why won't your doc give you a fill? I too hate to think of gaining the weight again, and thankfully I am getting a fill tomorrow...slowly putting back the amount taken out this summer. About time too, as the weight is coming back...ARGHH!! Shiny - have your husbanc hide the scale. Now is NOT the time to be worrying about that. You and the baby's health is first...not a number on a scale! With me Ezma, its the amounts of food, not the choices...sigh. The fact that you miss walking is a good sign though... Hi LilMiss...just make sure you do listen to your doc and your stomach...none of us want to see you go through what you did before! So ladies, I did my time at the Y today...that's 4X this week, and that is the 'magic' number I set for myself. If I do more, great, but I am NOT going to say I am going to exercise every day because I KNOW myself. the first time I don't, I'll say forget it, and stop. I am hoping at my fill appointment tomorrow, I have not gained too much, but I know I have as my comfortable size 8s of Sept are now not as comfortable. BAHH!! Time to face the music, and get this head back into the game! Have a great day everyone...and in case you are interested...it's freakin' snowing. WAHHH!!!!!
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    Pjtp...again!

    Random drive-by post....What do you call a 'Charlie Horse' that happens on the front of your let? Why does one get them? and most important - how the hell do I get the muscle to relax....Ithe freakin spasm woke me up, I can barely walk and it HURTS!!:thumbup::crying: Tap hobbles back to bed.....
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    Pjtp...again!

    Poor little dog.... Temp hit 40 degrees - at the max yesterday... Glad to hear about DH. I can SO relate to the eat less/not a diet therefore eating sensibly disappears. Having my own struggles with that! Am too, am too, am too! Glad to hear. WOW! Just... WOW! Take care, G4E!! We're rooting for you!
  14. tapshoes

    Pjtp...again!

    'Refused to take them trick or treating'?? Why? Religious objection? Laziness? Meanness??? Really!! Poor youngsters! Glad gramma (or whatever they call you) is around to help them enjoy the event - even if it is after the fact! And mom's gf eats their candy??? :scared2: I won't comment on the mom's need to party...or ask why she couldn't take the kids out first, and then go to her party....I won't ask. I'm too polite.:drool::sneaky: I could access LBT, but did have difficulty with my banding month support thread. But you're here now, so it is all good
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    Victorious Valentines - Feb. 08 - MASTER THREAD!

    Morning ladies! Well, I was at the Y again this morning - that's 3 days in a row. Am I done yet???? I'm booked for a fill on Friday; I'm hoping between it and returning to the Y I will lose these last pounds - maybe I will also find some motivation and energy too, as they are also gone! How are the rest of you doing?
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    Pjtp...again!

    Hi Crzy! Of course you can multi-quote - pick each post you want to quote and press 'Multi' and keep going until you have selected your last one. Then press 'quote' and TA-DA - you've done it! Of course I do note that since I returned and multi-posted, with the exception of you, no one else has posted. Therefore I must conclude it is ME that posters are avoiding. :crying:It is all about me....:drool:
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    Ghosts...

    ooooo gumbo, now that's a spooky story....
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    Ghosts...

    Apparently not.... I really wish I could experience something weird/eerie...but alas, it isn't to be.
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    Why is my partner trying to sabotage me??

    I am glad that you have talked with your partner, and are going to try to resolve this. Fortunately I didn't have the issue with DH; in fact, I made the commitment at the beginning that I wasn't going to have separate cupbaords etc, and I was just going to have to learn to eat bandster style while in a 'regular' house. It worked for us, but every person has to find a solution for themselves. It is true though that you soon discover how much of your relationships with family and/or friends is based on eating. Once you stop going to the all-you-can-eat buffets (why bother, lots of money for a few mouthfuls), or making the point of any gathering 'the food', you will develop new/different relationships with people, or with different people.
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    Barbie needs WLS

    What a great giggle!:thumbup: Thanks!
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    Victorious Valentines - Feb. 08 - MASTER THREAD!

    Great on the walking, Ezma. And yes, that IS the question - Why can't it be just about fuelling the body??? There are people for whom that is all eating is ... my sister is one of them! For her, eating is something you must do to live, otherwise it is a waste of time/effort/money etc. Same parents, same environment but completely different views of food! It's a mystery!! Now remember LilMiss, you don't want to rush things...remember that! Your doc needs to make sure you absolutely are not still inflammed/irritated from your last few months before he starts filling you up again. Slow but steady... I'm booked for a small fill this Friday - 2 months or more since my slight unfill. I am hoping another quarter of a cc will be tolerable...i need the little 'push' to get me going again. Im doing my part with returning to exercise, and remembering and practicing the bandster lifestyle, so a little fill will complete the picture.
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    Cheese & Yogurt?

    I agree with ALS...why avoid these foods? cheese and yogurt have Calcium, and cheese is a solid Protein. Of course I would choose low/no-fat versions to keep the calorie count down, but sometimes a big piece of cheese is what I crave, and I have it as part of my meal, and sometimes a snack. It's all good!
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    One year down 100lb lost

    Congratulations! What a fabulous achievement, and a positive story. I am sure your family will appreciate this as you live a long healthy active life with them! Keep up the great work.
  24. I too hate to exercise...and can't stand the ever-so-helpful comments of 'just find something you like'! I have tried over the years:treadmill, elliptical; swimming; rowing; cycling; dancing; walking; weights; golf; skiing (downhill and cross country); raquetball; canoeing; hiking; badminton; tennis; hockey; baseball; and so on. At any one time I MIGHT want to do one of these things ONCE, but I do not like doing things daily, and I did discover I hate organized sports and team events. BUT, I make myself go to the Y a minimum of 4 times a week, and I make myself do something. I started this when I began my lapband journey (18 months ago), and with the exception of last month, I have been faithful to it. I still dislike it, it never has become 'part of my life', but I do it. I just know I have to, so I do it.
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    NEW BANDER with a thousand questions? HELP

    Lots of good answers here for Josie. Regarding restricting or eliminateng certain foods... I''ve been banded almost 2 years (and never regreted it!). The issue of foods and doctors instructions is a common one, and it would be so nice if they would agree...but they don't. For me, there is no food that I cannot eat...I am lucky in that regard, as I know there are other bandsters who do have trouble digesting certain foods. But there is no rule that says you have to eliminate food X Y or Z. The issue is really one of nutrition - when you reach your sweet spot (that is, the place where the restriction is good), your stomach will be much smaller and therefore you need to make every calorie count to maintain your health. You could fill your stomach with booze and chocolate for example, but you would be compromising your health. So, for many long-time bandsters, it is a case of nutrition first, so that junk food, booze, are way down the list of foods to eat. Proteins are first, then veg and fruit. But, like a previous poster stated, you can enjoy the occasional treat without issue. Good luck on your journey.
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