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  1. Hello Everyone! I am having surgery April 18th, I will be meeting with the nutritionist then. I was just wondering if anyone had any Vitamin advice. Right now, I take a Women's One A Day horse pill. But I know I won't be able to get that down after surgery. I've been looking at several different powder vitamin supplements out that you can mix with Water? Just curious on anyone's experiences or thoughts....
  2. StacieS

    Dating, geez, HELP.

    Hello all...I've been reading through this thread and it's very interesting. I've recently come out of a ten year relationship...met when I was 19 years old. So...now I'm about a 100 pounds lighter and have no idea how to date. Half the time I'm down because no one I'm interested in is asking me out and then have my friends make fun of me because I don't even realize when others are flirting with me. So...I've decided I'm entirely to worried about it and I took myself shopping, got a new haircut and went to Barnes and Noble instead of going to the bar this weekend. My favorite quote from You've got Mail is when Meg Ryan and her boyfriend are breaking up and he asks her if there is someone else. She replies "no, but there is the dream of someone." lol...and well...that's where I'm at.
  3. My year anniversary is next month. I had my first fill in Nov 2008 and going for my second one tomorrow. I lost about 30 pounds after my first fill and basically stalledin my losing last month. So I decided it's time for another one. It's so hard to gauge because everyone is different...but my doctor said when I stall out for a few weeks, then it's time to schedule the next one. I have about 35 more to lose and I'm hoping this one does it! I'm going crazy to reach my goal...lol!
  4. StacieS

    exercise, economy, and ugh

    I'm not much for pilates, but fitness tv has some great yoga sessions. It's in the On Demand section if you have cable. There are actually two or three I like (for beginners.) The best part (aside from the fact it's free,) is that I can wear my holey pants and my dog is the only one watching me try those crazy positions. Not sure if it has propelled my weight loss, but I can tell it has toned my arms and waist. They also have cardio yoga and pilates.
  5. Hello!!! I've been on this site several times during my doctor hunt. I've finally decided to go for it and am having my surgery on April 18th with Dr. Ramos-Kelly. Very nervous and excited. I'm 29 and have been yo-yoing all my life. So hopefully this will help me FINALLY get the weight off and keep it off. I'm very much looking forward to exercising and eating healthy and actually losing the weight and KEEPING IT OFF. Lately at night, I keep having these dreams of myself on a runway modeling different outfits. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Any tips would be great, and well... I'm so happy to be here! :wink_smile:
  6. StacieS

    Post Something POSTIVE Thread

    I am wearing jeans today, size 16!
  7. Hello everyone, I haven't been on here in a couple of weeks... But tonight I feel the need to vent and maybe to feel a little sorry for myself. Yesterday my dog passed away. My little beagle, 14 years old, died in my arms. I've had her since I was 16.. and well tonight... I feel as if I lost my very best friend. It happened yesterday morning. She was sick and I was holding her in the car on the way to the emergency clinic. I was singing to her and she looked at me and then passed away. I didn't eat yesterday and then ate all day today. My first test of not eating my way to comfort and I failed. And as always, no comfort. I feel sick and horrible ... and in a very embaressing way, I want to go home to my mom.
  8. Hey Key West Girl, I was banded 4-15-08... I was so hungry today that I scrambled an egg and ate it. I feel fine, kept it down fine, chewed it REALLY well. But I still feel guilty about eating it three days early. I think it will be fine.... but I def feel your pain. =)
  9. I use turkey meat for almost everything, it's cheaper that hamburger meat at Walmart super store. Also, we buy a bag of boneless frozen chicken breast every two weeks. There are just two of us, but we can make about five meals (ha...we like chicken.) Chicken soup: boil chicken, cut up and add your veggies and swansons broth. Or chicken salad: bake with italian dressing, cut up and put on green salad (my fav.) Then there is bbq chicken, just bake in oven and brush on bbq about five minutes before you take it out, make baked potato and veg and you'r all set. Sometimes we buy a small roast and have it with potatoes and carrots, then I use left overs to make beef stew (which we eat for two more meals.) These were all pre-band, so I'm sure I'm going to have to make changes here and there .... when I can eat solids again. =) Oh, and get veggies and fruit at your local farmers market. Usually A LOT cheaper and fresher than in stores. We go about once a week and it's kinda a fun outing.
  10. I've been using the Gas-X strips that dissolve on your tongue. LIFE-Saver!
  11. FYI - for good deals on designer shoes, look on ebay!
  12. My perfect outfit is some straight leg jeans with heels. I don't wear jeans now (pear shape and never fit right.) So I've bought a pair or Rockin Republic jeans, size 12, for inspiration. I can't wait to find the perfect heels to wear with them!!! Aahh, I can't wait!
  13. StacieS

    What to do until fill????

    I thought I was the only one! My stomach is growling as I sit here and type. And if I see ONE more Red Lobster commercial I think I might become violent! I couldn't even watch tv this weekend (which..ha..I guess is a good thing.) My doc said no exercise for a month... so I'm kinda stuck when it comes to finding things to keep my mind off the hunger. Guess, I'll try reading a book tonight. Hang in there everyone!
  14. Hello,I am about a week post-op and VERY HUNGRY. The thing that has helped me the most is clearing out our pantry. This is a family thing... my partner has agreed to be soda and oreo free for awhile (at least at home) until I can get a grip on my cravings. Night time is hard for me as well, but it sure is easier to resist when it's not right in front of me. We all have set backs, but remember every day is a new beginning!
  15. Hello! I am six days post-op and I still have a little pain in my left shoulder. It was REALLY bad for about three days after, then started lessesning. Gas-Ex was a life saver for me!
  16. Reene11,I agree that you should take your doc's orders to heart. It is hard, but you've come this far, you've made this huge decision! You can do it! I only have to do a pre-op diet for a week and i'm struggling a bit. The hardest part for me is not smoking and not taking ibuprofen. It's spring and I wake up with a sinus headache everyday. But, I know this will all be worth it in the end. Talk to your doctor and just take it one day at a time. it sounds like your doing great!
  17. How do you control your stress??? When I am stressed - I smoke and eat... when I am stressed and can't smoke - I eat and eat. So now that I'm not smoking and trying not to eat how do I control my stress? My partner called me this morning at work to tell me that her company decided to downsize and she was "downsized" today.... My surgery is scheduled for next Friday (and paid for f.y.i.) So now what do I do? Because with a new job, probably means moving in a few months.... AAAHHH!!! Is this too much stress to handle right after lap band? Or maybe I'm just letting myself freak out? I wish I could go home to my mom and she would make me chocolate pudding... which I'm sure has contributed to my stress eating habits... lol. Thanks for letting me vent, I hope this wasn't inappropriate. I just feel.. terrified about the surgery, terrified about the tough upcoming months..
  18. Hello,

    I think I added you as a friend, this is a little different than adding a friend on my space. =)

    I would love to talk with you more!

  19. StacieS

    Questions about Smoking

    Here in TN they cost between $4-5.... I'm trying to quit now too. My doctor wants you to not smoke the week before. So I am trying to slow it down. I am also trying to stop drinking coke and not take ibuprofen all at the same time. I am a bit grouchy this week! =)
  20. StacieS

    Any suggestions on Vitamins?

    Thanks everyone for the great ideas!
  21. StacieS

    Clothing sizes

    I hang EVERYTHING up to dry, so I'm hoping as I start to lose a little I can actually start putting things in the dryer and shrinking them a little. My husband will be so excited, I have clothes hanging everywhere on laundry day. =)
  22. StacieS

    Any suggestions on Vitamins?

    Oh, that's a good idea. For some reason I forget that there is a lot of chewable stuff out there. Thanks! I'll go check that out.
  23. StacieS

    day one of liquids

    Hello Slk, We should def keep in touch. I too am determined to make this work! I love this website, it is so informative. I just got done looking at the before and after pics posted and it helps keep me motivated (as I'm sitting here with my stomach growling and twitchy because I haven't smoked all day.) :cursing: I hope things go well and congratulations!
  24. Miss Wilde, I think that's a great question! I am a tennis player and was wondering kinda the same thing. I asked my doctor about it and he said that I should AT LEAST wait a good month before more physical exercise. There is a lot of running, stopping fast and bouncing around in tennis and I wondered if I'd be able to feel the band cord and port moving around. I can't really imagine and it did kinda freaks me out. Glad to know you can't feel it moving about! =)