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  1. Bandette08

    Hard time eating

    I do well drinking "EAS Edge" protein shakes twice a day and a meal in evening or lunch. That's the best for me. But, I have been eating 'anything' past almost 2 months. Time to stop eating sweets and junk food. I NEVER went back on sodas & anything carbonated, which is great. Whenever I don't feel like drinking protein shakes, I be sure I eat protein food like hamburger pieces, chickenn, bacon, etc. I was told not to worry about calories..It's the protien I have to be sure I consumer daily. I have not excercised yet, but I do walk a lot at work back & forth fast and lift...I need to start working out, which I hope to do over the late summer. The more weight you have to lose, the faster you will lose weight firstlady Taylor. Hang in there.
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    Hard time eating

    After my 4th fill 3 weeks ago, I am having trouble with bread on & off. It would get stuck. I kept telling myself I won't do it again, but this is my 4th time. It hurts and I"m in fact going through it right now waiting for it to pass or come up. I had to induce it a few times 2 weeks ago. I need to make better food choices..
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    Pre-op pics before Oct. 6,2009....

    Here are pictures of me in the past year or so before I will get banded on Oct. 6th, 2008. I am 46 with a BMI of 44.3, but now I'm sure it's lower since I've lost 10lbs this week on a 2 weeks pre-op liquid diet. One more week to go and I'm getting soo exited.
  4. I can eat 2 cups before a fill....I have eaten 2 sandwiches before a fill after 3 fills...On my way for a 4th fill this Friday I hope...
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    candybars!!! You can eat' em

    High Protein shakes are good, icy and cold. Try them in a freezer until slushy on hot days...I never touched the Protein Bars. Anyways, I eat anything. LOL Just as long as I have my EAS Edge protein every morning and/or night, I"m okay!!
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    Why You Shouldn't Eat Salad

    I have no problem eating salad. I would include hard boiled egg and/or red beans. Whatever I find on salad bar. I usually try to eat solid food first, before mushy/bland food to feel fuller.
  7. Va Beach is a good place. But Baltimore, MD Convention may be better and cheaper as well. Plenty of places to stay in Baltimore, MD And plenty of things to see. Also there is a HUGE Arundel Mills Malls to hang out in for meals, shopping, games and a movie theater with awesome comfortable seats like a lazy boy.. D
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    Add me 2

    MySpace.com - Sweet Gothic - 46 - Female - GLEN BURNIE & TANEYTOWN,MD, Maryland - www.myspace.com/dustbuddies
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    ?ctober ?dyssey 2008

    Congrats Bridgette!! Take your time getting to solid food. When I started to eat real food, my mind started to crave for more food. One reason why I am still drinking Protein drinks for Breakfast and lunch. I can eat anything, but I won't allow myself to touch sweets at all..I know I will be sorry..Look at food does not bother me at all.. I try to drink more Water...It's hard..
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    ?ctober ?dyssey 2008

    Congrats on October bandsters for getting their first fill.. I hope I will get my first fill Tues during my second follow up appt with surgeon. I have been craving more lately. I do eat honey roasted peanuts when I feel hungry and surprisingly it helped me to lose weight! Protein is the reason I'll eat some of it..Just chew until it's soft and moist..hehehe Well, I hope the October bandsters are doing well and getting the support they need. And hopefully not giving it up. I take Vitamin b-12 and b-6, multi-vita, and calcium 600-D Plus.
  11. I would love for you to try & find a venue in the Baltimmore, MD area. I sure will go closer to home. I would choose NJ over NYC. :thumbup: Doo
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    ?ctober ?dyssey 2008

    I LOVE to watch the "Biggest Losers" on Sunday nights!!! Bandette
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    time off work

    Thinkingslim70; Hi, Don't worry, you should be able to go back to work after 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, your port site will still be sore, but it won't hurt to bend over by that time..Just remember not to lift over 20lbs for 6 weeks, unless your doctor tellls you differently. Just do what your doc tells ya after each follow up appts.. Everyone of them are different. I am a custodian at a middle school, so I lift heavy cafeteria tables daily. That's why I can't go in after 2 weeks. SO, just don't lift the kids out of thier chairs..LOL hahaha Feel free to ask any more questions, I'll be glad to help. I love working in the school, kids are fun, but there are days they drive us nuts. I am so glad I don't have to worry about school lunch anymore. LOL I'd rather pack my own lunch & supper now. Whenever you bend over at work, move slowly, okay. I know it hurts a little once you straighten up, so I move slowly. Al long as there is no pain, but just feeling the sorenss, you will be okay.. Healing time takes 6 weeks.. Bandette08 ( Ex-sweet gothic; I changed my s/n)
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    ?ctober ?dyssey 2008

    I drink EAS EDGE or Atkins Advantage shakes for Breakfast and either lunch or dinner, sometimes both. I get my main protein this way. I also will fix one scrambled egg when I get hungry, at least it's protein. I try to consume 50 Grams of Protein which is my minimum. I was told not to worry about calories, just be sure you eat the recommended amount of protein your surgeon tells you to. It's very important along with vitamins for lifetime. I feel better on shakes then pureed food, because I tend to have less cravings, unless I keep myself busy. Congrats to banders of October!!! Love the name October Odyssey, better than smaching pumpkins, because it reminds me of a band in USA... I'm doing great and have not had a fill yet. I go back for another follow up in 2 weeks. Today, for the first time I felt dizzy..Never felt that way.. Anyone have any idea what this may mean? I had my shake at breakfast and lunch yesterday, then I felt dizzy later on. Strange.. My port site is healing slowly, but looking good. It's normal for it to be sore for a while longer than other incisions. I am down 4" at waist already!!
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    Christian bandsters

    I love this thread, keep up the good postings. I am a born again christian as well. I'm soo blessed to have found this thread. Thank you soo much for starting this. I got banded for better health and to control my portions as well.
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    time off work

    I have 2 more weeks until I see my surgeon again. That means I am off from work for 6 weeks so far. I'm sure I"ll go back day after my 2nd follow up. The reason I'm off this long is because I can't lift over 20lbs for 6 weeks..I lift heavy at work..
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    Hello Fabulous Fourties!!!

    Hello Fabulous Forties!!! I am 46 and will be 47 in Feb. "09.....I lost 17 lbs Pre-Op. Total, I have lost around 31 lbs. I gained 5 lbs last few days. Could be from being on liquids for 4 weeks, then switching to pureeds. I am more comfortable on Liquids...Just might go back to it soon.. Right now, I am dealing with pmsing soreness around tummy, possibly from surgery 3 weeks ago.. I"m so happy to be banded.. Nice meeting you all..Please feel free to add me to your friends list.. Sweet Gothic..From MD
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    Any October Bandsters!??!?!

    :thumbup: Congrats Suziecat!!! That's amazing. I am looking fwd to my 2nd bandiversary!! I am 3 weeks out this Sunday!! I'm doing good, just trying to walk more.. Sweet Gothic