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About Maggifer

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  • Birthday 05/29/1981

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    I'm 27, from the Midwest
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  1. Maggifer


    I'm so glad you posted this! I'm going through the same thing. I'm not sure what we should do? I'm getting enough Protein and drinking about 100 ounces of Water a day, and limiting carbs. But if I exercise 2 or 3 days a week I keep fluctuating the same 1-2 lbs. This week I worked out one day and I've lost 4 lbs. I have NO clue what's going on with my body?!?!
  2. Hell NO I don't consider an indulgence once in a while cheating. Now, instead of eating a King Size Snickers bar, I have 2 or 3 mini ones if I'm craving chocolate. And I agree, I didn't have my surgery as a 'diet'. I did this to completely help me change my lifestyle. I love my Mom, and she's been SUPER supportive, but whenever she sees me she's always asking "how my diet is going"? I just smile and say, "It's NOT a diet Mom, it's a lifestyle change". You're doing great so far! Hell I know if I was told I could NEVER have chocolate or something sweet again, I'd go bonkers!! :thumbup:
  3. We have the exact same surgeon and facility! I love Dr. Berntsen, she is amazing Next time you are in town for a fill or something maybe we could meet up for lunch or dinner?
  4. Maggifer

    Does anyone have problems eating meat?

    Thankfully no meat has proven difficult for me to eat, however an hour or later after eating I get wicked bad gas. Does anyone else have this issue?
  5. Eartha- Are you getting banded at Tallgrass in Topeka? I was banded there on January 14th and had my first fill yesterday. Trust me, the pre op diet is the WORST part of the whole journey. Keep on trucking
  6. Maggifer

    First appt. to surgery

    I went to a seminar on Oct 11,2008 and I was banded on January 14, 2009. So it was only about 3 months, but I was self pay. I think it all depends on your insurance coverage and requirements.
  7. Maggifer

    Post-Op Reporting in!

    Hey everyone! I had my surgery this morning at 8am, and I was home by noon:rolleyes: I am so thrilled I did this, and I have NO regrets. Now I'm just looking forward to healing and then taking better care of myself once I can eat solid foods. I do have a quick question though. If you have shoulder and gas pain, would you wake up from it immediately post op? Or am I likely to have it tomorrow or something? I know you all aren't doctors, I'm just wanting to know other peoples experiences. Because if I feel as good as I do now, my recovery will be ALOT better than I was thinking!!!
  8. Maggifer

    I give up!!

    The quotes they've given you Policeman does seem REALLY high. My insurance doesn't cover my banding, and I'm a self pay. The total for me is only $13,500. I'd definitely look into financing and I'd sure as hell shop around for a different surgeon!
  9. Hey all, I'm getting banded on January 14th. I can't wait, this has been a long journey for me. Overall I'd like to lose 130 lbs...right now I'm just a little over 300. Ideally I'd like to be at 170. My doctor wants me at 190 at least. Hell, I'll be happy just being under 200;) I have sleep apnea too, and I haven't heard anything about not being able to use my CPAP machine after the procedure...I hope I can b/c I use it every night! I'm a walking zombie without it. I'm excited to be one of the NEW YEARS HOTTIES! GO US!! 2009 is going to be an amazing year!!

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