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  1. Good4me1313

    Getting back on track - Fayetteville, NC

    I too am re-starting my weight loss journey, you are not alone!
  2. Good4me1313

    options please

    Sure! I like to think of myself as a foodie as well, and I have managed to be quite successful. I have also had a set back with some weight regain. My point is, if you follow the "rules" you can still be successful and plan, shop and cook to your heart's content. Promise. You just have to choose healthier choices and believe me, healthier, fresher food choices can be amazing. It was very hard for me in the beginning as I am originally from the Deep South and raised on country cooking and soud fool. Soooo good, unfortunately not always good for you! Take your time, don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy!
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    Yes, totally agree with talking to your doctor. I would imagine a lot would depend on how long a trip you take, size of the vehicle (bigger means you could stretch out some maybe), how your overall health is and HOW YOU FEEL. When you do go, have FUN!
  4. Good4me1313

    Need to vent!!!

    Well, so I see we are kindered spirits as I tend to do the same thing. I will rehash it over and over and over until that is all I think about. Everyone that has commented is right of course, hold your head high and face everyone at work tomorrow with your head high. You are a very smart, articulate, funny, caring woman and frankly, **** happens. Make any amends that you HAVE to and move on. You got this! Don;t let this be a "reason" to fall into old eating habits tonight, that will only add insult to injury. {{hugs}}
  5. Good4me1313

    Do you think...?

    I agree with lellow, do whatever your body tells you it can do. Just don't "over-do". Best wishes!
  6. Good4me1313

    Chinese Food

    I would L-O-V-E some Chinese food, however, I am trying my hardest to stay away from carbs, and the few times I have had rice, it did not agree with me. Good luck, just take it easy to see what you are able to tolerate with the band!
  7. Good4me1313

    The port...

    No, never had any problems sleeping on that side or my stomach. You will be fine!
  8. Good4me1313

    Any women have this happen?

    Good luck......with everything! Please do call your GYN and see when they can see you.
  9. Good4me1313

    I LOVE Peanut Butter

    Girl, love, love, love me some peanut butter too! Think I may need to check out that PB2, that would be great in my protein smoothie. Yum!
  10. Wow, you really do look amazing and you are right, what a difference a year can make! Congratulations on your success, stay motivated, on track and look forward to seeing mre fabulous updates from you!
  11. Letty, he will not be disappointed in you! Don't give that a second thought, call him and make an appointment, you need to go. I too fell off the wagon and regained some of my weight. Finally went back to the doctor, started following the rules again and am having success....again. You can do this!
  12. I know this thread is old, but here goes. I had an unfill recently due to gaining weight, not eating right and not exercising. Immediately following the unfill, I tried the 5 day pouch test. It has been amazing! Not only have I started feeling some restriction (that I have not felt in a long time) but I have also lost weight. I am stoked. I am supposed to see my surgeon again in about 4 weeks, wondering if I will need a fill? We shall see.
  13. Good4me1313

    Frequent air travel with lap band

    I have flown many, many times since being banded and have not had one issue at all. I do agree that you should talk to your doctor and get his opinion to ease any fears you may have though. Best wishes!
  14. Good4me1313

    Hatin the bad today!!

    The bad days can be very frustrating! Hang in there and do the very best you can. At least you did the right thing by coming here to vent, where others know what you are going through. We bandsters have to stick together! I hope yesterday and today were much better!
  15. Hello fellow bandsters! I was banded in 2009, I have had great success with my band, it is me that I have had trouble with over the last several months! I have regained about 35 of the 125 I had lost and now want to get back on track. I am wantnng to try the 5 day pouch test, and have not found any specific instructions for doing so. If you have done the 5 day pouch test, would you please share what you drank and ate during the 5 days? Thanks so much!
  16. Good4me1313

    Not your typical Success story

    WOW!! I am so happy that you are in such a GREAT place right now!! Keep that positive attitude and you WILL achieve even greater feats!! Congratulations and the very best of wishes on your continued journey! :rolleyes2:
  17. Good4me1313

    The Day has Come!!

    That is WONDERFUL!! :frown: Congratulations!! I am starting to think about what I want to have done, had surgery February 5, 2009 and am down 118 pounds. I am curious to know how you got your insurance to cover it. Hope I am not too nosey, but I am hoping that my insurance would at least cover some of my surgery! Thanks so much, and again, congratulations on getting your date!! I know you must be very excited!! =)
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    Sharing my PS results...pics.

    WOW!! You do look amazing! I am almost a year out and starting to really think about PS. Do you think your family in Columbia would be interested in renting rooms out so that some of us could go there and have work done?? LOL.....bet they could make some good money, all thanks to you!! Again, you are a true inspiration. :thumbup: Best wishes on continued success!
  19. Well, what I do is do 30 minutes of "something" every morning before anyone else is up. I prefer my Wii Fit, however, I have other videos I work with too. When the weather is nice I will go run for 30 minutes. I have simply had to make my weight loss a priority, or else it would not get done. I too am a busy mom with 2 children, husband and high stress full time job. It is not easy, but it can be done. I was banded in February of this year and have lost 109 pounds, so I know it's hard, but very doable. Good luck and do this for YOU!! =):thumbup:
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    Labor Day Wt loss Challenge- Sept. 7th

    Count me in!! I'm ready.....=)
  21. :eek: Would someone please tell me what true "restriction" feels like? I was banded in February and have had two fills. I sometimes feel like I have some restriction, but still seem to be able to eat quite a lot. I don't want to get too tight, but I want to use this tool the way it should be used.........please help me determine what this feeling should be. Thanks!
  22. Good4me1313

    New to all this.. live in Richmond, VA

    Hey there ladies!! I was banded 2-5-2009 by Dr. Schroder and I am lovin' life! I have lost 42 pounds so far and go for my first fill this Friday the 13th. I have not gone to any support groups yet, but hope to start soon. Do any of you go and if so which one(s)? I live out in Hanover County, so we are all in the same general area!!:laugh:
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    Richmond bandster

    I was banded 2-9-2009 by Dr. Schroder. L-O-V-E my band! I chose the Realize band because of the online support website they offer, and because I liked the fell of it and the port better. So far, so good. To date I have lost 42 pounds and have not had my first fill yet, that will be this coming Friday, March 13th. Cannot wait!! =) Good luck, and by the way, I live in Hanover County!
  24. I am not sure what to expect now. Not sure that I am getting all the protein that I should be getting daily. Does anyone have sugguestions? Thanks!

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