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RobinAnn

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  1. It's not illegal to carry prescribed pain meds across the border. You will have your meds and a script, so you are go to go. In fact, you can even take liquid meds in your carry-on on the plane. As for vitamins, my program allows you to resume vitamins between days 5 and 7 post-op.
  2. I'm seeing my PCP in a few weeks. I guess I'll see what she thinks when I tell her I'm going to Mexico. (We haven't discussed it at all.)
  3. I see Dr. John Weaver who I think has all of Dr. K's records. He charges $25 for a fill for Dr. K's patients. Dr. Weaver's Office Location that I go to: Western Surgical Care, PC 10103 RidgeGate Pkwy #350 Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 217 - 5880 He also has offices at Rose Medical Center, I think.
  4. 10 dozen large eggs Your weight loss = 1 pound = a Guinea Pig 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs 3 pounds = an average human brain 4 pounds = an ostrich egg 5 pounds = a Chihuahua 6 pounds = a human's skin 7.5 pounds = an average newborn 8 pounds = a human head 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year 11 pounds = an average housecat 12 pounds = a Bald Eagle 15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs 16 pounds = a small whale's brain 20 pounds = an automobile tire 23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year 24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream 25 pounds = an average 2 year old 30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year 33 pounds = a cinder block 36 pounds = a mid-size microwave 40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of Water or an average human leg 44 pounds = an elephant's heart 50 pounds = a small bale of hay 55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner 66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year 70 pounds = an Irish Setter 77 pounds = a gold brick 80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape 90 pounds = a newborn calf 100 pounds = a 2 month old horse 111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year 117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11") 118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica 120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month 130 pounds = a newborn giraffe 138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year 140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year 144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4") 150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary 187 pounds = an average adult man 200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds 235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger 300 pounds = an average football lineman 400 pounds = a Welsh pony
  5. RobinAnn

    I was Size __ now I'm a Size __

    Started as a 22/24 pants; now wear a 10. 2X shirts; now a medium 42C (or D) bra; now 36B (flirting with a 34) 9W shoe; now 8.5M Ahh... I also wore a men's 2XL extrication jumpsuit for EMS work (with much difficulty). I now wear a medium. I might could wear a small if I didn't have to wear warm layers underneath.
  6. RobinAnn

    Where are my Bandsters???

    I am a member of the Class of July of 2009. I've had a great band experience. I'm sorry for all of you that have struggled. I've lost over 100 pounds since surgery (116 to be exact). I have another three to lose for a personal goal. I'm thrilled with my band decision although if I were to do it again, I'd probably go for a sleeve.
  7. RobinAnn

    New Group...yay!

    I've followed the Dr. K thread for over two years but have not contributed much. Have never had the pleasure of meeting any of the others on the thread except for... hmm... I don't know her name on-line. She is also from Durango (where I live) and had a different surgeon but I think she met some of you. I'm Robin and had my lapband done in July of 2009. My surgery weight was 272 (highest ever was 307). I currently weigh 156 and should be happy here (and I am for the most part) but I have a personal goal of at least seeing 153.5 once so that I can claim a loss of half of my former self. I am so thrilled with my loss and progress. I love that I have improved my health so dramatically (I was on pre-diabetes drugs and two hypertension meds and am now on just one b/p med that I probably should get rid of). I am so much more active that ever. I'm a lousy exerciser, but I can do things now. I think nothing of walking cross town to get a coffee (yes, Durango is small but I couldn't do it before). Before losing weight, I had dreams of a veggie garden and chickens; now that I'm slimmer, my dreams are a working reality. I'm a certified Colorado Master Gardener and a licensed EMT (volunteer) and I can actually participate in these activities. I'm heading to Denver next week (12/15-12/16) to meet with Dr. Weaver and get a bit of a fill. I have decent restriction right now but find I get hungry way too quickly. Since my last adjustment (a slight un-fill in June) I have lost no weight. No gain, but down 2-3 pounds and then up again. Tom said I'd probably need a bit put back in, but I was so happy to not have reflux that I've just enjoyed the level I am at. It's now time to get the last three pounds off for good. Hoping I can meet some of you someday.
  8. I've had one slice of pizza every other week pretty much since I was banded in July 2009. My husband loves his Friday night pizza and he buys one every other week. I generally eat the rolled edge, a bit of the under crust, and all of the toppings. I'm full and my cravings are satisfied. I don't eat much bread otherwise. Perhaps a slice of toast with my Breakfast on the weekends; some crackers; or part of some crusty bread at dinner out. I don't know that I so much have problems with it, but I try to follow my doctors suggestions of eating Protein first (and bread doesn't fit into that plan well).
  9. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name********Starting****Current****Goal***ToGo Adjua....................347...............317...........240......... ....77 Amy.....................289..............215............160........55 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................145............130....... .....15 crzytchr................217................210............180..... ... ...30 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............159.............150............ .9 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............269.6............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............161..............150........ ....11 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............173.8.............154...... ....19.8 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............224..............182..... .......42 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................227.............180.... ........47 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............248..............225....... .....23 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15 __________________
  10. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name********Starting****Current****Goal***ToGo Adjua....................347...............317...........240......... ....77 Amy......................289................220.4..........160........ 60.4 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................145............130....... .....15 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............161.............150............ .11 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............269.6............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............161..............150........ ....11 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............177.8.............154...... ....23.8 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................227.............180.... ........47 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............259..............225....... .....34 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  11. Congrats Amy. You will do fine!!!! How exciting for you!
  12. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy......................289................228.3..........160........ 68.3 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............164.............150............ .14 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............270.4............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............162..............150........ ....12 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............185.4.............154...... ....31.4 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................226.............180.... ........46 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............259..............225....... .....34 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  13. I have a 40 year history of overweight and dieting. Never had any diagnosed gall bladder issues. I was banded 7/22/09 and have lost nearly 100 pounds. On 4/6/10 I was at a meeting of our fire board and I started to feel ill. As the secretary of the board, I tried powering through the pain. Three times I had the fire chief (and an EMT) assist me in my office. During my third recess I told the Chief that I needed to go to the hospital. (Unfortunately my dh was out of town.) The Chief called 911 and initiated a call-out. Approx a dozen members responded (who wouldn't respond to a medical call at the fire station?). The town ambulance finally came and I was carted off to the hospital 25 miles away. When the ER doc did a quick ultra-sound, the smart-ass said "It's a girl!!!". Gallstones was the diagnosis. My ultimate surgeon happened to be finishing up in the OR but on seeing my scans, he determined it wasn't an emergency and I could wait. Our Asst Fire Chief and EMS Captain were with me in the ER so they drove me home. I was able to get an appt on Wednesday with the surgeon; my dh got home right after that appt; I got scheduled for surgery on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. One attack was enough for me. Living as far from doctors as I do, I didn't want another attack. I'm glad the gb is gone and haven't seemed to have any issues since.
  14. Just popping in to say "hi". I haven't done a lot of chatting here, but I do follow everyone. I was banded by Dr. K on July 22 2009. My start weight was 284 but I weighed 270 on the day of banding. I'm proud to report I've lost nearly 99 pounds since I started this process. (I've also lost my gall bladder, but that's another story.) I've had five fills (and one partial unfill tweak). I haven't been to see Dr. K since May when I traveled to Denver twice in 5 days (once for a fill, once for a partial unfill). I'm at great restriction right now. I have about another 30 pounds to go and am confident that they will come off even though it is slow going now. Here's a picture of me at 284 at a wedding in May of 2009 (I'm in orange). Here's me two weeks ago in a dress that I'm planning on wearing to a wedding on Saturday. Other NSVs, I can climb into my ambulance with ease now; I've gotten a new jumpsuit for my EMS duties (when folks from other departments were teasing me about my clown suit, the Fire Chief thought it was time for me to size down... from a men's XL to a men's medium). I tend to my garden with ease. I walk everywhere. I fit into size 16 jeans; regular size L tops. I'm just thrilled with my progress.
  15. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy.....................289..............229.6...........160........ 69.6 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254................254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma............209.................209...........135............. .74 Bklynike...............258..................258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND..............224.................207...........150..... .......57 Bree99.................259.................234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............275..............225........... . 50 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............164.............150............ .14 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............271..............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............167..............150........ ....17 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............187.2.............160...... ....27.2 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................226.............180.... ........46 swjtlongdrive..........224................224.............179......... ....45 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............259..............225....... .....34 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  16. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy.....................289..............232.9...........160........ 72.9 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254................254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma............209.................209...........135............. .74 Bklynike...............258..................258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND..............224.................207...........150..... .......57 Bree99.................259.................234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............275..............225........... . 50 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............164.............150............ .14 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............271..............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............168..............150........ ....18 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............190.8.............160...... ....30.8 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................226.............180.... ........46 swjtlongdrive..........224................224.............179......... ....45 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............265..............225....... .....40 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  17. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy.....................289..............239.9...........160........ .. 79.9 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254................254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma............209.................209...........135............. .74 Bklynike...............258..................258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND..............224.................207...........150..... .......57 Bree99.................259.................234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............185............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............281..............225........... . 56 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............169.............145.......... . ..24 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............169.............150............ .19 jenibeni.................224...............208.............165........ ....43 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............271..............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............173..............150........ ....23 RAYNE913.............234...............225..............160....... ......65 RobinAnn.............232.4.............195.2.............160...... ....35.2 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............240..............182..... .......58 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................226.............180.... ........46 swjtlongdrive..........224................224.............179......... ....45 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............271..............225....... .....46 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  18. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy.....................289................250.4...........160........ .. 90.4 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254...............254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265...............265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6.............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma............209.................209...........135...........74 Bklynike...............258.................258...........150.......... .108 BobbieND..............224................207...........150..... .......57 Bree99.................259................234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198...............198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157...............157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217...............217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274............200....... .....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............185............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5..........150............65 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............287.............225............ 62 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5..........130......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............172............145........... ..27 HummingBird..........204...............175............150............. .25 jenibeni.................224...............208............165........ ....43 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... ......102 Jeni 85..................185..............185..............150........35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... .....90 kyleegirl01.............245................198.............160...... .....38 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... .....95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... ......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine.........259...............259..............199........ ...60 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... . ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... ......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............173..............150........ ....23 RAYNE913.............234...............225..............160....... ....65 RobinAnn.............232.4...............200.6..............160...... ....40.6 scoutmama...........270...............270..............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............303..............217........ ....86 skinny31................261...............240..............182..... .......58 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150.......... 44.5 sueinne.................220................212.............180.... ........32 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............282..............225....... ......57 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... ....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40
  19. RobinAnn

    July 2009 Dates

    I'll do a quick check in too since we are a little past the 10 month mark. I've lost 78 pounds since my pre-op diet. I admit I've been terrible about exercise but do try to stick to the bandster rules. If it ever warms up here, I might venture outside and walk. I'm not the speediest loser, but I feel like the choices I'm making are sustainable and I will continue to lose. I did have my first (and only) gall bladder attack on April 6. I was able to see the surgeon on the 7th and was in the OR on the 8th. I wasn't about to have another GB attack. Since surgery my weight loss has been great. Not sure what has revved me up, but I'll take it. We all need to check in in two months on our Bandiversaries.
  20. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy.....................289................264...........160.......... 104 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254...............254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265...............265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6.............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma............209.................209...........135...........74 Bklynike...............258.................258...........150.......... .108 BobbieND..............224................207...........150..... .......57 Bree99.................259................238...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198...............198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157...............157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217...............217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274............200....... .....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............185............150.............35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5..........150............65 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............292.............250............ 42 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5..........130......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............180............145........... ..35 HummingBird..........204...............179............150............. .29 jenibeni.................224...............208............165........ ....43 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... ......102 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... .....90 kyleegirl01.............245................198.............160...... .....38 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... .....95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... ......20! Liz........................193.4............187..............155...... ......32 lotzasunshine.........247...............245..............175........ ...70 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... . ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... ......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............175..............150........ ....25 RAYNE913.............234...............225..............160....... ....65 RobinAnn.............232.4...............210.4..............160...... ....50.4 scoutmama...........270...............270..............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............304..............217........ ....87 skinny31................261...............249..............182..... .......67 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150.......... 44.5 sueinne.................220................212.............180.... ........32 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............284..............225....... ......59 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... ....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40
  21. Funny thing though, when I was in for a fill two weeks ago, I mentioned I got hungry between meals. Dr. K suggested protein shakes as snacks. Probably a good idea (since they can be so good for you) but I didn't take his suggestion as a "must".
  22. I'm far from the perfect bandster and I must've missed that part of Paula's lesson. I usually manage to get 60 - 70 grams of protein from food and I call that good. I will on occasion eat or drink a protein supplement between meals to keep me from worse snacks, but it's not common. I was banded in July 2009 and have lost nearly 70 pounds.
  23. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name*********Starting****Current******Goal******ToGo Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254...............254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265...............265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6.............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BobbieND..............224................210...........150..... .......60 Bree99.................259................259...........155..... .......104 Brigette................198...............198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157...............157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217...............217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274............200....... .....74 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5..........150............65 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............309.............250............ 59 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5..........130......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............188............145........... ..43 HummingBird..........204...............186............150........ ...36 jenibeni.................224...............208............165....... ....43 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... ......102 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... .....90 kyleegirl01.............211................209.............160...... .....49 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... .....95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... ......20! Liz........................193.4............187..............155...... ......32 lotzasunshine.........247...............245..............175........ ...70 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... . ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... ......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............180..............150........ ....30 RAYNE913.............234...............225..............160....... ....65 RobinAnn.............232.4...............217.6..............160...... ....57.6 scoutmama...........270...............270..............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............317..............217........ ....100 skinny31................261...............255..............182..... .......73 SNDYCNRD.............207...............197.5............150.......... 47.5 sueinne.................220................214.............180.... ........34 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............289..............225....... ......64 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... ....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40
  24. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name*********Starting****Current******Goal******ToGo Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Angie64.................270...............270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom............254...............254...........170............. .84 Babe....................265...............265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie........172.5.............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB.................226.6.............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BobbieND..............224................212...........150..... .......62 Bree99.................259................259...........155..... .......104 Brigette................198...............198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157...............157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217...............217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274............200....... .....74 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5..........150............65 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............309.............250............ 59 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5..........130......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............188............145........... ..43 HummingBird..........204...............188............150........ ...38 jenibeni.................224...............212............165....... ....47 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... ......102 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... .....90 kyleegirl01.............211................209.............160...... .....49 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... .....95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... ......20! Liz........................193.4............187..............155...... ......32 lotzasunshine.........247...............245..............175........ ...70 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... . ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... ......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............181..............150........ ....31 RAYNE913.............234...............225..............160....... ....65 RobinAnn.............232.4...............220.6..............160...... ....60.6 scoutmama...........270...............270..............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............317..............217........ ....100 skinny31................261...............255..............182..... .......73 SNDYCNRD.............207...............197.5............150.......... 47.5 sueinne.................220................217.............180.... ........37 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............291..............225....... ......66 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............183...............150...... . ....33 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... ....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40
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