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  1. I have had a lot of changes since surgery...I went from not knowing if I would have a job to having a job, but traveling 50min to it to getting promoted as a manager and moving 2.5 hours away from family. I went from Sept to December without seeing my doctor due to timing and new promotion, but since Dec 27th (got a small fill) I have lost 9 pounds! I feel like this last fill made a difference! I'm so happy and hope to start seeing progress! I'm hoping that also when the w...

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    Family Dinners

    Thanks everyone! For the most part, we eat together at dinner....but it takes me longer to eat than my husband and 3 pre-teen boys. I had to tell my husband today that I have lost 9 pounds since Dec 27th and that I'm ok with my proportions and everything. My life does not revolve around my next meal anymore and that I Do Not feel like I am missing a thing. I think once I have clarified that....he will be bettter with the change.! Thanks guys!
  3. With my last fill, I have notice a great change....but with that my family has too. I think they have problems knowing for one that it does take me a while to eat anything and for two that I can't eat everything that they eat....Does anyone else have struggles like this, and also what do you eat or do so its not so obvious that I can't eat what my family eats?
  4. You look so good! I'm so happy for you!

  5. FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for your results and the continued postiveness you bring! Take Care!
  6. Sorry about your loss. I loss my brother 14yrs ago in an auto accident and I still think of him daily and then it will be 2yrs ago in november when I loss my mother....going thru the loss and trying to also feed your own emotional well being is a very hard struggle. I pray for you and you will be in my thoughts! Take care!

  7. You look great! I'm so happy for you!

  8. Hi Everyone! I was glad to see this posting. Its nice to see how people are doing. I know we all have fallen back from being on the website as much but I too have to remember it is a support group! I think I have 5cc in my band now,and my last fill I could feel a difference. Ive spent the last 5weeks recognizing and asking my self: Am I eating the right food? Is this texture going to work w/ my band? Am I eating too fast? Am I full? Is this too early for me to eat? and recognizing that I eat much better in the evening! All these things I am learning slowly almost like I had an awakening finally. Up until my last fill I didn't feel much different with my fills, but this last one has got me there. I one point I was at 35pounds lost, but last time I checked it was like 32pounds lost. I realized lately that my body could be in starvation mode, not getting enough calories probably and definately not eating enough Protein....so I have focused more on my protein this week and went back into my exercise routine that for the last 6weeks have slipped. So again this is a journey and it reminds me everyday that I am learning everyday something new about my lapband. We all need to be refocused again on why we did this and where we came from. I'm happy that I had it done....but somewhat remorse that I had to have it done at the same time to loose weight. Goodluck to everyone!:blushing: Keep it going! Be happy to be a LOOSER!:cool2:
  9. Thanks for the poste! It kept me back in tune on things. I have slacked on my protein as well and so excited to get my life back on track tomorrow! Ive had my step daughter for 6weeks and she went back today....I hated to wake her up in the morning and never could plan early enough to make my shakes in the evening....so tomorrow not only am I going to start back my protein but get back to my regular exercise routine! Thanks
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    Some studies are so darn STUPID!

    Didnt see that today, but totally agree 100% with ya!
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    weird cravings!

    I completely understand that there are times when we crave something crazy....mine is Mustard....yes I said Mustard....I was ok with it before, but I literally can almost eat it by itself....I'm sure its the salt too!
  12. I'm doing ok....I originally started at 265 and now I'm at 231 so that is 34 pounts total! yay!

  13. How ya doing? Ok here. I'm at 5 cc now and eating has now finally changed for me for sure....thats a good thing right!

  14. Hey thats ok! I actually just bought the unjury unflavored last Wednesday. I tried Fri. putting in w/ my water w/ flavored packets to put in it and it didn't taste too bad. Still experimenting. Let me know what you have tried that has seemed to work. I know I sprinkled half a scoop in my cereal that I had Saturday and didn't even taste it at all so hopefully every little bit counts to add up to the protein amount we are suppose to be having each day.....Thanks alot and talk to you soon!

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    protein shakes/mix??? confused???

    I use Unjury and mix it with instant carnation no surgar added (chocolate or vanilla). Unjury is 20g of protein and the carnation is richer tasting and adds another 5-8g of protein! My doctor carries it at his office now, but you can go online to purchase.
  16. Glad to hear things are getting better for ya! Good luck! I'm happy things are finally kinda getting back to normal!

  17. I look great BetsyB! Like the new pic too! Thanks for sharing your meal plan!

  18. Hey I was wondering what type of unflavored protein do you use for your kool-aid and such? Thank you!

  19. I feel the same way with eating bigger proportions with salad and healthier stuff it seems. I also was concerned on how much should I really be eating and all and my doctor pretty much said the samething. I told him I like feeling the fullnest earlier than later and he said not to go by that....but isen't that why we all got the band? I don't know maybe I'm wrong here. I think we all establish the relationship with our band....I love how you said you came up with a revelation about the band....my husband would have never understood what you said if I would have said it....so thank you for making me feel that ahhh haa moment!
  20. Wow I can't believe you have to wait that long between fills! The 4cc lasted about 3 days before I felt like my appetite was increasing again or I mean porportions. I went Wed to dr and he put .50 this time in band and told me to just come back again next week because the week after next he will be on vacation. Normally I suppose to go very 2wks at least for the first two mo. i think. I do feel fuller again. Had my first somewhat puke thing come up and noticed that I can't eat as much....I guess I will know by next week if it goes away or remains the same. I feel for ya. It has to be hard to wait. Take care and hopefully it will come sooner for ya. My doctor confuses me sometimes. He tells me that you don't want to go by feeling fuller sooner....I didn't pay for the band to just say i have it...otherwise what is the point of having it...oh well. Take care!

  21. Hey there! Yeah I'm trying to slay the beast alright!lol! I went today to the dr and got .50cc filled so now I have a total of 4.5cc! Somehow I'm loosing 2pounds each week at the dr office so I should be down 27 pounds I think. I'm going to the gym tom and hopefully will know by the exact ounce where I'm at. Its amazing how the gym and the Dr office are two totally different numbers! How are you doing?

  22. Congratulations on the weightloss! I know what you mean about being able to pretty much eat anything and having no restricting....Im telling ya, until your doctor fills your band up it is a struggle. I was really hoping wed he was going to put another 2cc, but I'll take the 1cc and see him again wed. then hopefully I will have 5cc in my band. I can tell a difference, but still I hve to eat more than a half a cup! I have to keep reminding myself that it does not happen overnight and it is a journey! Just very impatient! lol ttyl

  23. I am so glad I don't have to worry about periods anymore! (Had a full hysterectomy 2yrs ago) I was so much emotional then and in pain all the time. I swear I gained 10pds that week...so keep your head high. I know its hard. My stomache growls even when I'm not hungry and I just asked my doctor wed. about that and he said he has to do with the gas in the intestines...there is nothing you really can do about that...Its embarrasing when it sounds like a monster in there ready to come out! lol have a good evening ttyl!

  24. I'm so happy for ya that your off your blood pressure medicine! What an accomplishment for sure! Its amazing how just a few pounds and all can change your overall health! I use to have extreme heart burn, almost couldn't eat anything without getting heart burn,but ever since the surgery I have been heartburn FREE! Yay! Enjoy your evening!

  25. :wub:Just wondering, I had my first fill last monday and it was 3cc and it seems crazy but I feel more hungry now than I did before the fill. I must be loosing my mind. I went ahead and asked to be seen soon than the two weeks and the doctor has me coming in next wed to go ahead and put more saline in the band. Would you share with me at what point did you start feeling that fullness feeling and how many cc's were in the band? I'm guessing 5 or 6 cc is an average? Just guessing though....Thanks