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finallyncontrol

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About finallyncontrol

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 08/21/1969

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    a Full time Housewife and loving it!
  • City
    Seminole
  • State
    Florida
  1. finallyncontrol

    Judgmental People and other annoying stuff

    Kind of the whole reason I didn't tell anyone I was banded!! Didn't need any of that bs! These people drive me nuts! The first person I thought I could tell started the conversation out with...I am so happy you didn't do what those wacked out crazy axx people do that get cut up do! So from then on I was convinced that just my husband and my parents (besides my doctors) needed to know!!!
  2. finallyncontrol

    2 Days to go

    You have to be honest! If not you are paving a road to failure! Your doctor or who he trusts in his place needs to be your best friend in order to make you succeed! You have paid for their services and you need to use them! They need to hold your hand. If you are not eating you will do more damage to yourself than good. You will end up back in the hospital. I know times are rough right now but you need to be able to eat... I eat 5 small meals a day. You need the nutrients and protein. Your hair will start falling out. Sorry to be so down and blunt but I am concerned! Please take care of yourself!
  3. finallyncontrol

    People... UGH!

    Considering I had a stroke a couple of years ago when I started to lose weight..then lost 130 lbs in 10 months...people really did not know how to approach me..on top of that due to difficulties caused by the stroke I had to leave my job after losing about 40 lbs...so a lot didn't see me while I lost the remaining 90 lbs! They were like "was it on purpose" ,"are you ok" , "you haven't been in the hospital have you?" So it has been a crazy time for me when I have ran into people I haven't seen. Many of them do not even recognize me and keep on walking right on by me!! LOL
  4. finallyncontrol

    UHC BAILS

    Is there a way to appeal...I fought Blue Cross for 2 years they denied me so I went self pay and then submitted all my receipts to them. At first they denied 2 out of 3 bills. Then I appealed those 2 bills and 7 months later they reimbursed me like 85% of 1 bill and 100% of the hospital bill. So I was completely satisfied! The only thing I was upset over was why didn't they just approve me 2 years earlier and save me all this hassle! Think God wanted me to be really ready for my band! The bottom line is never take no for an answer..keep fighting..you keep calling as well as your dr;s office!
  5. finallyncontrol

    The Gym and one of the reasons I hate it.

    That stinks!! I just wish people thought before they spoke!
  6. finallyncontrol

    Day 6 and I had to get outside!

    I think you are doing great! Do a little bit every day and build up your strength! Yeah be careful of the sweets. Also, I have been told to stay completely away from the slushee machines at the stores..theirs have carbonation in them..you do not want that. I turned to sugar free popcicles..never thought I would like them but I absolutely love them!! Your emotions will start to balance out within the first couple weeks..if not or if you have a history of depression PLEASE see your doctor about that as soon as possible..your success is dependent upon your attitude! Congrats on your loss so far and I wish you continued success!!
  7. finallyncontrol

    First stuck incident... need tips

    I am with Judy on this..I carry a small can of Pineapple Juice and keep a 6 pack on hand at home at all times. It is kind of like carrying an umbrella..if you have it you will not need it but the first time you forget it..bam! Anglov did a good job explaining..try to relax it does help!! Take care!
  8. finallyncontrol

    Worried about new pain

    Most definite go see your Dr! it could have flipped. The one thing I learned quickly..even the Dr suggested it..if you want to be successful you need to make sure your surgeon/dr does their job! They are there for you..USE THEM! Call them and go see them..do not let things get out of hand..if you do it can cause more problems. Sometimes worrying about a pain makes it hurt even worse..so going to the Dr to eliminate your worse fears will help you as well! Take care!
  9. finallyncontrol

    Pins & Needles sensation

    Sorry! I haven't heard of that! I would call my surgeon as well as my dentist! My first thought was when they knocked you out they put a tube down your throat...I know that they always say that there could be a possibility that they could chip a tooth when they are inserting or pulling out the breathing tube...maybe they could have done something then?? This is just a wild guess. I sincerely hope you get this resolved it has to be bothering you! Take care!
  10. what I love the best is...you can do it attitude!! that is fantastic!! It will be 2 years for me in October and I feel the same way..amazed..still pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming!
  11. finallyncontrol

    Day 15 on my journey - Hello Mushies

    I am so happy to hear that you are not afraid to put whatever into your blender!! Go crazy with it! This will help you in so many ways! Remember this is a lifestyle change not a diet! I never totally quit eating anything that I would never eat again. Granted I only added things with major milestones and with portion control. I have learned I CAN eat 1 or 2 chips and be fine! You really only want the taste! As for the blender..you are craving a flavor or a taste..even if you have to close your eyes to eat it it will be so satisfying and you will be full for so long. Also, throughout your journey you will have fills..at least my doctor had a very strict diet after each fill..2 days of liquid, 2 days protein shakes, 2 days of mushies and 2 days soft protein and then regular foods...believe me once again by then you will have been used to eating "regular" foods and you will want to eat. Bring out the blender and blend away (close the eyes) and eat! I wish you continued success!
  12. finallyncontrol

    The Mistake of Over-fills

    You are so right about the fills!! It took 4 fills and 1 unfill--had to learn somehow-- for me to settle right in at 5cc in my 10cc band to lose 130 lbs in 10 months. It is hitting the sweet spot and identifying it. Portion control. I am swimmer so not a "gym/heavy weight work out type" so I can't say 1500 to 1800 calories but what I will say everyone is different! Mine was 800-1000 and still is. It is what I am comfortable with..on occasion I go over but I eat 5 times a day..this is what works for me. I cook all of my foods...even read an article today that said that those who eat at home are the ones that live to 100 yrs old!!! I wish you the very best on the final leg of your journey!!
  13. finallyncontrol

    STRESS

    Not buy them next time you go to the store! LOL Seriously I think sometimes we just need to have a sweet here and there. It is very early in your journey and you are letting your "mind" win at this point. When you cave in and let the sweet tooth win it is your mind telling you are hungry when you really aren't. Silly head games. That is the hardest thing to conquer. What you need to do is walk away when that craving happens..do anything..take a walk, read a book, clean out a closet, blog..anything that will occupy time long enough for you to forget about the craving. After while your mind will refocus it thought and you will forget. Take care!
  14. finallyncontrol

    Starting over

    So happy you took the first steps in regaining control of your life!!! I ditto basically what they have said above. For me this is a lifestyle change.. not a diet. You eat what foods you want BUT you make smart choices! You use portion control and eating your protein first to make sure you have enough energy and you remain full. As luckydog said..you must not drink before, during or after you eat..if you do..you just lost your protein and you will be hungry. Do not look back on what just happened..only look forward. You must remain positive and keep that positive attitude. When you are focused you can concur anything. I am not a gym person BUT you do need to walk, run and/or swim as much as you possibly can. Lifting weights and doing all the other stuff isn't required but if you walk or swim everyday you will be amazed on how quickly the weight will start to come off. Finally, stay in constant touch with lapbandtalk...when you are talking to or sharing your experiences, worries or issues with people who have been there/done that they totally understand..they are not guessing what it would feel like. Also, when you blog you are being accountable. I hope one of us have touched you in some way that helps you! i wish you the very best!! Take care!!
  15. finallyncontrol

    August 19, 2011

    So sorry about your mom! I bet as hard as it was it was also the most rewarding thing to do. Yeah the new site has taken a lot of us quite awhile to get used to and some of the people left due to the changes! Congrats on your weight loss! I am so sure your mom was very proud of you and is watching you now!! As luckydog said...keep blogging..it will be very rewarding for you! I wish you continued success! Take care!

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