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About Karlzmom

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 02/10/1971

About Me

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    39, Wife, Mom and Prosecutrix
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    food [obviously], reading, Disneyana
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    wearing the white hat
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  1. Happy 42nd Birthday Karlzmom!

  2. Karlzmom

    Spanx Causing Pain?

    Interesting idea...I've had to go to Spanx daily as well and hadn't even considered that as a possible source of my shoulder pain. I do know that if I am not careful with the waistband on some I can end up really sore over my port, so I've been making sure it hits as high as possible....I'll have to try and put the timing together. No advise, just a "you may not be alone"..
  3. Happy 41st Birthday Karlzmom!

  4. Thanks so much, both of you! I'll just keep working my way through it!
  5. I have some protien powder that is creeping up on its expiration date, can I extend it by freezing it? For how long? Anyone got any other ideas, as I hate to waste.....TIA!
  6. Karlzmom

    how much wieght loss before first fill

    I am 11 months post-op, having lost a total of 61 pounds after banding w/o a fill. There have been times I've found myself wondering about a fill, but then it passes in a day or so. I think it tied to monthly hormone changes, but having had a hysterectomy it took me a while to put the two issues together , I find that running a journal has been a huge help. When I have felt like the weight should be coming off faster, I look back across time and see how far I've come. I also track my measurements, as I hit a hard weight plateau late last year, but my clothes kept getting bigger. Remember, its a journey, not a race. You will get where you want to be if you stay on program. You didn't gain the weight overnight, it won't be gone by morning!
  7. Haven't posted in a while, but wanted to share. Tomorrow is my 12th wedding anniversay and I was able to fit, comfortably, into the nightgown I wore on my wedding night! DH will be so surprised....I don't know why I saved it, but found it in a drawer as I was doing yet another closet purge. I'm so glad I hung onto it While its been expensive having to buy clothes, I am so proud at being in a 14 - not a W 14, a 14 -14. When I started last Feb I was pushing into a 24W. I have now bought and worn 2 very shapely dresses that show off the waist I didn't know I had. It is beyond a kick to know that I look good...still working my band and am not sure where I will finally settle, but am enjoying the journey.
  8. Karlzmom


    My bra size has changed radically in the last 12 months. I've had to be refit twice, and buy new ones. Sadly, I now have very little "volume", but stil have the skin. Likely I will need to augment and lift, rather than reduce when I get to the point of doing some P.S.
  9. Karlzmom

    Foods you eat/don't eat?

    My favorite "go to" food is the pulled pork from costco, that I add a low carb BBQ sauce [or chutney, or salsa, or whatever else strikes my fancy!]. I am never without it in the fridge, ready to go. I also like thin sliced deli meat with a bit of hummus. Haven't tried Pasta or rice. Never really cared pasta, so why teach myself to eat it again, KWIM? I kind of miss rice, but again don't really want to try. I refuse to try pizza, as if I figured out I could eat it, I'd be right back to square one
  10. 265 - Highest 260 - "official" for start of program 247 - surgery weight 229.4 - 1 month out 219.8 - 2 months out 213.2 - 3 months out 207 - 4 months out 199.8 - 5 months out 196 - 5 months 3 weeks.... so...right now I'm just shy of 70 from the top, 65 from the "official" and 51lbs lost since surgery in slightly less than 6 months. FWIW, I have not had any fills yet....
  11. Karlzmom

    Size 10!!!!

    WTG!!! Great job!!! :laugh:
  12. I just wanted to send a to you. I'm sorry you have to deal with that treatment by your son.
  13. I go...its monthly & unfortunatlely mixes all the procedures into a single meeting so there is a fair amount of time that has nothing at all to do with whatever might be a bandster issue [how many grams of protien does a GBer need? how long until a sleeve gets you back to work? etc] While not ideal, its better than nothing and I'm convinced that sticking with it is part of sticking with the program. Seeing how I have 0 contact with my surgeon, its my only real connection to the program.
  14. Karlzmom

    Wonderland at Last!

    Thanks All for your kind words. :thumbup: In response to the "how"...just small portions, low carb-high Protein..watch the sugars and fats a bit, but really focusing on midnful eating w/some form of movement each day. Its almost embaressing how easy it really has been for me..I haven't even had a fill yet...go figure? Couldn't do it at all before the band, now its all just clicking into place. I hope those of you who mentioned being on the way to wonderland will find the path a smooth one....it really does feel nice to finally get here. :thumbup:
  15. I stepped on the scale this morning and my weight started with a *1* for the first time in more than a decade! I had to stand and stare at it for a moment....the band is such a blessing to me! I can't get over how empowering it is to have control over my choices and be able to have positive results on a consistent basis...:thumbup: I want to say thanks to all of you here who have been a word of encouragement when I've needed it, or have offered the benefit of your experiences to a newbie. I truly could not have made it this far without you :thumbup: