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itsjustducky

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About itsjustducky

  • Rank
    Back on the wagon =)
  • Birthday 07/07/1983

About Me

  • Biography
    Was banded in '06, had to get emptied b/c of complications, & now I'm trying to get back on track...I really hope this works =)
  • Interests
    Traveling the world, singing along w/ music, cooking, snorkeling, watching movies, laughing, art, animals, rationalizing procrastination, sunny days, playing games, hanging out, shopping, summertime, flowers, going out, & everything about the beach!
  • Occupation
    Admin. Assistant
  • City
    Upstate
  • State
    New York
  1. Happy 30th Birthday itsjustducky!

  2. Happy 29th Birthday itsjustducky!

  3. 5 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 5th Anniversary itsjustducky!

  4. itsjustducky

    Last person to post WINS!

    Give it up Barb, it's mine now! Ha ha :thumbup:)
  5. itsjustducky

    Does someone have an iced tea recipe?

    I love iced tea and have recently really been into the mint kind. :wub: To make it, I take 2 bags of Tazo "Refresh" and brew them in a tea cup for approx. 3-5 min, then I pour the tea concentrate into a pitcher of cold water and add ice. It's really good, and also makes it a lot easier for me to get my water in (it totally lives up to its name, and is perfect in the warmer months)! :thumbup: Sometimes, I add fresh mint leaves and ice to the glasses before I add the tea, but this step isn't required (it just makes it a bit more special). Since you're looking for a fruity tea, however, try doing the same with other types of herbal teas or infusions (they have countless types). One fruit tea that is especially nice iced is Twinnings "Herbal Unwind"--an orange and honey flavored one. :tt2: I personally don't like sweet tea, but if you do, you can always add Splenda or some other type of artifical sweetener. I'm thinking about trying out a splash of juice or some frozen or fresh smashed berries in plain teas to make them fruit flavored, but I haven't experimented with it yet. I'll let you know how it comes out, but I'm sure it should be good, since both ingredients are yummy on their own. :thumbup: Just a side note--don't try adding any lemonade to the mint tea (I had some left over and tried it the other day--it's gross, ha ha)!
  6. itsjustducky

    Does anyone eat fruit in this forum???

    I love berries, mango, cherries, and melon, and luckily, these seem to work the best w/ my band :crying: I do live in Upstate NY, however, and apples are huge here in the fall--I swear I've gone apple picking since I could stand, ha ha Unfortunately, though, the first time I ate one post-band, I felt terrible and ended up PBing :frown: It took some behavior modification--doesn't everything--but now I know that if I want to eat some apple, I need to peel it, cut it into sections, and then chew it really well. Or, I can make a baked apple by sprinkling a bit of cinnamon and sugar on it and heating it in the microwave for a few minutes :wub: I find that the decrease in volume of fruits and veggies is what really gets me, though. After dieting my whole life, it's still hard to readjust to the idea that they may not be the best things for me to eat I'm not sure if it's the fiber or what, but fruit and veg is especially filling for me post banding :sad: On a side note: Unlike some others here, bananas seem to be a hit or miss for me :huh2: While I can eat them w/ cereal or yogurt, it's almost impossible for me to get half of one down by itself :redface: I agree that it all depends on the person and their particular band, but I'm sure you will be able to eat at least some fruit with your band :smile2:
  7. itsjustducky

    Sushi

    My doctor's nutritionist suggested that I remove the seaweed covering (or order a variety that doesn't have seaweed on it). I guess it is very resilient and doesn't break down much w/ chewing, so it really poses a problem w/ the band. :Banane01: I would suggest ordering sashimi (just the fish), as some others have mentioned, or if you prefer rolls, some sushi places have a different type of wrapping material (I think it's made out of dried tofu) that is much more band-friendly. :purplebananna: These days, I too leave some of the rice beind, but the other stuff is yummier anyway, ha ha. :laugh:These tips have been a great help for me, as I have tried eating it the normal way w/ bad results :success1::Banane33: Best of luck!
  8. Thank you for the well wishes! I am home and feeling sleepy but good. :-)

  9. Thank you soo much for the suggestions. I talked with him today and I can only have protein shakes, water, and decaf tea. :( I just started my second week and tonight I broke the rules and had some tomato soup. I just could not handle only drinking protein shakes. I hate being a cheater. :( How did you customize your blog?

  10. Wow, your before and afters are absolutely amazing =) What do you do for exercise? I'm afraid I'll have loose skin, but you seem to have toned up really well...hopefully w/ the right exercises, I will too!

  11. Hi, it looks like you're coming along well =) Thanks for sharing your pics w/ us!

  12. Your before and afters are great =) Btw, I'm Kim too--small world, huh?

  13. itsjustducky

    Last person to post WINS!

    This is why I :smile2: Purell :tt2: This baby is getting a good coat of it, and then it's going on my shelf :ohmy:
  14. Hey, I've got the same froggy ticker as you...great minds think alike, huh? Lol! I actually didn't mind the slim fast shakes, but having bouillon and smooth varieties of Campbell's soup at hand and/or Lipton Cup-a-soup were also great to break up the monotony. Did your doc say only liquids or only the ones you mentioned? Luckily, I could have any liquids, but if not, then maybe you can mix OJ into vanilla protein shakes (yummy creamsicle). I know ppl have all kinds of protein shake "recipes" on here, it just depends on whether you're allowed to add fruit, juice, strawberry sf syrup, etc. Good luck!

  15. Wow, your before and afters are amazing =) I love your red dress & can't wait until I have an after of my own!

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