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About Itsforlife

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  • Birthday 12/21/1960

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  1. Itsforlife

    what do you eat everyday?

    Refried bean, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, yogurt. I also make a pot of split pea soup and put small portions in the freezer. It was wonderful to eat something homemade.
  2. Itsforlife

    Before Lap-Band March 2010

  3. Itsforlife

    Watery Grits

    I was just waiting for someone to respond now I'm going to fix me some grits for dinner. woo hoo! Thanks
  4. Itsforlife

    March 24th is the day!

    Don't feel alone. Last night I was in a lot of pain around the port site. I cried and walked around the house for 20 minutes. I was really feeling sorry for myself. Today I'm feeling better. The gas pains have eased up some. I tried to be off the pain med and switched to Tylenol but it doesn't quite cut it. It's ok to feel blue, sometimes the anesthesia affects people that way. Just post on here and I'm sure someone can always relate to whatever stage you are in. Hope you feel better soon. This is a good thing and this too shall pass.
  5. It's not on my list for the post op liquid phase but is it ok to have watery grits 5 days post op? Nothing sounds appetizing to me right now and I can only tolerate 4 oz of shake every 3-4 hours. I had my husband fix me some watery grits and he seems to think that I should not have it at this stage.
  6. Ally4 I started walking right away. Even if it was just around the house a little bit at a time while I was awake. Today is day 3 days post op and I got on the treadmill for about 5 min each time. They could not stress the walking enough during my pre op. So try walking even if it is uncomfortable. Just go slowly.
  7. Itsforlife

    March 24th is the day!

    I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. I could hardly work today I'm so excited. Let's keep this thread going so we can keep in touch. Good luck to you all and God bless.
  8. Itsforlife

    On the countdown!!!!

    Hello and Welcome Starbabygirl My surgery is scheduled for March 24. I'm on day 12 of the pre op liquid diet. It's getting a bit harder but I am plugging along. Keep us posted on your journey and good luck.
  9. Mandisa after you configure your ticker right click on the code to copy it. Then go back to this site and click on quick links on upper right hand corner. Click on Edit Signature then paste it on the signature box. Hope this helps.
  10. OMG Happy Mom that's less than 600 calories a day no wonder you are starving. I was told I can have between 1000-1500 calories a day. I average about 1000 and I haven't been that hungry.
  11. Itsforlife

    March 24th is the day!

    Same here. Day 5 and 9 days left. How are you going? I'm :thumbup:finding that the protein keeps me full and I'm not as hungry as I thought I would be.
  12. Itsforlife

    Hello Fellow Lap Band Friends!

    Hi I live in Monroe, NC who is your surgeon? Mine is David Voellinger on Randolph Rd. I am currently on day 3 of the liquid diet. I am taking the Chike protein shake but I find that I get really bored with just one flavor. So I have tried switching up with vanilla and chocolate. Also I found a really good premixed at Costco called Premium Protein. I know the 2 week pre op sounds really extreme but it's not as bad a I thought it would be. I just take it one day at a time. And the shakes really do fill me up. Everytime I want to throw a pitty party because I cannot eat regular food I remind myself that I am so fortunate to have my insurance pay for my procedure. Anyway good luck to you. Let me know if I can encourage you in any way.
  13. Can you explain about the liver releasing glycogen stores? Thank you.
  14. I asked my doctor's office if I can add a banana to my protein shake and they said it was ok. Did anyone add anything to their protein shake without adding too many calories? I start on the liquid diet tomorrow any suggestions are welcome.

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