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About qtney1

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  • Birthday 12/22/1979

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    Kansas City Area Sleevers?

    Just on my way home and was sleeved yesterday. I couldn't make the last meeting but would LOVE to meet the next one!!!
  2. I am! Surgery date is tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time!
  3. Happy 33rd Birthday qtney1!

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    Kansas City Area Sleevers?

    Hi, ladies! I think it's awesome that there is a KC group on here. I am a current LapBander, but beginning the process of getting a revision to VSG. I live in Greenwood and would love to meet up sometime :-)
  5. Happy 32nd Birthday qtney1!

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    You might be a little too tight if you are chewing and chewing and still getting sick. You should go get a little taken out.
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    From: What about beer?

    I still have an occasional beer from time to time. I am not one that has problems with carbonation. But, I wasn't a big pop drinker before so it hasn't been an issue giving it up with the band. Some people have a horrible time with carbonation. I used to drink a lot of beer when out with people. The difference is now, I don't have it very often and usually 1-2 gets me buzzed. It takes a LOT less alcohol with the band to get me tipsy. The vodka and Crystal Light mixtures are awesome, if you want to drink.
  8. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement.

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    Slowly going down......

    I was so sad the last post...and frustrated. Since I am not a person who normally gets down, I try to LIFT myself back up :-) i am almost down the weight I gained on vacation. The scale is slowly dropping again. And, that is positive. Hope everything else is going great for other in band land!
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    One year has pasted

    You look so great and are such an inspiration!
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    Bad Day

    I am drinking lots of water and powerade zero. I always have something with me. Don't get me wrong....I feel good for losing the weight that I have but super discouraged about the amount have I have lost in the past 8 months
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    Bad Day

    I'm having a rotten day. So, I got back from vacation a couple of weeks ago. I managed to gain 7 pounds while I was there. 7 pounds!! I know it is my own fault....splurging in the high calorie drinks and zero protein shakes. I stepped on the scale and I was 284. I almost cried. At the end of this month, I will have had this band for 10 months. I remember, at the end of November, weighing around 297. That is so freaking discouraging. It's like I had to give EVERYTHING I had in me to lose the 50 lbs (which I am proud of). But, can not seem to go lower. I have 7.7 in my band right now. The only food I can not tolerate is some chicken. It comes right back up. Everything else, with the exception of breads (which I don't eat at all), is okay. I portion out what I eat and am hungry 1 1/2-2 hours later. You might say, "Well, get a fill." Which, is what I think, too. I go to the dr. in a couple weeks. But, when they had 7.9 in my band, I was throwing up everything. I can not seem to find that spot. When I think I do, I get all excited then it seems like once the swelling goes down, I'm not there. I just feel like I am on an eternal diet. I stock my house with protein, greek yogurt, veggies, etc, but I can still eat portions that are bigger than what I should be. It doesn't help when I eat the proper portion and am hungry again in a couple of hours. To make matters worse, I saw a friend who had the sleeve done 3 1/2 years ago. She went from 280 and is at a slim 130 right now. She just had a tummy tuck and boob job. She at 3 bites of a hamburger (with bread), a couple bites of fruit, and proclaimed, "Wow! I am STUFFED!" I didn't know whether I wanted to cry or strangle her! Meanwhile, I sitting across the table, with tiny bits of my half brat (I don't do the skin of it because it doesn't agree with me) and my tomato salad.......finishing it, feeling satisfied, then hungry again in a couple hours. My friend is never hungry and forgets to even eat. I. am. having. a. SUCKY. day.
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    Are You Listening

    Stay strong! You don't want your liver to be nicked when they open you up
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    DOWN 100!!!

    That is so FANTASTIC!
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    Where am I going wrong?

    I was banded on 9/30/10. I stalled out for awhile, too. I read a post that suggested adding more protein....so, I have been. And, slowly, but surely, I am losing again. I went back to choking down my shake in the morning (I'm not a fan, but still drink em). I also have a lot of salads... I throw in bacon bits, sunflower seeds and avocado. Chicken and steak are iffy for me. Some days I can be okay with it and some days my band says, "No way!" I am losing slow and still have my plateaus for sure, but no worries, girl, it will pick up. Between month 5 and month 8 were the hardest. I couldn't get the scale go down for anything!

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