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  1. DonnaMP

    Being Vegan Isn't Working Out

    There *are* protein shots that you can buy. Even Walmart and Target sell them. Sunkist makes some you can get from amazon.com. They're up to 42 grams of protein for 3 oz shot but Biotin is simply a vitamin that some people take for the thinning hair that weight loss can cause.
  2. DonnaMP

    Being Vegan Isn't Working Out

    Biotene is a mouth wash. If you're referring to Biotin, its a B complex vitamin for hair and nails.Its nothing to do with protein. Yes, it helps hair but its not meant to replace protein.
  3. I use children's liquid advil all the time. I believe its 100mgs per teaspoon. So for an adult 400mgs is like 2 regular Advil. So...4tsps.
  4. DonnaMP

    Keys To Success

    I'm different...I don't have a list of "forbidden foods"...I haven't exercised at all. Pretty much haven't changed anything except the foods that get stuck. I'm down 105 lbs...I have about 30 to go. My attitude is I'm banded, not dead. "bad" foods aren't gonna disappear just because I never knew what moderation was. Now, I do. I'm not even at perfect restriction...whatever that is. I'll get to it eventually. For now, I'm enjoying the new me.
  5. DonnaMP

    Heartburn And Nausea

    Probably just a little tight from flying. Go back to liquids/mushies for a day and see if that helped. Doubt your band slipped
  6. DonnaMP

    Band Slippage

    If nothing, even water stays down. If you're very very sick to your stomach...have it checked out.
  7. DonnaMP

    Lower Abdominal Pain

    You should call the dr...could be many different things altho its *probably* gas and bloating from the liquid diet. I ended up just stopping the liqiuds it got so bad. But it wouldn't hurt to call them as it could be appendix, gallbladder, any number of things. For me, I just couldn't tolerate liquids anymore, I had such severe abdominal pain from the artificial sweeteners, and that in turn cause severe diarrhea.
  8. I ended up having to use Boost High Protein, I couldn't stand the artificial sweetners in the rest of them. GNC has an unflavored whey protein that can be mixed in liquids.
  9. DonnaMP

    Am I Ready For A Fill??

    My surgeon left my band empty at surgery, got the first fill 8 weeks later. I'm not up to 6.5cc's in a 10cc band. The way I've determined if I need a fill is if I can eat bread/bun...if I'm hungry sooner than 4-5 hrs after eating...if I'm just not satisfied after eating. Up to you I guess. Depends on how tight you want to be. Due to other surgeries etc in the past 6 months I've had 3 unfills and had to work back up to even a little restriction. Right now, I barely have any restriction at all most of the time but in the mornings I can't eat anything so...depends on what you want to feel like I guess. I've lost 107 lbs in a year so...
  10. No real food for 2 months? That's odd.
  11. DonnaMP

    Nsv At The Gym!

    I'm over a year out and still don't see my weight loss
  12. DonnaMP

    My 14Cc Band Is Maxed Out At 10Cc"s?

    Everyone that I know of and have seen on chat has more than the "limit" in their band. One man with a 14cc band has nearly 15cc's in it. Another lady has a 14 cc band and has 15cc in it. Maybe you have a different band? Not sure but seems if its 15cc, it should hold 15cc's easily.
  13. Yeah thats pretty normal. I'm 14 months out and still get that. Remember to sip slowly.
  14. DonnaMP

    1/2 A Cup? Really?

    Nope. Been banded 14 months and no...not full at all on 1/2 cup
  15. DonnaMP

    The Rough Stuff!

    I'm a year out and mine is still tender. It hurts to lean against the kitchen counter sometimes...especially the first week after getting a fill. Not everyone's is tender but mine certainly is.

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