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I like the Premier Protein shakes from costco. You can only get them in choc. but in the month of october they do a special and have vanilla. They are really good.

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Q-tee, I just made a pretty good shake. It is the choc GNC whey Protein mix and I added in 1 tbsp of Peanut Butter and 2 1/3 cups of ice and I must say it is pretty good. Yesterday I tried the vanilla and it wasn't that good in my opinion. Hope this helps!

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So today is day 1 of my pr-op diet and not loving it. My morning started off running 35 min late to work. I am NEVER late. I am the one waiting in the parking lot for the first person with a key to show up to let me in. Then a lady who I work with had made chocolate chip Cookies and has a huge tub of them here for everyone to share. My office is also the breakroom while we are expanding office space so they are just sitting behind me yelling at me say YOU CANT HAVE ME. I am doing ok with not having one. I want to do this right. What is hard is that I have a lady I work with who is trying to get me to eat a cookie. She hates the idea that I am getting lap band becasue her sister has failed on lap band. ( She eat whatever she wants and blames the band not working) Well she has had 5 Cookies already and its not even noon. I just dont understand how someone can judge me for getting lap band when she is almost at a half dozen cookies in 3 hours. And they are big the size of you face cookies. Come on really. Did you need cookie 3 4 and 5. Sorry for the rant but I had to get it out. Hope you all are well and staying strong.

I really don't care what people think, but have reserved telling people because I too, don't want it to back fire (except my children of course). I also know that many people are jealous or do sabotage others because they don't really want someone else to have great success. We see it all the time. Even partners sometimes unknowingly do it to each other as well. Just think in a short time, seeing those cookies won't be near as bad and your body will be reaping the benefits!

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Hello October Bandsters!!! I wasnt able to log on yesterday due to a long day at work but I am so happy at all the success our October group is having. I hope we keep up this momentum and keep supporting each other.

There is so much to comment on... Let's see, where should I start...

54Shirley, GREAT JOB!!! When I grow up i want to be a LOSER just like you!!! Yay...

On the topic of telling people about your surgery, me personally, I have told all my closest friends and family. I have also posted updates about my surgery on my Facebook page where everyone can see. I don't care what people think. Im doing this surgery for me and only me. So if the next person has something negative to say, I simply ignore it because I have the positive support I need from the people that mean the most to me. This surgery is only a tool to help me in my weight loss journey and with the LapBand we really have to work hard for our success. This is really not the EASY WAY OUT (in my opinion). So I would tell the world if I could. I also plan to show the world as well.

Next... As far as telling our children, I only have 1 child, my soon to be 13yr old daughter. I told my daughter about my surgery for 2 reasons. Its only me and her in our household. I am a single-mom, so she will kinda be my support system at home. I just felt I needed to let her know what I plan on doing with my body and all the risk that come with it because invasive or not, surgery is dangerous and death is a risk. I sat with my daughter and showed her a mild video of gastric bypass surgery and then LapBand surgery. She was a little unsure at first but when she saw how simple the LapBand surgery was, she became excited for me. I explained to her that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I told her that losing weight does affect my outer appearance but this surgery to me means more than just my appearance, I want to become a healthier happier and more energetic person. She plays basketball and is ready to help me in my journey. She even wants to start eating healthy with me. She says she cant wait for the day where we can go bike riding together and she can show me how to play basketball. I can't wait to be more physically involved in her life as well.

It is crazy to see that different doctors require different things for the pre-op diet. I see everyone talking about liquids and shakes... but I have to do a 10day Atkins (low carb) diet. I don't know why? My surgery is October 14th and I plan to start my diet October 1st.

Hey EyeOnPrize... Your not the only one!!! This past week has been crazy for me. I have really been indulging in lots of food that I know will be off my food list for awhile or maybe even for life. Saturday I had Red Robins. Monday I had Chipotle. Tuesday I had Culver's. Yesterday I Pepe's. Today I am having Popeye's chicken. Not really sure what Ill be having Friday but this weekend we will be going to Red Lobster for ALL YOU CAN EAT SHRIMP. Its like saying bye to the foods I love. Am I wrong for this? Did anyone else go thru this or experiencing this?

Well October Bandsters... I just want to wish everyone great success on your journey... We have to stick together and encourage each other. Until next time...

P.S. I need some Protein shake suggestions... What have you all tried? Whats your favorite so far? THX...

Always love your posts Q-Tee!

I really don't care who knows. I mainly just don't want my children to know. Mine are much younger than yours. But, I think it is fantastic how open you are with yours! I seriously can't get my eating under control. I want everything before because I know I will not be able to do it soon.UUGHHH Already did the Red Lobster Shrimp too!

Love the "stick together" and success wishes as well! Ditto ~ to the October Bandsters!

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Hello October Bandsters!!! I wasnt able to log on yesterday due to a long day at work but I am so happy at all the success our October group is having. I hope we keep up this momentum and keep supporting each other.

There is so much to comment on... Let's see, where should I start...

54Shirley, GREAT JOB!!! When I grow up i want to be a LOSER just like you!!! Yay...

On the topic of telling people about your surgery, me personally, I have told all my closest friends and family. I have also posted updates about my surgery on my Facebook page where everyone can see. I don't care what people think. Im doing this surgery for me and only me. So if the next person has something negative to say, I simply ignore it because I have the positive support I need from the people that mean the most to me. This surgery is only a tool to help me in my weight loss journey and with the LapBand we really have to work hard for our success. This is really not the EASY WAY OUT (in my opinion). So I would tell the world if I could. I also plan to show the world as well.

Next... As far as telling our children, I only have 1 child, my soon to be 13yr old daughter. I told my daughter about my surgery for 2 reasons. Its only me and her in our household. I am a single-mom, so she will kinda be my support system at home. I just felt I needed to let her know what I plan on doing with my body and all the risk that come with it because invasive or not, surgery is dangerous and death is a risk. I sat with my daughter and showed her a mild video of gastric bypass surgery and then LapBand surgery. She was a little unsure at first but when she saw how simple the LapBand surgery was, she became excited for me. I explained to her that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I told her that losing weight does affect my outer appearance but this surgery to me means more than just my appearance, I want to become a healthier happier and more energetic person. She plays basketball and is ready to help me in my journey. She even wants to start eating healthy with me. She says she cant wait for the day where we can go bike riding together and she can show me how to play basketball. I can't wait to be more physically involved in her life as well.

It is crazy to see that different doctors require different things for the pre-op diet. I see everyone talking about liquids and shakes... but I have to do a 10day Atkins (low carb) diet. I don't know why? My surgery is October 14th and I plan to start my diet October 1st.

Hey EyeOnPrize... Your not the only one!!! This past week has been crazy for me. I have really been indulging in lots of food that I know will be off my food list for awhile or maybe even for life. Saturday I had Red Robins. Monday I had Chipotle. Tuesday I had Culver's. Yesterday I Pepe's. Today I am having Popeye's chicken. Not really sure what Ill be having Friday but this weekend we will be going to Red Lobster for ALL YOU CAN EAT SHRIMP. Its like saying bye to the foods I love. Am I wrong for this? Did anyone else go thru this or experiencing this?

Well October Bandsters... I just want to wish everyone great success on your journey... We have to stick together and encourage each other. Until next time...

P.S. I need some Protein shake suggestions... What have you all tried? Whats your favorite so far? THX...

Go to www. allstarhealth.com and check out the flavors for MUSCLE MILK LIGHT.

They average around $18.99 Per 1 1/2 Lb. jug of powder. 2 scoops per 8 oz. shake.< /p>

The chocolate Milk is excellent compared to chocolate. That's one of what I buy.

Cookies n Creme strawberry Milkshake Peanut Butter chocolate vanilla creme.

These are all Delicious. Shipping is only $5.95 for how many you buy, and there Good !

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Hello Fellow October Bandsters!!!!....I got approve as of yesterday with a surgery date for October 21st....Yaaaay so excited about this new journey.

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CONGRATS ! You must be excited....

I have lost 113 lbs. as of today, I got weighed and dropped 3 lbs.... I'll take it ! because it all adds up.

This is doable ! So listen to your Dr., and tips from this site wont hurt.

So again a Big Congratulations to you ! :D

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congrats!!!!!!!! welcome to our group

Hello Fellow October Bandsters!!!!....I got approve as of yesterday with a surgery date for October 21st....Yaaaay so excited about this new journey.

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Congrats on your loss that is amazing progress!!

CONGRATS ! You must be excited....

I have lost 113 lbs. as of today, I got weighed and dropped 3 lbs.... I'll take it ! because it all adds up.

This is doable ! So listen to your Dr., and tips from this site wont hurt.

So again a Big Congratulations to you ! :D

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Congrats on your loss that is amazing progress!!

Yeagh ! I am.... Only 44Lbs until Onderland.

I know it's a slow go ! But I'll take whatever I can get in a Loss.

It only gets me closer there.

That is my next Goal.

This is Life long ! So it will come.

But YES ! ! ! !, I am delighted.

:party::party::party::party:

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Awesome!

CONGRATS ! You must be excited....

I have lost 113 lbs. as of today, I got weighed and dropped 3 lbs.... I'll take it ! because it all adds up.

This is doable ! So listen to your Dr., and tips from this site wont hurt.

So again a Big Congratulations to you ! :D

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Yay! Good for you!

I'm almost through with day 4 of the pre op diet and today has been the easiest by far. No hunger pains or headaches today...I am however exhausted, wish I could go to sleep as soon as I get home from work but not an option with a 3 year old running around. I'm down 4.4 lbs which is a definite incentive to NOT cheat, as tempting as it is. I just want an apple or something...I'm not even thinking about junk food. I called my Dr. back to ask about sf Jello, pudding, popsicles and she said NO. So 3 shakes and a dinner for me...oh well.

Next week is customer service week at work and each day has a theme food (breakfast, chili cook off, grill, sweets day, etc)....I think I better take the entire week off. tongue.gif

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Like you I am on day 4 and my headaches have gone a way as well. I did have some hunger pains today though and I still have loose things coming out the exhaust. I also noticed that when I went outside and did some yard work and played with the dogs I was sweating very much.

Just can't get Taco Bell out of my head!:D

Yay! Good for you!

I'm almost through with day 4 of the pre op diet and today has been the easiest by far. No hunger pains or headaches today...I am however exhausted, wish I could go to sleep as soon as I get home from work but not an option with a 3 year old running around. I'm down 4.4 lbs which is a definite incentive to NOT cheat, as tempting as it is. I just want an apple or something...I'm not even thinking about junk food. I called my Dr. back to ask about sf Jello, pudding, popsicles and she said NO. So 3 shakes and a dinner for me...oh well.

Next week is customer service week at work and each day has a theme food (breakfast, chili cook off, grill, sweets day, etc)....I think I better take the entire week off. tongue.gif

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I hope yo know that Protein kills Hunger....

I'm sure you did, but I thought I would just mention it, because it sure helped me.

Not a Miracle Cure ! But it did help...

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