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Well, seems as if my dance card is free again, all of my pupils have found there way back on track, proud of you all! So looking for newbies. Anyone in need of mentor, questions, concerns. .don't hesitate to contact me. Either private message me,post it here,or email me @ slvrnblk77@Gmail.com. Oh, and as far as recipes, think I'm going to just post them in proper forum, will keep those who are interested informed. Good luck to all of the new members, keep a positive attitude, never feel as if you've failed, or are failing. ..we Vets all started out same way, but did it. So will you. That's why I offer my guidance and support. Hope a few of you take advantage of me (ladies)...and want my help too lol. ... offer goes to all. Quick Bio: I was banded in 2006,and I've lost 160 lbs. My name is Steve, aka former fat kid. I'm one of the comics who roams the halls of LBT, if your in a rut,need a good laugh, need encouragement, kick in ass, hit me up.. if you need to borrow $20 don't hit me up :-P. Well...offer us out on table, come get it!

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Steve,

I could use a good, funny mentor. I am getting banded on Aug. 23 and am on my pre-op diet. I believe I am going through carb/sugar withdrawl!!! It SUCKS!!!!

I am shaky and woozy and headachy.

you can email me at huntma@indiana.edu

My name is Missy.

Thanks for being a resource for us newbies to go to!!!

Missy

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Steve!! You sound like just the person I was looking for. I'm in Tasmania Australia was banded August 14 and in my free fluids stage and I'm over it. Not sure if the whole process down here is a bit different to you guys but post op there doesn't seem to be much support! This forum has been a life saver. Tell me what kind of things did u eat on liquids that kept you satisfied?

Any ideas would be great!!

Cheers

Treenz

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Well' date=' seems as if my dance card is free again, all of my pupils have found there way back on track, proud of you all! So looking for newbies. Anyone in need of mentor, questions, concerns. .don't hesitate to contact me. Either private message me,post it here,or email me @ slvrnblk77@Gmail.com. Oh, and as far as recipes, think I'm going to just post them in proper forum, will keep those who are interested informed. Good luck to all of the new members, keep a positive attitude, never feel as if you've failed, or are failing. ..we Vets all started out same way, but did it. So will you. That's why I offer my guidance and support. Hope a few of you take advantage of me (ladies)...and want my help too lol. ... offer goes to all. Quick Bio: I was banded in 2006,and I've lost 160 lbs. My name is Steve, aka former fat kid. I'm one of the comics who roams the halls of LBT, if your in a rut,need a good laugh, need encouragement, kick in ass, hit me up.. if you need to borrow 20 don't hit me up :-P. Well...offer us out on table, come get it![/quote']

Ok Steve, I think I have finally worked out how to use this forum, I so suck at computers!! Your weight loss is so impressive , I think my last message got to u. Could u tell me what your typical menu and amount of food u ate when u were losing weight. Did u take Vitamins. Did u lose your weight fast or was is 1/2 kg a week(1pound). I don't think u use kg over there. I work long hours I don't have a lunch break, so I kept eating things that went down quick, like chocolate, which was ok at the beginning cause it was only a little, then somehow I found myself eating 250grams a day. Weight went nuts. So now I make a salad sandwich with avocado , and salad, maybe eggplant, and I nibble all day on it, cause i don't have the time to sit and eat, so at least I am eating something healthy. At nite I tend to have a diet frozen meal, or Peanut Butter on toast, or just Cereal and milk, but I don't get to eat till about 9.30pm, so I think this is one of the first things I have to change and having my small piece of chocolate at nite, which I link forward to all day. So so so , what have u got to say, be brutal, I can take it, .. Go in give it to me

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Hi Rina,

Yea I feel your pain with computer, believe I did receive it. Still amazed how they handle procedure over there. I'll try to answer all your questions, yea over here it's totally different. We don't use kg here we use lbs, I did take Vitamins at start. Here they start you off with liquid diet for 3 weeks, switch to soft mushy food next stage, into solid food again. How do they handle fills? How often? Here it's every 3 months in-between mostly, depends on Dr. Protein Shakes are way to start off. I used to purchase a large container of dry Protein Powder, flavored & un flavored. In mornings have a Protein Shake, use skim milk,I did. I tell everyone look for flavors you enjoy for mix. The un flavored mix with juices. To change it up. For soft mushy, basically anything you can mush with fork easily qualifies. Gotta stop breads. Another thing is don't drink while eating, in fact they tell everyone no fluids 1/2 he before & after eating. I was and still am not a healthy eater, I didn't follow my guidelines. I just found ways to prepare foods I enjoyed that got me fat, in a way I could eat them again, just smarter. I found using crackers, such as triscuits in substitution of breads. Some things still are unable to eat. Don't worry we'll find your zone. Email me at slvrnblk77@aol.com . Direct contact for me faster than me checking forum. Sure I missed few questions, tell me what I missed I'll fill in blanks :-)

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And teenz,

Lol..it's an Aussie invasion!!! Take that any day good people :-) ..protein shakes! As I told Rina, powdered Protein, I tell everyone, find a flavor you like, I took one that was Cookies & cream flavored, with skim milk.but they make vanilla, chocolate, etc..... and also a non flavored mix...use that one with juices. Same for you email me slvrnblk77@aol.com

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I can definitely use a mentor especially someone who has been through this journey before!

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I do! :) year and a half in and not losing weight discouraged and lost. I'm remotivated and headed back to the doc for a fill currently 5cc in a 10cc band. How do you know you have reached the green zone? I know for sure I have not I'm hungry a lot :) thanks for your wisdom!

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Hi Steve! I could use a mentor like yourself! I'm always up for a good laugh. I just had my surgery on Oct 3rd 2012. I am having trouble getting 64oz of Water per day and 64g of Protein. Any suggestions! I'm currently eating 800-900 calories a day mainly because I'm not that hungry. An example of me Daily diet is a Protein Shake with pure protein refried Beans with avocado scrambled egg, yogurt, crystal light, sometimes EAS chocolate protein shake(42g).. Any tips

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Find things you enjoy! I eat a lot of fish and homemade chicken salad. If you are still on soft food, anything you like can be put in the blender to at least give you a different flavor. I also ate a lot of yogurt and cottage cheese at first.

Now I pretty much eat whatever I want (healthy) in a very small amount. If I eat bread, it is multigrain round flat bread and only half of it. If I am having heavy meat (prime rib or filet) I even sometimes have a bite of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoe with my veggies. It is amazing how your taste buds change along with your habits as time goes by.

I log everything and still only eat two meals a day (typically) and about 550 calories. I think every NUT has different suggestions. I am down 122 lbs, still see the dr every 3 months and have 25 pounds to go. She also says you have to be satisfied.

Good luck everyone. I have had an incredible journey so far and it has been with the help of all of these veterans.

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I could also need a good mentor in my life. I was banded on june29. I am not doing to bad but my sweet tooth is coming back with a vegence.

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Find things you enjoy! I eat a lot of fish and homemade chicken salad. If you are still on soft food, anything you like can be put in the blender to at least give you a different flavor. I also ate a lot of yogurt and cottage cheese at first.

Now I pretty much eat whatever I want (healthy) in a very small amount. If I eat bread, it is multigrain round flat bread and only half of it. If I am having heavy meat (prime rib or filet) I even sometimes have a bite of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoe with my veggies. It is amazing how your taste buds change along with your habits as time goes by.

I log everything and still only eat two meals a day (typically) and about 550 calories. I think every NUT has different suggestions. I am down 122 lbs, still see the dr every 3 months and have 25 pounds to go. She also says you have to be satisfied.

Good luck everyone. I have had an incredible journey so far and it has been with the help of all of these veterans.

Thanks for you tips :) Congrats on your success I will be there eventually :)

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I don't think the sweet tooth ever goes away as that was my problem. You just have to find an alternative, food or nonfood to take it's place. I don't notice it so much anymore. Yesterday I had an Oreo cookie and afterward I said, that wasn't really worth it. Your taste buds will change. Stick with it, you will get there!

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