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I'm in LA. Banded April 30th and having trouble getting to soft foods. I've been through 3 Shabbasim and it's not easy to watch everyone else eat, even when I didn't have to cook as friends brought food over for me. The toughest is freshly baked challah! I'm trying to just enjoy the aroma -LOL.

A young friend came over last week as he had nowhere else to go while in town, and he said he could eat challah and indeed, had a slice during his meal. I was surprised. Guess there are many surprises ahead (if I can ever get to regular food again!).

Gwenn

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I'm just happy the hagim are OVER! Sukkah is down, and no more big meals. I haven't lost in a couple of weeks- I move two up, two down, and I think it's the weird eating and constant eating in other homes. And Challah! I never serve it. We use whole wheat pita and I don't always wash anymore. Most the time, but not always. But it's good to get back to controlling my food more.

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Hey, Gwen

Yes, Succos being over is a relief. My weight loss definitely slowed over the chagim

Personally, I use whole wheat matzah on shabbos and I find it's fine. the crunchy-ness lets it go down easy. BUT I have to eat a drop - then i have my chicken Soup, THEN my fish and enough Matzah to let me "bentsch."

There are a lot of special considerations to being an Orthodox Bandster, I find. Do you find that as well?

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Hi, Im frum jewish from brooklyn. ITs great to be here. Will check out that other site too.

Hi, luvliquid! Where were you banded? How long? it's great to "meet" another frum Jewish bandster.:cursing:

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I got banded on 9/9/08 and so far lost 35lbs. U? Where in Brooklyn? I banded with dr Kurian in NYU.

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I got banded on 9/9/08 and so far lost 35lbs. U? Where in Brooklyn? I banded with dr Kurian in NYU.

i live in Lakewood. I was banded by Dr. Nussbaum in St. Barnabas. I was banded in July, and so far, have lost 38 lbs, with about 61 more to go! Wow, you are moving quickly - 35 lbs in 5 months! How much more do you have to go?:lol:

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Actually its 4 months. But Im at the same weight for a while now. I weigh now 226 so Id say 100 more to go.... I wanna loose more weight but continue with chocolate. Any idea how?:cursing::lol:

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Actually its 4 months. But Im at the same weight for a while now. I weigh now 226 so Id say 100 more to go.... I wanna loose more weight but continue with chocolate. Any idea how?:cursing::lol:

Depends. Are you Cholev Stam? if so, you have a LOT more options. Personally, I am Cholev Yisroel BUT my Rav made exception for nutrition stuff because that's what my MD said to do, so i drink a Myoplex shake and a Carnation Instant Breakfast (sugar free) every day. Both are chocolate. Actually, i blend the Carnation Instant Breakfast INTO the Myoplex, bec. the Myoplex by itself tastes like - a Protein Drink - not my favorite flavor in the world. the two together taste quite good actually, very chocolatey. I put in froz. cherries, or Peanut Butter (just a tad) or a tsp of coffee disolved in a Tbsp of Water, to make other flavors, like chocolate cherry, etc.

My BIG issue is shabbos. I still don't have a solution for Shabbos day. I am TIGHT in the AMs, but keep trying to eat Shabbos lunch. I never learn! which means I throw up once a week.

Also, do you excercise? that helps to break a plateau.

Rdk

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Does anyone know of a good kosher (dairy or parve, of course) whey or egg based Protein supplement? My son needs to increase his calories (I should have such problems) and was told to take Protein supplements. Unfortunately, none of the standard brands in the grocery stores have heksures (did I spell that correctly????) and he doesn't want to depend on only soy products.

Thanks in advance for your help.

kefirchick

I am attaching a link to the best and yummiest whey protein I found with the OU on it! Dairy, but delish. This website has it the cheapest, but you can also find it at koshervitamins.com.

Bodybuilding.com - Integrated supplements Whey Protein Isolate - 100% Natural CFM Whey! On sale now!

If anyone would like to have my two remaining canisters (opened but neither were ever used - I mixed one canister of Mint chocolate flavored into Dutch chocolate - OMG it is SO GOOD), let me know. I live outside of Philadelphia and would even ship it to you.

Good luck! By the way, I'm kosher but not shomer, and am probably considered "conservadox" by most people. I'd love to hear more about the support group though if you'd have me as a lurker.

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I am attaching a link to the best and yummiest whey Protein I found with the OU on it! Dairy, but delish. This website has it the cheapest, but you can also find it at koshervitamins.com.

Bodybuilding.com - Integrated supplements Whey Protein Isolate - 100% Natural CFM Whey! On sale now!

Personally, I like Myoplex (from EAS) you can get it at Walmart and at Target, it is a combo of soy and whey protein. The only drawback is it is OU-D which some people do not rely on. (if you are what is known as "cholov yisroel")

Good luck! By the way, I'm kosher but not shomer, and am probably considered "conservadox" by most people. I'd love to hear more about the support group though if you'd have me as a lurker.

I really want to create a yahoogroups group for kosher bandsters, (so that takes care of your religious affiliation, Amy) but have no time to manage a group right now. It will have to go on my backburner of projects for when I have "leisure time" (which, and I'm not complaining about this, will be not anytime soon because my business and kids are consuming my life, which I can't complain about at all)

Rdk

PS, I am THRILLED! I have officially lost 41 pounds! To me, that's amazing. I've managed to lose as much as 25-30 pounds pre-band but never as much as 41 pounds. :tongue:

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