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Like anything to everything can I have some tips too?

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I could use tips and pointers

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Like anything to everything can I have some tips too?

Thanks (:

Don't become obsessed with the bathroom scale.

Weigh in once a week at the same time, same day (i.e. Sunday, 9:00pm)

Greek-style yogurt is your friend.

Celery is not your friend.

Small bites, chew really well.

Join a support group.

Moisturize your skin.

Avoid alcohol.

Take it slow and easy; be patient with yourself.

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thanks! (:

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3 meals a day and one snack and 3 Protein Shakes rest is Fluid and have a half cup for the meals, 1,000-1,200 cals or less or what? And walk twice a day or walk once a day and play DDR or the wii, do squats or lunges, and do arm exercises, too much?

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haha ok :thumbup:

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Remembering that the band is not a "magic bullet" that it will still take really hard work to be successful.

Take one day at a time and one lb at a time

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I know the band isn't a magic bullet and I know I have a lot of work to do and I hope I'll be successful

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First and foremost, to me this was a lifestyle change, not another diet.

So there's no rules, no plan, no program. I eat what I want to eat every day. I dont give a toss about carbs or Protein, I just eat healthy. Some days are better than others. Its totally killed my food obsession. If I eat Cookies all day it wont kill me for one day.

With that in mind, I also didnt give a toss how fast it came off. You cant have it both ways, but I think trying for fast weight loss week in, week out is a sure fire way to be "on a diet" which of course means eventually you'll be "off your diet". When in actual fact its the middle ground that the on/off merrygoround never addresses, that is the important part to get right.

I took up exercise and I stuck with it. I run for 45 minutes most days.

But most of all, I think for a while there, my lifestyle and routines got out of control due to all the pressures of life, particularly motherhood and that I'm not really meant to be a "fat person" in the sense that many obese people are. I mean, my eating habits were as bad as nearly anyone's mentioned here but I never got to anything like 300lb. I can maintain quite well on up to 2000 calories a day. I'm naturally athletic. So I think I'm really pretty lucky to have a pretty fast metabolism and more of a natural tendency to stay at a heatlhy weight than many do, and I dont have anything like PCOS which tends to lend itself towards those metabolic disorders and difficulty controlling weight.

So attitude and a bit of good luck would be my summary.

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Don't become obsessed with the bathroom scale.

Greek-style yogurt is your friend.

:thumbup:

I knew the band was for me when I heard this one...I love greek style yogurt! The best.:)

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Don't become obsessed with the bathroom scale.

Weigh in once a week at the same time, same day (i.e. Sunday, 9:00pm)

Greek-style yogurt is your friend.

Celery is not your friend.

Small bites, chew really well.

Join a support group.

Moisturize your skin.

Avoid alcohol.

Take it slow and easy; be patient with yourself.

:biggrin:

How do you use the Greek Style Yogurt?

Sally

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wish it wasnt so hot out

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I was banded June 3 of this year.. and im down 40 lbs.. im EXTREMELY satisfied with my weight loss.. so im def with @Jachut in saying this is a life style change.. so i eat everything i want.. just in moderation and i choose healthier foods.. i work 3 to 4 times a week doing mostly cardio..

I wish ur much sucess :biggrin:

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How do you use the Greek Style Yogurt?

Sally

  • Top baked potatoes, mixed with finely chopped chives.

  • Mix with seasonings for dipping baked sweet potato chips

  • Add applesauce

  • Dollop on top of Tomato or butternut squash soup

  • As a base for salad dressing

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