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About kkmonroe79

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 05/07/1979

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Nederland, TX
  • Interests
    Singing, writing music, reading, and spending time with my hubby!
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Spiegel
  • Hospital
    University General
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band

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  1. kkmonroe79

    Before And After

    Aww, Thanks!!! I still have a ways to go, but I'm thrilled with my progress so far! I hope my boobs stay! We will see what happens.
  2. kkmonroe79

    Before and After

    The first pic is the day I started my liquid diet (which is when I considered the beginning of my journey). The second picture is today, 3/10/13 about 6 days until my 4 month anniversary.
  3. kkmonroe79

    New NSV

    Thank you for all the sweet comments! I'm still smiling from this morning.
  4. kkmonroe79

    New NSV

    Happy Valentine's Day! I was digging in my closet this morning for something to wear, and fit in a size 14 pants. I was a 24 when I started. I cannot begin to explain how happy I am. I haven't been a size 14 in more than 15 years.
  5. I am so, so sorry you are having a rough time. Sometimes all we need is just a pat on the back, and an "it'll be ok." Just keep your eye on the prize. You've got this. I know it's rough...TRUST ME. You just stay your sweet self, and don't let anyone change that.
  6. Hey guys! The dreaded stall has fallen upon me. For about a month. I haven't lost a pound. Not an ounce. I'm eating right, getting in my protein, taking my vitamins, drinking all my water...and nada! AND...I'm even working out 4-6 days a week...HARD (Zumba Classes, elliptical trainer, treadmill, and circuit weights). I'm meeting with the nutritionist on Thursday, and go for my 2nd fill appointment on Monday, and I'm worried they are going to think of me when I haven't lost anything in a month. Feeling pretty bummed out today.
  7. Hope things are going well for you! Keep us updated!
  8. I haven't been. I guess that's my problem. As long as I'm working out, I can eat more calories and be ok. I just have to learn not to worry about my calorie intake so much. Thank you all for the advice. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes.
  9. Hi Everyone! I wanted to just put this out there and see if any of you have caught yourself doing the same thing. I had lap band surgery on November 16th, and have lost 55lbs so far - which I'm super excited about. I had my first fill on the 14th and did great. I'm not hungry in between meals, so I'm not snacking at all, and joined a gym so I'm working out 4-6 days a week. I take in between 800-900 calories a day. On Friday, I woke up just feeling blah...run down, tired, just blah. My husband told me that I should try and eat a little more, to see if it would perk me up. I got a grilled chicken salad for lunch (high protein and under 300 calories) As I was eating it, I couldn't stop thinking that I was eating too much - I shouldn't be eating this. IT WAS A SALAD. It freaked me out a little, because I don't want to become obsessed with calories, and have it turn into another eating issue. Has anyone had a similar thoughts?
  10. I have BC/BS as well, and all they had me do was meet with a nutritionist one time after I met with my surgeon.
  11. Best of luck! Sending prayers your way!
  12. Awesome! Thank you both for the advice!
  13. Hi! I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. {{{Hugs}}} I had my band placed in November, and my first fill last week. I know that all Dr.'s are different, but mine had me be on liquids after the fill for 3 days, then soft foods for 3 days, then add back solids. Maybe try eating softer foods for a few days, and then start adding some solids. Besides my protein shake in the morning, I'm not on any liquid calories at all. The solid protein is what makes you feel full longer. You mentioned you don't have a lot of weight to lose, so you will lose slower than someone who has more, so just try and keep that in mind. I know it can be frustrating...hope you feel better soon!