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  1. Hi all, I would like to find a quick at home iron test. I seem to be at a loss finding any. I recall before giving blood they do a quick prick test, also at WIC they do that. Anyone know where I could find something like this? Thanks!
  2. Hi all, I had gastric band revision to bypass June 2013 (crazy reflux due to the band even with no fluid in it). Around 1 year out, maybe a little less I hit 155ish (start was ~280) and have really stayed there since then. I am happy with my weight, but wouldn't mind dropping a bit more for a safety net. I was attacked by a dog in August and lost my appetite for a while while due to medications. . . got down to 150, but then gained back the extra 5 lbs. In November I had this horrible pain in my back. I wrote it off as gas or something like that, but it seemed odd. Then it hap
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    ice cream sub

    Tom you are stronger than me! Even though I know it will make me be in pain, I still struggle to control myself. Though I can call it quits much sooner than before surgery . ..
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    ice cream sub

    This is not an every day food, but when you might have a craving and instead of doing something really bad. . . this is yummy freeze watermelon cut up Use a blender (or something like a blender) and mix the frozen watermelon, splenda, and 1/2 and 1/2 Splenda to taste And 1/2 and 1/2 to the consistency you like I just mixed this up on a whim and it tastes just like ice cream! So good. I am not a big fruit eater - so this is a small indulgence I might take from time to time.
  5. When asked how much I lost, my response is always "alot" and I just leave it at that
  6. From Cinwa's link above: "My niece is a manager at Ritas. They have changed their recipe for their SF ice this year and it is sweetened with both fruit juice and splenda - no more sugar alcohols. However, it does have fruit juice in it. If you are sensitive to sugars - even natural sugars - early out, you should probably avoid it. I am very sensitive - I dump easily at 9 months out - and have JUST been able to eat SF ice from Ritas. I stick to a kid's cup." Interesting, I am inclined to trust that it doesn't have the SA anymore. But still not certain about what is really in it.
  7. So confusing. The resource I found listed them as 100+ calories for a kid's small. But the other resource above lists them as much less for a kid's small but with almost 6 sugar alcohols. From my understanding sugar alcohols often carry more calories with them. I also find that much sugar alcohol as surprising because I had no issues from it, and 3 or 4 SA is usually enough for me to have issues. . . . .
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    My father (4+ years out) still struggles with lettuce. I eat Salads no problem and have for a few months. Throw in some lunch meat, nuts, cheese. . . yum! A nice soft goat cheese helps dressing go farther and become creamier :]
  9. So I have found that that Rita's around here generally have one flavor of sugar free made with splenda. It either does not have sugar alcohols or not much (because I am sensitive to them and I get no reaction). I found a website (http://www.nutritionix.com/ritas-ice/menu) suggesting they still have a good amount of calories.. . . . . what is in this water ice? Anyone know? I have experimented with making a water ice-ish watermelon in my ice cream maker. I use splenda, blended watermelon, squeeze of lemon and 1 tsp of vodka to help it from freezing solid. I am interested in trying oth
  10. Black and full of caffeine every morning
  11. That is about what mine took. Sounds like if there is alot of scar tissue it can take longer.
  12. 5' 6" ~155 lbs Size 6,8,10 pants . . .. So does that mean an 8 really? probably. . . . mostly medium shirts I have most of my extra skin in my arms, thighs, calfs. . . and my drippy butt! Can't wear skinny pants at all - can't get them over my calfs. I do have extra skin on my tummy, but maybe not as much.
  13. Yeah. I agree with what everyone has said. I was body dimorphic before, in that I did not think I was as big as I actually was. When I would see pictures I would be surprised, it was not what I say in the mirror. Now that I am a size 6 or 8 (depending), I feel like I am not much different than I was at my highest weight. When I look in the mirror I don't see alot of difference. But pictures show me I look pretty different. On occasion I feel pretty small, but also the other day I just felt like I used to and felt very fat. Felt like my stomach was sticking out so much. But I was
  14. I had lapband in 2008, and revision to RYN in June 2013. Done in one surgery, and it has been great ever since!
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