i'm soo proud of you Mare...my best friend from HS had gastric bypass and it's been a lifesaver for her too...
and 25 lbs is nothing to sneeze at...that's more than half of an Olsen twin!! :)
Thanks for sharing your story, Mare. Just want to let you know that you look beautiful and you are so brave for going through what you did!!
weight to some people is just "weight" but to others, it's got emo baggage attached to it...
kudos to you for taking your health into your own hands!!
a few of my gfs have had the band and gastic bypass - and i can say it changed their health outlook for diabetes, etc...
proud of you!!!
Thank you for sharing this. Also, you should be proud of losing the 25 pounds. That is a great thing.
thanks girls :)
if you want to PM you can. I got the lap-band in December of 2007.
Congratulations to you for taking that hard and emotional step. I have lost about 30 lbs to date, but I am losing more inches. I have posted a before and after picture. Keep at it, i know it is very hard. Like I said you can PM if you like to talk. I just thought I would open up to let you know you are not alone!
Holley, WOW!! You look amazing! I'm so proud and impressed with you girls!!
thanks holley! congratulations! you look great and healthy. keep it up missy!
Holley you do look really amazing. SandPo beat me to it! I have considered it, but don't know much about it at all. Ya'll girls are such inspirations.
I have never heard of the Lap band..
I do know this After years of research I truly belive the following:
Your body holds weight when it thinks you are going hungry. Holds fat and foods it doesn't know how to process.
Eat as much as you what of unprocessed, unrefined, foods and non hydrogenated oils!!! Do not drink with your meals and chew, chew, chew...
~~~YOu will lose weight this way~~~
Read Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford a translation of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Read the positive qualities of each organ to understand what you have in and out of balance and know which foods to create deliciously.
Most people need to get their digestive juices re boosted and heal the intestinal villa so they can absorb their nutrients and their body isn't going hungry.
They say america has the most over fed and under nourished population.
This is why... Chew your food to have your saliva get your pancreatic fluids to begin the digestion process this will allow the small intestines to digest the food and heal your intestinal villi which will allow your body to absorb nutrients and not feel like it is starving.
Water (or liquid) with food washes out the digestive fluids and causes you not to absorb, hence you hold fats and unprocessable foods and get overweight.
one reason you have Thirst for water with food is a sign of chemical laden foods
I hope this helps, totally different from most mainstream theory's... Remember Chinese Herbal Medicine has been around for 5000 years and MainStream Theory's for about 100 years....
Flax Seed Tea steeped only for a minute each morning regrows the villi on the intestines...
So does Nettle Tea steeped overnight in a quart jar. Add about 1/3 way full with nettles. You can get a pound for $6.00 from frontier herbs online... Great female herb, good for many things!!! one of my favorites after having 4 children and needing to be strong, nurse and make healthy children
What is Homongonized?
When you seperate milk into the fat and the liquid your body dose not recognize it and stores the un processable fat particals. Non Homogonized milk is recognized for most people. This "fat" in the milk helps you to get your 'good' fat, develops the brain and is a carrier for healing herbs. In India they make Chai Tea with non homogonized whole milk and the healing properties of the Chia herbs are brought to the intestines and are healing.
Drinking Nettle tea is healing for the lungs, Drinking Nettle tea with whole milk that is non homogonized will heal the intestines as the healing properties of the Nettles is transported to the intestines in the fat moloclues of the whole milk.
Drinking this milk, in my opinion, does not cause you to hold onto weight. It will give you good fat to have a strong brain, good joints and a good digetion. It also tastes good..
Drinking low fat milk is not good for weight loss... common american myth that it is
Good luck and great health to all the PW Ladies!!!
WOW ladies~ Thank you for all the information! Very informative....
I personally think 25 pounds is alot!!! Something to be extremely proud of! Its not only your looks that change, but helps your from within as well, physically, emotionally, and mentally....
KEEP IT UP LADIES!!!
- HMM :)