In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Like Splitcoaststampers on Facebook Follow Splitcoaststampers on Twitter Watch Splitcoaststampers Videos on YouTube

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default I've lost 92lbs in just under 6 months

I had Gastric Banding surgery back march 9th 2010. I have been on every diet u can think of and lost weight but would always gain it back plus. This time i finally gave in and did the realize band and i'm doing bio-feedback with a therapist to help me go for other things when i'm stressed instead of food to comfort me. I've lost 92lbs and i still want to loose idealy 50lbs more. I feel so much relief, . I was soooooo unhealthy.My knees hurt, my back hurt, i wasn't sleeping much, my breathing was so bad. i was always out of breathe. now i do Zumba and endure right through it. I'm just so grateful I decided to take on this life changing journey and be good to me for a change. Thanks for listening... Terry
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
Stazon Splitcoast
 
whim6915's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 14,862
Default

Give yourself a hug! Congratulations on making the commitment to your health!
__________________
Christine
http://operationwritehome.org/
My tiny gallery
Missing my old Kentucky home

whim6915 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
Inking Addict
 
3dognight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 99
Default Good for you!

I had lapband surgery 33 days ago and have lost 15 pounds. I am so glad I did this. Only regret not doing it sooner.

I hope the biofeedback works for you. I, too, have some difficulty not reaching for food when the stress strikes. Old habits die hard!

Wishing you the very best on your new life choice.

Good luck!
3dognight is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
Stampin' Fool
 
StampingShawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere in the middle...closer to there, nearer to here...
Posts: 2,111
Default

Congrats on your weight loss and your new healthy living!!! It's wonderful that you realized that you may need something more to help out besides the band. Do you think the biofeedback is working?
__________________
--Shawn

My 182.5 day Photo Blog
StampingShawn is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 01:41 PM   #5
Die Cut Diva
 
StampinHappyInCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hmmmm...?
Posts: 4,255
Default

Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the good work.
__________________
Sue
* * * * * * * * * *
My little gallery
StampinHappyInCT is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2010, 03:33 PM   #6
Pearl-ExPert
 
Schweeda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 2,450
Default

WOW! That is awesome! I know how hard it is to lose weight.

Karen
Schweeda is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #7
Stampin' Fool
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,393
Default

WOW!!
__________________
Pam L.
pjl-ny is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 09:30 AM   #8
Embossing Fanatic
 
StampRev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 83
Default

Wow - that's fantastic! Congrats!
__________________
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

Stamp Revolution

http://stamprevolution.com

More stamps for more people!
StampRev is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 10:09 AM   #9
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 302
Default

congrats on the weight loss.we do strange things from stress.i throw up and cant eat but others reach for comfort foods.i wish you success in your forward goals.
br3n
br3n is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 11:11 AM   #10
jor
Stazon Splitcoast
 
jor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 29,168
Default

That is awesome. I have similar issues - losing and gaining it back. I'm considering doing something similar. You may have motivated me even further. Congrats and keep up the good work!
__________________
Joanne Ryder
jor is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #11
Glitter Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 5,509
Default

WOWOWOWOWOW! I am so very proud of you!
53queenbee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 195
Default

Good for you girl! Give yourself a hug from me. I am very pleased and excited for you. Keep up the hard work. You can do it
rockie1 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 10:22 AM   #13
Insane Embellisher
 
deedah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Guelph Ontario Canada
Posts: 931
Default

you go girl!!!
__________________
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. Randy Pausch
deedah is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 10:28 AM   #14
Stampin' Fool
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 1,276
Default

WAY TO GO!!!!! Keep your eye on the prize and you will never be sorry you made an investment in yourself.

I have lost 55 pounds in the last year. I went to a nutritionist who kept me on track, but the best investment I have ever made in my life is 6 months with a personal trainer. I go 3 days a week, and it has totally changed my life.

I still have 20 pounds to go, and hope to have that off by March. Then I will have to make a decision about a tummy tuck. Most of my weight was in my belly and hips, so there is a lot of empty skin.
cflathem is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 02:23 PM   #15
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 532
Default

way to go. I had a gastric bypass 6 years ago and my old life seems so far away now! Congratulations!
__________________
-Gerriann
Blog: http://www.scrapandstampcreations.blogspot.com
davearmie is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #16
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
bambi64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: at my table creating
Posts: 20,762
Send a message via MSN to bambi64
Default

Congrats, girl!! That is awesome to hear. Way to go.
__________________
Amber Joy
Design Teams: Paper Pretties, Craft-Dee BowZ,
JFF & Sunshine Mail Foundation
bambi64 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2010, 04:45 PM   #17
Stampin' Fool
 
chickers089's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,028
Default

I have lost 109 pounds with weight watchers in the last year and a half. yes, losing weight changes your life. Congrats to you all!!!!
__________________
Thirty-One Gifts Independent Consultant!
www.mythirtyone.com/LeanneL

chickers089 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #18
Insane Embellisher
 
TNnative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 900
Default

Congratulations to you all!
__________________
~ Denise ~
TNnative is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #19
Proud Fan Club Member
 
sillyfilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rural Missouri, beautiful country.
Posts: 20,037
Default

That is wonderful. It is so darned hard to do. I was always too thin until about age 40. Now if I look at food it jumps to my butt, hips and belly. I lost 41 lbs about 5 yrs ago and put it all back on +. I am back at it at WW again. I think their plan is the best because what it really is, is good nutrition. I am a sugar-aholic thus most of my problem. So keep on keeping on. I know you must feel so much better. That's what I am looking forward to.
sillyfilly is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 06:58 AM   #20
Pearl-ExPert
 
NoraAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,272
Default

WOW! Congratulations! I am glad I found this thread, so motivitating! I have been struggling with my weight and am so depressed over it. I feel so unhealthy and unmotivated. Packed a nice health lunch today and am drinking lots of water. Reading this just boosted my motivation too Thanks for sharing your success stories!
__________________
My Blog
NoraAnne is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2010, 02:11 PM   #21
Die Cut Diva
 
RubberLady603's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: not too far from the big mountain in n.h.
Posts: 3,337
Default

Wow! You guys are awesome! It feels so much better without quite so much weight. I made lifetime at weight watchers but have gone back up by 20# and need to reel myself back in because for me it would be so easy to get all 60# back. I feel as though I'm one of those who will always fight the weight. You go girls!
__________________
Dee
When all else fails... read the directions.
My brand new blog: http://craftingbythewoodstove.wordpress.com/
RubberLady603 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 10:15 PM   #22
Embossing Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 74
Default

My 5 year lap band surgery anniversary is coming up October 31st. I lost 80lbs and along with it my diabetes, and high blood pressure. It was the best thing in the world I could have done. Congrats to you and your new beginnings.
curlylocdiva is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 04:52 AM   #23
Crimping Master
 
roxy64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fingerlakes region of New York
Posts: 1,550
Default

Congratulations! My sister-in-law had it done 3 or 4 years ago. She looks wonderful! But even better than that is that she no longer has sleep apnea, and is off meds for BP and Cholesterol, and got her blood sugar under control. Diabetes runs in her family. I'm not sure how much weight she lost,but she's been given a 2nd chance on life and is loving every moment of it.
__________________
Roxy

http://roxysramblings64.blogspot.com
roxy64 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #24
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StampingShawn View Post
Congrats on your weight loss and your new healthy living!!! It's wonderful that you realized that you may need something more to help out besides the band. Do you think the biofeedback is working?
yes!!
I see the difference now Working with bio-feed back . a while ago i had crap come up and i was angry first and then the anxiety started or should i say the hunger came and today while doing the bio-feedback I realized the anxious stuff is a hunger feel for me. WOW!!! At that moment i knew i wasn't food hungry but wanted comfort. Breathing through it and just letting myself feel and make room for the feelings and being ok with just feeling the feelings instead of stuffing the feelings with food and letting the feelings fester. Not turning to food felt great. Knowing the difference is a major whoa for me. I still have times that stuff will start to get to me but i now go do the bio-feedback and after i don't eat until it is truly time to eat.
Currently I've lost 118 which is 3 lbs more than my daughter and i can't even image carring her around with me everyday. I don't know how i did it to tell you the truth.
I am at the lowest weight i've been at in a very long time. I'm also in a very good mind place that I haven't been in a really long time. This Bio-feedback really works. I'm feeling very relieved and thankful.

Thank you all for commenting. Ps. An important thing i like to remember is that Knowledge is power and if we carry acceptance within us there's nothing we can't accomplish.


__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 08:56 PM   #25
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by sillyfilly View Post
That is wonderful. It is so darned hard to do. I was always too thin until about age 40. Now if I look at food it jumps to my butt, hips and belly. I lost 41 lbs about 5 yrs ago and put it all back on +. I am back at it at WW again. I think their plan is the best because what it really is, is good nutrition. I am a sugar-aholic thus most of my problem. So keep on keeping on. I know you must feel so much better. That's what I am looking forward to.
I can't do alot of sugar now after having the surgery. It's been a great thing though. i get a belly ache therefore i'm mindful of how much sugar i eat. I know eatting low sugar has helped me in losing the weight faster.

Thanks for commenting.. lol
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 09:00 PM   #26
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RubberLady603 View Post
Wow! You guys are awesome! It feels so much better without quite so much weight. I made lifetime at weight watchers but have gone back up by 20# and need to reel myself back in because for me it would be so easy to get all 60# back. I feel as though I'm one of those who will always fight the weight. You go girls!
I used to beat myself up badly. We need to be nice to ourselves. Having self acceptance is a tough thing to learn but it's definitely a can do. keep going. check out www.sparkpeople.com too. It's been a wonderful support place for me to go.
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 09:03 PM   #27
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoraAnne View Post
WOW! Congratulations! I am glad I found this thread, so motivitating! I have been struggling with my weight and am so depressed over it. I feel so unhealthy and unmotivated. Packed a nice health lunch today and am drinking lots of water. Reading this just boosted my motivation too Thanks for sharing your success stories!
ck out www.sparkpeople.com. it's been a wonderful support place for me to go.
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 09:08 PM   #28
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cflathem View Post
WAY TO GO!!!!! Keep your eye on the prize and you will never be sorry you made an investment in yourself.

I have lost 55 pounds in the last year. I went to a nutritionist who kept me on track, but the best investment I have ever made in my life is 6 months with a personal trainer. I go 3 days a week, and it has totally changed my life.

I still have 20 pounds to go, and hope to have that off by March. Then I will have to make a decision about a tummy tuck. Most of my weight was in my belly and hips, so there is a lot of empty skin.

i went to a Nutritionist every three weeks . I did that for about three months after surgery. It was my choice and it helped me make sure i was on track and make sure to catch any bad habbits before i couldn't stop doing them.
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 09:09 PM   #29
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dognight View Post
I had lapband surgery 33 days ago and have lost 15 pounds. I am so glad I did this. Only regret not doing it sooner.

I hope the biofeedback works for you. I, too, have some difficulty not reaching for food when the stress strikes. Old habits die hard!

Wishing you the very best on your new life choice.

Good luck!

If I can do it. u can do it. keep going.
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2010, 04:36 PM   #30
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roxy64 View Post
Congratulations! My sister-in-law had it done 3 or 4 years ago. She looks wonderful! But even better than that is that she no longer has sleep apnea, and is off meds for BP and Cholesterol, and got her blood sugar under control. Diabetes runs in her family. I'm not sure how much weight she lost,but she's been given a 2nd chance on life and is loving every moment of it.
It's been a life saver. I too had sleep apnea I wasn't on any meds for BP or cholesterol but i would have i was borderline. . I have diabetes on both sides so i would have had that too someday. So nice to hear success stories. Congrats to you SIL. It has been one of the hardest things to get under control. TFS
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 06:31 AM   #31
Glitter Queen
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10
Default

There is a wonderful site that is free that to help people lose weight and get healthy. There are tons of tools to help people reach their goals and the support is amazing-- check it out!

Free Diet Plans at SparkPeople
jabsmb1997 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #32
Stazon Splitcoast
 
TERRORE3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Addicted with the rest of you.
Posts: 11,049
Heart Still going 9 1/2 months and I've lost 123lbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by TERRORE3 View Post
I had Gastric Banding surgery back march 9th 2010. I have been on every diet u can think of and lost weight but would always gain it back plus. This time i finally gave in and did the realize band and i'm doing bio-feedback with a therapist to help me go for other things when i'm stressed instead of food to comfort me. I've lost 92lbs and i still want to loose idealy 50lbs more. I feel so much relief, . I was soooooo unhealthy.My knees hurt, my back hurt, i wasn't sleeping much, my breathing was so bad. i was always out of breathe. now i do Zumba and endure right through it. I'm just so grateful I decided to take on this life changing journey and be good to me for a change. Thanks for listening... Terry

Still going 9 1/2 months since Band surgery and I've lost 123lbs
I am so thankful and relieved to have my health back. I do still struggle with the fear of gaining weight back some but i do feel confident i won't. The thought only sneak in once and a while. It's so different this time around. I don't feel the same as when i did Jenny Craig/weight watchers, a matter of fact i don't feel like i'm even on a diet. I don't count calories, I don't feel pulled back like i used to at all. Because of the band i stay mindful and make better choices. there are things that I don't have anymore(carbonation,
hoagies pancakes) which could stretch my stomach but it's been 9 1/2 months since I've even bothered with them that I really don't miss them enough to cave. Still doing bio-feedback and i have about 15lbs to go but if I'm feeling so great that i'm not in a hurry other than i'd love to have a hugh party. If i can retrain my brain anybody can. Stay strong and follow ur heart it will lead u. hugs and thanks for letting me vent my goodness. Merry Christmas too...
__________________
I love!!!this card!!
Terry~AKA~ STALKINTERROR.
My Gallery
Check out my new Blog: stampin & stylin
TERRORE3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 10:12 AM   #33
Insane Embellisher
 
deedah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Guelph Ontario Canada
Posts: 931
Default

lap band is not a covered expense here in Canada.........the full gastric bypass is......I am really interested in Lap band........the cost is approx $18 - $20 thousand........
__________________
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. Randy Pausch
deedah is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #34
Insane Embellisher
 
LisaDRHC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,118
Default

I am considering lap band surgery on August 1. Anyone still on this thread with the band or thought about it?
__________________
Lisa


My Gallery

LisaDRHC is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off