Measurement Day Sunday 13/04/2014

Today I weigh 88 kgs and I took my measurements 4 weeks from when I came home from  Brisbane and 6 weeks since op.  So heres the verdict.

Bust: 110 cm  Waist: 95 cm  Hips: 115 cm. 

So I have lost some  cm, and thats without exercise as I have contracted the horrid Gastroenteritis virus and have been ill for a week on and off the loo and spewing.  Cant think how it will go when I am strong enough again to  exercise and walk the dog. Hubby wants to try out swimming a few times a week so that will be fun and  low impact exercise for me too. Not much to report  due to  being sick. I hope when this is over I will have more exciting things to talk about

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Monday update 7/4/14

Making this short and sweet  as I have had a bad case of gastro and do not feel well at all. I am now sitting at 89.5 KG  and apart from the gastro I am feeling  really good about my losses so far. Having a skype session with the surgeon tonight to see how things are going so I will ask about when I can go back to the gym. Soon, I hope. I really hoped to have a nice long walk on the weekend but alas the gastro hit and I never got my walk. so thats it for me for thisweek. Keep up the fight against obesity and stay well.

Monday 31/3/2014

Well today I am down to 91 kg’s thats a kilo a week, which is  ok but I am not as active as I want to be yet. I think it’s time to get of my butt and do some walking and get things moving. I cant wait to be able to go back to the gym and do some serious exercise, but I am not allowed yet.  I have an exercise bike in front of me that I SHOULD be using but I just cant seem to get motivated.  My dad is getting married in 8 weeks time, and I really want to look nice for it. I dont want to look like the lump in  the room. So, I guess I have to get moving.  I will do measurements when I get to  my  1 month anniversary from being home. I have had many compliments already on my weightloss, but I dont see it yet Anyway thats todays rant. see you next week,  Keep up the  fight against obesity and stay strong.

Sunday Update 23/3/2014

Its been 2 yrs since I did my measurements. As of today I am Bust 114cm, Waist 99cm and Hips 122cm. I am now 92kgs  a loss of 1 kg since  my last post. Its slow but at least its coming off. I have been a little off this last week trying to get my food intake right and  balancing what my new tummy agrees with and what it doesn’t. I have had a few dizzy spells after anything too sweet, and 1 episode of dumping. All in all I am getting better with each new day. Was going to have an afternoon nap today but an inconsiderate neighbor has his music on so loud you’s wake the dead, So, no nap!!. So till next week have a good week.

Friday 14/3/2014

Ok Home from Qld after my surgery stayed with a good friend for a week to recover. Have spent the last 2 weeks on liquids and runny foods, and now starting soft mash. Today I decided to have some boiled smashed egg with aoli to cream it up. I had about 1/3 of a cup ful and I am totally full. It tasted so good too. I started out at 103 kg before the operation and now I am 93 so I am so happy with results so far. I am only going to weigh myself once a week, so until next friday, it will be a surprise. Hope it keeps coming off this time.

UPDATE MONDAY

I havent been very good the last little while as I found it a hopeless task to write about losing weight when I wasn’t. So after 3 years with a lap band that has failed to work for me, I decided to go thru further surgery.. So it began in October 1013, I contacted a surgeon in Qld to see if I could have a band to bypass operation. I had a skype consult and all was good. Then we had to  see if our super fund would release the cash to pay for it. So we did all the paper work and waited. 3 weeks later we were cashed up and I started to pay for all the necessary things.  I was given june as my surgery date, but someone cancelled and I got March 3rd.  So off I went to Brisbane  and on Monday 3rd March I had my bypass done. Surgeon said it was tricky because of the damage done from the band, but  I have been staying with a good friend in west Qld 4 hrs from Brisbane for last 5 days,  to recover properly before flying home. The first day after the 4 hr drive here I took some pain meds the doc gave me and I thought I was going to die!!! I was so dizzy and sweaty, and it didnt matter whether I stood, sat or layed down I felt like I was falling off a cliff. I was horible. “what have I done to myself”was all I could think. Happily tho, I came good later that day  when the meds wore off. Since then its been good. I have lost 2 kg’s and although I am worn out quickly I feel as tho I am over the worst. I have an appointment with the surgeon on Wednesday afternnon back in brisbane,  then hopefuly home to Tasmania on Thursday. This is my last resort, so will keep updating every week with my progress.  Have a great day peeps.

New Direction

Today is the start of a new direction for me. almost 3 years post lap band I am now having it out and going with  a gastric sleeve or bypass as the band has not worked despite having a routine of healthy eating and exercise. It all started today with a call to a surgeon who does the operation, then off to my GP for a referral. I see the surgeon in 1 weeks time. :)  My blood pressure continues to rise despite medication and that’s a big worry for me. I dont want to die of a stroke or heart attack so I need to get things moving.  I am almost back to pre band weight,  and my health risks are increasing. so come on my new journey and I will keep you posted as to what happens next  PS sorry its been so long just too much for me to handle. I am currently 101 kg and wearing sz 20/22 clothing.  I am back at the gym  but for how long I dont know until I have  dates for surgery. 

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