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  1. 2 points
    So far I'm down 43.3kgs and I have 20kgs to go. Technically 19.8 to get to my personal goal but I'm not sure how to change target weight on the monitor my weight app. My weight loss has definitely slowed down but I am still losing. It seems so close yet so far. I had to share as I'm so happy with my progress.
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    I put on 8kg - most in the first month after band removal. Then healthy eating took over - and when you start Optifast prior to sleeve it will come off I lost 6 kg in 2 weeks, then had surgery cancelled and moved to November. I have not put on any further weight in these 6 weeks, despite a trip to Bali. Start Optifast again next week. Good luck - and don't stress too much.
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    Hi everyone! I’m booked to get the gastric sleeve done on the 13th of November. Anyone else booked in?
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    So I was a member here for a lot of years - and its all sort of gone to hell!. 15 years I was a kids when i got it done - 15 years ago it was done when I was 15! I have had nothing but trouble all this time - but always made to feel like its normal. I saw the surgeons again recently - they did more scans, And BAM! there is a problem and its causing issues with fertility etc etc. I have a pouch! my stomach has expanded and pouched above my band. Just got the call and its coming out this week - Scary! Not because im getting surgery but because I dont know how to live without my band! Has anyone else had theres removed after so long and started to freak out a little?
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    Fantastic @Boganlicious! Well done!
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    Well done, you are doing great. I guess we all should expect for the weight loss to slow down as we get closer to goal weight. All those lower weekly weight losses add up and you will be there before you know it!
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    Hi Teags, this paper suggests that a VSG is viable after an ESG, but I don't know if anyone has done a revision in Australia yet. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2444050717300700 Have you had a review to see if you stitches have held?
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    having problems now "tagging" folks in. There are now folks with "Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy". Can I humbly suggest that you contact these folk? Re Gastric Sleeve, as long as you meet the criteria of a BMI of 30 +, + obesity related health disorders e.g. sleep apnoea. high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes etc; you should be covered.
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    74.8kgs today. Very happy with that.
  10. 1 point
    Down 1 kg for me this fortnight to 48.53 kg, BMI 20.59, body fat% 25.2 . Getting closer and closer to my personal goal of 46-47 kg.
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    Down 1 kg for me this fortnight to 48.53 kg, BMI 20.59, body fat% 25.2 . Getting closer and closer to my personal goal of 46-47 kg.
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    Thanks Rosemary, Two weeks today since surgery, staples have been removed but still some soreness at some of the incisions. Struggling with the move onto purée foods and I don’t think I’m drinking enough. Have started going for short 10 min walks and am hoping to start walking on the treadmill this week. I have another 1 1/2 weeks off work, just hope I can be on soft foods before I return. Weight hasn’t come off as fast as I thought it would- maybe I’m just a bit impatient. I hope all the other October girls are doing ok, would love to hear how everyone is doing.
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    Kazbaa and Mouse-mum. Hang in there! For the first week I wondered "What have I done!" But once you get passed the uncomfortable stage post surgery you will be fine. Can't emphasize strongly enough to stick to the rules. I was banded in Jan 2016 and have no regrets at all. Good luck!
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    Hi All, I haven't actually logged onto this site for god knows how long. Years. Once upon a time...I was 112kg at my heaviest. Size 18..almost 20 if I'm 100% honest. It was 12months after my first child was born, and I was heavier than when I was pregnant with him! I underwent the gastric banding in Nov 2012. I stuck to the rules, ate the right foods, in the right portions, and did the right exercise. I managed to shed 37kg over the next 18months, to my lowest ever weight of 75kg (size 12), and I couldn't have been happier. I couldn't seem to get under that to reach my goal weight of 65kg but I was happy anyway. Unfortunately when I went back to fulltime work, an admin role, the weight started to creep back up. Juggling working fulltime as a FIFO mum was exhausting and I was become much less active. Sitting at a desk all day, indulging in the staff birthday cakes or treat lunches. I became complacent and put on about 10kg the first year I was there. Fast forward to Oct 2016 - I gave birth to my second child, and began a year-long battle with severe post-natal depression. Unfortuntely this resulted in the breakdown of my marriage as well, another reason for me to comfort-eat and not wanting to get out of bed. Between my depressive symptoms, having fill taken out (and not put back in) for my pregnancy, and various medications I was on, I piled the weight back on and I've found myself more or less back where I started. It's been a really rough 12 months. My youngest is now 18months old. Unfortunately I am separated (although not giving up hope), and I'm learning how to put myself first for a change. I joined a gym close to work late last year, and I go (amlmost) every lunchbreak for an hour during the week. I joined ParkRun - a 5km run (or walk) every Saturday morning, and I want to start learning how to run! My goal is to just beat my time every week, even if it's only by a minute. I applied and enrolled into university, something I never got to do after highschool, and come July, I will be starting a bachelor degree in Psychology. I'm so excited about this and see it as an investment in my future. I also am considering moving back to my home-state (WA) to be with my family again, after 7 years of living in Adelaide with my husband. I am hoping we will work things out and he'll come with me, but I'm preparing to go on my own (with the kids) if he won't. All of the above sounds like a lot to handle at once but I'm determined to make it happen. It's going to be the year of ME, and I'm trying to find myself again. I'm following my heart, feeding my mind and trying my hardest to regain my fitness. I'm starting over today on Optifast, 3x a day for 12 weeks for that kickstart I so desperately need. I'm also planning to make an appointment and reconnect with my banding doctor, have a bit more fill put in and work with him to lose the weight again. Most importantly, I've rejoined this community to find the support and encouragement I've been missing he last few years as I struggled to control my weight on my own. This is Day 1....107kg, size 18
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    I saw my surgeon today and I have lost 88% of my excess weight. He is very happy with me. I have just over 20kgs to my goal weight.
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    I went from 35 BMI at my all-time heaviest to 17.something at my all-time skinniest, (approx 18 BMI difference, no wonder I looked like a prune!). The pics are on my blog. (and I am a lot older, and have had many more years gaining/loosing weight, and my poor skin simply couldn't stretch and retract anymore) .
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    Congratulations and very well done @RT05! 3 - nearly 4 years out - I still struggle with getting the fluids in. My intake of solids is variable. I find that some mornings my sleeve seems to be "tighter". Things don't seem to go down so well, or I reach satiety easier. Some mornings I can pack in a good amount e.g. two eggs + some bacon, other days not. (I also do a LCHF way of eating, and due to my own health/medical issues am also gluten-free and follow a low-FODMAP diet. I continue to use tiny cutlery and crockery, and have to remind myself "20, 20, 20" (which I forget). If, (and so incredibly seldom), that I go out for a meal, then I will order an entree - and may/may not be able to eat it. Currently I am bang on my bariatric dietitians long-term - and mine - goal weight for me (53 kg +/- 3 kg, being 153.5 cm tall), being 50 kg. I am a tad under. My lowest I got to was back in 2015 being 41.3 kg (gut infection) - scaringly skinny - and recent highest was 54.8 kg (following a horrific sudden and abrupt medication withdrawal - Lyrica - for Fibromyalgia). I have worked my ass off to drop that 4.8 + kg. And am diligent to what and how much I put in my mouth. Every day. All the best!
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    its been a big adjustment period, but i have been lucky and there have only been a few foods that i can no longer eat such as bread, some vegetables, tap water and hot milk. i've tapered off in the last 2 months but i have just increased my exercise so fingers crossed i start losing again. i can definitely eat more than i could 6 months ago but no where near close to the amount i normally could. i can almost eat an entree sized meal (if im really hungry). i still struggle with fluid intake sometime as i can forget to drink if im busy.
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    Wow, 30kgs In 6 or so weeks is insane! as long as you are having meal replacements (optifast etc) and protein shakes you should be ok? What does your surgeon and nutritionist say?
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    I’m home from my holiday in the US and I’m very pleased to report that my weight this morning was 75.6kg which is a loss of 2.9kg. I had to weigh myself 3 times before I believed what my scales were telling me. All that walking I did in NY paid off and the sore feet were worth it. I”ve been following your discussion on BMI which still puts me in the overweight category even though I’m 4.5kg under the goal set for me by my surgeon. I’m 60 years old and starting to look scrawny so I’ve happily accepted that 78 - 80kg is best for me and stuff the recommended BMI. Molly
  21. 1 point
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you. I have a Bulk billed doctor in Penrith.
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    It’s been a little while since I checked in but so happy to see both @zaruse and @Boganlicious doing so well!!!! i hit a milestone this week. I’m now in the 70’s (79.5) which is a 35kg loss since May 2018. I’m only 4.5kgs away from the top of my goal banding (72-75kgs). I can’t believe it!!! well done ladies, I’ll try to check in more regularly.
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    Good luck to tomorrow KAZBAA. I hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery
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    Hi Jewel, you are me. Try not eating until after 11am or so, I found if I got stuck at breakfast, it set up a cycle for the day. Also, measure strictly half a cup and no more.
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    Hey jewel I became the queen of vomiting at xmas time. Didn't matter what I tried nothing stayed down but at night I could eat sorta a smallish meal 1/2 cup or less without throwing up. I was stuck there for about 3 weeks same thing day after day. Eventually when I couldn't take it anymore I went back to my doctors and saw the nurse practitioner there. Her suggestion was to go back strictly to fluids like at the beginning because the stomach around the band was very swollen from all the throwing up. I did that for 3 days and then went to mushies then back to solids and it worked for me. Now I still have stuck times when I have no chewed enough and I cant eat in the morning but I have found my place with the band. If I feel things don't feel quite "right" going down I just switch to fluids for the rest of the day and that normally sorts me back out. I haven't lost the weight I hoped for but I am still 25kg lighter than when I had the band. With my history I would have put on 20 by now so I am happy with where I am. Its a tool still that you have to use correctly so food choices are still a big part of the equation. So my suggestion to anyone in the sorta same boat is go back totally to fluids.