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  1. 2 points
    dude...drink more water...it takes a little while to get used to but it's so worth it. I never used to drink water, now I miss it if I don't get my 2+ litres a day...carry one around with you and sip, sip, sip
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    Optifast is the recommended one - as it is completely balanced in terms of nutrients. And as long as the box was sealed, I would trust eBay. I have sold things like that before. Personally, I found Chemist Warehouse only had the chocolate and vanilla shakes - I got mine online, so I'd have a bigger choice. I just used an online chemist. And the berry bars are definitely better than the chocolate ones, although both are edible. The coffee shake was the nicest for me.
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    Becky your honesty is your best tool. Get the head and heart right first. Then the body will follow. You are NOT your mum and shouldnt expect to be. Go for some counselling It sill make a huge difference Best of luck.
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    Hi Bec I'm like u have been overweight my whole life was banded in August I use my son as motivation to love really I lost both my mother and father when they were 56 years old and I don't want to leave my son that soon other than that I just want to feel better in me and be the best possible person I can. This is hard work my typical day is 1 egg scrambled for breakfast super quick and easy in the microwave lunch is generally 1 or 2 vita wheats or ryvitas biscuits with some light Philly cheese and a small tin of any flavoured tuna tea is usually chicken or fish with salad or veg NO snacking at all these 3 small meals fill me easily and they are quick easy meals as I work very long stressful hours I change up the tuna for tin chicken or some deli meat or even a slice of cheese and Vegemite occasionally for tea I change the salads to keep it interesting I think being organised is the key gastric bypass is a huge op which your mum had but if you have no luck the sleeve may be a better option for you speak to your surgeon visit a dietician to get help with a meal plan and best of all good luck Hun u can do it if you really want to google is also amazing for recipe idea and this site
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    What do you eat in a typical day? If you are having too many calories you won't lose weight.
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    Hello, I'm beginning to plan our wedding, so I thought it might be nice to have a little space here for fellow bandit brides (and grooms) to chat about their weddings, get ideas and give advice. The process is exciting but already a little scary from a financial aspect. The venue we LOVE look like it has a minimum spend of $10k at the time of year we want (feb) so i dont think that will be an option for us. We'll still go and get a tour and I might see if they will let us use a different (like CHEAPER) caterer instead of the one i got pricing from. I hope they do because the venue will make for some amazing photos. Nobody wants to give me $20k so i can have my dream wedding do they?
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    ... to explain the freedom of wearing a bikini at the beach and really not giving a fudge I mean, I'm probably not quite there yet, but I just don't care! And I honestly don't think much more can be done about the loose skin unless I have a tuck, so I'm just going to have to deal Pictures like these keep me focussed on the miracle of the past two years, and help fight the bad thoughts that try to overwhelm me sometimes (damn fibro/drugs/drug withdrawal grrrrrrr)
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    No long blog for me today. It is hot, I am good. Miss my friend Jodie and I hope she is having a marvelous time. Loving life and very happy to be healthy and happy this year (The whole 5 days thats been of it) What a lovely breezy day!!!
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    My name is Fran, I live in Esperance Western Australia and i am 20 years old, I have been obese for a very long time, but my weight just keeps increasing, I am on the waiting list to get lap banded, I didn't want it to come down to surgery, but i feel like it will really help me, Though i am a little nervous about giving up alot of the things i enjoy - (fizzy drink) I like to have a coke zero every now and then but i realize i wont be able to when i have the banding done. I am getting married in March 2013, I know i will not have banding done by then though. BUT I have an ulterior motive for getting banded, My partner and i have been trying for a baby for 4 years, I have PCOS and he has Teratospermia. Therefore it is almost impossible for us to fall pregnant naturally, But i really want to give us a better chance, Lately my weight has become a huge issue, i never used to be too bothered, but now i am. I cant walk without getting rashes between my legs from friction, Sex is frustrating because my breasts practically choke me! i never feel sexy and so my libido has dropped dramatically. I cant buy clothes because nothing fits, i cant buy bra's without getting custom made. All these things have been adding up and i'm tired of it. I really want to give this a good try.... =) I am Currently 149kg, I would like to get to 60kg, I think my main goal is to feel physically well enough to have energy to play with my animals =)
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    Hi Ally! This time last year I was basically in your shoes (sleeved 2nd Feb). My experience has been good so far. I recovered well, took it easy with the transition stages of liquids to puree's to softs etc. Now everything is rather normal. I do have to think a little bit about my serves as sometimes I load up my plate with a bit more than I need (I think this is an bit of an old habit). Needless to say I end up with a lot left over. Using smaller plates is a really good thing here. I physically cannot eat the huge amounts I used to and nor do I desire to. Once I hit the full feeling that i it for me. I am full! I often find myself marvelling (to myself of course) at how others around me can eat so much food in one sitting. The main thing is to enjoy and savour each mouthful of food you eat. This slows you down and helps you to adjust to smaller portions a bit more easily. The portions last a bit longer too so you are not the first one finished at the table. I think I have found the satisfaction of finally having control of the monster that was my inability t control my eating. I do on the very, very odd occaision look at some meals and think "gee that was sooo good I wish I could have a little more". But then after a few minutes I do find that I don't really want to have anymore. There is always the opportunity for utilising a small portion of leftovers for a small meal later or the next day, so all is not lost for leftovers!. I find that I seem to have a preference for healthier foods rather than heavy fatty or greasy foods. Fatty and greasy foods tend to sit heavily and make me feel gross. Salads and lighter foods go down better. I still enjoy the old favourites such as chocolate, but I am pleased to say that a small amount is enough to satisfy me for quite a while! Take each step as it comes and don't be too hard on yourself. You will get good support here if you need feedback.
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    Oh Nessie...don't worry. My hubby has been good post-op...but did not approve pre-op! It is really early days, and we all seem to struggle if you look at the posts. This is a whole new way of living for us. Chin up!
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    Thanks for the great advice ladies. I feel so much better knowing I'm not alone and will give it another go.
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    Apparently the $10 includes the venue hire, wait staff, wine and other drinks.....but not food. $10k is probably the maximum we wanted to spend on the ENTIRE WEDDING. so its definately out for the reception. But I'm thinking we will have the ceremony & photos there because I do love the scenery, and we will find somewhere cheaper to have the reception.
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    No probs were in the same state and I agree every cent is precous and i would gladly help out a felloow bandit...actually I get joy helping anyone I can xxxx please dont be shy closer if you would like me to we can do a trial and if you likey we can sort it all out xx
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    I totally agree we all have different metabolisms and lose at different rates never ever compare your loss to anyone else if you gain more knowledge and eat wiser the kilos will follow at your pace xx
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    Why not try an ap like my fitness pal. I find it really helpful to record what I eat each day and the calories so I don't have a blowout without realizing. You can also record exercise as well. An example of my daily menu is : Breakfast : Home made fresh juice with protein powder or an egg or 40 grams of digestive first cereal Lunch : dinner leftovers, ryvita with cream cheese and salad Dinner : protein with low carb veg or salad Snacks : celery with peanut butter or a mini protein bar - which also helps with chocolate cravings I do eat junk, I had pizza today, but it fis into my daily calorie allowance because I track it.
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    Hi guys just giving you an update, got discharged at 8pm same day so I'm home now in bed so tired but keep waking every half an hour. Got taken into holding area around 10am and waiting half an hour before I was taken in! Woke up in recovery and it was like I was in a dream people talking to me and I was replying but couldn't hear what I was saying back , they were asking about my pain ect , it was all blurry and hard to keep my eyes open, this was prob the worst feeling for me cause u can feel things going on but can't control yourself. That wore off gradually had a pain score of 5/10 so they gave me some morphine and that didn't improve that much so they also gave me se tramadol, I was in recovery for a fair while , I didn't get back to the ward till around 1.30 - 2.30 ish then when I was back they gave me some IV hydration and IV paracetamol. Pain hasn't been to bad since just feels like pressure in my stomach and around my rib cage area, think its the port site that hurts the most. Felt dizzy and nauseous getting up and walking so had two Ondansetron wafers one when I went to toilet and one when I got home after car ride. Because I don't have private health they said I was fine to leave after 6 if I wasn't in to much pain or to nauseous to save myself some money, aneathatist suggest it and preferred to be home in my own bed. They bought me clear fluids and protein drink , jelly, broth, resource drink. Was only able to get the little recovery protein drink down (about 100ml) and four spoons of broth, started feeling nauseous after that. So I'm home now and keep waking up every 30 mins maybe causes I couldn't keep my eyes open all day and now I wanna sleep through I can't lol. They also gave me soluable panadol tablets to take home, pariet for reflux (7 days worth), endone (strong pain relief), stemitil and Ondansetron wafers for nausea. I would recommend getting liquid panadol cause having to drink more than half a cup of fizzy salty panadol at home was a struggle and hospital didn't have liquid to buy. Umm that's it for me, have left my compression stockings on for the night because I haven't walked all that much . Oh forgot they put an arterial line in while I was under to monitor my blood pressure which was a little high when I went in but only from nerves cause when I got out it was about 114/60 my BP has always been fine. Also they removed one stick from one of my wounds not sure why Dr wanted it there , so I only have one dressing on and the rest are covered by this clear glue stuff that eventually washes off . By the way I was banded by Dr Watson at Saint John of god Murdoch. Goodluck to all you guys and thanks for your comments of support :-)) i look forward to seeing how you all go and giving you updates on how things are after banding :-) Elise aka nurse cutie xx
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    I took my son horseriding today. We had a great time. Can't wait to do more fun and adventurous stuff with my boy as I get thinner and healthier (and lighter for the horse!).
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    Thanks guys, well done to u as well Miss Serah, good luck with ur journey
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    Thanks guys I think I am just really scared about my upcoming surgery and all the negatives seem to be in my mind. I hope that everything goes well and these feelings dissipate. Thanks for all the comments, it is actually helping me feel a lot better.
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    Im under Julie Holland and another Julie Holland photography albany western australia, however I dont bring up weight loss surgery, most people Im friends with dont know
  22. 1 point
    No pics of me, I'm usually behind the camera, have plenty of my gorgeous youngest grand daughter Nyree. we spent some time at the beach on Christmas day
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    I've been a bridesmaid 4 times- all very different experiences... 1st wedding- (best friend) family of the bride paid for everything. However they chose everything- down to the ugly canary yellow dress and matching gloves. 2nd wedding- (sister) I paid for everything, had to go with the flow in relation to choice of dress - was given jewellery as a thank you gift. 3rd wedding - (friend) I paid for almost everything- but had a say in everything. Wore shoes I already had. The bride paid for hair & makeup on the day. Given jewellery as a thank you gift. 4th wedding - (Sister) Wore a dress I already owned (ball gown) & chose everything that went with it. Paid for my own hair & make up. No gift!! What I've learned... It's ok to say NO to being a bridesmaid. Brides are NUTS! You can get away with cheep dresses- no one really cares what the bridesmaids have on :-) When I got married I didn't have an official bridesmaid- asked my sister to sign the marriage certificate at the end.... It was easier!!! .
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    I was banded by Blair 18 moths ago. I was 175 kgs now 103.6 kgs. Excellent surgeon and an extremmley nice person Les from Hervey Bay