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  1. 3 points
    Amazing effort @Boganlicious just wonderful xxx I’m 1.8kgs away from goal. Total loss has been just under 38kgs. It’s been a slow crawl to the finish line but I too am at the point where I’m happy where I am For me, this operation was about my Kidney Health more so than weight loss and whilst I still have chronic kidney disease, the side effects are much more manageable now. I’m now a size 12-14 which on my 172cm frame looks great. I just had my 6 month surgeversary this week and couldn’t be happier. I’m still loosing weight just slowly and I’m sure I’ll get to my goal weight before Christmas which was my goal.
  2. 3 points
    Just wanted to update I'm 200 grams away from losing 50kgs. That's an entire person! I'm down to 68.3kgs as posted in weigh in Wednesday and couldn't be happier. My little boy recently turned 1 (how time flies) and I'm so happy with the photos taken at his party. I didn't have anything to pick apart except my weird facial expression in one of them but I had a good laugh about it. I was 6 months post op on the 17th November. Would love to get down to 55kgs but will see what happens and how I'm feeling. The best part is even though I'm not at goal weight and haven't had my plastic surgery yet I'm just so happy with how I look and for the most part feel comfortable in my skin. My husband is thrilled too. I can't keep his hands off me and of course not just the physical changes that he's attracted to but he loves that I'm happy and confident. How are all the other May people going?
  3. 3 points
    I have now lost 46kgs. I'm 72.1kgs. Feeling pleased.
  4. 3 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'm booked in for a gastroscopy next Wednesday with a Gastroenterologist. Will weigh in that am!
  7. 2 points
    I weighed myself yesterday and am 66.4kgs. So close to my goal now and my rings need to be resized again. I'm down to a size 10 - 12.
  8. 2 points
    68.3kgs. I made it to the 60s!
  9. 2 points
    Thanks @denzel! i have seen your pics, the transformation is amazing! ive suggested the idea of a tummy tuck/breast lift to my DH a number of times, saying I’d go on a holiday to Thailand... but he is not so keen. I’m keen to see how everything evens out after I get to my goal weight (10-13kgs away!!) and if my skin bounces back at all. My tum apron and boobs are a lost cause, although they can be ‘tucked’ away under clothing! And for those playing at home- I’m psyched to say I tried on size 16 dresses at fancy shops on the weekend and THEY FIT!!! So exited!
  10. 2 points
    Hi Laonie, Here’s my story. 15 months ago I had 123kgs on a teeny tiny 5’2” frame and was a size 20-22. I had high blood pressure, PCOS and was pre diabetic. I had issues with knees and could barely get through the day without my legs aching. Everything was an effort and I was always exhausted. So I signed up for the surgery, followed the surgeon’s orders to the letter and cried on the way to the hospital (I was scared). But it was the best decision I ever made. I followed the instructions of my surgeon 100% and got amazing results because of that. At the 12 month mark I had lost 55kgs and was a size 10. I love clothes shopping and dressing up. I have heaps more energy and my medical issues are a thing of the past now. I’m happier and healthier then I ever remember being and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who was thinking about it. It has honestly changed my life.
  11. 2 points
    I have loose flesh bulging out of my bra under my arms . I could do with an upper body lift. I have already had a "360" (abdominoplasty + belt lipectomy) and arm lifts. I need thigh lifts as the flesh "tsunamis" around when I am walking - and I am a fast walker - which is uncomfortable. But I need a good win on the Lotto to get this done. I would also like to have a breast lift, but this is lower in priority than my thighs. At my heaviest I had a BMI of 35.X, and at my post-sleeve/gastric infection lightest a BMI of 17.X. So a drop of 18 BMI. If you want to read about my plastic reconstructive surgery check out my blog. Please be warned - it contains graphic pics.
  12. 2 points
    Yes it includes 3 weeks pre Optifast. I get most of my exercise at work climbing stairs and I do minimum 10000 steps. I drink protein water. I have only just started thinking about exercise. I went for my first run last week and was pleased with how far I could jog non stop. I also did some hand weights. I had a body scan today and was pleased with my muscle mass and body fat percentage. Body fat 30.3% and the target range for females it said 20 - 30%. I'm 72.1kgs at home. I was 73kgs there. Visceral fat was in acceptable range. I still want to reduce it further. Im hoping to get to 55kgs but also build muscle. I don't want to be skinny fat.
  13. 2 points
    Six month surgiversary today! Start weight: 134.9 current weight: 89.2 total weight loss (6 months since surgery plus 2 weeks Opti) 45.7kg had my 6month catch up with surgeon a couple of weeks ago, all my bloods are fantastic. From a health point of view, I can be ‘done’ with losing weight, but I think I’ve still got another 10 to 15 to go. Feeling so good!
  14. 2 points
    I haven't been on this site for many years. I was banded in 2012. I have always been overweight and a yo yo dieter. I ballooned out to 104kgs which was my max ever weight when I was banded and lost over 20 kgs in first 6 mths. I then plateaued for ages and didn't lose any more weight. Slowly slowly my bad habits crept in and over the years, I have regained and lost weight. Maxing at 95kgs and not being able to get under 82 kgs despite a goal of between 68-73kgs. I have been exercising on and off for the past 3 years. This year I maxed out again to 97kgs and started exercising again. But haven't been able to get eating right so keep losing and gaining the same 4 kgs which is frustrating. So frustrating I feel I need my brain banded. I thought the band would be the magic bullet - but it wasnt/isnt. It doesn't help that I am a secret bander so don't have any one that keeps me accountable. My hubby has given up on my WL efforts. He loves eating which doesn't help, so he is also my enabler rather than motivator. I remember this was a really helpful forum so thought I would reconnect and start again in the hopes it keeps me accountable and I can get on top of and manage my habits.
  15. 2 points
    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.
  16. 2 points
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you. I have a Bulk billed doctor in Penrith.
  17. 2 points
    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.
  18. 1 point
    It can be tough! Two weeks of just shakes can be dull. Check out opticook for some great pre-op friendly recipes!
  19. 1 point
    From Monday (I had a GP appointment and knew that she would want to know what I weighed) , down 540 gm to 48.6 kg, body fat % 23.8, hydration 51.4 %, BMI 20.6 She doesn't want me to lose anymore weight, she says that I am at the lower end of a healthy BMI - I don't think that she knows that the lower end has dropped to a BMI of 18.5 - but I'd like to get back to my "happy weight" of 46-47 kg.
  20. 1 point
    69.3kgs. I had surgery Sunday for a female problem. I'm ok just sore and really tired. I'll be honest I've been eating comfort food, time to knuckle down.
  21. 1 point
    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?
  22. 1 point
    Yes! I have that wrinkly bit there too! I'm planning a lot of plastic surgery in 2 stages. 360 body lift, breast work, arm reduction, thigh lift with lipo.
  23. 1 point
    6 months and 46kgs but is that including pre op weight loss? Still that's great roughly 8kgs a month. Definitely can't complain.. What's your routine like in terms of exercise and diet do you still take protein shakes. Tnx
  24. 1 point
    Hello, Is there anyone still on here who was part of the original November 2012 bandit group? I have not logged on for a few years and couldn't find the group anymore? Just wondered how everyone was going after nearly 6yrs with the band. I have just re-visited a post I put up in September 2013 when we were approaching the 1yr band anniversary and I was really excited at getting my gold bangle. I did it I got down to 79kgs and was sooooooo happy, little did I know at the time I also had Pneumonia which was speeding up my weight loss. Once over that and a bronchial wash the weight started to creep back on. I then had a marriage breakdown which contributed to the weightless and a shoulder injury resulting in little or no exercise. Fast forward to today and I am now 90kg. I peaked at 95kg (19kg below my heaviest) and then took myself in check. I have been doing lite and easy for around 3 months - having Optifast for breakfast a meal in a bowl (lite n easy) for lunch and a lite meal (lite n easy) for dinner. I lost 5kg and then started to snack between meals and yo-yo started again, put 2 kg back on and have now lost it again. I am unable to go to the gym anymore due to the ongoing shoulder injury. I do walk roughly 8000-10000 steps 5 out of 7 days a week. I am stuck really. It's 11 weeks to Christmas I want to get back to 84kg before then which I feel is achievable - 6 kg in 11 weeks but how? Do I continue with lite and easy which is getting bit boring now and possibly causing me to snack for variety OR start doing Optifast 2 meals a day with a small dinner or something else. I feel I just need a kick start and once I break back into the 80's kg I can keep going I think. Would love some advice - I have the portion bowl and plate but given I am doing lite n easy its all calorie counted anyway. I reckon I am having around 800-1000 calories per day which according to google is probably about right for a banded person - though happy to be corrected on that. How many calories are we supposed to be eating. I feel I am in the green zone eating healthy, smaller plates, smaller cutlery etc but its not working anymore. Should I be considering this 5 day reset pouch program perhaps? Help!
  25. 1 point
    Hi Fandangle and Mouse-mum. I'm also an October sleever, although a week after both of you- 16th October. Also feeling nervous and excited! I have had a few too many "last" tim-tams, but am trying to think of the surgery not as future deprivation but a fabulous tool to reduce hunger and stomach capacity and help me on the way to healthy, sensible eating and a healthier relationship with food. I am just about to start the pre-op Optifast. Best wishes to you both :-)
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