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  1. 6 points
    I was also a little excited the other night with a NSV.. I actually got out of the shower and the towel wrapped around my whole body and didnt gape at the bottom. Hubby was a little bit disappointed that he no longer gets flashed!! Lol.
  2. 6 points
    hmmm, lap banding is a tool, which we have all heard before, there to help us not so fortunate to lose weight. Ask yourself why you truly wanted to be banded, think about your answer and write it down place it on fridge. Break your old habit of not getting past the 10 kgs come on you can do it :-) Now get back to the doctor and tell him everything you have said on here, he will tell you the best thing for you, if its you need another fill, let him do it, if its time to see a dietician, go see one..... You are a super model, you just can't see it yet.
  3. 5 points
    Hang in there Mary! Try not to get yourself in a spin. Get back to the Prof and talk to him about the issue of being able to eat one day and not the next. No doubt he has come across this issue before and he knows how to fix it. Please try to think of the positives, particularly your weightloss so far. When you say you ate because you wanted to, maybe eating was such a good friend to you in the past that you are mourning it's loss a little. But think of all the new friends you could make - walking in the fresh air, not sweating profusely when it's only 23 degrees, buying clothes in 'normal' shops, meeting and talking with other bandits, having more energy, keeping nasties such as diabetes and heart disease at bay..... there are heaps. Come on girl, please cheer up and get to the Prof.
  4. 5 points
    It is understandable that your priorities change when something like this affects our kids. Just remember that your health and happiness are important too. Your little man will need you to be there for him for the long haul. Your ability to advocate for him will be strengthened if you are feeling healthy and strong. Don't put your own needs too much in the back seat, even if they seem to pale beside the other challenges. All the best to you and your little man.
  5. 5 points
    I see it this way when the weight does not move for a few weeks......the band is not only helping me LOSE weight; it is also stopping me from GAINING weight. Every kg lost, albeit slowly, is probably gone for good. In other words, the weight loss is permanent. I probably lost 200kg over my lifetime but always put it back on again. I am happy knowing this will be the last time
  6. 5 points
    U got that right! Time to drop some tactless hints - like "You bastard, you owe me big time for that ! A nice diamond would just about see you forgiven "
  7. 5 points
    Hi hon, I really believe it does us good to vent so keep doing it, keep writing or blogging or whatever you need to do to get it out. Do whatever you need to do to get through the down days and I so hope that the black mist starts to lift and you will start to feel better very soon. I know from your posts that you are a lovely, caring, intelligent woman and you are so much better than those stupid people that are trying to drag you down to their level at work. Be kind to yourself hon and stay in touch xxx
  8. 4 points
    Sorry everyone no more news for now will check again tomorrow and let you all know. Thanks for caring so much about him.
  9. 4 points
    Just got released from hospital. All went well. thanks for all the support.
  10. 4 points
    Doing Optifast prior to surgery, whilst it will result in weight loss, isn't about that. They get you to do Optifast because it makes your organs shrink, in particular, your liver, which is squished right up against your stomach. It reduces the risk of them needing to convert to open surgery ... and trust me, you DO NOT want open surgery. Getting lapbanded or sleeved means changing the way you eat ... for the rest of your life. It's not a magic wand ... you will still have to work at losing weight, and then maintaining weight, forever. Doing Optifast is a good way to detox and break unhealthy habits. Ask yourself ... if you can't do Optifast for 4 weeks, how on earth will you be able to commit to changing your habits for the rest of your life ? Sorry if I sound harsh, but this is the reality of being lapbanded or sleeved if you want it to work. As for your surgeon wanting you to also see the psychologist, dietician, anaesthetist and get blood tests done ... this is standard and sensible. You're having surgery ... he needs to make sure you're not going to die on the table, and that mentally you're in a good place. The dietician is important as well to make sure you know what and how to eat. Weight loss surgery is definitely a roller coaster ride at times but it'll also change your life for the better. You've gotta roll with the punches and look forward to all the wonderful changes it will make to your life. Take a look at the NSV thread ... it's amazingly inspiring.
  11. 4 points
    I am actually writing this from my hospital bed I was banded yesterday! Feeling a bit sore but overall not too bad
  12. 4 points
    Debbie You made me spit my diet coke when I got to the bit about the stick mags.....cracked me up!!! I met my hubby at 70kgs and he's loved me up to 114kg (120kgs when I was pregnant) and I hope he'll love me all the way down to 65kgs... I worked with a guy years ago who married an overweight virgin... When the boys at the pub were teasing him about her, he said he married her for two reasons. 1. It ensured he didn't get an STD from her; and 2. whilst he was away with work he knew no guy would crack on to her. That guy was a pig and didn't deserve any girl. I met his wife a few years later and she was a lovely woman who was married to a pig of a man. He's a small percentage of men who don't have respect for women full stop.... Our husbands love, respect and support us. They want to see us happy and healthy, its why they have loved us at our 'worst'... Its about time we give them a chance to love us at our best.
  13. 4 points
    WOW - Minijumb - that last line in your Blog really hit home with me. It really is a wonderful opportunity that we've all been given and it would be such a waste to sabotage it. Hope you can banish your depression as I know what it's like trying to deal with that on top of everything else we have happening in our lives. Great to hear that getting back to the gym has helped and buying those skinny clothes should surely put a smile on your face. Good Luck to you:) "Lapbanding is the best opportunity I've ever had to lose weight, I really don't want to waste it." I think I'm going to make that sentence my mantra from now on - might write it out and stick it to the fridge Cheers, Cath
  14. 4 points
    well if this helps you ....... my now 16 year old has given me and some poor old dear lady a memory when he was about 3 1/2........ i was shopping and had him in the trolley as you do .... and i had pulled up to read and compare labels (son is lactose intolerant)... and this poor old Nana with a walking frame bent over to get something off the bottom shelf and her butt was just at the right height for my sweet darling child to stretch his arm and make like he was hand squeezing an orange up her butt crack whilst going hard at his best fart impression noise ( ) ...... i heard a god almighty shriek!!!... and i think both our hearts stopped .... he was smiling like a cat on warm milk ... i burst into tears i was so embarrassed and truly did not know where that come from ..... as parents this is certainly not something that we do so i think saying it comes from parents is a bit harsh sometimes because kids go to kindy/playgroups/ parks-- they watch and learn and mimic from other kids too.....and i didn't know what to say ... and bless her kind heart she says ... well i certainly haven't had any thrills like that in years ... wait till i tell the girls at bingo about my feisty young sugar cookie ..... needless to say i left immediately, i could not do the shopping for months in fear that i would see her again ..... i went straight home ... burst into tears again while ringing my hubby..... embarrassment is an understatement .... we laugh about it now cause i felt like i was in a comedy movie script at the time. so i hope this helps some what ...in time it will all move on. having 4 kids ... youngest is 13 .... i have plenty of these stories .... so brace yourself ....but the one above is a the cake topper in our house also another moment which i didn't know what to say ... i must of somewhere in my travels called my hubby "my old lover" (which since this has become a nickname amongst friends at the time).... and as a rule we have always said to the children that it is bed time or they have to go out side and play or into a room if visiting other people when it come to movies that i felt were above their levels .... and i say .. this is an adult movIe you need to leave the room. (T.v and movies are a pet hate when people let young children watch a scary or violent movie)...... sooooooooooo one day, my hubby has been away working and i am super excited that he is home and we are going to lunch and the movies while the youngest is at kindy for the day (cause this was the first few times we had been childfree).... when we come to pick her up ... the assistant (who thank gawd had been there while with our other children went through the same kindy and knew us) tells us that at morning news Gemilla stands up and says "my mummy is so excited because her old lover got home yesterday and he is taking her out today to watch adult movies" ...... BIGGEST SHAME.... IMAGINE WHAT THE PARENTS THAT STAYED FOR MORNING NEWS THOUGHT!!!!! bless them hey
  15. 4 points
    Sorry Neddy i beg to differ. Just because you have had lap band doesn't mean you can't indulge in sweets and foods you like every now and again. Idoneit just remember we are human, having a slip up every now and again is going to happen and its not the end of the world. Neddy, just my opinion Don't let it get to you:)
  16. 3 points
    Tacos? Quick and easy and everyone can make them how they want them. I grate carrot into the mince at the beginning and you can hardly tell it's there once it's cooked with the sauce, also like adding in chopped mushrooms if I have a couple left and corn.
  17. 3 points
    You are an amazing woman. I wish I was as fit as you, 20 squats and I'm done. I think most of us feel the same way but say nothing. Keep up the good work xxx
  18. 3 points
    It would be a good idea to sort this out as soon as you can - before it gets any worse. You should not let him get away with any snide comment - call him on it. Make sure he knows that you are noticing these things and that they bother you. Not because of what it says about you, but for what it says about him. My other half has had a few moments like this and for a while I ignored them. When i moved here I i didn't know anyone -almost all my mates are his too. When I did start having friends outside his circle or at work, he would get weird about it - blatant insecurity if i ever saw it. Eventually I gave it to him both barrels & told him to suck it up. Doing it in front of some of his mates a couple of times - made it evident that I was serious and he was embarrassed (he knew he was being an idiot). I think accountability for what you say and do is important. Maybe because you/he don't know many people makes that difficult. It may be that he feels he no control over things at work. He is unhappy and - misery loves company. Some people find it very hard when they are having bad days, to celebrate others good days. By bringing you down, he feels he is not alone in his unhappiness. You might try asking him - calmly - next time drops a snide comment like fatty, to stop it. Tell him that you don't find it funny or endearing and in fact, you know he is not doing it to make you feel better about yourself. But also tell him that no matter what he says, you are proud of yourself, you will eat the way the surgeon has directed, and that the only person that controls your weight loss and health is you. Likewise - tell him there is only so much you can do to help him. He is the one that is responsible for his own happiness - so if he is unhappy - then only he can do something about it. Tell him spiralling into a drunken, abusive **** is not an option. Can he look for another job - one where he might be happier? Is there anything he change at work? You know him best and you are the one that has to live with him - so only you know what will work. Its a difficult time when people you love get the nasties. And adding booze to the mix only makes it messy. i enjoy a drink now and again when I have had a crap day and feel sorry for myself. Fortunately I have been enough places and seen enough of the world to know that no matter how crap I feel or how bad things are going - they are nothing compared to what some other people have to go through. So keep your chin up. Meet up with some bandits - its not good to be isolated and feel like you are on your own in all this. It a good idea to reach out and get some help - or just support. Good luck
  19. 3 points
    I remember as a teenager getting really big, i had never been really skinny, but in my teens i became obese. I saw a gp about something with my mum and the gp actually bought up my weight. Despite being in my mid teens at time i don't remember huge amounts about the experience because it wasn't a negative one. The gp focussed on educating my mum on healthy eating choices, after all she was the one that fed me and bought all the food. I remember at one of the followup appointments where i had lost weight the gp gave me one of her drug company pens as a reward, she told me he always liked to give a reward to her patients that had followed through and lost weight, the pen just happened to be all she had, but you know what, i used that pen everyday, for a time it was one of my most prized possessions, until i unfortunately lost it. These are the sorts of experiences kids should have relating to their weight. With a gp, privately (with a parent), that involves parental education. Not a situation at school that is likely to result in ridicule from peers. I was gobsmacked when i heard this suggestion on the radio the other day, and the fact that it came from an obesity expert. How is having a negative impact on a childs self esteem in any way going to help heir weight?
  20. 3 points
    Im sitting down now, i think i was probably over-doing it trying to make dinner for my son and hubby. Hubby kicked me out of the kitchen and took over. Just sipping away on my up'n'go
  21. 3 points
    Ohh eze I feel you completely. I feel I have hid inside this body, wrapped it around me like a shell. A barrier between me and everyone else. It will all be fine, those feelings, emotions and needs/wants were all there with the weight, we just didn't have to or want to deal with them. Im sure you will kick them in the butt and start slowly to feel more confident in yourself and your surroundings. I too thought OMG when I was a teenager I had alot of attention and got into a lot of trouble with the opposite sex, will that happen again....blahblah Im married and happy how will it effect my relationship. To be honest Im the same person just minus 40 kilos. Life really didnt change that much for me except I can do more, have more energy and I love my life with my husband and kids so much more. You will come out the other end of all this stress, just maybe write to let it out or find a new coping mechanism like exercise xD I know its hard, but Im sure your 1 tough lady and it will all be worth it I promise.
  22. 3 points
    Fat mind is a b*tch. I think back to when I was 18 and weighed 70kgs and was a size 12/14. I thought I was so fat compared to all my friends who were 8/10s. Now I'd be extremely happy to be that small again and am old enough now to appreciate it. You are doing a fabulous job to have kept the weight off and not gain
  23. 3 points
    I have had weight problems all of my life too Cath.Even though with a BMI in the mid 30s, we do not have some of the super/morbid obesity issues faced by some of our friends on this forum, it is still a problem, especaiily when it yo-yos by about 25 kg every few years. I was one of the original patients at CBS. I was baned in 1997 when my 'top weight' was 97 kg (I am 160 cm tall). I spent all of 1998 with the mindset that I wanted to be fit and well and strong mentally, physically and emotionally. By the end of 1998 I was 61 kg and ran in the Mountain to Surf run at the back of Lorne (held on the Friday night before the Pier to Pub swim). I finished in the top 10% for women in my (over40) age group. I currently weigh around 64 kg and have worn mostly size 12 clothes since 1998. I love my band and I cannot speak highly enough of all of the people at CBS. More power to you Cath!! Soph
  24. 3 points
    Oh Kylie I can't believe you feel this way! I quietly watch your success from the wings and look at your results with the greenest of eyes! You've done SO well on your journey so far, and sometimes our bodies (and heads) just need to catch up. I was banded on 7th Nov and have had no where near the sucess you have, you are doing really really well! I'll bet even the slip ups you have had are nothing compared to days of old. I'm sure I'm not the only one here you've inspired, please don't feel down!! xx
  25. 3 points
    Got a new treadmill it's in the dining room in a big box! Love my hubby!!!