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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.
  5. 2 points
    There will be nothing left of you!! But you are going so well, whoo hoo!! I’m pleased to say I just tipped over 50kgs off, and I’m now at my surgeons goal weight. I’ve got another 7 to go to make a BMI of 25. I’m aiming to get at least 5 of the 7 gone by April.
  6. 2 points
    I'm down 52.1kgs and I have 11kgs to get to my goal weight. I'm wearing size 11 jeans and I'm 6kgs off weighing what I did when I first met my hubby. Life is good. I'm wearing things and shopping at places I never would have thought of before.
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  8. 2 points
    I'm booked in for a gastroscopy next Wednesday with a Gastroenterologist. Will weigh in that am!
  9. 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.
  10. 2 points
    68.3kgs. I made it to the 60s!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 2 points
    Whereabouts in Sydney are you. I have a Bulk billed doctor in Penrith.
  19. 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.
  20. 1 point
    I had the gastric sleeve done in 2013. Exactly one year later I hit my lowest weight, the honeymoon was over. STATS:- Highest weight 117kg 2010 2013- I was 109kg on the day of surgery a year later I was 74kg. Total loss 35kg. 2018 - I was 90kg on the day of surgery. Gain of 16kg and climbing. Actually on the day I went in to see the surgeon I was 88kg. I explained to him I had maintained around 77kg-80kg for the past 4 years. I could feel myself losing control, I could eat nearly a whole scotch fillet steak! My surgeon said he would rather that I did just eat a whole steak, but after a ct scan we could both see my sleeve had been significantly stretched. More than twice the size of the original size 38 French Bougie. He said he could put maybe 5 bougies in my pouch now. Psychologically and now physically I knew that I was on the slippery slope to gaining it all back on. I told my surgeon I was ashamed of myself, that extra bite, the wine, etc. He said not to be, that I hadn't gained it all back on and my stomach was still smaller than a normal sized stomach. I had gained 16kgs though and I could feel it, the pockets on my hips, my thighs rubbing again and that euphoric feeling of clothes fitting and even being loose was gone. He offered a gastric bypass. This put me in a spin! A decision, research, worry. I decided on a resleeve. You can ask me why but really it is a personal decision my research and experience made me go with the resleeve, others choose the bypass. I didnt have to do shakes before the surgery and I gained 2 kgs in the 4 weeks before the operation. I did indulge in really good food. It was funny though because I knew I could have those foods again, I had to keep telling myself that, there is no deprivation with the sleeve just moderation, but I ate, mostly thick toast with butter and I had KFC twice - I knew you would want to know :) So now I am in the first 6 days after being resleeved, the fluids only stage. I came out of hospital Day 4 weighed myself and had gained 1.2kg! Fluid more than likely. Day 6 I have lost 3 kg, fluid again, but its a loss and Im under 90kg again! Never will I be 100kg again. Things Ive learned about the sleeve: 1. You can stretch the sleeve 2. The pouch reset does not work 3. Heartbreak works, I lost 17kg last year because I couldn't eat, proved I could still lose weight. 4. That extra bite counts. If you are full and have that extra bite you are risking stretching. 5. Dont drink with meals. I did all the time, never thought about it. It was washing the food down making room for more. (Thats only after it stretched definitely not in the first few years) 6. Eat your protein first and make it the best piece of protein you can buy, you're worth it. 7. Losing weight is the best feeling, wearing nice clothes is wonderful, getting compliments so exciting, being able to be more active doing yoga, walking the exercise you like to do. These have to outweigh the taste of that pizza. 8. You do not have to exercise to lose weight. It is what you put in your mouth that will determine your weight loss. Do not stress about the gym, do not feel guilty about not exercising. Do it because you enjoy it. At first I walked, I could feel things tightening but I did not lose weight from exercising, I did lose centimetres and gained muscle centimetres though. I do a lot of yoga now, I started year 3 out of sleeving. At first I couldnt lie flat on my back, now I can do the splits at 54 yrs old! 9. THE SLEEVE IS A TOOL it really is. You can sabotage it, outwit it and abuse it and the recourse is that you will gain weight and lose control of your eating....experience talking here. 10. It is the best thing I ever did for myself. It changed my life, my confidence levels....it did not change my psychology. I still think Im size 24, I still want to eat a cream donut, I still use food for comfort, reward, recreation, companionship. 11. The sleeve is not the easy way out, we that have gone down this path know that but it is a miracle tool for us to use. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (Wayne Dyer) I know I could look at my resleeve as a failure but I choose to look at it differently. There are so many positive lessons I learned about myself and the sleeve in the past 5 years, I hope by sharing some of my experience it will help someone else out there.
  21. 1 point
    I have a mini bypass, several years post band. Couldn't be happier. I started optifast on August 1st, bypass on the 15th, have lost 37 kgs. I just eat normal food in small amounts, I'm not eating much processed food and nothing overly sweet. So much better than the band. Make the first 6 months work for you, as apparently it slows down after that.
  22. 1 point
    Zaruse I can eat toasted sandwich thins, have you tried them? I don't eat much bread, and haven't pushed my luck on lots of sugar yet. Cheese is fine for me, I've had 3 or 4 hot chips and half a cheeseburger with no ill effects but that's the naughtiest I've been!
  23. 1 point
    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!
  24. 1 point
    @Mouse-mum remember it is major surgery don't push yourself. I was a fat fit person, that makes sense, but slowly went back to my exercise program. It took about a month. I started losing 2kgs a week. The slower the better. Once you add more fitness into your routine the weight will come off as long as you are doing the right thing. @KAZBAA be patient everyone is different. There were times when I plateaued even when I was doing everything I was supposed to do but I kept at it. My start weight was 81.4. I weighed myself today I am 58.3.
  25. 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.