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    Christmas Challange

    There I have said it - the dreaded "C" word. My brother rang me last night and said that he was coming over from the UK for Christmas. I haven't seen him since Christmas 2012 and since then he got a lapband in Feb 2013 and has lost 51 kg and got to goal weight. I got my lapband in Sept 2013 and have so far lost 39.2 kg with another 8.8 to go to get to goal. So my challenge is to get as close to goal weight as I can for when he flies in on 21st December (16 weeks today). To be at goal would be fantastic but I know that these last kgs are going to be the hardest! It hasn't started well as I weighed in at 86.6 this morning up from 83.8 after celebrating my daughter's 18th a little too well. Anyway it is opti for me for at least a week. You are welcome to join me and any help, advice and kicking my butt will be gratefully received
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    80.8 kg this morning, down 1.5 kg. Just 1 kg to 90% to goal weight and only 900 g to get into the 70's
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    Having some trouble

    I had the same thing happen after my second fill. I was sitting on 4ml after the first fill and then had 1.5ml in on the second one. I couldn't eat or drink and ended up in hospital overnight with dehydration and on a drip. At the hospital they took out 2.5ml so that I could recover. Went back to see the surgeon a week later and he put back 2ml which took me back up to 5ml. Turns out that extra 0.5ml was just a step too far, but I was absolutely fine with 5ml in my band. I would recommend definitely talking to your surgeon, I wouldn't want anyone else going through the experience I had.
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    The Wait Plate

    My dietician advised getting this plate http://www.greatideas.net.au/diet-plate . I got the plate and bowl and use them every day - wouldn't be without them
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    Dietician

    I wasn't required to have any psychological assessment prior to surgery. I did have to see a dietician for 1 appointment before surgery and another appointment after surgery. I am also booked in to see them again in December as I am getting much closer to goal weight. I have made this appointment off my own back so that I can get some advice on maintaining my weight loss into the future.
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    I am so willing you on - when you get there (and you will) it is such a fantastic feeling. But don't forget you have already lost 56 kg that is an amazing achievement, especially as you have done it in just over a year x x x
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    Christmas Challange

    Wow 10 kg that is fantastic - I am so pleased for you. Just think of all those pretty dresses
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    Christmas Challange

    So pleased for your scoots, I am so glad everything is back on track again
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    Christmas Challange

    Small chunks is definitely the way to go. I have always set myself small goals along the way. It could be to get to the next 5 kg, next weight loss band or BMI target. At the moment I am concentrating on getting to 79.8 kg (a further loss of 1.9 kg), then I will be at 90% to goal weight.
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    Christmas Challange

    How are you going BeeBop, have you had surgery yet? Congratulations on starting your exercise regime amy_agatha, I wish I could find the motivation to exercise. My weight is coming off slowly - weighed in at 81.7 kg this morning, so 6.7 kg to get to goal. I still have a chance of getting there by Christmas but if I don't so be it.
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    Do people notice you've lost weight???

    Some people do notice and are quite vocal about it, others haven't mentioned it at all. I did have someone say that they didn't like to ask in case I had been ill and this was the cause of my weight loss.
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    is it too early to start a September post ?

    I cannot believe that I missed my 12 month anniversary - I think my band is just part of my normal life now. I can't even remember what I weighed on the 20th September but today I have weighed in at 82.3 kg, so a total loss of 40.7 kg and my BMI is down from 44.6 to 29.9. Having a band was the best decision I ever made - I don't always like it but I never regret it
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Down 1.5 kg since last weigh in (which has been weeks). But at 82.3 kg this means that I have lost over 40 kg and am now down in the "overweight" range. I am doing a little happy dance at the moment
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    Christmas Challange

    So the first week out of 16 done and this morning I am 83.3 so down 3.3 kg. It's amazing what a week on opti will do. Now to keep the momentum going as I am now just 8.3 kg from goal weight. Glad to have you on board BeeBop. When do you start your pre-op diet? I am toying with doing Opti for at least another couple more days. You got me thinking about dresses - I can only ever remember wearing 2 dresses. One when I was 9 for my Gran's birthday and the other was my wedding dress 21 years ago. I think I may have to look at some summer dresses this year . . . . . . . .
  15. Brilliant topic tishtish, will be really interested in the ideas. As at this morning I have got 8.5 kg so I need to start thinking about that very special day too.
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Up 200 g to 84.0 today but considering I was 86.6 on Monday morning this is a minor miracle. I think I celebrated my daughter's 18th a little too well last weekend!! It is amazing what 4 days of Opti can achieve. So 9.0 kg to goal weight - onwards and downwards . . . . . . . . . . .
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    Self portrait (pen on old envelope, 2014)

    Wow you have drawn me the way I was in Sept 2013 (except that my boobs were so much bigger than that). LOL To have WLS was the best decision and I hope that you feel exactly the same way that I do after your surgery. Wishing you all the best in your journey x
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    is it too early to start a September post ?

    Way to go HaysieJo you are doing so well. 53.3 Kg is such a huge achievement. So close to double figures - I am willing you on I am looking forward to checking in on my 1 year Bandiversary on the 20th. Would love to hear more from our fellow Sept 2013 bandits x x x
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Sorry forgot to post yesterday - stayed the same this week at 83.8. Onwards and downwards . . . . . . .
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    is it too early to start a September post ?

    So we are all getting close to our 1 year anniversary's - are we going to have a reunion in here next month? Hope everyone is travelling well
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I tried on a size 16 fitted shirt yesterday and it fit - so excited. I have not been in a size 16 top for over 25 years
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    83.8 down 1.3 kg this week. Made my goal of 80% to goal weight and now into single figures to get to goal - whoo hoo. Now to lose another 1.4 kg to get my BMI less than 30 and so be only overweight and no longer obese
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    I'm back after a bit of a worrying health scare. My head seems to be in a very good place for weight loss and am pleased to say that I am down 1.0 kg since I last posted. Only 300 g to go to get to 80% weight loss target and I am now only 10.2 kg from goal. I am committed to posting here every Friday, so if you don't see me you have my permission to kick me up the butt!!
  24. I am with Bupa and they still do cover lap bands - but I have had to increase my cover to remain covered.
  25. 10.2 kg for me. But I cannot stress enough we are all different. If I start comparing myself to others I find I sabotage myself because I don't think I am doing good enough. I then eat more or the wrong things.
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