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About JoMac

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    Veteran Bandit
  • Birthday 01/17/1964

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    Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    12+ Months Post-Op
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  1. Banded 1 Year Today!!!!  Happy  Bandiversary to me:rolleyes: love my band!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Angel Butterfly
    2. denzel



      Now how about some before and after photos?? :)

  2. LIFE IS GREAT!!!! í ½í¸í ½í¸í ½í¸í ½í¸í ½í¸

  3. JoMac

    Almost 12 Months A Bandit!!!

    Well here I am and where have I been??? Great question!?!? Life has somehow taken hold again leaving me with little to none down time!! So i am now 45kgs light than this time last year!!! YAY!! Thought it would be more but I will take that!! I am according to him and I quote a " model patient who has taken to life as a bandit like a duck to water"!!! Still a work in progress but getting there. Only had one fill in past 8 months i havent needed it and had no issues with my band , I still love it !!! Surgeon happy so I am happy 😍😍 Now back at work ( I am a Property Manager) and that has taken some adjusting being back, I no longer have the luxury to exercise everyday whenever I want and now that it is winter exercise is almost nothing, and weight loss has slowed right down.....BUT life is still bloody great!! I am feeling a million bucks, and its nice to be back at work and have people stop in their tracks to make a comment on my weight loss!!! Pariticipated in the Westpac Helicpoter Rescue Coastal Walk last Sunday. 14kms along the coast walking on the beach, headland, rocks, bush tracks and up bloody cliffs and absolutely loved it and so proud of myself for not only doing it but finishing it!!! And what a bizarre feeling actually liking mysellf for the first time in my life!!! Anyway I hope you are all well and life is treating you kindly. Love and hugs from me to you !! Xoxoxoxox
  4. 🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS🎄 I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. I certainly did and also ate way too much pavlova.... And possible also had more today but also went for a huge walk this arvo and no more for me, I have left it to the rest of the crowd here and back on track for me!!!

    1. Angel Butterfly

      Angel Butterfly

      Awww Merry Christmas Jo!! xoxoxox So nice to hear from you..and yes pavlova found it's way to my tummy too and it was fabulous!! :D

  5. JoMac

    My 2014

    Merry Christmas and a huge THANK YOU for your love, support, honesty and laughs since I joined this amazing website, may we all roll into 2015 as "losers"!!!! Lol xxx
  6. JoMac

    30Kilos GONE!!

    Thanks for the high five Carislb!!
  7. JoMac

    30Kilos GONE!!

    My dietican is well a little "special"!!! Shall we say Tish!! She is ok but still wants me to eat more and not have any smoothies etc, so I just listen, smile and nod now!! As the smoothies etc are working for me so shall be continuing them. She also told me I have lost to much weight in the past 5 months but Pfttt to that!! And the woman is a natural born skinny bitch, you know the ones that can eat everything and anything and still be stick thin!!
  8. JoMac

    30Kilos GONE!!

    Happy to indulge in some Pav for you AB :-) and OMG I love Passionfruit as well, I would eat anything covered in Passionfruit!! Lol
  9. JoMac

    30Kilos GONE!!

    Well here I am on my 5 month + 5 days Bandiversary and just realised that I havent written anything down for a month or 2 and I really want to begin doing that again so I can look back on those days that I dont feel so motivated and see that yeah I am doing ok!! 30 kilos are now gone and HOLY SHIT!! I still can't believe I have lost that much, I still have a way to go and I hope that I get there. Yes I have crappy days and yes I think I should have lost more weight 5 months down the track, but I am losing weight so I need to focus on that!! Havent had a fill since late September and have had a few stuck moments and find that I will have a times where my band seems to tighten right up for a day or 2 but then all is good again! And Yes I do get the shits if I can eat something one meal no problem, but next time its a no go!! My darling daughters bought me a fitbit which I love and we have fun challenging each other over the weekends or to see who is doing more steps each day and YAY!! This old girl actually beats them some weeks... LOL I walk 5 days a week and try to squeeze a 3 klm bike ride in a couple of afternoons a week if I can. Then there is the hour of boxing, and now its warmed up I am in the pool a couple of times a week with the grandkids and the odd game of tennis thrown in so pretty active which I am loving. I have had a couple of weeks where I only walked a few times each week totally lost my motivation but am back on track now...thank god!!! My diet is pretty good, still working out the carb/protein balance but getting there and although the dietican reads me the riot act I find that smoothies work best for me so I tend to have a cup of tea for "breakfast" then a smoothie mid morning! Cruskits with various things on them for lunch unless I am babysitting the grandkids so then its another smoothie and dinner is chicken or fish with vegies, salad just doesnt work for me since being banded so I dont bother!! My green smoothies which I got from the gorgeous TishTish here are just heaven and are full of fruit and vegetables and protein powder!! I'am counting down for Christmas day for the Pavlova!! Pretty sure its all I will eat that day and Merry Christmas to me!! :-) We are off camping for a week in January which I know is going to be a challenge as we usually have loads of BBQs, nibblies, choc, wine etc etc etc etc but as I am TRYING to not indulge in any of the yummies (other than Chrissy Day!) I hope it will be ok. ANYWAY, all in all life is still great, havent been this happy for years and love checking into this site almost everyday to see how my banded family are doing :-) BIG LOVE TO ALL XOXOXOX
  10. JoMac

    OMG... Eating like I'll never eat again... Help

    Your not alone!!! I too ate way too much before starting my Optifast! God almighty I ate enough for 50 bloody people, couldnt help myself had to eat all the foods I could never have again sort of like a little funeral for them all if you like!!! So friggin ridiculous but we all do it!! Don't stress just try to prepare yourself for the optifast stage and dorm there it is so worth it!! Good luck xxxx
  11. JoMac

    Green Smoothies

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing :-) I made my first green smoothie yesterday after reading your post and loved it!! Ihave been struggling big time with getting enough fibre and vitamins and these are perfect!! Xxx
  12. JoMac

    Food Cravings @ the Weekly Shop

    Oh AB I am so going to try that at the next grocery shop!!! I have been struggling the past couple of weeks with the shopping, so I am hopeful this will help!! I seem to have reverted back to old habits and come home with a load of crap I don't/shouldn't have!! Xx
  13. JoMac

    ✿ 6 Months A Bandit ✿

    You look amazing and congratulations on your 6 month anniversary!!! xx
  14. JoMac

    With a Yoga Mat Slung Over My Shoulder

    I had the biggest smile on my face reading this, thanks for sharing,I can feel how happy you are xxx
  15. HAPPY DAYS!!! Played tennis this morning, first time in years!! Had a f#*&ing ball!!! Running around the court and playing 😃LOVE MY BAND!!â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸

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    2. Angel Butterfly
    3. duckie


      I'll be there soon......

    4. JoMac


      Thanks ladies, feeling rather good about myself which is. Whole new world for me!!