denzel

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About denzel

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    Sleeved 02.02.15
  • Birthday 05/22/1963

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Perth
  • Interests travel, exploring, flora, fauna, naturalist (not to be confused in anyway with naturist!),land care, outdoors, health, medical, reading, animals - pets, specifically greyhounds, parrots and cockatoos, positive reinforcement training, former scuba diver and belly dancer, socialising
  • Band/Sleeve Status Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    I'm up 500 gm this week, so about 47.5 kg.  Body fat % 22.2%.
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  2. denzel added a post in a topic: Loose skin removal - surgeons, what you've had removed and cost?   

    Here's the link to my blog   http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/blogs/entry/2504-my-reconstructive-surgery-journal/
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  3. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    G'day!
    @Millymollymandy - Welcome home! AND you lost weight while you were on your cruise!  That's extraordinary!  Congratulations on your new BMI - WELL DONE!!
    I'm up 500 gm this week, so about 47.5 kg.  Body fat % 22.2%.
     
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  4. denzel added a post in a topic: Overweight and happy   

    @Millymollymandy Congratulations!!!!
    Very, very well done!
    (and welcome home!).
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  5. denzel added a post in a topic: Non Scale Victories (NSVs)   

    lol! 
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  6. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    I am a day late for reporting in as my modem suffered a terminal accident a couple of days ago, necessitating in me having to buy a new Telstra one.
    Since last weigh in 1 1/2 weeks ago, I have gained 362 gm.  I am still not getting my knickers in a twist about the gains in the last couple of weigh-ins. I now weigh 46.99 kg, body fat 22%, BMI 19.9; and waist-to-height ratio well within healthy limits.  In fact my GP would be pleased!  And my Dietitican set for me the goal of 53 kg +/- 3 kg.  So I am still under.
    It could just be fluid fluctuations.  Homeostasis.
    Or it could be too much cheese (this is my addiction), and too much alcohol.  However, if the trend keeps going upwards, then I need to evaluate what I am doing, set new goals and objectives, evaluate results, and adjust accordingly. 
    I recognise that just because I have had a gastric sleeve, there is n place for complacency.  It is just a 'tool'.  It is up to me to use it wisely.
     
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  7. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    G'day!
    @soul sister - well done!  It appears that you weight has stabilised - i.e. a little gain here, a loss there. Are you happy with where you are now? You appear to be at target weight  
    @Millymollymandy - we are thinking of you!  We are hoping that you are enjoying every moment!   I went to China back in 2013.  I enjoyed every second. It was, for me, just mind-blowing to experience the culture going back for aeons.  And I enjoyed all the food I ate (except for some river fish, and some weird soup).  This was prior-to gastric sleeve, and I stuck to low-carb.  I put on minimal weight in those three weeks, but stuck to low carb eating, slept poorly, h   (I have NO idea at how you are coping with the food on the cruise.  For me, so much temptation )  
    @soul sister and @Millymollymandy I haven't picked up the studio photography pics yet of me and Mr Handsome.  But when I do, I shall scan them, along with a pic of me back in 2002  before  when I went low carb - but not enough fat to curb hunger, hence numerous times since then weight gain *sigh*.
    I am a day late for reporting in as my modem suffered a terminal accident a couple of days ago, necessitating in me having to buy a new Telstra one.
    Since last weigh in 1 1/2 weeks ago, I have gained 362 gm.  I am still not getting my knickers in a twist about the gains in the last couple of weigh-ins. I now weigh 46.99 kg, body fat 22%, BMI 19.9; and waist-to-height ratio well within healthy limits.  In fact my GP would be pleased!  And my Dietitican set for me the goal of 53 kg +/- 3 kg.  So I am still under.
    It could just be fluid fluctuations.  Homeostasis.
    Or it could be too much cheese (this is my addiction), and too much alcohol.  However, if the trend keeps going upwards, then I need to evaluate what I am doing, set new goals and objectives, evaluate results, and adjust accordingly. 
    I recognise that just because I have had a gastric sleeve, there is n place for complacency.  It is just a 'tool'.  It is up to me to use it wisely.
     
     
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  8. denzel added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=news/112663/banded-sleeve-gastrectomy-vs-sleeve-gastrectomy 
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  9. denzel added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    Research going on throughout the world:
    http://www.bariatricnews.net/?q=taxonomy/term/1083 
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  10. denzel added a post in a topic: Minimizer Ring for Sleeve   

    Wow!  I am sorry that you have had problems and am having to undergo another op  
    I've been so lucky  with my gastric sleeve and MiniMizer, I've had no problems.  I was sleeved 2nd Feb 2015, so nearly 2 1/2 years ago. Interestingly my "sleeve sista" didn't have a MiniMizer but has been plagued by issues with reflux and small intake.
    I have lost more than 100% of my excess weight, and I am very happy with the way I look now as compared to before.  I have small intake, e.g. can't get through an entree sized meal when out.
    I wonder if the MiniMizer ring is being used much recently?  None of the posts from recent sleevers mention it.
    Can only wish you all the best,
    x.
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  11. denzel added a post in a topic: WLS Podcast   

    Thank you for this @Changingourweighspc! 
    (I am a Feb 2015er Gastric Sleever).

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  12. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    Well, I didn't weigh in (again) today.  Too cold to strip off!
    I've stayed in my pjs all day, and added extra layers lol!
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  13. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    Well, I didn't weigh in (again) today.  Too cold to strip off!
    I've stayed in my pjs all day, and added extra layers.  
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  14. denzel added a post in a topic: Problems with your lap band? Speak up or shut up!   

    Oh @LissySarah  I am so terribly sorry.  What does your GP say? What about your original surgeon?  At your weight you are definitely underweight with a BMI of 17.89. Can you get someone to take you to hospital whilst you are vomiting and in pain? And you say at Triage in Emergency Admission that you can't take anymore and want to die?   And if you don't get admitted (even via Psych), contact the hospital's Patient Liaison Serve stating what happened. 
    Can only hope that things improve - rapidly - for you x.
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  15. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    Well, I did "suck it up" Friday morning having been to the loo, minimal coffee, stripped-off etc. pre-shower and hair wash.   And shivered lol!
    I had gained 770 gm, BMI gone from 19.38 to 19.7
    And I don't care.  Back to, apparently, where my weight has stabilised.  And I had been very sick prior, with over-indulging in gluten (= diarrhoea) and high carb stuff, and then getting that hideous four week respiratory virus = instant laryngitis - bronchitis-chest infection-viral pneumonia.
    I was living on home- made pumpkin-vegetable-chicken soup.
    Then as I was feeling better, my appetite and willing-ness to eat other food-stuffs increased.
    So be it.
    I actually had a creepy NSV yesterday.  I had gone into Perth City to do, and achieve, a number of goals:  
    To visit Red Dot and suss out doggie jackets (on special = $15.00 each - I can't make them for that) for a 70 cm doggie back length.  Red Dot was no longer there  .  
    I went to the Reject Shop, found some suitable back length 70 cm - and found some 80 cm, but not having a girth measurement, I was just going to have to take a punt and try on said deep-chested houndies at home.  I WAS going to spend $60.00 which is a lot of $$s on my Pension.  Anyhow, the guy on checkout wouldn't let me purchase said products, and try them on houndies at home - would constitute "used".  So, not being in the position to risk it, left said doggie jackets behind.
    Next I progressed up to Burnells Kennedys in Queen St, Perth,  to pick up a part that I had ordered for a semi-industrial sewing machine that I had been gifted, (it is one year older than me lol!),  and which had come from America  (my elderly domestic sewing machine DOES not cope with polar fleece/stretch sewing/thick materials  etc. and I am making jackets for Foster Rescue Greyhounds).  Picked it up - happy days!!! And another sewing foot for said machine  
    Then I am progressing down the street. There is only me, on one side of the road, and another guy on the other side of the road.  i.e. deserted, except for us. Basically a lane way ... 
    He called out to me "Hey good looking!  How's your day going?"
    Ferk, I freaked out.  Then a guy emerged from buildings to my left.  I was about to ask him to pretend that he knew me and to ask him to escort me back to the main road, when he asked "Yeah, how is your day going?" .  To which I could only reply "I have a feeling that it is only going to get better".
    All I could do was to scuttle on.  
    I am no Amazon woman.
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