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  1. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    I’m home from my holiday in the US and I’m very pleased to report that my weight this morning was 75.6kg which is a loss of 2.9kg. I had to weigh myself 3 times before I believed what my scales were telling me. All that walking I did in NY paid off and the sore feet were worth it. I”ve been following your discussion on BMI which still puts me in the overweight category even though I’m 4.5kg under the goal set for me by my surgeon. I’m 60 years old and starting to look scrawny so I’ve happily accepted that 78 - 80kg is best for me and stuff the recommended BMI. Molly
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Good morning everyone. This is my first post in a month as I have been trying to weigh myself less frequently. I was becoming obsessive with weighing myself several times a day so I made the conscious decision to pack the scales away for a few weeks . I'm off to see my dietician this afternoon for my 2 1/2 year appointment so I dragged out the scales this morning to see how much damage I've done. Pleasantly surprised that I've had minimum weight gain in the last month. My weight this morning is 78.5. so a gain of 700g over the month. I am very happy with this as I am still under the goal set by my surgeon. I'm heading to the US next week for a 3 week holiday. I'll stay away from all those huge meals laden with fries and salad dressings but I fully intend to indulge in a few glasses of Zinfandel - my all time favourite wine! I've really enjoyed catching up on all the news in the posts and wish everyone all the best on their individual weight loss journeys. Molly
  3. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    I'm a day late as usual. My weight today is 77.8kg which is a loss of 100g.
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I saw my sleep specialist this morning for what will be my last consultation. Having lost 60kg, I am finally, finally, finally cleared of sleep apnoea. I no longer have to wear that awful mask every night and I can travel without having to cart a CPAP machine with me. Molly
  5. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    I'm up this week too. My weight this morning was 77.9kg which is a gain of 200g.
  6. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    Boganlicious that is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations.
  7. Millymollymandy

    Intro from new member

    Welcome DeeCee, I had a gastric sleeve (not endoscopic), just over 2 years ago at the age of 58. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner having been obese for most of my adult life. I'm loving life and enjoying pastimes and activities that I would never have contemplated before losing the weight. And I believe that the weight loss has prolonged my working life and increased my earning capacity. Whether we like to admit it or not we are often judged by how we look rather than how capable we are at work. Molly
  8. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    My weight this morning is 77.7kg, so I'm down by 400g from the last time I posted. I'm happily maintaining at a point slightly below my goal weight. I'm still having trouble with the site's security certificate when using my iPad, so have to weight until I'm at work to log on to this site. I've been watching everyone's progress with much interest just haven't been able to log in. Boganlicious, you are doing so well and your weight is coming off at a very steady pace. Congratulations on now being classified as 'obese'. I know it sounds like an odd thing to congratulate you for, but we've all been where you are and experienced the elation and relief of moving from one category to another. Molly
  9. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    My weight this morning is 78.1kg so up 200g from last week. My fingers automatically type a weight starting with an '8' and even when I went to see my GP last week I told her my weight was 89kg - my brain hasn't caught up yet with the reality of my weight loss. Denzel, I just shake my head every time I read about your weight. You are such a dainty person at 51kg - I'd be worried about you blowing away in a strong gust of wind. Mandy and Boganlicious, you are both making such good progress. Congratulations!
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    I'm back online. I'm having problems logging into this site from the iPad at home. I keep getting a message about the site having a dodgy security certificate and then I can't log in. So I'm using the work computer now and not having any problems with the log in. My weight as of last Wednesday was 77.9kg which is a loss of 1.7kg since my last weigh in. I have now officially lost a total of 60.1kg. It seems that I'm still slowly losing weight even though it's over 2 years since I had my surgery. Great news from everyone else. I'm loving reading all your weight loss stories. Molly
  11. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    My weight this morning was 79.6. which is a gain of 700g over 2 weeks. Sorry for the lack of communication. It's the end of the financial year and I've been flat out at work. I've just booked to have 3 weeks in Germany, Austria and England later this year. I'll have to sit down and work out how much lighter I am than when I travelled last year. Denzel, it's great to read that you are still on track and maintaining your weight. My surgeon was talking to me about the lack of longitudinal data on sleeve and bypass patients and that there is a growing concern about the large number of people who are gaining big amounts of weight at the 2 - 3 year post surgery mark. All the more reason to remain vigilant! Well done Boganlicious. It is such a sense of achievement when you break through that 100kg barrier and you are so close you should be able to 'taste' it. Is it politically correct to use the expression 'taste it' with WLS patients? No offense meant!
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Yesterday I had my official 2 year checkup and weigh in with my surgeon. My weight was 78.9kg. That’s my first time under 79kg and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My surgeon has told me to concentrate on maintaining my weight from now on and I’m more than happy with that advice. Boganlicious that is an outstanding result for you. Are your friends and acquaintances commenting on your weight loss yet?
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    I celebrated my 2 year ‘sleeveaversary’ yesterday. Yay me! My weight this morning was 79.1kg which is a loss this week of 900g. This is my biggest weekly loss in months. My total weight loss is 59.9kg and what a difference 2 years makes. Well done Boganlicious. You’ll be under 100kg before you know it.
  14. Millymollymandy

    Howdy

    Absolutely agree with Jellybelly89. Give your surgeon or dietitian a call and be frank about your issues with dropping the veggies. You won’t be the first or the last person to have this issue. Better to be upfront about it and have the support of your team.
  15. Millymollymandy

    Howdy

    Welcome Kath. You will find lots of very good information on this forum and some fabulous, supportive people to help you through the hard days and celebrate with you along the way. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions about the process or life post surgery - we've all been there. Good luck with the 2 weeks of just Opti that your surgeon has advised. Surgeons and dieticians have your health as their main concern and advise us all differently based on our individual needs. Keep us posted with your progress. Molly
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Boganlicious, congratulations on your successful post surgery progress. You are doing everything as you should to ensure that you will be successful.. My weight this morning is exactly 80kg which means I am back to my goal weight. I will be celebrating my 2 year sleeve surgery in just 6 days. I can't believe how quickly that has come around or how different my life is now. I do not have a single regret about my decision to have WLS. Molly
  17. Millymollymandy

    One spoonful too many

    I've just over eaten for the first time since my op (5 1/2 weeks) and I can't believe how badly you can feel because of one measly little teaspoon of food. I saw my dietician during the week and she told me that I had to increase my portion sizes. So tonight I served myself 1/3 cup of casserole instead of my usual 1/4 cup. I've chewed well, eaten slowly, taken a beak between mouthfuls, done everything I was advised to do. But the moment I swallowed that last teaspoon of food I knew I was in trouble. Now my throat is gurgling, my stomach is gurgling and I'm so nauseous. The only thing I'm thankful for is that this has happened at home and not at work or when eating out. Forget the dietician's advice, I'm sticking to 1/4 cup of food for the next few weeks - or at least until I forget how bad this feels!
  18. Millymollymandy

    Forgot to eat

    Wondering why I’m feeling like crap and I’ve just realised that I haven’t eaten anything all day. The only thing I’ve had all day is a cappuccino at the footy this afternoon. I got up this morning and rushed out of the house to go to the market to buy flowers for Mother’s Day. Then I rushed off to the football. Came home about 6pm and put a pot of soup on to cook but then started preparing my work for tomorrow and forgot to eat the soup when it was ready. It’s now nearly midnight and I’m feeling shaky and I’m breaking out in sweat and this is so not good. I can’t believe that I forgot to eat or drink and even though I’m feeling sick, I’m still not feeling hungry. Go figure.
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    One spoonful too many

    Hi Zaruse. It does take a while to ‘read’ your body and to know how much is enough. You are still in the very early days but you will be amazed at how quickly your body will settle as long as you follow your dietitian’s advice and don’t try to skip any steps. In the early days it used to take me 20 mins to eat half a soggy Weetbix. I can remember being so impatient to get back on to solid food, but then when my dietitian gave me the ok, I was scared. So I took another 2 weeks before I had the courage to have some solids. You are right about exercise helping the food to shift. I went for a walk around the block and it definitely helped. It’s a good lesson to us all that we need to watch our portion sizes and eat slowly no matter how far along the weight loss journey we are.
  20. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    I’m up 400g this week. Weight this morning was 80kg which is bang on goal weight. Boganlicious, don’t stress about slow weight loss pre op. This time is all about shrinking the liver for a safer operation and that is not dependent on the amount of weight you lose. Weight loss (if it happens) is just an added benefit of the pre op diet.
  21. Millymollymandy

    One spoonful too many

    I think I’m about to die - I’ve just had that one mouthful too many and I am in agony!!! It was only a glass of water but I was thirsty and I drank it too quickly and now I feel as if it’s all stuck and it won’t come back up and it won’t go down and I feel as if I’m choking. I’ve only experienced this 2 or 3 times thank God. Does anyone else ever experience this with their sleeve? You’d think after nearly 2 years that I’d be more careful but old habits come back to haunt me when I get too cocky.
  22. Millymollymandy

    Where to from here for Banding Together?

    Hi Dave. So sorry to hear that you hit a hurdle in your weight loss journey but it sounds as if you’re back on track again. We are all so grateful for this fabulous forum that is a testament to your vision and desire to support so many people battling weight issues. The forum contributors come and go as they/ we move through the different phases of the journey - but it is so reassuring to know that all these wonderful people are here when we need support, advice or a good kick up the backside.
  23. Millymollymandy

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    It’s great that you have the support of each other as you begin your weigh loss journey. Zaruse, best wishes for tomorrow and please keep us updated with your life post surgery. Molly
  24. Millymollymandy

    Weigh In Wednesday

    Up, down, up, down... I'm up 200g this week. Weight this morning is 79.6. My body seems to have found it's natural comfort zone and I'm still under goal weight.
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Well done Boganlicious. That’s a great start to your surgery preparation. So, if I’m reading your posts correctly, your surgeon’s scales read 2kg lighter than yours. That’s a win win for you. My surgeon’s scales read almost 1kg heavier than my scales.
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