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Gee last won the day on February 22 2016

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About Gee

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    Veteran Bandit
  • Birthday 05/12/1978

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    now in Turkey
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status
    100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. It's been over 6 years since I had the lapband surgery. I lost over 85 kilograms, but every year I end up gaining some weight, then working a few months to lose the excess weight gained. It seems, to me, maintaining one's weight after huge amounts of weight loss is a lot harder than the initial weight loss itself. If you have reached the point I have, you already know what I mean. I've been working at an English newspaper in Turkey and have decided to write a weekly column on my current battle/challenge to lose the approximately 10 kilograms I gained during autumn-winter (it's almost spring here now). So if you would like to follow my weekly column or even share your own personal experiences, please, click away to my article: http://www.dailysabah.com/health/2016/02/22/spring-is-nigh-its-time-to-lose-weight# Wishing you all the best in your efforts to reach your goals. Luv, Gee.
  2. And part II of my story, covering how I went about losing the weight, my experiences and achievements, is now online: http://www.dailysabah.com/features/2015/01/15/a-life-changing-transformation-was-149-kilograms-now-65
  3. It has been such a long time since I last posted here. I had first started my lapband journey on January 20, 2010 at about 148 kg. Now, five years later, weighing around 65 kg, I wrote in an English paper published in Turkey about what it was like living life as an obese person. I thought some may be interested, so I wanted to share the link here. "The Fat Life" story will be followed the next day with my "LifeTransforming Change." Please feel free to share the link with anybody you think may feel inspired. Much love, Gee http://www.dailysabah.com/features/2015/01/14/the-fat-life-its-not-a-joke
  4. thank you all so much for the birthday wishes, kind words, and compliments. I appreciate them very much. Much love G
  5. It has been so long since I posted here. Well, it's my 35th birthday today and mother's day. So a happy b'day to me, and a lovely mother's day to all you mothers out there! I thought I will share a very recent photo to show that I am maintaining the loss. I currently have no fill whatsoever. I am back in Turkey again, and did not want to risk any problems with the band, so I am on my own once again. Very scary, but I am very active here, so I'm not gaining weight... thankfully! To date, I have lost over 80kgs... Start weight was 148kg, and I am now in the mid 60s. Really a dream come true... I still have issues where I think I am big, but when I notice my reflection, and think "oh let me look again, she looks good" (not recognising it is actually my own reflection!!!), I realise that I am not actually big. I guess my current divorce has also thrown me back making me feel less attractive and bigger... but again, that's all games of my mind. I now wear size 8 and am happy where I am at. Yeah, so that's all. Much love to y'all! G.
  6. Gee

    Start 149kg - Today 66kg

    well done, you look amazing. our weightloss stats are almost identical and your comment regarding the band being a tool is to the point!
  7. oh wow... that is an amazing photo... beyond words
  8. What a roller coaster ride it has been with the band. It was my 3 year bandiversary on 21 January. I am so grateful that the band worked for me. Yes, it has been difficult... A lot of blood, sweat and tears... and some would have you think that it is the 'easy way out'. Bullshat! You will only know and understand, once you step in our shoes. So much dedication and discipline is necessary. So much hard work and effort. But you know what? In the end, it is worth it. I was at a friend's henna party (like a hen's night) tonight, and I hadn't seen most of the other guests for 2-5 years. So some had seen me half way through my journey, and some long before I even had the surgery. I could see the shock/surprise in people's eyes... and unfortunately jealousy in the eyes of some... Ever since I got down to a size 10, some 'friends' have been telling me I look sick and that I should stop losing any further weight. I knew this was not true, because I still feel and think I am fat. However, probably tonight has been the first time in my entire life that I felt I actually look slightly hot. Any woman would agree that this is an amazing feeling. Yes, having said that, I still feel fat. I honestly do not know how to overcome this, but thankfully it is not as bad as it used to be. Right now, I do want to drop another 6-8kgs, but I will not be fussed if that does not happen. I wouldn't even mind if I gained a couple kgs back, as long as it does not exceed that! So, no, not the easy way out at all... Just the last option that very overweight, obese people like us resort to, because nothing else has worked. I wish you all the success you desire to achieve on your lapband journey. A couple photos from tonight... Sending some inspiration and motivation towards your way... This is me weighing 80kgs LESS THAN pre-op... Love G
  9. Gee

    Sydney Bandits lunch

    Hey guys! I will be back in Sydney Feb 5. Would love to make it to a catch up... I tried 2 times and it did not work out, but you know they say: third time's the charm
  10. back in Oz and gained 2.5 kgs. I knew this would happen so I try not to be upset, but I cannot help it. Will be visitng Melbourne for about a month tomorrow and decided to join the gym as soon as I get there... gotta keep moving or the weight keeps creeping.. oh and will be getting some fill in my band on Friday as I have been on 0 fill for the last 5 months. Yay!

    1. Maryannstime


      Thats an amazing effort, especially since having no fill. Dont be upset.. I would be so happy to put only a small amount especially while on holidays! I have seen your pics..I know how far you have come x

  11. and a happy new yeeeeaaarrr :)

  12. Just thought I would do an update. Oh, I am back in the beautiful land down under, home, Australia... after 9 months of being away and all, it feels oh so good to be back. Apart from the joy of being back, I am under 70kg. I was 68kg but gained 1 kg in a week after the freedom and indulgence and lack of exercise. LOL That was expected, as I have been on a mountain for 7 months with barely any good food choices and depravation galore. Hey, but I gotta get back to working out as that has been the main thing keeping me on track. Other than that, I had an arm lift (brachioplasty) done in Turkey 4 weeks ago. I do want to do a post solely on this so I will not go into too much detail here, but seriously, after coming out of surgery I thought, 'No way am I getting anything else done, ever!'. However, now, I am like, 'well, maybe...' It just hurt so much... Anyhow, some photos from the weekend for some inspiration... I must also add, I am very happy with my current appearance, the weight I am at... I am now a size 8! I would never have known... Wishing every one of you who are still at the beginning or somewhere half way to their goal even better success than I have had, and I cannot stress this enough: You will go through blood, sweat, and tears. If you want sustainable weight, reach your goal, you really have no other way. The band will help you with this. The first heap of weight is usually pretty easy to get off without any extra work, but the last few... you are gonna have to get a few workouts in there and try to eat healthy. All the best to you all in the New Year. xoxo G. P.S. Adding some pre-op photos again for comparison...
  13. can't wait to be back home in Sydney on Saturday! And so much lighter at that. I am now happy to say I have cracked into the 60s and weigh 68kg :))))))))

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    2. Gee


      Thank you ladies... I now look in the mirror and fail to recognise it really is me that I am looking at.. .never knew my body could change so much :)

    3. Gee


      Shorty, yup sure did... 3 weeks ago.. I'm gonna do a post on that :)

    4. Gee


      Kylie, not 100% sure... I just got another job offer here in Turkey, but I don't think hubby will be happy about it LOL we will just have to see

  14. Gee

    "Going it alone"... Kinda

    I wish you all the best with going it a lone beautiful. For me, the first couple months were pretty tough. I always second guessed myself and felt guilty with my choices... even if I had made the right ones most of the time. Just being able to eat anything and everything (even if in moderation) made me feel guilty... but this last month has been pretty good. I have maintained and in fact continuing to lose weight particularly in this last month. I have to admit I gained about 3 kgs in the first month, which was psychological hell for me. So, even if you fall off the wagon for a short while, I am sure you are going to do absolutely great even without the fill. Oh, and if you end up doing a little badly, guess what? You can still have fill put in your band! Yay for the band. xoxo
  15. so my arm lift (brachioplasty) date has been moved forward to this Saturday instead of next. OMG I am sooooooooo scared and excited at the same time. The only thing that sux is, I wont be able to workout for 2-3 weeks at the least. Daym!

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    2. Gee
    3. Gee


      Veggo Mumma, yeah it apparently takes about 6 weeks for recovery, but I have read that u can start walking at around week 3 and that it really depends on when/if you feel pain doing light workout.... no heavy lifting for about 2 months so there goes my weight training!

    4. .Kylie.


      how exciting! best of luck with it :)