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  1. moondust

    What exercise is enough

    Hi Deb, Where are you? If you're in Sydney, there's a community college course "Walk to Run the Bay" which goes around Iron Cove. I did it a couple of years ago and went on to do a half marathon (much more training involved there obviously). It's a good course for anyone unsure about form and distance - anyone who is just starting out in fact Here's the link http://www.sydneycommunitycollege.com.au/course/SRFI16 I wouldn't run above 100kg, and even at that weight it's very hard work and puts awful strain on your joints, particularly your knees. Ankles and other joints can become hyper-mobile during pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones affecting ligaments. If you are going to see a physio, take your shoes with you so that he/she can check them for you. It doesn't matter how new or expensive shoes are, if they don't suit your gait, you WILL get injured. In the meantime, walking is fabulous weight bearing exercise and when you've healed a bit more you could supplement that with some core strength exercises like crunches - or try a pilates class. Good luck - see you out there on the road soon maybe.
  2. moondust

    The End of My Year of Firsts

    Well done Jody. I can only hope I'm that successful in 12 months time. J.
  3. moondust

    New Dress =D

    I almost bought the same dress last week!! You look great, well done.
  4. First day of mushies today - nice to have something more substantial.

  5. moondust

    new me Starts now.....

    Congratulations on starting your journey - I'm sure you'll be successful. md
  6. moondust

    one year down

    Well done on a steady weight loss. I just hope I can be as successful in 12 months time.
  7. moondust

    one year down

    Well done - I'm just 1 week post op and am hoping to be as successful as you after 12 months.
  8. moondust

    November Bandits 2011

    Hi everyone, Sounds like you are all going well at your various stages - mostly post-op now for the November bandits, although Shorty89 looks like man of the match with 18kg down. I went for my 1 week post op appointment yesterday afternoon and all is going well. I had the dressings removed and the wounds are healing beautifully - a bit of bruising but nothing major. I've lost 7.5kg in three weeks on fluids and have now moved to mushies. I've also lost 5cm each on my waist and hips. Loving that. Coincidentally, yesterday evening was the first time post-op that I've felt hungry, and I was REALLY hungry. I had to be soooo careful with the half cup of wizzed up casserole as I could have wolfed the whole lot in double quick time. I was really looking forward to having some mashed potato this week but the dietician put the hex on that unfortunately . For breakfast I've had one weetbix left to go soggy in half a serve of Up and Go, which has lasted me surprisingly well. And I'm having some mashed up soup for lunch. Kandergirl, I've only just seen your comment on my blog and I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you. I hope you continue to recover well and yes you can most certainly use Optifast in the post op fluid stage. Keep up the good work everyone. J.
  9. I had my op on a Tuesday afternoon, went home on Wednesday and was working from home on Thursday . I was planning to go back to the office on the following Monday but I went out on Sunday and was on my feet for 3 hours, and that set me back a bit so I worked from home again on the Monday and came in to work on the Tuesday. I reckon if you are full-on on your feet, you'll need a couple of weeks.
  10. moondust

    18/11/11 No! Go Home!

    Well done - as someone's signature says (can't remember who) nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. One challenge at a time but you faced this one down and won.
  11. moondust

    November Bandits 2011

    Hi Sharon, When I saw my surgeon for my pre-op appointment (2 weeks before) he was very clear - without being asked - that he would not operate if I had a cold and that the op would have to be rescheduled. And realistically you don't want to be under a general anaesthetic if your breathing is even slightly compromised. But as Shelle said, you're best off calling your surgeon. I hope everything goes well for you. J.
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    November Bandits 2011

    Hi everyone, I had my op on Tuesday as planned (well, maybe an hour late) and stayed in overnight. I had quite a bit of discomfort Tuesday and Wednesday, but nothing agonising, and today has been better. I'm drinking watered down apple juice, up n go, some sports drink (half strength), and tolerating everything really well. And I'm not hungry at all. My tummy is quite distended and I'm still pretty tender but managing on paracetamol and nurofen. I can't sleep on my front or either side yet but I'm sleeping well. I'm really happy about everything so far, and I really think I'm going to be OK with this. My follow-up appointments are next Tuesday and I'm supposed to be able to go to mushies after that. Life's all good so far in the moondust department.
  13. moondust

    November Bandits 2011

    I'm going in tomorrow too - just waiting for the call from the clinic today to tell me what my admission time is and when to fast from, plus any other last minute instructions. I'm ready I think, and not even nervous at this point. Unusually, I'm actually looking forward to getting on their big-ass scales, (because the news should be pretty good). And finally the two weeks of Optifast will be over. Best wishes to V who is the only other person going tomorrow as far as I'm aware. And thanks to all the others who have already had their surgeries and have been keeping us all updated with their post op journey. Some really heartfelt and motivating stories. J.
  14. moondust

    How Strict Were You On Pre-Op Optifast?

    I'm almost at the end of my two weeks on Optifast (op is next Tuesday 15th) and I have stuck to it like glue as I wouldn't want to jeopardise the outcome. Actually, having just said that I realise it's not totally true because on the first four days I had a 1/4 of one of the chocolate bars extra in the afternoon. I do have trouble getting through the afternoon because my gap between lunch and dinner is twice as long as between breakfast and lunch. But I haven't been over-tired or as crabby as I thought I would be. I haven't enjoyed either the vanilla or chocolate shakes, but I quite like everything else. It hasn't been easy but it hasn't been excruciating either - just one of those things you have to suck up on the way to getting what you want. According to my own scales I've lost 6kg so far, which is a great kick start whichever way you look at it so it has been worth the trouble to me. Looking forward to apple juice and consomme next week.
  15. moondust

    November Bandits 2011

    Hi V, Yes I have. I bought a couple of boxes of the variety packs of shakes - two of each flavour in each pack - so luckily I don't have too many of any of the flavours. I do like the strawberry and coffee best, then there is daylight to chocolate and the dreaded vanilla. I do like the berry and coffee flavoured bars though. And I have soup for dinner because being hot it seems more like food somehow. Which hospital are you at? I'm at the Sydney Private in Ashfield with Dr Matthews, who seemed very nice when I met him but I don't really care whether he's nice or not, as long as he's good. Only five days away now. J.