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About Me_andBand

  • Rank
    Bandit
  • Birthday 01/22/1960

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Heritage Park, Qld
  • Interests
    Cruising and discovering new and exciting destinations, taking photos on holidays, and scrapbooking them on my return home. Also love spending time with my children and my 4 grandchildren
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    6 Months Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status
    50%
  1. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Has been 9 months since I have been on this web site, and I see that everyone has disappeared off our December 2011 Bandits. How is everyone going? Have you been happy with your results? In the past 9 months I have done a lot of Travelling and am still a long way from goal. I have an empty band and have done since January. Think I will have to bite the bullet and start having some fill put back in and budge the rest of this excess weight away! Cheers Janelle
  2. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    It has been 3 months since I have checked back in here. I have been having some pleasing results lately, now up to 15.7 kg gone since the beginning. I have had 4.5 mls in the band for the past 4 weeks and has continued to be a real struggle to eat good food and keep it down. I seem to reach for sweet food that goes down easier. I know these choices I'm making aren't healthy. I visit the doctor on Tuesday, somehow I think I may have to make a slight adjustment as I don't think I'm quite at that optimum level of fill just yet, but close! At least the weight is coming off, though, and I'm half way there! Hope everyone is going well with their weight loss journey!
  3. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Lovely to hear from you, onestepforward. Sounds like you're going great. My weight loss has been slow and steady. I had been up to 4ml of fill in Feb and I had 1 ml taken out before I went on my 2 week cruise in March. Came back and had only put on 1.5 kg which I was happy with as normally I would come back 5 kg heavier in that time. Only 2 weeks later I was off to a wedding for the weekend so I had just .5 ml put back in taking me back to 3.5 mls. Now I am back to 4mls and am finding I am PB every day. I am trying to deal with it as I want this weight to disappear a little faster, as my next cruise is in just 7 weeks time. At this stage I am up to 9 kg in total weight loss. Next week will be my 6 month milestone, so I must weigh in next Tuesday at my 6 month mark. Wonder if I can make it to the 10 kg mark. That 'would' make me happy. In the beginning I really thought that having the band, I would see the weight dropping off quite quickly! Now I realize, it is not that simple and it still requires lots of focusing and effort to achieve my goals that I am so looking forward to! I think everyone who loses weight with a band deserves a huge 'congratulations'.......as it certainly is a challenge and not easy!
  4. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Slowly but surely my weight is now heading in the right direction. Went for some more fill today and found I had lost 1.4 kg in the last 2 weeks. Would like to see it coming off a bit quicker, but at least it's coming off. Hope all the other December Bandits are going great and are happy with your weight loss results. I think I'll be taking the prize for the slowest!!!
  5. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Hi All, Hope everyone is coping well with their new bandit life and starting to see some great results. I am still plodding along, too! Went for my 2nd fill today and now have 3.7 ml. On my scales I lost .6kg in the last 2 weeks. On the doctors scales he said I'd lost 1.6 kg and that was good.Hopefully now, I think I am starting to get to the stage of loosing a bit quicker as I am feeling so full today and haven't eaten much at all compared to what I have been having. I am looking forward to some good weight loss over the next 3 weeks before I'm off cruising on March 1st for 15 days. That will be interesting how I cope on a cruise with the huge amount of food that's available to choose from! Hope it's not too much of a challenge. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks time, so fingers crossed for a great weight loss then.
  6. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Thanks onestepforward!.........that's exactly what I need, considering my weight has been slowly creeping up and this morning the scales showed that I was .5 kg up to my weight on surgery day. I really need to see those numbers going down......so let's hope this fill DOES make a difference to how my appetite has been and get this weight loss happening! How are you feeling after your fill? Noticing a difference? Will let you know how I go!
  7. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Finally, I am going to have my first fill tomorrow. Am really hoping that this kicks start me on my weight loss journey. Feels like forever that I've had to wait for this day to come, 8 weeks post op.
  8. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    I was one of the first to be banded in Dec on Dec 1st........and it seems that I'm going to be one of the last to have my first fill. I'm very keen to see how you all are feeling and coping after your fills. Such a long wait for me and I so need to feel some fullness from a small amount of food rather than the hunger I'm feeling now and seeing the scales gradually creeping up is not good or very motivating either. I am really going to have to stay focused on the rules for the next 17 days and be strong!
  9. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    A little disappointed, as I went to my appointment with surgeon today for my first fill, but unfortunately my doctor follows a very strict protocol that he does not do any fills until 8 weeks post op. I had already had my appointment for 24th January, but had phoned to see if I could have it sooner and was told by the surgery, I could have it today. Afraid that was not the case and will have to wait another 3 weeks
  10. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    So happy to be off to see Dr Memon today for my first fill. Am looking forward to getting my weight loss back on track. It has been a real challenge during the Christmas and New Year period and unfortunately I have been giving in to eating treats that I should not have been having as often as I have been. Consequently, my weight has gone up by 1.5 kg. If I hadn't been banded, I'm sure I would of gained a lot more. It is exciting to be having my first fill today, and I'm looking upon it as a new start! Hope everyone is going well on their weight loss journey!
  11. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Wishing all the December Bandits a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2012! May you all enjoy a special Christmas Day together with Family and Friends! Cheers from Me_andBand:)
  12. Me_andBand

    For Sale / Wanting To Buy Page?

    That would be so great, Kylie! I'm sure many of us Bandits would appreciate a site like this! Do keep us posted as to how you go!
  13. Me_andBand

    For Sale / Wanting To Buy Page?

    Gee.......Tiger999.......I can relate to this same scenario, too! Won't it be so nice to have clothes in size 10 to 12 and not all the way up to 18's...........AND not overflowing the cupboards and boxes!
  14. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    My story is similar at present,too. I thought that the weight would of been dropping away slowly after being banded, but for the last couple of weeks , I haven't had any weight loss. I really don't feel any restriction from the band, and I have started to eat most foods again, even though I think I am supposed to be still eating mushy foods. It is a little confusing. After being on 2 weeks pre op and then 2 weeks fluids, and1 week pureed mushy foods, it's hard not to go onto normal food when it's going down OK. But I did phone the surgery today, to see if I could have my first fill sooner than my appointment of the 24 January. So I am now booked for my first fill on 4th Jan. I am looking forward to having a bit more restriction, so this excess weight can start disappearing again! Hope everyone is feeling well and going great with their new band!
  15. Me_andBand

    December Bandits 2011

    Congratulations on now being banded! It's wonderful to hear that you're feeling good and already up and about. Keep up the great work!!!
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