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    Back for motivation

    It's been a long long time since I've come on the website. Update is that I've coasted over the past 18 months. I've dropped the ball, so to speak. I think I knew it, but kept saying..... On Monday I'll restart my exercise and healthier eating. I can't tell you how many Monday's were great....but lead to nothing Tuesday's that continued until the next time I realised I was slipping. It's so so hard! I was banded jan 2012 sleeved sep 2012 reached goal weight oct 2013. I thought I would loose the weight, and with my new eating habits/work out habits I would beat the battle for life. Sadly that hasn't been the case. I find myself at mid March 2015, really giving myself the kick in the pants I've needed for 18 months. 9 kilos heavier then my lowest weight. I refuse to allow it to be 10! So today I went back to my half hour treadmill and chucked in half an hour of yoga. I Know others may say omg 9 kilos that's (small/huge) I think it's more about realising I'm heading bAck down a slippery slope, one I have been down and I refuse to walk again. So here I am, back checking up on everyone else's journeys, and trying to motivate myself and draw inspiration from you lovely people again. Let's hope I can turn it around and get back on track.
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    High School Reunion

    Way to go tish
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    Learning to love the weight you are

    I reached goal weight in October 2013 or August really. But since then I've gradually put on a little weight. Sometimes if you take your eye off the prize, or relax you can find it creeps up like me. But other people I know have kept the weight off after reaching a goal weight. Most of them are very restrictive of calories and strict on workouts. Alas I am back into the got to get back to goal weight mode again.
  4. I am just under a month away from starting the optifast stage again *sigh* I'm fine with that, although I went into a panic this arvo as I realised I was unsure of what requirements for pre-op diet was necessary (I know all surgeons ask different things from their patients) I am being sleeved with Dr Dolan in Perth and wasn't sure if it was the same as the optifast pre-band diet they asked me to do when I had the band. Anyway I called and they said 2 weeks opti is fine *phew* As I know others are required to do it longer and I was thinking maybe there was a change from lapband surgery pre requirements to sleeve. Anyway they said no need to see the dietician again just strict optifast diet from the 6th sept till 19th sep 10pm. Then no food or water till surgery. Ok this will definately be doable! So what did your dr's require that you do pre-op for diet? Its getting close now and Im hoping time will fly
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Ow ow we have a hyundai I30 hatch, and we went to the drive ins. Me, hubby and 2 bubbies fit in the boot on a mattress with the seats folded down comfy. Yay! @160 it would have been a contortion job to be in there on my own.
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    The first black one looks the best, but I was told black isnt really for a wedding /sigh $99 bucks and $65 down to $10 I was super stoked
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I went dress shopping for my besties wedding coming up, and got 3 dresses at 10$ each and they are stunning. So happy I can shop off the super clearance racks @ Live.
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Sorry in advance for the TMI* I've been in compression gear for about 2 weeks now, and hubby and I were getting into bed (wink wink) and he finally saw me completely naked (post op....not ever). And the look he gave me, THAT was worth the blood, sweat, tears and tantrums. I've always wanted to feel sexy in the buff.
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    Magda Szubanski

    She put the weight back on once she stopped being a Jenny Craig ambassador. But she's gone back to do it again. I say koudos for not hiding and going back, it's hard to admit when you let yourself go.
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    Op tomorrow feeling emotional

    Pain is minimal. Hubby is taking great care of me. Resting up but feeling good. Tight....like my skin is a size too small, but good.
  11. I have been seeing my surgeon over the last couple of weeks setting up my upper body lift. He has decided he is going to do it no gap, which I was too scared to trust, but it's all sorted and no surgical fees .....like for real! WTF right! So, so happy! I've been waiting to hear from my anesthetist and when I rang this morning to pay/find out what time tomorrow for admission they told me...."ohh your anesthetist is going no gap also, sorry you were not informed" OMG started bawling, that's 16k worth of surgical/anesthetist fees I won't be forking out. Now I'm just excited for tomorrow and ohh so grateful. Can't wait to have it done and on the road to recovery.
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    Op tomorrow feeling emotional

    All went well just about ready to go home. Thank you everyone for your well wishes.
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    TT and uplift

    Congrats . I go in for upper body lift on Friday. In my lower body lift last year in October my surgeon took 5.5 kgs off my tummy. I would love to get my boobs fixed. So glad your happy so far with your results. It's so important to like ourselves and our bodies.
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    Magda Szubanski

    Nothing will work! NOTHING. Unless you choose to make it work. There are many, many different ways to loose weight, but unless you commit to it, it won't work. You don't have to be 100% perfect, but you need to commit to loosing, make it one of, or the most important things to do, and pick yourself up and carry on when you lapse. In the end, it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you stick at it really. Poor magda, I wonder about the Jenny Craig ladies and the biggest loser people, that when the cameras are gone do they have the perseverance and mind frame to maintain or loose more weight.
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I feel like I'm finally happy with my body! I had some tidying up (reconstructive surgeries) to go, but overall I'm happy.....
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    From Band to Sleeve

    Dr Dolan wanted me to wait 6 months between surgeries for me, but maybe that was because mine came out due to infection.... Sorry have no idea you can always ring their offices and ask the ladies usually know what he will and won't do.
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    Holidays and back again.

    Hubby and I went on our dream vacation just after New Years. We spent a couple of days in Sydney with family before leaving the kids and heading to Hawaii. All my life I have wanted to go, and the week we spent there was one of the most amazing experiences ever! Being born there and hearing so much about places, hubby and I toured around Oahu as much as we could, spending most of our time in downtown Waikiki. We loved every minute and now we are home, I'm dreaming of the next voyage. . No seat belt extenders, no weight gain (1kilo fluctuation, but that's normal for me). We ate what we wanted, and ate out a lot, and in general had a ball. Love my sleeve, my hubby, and the choice to kick the weight in the butt. Loving life! Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu At the half way point walking to the top of diamond head crater. View from the roof top pool at our hotel
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    Holidays and back again.

    Thanks it was amazing, next one is set for 5 yrs in the future and Italy and the continent as hubby is Italian. Surprising how much time flies, and it will be that long for us to afford it also.
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    Xmas Party - Red Carpet dressup

    You look lovely
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Same for the last couple of months 71-72kilos not shifting but ok with that
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    count down is ON!!

    SO.... Christmas is only weeks away now instead of months, and soon we will be counting in days instead of weeks....eepers I love the silly season!!! But even more exciting, and the reason for my count down, Jan 2 we fly to Sydney and get to spend fun time with my mum and brother, sister and the kiddies before flying to Hawaii (only me and the hubby) bwahhahaha Im going to miss my babies like crazy, but have waited a lifetime to go, and the week is not going to be enough to see everything, but it will have to last me a lifetime. I'm so super excited!!! My weight is stable at 70-71 kilos and hasn't moved for the past 2-3 months (since surgery), my doc has told me that come January he wants to talk about booking in the upper body lift, and as far as things go, once our holiday is done, we will talk about doing it. But overall Im really happy with everything. I want the skin gone, but its ok....in time it will go. Its mid blowing almost everything in my wardrobe Is size 8...super doper crazy, and I think I could get used to it hehe. Hope everyone is having a banging Tuesday Better get back to my sick daughter and dirty house to clean /sigh
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    A few photos from my wedding

    Congrats you both look lovely
  24. Yay you look fantastic. more pics in the new year awesome work!
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    aww like Rhonda you have "foot bling"