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missy_belle last won the day on May 5 2015

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About missy_belle

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  • Birthday 05/02/1976

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  1. If you tried to vomit and nothing came up, maybe it is just irritated and nothing is left there. Just try to stick to liquids for a day or two and see if it helps.
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    Loving your new profile pic TishTish!
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    Boob job

    My breast lift was covered. Surgeon needs to quote it as a breast reduction as a lift does not have an item number. I had a breast reduction with implants and it had a Medicare item number. Cost around $10k with PHI.
  4. Added photo update approx 19 months post surgery for body lift to original post.
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    Sorry to hear TishTish...hope it's nothing serious.
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    Paleo Diet Thoughts?

    I stopped eating gluten free when I learned that it is normally higher GI than wheat based products. I'm not a coeliac but large amounts of wheat give me IBS, which is just another reason why I should stop/moderate eating white processed wheat products.
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    Paleo Diet Thoughts?

    This just come up on my facebook ads...I'm looking through it now...it's my food porn for the day! http://paleogrubs.com/paleo-diet-meal-plan BTW I worked from home today and since I was home oven baked a sweet potato with a drizzle of garlic oil, S&P. Ate it for brunch and again just now, with some hot chilli relish and a bit of cheese on top. OMG...so delicious. It would have been paelo if there was no cheese and could have used bird's eye chilli instead of the relish. And I have mashed roasted pumpkin for dinner and the next couple of days to eat with my green veggies and chicken breast.
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    Paleo Diet Thoughts?

    Yeah I think that too...people get so dogmatic about a particular set of rules. Not just paleo but any diet. At the end of the day, eat whatever you want. The only thing that really matters is the calories. Everything else, like low-carb, is only marginal in my experience. I try to limit carbs but not because I think carbs are bad as such, just that I have trouble eating a small portion of them and want to keep eating them over and over and leaves me more hungry than if I ate more protein. If I limit them then it is easier for me to limit the carbs and therefore minimise my calories. Eating any protein is a conscious effort for me because I naturally dont eat high protein foods. I spent years trying to find the magical diet that would allow me to eat a lot and still lose weight but it does not exist.
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    Paleo Diet Thoughts?

    paelo is basically just anything that is natural as it's what would a cave man have available to eat. Eg veggies, meats, fruit, nuts. So no bread, rice, pasta but starchy veggies are fine. So most people doing it would be lower carb than their normal diet. I personally am addicted to artificial sweeteners so prefer to go lower carb and clean foods than going all the way to paelo which has additional rules. I also love my dairy and didnt give it up even when I was on keto (no carb) as I just had a small amount in my coffee every day.
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    50kg down (well 700g short....)

    Congrats Scoots....Fist Bump!
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    Dr Dolan tummy tuck

    I choose a plastic surgeon as they specialise in plastic surgery. Other surgeons do not.
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    Food Porn :)

    I had seed grain toast today with butter and topped with 1 scrambled egg, 1/2 bunch asparagus and some guacamole (1/4 avo). I made the guacamole using a small avocado and added thinly diced green chili (mild) and small red chili hot) and added lime juice, lots of coriander and salt and pepper. It was so spicy from that little hot red chilli. Loved it. Sorry no pic.
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    AB's Bandiversary

    Congrats AB....
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    My Interview on Queensland ABC Radio

    Great job TishTish!
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    Banding when obese.

    I was banded at 24 weighing 140kgs. Lost about 30kgs over a year and regained it back by about the end of the second year. I then lost 71kgs starting 8 years after banding and am now around 70kgs (at 170cm) which is healthy weight range. It didn't work for me for the first 8 years because I choose not to change my diet and continued to live on sugary crap (which all easily slide through the band eg chocolate and ice-cream). You can also eat a lot of calories over the course of the day under any WLS from continually grazing. So, any WLS can assist but you still have to be ready to change your diet which I wasn't when I was 24. I just thought back then that the WLS would do everything for me and there'd be no effort on my behalf. But as you lose more weight, it gets harder to keep losing weight as you need to have a better diet (calories wise). I've now had my band for 15 years and am generally quite happy that it continues to restrict quantity but it's still up to me not to eat around the band or I will easily regain weight.