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Cassie85

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About Cassie85

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  • Birthday 03/15/1985

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    Perth WA
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    Post-Op
  1. I have not blogged in such a long time. To be honest its because there has been nothing to report "weight loss" wise... I am still sitting on 79kg. I am still eating healthy, still working out at the gym doing fitness classes, I guess you could say that my shape has changed but not much else... I have 6.75ml in my band, going next week for more... Feeling frustrated that I have plateaued for sooooo long. Or maybe this is the size I am meant to be? Or maybe I haven't been getting fills often enough... At my last appointment for a fill I also saw the dietician and she couldn't really tell me anything I didn't know... I feel like I am doing all the right things... Has anyone else had a very looonnnggg plateau but then finally started losing again? You know the discouragement you feel, the one where every diet you tried failed... you feel like a failure yourself... again! My counsellor keeps reminding me that I have lost 28kg... to stay positive and maybe think about accepting myself the way I am... I am healthy, I am more confident, I can run around and be silly with my daughter. But I have a nagging feeling its not enough... that I should weigh less than I do... Are my expectations too high?
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    My Past.

    Hi lizzy, sounds as though you've hit that point that all of us got to before surgery... I had my first surgeon appointment last year in September and booked my surgery the same day for early December, so I would say 3 months is very reasonable. Depending on how busy your surgeon is you may get in earlier or later... Keep us posted on your progress and good luck
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    200g off of my half way mark!

    So it has been while since I blogged but its simply because of "time". Working, going to the gym, homework with my daughter, cooking and cleaning... You all know how it is, so here's a quick update since I have 15mins before I'm off to a fitness class... I've had 2 fills so far, first 4ml and second 1ml so a total of 5ml so far. My weight lose has slowed right down to 200-500g a week rather than a kilo but I think that has a lot to so with the fact that I am doing so many fitness classes a week. Seems my body shape is changing more than anything which I really pleased with. I was so worried about having flabby arms but I have noticed they are not too bad at this point... Thanks to body pump! You know I look at myself in the mirror everyday and don't really notice the changes until I see some one who hasn't seen me in a week or 2 (which isn't that long) and see a difference straight away. So what I'm doing must be working! It was my birthday on the 15th and purchased my first size 16 Woohooo, a lovely black cocktail dress. I never really wore dresses before but now I have got about 4 dresses and I feel so feminine... Well I think that's all... Besides the fact that my husband is such an amazing man. He has been so supportive, always cooking healthy meals, encouraging me when I'm not feeling so great. It really helps to have that love and support... I really hope everyone else has that too, if not I'm here to cheer you on! 200g off of half way today at 86.2kg woohoo
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    Emotional challenges and Fittness level on the up!

    The first step is the hardest but once you take the plunge you won't go back!!!!
  5. EMOTIONS.... In all my attempts to lose weight I'd get stuck at 92kg... Well after an emotionally charged week of trying to fight mouth hunger, trying to fill that aching void in my stomach, I had a little one on one with myself... I realised I was scared. Scared of failure once again and the unknown beyond 92kg and as if a tap had been switched off, acknowledging my feelings i instantly stopped feeling hungry. It was the most liberating feeling! On top of that I weighed myself Friday and I am now 90.6kg's!!!!! I've kicked the 92 mark right in the butt! Woohoo can you believe I'm almost in the 80's FITTNESS.... Each time I have tried a new group fittness class, the next day I am in soooo much pain... I had to wait a week to do the class again... But I think my body has finally caught up! I managed to do a step class Monday and feel fine! which means I will be able to do body bump Wednesday and fingers crossed since this will be the third time I have done this class that I wont be sore and Friday I can do body combat (which i tried last week and loved it)... The inbetween days (Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun) I either walk for 2-3km or work out on my x trainer at home... So being that it was stinking hot today here in Perth I decided to go my x trainer... I coulnt believe how much my fitness has improved... I had to up the intesity and work harder to get my heart rate up between 150-160bpm... I have to tell you, I am feeling so postive and I am so darn proud of myself!!!!
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    The Big Test

    Well done!!! I can imagine it would not have been easy... But you did it... Another step forward
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    I've lost the plot :/

    I did the same as soon as my surgery was booked... Started to see my councilor again and she really helped me get on track... I lost 5kg before my surgery in the end... I found it helped to be on the right mind set before the surgery so it wasn't a total shock to the system when your on fluids for 2 weeks... I only ate 3 times a day and would walk the dog with my husband and 6 year old every night... It was good to be away from the tv when I would want to snack on crap... Just a couple of changes and your on your way... You can do it!!!!
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    I've lost the plot :/

    I did the same as soon as my surgery was booked... Started to see my councilor again and she really helped me get on track... I lost 5kg before my surgery in the end... I found it helped to be on the right mind set before the surgery so it wasn't a total shock to the system when your on fluids for 2 weeks... I only ate 3 times a day and would walk the dog with my husband and 6 year old every night... It was good to be away from the tv when I would want to snack on crap... Just a couple of changes and your on your way... You can do it!!!!
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    Group Fitness Class!

    So tonight was the first time since I was in my teens that I went to a "Group Fitness Class" This one called Body Pump... I was so nervous, seeing all these beautiful slim ladies show up for the class and while I was standing there waiting to go in all I could think was "its not too late to turn around and go home, I can always work out on my xtrainer at home"... I could see that I was going to be the biggest in the class and was absolutly fretting that I woudnt keep up and embarrass myself! Then the doors opened and everyone was walking in, I took the plunge and followed... As soon as I walked in every one was in action collecting bars and weights, steps... I had to ask what to do... Then before I knew it the class had started... and then finished! I managed to participate through the whole class! I was so focused on the task ahead I hardly thought about the people behind me getting an amazing view of ass! ha ha ha Now all I can think about is how much pain I will be in tomorrow and I hope Im ok to go back on Friday! It feels fantastic to jump that hurdle and face a silly fear! GOOOO MEEEEE ha ha ha
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    Surgeons visit

    Wow that's fantastic!
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    Change...

    I just got back from seeing my councilor and she said the exact same thing... It's about their own insecurities coming out and the posibilty of their own egos being hurt if I do end up getting more attention in the end... I think I'm just going to let it go and not be upset... I can't control what they feel but I can control my reaction Thank you jaxsy, it's nice to know I'm not the only one
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    Change...

    I was chatting with my close girlfriends yesterday and one thing they said kind of upset me... They were paying me compliments but at the end were saying "just dont change who you are"...like they were worried that I would become up myself... and in the same breath they were saying that I have always been beautiful and now they are worried.... Like they would hate if I was beautiful and slim... Does any one feel like they have changed? Did you lose any friends on the way? It upsets me because they have always been slim and beautiful... yet they dont want the same for me... saying I cant imagine you being 65-70kg... I just feel really disheartened by it all... Why cant they just be happy for me?
  13. Off to see my counsilor for the first time since surgery... I am so excited to show her how much I have lost already!!!

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    3weeks, 3 days post op

    Start weight 107kg Day of op weight (7th dec 12) 102kg 3weeks 3days post op weight 95.6kg total of 47cm lost Total weight loss 11.4kg So I have to admit that the two weeks on fluid were tough at times. On 3 occasions I wanted to throw my self on the floor kick and scream then at the end cry! All because I wanted bacon and eggs ha ha ha. But my amazing husband was so encouraging, reminding me its only 2 weeks of the rest of our lives! I was able to eat a little bit of chicken, ham and potato over Christmas, making sure it was mush in my mouth before swallowing. Now I'm pretty much eating most things accept bread, pasta, rice red meat and pork... Sticking to the softer side of things but completely satisfied 😊I am also managing to only eat 3 times a day at this point... Although mouth hunger has been challenging at times and ill admit I did indulge with a couple of mouth size chocolates here and there 😳 I went for my first walk 2 weeks post op, managed just under 3km in about 30mins, but have only exercised twice since then, mostly because of the heat wave of 40 degrees here in Perth but spent a lot time in the pool... Family and friends are already seeing the difference and I have been wearing dresses! So I have another 2weeks and 5 days before I see my surgeon and nutritionist as I wanted to fit them in on the same day so I don't have to drive up to glengary twice! It will be my first fill, so another change to adapt to... So my goal is to start exercising 5 days a week for at least half an hour. I have a x trainer gaining dust at the moment 😗and now that its cooled down again I'm going to tame my mouth hunger in the evenings by going for a walk (this is what I did during the lead up to surgery) So my update has been mostly positive, now to stay focused and get my deteriorating butt on my x trainer and out walking the dog!
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    Am I still in love with my band...Yes absolutely

    Glad your back Jules5290!
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