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Hello there peeps!! So i recently got that 'My Fitness Pal' app onto my phone - and i'm really enjoying, knowing how much calories per day i'm putting into my body - buuuuttttt I'm wondering with the band - what is a NORMAL daily Calorie/Kj intake?? - this app is telling me everyday that i'm 'not having enough' and it can cause malnutrition yadda yadda. Thanks Bek
Hey Everyone, Thought I should put up another blog post since it's now day 15 and lot's has been happening. Have been on Optifast now for 15 days and I've now lost 12.2 KG's, 7.2KG first week and 5.0KG this week - so i'm pretty stoked to be honest. Have been putting in a lot of effort in regards to exercise, walking between 30 and 40 minutes every night or swimming for an hour and I go for a really long walk on Saturday night - 1.5hrs worth of walk. Diet is getting easier now, although I still want to gnaw my arm off sometimes. I just go exercise some more, or have a big drink which usually helps to get rid of said hunger - well at least enough to make it go into the background. Had my Sleep Test last Thursday night, so guess I will find out the results soon enough - here's hoping the sleep aponea has buggered off and I don't want to go back onto the CPAP machine. Superannuation check arrived in the mail last Friday, and has now been banked. So i'm all cashed up and ready for my operation. Expecting to hear back from the lovely gal's at CWLS sometime this week for a surgery date apparently. Thanks for all the support from everyone - such a lovely community here. Cheers, Craig
I love travelling. I especially love flying... However, being a large... hmm extra large... okay okay, being a 6XL person all of my adult life (I was like an XL-2XL during my childhood and teens) has not made this passion easy on me. Every time I hop on the plane, that dreaded moment comes when the 'fasten seat belts' pops up. Ding dong! Then the hostess comes to check if everyone has their belts on... So as soon as he/she comes to me (they know it aint gonna fit me), they sort of look with suspicion in their eyes, but I blurt out "belt extension please" before they can say anything. Most of the time the people sitting next to me lift an eyebrow... because I'm guessing they've never seen this before? Hmmm... Amazes me, because the world population is growing fast (in weight), so they must have come across it... Then I think, I'm always travelling to and through countries like Turkey, China, Malaysia, Singapore, where the majority of the population consists of mini people. Anyways, back to the point! It was just a couple months ago. I was flying up to Sydney to see my hubby. Now I know domestic flight seats are ALWAYS tinier than the tiny inetrnational flights. Don't even get me started on the belt size! :/ So I walk down the isle to my seat. I put up my luggage then pop into my seat... I don't notice it at first, but I feel comfortable. Hmm... That's strange! For the first time in my life, I notice room on both sides of my thighs in a flight seat! The armrest is (yes! for the first time!) not lifted by my thigh. I could never fit properly, so my thigh would always push the armrest up. Normally I would sit a little sideways so my huge tuckshop arms do not give any discomfort to the person sitting next to me. However this time I'm sitting straight and my shoulders are well within my own seat. No overflow into the next seats! By now I have a HUGE smile across my face. So much so that the guy sitting next to me was like 'wtf?' Must have thought I was looney. Ahhhh if only he knew... Then that dreaded ding dong bell was heard to fasten seat belts. Hmmm... Yes!!!!! It clicked with no extension required... for the first time in my entire adult life! And you know what? I had to tighten it like 15-20cm. I even have proof (see attached photo). Oh yes, after that I definitely had to try the meal tray which is never flat as it sort of lays on a slope on my tummy... Obviously that too was fine.. I had room between my thighs and the meal tray, room between my tummy and the meal tray (even when I pulled it all the way out). I snapped a quick shot of my belt, I don't know if the guy next to me noticed, but I couldn't care less. How could I not document such a memorable moment? The entire flight (which was only like an hour and a half) I was on cloud nine. I can't wait to hop on the plane again now. Actually, this time I have to go on rides (e.g. show, luna park, etc) and bungee jumping! xx Gee