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  1. missmiranda

    Keeping it secret.

    Hello everyone, My lap band surgery is booked for January 7 2015 with Professor Paul O'Brien. I am having a friend take me to the hospital and pick me up once I'm all finished. I haven't told anyone about the surgery except my father, who lives overseas, and am reluctant to tell my friend the real reason I am getting surgery... Do you think it will be possible to get in and out of the hospital without my friend finding out I'm having lap band surgery? I know how silly this sounds, that I should just be happy I am finally getting the surgery and not keep secrets. However, having been judged for years about my weight, I don't really want to be judged for having weight loss surgery. What are everyone else's thoughts and experiences? Thank you.
  2. Squishy

    At the very begining

    Hey Everyone, My name is Sam, I am new, I mean really new, I haven't even had my initial appointment yet.... that's happening on the 3rd of Jan. I am hoping to make a few friends in here to go through the journey with me. Hopefully some people in Brisbane, and with similar goals to me... umm wanting to loose half of themselves. actually i don't want to lose it, i want to evict 65kg and get a restraining order! a bit about me: 46 yo body, much younger mentally. doing a fine art degree at QCA Southbank. Graphic Artist. good sense of humour, totally tactless, stubborn, determined. I live out near Indooroopilly. I have been looking at lapband surgery for a number of years, in the past i would convince myself i could do it myself, and i would, i would lose the weight, through hard work and willpower. unfortunately my weight is stubborn and always found its way back again and just cause its kinda friendly would bring home a few extras with it, so at my lightest i have been 65kg, and at my heaviest 135kg, Oh i am 173cm tall, and healthy other than being over weight. my weight is always up and down, last Christmas i was 95kg.. its just madness. I am hoping the Lapband will be the tool that will help me control the weight once i get it off. I know its still going to be lots of hard work and willpower, but the band i am hoping will be like a little control freak inside me that will force me to be aware always of how much i put in my mouth. and basically wanted some friends to share the journey with, strength in numbers and all that ya know. sooo..... anyone feelin the same I would love to hear from you. in here or via email: squishypaint@gmail.com (hope that's allowed, err stalkers need not apply) Sam... oh ps, if i posted this in the wrong space.. sorry, i will do better next time.
  3. Hi, This is my first post! I have found this form to be really helpful in my research about banding. I have just received a DVD and info from CBS in Glen Iris, and I am considering Dr Stewart Skinner for my surgeon. A question I have for you all is about how your family and friends reacted to he news you wanted lap banding? I have noticed some people get a little uncomfortable and dont know what to say. Either they have certain views about it - like its a cop-out, or that exercise and diet should be enough. Or they dont know how to say how happy they are you are finally going to lose the weight. I did lose weight, twice, but both times - in hindsight - were not healthy. First was eating 900 calories a day and I got very skinny. Then I put on 30-40kg. I went on atkins and reductil and lost 30kg in 6-9 months. When I moved to Australia I put it all and some more back on. Since then i have tried CSIRo, weight watchers, atkins again, lite and easy, jenny craig and more. I have yo-yo'd up and down by about 15kg. I have had 3 personal trainers and now have several injuries that prevent me from working out and doing certain exercises. To top it all off - I had a genetic report done a few years back which identified that I have the FTO, MC4R, INSIG2 and PCSK1 genes - all related to obesity. I didn't choose lap banding as a first choice, but the diet pills had awful side effects, I can do limited exercise, I have a sedentary job, and diets are not working. Some of the reactions to my decision have been surprising and I am wondering if peoples attitudes to the procedure change once they see the results in you? Thanks
  4. BekCanDoIt

    Moved to Sydney!!

    Hello Everyone!! Last weekend i moved to Freshwater (near Manly) as a 'live in' Nanny. I don't know anyone down here, nor do i really know where anything is etc etc. Sooo, i was wondering do any of you lovely people live around this area, and if you do would you like to catch up for coffee, a walk - something like that??!! I've been abit off the rails the last month, and i really want to get back into a healthy lifestyle - that's the whole reason for the band right!!??!! And being in a new place without any friends can get very boring!!! - also what are cool area's to go see, and things to do with children around here?? The kids i work with have ENDLESS amounts of energy, that i'd like to harness in a positive way! Love to hear from anyone!! :) :) :) Bek xo
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