Monday, February 18, 2008

Reading and Experiencing are two different things!

Well you can read about banding till the cows come home but until you've been through it you just never know how it will affect you. I have had a lot of pain and a lot of wind and put together that means more pain! I'm on a liquid diet which consists of:

Supradyn Multivitamin (make sure it's flat as flat or else you will pay for it later)
B'fast: Sustagen 125ml over 15mins then wait half an hour then another 125ml over 15mins
Morn tea: 125ml of juice plus 125ml of runny custard
Lunch: Sustagen same as bfast
Aft Tea: same as morning
Dinner: 125ml of soup plus 125 ml sustagen.
plus water, water, water.

I've weighed myself this morning and have lost 8.2kg since starting Optifast 3 weeks ago....I"m impressed with that.

Glad I'm not going back to work this week - don't think I'd cope. Off for another nap now....

Thanks for your good wishes again. Hey Carol - thanks - love you too xx.


Karen Sloane said...

Losing 8.2kgs equals 16 @ 500gm tubs of margarine and a small jar of peanut butter.
Imagine carrying that around in shopping bags! Your arms would fall off and then you would truly need a nap.
I'm so proud of you.

mjwdec73 said...

Kathy, congratulations on the 8.2kgs - what a fantastic start! I hope you are as proud of yourself as I am of you. Walking, degas and peppermint tea are your best friends with the gas. Even little ones will help you move it. There is nothing fun about gas though - unless you are an 8 year old boy!

Sustagen - you poor thing - I hated it - thank goodness for Up and Go.

Take it easy for the rest of the week - it is the best thing you can do for yourself.

I'm sorry you hurt from laughing after reading my post, but it really was funny :)

diana stephens said...

Good on ya 8.2kgs is amazing and you've only just started your new life.

I hope you are on the mend and getting lots of rest.

Hugs and kisses from us.