Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Yep - happy now!

As Tina would say: Woohoo for me!! I weighed in this morning......obviously it was good news. I lost 1.2kg this week. Which takes me to a total of 20.3kg.

I'm learning a lot about when to eat, what to eat and how to eat it! I really had no idea about real restriction until now. Breakfast is a big no until about 10am if at all. Lunch is ok and dinner is a maybe.

On to another week - now I'm excited. Wonder if I can hit the 25kg by Christmas?

My mum & dad are coming over this weekend for Jess's birthday. Can't believe she's 19! I'm so not old enough to have a 19yr old daughter!!!! Could say I was a child bride but I'd be lying....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Unbelievable result

I weighed in this morning and guess what - I put on 100grams! Can you believe it? I've had hardly anything to eat all week (brought up more than I care to remember) and I put on! Can I swear about now?

I must say though - about Wednesday I had a sneak peak and for some reason I had put on about 1kg. I dare say that was the transition from fluids back to somewhat mushy/normal food. So I have lost that. Next week I'd better have results or this bloody band is coming out!

Todays food intake has been:

No breaky - tried and failed.
Small yoghurt
Chicken & Salad Wrap (small) but kept it down - yeah me!
2 sesame crackers with cheese
Dinner: half a loin chop, 2 tabs potato layer bake and a few peas.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Well now I really know what it's like to have a gastric band! I've never had this much restriction before.....and I suppose that's why the weight loss has been so slow. Although I am back on semi normal foods, mornings aren't great yet dinner is fine.....but small. Liquids are my friend.

Yesterdays food intake went as such:
Yoghurt (took me hours to eat it)
2 crackers & cheese
4 sate prawns and 2 tabs rice
Diet Cordial

This morning I tried a poached egg on toast - well that was a disaster! So I've had a water now and a coffee.

Oh I suppose you might be wondering about the scales this morning? I've lost 2.2kg this week - that brings me back to a loss of 19.2kg. I put on heaps in the 2/3 weeks before the fill. I'd hate to think what would happen if I didn't have the band as it would all just pile back on. So now I'm on the downhill run again and can't wait for next weeks weigh in. Might even have a measure next week - go Me!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Getting there....

I feel much better today. Boy - the fill knocked me around this time (and I have a bruise about 50c piece size around my port scar!). I had all the pain I had after the op this time with wind build up - excrutiating! Anyhow - I'm on the mend and am on mushies again and will be back on solids tomorrow. I'm back to eating minimal amounts and satisfied easily and for long periods which is what it's all about and to top it off I'm losing weight!!! I'll report on how much on Monday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little about fills.....since I know you are wondering!

I went to the Dr. he was disgusted with my weightloss and I was not surprised - he used the word "pathetic". And said it was his fault really as he has been too conservative with me and I don't have what I should have in my band. So he proceeded to put 1.5ml in my band - this he did by putting that great big needle in my stomach and waving it around in my stomach until he hit the port. Yes - it hurt a lot........a f**king real lot. He couldnt find the port at first so pulled it out and changed to a shorter I had to go through it again. He eventually found it after excrutiating pain (a pap smear is preferrable). Then I did the water test and failed. Couldn't get a half a glass of water down without feeling it sitting at the back of my then he decided to take half a ml out. So I had to go throught the needle bit again - same procedure only backwards.....yeah that was just as much fun.

I went home to my mum's (an hour away) and took 2 tablets as the wind had built up by then and went to bed for a couple of hours. I then got up and drove 4hrs home to Dubbo. Well by the time I got home I was in agony from wind pain (just like after the op). So took more tabs and went to bed. Laying down I'm fine.....anything upright is gurgling pain. I rang the doc this afternoon and told the nurse what was going on. She talked to the doc and he suggested I get half a ml taken out. Well - the only person in Dubbo who can do it has gone on leave until the 12th Nov!!! ##**!@% Anyway - I rang back and he suggested I take wind tabs and panadol and see how I go.....If it's no better tomorrow I'm back in the car and off to N'Castle. I don't love my band at the moment. I went on to mushies tonight (executive decision by me) as I think half the problem was that my stomach was plain empty. Had runny salmon and cheese sauce about half a cup - it was the most glorious food I have ever eaten and I feel a little better. We'll see how I go this space!