Thursday, July 8, 2010

The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth.

Hello! Hi?

How do I begin?
Well here's a little bit about me:

I'm Alyce
Melbourne, Australia
21 yrs
Final year of Psychology degree

...and I'm fat!

Have been since I was a child
Have struggled with it since I was a child
Have been dieting since Primary School
Have finally reached my last resort!

This blog is going to be an outlet for me to document my experience with the Lap Band (an adjustable band that will be fitted around my stomach)

At 8am August 13 2010, I'll be in surgery
This will probably be the best and worst day of my life
Best, because it will give me hope that maybe one day I'll be able to be proud of myself and I may finally be happy with my body
Worst, because it will be the most drastic, scariest thing of my life

So I've been waiting for this day to come since mid-last year
Had to wait one full year for my insurance to kick in
but I've probably been waiting for this day for my whole life
This is the only option that has provided me with the most hope that I might be able to be healthy

Don't get me wrong, I've done just about every diet in the book and I succeeded once...losing 30+ kg. But as most people know, the hardest part is keeping it off...and that's something that I will never be able to do alone

So here I am...
dreading the 3 wk optifast pre-op diet
but excited about finally getting the surgery
and hoping that i'll finally be able to get the help that I need to do this


Ronke143 said...

Hey Alyce!

Welcome to blogger!! The pre-op diet definately sucks...but once you get through that (which you WILL) it gets a little easier!!

I'll be looking forward to following you on your journey!

Kerri said...

Welcome!!! WOW! You have a date...that is awesome! Welcome to band land! There are sooo many bloggers that are super supportive! Good luck!

amandakiska said...

Welcome to Bandland! I was banded in February and have lost 28.3 kg. since. I am so happy! Blogging really helps so keep at it. Here's a link to my blog if you'd like to follow:

Pamela E. Williams said...

We will be band sisters then because my surgery is set for August 10th. I'm with Ronke on that pre-op diet. Ugggh!! I have to do 1 day of clear liquids and that sit. Hopefully you will get through it easy-peasy.

I'm following you so we can keep each other encouraged. Here is a link to my blog:

DiZneDiVa said...

Hello... Ronke sent me over to say Hi. i was banded on March 23rd and have lost a little over 60 pounds of my very high starting weight. This is close to becoming the most successful I've been on any diet and it doesn't really feel like a diet. I mean I watch what I eat and try eating as healthy as possible, I miss chocolate terribly and reintroduce myself to it every once in a while but I am healthier than I've been in years and feel great. You will do wonderfully and I look forward to continuing to read your journey. Come say Hi... Good luck! *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..." check out my blog at

alycejo said...

Hi everyone!
I am hopeless at this and didn't realise I had followers let alone these awesome comments!!
So nice to meet you all
I find it so amazing that there is this online world where people can feel free to document this exciting journey!
I am so nervous...yet so so excited!
I'm fearful of how much the IV hurts and I don't want to wake up during surgery...that's my worst nightmare!
I'm going to post some old pictures soon so keep following!
I'll be spending endless nights awake reading all your are all such an inspiration!
Pamela, keep me posted on how everything goes! It's so close now :D:D

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