Saturday, April 23, 2011

Leaving next week! + Update

Arrgghhh we are leaving for Europe exactly one week from today!
Cannot believe how quickly time has flown
Mum isn't handling it very well...I guess it must be hard on her to let her girls go, but we have to leave the nest some time right?

There is quite a bit of band news:
I got a 1cc unfill last week and things have changed so much
My weight is definitely coming off alot slower now
Lost 0.4kg (0.88lbs) this week. I would be happy with at least 1kg, but I'll take any loss right now.
I am able to eat most things again.
Meat goes down fine, toasted bread doesn't give me any problems...and unfortunately I am able to eat Hot Cross Buns. Thank goodness they will be out of the shops after Easter :P
I know that I definitely need a fill
I am hungry and I try not to snack, but I have to remember that when I'm overseas I'll be moving more and not sitting around the house all day (like I have been doing lately :P)
If worse comes to worse, I can always get a fill when I'm away.

I may not update as often once I'm away, but I'll try to keep in touch as much as possible

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Photo I actually like

These last few days I've been up in Warrnambool (a seaside town in Victoria, Australia)
The weather was pretty decent so we went for a hike through Tower Hill, an extinct volcano
I was feeling brave so we decided to walk the steep track
Far out it was tough! So many steps and such steep hills
It was worth it though, the view was amazing

Dad decided to take this photo of me walking
Normally I would cringe so bad at a full body shot and would probably delete it straight away, but I actually liked this one of me
It definitely shows that I've lost alot of weight. Makes me so proud to see it and smile :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Life is great!

Yesterday I got another 1cc taken out of my band
My doctor was so proud of me because even though I admitted to eating junk, I still lost a decent amount of weight!
She was only going to take out 0.5cc but I'm so desperate to eat normal meals I decided to take the full 1cc out. I was experiencing alot of heart burn while I was waiting at her office, and the second she took the fluid out, I felt instant relief.

Today, my eating has been excellent!

This is what I've eaten so far (it's 2pm right now):
Breakfast- 2 weetbix & 150ml light milk (couldn't get the full bowl down within half an hour but I had about 3/4 of it)= 175 cals
Lunch- 1 egg omelette with 1 small tomato and a handful of shredded cheese (amazing! even the tomato went down with no problems)= 174 cals
PM snack- 1 cup cream of chicken soup = 88 cals

I've also been able to drink about 700mls of water so far. I have a new appreciation for the stuff now! The last few weeks I've probably only had 1 or 2 glasses of water in a day and I was feeling horrible.

So glad I got the unfill. I was afraid of gaining weight, but I'm determined to lose more weight so I'm going to work my ass off!

Also, I have 2 weeks until I leave for Europe! As if that's not motivating :P

Thursday, April 14, 2011

38 kg!

Finally. I've been hovering around 89kg for a few weeks now
Current weight is 88.6kg
Life with the band isn't that great right now
I've all of a sudden gone too tight again
I called up the docs office and I had enough, I basically had to beg them to see me for an unfill. They finally booked me in to see the doc tomorrow. Wooooo
I went to my local doctor last week with some pain on the right side of my abdomen. I seriously though I might have appendicitis but thank goodness it's not that serious. The doc said it was because I wasn't drinking enough water. Honestly, I can't even get down half a litre of water these days. Hopefully this unfill will sort it all out and I can start losing more weight.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Night reflux

Well ladies I don't know if stress/nerves/excitement affects the band but something is not right
For the last few nights, trying to sleep has been very uncomfortable
I've been having acid reflux and it's not fun!
My eating really hasn't changed much...I can still eat, so hopefully it's not a sign of a slipped band
But the next available appointment with my Dr is in 3 weeks and I can't wait that long! My doctors clinic frustrates me sometimes. I'll call them again on Monday and basically beg that I need an unfill

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sometimes I wish that I hadn't looked in the mirror so often or taken so many photos during this weight loss process.
I'm sitting here watching the Biggest Loser Makeovers and am in awe of how amazing these people look.
The best part was that these people hadn't had the chance to see their bodies changing since being at camp Biggest Loser.
Lately my self esteem hasn't been too great. I'm starting to feel fat again and just don't feel very motivated.
If I don't look at my before pictures as often as I do, I probably wouldn't feel much different from when I was at my heaviest.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Unfill

Sorry about the constant posts!
I haven't had a day off in a while and all I've done is surf the net!

I've decided that I am going to get more fluid taken out of my band before I go overseas
I've been thinking about it and I am just fed up with not being able to eat the foods that my family eat
When deciding on the surgery, I was under the impression that I would be able to eat just about everything as normal, except in smaller portions
These days I can't eat meat, chicken, some vegies, salads...all the healthy stuff!
I don't mind that I can't eat this stuff because I'm experimenting with other foods, but when I'm in Europe it is going to be alot harder to find foods that are band friendly
I'm going on a tour and I don't want to feel left out if I can't enjoy dinner with the whole group

I'm scheduled to go in on April 28th...I leave May 1st
I don't necessarily want to empty the band completely, but maybe another 1cc

I graduate tomorrow!

How exciting!
The last time I saw my University friends was in October and I weighed around 105kg
I currently weigh around 89kg and am so damn proud of myself!
I'll be sure to post pictures of the day some time this week :)
Wish me luck!
I really hope I don't trip :P

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 2 of liquids!

Woah I stepped on the scale to a new low: 88.9kg! Feels amazing
Hope the scale wasn't pranking me, April Fool's has past so I will smash it to pieces if it shows a gain tomorrow :P

Yesterday I had liquids up until dinner time
I was hoping to do it all day but we had visitors and didn't want to feel left out
For dinner I had some "vegetarian" meat. Yes, you heard correctly! This band will not allow me to indulge in some meat or chicken anymore so I have to settle for the fake stuff. It's not as great as real meat but it's close enough. The texture of it is easier to break down than meat so it goes down fine.
I also had a tiny tiny tiny slice of cake.

But something really strange is going on. After I ate some food I started getting that sick feeling I mentioned last week. Lately I've had stomach aches all day everyday. I really don't know what it could be, and I don't really want to go to the doctors because I'm scared they'll tell me not to go overseas!
It's not painful, it's just an uncomfortable sickness


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Liquids = Fullness?

So today I've decided to do just consume liquids because I've been feeling so sick in the stomach lately I couldn't stand it anymore

It's 1:19pm today and this is what I've had:
- half a cup of coffee
- 1 glass V8 juice
- 1 cup of soup

And I feel completely satisfied
I don't understand it! When I eat solids I'm barely ever full and I'm constantly grazing

I like this feeling
Maybe my restriction will come back after a few days of this

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Goals

Seeing as though I only have 4 weeks left until Europe, I really need to step it up a notch and work a bit harder

This month I only lost 2.2kgs (4.84lbs)

I know it's a healthy loss, an average of half a kilo a week, but it's still not great

On Monday I think I might start optifast again just to detox
I have been eating alot of crap lately and I just can't help myself

My ultimate goal was to be 85kg by the time I leave for Europe
So I would have to lose another 5kg this month

Seems possible if I actually work hard, eat less, move more, drink water