Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Doctors Appointment Today!

Today I went to see my lapband surgeon for a check-up. The last time I saw him was 2 months ago. I was 103kg. Today I was 97.4kg on his scales... so that was a loss of 5.6kg in 2 months. Totally happy with that, and so was my surgeon. He wants to see me in 2 months to have my bloods done and another weight check. My cholesterol and BP is normal, my triglyceride levels were a little high and my iron levels a little low. I gave him a copy of my food diary, which he looked through and we discussed. He is really happy with my progress. I told him that I'll be in the 80's the next time I see him on September 10th! So I've really got to step it up now... 7.5kg in 2 months... that's 1.9kg more than the last 2 months!

Bring on the challenge!

He also did my measurements. I've lost 15cm off my waist and 7cm off my hips since the surgery. My surgeon said that because I was starting to get some loose skin now that it was more difficult to measure my waist properly but he was still happy with my progress.

I love my band :)

LBG xx

Monday, July 9, 2007

I got to 10% weight loss today at 97.7kg!! WooHoo! I was getting a little frustrated cos the scales weren't moving for a good few weeks and was wondering what was going on.

To be honest, I'm really happy with my level of restriction. It is definitely there and I know that when I push the boundries, my friend doesn't let me push them too far. I just need to make the right food choices. Anything that Melts or Dissolves will slip through the band... end of story. You don't see salad, vegetables and meat melting do you?? I know I'm not drinking enough water either.. but that's a whole other story. I've heard too many stories about stretching the band because people drank water too soon after they ate which meant that the water stretched the little tummy pouch. Since I eat every 2 hours, that doesn't give me alot of time inbetween to drink... and since I feel full most of the time, I'm not sure when a good time to drink is! I usually drink the most in the morning when I know the tummy pouch is empty and just before bed to flush it out.

Anyhoo, I am totally over the moon about my weight loss this morning... :) Once I hit 96kg I'll be down 20kg since my heaviest weight, then under 95kg (closer to 90 than to 100!) and then 93.6kg will see me as 15kg lost since the banding. Slowly but surely. 500g/week weight loss, I'm happy!

LBG xx

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Another fill required?

I think I need another fill - I've been watching the portions creep up ever so slowly. The other night I ate about a cup of pasta plus spag bol sauce. The first few mouthfuls got stuck (I was hungry and didn't chew properly) so they came up, but after that I was able to eat the rest of the bowl. Last night we had left over spag bol, so I decided to have 1/2 cup pasta and some spag bol sauce, but that only took me about 15 mins to eat and then I was still hungry... so I had a lite apple pie with some lite ice cream which went down a treat... I'm seeing my band doctor on the 18th so I'll chat with him then... but for now, cos I'm not exercising as much I'm really having to watch what I eat..

Does anyone else have that problem, when the first few mouthfuls of dinner get stuck, once they clear (either go through the band or get brought up) then you find you can eat more?

Just curious...

LBG xx

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Mikey Robins on Australian Story

I just watched the Australian Story about Mikey Robins, an Aussie comedian who, through the help of laproscopic lap banding, went from nearly 150kg to around 85kg... WOW! His story was really amazing and I related alot to him. He was honest and emotional. The good thing about the interview is that they didn't go on about the surgery too much, but more about his journey from being morbidly obese with all the associated problems that go with it, to the slim man that he is today with boundless amounts of energy. I was afraid that going into the detail about the surgery and what he can and can't eat now might of opened a can of worms and placed yet another negative connotation connected with weight loss surgery. They showed a couple of scenes of a surgery in progress and a snippet of Mikey discussing his progress with his weight loss surgeon, but it didn't focus on the surgery (the pros and the cons). I hope that this interview inspires more people to consider weight loss surgery.