Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ouch!! What a week.....

Sunday morning, I woke and all felt ok. I ate 2 poached eggs for brekkie and then it started ...... sharp stabbing pain all over my stomach, in my chest, and down my left side. I could not bend over, I could not lie down, I could not walk too quickly. And my first thought was - the band had slipped. This is devastating news if it were to be true. It would mean a re-operation and not necessarily success with a new band. So after a horrific night's sleep on Sunday night, I phoned the doctor's rooms on Monday morning. They squeezed me in for an appointment Monday arvo and I drove all the way into the Wesley to see him. He was quite concerned at first....asking me questions and me throwing him which he looked at me blankly. Yes, at first my symptoms could have indicated a "slip" however the big difference (and the reason why he believes I have not had a "slip) is because 1) I am getting food & liquid down; 2) I am not vomitting. If you have a "slip" you are most likely going to have these symptoms.

So after about 2mins in his rooms, the only advice he could offer me was to "wait for 48hours and we'll see".... So with that, I went home a little relieved but still in pain.

It is now Thursday and the pain is easing with every day. I still can't lie on my side, but the sharp stabbing pain seems to have subsided (thank goodness!). I will say one thing though...I barely eat! I have a cup of coffee and I am full for hours...not sure this is a good thing, but as long as that weight is coming off, I don't really care. I am not tired, I have plenty of energy, I take my vitamins, drink heaps of no problem really!

So, weigh in for this week - have lost another 1.3kg which brings my total weight loss to

14.4 kgs !!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger.
It could be nice if you post a personal photo with this post.

7 Facts:

1. I am 37yrs old
2. I have just had lap band surgery
3. I love photography
4. I am an excellent swimmer
5. I live on acreage
6. I love sushi
7. We are just about to get a new puppy!

7 Quirks:

1. I sneeze when I've had too much to eat (well I used to do this, not so much now!!)
2. Up until a few years ago I needed to be "tucked in" every night
3. I can roll my tongue
4. I can recite the "Underwater World" (at Mooloolaba) song from back in 1988???
5. I walk fast
6. I love country music
7. I sleep with a body pillow

Thursday, March 5, 2009

yummmmm, real food.....

Saw the dietician on Monday and it was time to talk turkey (and steak & chicken) YES, I'm eating real food again !!! It feels like forever since I've had a good chew on a Ryvita, and it feels goooooood !!!!

So anyway the plan is to eat mostly protein with a small amount of vegies. IF (and only if) I am feeling hungry after my meal I am to add some "fillers" (maybe half a tablespoon) of pasta, rice, potato to my meals.

So my main meal needs to be on a side plate (that's pretty much all I'd fit in) and half the plate needs to be protein (this equals about 1/2 cup of mince or one chicken stick), then the other two-thirds of the plate need to be vegies. If I need the filler, it takes up a tiny little corner of the plate - not worth cooking them really !!!!

I have managed to get down Ryvita's, Vita Weats, Smoked Salmon and even this morning I had one piece of yummy Burgen Bread with 2 tablespoons of creamed corn - this was quite possibly "over doing it" cos I felt like I'd just eaten at the Sizzler smorgasboard (twice!) needless to say lunch is probably off the menu today cos I am still full (very full) 2 hours after having this - but that' s the whole idea - eat well, but eat LESS !!!!!!!

So I gradually introduce "tougher" foods for me to eat...for e.g. instead of eating two fruits in a tub or banana (which is soft), I need to try to get myself to a point where I am eating apples or pears - foods that take a long time to chew, chew, chew and that will sit in my "pouch" for a lot longer....

I see my doctor again in 3.5wks time (probably for another fill of saline) and then the process starts all over again - have the fill, have liquids for 24 hours, then soft chewable foods, then challenge myself ..... until the next fill when we do it all over again !!!!!!

My weight this week is down to 93.9kgs - so that's a total loss of
13.1 kgs

Happy happy days ;-)