Archive | March, 2012

Sick as a dog

15 Mar

I’ve been quite sick this week. My ear and throat infections stopped me from going for my regular swim. I haven’t stepped on the treadmill either. I have tried to keep more active which is a massive NSV for me. Before I would have used my sickness as an excuse to lay in bed watching tv or reading. But so far, I have been out every day of the week, taking my youngest to the park or to feed the ducks or just for a short walk.

I also redecorated our main bedroom this week. It is so calming now with all the white and neutrals and bits of gold and silver. Looks divine 🙂 But this may have happened because I have some writing I need to do for Uni and I am procrastinating. Our house is the most organised and the cleanest it ever is when I have papers due!

Still doesn’t change the fact that I’m as sick as a dog.


My eBay Sales

14 Mar

Want a bargain? Click here. I am selling lots of items with more still to come.

13kg down!

12 Mar

If you remember from my previous post, I weighed 2 days early and had lost 1.5kg. Well, I weighed on my official day (Monday, which was yesterday) and I am down 1.9kg in my first week of being filled! That makes a total of 13kg!

🙂 I feel great too. I am finally getting comments about looking slimmer. My face has slimmed down a lot too.

I went through my wardrobe yesterday and pulled out all of the size 26 and 24’s that I have been wearing. They are loose and look horrific on me, so I decided to sell them on Ebay. I spend a lot of money on clothes because I love to shop, so I thought that maybe I could get a little of that money back!

I will add a link when its all up and running. I have to take some pics etc. There are so many items of clothing. Lots of tops and dresses. Usually, I just send them off in a bag to the salvo’s, but I need to purchase clothes in my size and I am reluctant to because I don’t want to waste money considering I am still losiing weight. But if I can ‘earn’ some extra money, then maybe I won’t feel so guilty when I go shopping!

So, here is to never seeing 120kg or more ever again!

My first band-filled loss!

9 Mar

I got 5ml put into my band on Monday, and today (Saturday the 10th) I have lost 1.5kg! I know that I should save my weigh-in until Monday, but I just couldn’t help myself!

I love my band. I don’t think I have said this before, but I really do love my band. I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full, which is usually no more than 1/2 a cup of whatever. I feel so in control.

Aside from my cravings yesterday afternoon of course, when I ate some coffee biscuits and 2 snack sized bags of pizza shapes. But even with those no-no’s I was still under 1000 calories for the day. I haven’t normally been counting calories because that is not why I got the band, but yesterday I was a little nervous about my mini blowout so I decided to count calories for the day.

What can I say? A far cry from my year long binge!

I’m happy 🙂

I am officially filled!

5 Mar

5mls worth, to be exact. I aim to be on liquids until later this afternoon, only because I am not sure what my restriction is like. I don’t know what food I am going to start with. I had soup for dinner yesterday and I was pretty much full half way through my half cup. It was kind of awesome.

I am having a coffee right now and it feels fine. I feel it going down slowly though, which is sort of weird.

ANYWAY! I have been able to maintain my weight (give or take a couple of kg’s!) LOL! so, it doesn’t really mean that I have maintained, does it? I’m just pleased that when I stepped on the scale yesterday, it didn’t read 131kg. I had this intense fear that those numbers would show up for a second time.

I really do hope that I never see those numbers again. Today kind of feels like the first day of my weightloss. I truly feel banded now and I can’t wait to start dropping the weight. I really want this month until my next fill, to count. I would love to drop 4kg this month. I would be ecstatic. Sticking to the rules for 4 weeks can’t be that hard, right?

And that is all I have to do. Thankfully, I am getting my teeth fixed today so that I can start to chew chew chew again. I’ve been in agony.

Oh, and getting the fill didn’t hurt all that much. Although feeling the needle go in slowly, and then feeling the way the needle dislodged from my port afterwards made me a little … ill. But nothing I can’t handle!

This is it folks! Let the weightloss begin!

First Fill Fears!

4 Mar

Last night, I think I dreamt that my Doc accidently stabbed my neck with a 10inch needle! Crazy times people!

I have been, once again, having my ‘last supper’ for the past couple of weeks. I am due for my very first fill tomorrow, and I have been having nightmares both about massive needles and back doctors, and not being able to eat ever again. I have had fresh bread and barbequed steak. It has been wonderful and I have only felt a little guilty.

But today, that has all stopped. I am preparing for my 24hrs of liquids and probably a tighter band (although various youtube videos have taught me that this may not be the case!). I am really hoping for a tighter band!

I am ready. I have challenged myself to move more. I have been swimming and walking on the treadmill, but not as often as I need to. So, less crocheting and more activity! I have crocheted about 8 granny squares in too little a time! Not so good for my fat bum.

I am full of hope today. I know that I can do this. I think I stopped believing that these past 2 weeks.

6 more months until our trip overseas. A lot can happen in 6 months! I have to keep my eye on the prize(s):

1) New clothes!

2) Fitting into the plane seat!!!

3) Having relatives see me for the first time in 2 years much thinner. No more fat jokes you jerks!!


I can’t wait 🙂