This is a blog about many things – primarily, my weight loss journey.
After being admitted to Hospital in July 2010 (for a condition unrelated to my weight), I was shocked to discover that I weighed 243 kilograms. At this point, I made the decision to have Lap-Band surgery – something I’d been thinking about doing for some time but had been putting off.
Please share the highs and lows with me as I go on this journey to strive to find a healthier and happier me.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Under 200kg - just.
I am happy
that today is behind me!
I went and
saw Dr Winnett.I haven't seen him since
the 1st of March when I had my band replaced.I told him right away that I thought that I had put on weight and he was
very positive about regardless of having put some on, I will be able to lose
it.I hopped on the scales and I weighed
in at 199.6kg.I think the fact I'm
under 200kg is awesome mentally due to the fact that I'm not over 200kg but I
like to think that the foods that I have been eating the last few days has
contributed to me being under 200kg.Who
knows.I could have been more at one
I had 1.5ml
in my band.I was under the impression
that it had been empty this whole time.After 15 minutes or so of trying to fill my band, he said that it would
be best if I went down to Olympic Imaging to have it done via X-ray ashe was not able to put the fill in.And I know that I am to blame for it due to
the fact that I have put on so much weight over the past few months.It was getting easier for him to find the
port as time went on now, he wasn't able to do it at all.
I went to
Olympic Park and Peter (the man who has dealt with all of my Barium Swallows)
was there.The fill was over in a few
minutes.After it was done, the man
showed me how long the needle was that he used.It was around about 20cm long.It
was huge.No wonder the man doing the
procedure kept asking if I could feel anything.And although I had a local anaesthetic, he was surprised that I was
quite comfortable throughout the procedure.
I got to
work at 1.And even though I'm the
weight that I am, I am feeling fantastic.I have a spring in my step.I am
happy and carefree and feeling awesome.I can't wait to see how I'll feel once I lose a bit more weight.
strange having my band filled.I sipped
on some cold water before and I had forgotten what it feels like when it slows
down when it gets to that point.I
nibbled on some pretzels before (healthiest snack I could find in the vending
machine at work) and had to remind myself to chew, chew, chew.I have had about 3 tic tacs and have been
grazing on small box of Sustain.I am
full after half the packet.It's a
comforting feeling knowing that I have my tool back to help me through my
fill will be at Olympic Park in 2 weeks and I will see Dr Winnett again in 4
weeks.My goal in the next 4 weeks is to
attempt to lose 10kg.I want it gone
(again!).And I know that I can do
it.It's so easy to put weight on but so
hard to lose it but it feels much better losing it than putting it on.I hope to be full of energy and back to
feeling fit again within a few weeks.I
used to feel like I could take on the world.I can't wait to get back to that.Even if it means getting up so early to achieve it, I'm after results
and results will only come with hard work and determination.And I'll get there because I deserve to.I know I can do it.
So much so, I'm going to go to the Gym - I'm feeling tense and I can't think of anything better to get that tension out other than some boxing and lifting some weights.