Wednesday, 26 September 2012

3 months post op and 24.2kg gone forever

I've survived 3 months with the sleeve!

Thought it was going to be more of a struggle but I've managed.  Yes I do have some bad days, but overall, I love my sleeve.

24.2kg are gone....forever.  They will NEVER come back.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Double figures are looming!

Hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks, I'll be in


Last time I was in double figures was probably in my mid to late teens.

So excited!  Got just a tad over 4kg to go until I'm below 100kg.

My surgeon did say he'd like me in the 80's when I next see him.

Looking like a possibility.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

12 weeks post op, 1.4kg down and getting lei'd.

Get your minds out of the gutters, not that kind of lay LOL (maybe one day ha ha), no but in September next year, guess who's going to Hawaii?!?!?!?


With a new body...well almost.

So excited.  I cannot wait.

This all came about when my sister propositioned me.  I'll backtrack a little, so you know what's going on.

Last year was my sister's 50th birthday, so to mark the milestone, I surprised her with a holiday to Hong Kong.  I was last there in 1988 so I've always wanted to go back and so has she, we just never got around to it.  So everything was booked in January and I had kept things quiet until June when I surprised her with a very cryptic note outlining a trip overseas, weather at the destination, what kind of things to pack.  Like I said, very cryptic.  We weren't due to leave until September, so she had no clue as to where we were going.

I had organised everything behind her back and contacted her boss to apply for her leave.  As she knew we were going overseas somewhere, I asked her to give me money so I could convert it to spending money, but I held onto this until the final destination.

Our flight didn't leave until midnight, so she was checking the board at the airport and there were 3 flights leaving around the same time, so I tricked her by walking towards the Phuket counter, only to weave out again.  Walked up to Singapore Airlines counter and then it clicked...she thought we were going to Singapore.  But no.  I told her to wait behind whilst I went to the check in counter, explained to the clerk that my sister has no clue as to where we are going and not to say anything.  She didn't, which was great.  Then came the immigration card thingy.  I got her to fill everything else out but leave destination blank then I filled out that part.  No problem there.  Phew.

Upon arrival at Changi, my sister tried to make her way to baggage claim but I told her we can't.  She was a little confused.  I handed over her envelope containing spending money and then it clicked.

Back on track.

So she wanted to surprise me with a trip to Port Douglas, as I have never been, going in April next year out of school holidays.  But as I keep talking about Hawaii, well you get the idea LOL.  She said she can't afford for flights and accommodation to Hawaii for the both of us and I told her not to worry about it, we'll just split the cost.  So now we have a whole year to save up.  As soon as I see cheap flights for around the time we want to go (just waiting for her to confirm dates, as her coworker is on leave in September too).  We'll go for 10 days and island hop, as we've only ever been to Honolulu (this will be the 4th time).

And yeah, lost 1.4kg this now is 22.1kg.  Yay!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

11 weeks post op and 800gm down

Hoping for more than 800gm, but I guess it's better than nothing.

Not much to discuss this week.

Such an exciting life I lead...not.

I am thinking about a holiday though next year.  But then again, I need to save for surgery down the track to get rid of all the excess skin I will have.



Decisions decisions.

If I do holiday, I don't know whether to head back to the US and pop over to Canada or do I head to Europe?

If I won tattslotto, then all my problems will be solved.  I can then do both.

But that's not the case.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

10 weeks post op 2.6kg down

Officially over 20kg lost!!!  All went well yesterday with the surgeon and he was very pleased with my progress.

One thing: he's obsessed with my boobs.  After the hi's and how are you's on the way to the weigh in room, he looks at me and says "you're boobs haven't shrunk".  Should I be concerned?  I just laugh it off because I know eventually they will, just haven't quite yet (still same band and cup size dammit).

He also stated that I look younger and if he didn't know me, he'd think I was in my late 20's.  I said the wrinkles (following weight loss) haven't set in yet.  He thought (again, before he knew my age) that I was more late 30's/early 40's.  He himself is 41 and doesn't look it, but I would've said early 40's had he asked.

Anywho, don't need to see him now until 2 weeks before Christmas, which he says I should be in my 80's by then.

Double figures!

Last time I was in my 80's I was in Year 7.

I also happened to walk past Katies...yes Katies!  I ended up buying a new top for work as I'm getting sick of the same stuff week in week out.  I tried on a 20 and it fit.  I'm thinking of going back and trying on 18 just in case.  I never want to wear clothes in the size 20's again, so best schlep it over to Katies to exchange.  If it does't fit now, it will in a few weeks.  I just love the colour.

I'm house sitting for a friend who is going to Europe for 5 weeks.  Jealous.  I'll basically just be sleeping there as I work during the day from home.  It's more to look after her half dead dog and princess of a cat LOL.

Well tis all for now.  Until next time...

Monday, 3 September 2012

20kg gone!!!

Well on my scales anyway.  Yes, as of this morning, I've lost 20kg in 3 months!  Yippee!  Considering it took me a year to lose 25kg back in 2004, I'm ecstatic.

I'm seeing my surgeon today for a check up, so I'm dreading his scales, as they tend to show more.  I hope not too much.

I am now on a full diet and can tolerate whatever comes my way.  Last week I managed a medium steak.  Dad aged his own for 2 weeks and it was just delicious.  Glad I was able to enjoy this, as I've heard that those with a band are unable to tolerate certain foods, steak being one of them.

Shall report back tomorrow with official numbers.