Sunday 4 January 2009


With the exception of one day last week, I have been feeling much better each day.

Still not able to do to much for an extended period, but at least no more pains. I discovered the hard way I can't tolerate too much fat. After having some fruit cheese last week I developed pretty bad stomach cramps and diarrhoea - noice!

I'm supposed to return work tomorrow - yuk! Really don't feel up to it but I think I'll have to make the effort as it's been 6 weeks since I was there (Gawd, where has the time gone)

On the lap band front, things are going down well - to well in fact, so I think I will be due for a fill soon. I can eat well over the 1/2 cup of food your supposed to eat and have also started to feel hungrier now I'm feeling better. Tonight I have a nice piece of salmon I will bake in foil with some coriander and lemon juice.

True to my "cast iron guts" reputation I am having no problems with any foods, I can eat red meat and bread without it getting stuck, even rice is ok providing it is wet with some sauce through it.

Today I have started logging my food on the Calorie King site aiming for 1000-1200 cals a day which is what is recommended. I am also going to steer clear of red meat for a while maybe have it once a week instead of 3-4 times a week.

On Thursday I had a bit of retail therapy and bought myself a pair of size 18 pants and a size 20 top - pretty chuffed at that as I was previously a 24-26 - WOOHOO!!!

I had some photos taken today and as soon as I can find some pre-weight loss ones I will post them, I can see a huge difference particularly in the face.

It's onwards and downwards(weight wise) from here folks - I'm thrilled!!!!


Chris H said...

Fuck I can't wait to see some photos... I have a couple of you in Sydney if you can't find any pre-op ones!

Tracey said...

How fantastic! Every thing seems to be going to plan for you. I can not beleive the clothes size change already, you must be stoked!!!

Can't wait to see the photos.


Carlton said...

Wow I also can't wait to see the pictures.

Congratulations on the new clothes sizes.

I'm so glad things are starting to settle down and your eating real food again...

Janene said...

Wow that's a huge drop in sizes already! Well done! I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better now. Can't wait to see those photos hehe

Tania said...

Oh so good to hear you sounding so much better! Looking forward to seeing the photos. Good luck for work tomorrow and congrats on the clothes - what motivation!

Mick said...

Yuk work after a 6 week lay off, reckon that'll be tough.

Good news on everthing picking up & the weight loss, I'm so pleased for you.

Get them pics sorted.