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#276 kissy10

Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

I'm back....

Congrats Pam on your op, how are you feeling?

Stinkermouse - looking good!!


#277 **Renz**

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Kissy! Doing great. Put on my tight jeans today and Ive been pulling them up most of the time. Gives you that little kick of keep going.

Hows your wounds going? MIne are as itch as hell today

#278 ~*Erica*~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Stinkermouse, you look amazing.  Well done.

Can I ask you ladies how you go with preparing dinner for your own family after the sleeve.  Did you lose interest in cooking or just in eating the food?

Also, were your partners supportive of your decision to have the sleeve?  My DH is not very supportive but we are going to have a chat about it when he gets home tomorrow (he works away).

Thanks ladies.

#279 **Renz**

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Erica: I think Im more into preparing dinner for my family now as I want them to eat healthy. My DH wanted me to have the band cos it was reversible. He came to see the surgeon and dietetic with me and turned to the sleeve

#280 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (~*Erica*~ @ 04/04/2012, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I ask you ladies how you go with preparing dinner for your own family after the sleeve.  Did you lose interest in cooking or just in eating the food?


I still do kids dinner as normal. Husband is the one that misses out. He started a new job last year and it has longer hours so he gets home just in time to see kids to bed.
He has lost weight though since I have stopped cooking for him ~snicker~

#281 Polly Esther

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Stinker - WHAT A huge DIFFERENCE! You look great. Look - you've even got a gap at the top of your thighs! JEALOUS!  original.gif

Erica - I still cook, but I tend to cook a lot lazier these days... I guess because I don't see too much point in cooking up huge delicious meals since everyone here is a fussy whinger anyway, and DP only came back recently (he was FIFO - so I was only cooking for DD and myself... less than 2 serves a meal... lol).



#282 smc81

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

Hi Ladies!

Could I just ask a general question about what happens when you hit your goal weight? How do you maintain that weight and not continue to lose?

#283 Feral Lemur

Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Polly Esther would love to see a current photo.

#284 ~*Erica*~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for replying ladies, I appreciate your time.  DH gets home tomorrow for a week, so I will try and talk to him while he his home.  I already have a referral and we are heading to Perth in May, so I would like to see the surgeon when we are there.  Fingers crossed.

I would also love to see some more before and after photos if anyone wants to share.

#285 Polly Esther

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

Before: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Ful...BeforeFront.jpg
Taken just now (excuse the filthy mirror - I need to clean my bathroom... lol): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Ful.../SDC13003-1.jpg

That's 31kg between the two.  original.gif

#286 Ianthe

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

OK I don't belong here but PE that is amazing!

#287 ~*Erica*~

Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Polly Esther, you look wonderful.  What an inspiration.

#288 **Renz**

Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

HOLY SWEET JESUS polly you look AWESOME I envy you sooooooo much right now

#289 yoohooyou

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hi I was sleeved in October and hated it. Like really hated it for the first two months but now totally love it! I had a hard recovery and my liver was in bad shape as a result of the operation, but once I started to feel better and look better it all turned around.

I've lost 38 kgs and feel fantastic, I've stil got about 20 to go but I am in no rush, slow and steady and all that. I'd recommend it to people with a lot to lose, but don't know whether I'd take the risk of the op and recovery if I had less than 30kgs to lose.

DH was pretty supportive as well which helped, but I chickened out a couple of times and rescheduled with the surgeon.

Everyone I have talked to about the sleeve seems to love it as you can virtually eat anything but in small doses. The only things I have trouble with is pasta, white bread and seafood. I think the first two is the high white flour content, so I forgo pasta all together and eat brown bread. Seafood is hard because I always tend to over eat. Don't know if I eat too much or the signal to my brain is slower to tell me to stop!

Either way, its changed my life for the better. And to the girls brave enough to post photos you look amazing! So very amazing!

#290 ollies-mum

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

Wow i cant believe how amazing the 2 posters that have put pics up look! I also want to know how you maintain the weight once you reach goal??

#291 Polly Esther

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

Thanks lovelies.  happy.gif

I have to work to lose now (and I'm really lazy, so I hate that now my loss relies on whether or not I exercise, food seems to play no part anymore... lol), and weight loss has slowed a lot because I think my body is getting close to a weight it'll be happy to maintain... and I've got some gross saggy bits, but it's much better to have saggy bits than fatty uncomfortable bits.

Tkm, I think a lot of people get really down not long after surgery (though not many have the liver issues... that sounds horrible. What happened?)... you get all swollen and it hurts like hell to eat post-op, and you're like, "OMG am I going to live on 3 sips of liquid a meal for hte rest of my life?!" and freak out. I know I regreted it for a while, though I never vocalised it... for fear of people going, "Yep, told you so." But NOW... well, now, obviously, I love it.

Best decision ever really. You'd pay more for a new car that'll last you 10 years... this is something that will last me for life and will probably EXTEND my life too... all for a few thousand. Definitely something I'd recommend to anyone eligible (generally have to have a BMI of 40 or 35 with issues like diabetes etc) and who has tried to lose weight on their own and failed a million times already. Only diet I've never failed tbh... I guess because I have no choice in the matter. lol.

Ollies-mum, I'm not at a weight I want to maintain yet, but my dietician did tell me that when I get there, I'll record what I eat for a few weeks and then we'll figure out how much extra I need a day to maintain rather than lose. She said it might just mean having a small milkshake daily or something...

#292 d├ęsir d'amour

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE
OK I don't belong here but

QUOTE
HOLY SWEET JESUS polly you look AWESOME


I lurk in here for not particular reason, but wow, you've changed so much since I saw you last!

#293 Feral Lemur

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (Polly Esther @ 05/04/2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Before: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Ful...BeforeFront.jpg
Taken just now (excuse the filthy mirror - I need to clean my bathroom... lol): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Ful.../SDC13003-1.jpg

That's 31kg between the two.  original.gif


Thank you!  You look fantastic.  Very elegant.  Are you accustomed to your new look or is your mind still lagging behind?

#294 Polly Esther

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

It's kinda like being pregnant in reverse I suppose - when I was pregnant I wouldn't consider my massive belly so would constantly bang it into things... whereas now, I just think I'm going to not fit somewhere, when I can actually fit quite easily.  original.gif

#295 PurpleWitch

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

I still cook. It didnt fill me with joy much in the beginning but now Im more militant about portion control for the kids.

I cook a lot healthier, that's for sure.

Erica, my husband watched me struggle with the band so he was happy for me to go down the sleeve route.

Maintaining? It's funny. It's harder for me to maintain than it was for me to lose.

I maintain by making sure I eat more. I also snack on nuts and indulge in higher calorie foods.

I have regular blood tests and take vitamins. My only real hassle is that plain water doesn't go down very easy!

#296 ~*Erica*~

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

PW, thanks for replying.  i was wanting to hear from you because you mentioned earlier in the thread that you followed your dieticians advice to the letter.

It's sad, I've been overweight for the last 19 years.  I lost 27 kilos on duromine and have put most of it back on again.  I'm just sick of feeling like I'm the 'token fat friend' everyone has.

#297 PurpleWitch

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

Ive followed the rules very strictly! I had a god awful time with the band and I didn't want to risk any health issues.

Honestly though, best thing Ive ever done. Highly recommend it. Changed my life. I'm so healthy now. Was so sick of being overweight! But didn't have the fortitude to fix it myself.



#298 Stinkermouse

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Wow PE you look amazing, I love the cute cardie!



Erica, I still cook for DH and the kids although I can be a little lazy at times.

I haven't changed so much what I am cooking as it has always been healthy just too much of it.

I also haven't been on a diet a such just eating the same but a lot less.  I find that I will stay the same weight for a few weeks and then it will drop.  For about a month I stayed at 82kg and now this week I have dropped to 78/79kg.

I have already got to my target of 80kg which was my wedding weight and I am comfortable with this size but always had 75kg in my mind which is in the middle range for my height of 178cm.  I think if I get lower than that then I will be too thin...my coccyx is already killing me!

#299 *Lib*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

In ten days it will be 3 years since I was sleeved here are my before and afters:

Before



After



#300 *Lib*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (Stinkermouse @ 10/04/2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my coccyx is already killing me!

Mine does too, my surgeon says I need to build up muscle to prevent the bone sitting on chairs. Makes sense, but I am still as lazy as I was at 108kg!




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