Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Food Diary

LBG wanted to know what I was eating so I'll update this post each day with what I eat. I'm by no means the healthiest eater and I know there's things I can do better but at the same time this is a lifestyle change and not a diet and I love food!

Monday 20th July

8.30am-11am - 300ml light iced coffee (PB'd)
9.30am - 1 mint choc biscuit
1pm - 1 sm tin tuna with sundried tomatoes and onion
2.30pm - 1 crunchie
7pm - grilled chicken thigh & vermicilli noodle salad

Exercise: 30mins bike; 15mins weights at gym

Tuesday 21st July

10am - Banana buzz boost juice
12.30pm - 3 Premium high fibre crackers with vegemite
2.30pm - Nestle peppermint crisp
6.30pm - Canneloni
8.30pm - small glass of coke
9.30pm - handful of shapes

Exercise: 20mins bike, 10mins treadmill (both using the HR zone trainer); 1 hr dancing class

Wednesday 22nd July

9.30am - Skinny hot chocolate
1pm - Nestle diet yoghurt
2.30pm - violet crumble
8pm - LBG's mushroom risotto (PB'd)

Exercise: 10mins treadmill (incl 4mins jogging at 8.5km/hr); 20mins bike on HR Zone

I had a migraine, reflux, night cough, PB/vomit and the works on Wednesday night, which led to no sleep at all. Really hoping it's related to TTOM and  not a band slip.

Thursday 23rd July
(due to night before didn't eat much of anything)

11.30am - cold milo
3pm - handful of potato chips (PB'd)
5.30pm - crunchie
8pm - 4 oven chips (PB'd)

Had the night cough/PB about midnight but slept through rest of night thank goodness

Friday 24th July

9am - 11am - 100ml (if that) of light iced coffee (think I need to PB it too)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Just stayed overnight in Bunbury. Just had a shower and was brushing my teeth when I realised I had one of those typical skimpy hotel towells wrapped around me. ALL the way around! Yay!

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Fill Removed

Hey kids,

I'm in a much better place now after a couple of nights sleep without waking up every couple of hours choking and coughing. I went to see Dr Bowater on Wednesday  morning. He admitted that they really have no idea when restriction just reappears for no apparent reason but that it was good that I came in to have it fixed rather than struggle on. He removed 0.5ml (more than I wanted) and said that if within 7 days I feel like I'm slipping into the "yellow zone" where I'm eating too much, getting too hungry then I should go back and he'll put a touch back in. He also said my results were pretty awesome, with my graph showing a steady decline. He asked me what my goal was, to which I replied: 72kgs and he said "way too low, your goal should be 77kgs". Screw that, I've seen myself in the mirror and I have way more than 1.5kgs of fat to lose!

He also went through the 7 rules he has found that the most successful bandits stick to:

1. No breakfast. He asked if I drank hot drinks which I said no, so he said I should have a cup of warm water early then again at 10am

2. Light lunch - eg tin tuna in olive oil

3. Nil in afternoon - no snacking!

4. Healthy dinner - eg fish & vegies

5. Nil in evening

6. 200 mins of movement outside work per week

7. Alcohol - he asked how much I drank which I said usually a couple glasses wine on the weekend which he said was fine

Haven't tried the warm water thing yet, seems a bit gross to me! I think I already do No's 2, 4 and 6 for the most part but not sure about the no snacking!!!

GB and I finished our Level 1 dancing course this week and have joined up for Level 2. I have a lot of fun and I even think GB enjoys it (even if he won't admit it!).

Pissed that Julie made it to the Masterchef final when she's been skating in the bottom 3 of contestants the entire show! Don't get me wrong, she seems like a lovely person, but can't seem to handle pressure well and her food is nowhere near the level of others who have left. Vent over.

Anyway best get back to work and dealing with complaining annoying bastards all day. Thank god the weekend is nearly here!

PS - Have put a weight graph page into my blog. Link at the top amongst the other pages FYI

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crazy bandlife

So I'm still living in a little place I like to call PB city. I'm also visiting night cough town each night too. How I can suddenly have too much restriction is seriously beyond me. This will be my 3rd fill removal this year (no extra fill in). I've got an appointment at 9.30am tomorrow. Last night was the kicker for me. After barely eating anything all day (mostly due to having a workshop), I ate a piece of ham and reheated about 4 leftover ravioli in a bowl when I got home. I then proceeded to PB for the next 3 hours. So much so (and you may want to skip over this piece as it's TMI), that it was coming out of my nose in the end. GROSS. Then, yet again, I awoke in the middle of the night coughing (have found my bricanyl inhaler for asthma helps) for about 30mins before I could go back to sleep. The nexium has seemed to help the reflux which is good. But I am SO over this. I was in such a good spot. Yeah my weight loss was slow but at least I could eat with appropriate restriction and no PBing and sleep through the night!

I'm so so so tired and I have had a headache for 2 days. I'm not in a good place right now.

On the positive side, it's Westie's birthday today - she turned 3! Or 21 in dog years! Here's some pics of her opening her pressies today.

[caption id="attachment_311" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Westie opening her birthday present"]Westie opening her birthday present[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_312" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Westie's new hoodie"]Westie's new hoodie[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_313" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chewing on her birthday bone"]Chewing on her birthday bone[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_314" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="With her other new presents"]With her other new presents[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_315" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Her dad made her homemade dog biscuits too!"]Her dad made her homemade dog biscuits too![/caption]

Friday, July 10, 2009

Back on a high...

Reflux is gone again - thank you Nexium. GB made an awesome chicken tagine on Wednesday night which I kept down so PB's must be subsiding too (had a minor one last night though). Lost 700g this week which I'm pretty stoked with and after all my struggles to get into the 79's, I only stayed there a week! I'm in the 78's now! This loss also kicked me over the 40kgs lost since banding. Which I think is pretty bloody outstanding.

Exercise wise this week - was alright, but nothing spectacular. Went to gym on Monday for 30mins, dancing Tuesday night, Pilates Wednesday & gym, Pilates Thursday. My quads are killing me from hinges at pilates on Wednesday.

As I mentioned, I went to the doc on Monday and had my iron tested. I'm always borderline anaemic and have been feeling tired of late. But it all came back in normal ranges so that's good.

Bloody GB, hasn't exercised in weeks (since his dental surgery), has been eating up a bit of a storm and lost 1.1kg! He's in the 83kgs range now! Below his goal which he's supposed to be maintaining. He was having some awful PBing issues since the surgery so ended up seeing Bowater earlier this week and had .25ml removed from his band.

Anyhoo, hope everyone else is going well!

Em :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not happy

It's back. The night reflux, waking up choking, too scared to go back to sleep. Was seeing my GP yesterday anyway so he has put me on Nexium. Hope it kicks in soon. Don't want any more fill out as I felt I was in THE zone (until this week anyway, I have been living in PB city).

Will give it a couple days and see if everything goes back to normal. Fingers crossed.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Fricken hell, that kilo has been a pain in the arse!!! Today I've officially weighed in the 70's. No great loss by any means (400g) but I'm just so relieved to have made it! I don't think I've weighed in the 70's since primary school - seriously. I've lost nearly 40kgs since getting the lapband which is just full on amazing! I've been truly blessed to have been on this journey with the fiance as I know I couldn't have done it without him. It really helps to have someone who knows EXACTLY what's going on when you have a funny look on your face after not chewing enough and even though we still try to order way too much food when we're out, we still do go out, and one of us usually scopes out where the toilets are just in case!

Even though my weightloss has slowed down significantly I don't want any more fill. I like that I only PB rarely now and can eat most things but still feel full after a cup or so. I still get very restricted at TTOM and wouldn't want that any worse than it's been. I know I could do more exercise and drink more water and that's my plan to get the last 7-8kgs off.

So anyway, congratulations to Myf who is getting married today . WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!

Em :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Here's a couple of pics of me.

This first one was from about 4 weeks ago...


And here's one from the engagement party in the Wayne Cooper dress - not very clear though sorry. Sisters' faces have been blurred in case they oppose to being on my blog. I sincerely hate my big fat arms. Grrrrr

me June 09


Enjoy :)