My Weight Loss Journey

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Beginning......

Well I was given the idea to blog by another person who went under the knife to beat the battle with obesity.... You know who you are..... Thanks.....

On October 11th 2010 I went under the knife and had a shiny new Lap band installed.... To say the surgery was a breeze would be a HUGE fib.... It was the most painful experience of my life to date... Yes worse than childbirth!!!

I awoke from the surgery with screams of "What have I done......." 

The first 2 weeks on a liquid diet seemed hard, however now I am onto a puree diet and in hindsight the liquids were easy.... Ice-cream, jelly, custard, yogurt etc.... Trying to find food that I can eat that can also be pureed and taste good are really ridiculous!! Challenging!! Frustrating!! Need I go on, you get the picture....

So I'm currently 2 1/2 weeks post surgery, I have currently lost 17kg and SHRUNK from a size 22 (AUS) to a Sexy size 18 (AUS) I have pulled out clothes I have not worn in 3 years... (glad I kept them and didn't chuck them) 

I had several health issues before undergoing the surgery, Fibromyalgia (FM), Diabetes, PCOS and Chronic Fatigue.... I am pleased to report that since the surgery have NOT had any major pain related to the FM and am off ALL strong painkillers (previously on several narcotics) however I am still having trouble with sleeping at night (which is a side effect of FM). I believe my Diabetes is cleared but do need to go in for a test!!


  1. I can't believe you've lost so much already!! That's fantastic! You ARE beating me!!!

    I had the same feelings post op - I had troubles on the table and really didn't feel well.

    BUT... it's worth it.

    Welcome to blog land!

  2. Congrats on loosing so much so far. I was banded on October 15th and you are doing really well!

  3. Congrats on the weightloss. I too suffer from FM. I was off meds as well untill a recent move that flared me up. I will be weenying off the meds again in the next month.. Welcome to blogland my best support comes from here.

  4. Congrats on the weightloss so far. I have 2 1/2 weeks til my surgery so any hints and tips for pain relief would be most welcome!!

  5. Always nice to see another bandster - especially one from Oz like me lol.
    Thats an amazing loss so far.. 17 kg down from a size 22 to an 18.. go you! A big congrats.
    Look forward to reading how you progress.