Thursday, August 13, 2009

A new begining

I am starting a new life, a new beginning in my world.

For many years I have struggled with my weight, nothing would ever help me lose the weight i needed to lose. I ideally need to lose around 40kg, but I could never get past 10. So, we made the decision to look into lapbanding. I looked at other options, stomach sleeving, gastric bypass, but decided lapbanding was the best option. So i did my research, up'ed our health insurance, and waited for the year to pass. I saw a dietician, talked to as many people as possible about the surgery, the pro's the con's and everything in between.

Tuesday came, and off to hospital we went. Apart from the nerves, I help up pretty well, and the surgery was a breeze. According to my specialist, I have beautiful anatomy on the insides! That made me giggle and cheered me up.

So, here I am, two days after surgery, feeling rather fragile. I debated for a long time about telling people, and I am cautious on who I tell on the outside world. But i figure that this is a journey that is much bigger than our renovations, and I am not ashamed of having to have the surgery.

So, this is me on Tuesday (well a stimulation of me, I'm not too keen on posting my real self on the internetz)

So, lets raise our juice glass (because all i can eat for 2 weeks is liquid food) to a new beginning!

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  1. I have a friend who did the lapband a couple of years ago. She lost around 50kgs over the course of a year, or something like that anyway (over 100lbs if that helps!), and now she looks amazing. She did end up having another surgery to remove the excess skin (I'm going to end up doing the same when I am done, I think), but she worked hard, it wasn't an easy fix at all, and she totally has the body now to show for it! Good luck to you on the start of your journey :)

  2. Cheers to a new journey. I know a few people who have had it done and their outlook on life once they strted losing the weight was so positive and such an amzing life changing journey. Goodluck and fingers crises for asmooth journey to a new life.

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  4. I know a few people IRL who have had a very successful journey - and I wish you all the best on yours! xx

  5. Clearly I am slow as I didn't even click! So glad it went well, hopefully this is the beginning of a even more fabulous you!

  6. Congrats on taking this step hon. I look forward to seeing your progress :)

    Enjoy your juice :) (I love juice .. mmmm)

  7. April-

    Congrats! I'm so excited for you! I hope all goes well. and proud of you! I hope it all goes well for you. I have to say I'm jealous of all the weight you will be loosing but I do NOT envy the liquid diet for two weeks. My fingers are crossed for you Way to go!


  8. Oh I had no idea you were having surgory. Congratulations and all the best for your new journey.


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