Saturday, 10 April 2010

Happy Saturday all!

Firstly, thanks so much for all your kind comments yesterday. It means so much that people take the time to read and comment on the drivel that I write! I know that everyone goes through the same thing at the begining of their lapband journey, just didn't think it would happen to me!
I've upped my calories, I had about 1000 yesterday and will be about the same today, have been out all day so my cals are quite low at the moment (its 7pm here) but i'm going to have some of the Easter egg my mil bought me (she doesn't know about the band)

I'm down a pound today, 17st dead. 238 lbs.

I remembered that I didn't say anything about the WLS support group I attended last week. This was a group that was organised by WLS patients and held once a month in a pub. I also arranged to meet a lady I spoke to on a UK forum there. Met Helen, she was lovely, she was being banded in Belgium on the Wednesday after we met and was nervous and needed some reasurance.
Arrived at the pub and found Helen, we then found the support group, there were 2 people there, both bypass patients, they were both very nice. One of them didn't stop talking about her ailments (which were many!) and gave us lots of advice that didn't really apply so it was pretty pointless to be honest, however, it was nice to be out in public talking about the band as only my husband and best friend know about it so apart from on here I don't really talk about it at all. I will go along again I think, apparently there are normally more people there so we'll see who turns up next time!

Am thinking about going back to the gym soon, i'm only just over 2 weeks post op but feel pretty much ok, my gym is called gymophobics, its like a Curves gym I think so its not overly hard. Thought I might give it another week and then go along for a session and see how it goes.

Hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend, thanks again for the support, not sure what I would do without you!!!


  1. Hey Alison---I'm with you on the support deal---don't know what I would do without it.
    Maybe-- not of had the surgery---- But I'm really glad I did!
    My doctor said no exercise besides walking for 6 weeks. What did yours say? I can still feel that my insides are tender and it has been 4 weeks tomorrow.

  2. Hello Darlin, Do you know, I can't really remember what my Dr said about exercise, probably the same as yours, I have a folder upstairs that will tell me. I have been walking a fair bit, I don't really mind waiting a few more weeks to go to the gym, just feel a bit of a fraud!

  3. Alison ---I've found a blog that is helpful -- htt:// Sandy had a great post on February 25,2010 called
    " Advice For Us Newbies". I printed it out !

    Kinda took the "high anxiety away"

    PS I not sure if it is "Correct" to pass other peoples info around---I'm new to this.

  4. I'm a newbie too so not sure of the rules but i'm sure that Sandy wouldn't mind you linking that post.
    Its really helpful, thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction, i've been so frustrated about not loosing, will try and stop worrying.

  5. Hi Alison

    My Doctor , suggested ., in fact insisted ....I started Exercise within 2 weeks of the Op....6 week I believe is more than enough time to wait...the quicker you start the better you will feel...

  6. Alison - Glad you're feeling better. My Dr. gave me exercise clearance at my 2 week post op visit. Obviously do what feels Ok for you right now.
    Glad you got a little boost from the support group.

  7. That's interesting, I think i'll give it a few days and maybe go along next weekend, its really not that taxing and obviously i'd stop if it was. Thank you both.