- Username: zzroged
- Location: Du, United Arab Emirates
- Member Since: 2/11/2010
- BMI: 25.1
- Post Op
- Surgery Type: VSG (03/09/10)
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Weekend Break - Tankini ! on September 25, 2010 9:46 pm
Yippee !! - i've just been on a 5 day road trip to Muscat and still managed to lose weight ! - ok - only 1 lb - but heh - a loss is a loss right ?
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Also - I wore a tankini - not worn one of those in a long, long time. I splashed out and treated myself to a good supportive tankini before my break, and boy did it feel good to wear it - sure I'm not yet in perfect pool shape, but my workouts in the gym and at pilates have sure changed my body shape and I feel more confident and sexy at the pool than ever before.
So, Hubbie and I have been on a road trip to the fantastic Chedi Hotel in Muscat, we were going to go there for our honeymoon but decided that the weather would be too cold so went to Singapore instead. Ever since then we've had a hankering to go to the Chedi, but couldn't justify the cost - until I spotted a deal to stay for 3 nights and pay for 2.
So we left Dubai on Tuesday evening and took a short drive across the Dubai/Oman border and stayed in a basic traveller hotel for our first night away - complete with a free birthday cake for hubbie as I had mentioned his birthday when booking ! - He loved the cake and managed to tuck away most of it himself - I had a small spoonful but gave up as it was way to sweet !
Dinner - was grilled chicken & veg and breakfast was some porridge (made with cream - yum!) and some cheese.
We then drove along the coast to Muscat where we checked into our very romantic hotel for the next 3 days. I had taken my gym kit - but didn't manage to get to the gym - but don't feel bad as it was nice to take a break from exercise for a few days.
Foodwise - I did well and made some good food choices, although the concept of just taking a few things for breakfast from a HUGE buffet was strange - I still have the mentality of wanting to try everything and 'get my monies worth' - it's going to take a long time to break this feeling - it's something instilled in me since my childhood, and whilst I am fine with this approach, it still seems strange and I have to plan ahead what I am going to eat - not helped by the fact that my hubbie often has 3-4 platefuls of everything on offer - including freshly cooked waffles which smelled gorgeous !
I often forget about not eating and drinking at the same time - ordering a drink and then leaving it - but that's small price to pay.
So here's what I had to eat :
Breakfast every day - 1/2 portion of yogurt with some muesli on top, 1 poached egg, salmon & hollandaise sauce
(I saved the second 1/2 of my yogurt for my afternoon snack - much to the amusement of the restaurant staff !)
Lunch - by the pool - either 1/3 caeser salad, hummus and veggies, 1/2 portion thai fish cakes
Dinner - First night - nothing - fell asleep and missed dinner (not good - but boy did I sleep well)
Second Night - Omani Seafood mixed grill (lobster, prawns, fish fillets) & raspberry cheesecake - both shared with hubbie
Third Night - Smoked Salmon terrine, Grilled Omani Fish & mash potato - both shared with hubbie
Drinks - Water or Tomato Juice or Mint/Lemon with no sugar/syrup.
I'm not too sure how I did on protein etc, as I didn't diary - but am sure that my protein grams were too low and I must work on increasing these again.
Bye for Now...
WOW Facts about my WLS ..... on September 20, 2010 10:14 am
So I've been looking at my OH profile and doing some reflection on the past 6 months and wanted to record some information about my progress which reflects the dramatic changes my VSG has made to my life.
I'm calling these my WOW Facts :- (a mixture of scale and NSV's)
I've lost a massive 91 lbs
I've lost 65% of my EWL
I only have 9 more lbs to lose til I'm under 200 lbs and have lost 100lbs
My BMI - has gone from 46 to 32.6
I've gone from size 24/26 UK to 14 UK and have a few 12's too !
I have lost 45 inches off my body (since June) *
I can play squash, jog, lift weights, rollerblade, cycle, walk - without moaning !
I LOVE exercise and get get grouchy if I miss it
I did the 1st day of the 30 Day Shred Programme without stopping and thought it was OK
I've moved from beginners to Level 1 and am now Level 2 at Pilates - and of course I'm the biggest there !
I have muscles, I have bones which I can feel, I have curves and shape
I'm more confident, feel more sexy, get noticed more
I've bought my first tankini and will be wearing it this weekend in Muscat
I'm part way through the C25k programme
I'm planning my first half marathon next year
My body fat is 31% - I think I started at about 48% if not more
I'm more mobile - I can get on and off my hammock without assistance and not look clumsy !
I can walk up 10 flights of stairs at a time
I can eat most things (no syrup or crap sugar or I feel ill) and feel satisfied
I can have treats occassionally and still lose weight
I can go on holiday and lose weight not gain
I can eat out with friends and family, enjoy my meal and still bring home leftovers for another meal (or two)
I fit comfortably on plane seats - even crossing my legs and lowering the table !
My donated my clothes to some lovely ladies in a labour camp which has helped them save money
I've spent - a small fortune - on new clothes and enjoyed buying clothes
I've had choice about what clothes I buy as I can shop from all shops now not just a few outsize ones
I will add to this from time to time - it's important to remember ALL of this stuff - not just the pounds on the scale.
* wish I had taken my measurements at the start of this
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6 Months in @ 211 lbs (down 88 lbs) - Picture on September 14, 2010 10:14 am
So, only down 6 lbs this month from last, but I can see my posture improving and my abs developing nicely. Need to do some more strength work now to start toning up the arms and legs. Need to work on building up an even sun tan too !
Buying clothes new in size UK 14 and even a few 12's - I started at UK 24-26 !
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Body Composition Update : 13 Sept 2010 on September 13, 2010 3:48 am
As you know I'm something of a numbers freak and am celebrating my losses in lbs, stone, kilos, inches, EWL,BMI etc - basically anything where I can see a downwards trend !
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So, on 2nd May I got a free body composition analysis at a health show I went to, and had it re-tested on the 14th July and today.
The guy who did my readings - was tutting - and saying that I was overweight as he handed me the paperwork, but was somewhat surprised when I said the figures were good and I was happy with the numbers - I then untold him my starting weight was 299lbs ! - then he congratulated me on my loss and shook my hand !
The findings are as follows :
2nd May 14th July 13th Sept Total Loss since 2nd May
Weight 253 lbs 226lbs 206 lbs 47 lbs
% Body Fat 45.4% 36.4% 32.1% 13.3%
BMI 39.8 35.5 32.4 7.4
Fat Mass 115 lbs 80 lbs 70 lbs 45 lbs
FAT - by body part ! - yuck !
Right Leg 22.4lbs 14.5 lbs 12.5 lbs 9.9lbs
Left Leg 22.2 lbs 14.1 lbs 12.4lbs 9.8lbs
Right Arm 7.9 lbs 5.1 lbs 4.7lbs 3.2lbs
Left Arm 8.8 lbs 5.2 lbs 4.6lbs 4.2 lbs
Torso 53.7 lbs 41.2 lbs 36.3lbs 18.4 lbs
VSG & Gall Bladder Removal 9th March 2010
Yeah - I broke my 'stall' on September 11, 2010 9:44 pm
So - I have been in a bit of a slowed down weight loss situation for the past couple of weeks - to be expected of course, but no so satisfying on the scales as usual.
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I thought about doing the 5 day pouch test but to be honest I want to save this for when I don't think my restriction is so good - and at the moment it's fine.
I remembered I had bought a book a while ago called The Dukan Diet - so decided to give this ago - and it's worked - I'm down 4lbs in just 2 days.
So what's about - i did the first part of the diet the attack phase which you can do for up to 10 days (5 is typical)- which is based on you eating the following :
1.5 tbs oatbran daily - I made mine with ff yogurt and water and left it soaking overnight
Chicken/Turkey - no skin
Pork, Beef, Fish, LF Ham, Eggs, FF Milk, FF Yogurt/dairy
Daily Exercise - walking
Plenty of Water
It's kind of a healthy Atkins (no oils, fats, butter, cream). I've been enjoying my oatie breakfast, have had a few ff lattes and then mainly cold or bbq meats - and it seems to have worked.
Interestingly enough - on the Dukan website - he says my idea weight is 170lbs - whereas I am targetting for 155lbs which takes me to the top end of the BMI table.
That's it for now !