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bubbalouieuk

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  1. bubbalouieuk

    Confused...

    do you know what I found? I had a chest infection and couldnt exercise for two weeks and that rest re started my weight loss! I am not back at the gym and its going ok but I think my body just needed a rest. And they say a change is as good as a rest. I also agree that a change in your eating habits will help. Try eating something different. Good luck honey x
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    The band is doing it's job, but I am not....

    Julie Ann I wanted to tell you that you are and have been for a long time, my inspiration. I read your blog when I started this journey and watching you succeed really spured me on. To hear you have down times, emotional eating issues and stressful problems to deal with shows me that you normal like the rest of us yet you still keep going and succeed. You have helped me so many times (even though you didnt realise it) I hope I can do the same for you. The emotional hunger really is the hardest to beat but keeping occupied helps especially if its something that has nothing to do with food. Like blogging or going to the gym. I hope you and your family are doing well, I'm thinking of you x
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    Three-week bandiversary!

    Hi Matilda, I hope you are doing well. I had my first fill today so hopefully it will be the end of Bandster Hell. Even though I didnt gain weight I definately suffered. But now I am super restricted and so ready to get started with the weight loss. I would love to hear how you are doing.
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    Limbo

    I am now 4 weeks and one day post op and feeling like I am in limbo. The initial euphoria of having the band has worn off and so has the pain and restriction. I can eat anything but not the same large portions as before. I am striving to be good, only succeeding if I avoid all temptation. Everyone has gone a little quiet on the web site and I was wondering if that means they are doing well or struggling and not feeling as positive as before. :ohmy: I hope everyone knows we are non judgemental and supportive and here to help each other. :wub: I hope I am not the only person that is finding this tough going. It seems like such a long time till I get a fill and I want to be able to kick start this journey now. The sun is shining and summer is well on the way and I want to get on with it.:frown:
  5. bubbalouieuk

    Limbo

    I am now 4 weeks and one day post op and feeling like I am in limbo. The initial euphoria of having the band has worn off and so has the pain and restriction. I can eat anything but not the same large portions as before. I am striving to be good, only succeeding if I avoid all temptation. :w00t: Everyone has gone a little quiet on the web site and I was wondering if that means they are doing well or struggling and not feeling as positive as before. :thumbup: I hope everyone knows we are non judgemental and supportive and here to help each other. :w00t: I hope I am not the only person that is finding this tough going. It seems like such a long time till I get a fill and I want to be able to kick start this journey now. The sun is shining and summer is well on the way and I want to get on with it.:thumbup:
  6. Ah Bandster Hell I wondered what that was and now I know! I am 10 days post op and just the same. Not eating yet but panicking about every calorie. Weighing myself almost every hour and throughly stressed. Bring on the first fill. I think I have another 5 weeks to wait aarrgghh.
  7. bubbalouieuk

    8 days in!

    Hi everyone, Day eight and I am feeling much better. I went yesterday to have my stitched taken off and was so looking forward to a long soak in the bath but they put another lot of stitches on "just to be on the safe side". Thats another week and no bath.:thumbup: I also went for quite a long walk yesterday and it was ok, didn't tire me out so much, which is good. I am a little obsessed over calories and yesterday was the first day I had over 500cals. I am going to try to get 1000cals today. I have been living off WW smooth yogurt (its very runny) and WW soup so both are very low calorie. But I got some Slim Fast yesterday so I am going to have that today and hopefully that will get my calories intake up to the 1000 mark. I am very worried that after all this liquid as soon as we go onto mushies we will put on weight. And I'm still not hungry. Must get off the scales! Is anyone else a slave to them?
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    8 days in!

    Hi everyone, Day eight and I am feeling much better. I went yesterday to have my stitched taken off and was so looking forward to a long soak in the bath but they put another lot of stitches on "just to be on the safe side". Thats another week and no bath.:wub: I also went for quite a long walk yesterday and it was ok, didn't tire me out so much, which is good. I am a little obsessed over calories and yesterday was the first day I had over 500cals. I am going to try to get 1000cals today. I have been living off WW smooth yogurt (its very runny) and WW soup so both are very low calorie. But I got some Slim Fast yesterday so I am going to have that today and hopefully that will get my calories intake up to the 1000 mark. I am very worried that after all this liquid as soon as we go onto mushies we will put on weight. And I'm still not hungry. Must get off the scales! Is anyone else a slave to them?
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    Day 5 postop

    Hi Honey, no one really prepares you forthe emotional stuff do they? I felt bad when I had the blues because this was supposed to be what I wanted so why was I unhappy? But I have never had an operation this severe before so I dont know how Im supposed to feel or how long the recovery should take. Well done on the walk. I bet you did pay for it later. I found it feels ok when you are doing it but then in the evening the pain is intense. Are you worse in the evening? I have always had to gulp a small amount of air then burp but now I gulp the air and get no burp then I have even more air inside me! Once it does come out it seems to go on forever but boy does it feel good. Good luck finding what works for you. Have you tried rocking? People might think you are nuts but it sometimes works for me.
  10. I am worried about gaining on the mushie stage as I am only getting about 200cals a day at the moment. So surely it must go up when that increases? But hopefully I will be able to exercise by then so maybe that will help.
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    Entering uncharted terroritory

    Hi and welcome to being banded. You have chosen an excellant age to have this done. You will still be young once all your excess weight is gone and you can enjoy a full and active life. Well done. I was banded on 22nd March and doing well so far. I have found this site invaluable for information, support and encouragement. Hopefully you will too. Take care,
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    Day 5

    Hi Jacki, I bet you were in agony! I just knocked my against the sink and nearly cried. I have one on the other side to my port that is still a bit sore but other than that they are fine. I am not looking forward to having all the dressings and stitches off on Monday. I am sure thats going to hurt. I went out today and although I wasnt tired I was sore when I got home. Retired to the couch for an hour. Are you getting much rest with a little one?
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    Day 5

    Hi everyone, Its day five and I am feeling much better. Not very sore, very little gas pain (only at night really) and ready to get outside. I am stir crazy. I am also a little hungry but trying to ignore it. Not starving but just a rumbling tum. Just a short entry today to let you know I think the blues was a short term thing resulting from all the meds leaving my body and there is light on the other side. The sun is shinning and although I cant sleep on my side yet its all good. Plus the scales said I have lost 5lb this week! :blushing: Hope you are all well and on the road to recovery. Take care :sad:
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    Day 5

    Hi everyone, Its day five and I am feeling much better. Not very sore, very little gas pain (only at night really) and ready to get outside. I am stir crazy. I am also a little hungry but trying to ignore it. Not starving but just a rumbling tum. Just a short entry today to let you know I think the blues was a short term thing resulting from all the meds leaving my body and there is light on the other side. The sun is shinning and although I cant sleep on my side yet its all good. Plus the scales said I have lost 5lb this week! :wub: Hope you are all well and on the road to recovery. Take care
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    day 3 blues

    wow Susan you are doing so well. Remember the inside needs to heal too though. Take care. Simply I felt just the same but I feel so much better today. Susan is right everyday does get better. I am pretty good at getting rid of the gas but it seems worse just before bed time. When do you both have your first fills?
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    day 3 blues

    Well Im 3 days post op and I think all the good meds must have all worn off because I feel very low and sorry for myself today. I am usually a very cheerful person but Im bored feeling sore and being scared to do anything in case I dislodge the band or knock my stitches. I turned over in bed and my stitches have bled again. I cant drink enough without getting a tight pain accross my chest and I want a shower! Boo Hoo I sound pathetic. I am not going to write anymore until I can say something good. Dont want to bring eveyone down. Bye for now, Im off for a wallow.
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    day 3 blues

    Simplysimple its not just me then? What a relief. I have managed two smooth yogurts and some clear soup today and that has perked me up. Now feeling guilty for eating that!!!!!! How screwy is that?
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    day 3 blues

    Well Im 3 days post op and I think all the good meds must have all worn off because I feel very low and sorry for myself today. I am usually a very cheerful person but Im bored feeling sore and being scared to do anything in case I dislodge the band or knock my stitches. I turned over in bed and my stitches have bled again. I cant drink enough without getting a tight pain accross my chest and I want a shower! Boo Hoo I sound pathetic. I am not going to write anymore until I can say something good. Dont want to bring eveyone down. Bye for now, Im off for a wallow.
  19. wow they look so neat glued. Not nearly as gory as mine. I wonder why we dont glue them here?
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    you look so happy!
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    Weight loss goals

    I am 5'2" and 253lb, started at 277lb but not one person has mentioned goal weight to me. I should be about 126lb but that does seem a long long way off. I would be happy to be under 140lb because we measure weight in stones in the UK and that would make me under 10 stone. (140lb) It would be nice to see single digits. But that also means losing half my current weight which Im told is unusal with the band????
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    Yippee! I'm on the banded side!

    yay sounds like you are well on your way to recovery. Good for you. How many incisions did you have? I had 5.
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    Banded by the Light.

    Ah thanks everyone. I found I was allergic to the stomach acid meds they gave me today so that kind of stopped me in my tracks a bit and made me slow down. Its so hard to just rest when you feel ok but I soon found out I had done too much. Time to put my feet up and catch up with some movies and books.
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    Banded by the Light.

    Well its done and Im home. I came home at 5pm not 11am but that was just delays with my meds really. I had to be awake on the operating table while they prep'ed me which was a bit worrying but it wasnt long before I drifted off. I felt fantastic straight after but once the meds wore off I was just a bit sore. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised how well I feel. I have a bit of gas pain but nothing unbearable and its a bit sore especially when I bend down but I am not taking any pain relief so its all good. I am not hungry, hope that carries on ha ha. The two worst things are the feeling of wanting to cough but being scared to and having to sleep on my back because as soon as I drift of I turn over then wake myself up so not much sleep so far. But on the whole yippee! I cant believe Ive made it to the other side. I have set myself some mini goals but for now I am just concentrating on getting better.

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