Decking Jim - Progress report

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  1. Decking Jim

    Decking Jim Member

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    Hi all, Have been keeping an eye on how you are all doing and you never cease to amaze me Pete, Guy, Sean and the other guys awesome performance and committment. Well done to the girls also Blonde Logic, Annap etc

    Well since coming off Lighter Life 4 weeks ago I have booked to have a gastric band fitted which gets done on Tuesday 10 March. I enjoyed LL and had no problem staying off the wine which I thought would be hard but I did not ahve enough energy for exercise. I want to lose weight tone up and improve fitness especially cycling

    Well when I started Ll I was 19st 2 lbs and when I came off I think 17st 10lbs well I joined WW for the purpose of official weekly weigh in and am pleased to report that my weight is now 17st dead so that 30lbs off since Jan. Whilst its not up with some of you superstars i'm well chuffed

    My issue over the years has not been losing weight although it does get harder year by year but keeping it off so I hope the band will assist me in maintaining my weight loss

    Exercise is going well and this week I have been on 3 road bike ride totalling 160 m

    I am keeping a blog diary but I will ask admin if I can add it to my signature before detailing it as lost all my posts as posted a web address without realising was not allowed so dont want to do that again

    Cheers

    James

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  3. daisydoll

    daisydoll Gold Member

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    hi jim
    nice to hear from you.
    good luck with the surgery - hope it all goes well for you
    daisy x
     
  4. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Hi Jim

    Once again, good luck on your op! You are very brave!! My doctor gave me that option but it scared me. Wishing you a very speedy recovery and all best wishes for the new life that awaits you!!

    x
     
  5. Decking Jim

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    Hi

    Thanks Daisy and Blonde Logic
    Just got packed so off to bed soon and train tommorrow
    Will keep you posted

    Cheers

    James
     
  6. roundrachel

    roundrachel Silver Member

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    al the best with your op jim. I'm like you, problem is keeping the weight off. Now I've lost all my weight on LL i feel it's now I should have a band fitted so I don't eat too much!
    Good luck and keep us up to date with you progress xx
     
  7. pete10141748

    pete10141748 Postaholic

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    Nice work on losing that further 10lbs Jim, and I hope all goes well for your surgery + recovery (and beyond!) :)
     
  8. Sean(JSF)

    Sean(JSF) Making it all add up

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    Good to hear from you JIm, and congratulations on the weight loss to date. 30lb is a fantastic amount in a couple of short months.

    Keep in touch after the OP, you know we're here to help in any way we can.
     
  9. DeckingJim

    DeckingJim Full Member

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    Hi Pete and Sean

    Thanks for your comments
    Not everyone approves of band some thinking it is easy option - well it isnt
    You still have to put it in to lose the weight - Im a classic yo yo dieter so only wanting the band to help me maintain
    Im gonna put the willpower and exercise and good choices to lose it in the first place
    Managed 3 bike rides this week on pre op diet of slimfast and fruit and done 160 road miles

    Going to Preston today for blood tests staying in hotel overnight and then op on Tue
    Will keep you posted
    Cheers

    James
     
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  10. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I would not say its the easy way at all!! I think it takes a lot of courage to go through what you are doing.

    Good luck - you must be so excited!!

    (do you have two accounte here? One has an avatar and the other not? Confused.com!! :D
     
  11. Foxtrot

    Foxtrot Is back in the saddle!

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    Best of luck Jim. You've done well so far and your heart is obviously fully into getting fitter and slimmer. Everything is crossed for tomorrow for you.
     
  12. DeckingJim

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    Re the account question
    I had an avatar on Ll but then someone asked a question and I put a website link in my reply - not allowed and got thrown off
    I apologised and explained did not realise and so was allowed back on but with no posts and no picture viewing avatar etc
    Now im a goiod boy and back up to 50 mew posts I am back to full privilidges

    Cheers

    James
     
  13. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Just thinking of you snoozing in your hospital room - I hope you are resting comfortably, and congrats on your op. I bet that is a relief for it to be over. :)
     
  14. Sean(JSF)

    Sean(JSF) Making it all add up

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    Hey Jim, to echo BL - hope it all went well for you today
     
  15. daisydoll

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    hope its gone ok - looking forward to hearing an update
    daisy x
     
  16. Decking Jim

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    Hi Guys - Im back and banded

    Was a bit shocked when I got weighed before surgery yesterday as down to 16st 6lbs - so thats 38lbs lost since xmas and puts me at a BMI of 33.1

    Well the surgery went ahead and all was well apart from the pain of the trapped wind which went straight to my shoulder - didnt get a wink of sleep and been killing me today
    Good news is im back home and pain has subsided for now- stomach surgery pain is fine its just that darn trapped wind inside me
    Have been drinking peppermint tea and sipping gripe water so hopefully will get a little bit of sleep tonight

    The aneathatist also told me that I suffered from sleep apnea as I stopped breathing whilst sleeping so hopefully getting this weight off once and for all will cure my ailments
    diabetes
    high blood pressure
    high cholesteral
    sleep apnea

    I have set myself a goal of 14 stone so only 2.5 stone to go but my main goal is maintenance
    All the best - speak soon
    Cheers
    james
     
  17. pete10141748

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    Glad to hear things went well Jim, all the best for that last 2.5 stone and maintenance :)
     
  18. daisydoll

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    hi jim
    glad you are back with us safe and sound!

    my friend had a band fitted 18 months ago and the trapped wind got her for the first few weeks too.

    good luck over the next few weeks - introducing food gradually, a bit like RTM

    she made the mistake of drinking too much alcohol and eating stuff like ice cream etc so unfortunately hasn't lost as much as she hoped - still, she has lost a lot, and is maintaining much better than she would have done without the band.

    do keep us updated of your progress, I'm sure you will be at your target really soon and then getting on with the rest of your life!

    daisy x
     
  19. thin_inside

    thin_inside I Can Do This!

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    Hi Jim

    Good to hear that all has gone well. I'm sure the wind will pass soon. Can you take anything to help or is it gripe water only for a while??

    Great weight loss without intention! I'm sure you will now lose the next 2.5 stone steadily and get to your goal. The maintenance is something we all have to face and I am definitely scared of being turned loose on food again. Good job I have months of development to sort my head out. Does the hospital provide and follow up to help you manage the weight loss and maintenance?
     
  20. Sean(JSF)

    Sean(JSF) Making it all add up

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    Good to hear from you JIm, and glad the Op went well. The trapped wind is only temporary and will soon pass. As said above teh band is the beginning, not a solution in itself but I'm confident with the weight loss you have already had you will have no trouble in losing the rest.

    Good luck with the journey
     
  21. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    So pleased to hear you are home safe and sound and that all went well. Phew!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    x
     
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