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My Journey in Pictures (Gastric Band)...20st1lb too...

Discussion in 'WLS Banders - Inspirational pictures before & afte' started by Nickynooo, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    20st1.0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    I will be adding pics throughout my journey but it has just began so bear with ...lol...

    20st 1lbs (4th July 17) - family holiday in Malta

    Started pre op diet 5th of July x
     

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  2. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    20st1.0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Pre op completed 19st1lb - day of surgery (18/7/17)..to be continued..
     

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  3. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    20st1.0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Pics as of today ..18st 4lbs

    Received my first compliment today, from someone who doesnt know about the band. Felt good :)
     

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  4. Cazbo

    Cazbo New Member

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    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    10st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st5lb
    Lost(%):
    4st4lb(28.57%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Chris Debruyne
    Surgery Date::
    June 2005, band removed May 2017, Re-Banding Sept 2017
    Seeing the difference all ready, thats a fabulous start to the new you.
    you look fantastic :)
     
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  5. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Start weight (5/07/17) - 20st1
    Pre op weight (18/07/17) - 19st.1
    Current weight (5/08/17) - 17st.13

    In a month 2st2lbs eekk

    Will upload picks soon xxxx :hugs:
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
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  6. LJJohns2017

    LJJohns2017 Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    17st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st0lb(19.05%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    :banana_dancer::banana_dancer::banana_dancer::banana_dancer: Your doing amazing babe xxxxx
     
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  7. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Picture updates ;)
     

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  8. LJJohns2017

    LJJohns2017 Active Member

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    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st0lb(19.05%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    You look fab @Nickynooo :) we are such similar weights! I can't wait to see what we both look like in 6 months time xx
     
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  9. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017

    I was thinking that earlier.. we started same time and around same weight..i have lil bit of catching up 2 do hahaha xx we r doing amaze! We r guna be HOT!! Haha xx
     
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  10. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Feeling good today so thought I would add some selfies lol xx
     

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  11. LJJohns2017

    LJJohns2017 Active Member

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    4st0lb(19.05%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    You look fab hun !! Xx
     
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  12. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Thought I would give you an update on the last 3 weeks -

    1st week - didnt fancy food what so ever and had to remind myself to eat. The injections were horrible and i dreaded every single one of them - some were ok, some really painful and my belly was really bruised. I found getting up out of bed really painful and bending over and sleeping was slightly uncomfy. Wearing a bra was a nightmare so got a bra that was really lose around the back.

    2nd week - appertite returned, no injections (yayy) and was able to move about alot better. Lived on soup, diet shakes and actimel yogurts. Scars healed amazingly and was able to go back to work.

    3rd week - able to eat soft foods, mash, cheese (grated), tuna and mayo, fish in sauce, spinage with cream cheese (amazing) ice poles and mini milks - thicker soups etc. I feel satisfied now the foods r thicker and more stodgy - can down 200mls of liquid with ease and overall feel really positive. However - my period (tmi soz) has started and its the heaviest it has everrrrr been, not enjoying that tbh lol!! I am moving about as normal, still tied at times but i fill flatter and less chunky. I reakon I am having between 700-900 calories each day.

    This week has been a bit emotional for me - it kinda hit me that I have made such a big change to my life (positive change but a big one!!). Other night I just cried randomly but I have been v lucky that my amazing bf has been so understanding. He mentioned that his started to notice my wl and its such a good feeling.

    I am excited for my first band fill which will be on the 22nd. One thing I really want to be careful with is not getting it to tight, i am happy with my portion size, just want my hunger to reduce slightly. I have been logged into this site every day, i really find it so useful and enjoy reading everyones updates.

    I am excited for the next few months and excited to start feeling normal and good again!! I plan on having an amazing new years and celebrating what I have achieved this yr.

    Me and a close friend (she had her band 6 weeks before me) are going to have a photoshoot done once we hit our targets - buzzing for that!!!!

    Hope someone in the future finds this blog helpful

    xxxxxx :boohoo:
     
  13. Mazza

    Mazza Administrator Staff Member

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    Start Weight:
    118kg
    Current Weight:
    93kg
    Goal Weight:
    80kg
    Lost(%):
    25kg(21.18%)
    Surgery Type:
    Band - sleeve revision
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Vinod Menon
    Surgery Date::
    April 09 (band) Jan 16 (band removal) 15th September 16 (sleeve)
    Hormones go into overdrive with weight loss, so all perfectly normal. The tears are probably a combination of said hormones coupled with post op blues.

    I'm sure many people will find your posts helpful and its lovely to see how optimistic you are. I'm sure your going to rock this band and achieve the loss you want to x
     
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  14. sarahloveswelshcobs

    sarahloveswelshcobs Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    6st5lb(30.38%)
    Surgery Type:
    Plication 2013 Sleeve 2017
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Prof Ammori / Di Li
    Surgery Date::
    8th March 2013 / August 2017
    Glad you are doing this ... I didn't do regular photos before when I had the plication. I really could not come to terms with the smaller me and hated the camera. Took me literally a couple of years to adjust.

    The differences already are incredible Nicky !

    It wasn't until I went and had professional photos done with my son that I could accept I wasn't massive any more.

    I'm within 4lb of my best ever weight with the plication now - but have just had a sleeve done to try and finish the original job I started several years ago

    I'm dark now rather than blonde ... but went from a size 24/26 to 16 (which I am now).

    I keep this photo on my phone to remind me
    How far I've already come
     

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  15. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Thank you hun, I have lost quite abit of weight before (and put it on and some) so i was keen to document it throughout. I hope to take pics every 2 weeks, even if i dnt feel the difference hopefully pics will - or in time they will.

    You have done amazing and the pictures seriously show that!! Make sure u do regular pictures now u have the sleeve, as i would love to see the progress!!

    Hope your healing well and taking it as easy as possible :)

    xxxxxx
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  16. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    17st7.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Start weight (5/07/17) - 20st1
    Pre op weight (18/07/17) - 19st.1
    Current weight (5/08/17) - 17st.9

    Total 34lbs (2st6lbs)
    Since op 4 weeks ago (tomorrow) 20lbs :stickdance:

    Is it weird that I dont actualy feel that much slimmer lol! I will take more pictures at the weekend xxx
     
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  17. LJJohns2017

    LJJohns2017 Active Member

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    Goal Weight:
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    Lost(%):
    4st0lb(19.05%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    That's fab hun well done xxx
     
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  18. sarahloveswelshcobs

    sarahloveswelshcobs Member

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    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    6st5lb(30.38%)
    Surgery Type:
    Plication 2013 Sleeve 2017
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Prof Ammori / Di Li
    Surgery Date::
    8th March 2013 / August 2017
    well done. 20lb is good going !

    My op was 2 weeks ago and I'm about 6lb down .... but I've also had a cold, period and had quite a bit of inflammation. I'm guessing I may well have a better loss over this next week or two.
     
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  19. Nickynooo

    Nickynooo Active Member

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    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(12.81%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Band
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ahmed Hamouda
    Surgery Date::
    18.07.2017
    Thanks both :p

    Sarah my weight loss slowed down loads during 2nd week but then picked up again.

    Ur doing great too!!! xx :bunnydance:

    -2lbs...17st7lbs eekk
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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