Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Damage

So I got back to Melbourne on Tuesday and did my official post-holiday weigh in on Wednesday morning. The scales told me I was 92 kilos exactly, which is a gain of 2.2 kilos on my three month holiday (though I am using a different scale now, so it's not entirely accurate).

I'm actually quite happy with that result and I almost call it a maintain, I have gained more weight on a long weekend away, so 2.2 kilos isn't too bad at all. In fact, it is the longest period of time I have gone without losing or gaining weight since I was about 8 years old. My whole life I have either been on a diet and losing weight or binging and gaining weight fast!

I didn't feel deprived at all while I was on holidays, I was conscious of trying to make good decisions when eating, but I also ate whatever I wanted. There was barely a day that went by when I didn't eat fried food and chocolate, in fact it was difficult to find food that wasn't fried! I just kept my portions small and kept as active as possible and it all balanced out.

Since I have returned home I have been insatiably hungry! I went to The Avenue for a fill in my lap band on Wednesday and I thought that would help, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference and I am starving all the time. I am quite shocked at the amount of food I have been able to eat, it is like I have never had a lap band. I have booked in for another fill next week and I am keen to get this band working for me and having this restriction I hear other bandsters talk about.

I am hoping to get my band working and get the couple of kilos I gained off as soon as possible. I can really feel the extra weight and a lot of my clothes are uncomfortably tight and my bras are unbearable and I just want to rip them off by the end of the day. It's funny how any weight you gain above your lowest weight seems to sit very heavy and you can feel every extra gram...


  1. A 2.2 kilo gain is awesome - it really is considering you were away on hols AND it was for three long months. You should be stoked with yourself (which you are lol.) Like you, I have gained that much in the past just over a few days or a week, so you are not alone there!!

  2. Awesome! Imagine what a 3 month holiday without the band may have led to! I'd be stoked if I was you :)

  3. You did really well while on holidays. Those couple of kilos will be off in no time.

  4. Well Done! Hope you enjoyed your holiday xx

  5. You are awesome :) I reckon that is a pretty good sign that you will never have to worry about putting all the weight you've lost back on, as long as you are at least semi-mindful of what you're eating. If you can do it on the road in the land of sugar and fried food, you can definitely do it here!

    Lots of love

  6. ps. I just realised my cupcake profile pic looks a lot like yours. Eeek! I wasn't copying, I promise! I'll have to change it. Just goes to show we both have a deep love for cupcakes - LOL :)

  7. For nearly every meal being at a restaurant, and the majority of those meals being in America, the land of supersized portions, that is absolutely incredible!!


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