Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I need to refocus on me and get myself back on track. I am so dying to get under 100 kgs and I really want to do this before I am 18 months post op. which is 4 weeks away today exactly. I need to get under that mark....it is a mental block more than anything, but I need to do it.

So, I know of some things which will be hindering that, and they are mainly, not drinking enough water, and drinking when I eat instead of waiting the 30 mins after meals. I really need to go back to basics again to kick start it all, and for my pouch to actually get used to what I should be doing, not what I am doing.

So i thought of two things I could do, and the first is the 5 Day Pouch Test which basically is back to no carbs at all and food ranging from liquids for the first 2 days to solid protein by day 5. It makes you remember where your pouch ends and eliminates the "slider" foods. The other option is to do the pre op diet for 2 weeks and kick start things from there. I am thinking that this is the way forward for me, as it means that I can just use meal replacements for two meals and then have meat and vege for dinner, without going to much expense. I already have the shakes, so that is not hard, and I just ordered some more of the protein bars from my nutricionist and she will bill me for them.

Obviously I still need to be getting my exercise in, and that needs to be more regular. So I will have to take the dog for more walks, and get out on the bike in the weekends.

Some of this has come about in my head as I see Jo and Janene steaming towards the under 100 kg mark, and although it is not a competition and we have come from very different starting points.........I NEED to be under 100 kgs......to beat this barrier, even if it is just in my head.


  1. Good luck as you refocus, half the battle is accepting, and then rectifying the situation, this is what I have done, I have accepted that I need to change, and I have taken steps to do so.Again all power to you...

  2. Mental barriers are the absolute worst!! But I reckon you have the right idea to be refocusing - GOOD ON YOU!!!

  3. Yes, those mental barriers really suck.

    However, look at how far you have come and I'm sure, by taking this time to refocus, you'll steam right ahead.

    Congratulations on what you have done so far and for what you will do in the future...

  4. I've noticed the further out we get post surgery, the tougher the roadblocks, as they're all in our head. The surgery did it's part to help us lose weight, but now that it's not helping so much anymore, we've got to deal with our damn heads! lol I've been considering doing the 5 day pouch test as well.. It definitely can't hurt things! Maybe once I get better from my hay fever/allergies/cold, whatever I have, I can do it too! :) Good luck, I know you can do it!! We're all here for you to vent, yell, scream, proclaim victories, etc!

  5. You have come so far! There's no doubt that you can get your head on straight and make your goal. Sure, it doesn't always happen the way we want it to, but you're off to a great start! You know what it takes and are willing to do it! You WILL succeed! And I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  6. Bloody great idea with the refocusing thing chick!!
    Look at how far you have come too - you have done an amazing job :)

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  8. I have a question, did you do the 5 day pouch test? It's something that I've been thinking about recently.

    Congratulations on your successes! You should be proud!!!!