Yes, some of my knickers are getting loose! My ring is too!!!!!…………..not that ring! My wedding ring. I put two rings on today that I haven’t worn for ages, well years, because they were too tight. I still have them on and they haven’t tightened up at all. One of them is the ring Ricky brought me for my 40th!! My clothes are feeling more comfortable and my jeans are a bit loose as well……not so loose they would fall down though!…..next week 🙂 My bras are heaps more comfortable and I have started doing up my everyday ones on the next clip across. The old “swing technique” is getting easier too. The ski slope that was popping out the top of them has melted!!!! So, that is what I have noticed the last couple of days. I don’t even feel like I have had an operation now. Everything has healed nicely. I have keloid scarring going on……but hey, even if I was a size 8 I wasn’t going to start running around in a bikini anytime soon!! I quite like my battle scars, I think they look interesting and mysterious!! If anyone asks about them I can look all dark and broody and say, “Oh those? I got the top one when I was in Africa on safari and the smaller one at the bottom I aquired whilst training in Mexico”.
I started mushies today!! Well, actually I started last night….but who’s counting 🙂 I had a soft poached egg on two tablespoons of cottage cheese last night. Today I have had half a two egg omlette for lunch. Like my friend Margie said, “It’s like they have operated on your bloody brain”. She is right too…..I just can’t get over the fact that I was full on half an omlette. I went out for lunch with Mum and Dad today. Met them over town and what do you know!!!???…right on lunchtime!! he, he We are staying at my sister’s place tonight while Ricky helps her husband build a fence. Well, the parents had garlic prawns and a little garlic pizza bread thingy and quail. I had the omlette & a skinny chai. I drank the chai before lunch not during! It was a great chance to catch up with them and talk about my lapband. I didn’t start it!!!! Mum asked how I was feeling!!! Now, I don’t know if I am just in a “honeymoon” phase or what is going on…..but I feel farking great!!! I don’t feel hungry and I am not tempted by what others are eating around me. I am totally focused and feel like a different person! I dipped a few mouthfuls of my omlette into their garlic juice …… I tell ya…..I’m all farking class!!!!! They ignore that behavior from me. They learnt that from the dog….only reward good behaviour and ignore bad 🙂 So, I was happy to get to talk to my Dad about all this. He is as supportive as Mum and interested in how I am going. All in all a great lunch made greater by the fact that they shouted and we got to have a “just us” talk without anyone else…….my parents are the best !!
OMG!!!! I got a phonecall on Wednesday that damn near tipped me over the edge and pre-band I probably would have hit the caramel tart road!!!! It was Grant….my hairdresser. He is going to farking Sydney!!!!!!!!! I mean…..how farking selfish is that!!??? That man is my iron lung , my oxygen, my reason for living, or at least being seen in public!!!! How dare he just ring like that all happy and carefree and hit me with that bombshell! What was he thinking? Good God!!…just because he can earn a measely $1000.00 a week more than he can here…….. I have short hair, he precision cuts it……what the fark am I going to do now?? I will have to go back to working full time so I can afford to fly to Sydney every 6 weeks!!……I could take my lovely lady lumps down to the wharf and see if I can strike it lucky……..nahhhh…..I wouldn’t be able to carry enough change on me!!!! lol, lol I’ll think of something!!
So, tonight I am staying at Karen’s …… pretty sure I will get some good blog fodder up at her place!! She is working until 6pm tonight and I am at my Mum’s house at the moment hogging her computer 🙂 So, 2nd week in I feel like I am on the Biggest Loser but without the push-ups and sweat!! I have absolutely no doubts that what I have done is the right thing……none!
Before I go I want to send a big cheerio to my new friend Stacey. Stacey had lapbanding on the same day I did (and her good friend Ria). Dr Dreamy did all of us. Stacey has ended up back in hospital on an unrelated matter and I think she is just one of the bravest, kindest, nicest, happiest, sweetest people I have ever met!! We met in the hospital and have stayed in touch via MSN and text etc. I also think she is really pretty and a total hornbag!!!…..now she will think I am a stalker 🙂 I think you are amazing to maintain such a positive attitude. Ria is also a fantastic person and is a good friend to Stacey. I love them both!! Anyhooooo…get better soon ya hornbag!!!! We are all getting our first fills on the same day one after the other……how funny will that be? Dr Dreamy has been calling in to see how Stacey is most nights…..how nice is that!? I am jealous that she is getting to see Dr Dreamy that often!! She told me he said to say “Hi” to me last night. He walked into her room when she was on MSN talking to me……….Dr Dreamy said to say “Hi”??!!!………..ahhhhhh, *sigh* *faint* I tell you what though, that man must be counting his blessings having the good fortune to score three total hornbags like us as patients 🙂
Oh and to my American friends…………BOO !!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!