Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A frown is smile upside down! (so i did a handstand)

Hey Everyone,

Feeling poo today - my first downer day! I will be better tomorrow! Everything is brighter in the morning!! :) And, Tomorrow is late night shopping! Nothing like retails therpy!!!

Hope you are all having a great day!

Happy Birthday to Maddie! Hope all your dreams come true in the year to come! :) Lani - I hope your ok after your op! call me any time sweets!


Looking forward to the weekend, im heading to the coast! :) To see all my girls! :) Just like High School again! :) I have arranged my birthday ALREADY - (its not till 7th Feb) But i have a few girls coming up and we will be staying at the sofitel for 3 nights - and going out! And, Im having a party on the 7th - at Jupiters! CANT WAIT! YYYY

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Halo almost choked me!!! But i pulled it back up! PHEW!


I jumped on the scales this morning… (after my wee) and I was like 96.6kgs! I had to look twice. Its freaking amazing what exercise does! I swear! The 30 mins of walking on my deadly treadly in the morning are paying off!!

However I must admit that I do have to YELL at myself to stay on there! I hit 20 mins, and the devil on my shoulder says “ yea, its all good, 20 mins is great, its 20 mins more then you would have done” and then the angle kicks her off and says, “Just stay here for another 10 mins, you will feel so much better, and know that you have really worked” And they continue to fight…. BUT while they are fighting, I am not even noticing that I have stayed on there for another 10 mins! Hahaha… Im a dick! So 2.3kms later – im off, and in the shower! NICE! However, the other day I did try jogging! It was good, 1 min on, 1 min walking. THEN, I called the surgery, and the nurse said its not such a good idea yet, as I could tear the stiches!! SHIT! I cant even do my dance video! Would some one please tell me what the diff is between Mushies and just chewing the food up really good!? I mean really!? I cant tell! I had spag bol mince and chewed the shit outta it! My jaw hurt! Lol….. but is that mushie!?

So – I have a few BIG days ahead of me! SOOO busy!! Getting my hair cut, working, cleaning, Christmas decs, family dinner for 8 – we are cooking, dog washing, clothes washing.. Oh the list could go on! Hahaha…

Well , im going to bed! Im rooted! Night girls… have a great weekend… Cant wait to meet you girls…. Sami, Lani & Maddie! XOXOXO (L)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I am getting goose bumps just writing this! But APRA approved my application today! I was getting ready for a fight, but she said, "its all been approved! You wil get the letter in the mail!" I screamed out loud - "I COULD KISS YOUR BUM AND MARRY YOU"! lol... the poor girl!!

So, my application has been approved for $5978! Thank god! Best Christmas present ever!!!

Any way! Thats all i have to report! Im just glad and thankful for my new banding buddies! You girls make this so easy to deal with!


Sunday, November 30, 2008


Hi ya all!

Hoping every one is well! Im not too bad, sitting at about 97.5! Thank goodness. I have a few more days left on liquids and then move to the mushies!

On Friday night, it was my work Christmas party, it was a Christmas dinner, and seafood. However I spoke with the fuctions lady at the Pineapple Hotel, and arranged to have the chef make me a stew, so as I was still able to eat with group! People can be realy accommodating when you tell them that you have had a lapband! I just told the chef that it needed to be the consistency of custard! Problem solved! I also drank apple juice out of a wine glass! As I don’t really need alcohol, im silly enough!

Besides that, the weekend was glum. I did not really do much else. I was actually too tired to SHOP on Saturday! Shock Horror! Robbie worked on Sunday. So I went to the shops just for a wander and to get robbies Xmas present! With out him with me! I got his real pressie today! Its massive and I need help from one of the boys to get it in the car! And I cant wait for him to use it!

The next 23 days at work is going to be hell! My boss will be on holidays, and its up tp me to reach the service budget! So I will be Head down bum up for the entire time! However I think I need some tablets to help me concentrate! I get side tracked very easily!

2 more days and I hear from APRA! This would be the best ever Christmas present! I cant wait! Im just hoping its positive! Any way! Keep up the goodwork girls! And I think you need to check out this group


Saturday, November 22, 2008

a day to member!

Today is a milestone!

I am under 100 kgs! FINALLY! Have not been here since 2-3 years! YEAAAA HAAA! Im pretty happy with that! :o) 99.5. J Its still under 100. And the funny thing is, when I went to type my weight, I actually typed a 1 first! Lol… No longer a 1 in front of my weight and there never will be again! J

Not much to report really! I have just been gemma-ring about. I have been very tired! I had asleep today, as I went into work for about 4 hours! And will tomorrow! Im kinda getting myself back into it! Its hard though! Lol.

I have not been hungry really! I just want to chew something! Instead of Drink it! Lol. I have been having vegie soups blended up. And I can currently smell my wonderful husbands Lamb Stew! I love it! He puts every veggie in it and mint sauce! Im very lucky to have him.

My Mum was with me for the week and she was a great help! It was good to have her here for the week. She did all the washing for me. And was good company!

Any way, I was going to post some hospital pics, but they are a tad gory! They are pics of my staples! They look so funny! Fancy using staples!

Well I hope you all have a great weekend and I will talk to you all shortly!

(L) gems.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Done and Done!

I got banded. On Tuesday 18th Nov! And im so glad its done!

I had lost around 6kgs on the shakes, and my Surgeon was very impressed with my Liver and he said that my op was the easiest he had done! It took him 35 mins! He was in and out! And it took them 20 mins to put me to sleep! I have no idea why!Any way, it now Thursday and I am SORE! I feel like I have done 50 million sit ups! And I don’t like it! I also feel a lot of pressure on my chest! Is this normal? I may call my surgeon later! Just to see. I am also feeling the shoulder pain that is always being talked about! Any way… Im going to go and rest! In 4 days I have to fly to Sydney! I hope I can do it!

OH – all I have eaten is some up and go, as well as some soup! Not much though! I don’t know how much I can have!!! I guess I will figure it all out!

Take care and thank you for reading! J


I will post some pics soon guys!

Monday, November 10, 2008

1 day down! 7 to go!

Sadly, I don’t have much to report!

This time next week I be like at kid on Christmas eve, listening for the reindeers hooves on the roof! For next Monday night, this will my last night as a FSS – full stomach stuffer! Yes, on Tuesday next week I will be getting my band! FINALLY!

However, I spoke with my fave government department today! APRA! They will have an answer for me in a few weeks – like mid December! Im like hellllooooo – “if I don’t pay, they will postpone the op!” And he was like – “well we don’t feel lap band surgery is really that life threatening!” I wanted to scream down the phone “WELL, IT WILL BE WHEN I EAT YOU. YOU LITTLE TWIRP!” But I didn’t, I just said and a very polite professional voice, “Have a nice day and thank you for your assistance!” Ahem – Thanks for nothing!

Today was Monday – I woke up thinking it was Tuesday! SUCKS TO ME BE! I just screwed myself out of 1 day! However once again, they have made plans for me to go to Sydney! Monday 24th Nov. This is the day that I return back to work after my op! I hope im up to it! I will only have had 5 days off!! And I called the surgeon, and I will be ok to fly! But I am going down for training! I don’t think my brain will be up to it! Lol Never mind, we will see I guess!

On that note, I have realised that my mind is ruined after a hard day – so I am off to bed. Night everyone. Sweet Skinny Dreams. Oh – Got the best workout DVD! It’s a dance one, and By George – its gets you going! Waking up at 6 just so as I can do it! And then at 6pm, I have aqua!Take care! (L) (K)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

You learn something New EVERYday!

That’s It! Im charging! I did not know that cos I was loosing weight it automatically made me a dietician! Whats up there!? I am being called from my boss who is also on shakes – wondering what he can and cant eat! Lol… He thought he could eat sausage rolls and meat pies!!! Please – GET REAL!
I learnt a lesson today! I went and had sushi this evening. The ones without rice! And it was so good, but, I was sooo hungry, (as I had breakfast at 8.30am – and ate dinner at 5.30pm) So I ate it WAY too fast, and I ate a tad too much, As normally I would be able to eat about 6-7 plates, however today I could only eat 3!! My local sushi shoop is going to go out of business now! Lol! So is it possible that my stomach may have shrunk??
Hopped on the scales this morning and I was like around 102.4kgs!!! NICE! Im happy with that! Tomorrow is lap day at the pool! CANT WAIT! Night Girls! Your all doing great! And you are all MY inspiration! (L) gemily!

Oh - and i have facebook & MSN if any one wants to add me!! Search by:
Leaving you with a pic of robbie and i at our wedding last year in December!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Let me tell you! I have had the LONGEST week ever! Im so glad its Friday! I have 11 days! YUP 11 WHOLE L O N G days! I wish it would hurry! I cant wait! One of my bad habits is my lack of Patience! I just do not have any! 11 days is like 11 months is Gemma Time! Its TRUE – ask any one who knows me! Its totally bad!! SO, Im trying really hard to sit here and twiddle my thumbs! Maybe I can loose weight by twiddling my thumbs!

3 kilos is all i need to loose to make my surgon happy! I needed to loose 7 kgs prior to the OP! I know i can do it! I just need more exercise!

Tuesday and Thursday nights is my night to BOOGIE on down in the pool! I have been going to aqua aerobics. I really enjoy it! As its exercise, but FUN! I don’t even realise im doing it! I actually look forward too it. I miss Robbie while I am there though! I just wish he would come and do it with me! But he Wont! (Woooossser)

Robbie cant take time off work, as we need the money, so I was going to be home alone, and I really was not up for that! As mentioned in my previous post, I LOATH my own company, so im really looking forward to it! As my mum is coming to sit with me!

The plan for this weekend is to go in to work tomorrow and get some overtime so as I can take the time off work! So both Robbie and I are going in, and he is going to be the gardener for the day! I have the best husband in the whole wide world!

Tonight for dinner I had I made, the bolognaise sauce, and the Robbie cooked some beef slices in it! I had that and vegies… It was really tasty! I don’t know how I am going to go on liquids though! I like to chew! Lol… Any way guys, take care and have a great weekend!Peace out! Gems.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Im actualy doing it!!!

Hey Kids,

Thanks for reading!! :)
Last night, i had about 11 hours sleep and i woke up this morning feeling like crap! I think i over slept! *note to self: no not do that again. Any way, i was feeling yuck and did not have any energy! I DRAGGED myself outta bed to the loo, and before i hopped on, i weighed myself! And to my surprise i weighed in at 103.5! in 4 days of shakes. With only 30 mins exercise! I was pretty chuffed! That made me feel better for the day ahead! When i actually got to work, i found that the server was down! Which meant - NO internet, which means no system & no emails.... My day got better! So i spent the day catching up on all the OTHER stuff you dont do cos you are too busy!

Yesterday i was quite proud of myself. I was home alone, and i cant stand my own company. So that is normally when i would EAT the House out! It was totally weird, as i woke up, i had my shake, and then cleaned the house a bit, went for a 30min walk and did not once open the cupboard to see what i could eat! I was very proud of myself. When i picked robbie up, he was hungry, so we had dinner and we were in bed by 7.30! lol...

its 2 weeks till my operation, cant wait. I have my preadmission appointment tomorrow morning. That makes it more real!I maybe going to sydney for thursday and friday for work... glad its before the operation... :) However while im off, my boss is not going to get a temp, so when i come back to work, i will have LOADs to do! Im not very happy about it! Never mind, i can only do so much!!! ANY way, I am tired, so im going to do the dishes and go to bed...

NIGHT! :P peace out!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

too excited to sleep

Wow, Time flies when you are havin fun. Wish 2 weeks and 3 days would FLYI am still trying to get used to this whole blogging thing... :) I have been looking at everyone else and i get all the motivation i need out of them! They really make me think i can do it! By it i mean Loose weight! I have 35kgs to loose, and i know its going to be a long road, but im sure it will be worth it! I cant wait till i get under 100kgs... :) That will be fantastic.

You will see a pic that i have attached with this post, and i would like to be this skinny again, and just a tad more toned! MINUS the SHOCKING hair! (the things you do when your young huh!) its funny, as when i was this size, i used to thing i was fat! HAHah... little did i know....

When i was little (around 7-10) there was a girl that lived across the road, who was fat. and i used to tease her all the time... I now feel horrible for it, as i think me being fat is cos i used to tease her! Its a very silly theory i guess, but i believe in "what comes around, goes around" and i got my comeuppance.

So, Tomorrow is another day... ANOTHER day for E X E R C I S E!!!! So, im going to wash the dogs, vacuum the house, and then go for a walk on my deadly treadly (treadmill). I was going to call my GF and head to Chermside for a spot of shopping, however im on shakes for a few more weeks, and best to leave temptation alone.... SMART i know.... :)

I have made appointments with my Dietician, Psychologist & exercise guy, these dates are around the 12 Nov.... The one i am mostly worried about is the Psychologist, as that is going to bring up alot of what i have buried deep inside me..... Bring on the tissues! I hope he has flood insurance! I am also going to go back to my GP and get a Care Plan - so as i can go back and see these guys, and really hit my weight issue HEAD ON!

Any way, I must go to bed. its 1.50am, and my robbie will be getting up soon to go to work! Poor guy, work on a sunday! And all to help pay for my Operation! Im a very lucky girl. I love him so much...
Night Guys, Take Care,

Tahhh dahhhhh!

And the Loser is.... ME! Yes, I am a loooooooser... I will loose the weight! I know i can do it! I have support, and ppl who love me... and i CAN do it!Ok, So, Im on my 4th day of shakes... and i think i know why ppl loose weight on these things... Its cos they wont drink the bloody things and would prefer to stave them selves!! Haha... the taste of these things is shocking, and they have the worst consistency!!! lol.. Kinda like a yogo, only thinner. well that what im tellin myself!

I had a Mini Breakdown today.... I was cleaning the house.. and loads has been going on for me, and i just burst into tears.... I think its just the feeling, that this is actually happening for me!! 18 freaking days!!! Yeeehaaa....

RIGHT! Onto the Nitty Gritty.... Robbie (my Husband) has just taken my Before photos... :) And dont i look hot! If by HOT i mean FAT! hahahaa... Any way, this is all just part of the ride. So, I am planning on taking pics at the 1st of every month! Just to show you and Me MOSTLY some progress!

I am currently sitting at 107Kgs, BMI of 41. I am only short at 163cms... SO i look like a marshmallow stuffed into a money box! haha...

We also did measurements tonight.... "Cue dreading Music"
Arms: 41cm
Boobs: 117 - (when rob took at pic of these... he said, "i will miss you girls")
Tummy: 109
Hips: 130
Thigh: 82

So with results like that, thats all the incentive i need! BRING IT ON!
Good night everyone, and i hope you enjoy the ride as much as i am going to! :) (L) Gems...

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Did it!

Yup! Its done, I have made the decision! on Thursday i went to the Dr's and i had some back up, (My husband and best friend)! I needed another few sets of ears... I had them to listen and take it all in.... As all i could think about was... "What if he wont give it too me... what if he thinks im too big, or short, or not enough will power, or i did not wear my hair right, and he does not like me!" I was sure the Dr would turn around and tell me that he would not operate on me! I was wrong!!! Prior to walking into his rooms, i was so nervous! I never get nervous, not even for job interviews. My nerves did not last long.

When we walked into his office, he started off on a massive speech, about the surgery and how he does it, and the complications... bla bla bla... And, one he had finished it was question time! My only real question was if and how long before i could have a baby... SO, to cut a long story short, I am booked in for 19th November 2008! Now everyone keep their fingers and toes crossed.... DAMN APRA!
Night... PEACE OUT! Gems.