Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 115 and Getting Close to the Century!

Hi All,

Young Reg Reagan here...... with another update in the life of a male Lap Band patient!

So what's happening?  A hell of a lot!!!  Work has been busy, with a couple of people retrenched due to a bit of a downturn, not me fortunately but I am the one delivering the bad news, at the wrong time of year unfortunately :) but I am just the messenger so if it wasn't me doing it someone else would.

Dramas with Mrs Reagan...... after 20 years of marriage to be honest I've had a gutful :(  and don't know what to do......  It's like the old song " will I stay or will I go?"  don't remember who sang this one but it's very apt at the moment cause "I've lost that loving feeling"

Lapband wise all good :) down to 104kg from 140kg so happy, and will smash my Christmas goal! so I'm lovin that. I went and saw the dietician but decided against another fill and I am still losing on average about 1kg / week. They are so pleased with my loss in 4 months that they want me to speak at an upcoming lapband seminar for people thinking about the band....and of course I said I'd love to.

That's about it from me, leave a commment and I hope all is going well in your life.

Love Reggie xxxx

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Busy Days - 102 Days Post Op!

Hi all,

I have been away for work a bit recently and had alot going on in my personal life so haven't had time to do any blog updates. But now that I'm home and won't be going anywhere for work until the New Year (with one exception a trip to Narrabri/Gunnedah for a couple of days) I will be looking to post at least weekly.

This blog is an important part in the weight loss process and helps me to keep track of how I am going. Plus I really enjoy reading your comments and encouragement!

On the weight loss mission I haven't lost anything much in the last couple of weeks unfortunately - with being away from home I have been thrown out of my usual eating routine - and eaten foods I normally wouldn't have - and in larger than normal quantities. It might be time for another 1ml in the band, which will bring me up to 4.5 / 10 ml. I have an appointment with the dietician and fill guy on Tuesday next week so will be pushing for a bit more fill.

Positives of late are that there have been so many people that I haven't seen in ages noticing the 30 odd kg's I've lost which is great. I am still learning how deal with these nice comments and find myself trying to change the subject ..... I really need to learn how to deal with these comments better, because they are being given to me by people who care and are genuinely pleased to see me making the change. Most of the people ask me what I've been doing and my response to most is that I've been cutting down food intake and exercising...... which is true - but only part of the story!

Some of my closer friends know about the band - with a couple even spending time with me getting the low down on all my experiences to date, with the view to getting this procedure themselves. I am becoming such an advocate these days for the band, that if people are genuinely interested and seek out my input I will go out of my way to give them as much info on my experience so far as possible. The information is always given with the overiding message that I can only comment from my experience and what has happened to me might not necessarily happen for them, or might not happen at the same rate I have been fortunate enough to drop the first part of the weight I want to lose.

My family life is settling down I hope finally working out with the Daughter - I hope I haven't jinxed us again because last time I said things were looking good they all turned to shit!!! But I can only be hopeful.

The house hunting still continues and there are a couple of house that look OK - so hopefully by next week I might have some more certaintity in that department.

Anyway time to get to bed I've got a big day on tomorrow and alot to catch up on that's built up over the last couple of weeks I've been away.

Hope everyone else is going OK?

Love Reggie xxxx

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 91 - Friday Night Blues

Hi all,

As I have mentioned in the past I love a good Friday night drink - and I have promised myself each and every week since I've had the Lap Band that it's not happening this weekened. Guess what? I have blown it again.

I am good all week watching my food make-up and quantities and ensuring that I am doing the right thing, and to be honest losing a couple of kg's each week has been do able, and not too difficult. Then on about Thursday I "get a hankering" about the Friday night piss-up ( a ritual that has been part of my life about 25 years) and when Friday night roles around after a long week at the office a switch in my head "flicks" and the Friday night piss-up is on again. I have no willpower on Friday night - what the hell is wrong with me????? The rest of the time I am focused like a machine on my weight loss goals.

Enough is Enough!!!!!

That's it no more Friday night merriment for the Regmiester! I haven't gone to the expense and effort of getting a Lap Band only to put back on half of the weight I've lost by drinking excessively once a week...... the net result is I am losing weight half as quick as I could be! Don't get me wrong I am ecstatic about the 31kg's dropped to date but it could've been alot more.

From now on their will be no more Friday night drinking sessions!!!!!!

Does anyone have any ideas which might make it easier to achieve this goal? I'm thinking other positive rewards- the Friday night drink is an old habit and it's hard to break let me tell you!

Any positive and constructive suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated......thanks

Reggie boy xxxx (ex Friday night pisshead)

PS: Thought I'd put in a picture of my mate Jeff Fennech and myself at a recent charity event - my six pack will be like Jeff's one day!!!

PPS: I dropped 1kg this week down to 108.5kg - should have been 2kg's  :(