Thursday, September 16, 2010

8 weeks til surgery!

Is it just me? But ... Wow the time seems to be flying! Not long now and it will be the day before. So much is happening in my life right now. I just hope that I have enough time to prepare myself for this new and exciting and scary and and and ... change in my life. I have been reflecting on a lot of things in my life lately mainly work, but sometimes the personal stuff does creep in there.

Anyway the main thing I have been thinking about is 'Am I really ready?' Don't get me wrong I have waited 12 months now and have been contantly thinking about what things are going to potentially be like etc, but am I REALLY ready to make those changes? Am I willing to eat a piece of fruit instead of a biscuit..Am I ready to get up off the couch and go for a walk...

The truth is I HAVE to be. I owe it to myself, I owe it to my family, hell I even owe it to my dog Daisy! I keep having to remind myself that I do deserve this. I do deserve the opportunity to get healthy. I NEED to be a little selfish so that I can be a better wife, a better mother, a better friend.

I was looking in my wardrobe the other day and there are sooooo many clothes, in so many differnt sizes. I need to do something about this. It is so frustrating when you go to get dressed and you have a wardrobe full of clothes you either can't fit into or they do fit but you don't feel comfortable when wearing them. To be honest alot of my clothes are just not .. ME! I have either bought them because they fit or because I was having a 'good' day and thought they looked good when I tried them on at the store! How many times have we thought this!!! ;)

On a positive note I am meeting with a group of local 'bandsters' this weekend and am really looking forward to it.

Until next time!


Kellie :)


  1. Hi Kellie! Thanks for the your comments on my blog. I am so excited for you and your surgery. This has been the best thing I have ever done for myself! Good luck to you and welcome to blog land!

  2. Congrats on the surgery! If you have any questions, let me know...I got the band going on 2 years ago and am super close to meeting my final goal weight!!

  3. Hi Kellie! Just found your blog through Vickie. I'm looking forward to following your journey :)

  4. Hey Kellie - found your blog through Vickie. :) And yes - you DO deserve it! It will be the best thing and the next 8 weeks will FLY by and pretty soon you'll be posting photos and wearing new clothes and it will all just be a whirlwind! :)

  5. Hi Kellie, How exciting to be so close to your surgery date. I was banded in February and have lost more than 80 lbs. (36.3 kg.). I'm so glad I had the surgery and I know you will be too! Come visit me at

  6. Ditto to finding your blog through Vickie - does she get commission? LOL!

    I was banded in Feb and have lost 27kg so far. About halfway at the 7 month mark.

    It's not the easiest journey, I fail often, but win often too. But WELL worth it. :)


  7. Vickie sent me...I'm follower #11 and can't wait to follow you through this journey.

  8. Hello! Miss Vickie sent me over... I was banded March 23rd and I've lost 89 pounds of my very high starting weight. It was a wonderful decision for me to get my band and I am thrilled with my progress. I look forward to reading more of your journey... *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at

  9. Another one from Miss Vickie :) I was banded 22nd March, and at six months I am about a third of the way there. Best decision I have even made, it is alway great to find another bandster from Oz. Looking forward to your journey.


  10. Hope the local bandster meet up was fun!

  11. Hey Kellie

    Im on the countdown too. 4 weeks tomorrow for me.