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One month anni. incl. progress photos

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yesterday was my one month anniversary with SP - I decided to have a milestone weigh-in and measurements taken. I was surprised I had lost 0.8kgs since Sunday's weigh-in and for the month I had lost 7cms off my waist, 4cms off my hip, 1cm off my thigh and 1cm off my upper arm! When I started SP I took a front and side photograph and said that I would do before and after shots and upload them. So I did a progress shot and I have definitely shrunk! I wanted to wear my full bikini but the top didn't fit so I had to substitute for a sports top instead! I'm not here to be bashful when it comes to weight loss that's for sure - I see people larger than me in a bikini on the beach with not a care in the world!

I have remained fairly consistent with my calorie intake which has always been within the recommended range. Here is the 'Calorie Differential Over Time' graph which I love to look at often! I can see how my exercise is increasing as I gain strength and increase fitness. Now that's progress also!

Today I was scheduled for a hospital procedure however I received a call from the hospital a few days ago pushing it back a day, so I had to have one more day on that high carb/fat and low fibre diet and today I am on clear liquids only. The procedure is not until tomorrow afternoon which means when I wake up, nothing but water until 10am and then nothing to drink after that. I will hear today exactly what time it will be tomorrow afternoon but meanwhile I'm in for a very long 2 days without food. They said the latest I'll get out tomorrow is 4pm so by the time I get home and I probably won't be that hungry and it would have been about 40 hours since my last bite of food - Whaaaaa I'm the only one doing the 40 HOUR FAMINE - want to sponsor me??!! LOL

24 hours following the procedure I am not to do anything risky like drive or operate heavy machinery etc. etc. At least I won't have to worry about the 'don't drink alcohol' warning sticker because for the month of October I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL - Yippee, got that one in the bag!

So I have consciously decided it is absolute REST time for me for the next 3 days - for the first two days I need to conserve energy (I'm starving and bored already and it's only 6.15am!). I am an active person, so I'll be climbing the walls in my head but that's ok.....
If I can lose weight then.......
I can handle this.......
I can handle anything.....

PS my dad sent me this link - he thinks he is so funny! This is a colonoscopy to music

Chow ! (Oh no! I was trying to say goodbye, but that word sound like food !!!!)

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    Congratulations Karen .. You have done so well .. I must say, your self discipline is amazing ..
    Just goes to show when we set our minds to looking after ourselves .. Miracles Happen ..
    I always say; If we want it enough .. We can do anything ..
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2013 4:21:45 PM
    Wow, amazing! I love transformations like that! There's definitely a lot less volume all around the stomach and hip area, and an overall big difference in just one month. Well done! So inspiring. Can't wait for next month's piccies! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I remember having a colonoscopy a few years back when I had unexplained stomach pains. The procedure didn't hurt at all, the fact I was put under anesthetic. However, I remember having to take an unpleasant drink the day before, very salty. The result of the colonoscopy was that there was nothing wrong with me! All that fasting and drinking vile liquids for nothing! emoticon

    The stomach pains eventually went away after 2 sessions with a chiro (and have never returned since! She said the pains were due to the way I'd been riding my bike! emoticon

    Anyways, best of luck on your hospital stay today. I'll be thinking of you and sending you lots of positive energy!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2013 2:25:51 PM
  • RDEE22
    Its starting to happen. Keep doing it, it is working, emoticon
    1683 days ago
    You are looking fabby, dabby, doo, and 7 cm off your waist is phenomenal!

    Your 40 hour famine sounds particularly gruelling, I will be thinking about you.

    That 'You Tube' clip gave me a huge, belly laugh. I wonder if the surgeon would play it during the procedure LOL! You realise now that I am going to find myself muttering the catchy phrase, "We praise the Colo-Rectal surgeon" throughout the day.

    My favourite line was,

    "When I first met a Colo-Rectal surgeon he did not quite understand,
    I said hey it’s nice to meet you but do you mind if we don’t shake hands".
    1684 days ago
    you can see the difference. Well done
    1684 days ago
  • GODZY_
    Wow there's an amazing difference. That's incredible. emoticon
    We do think alike :-)
    I hope that your procedure will go well.
    Take care and have a great evening.
    1684 days ago
    Wow you look great already, fantastic work. I'm with you rest days till you go in -going without food is hard.
    Have a great day.
    1684 days ago
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