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Saturday, June 30, 2012

OMG so excited

This will be a two blog day. The doctor called me just now. He went over everything and he laughed and said this was the longest list of questions he had ever gotten but that he liked it and it meant I had done my research. I feel a lot better after talking to him regarding complications such as erosion or slippage. He said I should just send him an email when I want to come have it done and he will put me on his list. So now I just have to wait for the money to go.... sooooo excited I´m almost shrieking here hahahah

forgot weigh in friday

I totally forgot about weigh in friday so you get weigh in Saturday instead. The scale went up 0.6 kilos this week which is 1.3 pounds or so says my trusty friend Mr Google. I totally own that. I ate like a pig on Wednesday and Thursday ugh I have to get it together. This always happens when my boyfriend leaves for a tour at sea. I turn into a "junk food no hesitations eat what I want because no one can see it maniac". Well if my son is home it is a bit less of a binge but non the less I should totally not act like this, I do think I did an OK job yesterday all though I did have a burger for dinner, I went on the bike like a maniac and did all sorts of exercises here at home. I really want to get a bit thinner so I can get my ass  back in the gym. I honestly love working out in the gym IF there is no one there or at least not a lot of people around. But I have not found or heard of a gym like that here in the capital so I just can't imagine going to the gym, I know people are not really watching me but I just always get that feeling and so I don't go.

Not liking being home alone, it is way to quiet, miss my kid, he is coming home next week, not sure when though. And I don't like the fact that my boyfriend might not come with us to the US because he most likely won't get time off from the job and that could mean that I won't see him till like September or something like that, so not cool at all!! I know financially it is a great job to be on board of the ship he is on today but I don't like him being away so long after having him home for a year now (both went to school). The fact that he will be at sea as much as he can until new years again is financially good but still don't like it.

Well I should stop now and get my ass out that door and do the things that need to be done, I just hate shopping hahaha yup a girl that doesn't like shopping hmmm sounds wrong. But that is the plan today, shopping and then getting on my trusty bike again and get that  "junk food no hesitations eat what I want because no one can see it maniac" under control.

wow sorry guys this is a way longer post than I was intending to do.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Think I'll try all liquids for a while

I am thinking, well planning to eat only liquids for a week and see how it goes, I always eat a whey protein drink for snack at work as it takes not time to chugg it down. And for lunch I almost always have a smoothie made from skyr and smoothie frozen fruits. So I think soups for dinner and hmm another whey protein drink for breakfast or I'll stick to the good ol' porridge(know its not a liquid but it gives me about 4 hours without hunger). I will have to see how many kcal that is. I want to see if I cant lose some extra weight before the flight to Orlando as I am pretty sure it will be a squeeze at the moment to plant my big  ass in that 16.9" seat. I really hope I can stick to this :S I have a tendency to give up if I don't see results fast :( I might eat a rice cake or two to add to the kcal amount but that will be it. No bread, no pizza, no such thing. Think this will be good, because my boyfriend went out to sea on Wednesday and I tend to eat a shit load of crap when he goes and I don't want to do that now and I really want to lose some weight so I can walk further while in the US. So liquids and the  bike is my plan.
Still no call from the doctor but I am relaxed now, I don't know why. Although I did get a little scared when I thought well its a major surgery and there is a tiny chance of you know dying but then I thought well if I don't do this, what is my chance of having a normal happy long life with and for my kid without pain and discomfort, not to mention the mental affect it has on me and those around me. Well I´m done for now hahaha off to the bike before work. Oooooh speaking of the bike, I need to come up with a new plan as to how I am going to plan my days in july because I will be working from 10-18 and that means either exercise at night and take away time with my kid or wake up at 7 am and do it then. which is what I think I'll do.

32 minutes on the bike, 3x20 squats, 24 lunges (12 for each leg), 2x15 side bends(without weights) and 12 silly wall push ups that honestly work hahaha and mild streching

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Last Saturday I got a call from an unknown foreign number, I thought it might be my doc or the car rental but when I answered I could not hear a thing. Ok so today I sent the doc a email and did not expect him to call me until later this week so my boyfriend and I went to the movies, guess who called like 15 minutes into the god damned freaking movie. My doc!! #%&$#&#$"$!# ARG and I could not get up and answer it as I was sat in the middle of the freaking row. Anywhootz he left a voice mail telling me that he will call again this week, most likely tomorrow or the day after. Is it some kind of curse :( am I not meant to get that call :( I am livid and I want to call him back like right now even though he is like 2 hours ahead of me so it is past midnight hahahaha but I will just have to apologize like a million times when he calls again. I feel like the worst patient ever and that he wont like me for not picking up and not hearing when the connection was obviously not working. I know it is stupid but that's how I feel. Ugh think I´m off to bed to wallow.

back on the horse/bike + ramblings of a mad woman

Well the weekend wasn't all that bad, gained 700 grams (1.5 pounds) and I can sooo live with that, as there is no other planned occasion for the next weeks. This week my boyfriend will be going to The Faeroe Islands for a week or to on a ship. And my kiddo is still with his grandparents up West and that means I´ll be home alone for a while, lets just hope I'll kick the foodie demon in the butt. Also next week I start working all day and I am a bit scared that I won't eat healthy enough. I did not exercise yesterday, I swapped shifts and worked the morning because I had a sonar/scan (don't know if you call it that) on my face as I have had this lump and very annoying pain just near my left ear since early March, and was oh so happy that he found something, it was as I suspected a swollen lymph node, which my doctor had not felt but I always felt it and well I wasn't crazy, now I just hope she will do something about it or at least drug me so I can fall asleep at night.

Anywhooo I sent my doctor another email as I am afraid he might forget to call lol so I have become the annoying patient. I keep going back and forth as how dedicated I am to this, it kinda scares me when I land on a site where everyone is complaining about their bands and that it was the worst and so on. I AM going to get the band, don't get me wrong, it's just, well its scary when so many people say that they had to have theirs removed or that the had erosion and slippage and so on. 

On a side note, have any of you gone to Disney World in Florida while still heavy? I am freaking out that I won't be able to join my kid on any rides, and I am also freaking out after reading a news article about a woman who wasn't allowed on a airplane unless she bought another seat and I don't think I am that big as I have always been able to sit in Icelandair planes and their seats are 16.9". This is really stressing me out as I don't want to be embarrassed and I don't want to ruin the trip for everyone else. 

Well enough whining, gonna get my big butt on that bike for at least 15 min and then at least 15 min more later tonight.

net kcal intake today  was 1059, thats even though I went to the movies

Saturday, June 23, 2012

weekends and me don't mix well

For some reason I don't do well on weekends where something is planned :( Like today I have a family reunion and tomorrow I will be going to a cabin and yesterday I was invited out to lunch with my sister in law and my boyfriend was all like of course we go if she is paying and they were going to a burger joint so of course I got a bacon burger :( no self control at all, and I am this weirdo that can not eat veggies, I keep trying to eat them but I think they are gross and ugh dunno I don't like food that is too crunchy and squirts juices in every bite. Weird I know. I refuse to weigh myself today because I am terrified that I have gained those 2.2 pounds back and more, even though logic tells me I will lose them as soon as I get my ass back on that bike, which I have not done since Thursday when my sister in law showed up from Sweden. Well guess I should stop the pitty party and play some kind of a good hostess as they are going today, not that I don't want then here, its not that at all. I just can't seem to keep to any diet/schedule if something is different :(
Hope you have a great weekend and handle yours better than I am

Friday, June 22, 2012

down 2.2 pounds (1 kg)

Well this week sure did work despite all that partying last weekend. The doctor didn't call despite his email so I am hoping he does so tonight. My boyfriend just got news he is going to sea as he is a fisherman/student and that means he won't be able to come with us to Orlando at least not all the time but hopefully he'll make it the later week. But that also means I can get my surgery this fall which is both brilliant and totally scary. Well I´m way to tired to write more, a kid in the apartment building opposite mine decided it was best to wail outside at 7 am in the morning and I couldn't fall asleep last night so I am grumpy as hell today. Will update exercise and any news from the doc if he calls.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


The doctor just sent me an email today asking if he could call me later tonight :D omg how exciting
Will update later

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


That's me all right. I am one of those that want to see the scale plummet and get annoyed when it doesn't. I have been on my exercise bike every other day now for over a week that's 57.28 km. But the main thing is I have not been so good with my diet. Last weekend there were two graduation parties and Independence day and today my son wanted homemade burgers because he is going to his grandparents place in the country and won't be home for two weeks :( poor mommy me. But he will have a blast I am sure, because he is taking his best friend from up north where we lived until last summer with him.  So today I ate a burger I know not the best and I was so intending to make it a healthy one but it didn't turn out that way.

I was incredibly lazy and just lethargic this morning and all I made on the bike was 17.36 minutes so after I ate that oh so yummy and disgustingly unhealthy burger and compliments I got my ass back on that bike. I was determined to make 8 km again, and when I got there I thought well I´m not dead yet so let's make it 10 km. My net kcal intake today was 1189 kcal according to myfitnesspal.

now I'm going to plant my big booty on that couch and watch Guy Fieri on DDD

Monday, June 18, 2012

OMG I did it

wow my stomach is in knots haha I just sent the surgeon an email with all my questions and more. I am thrilled, terrified, and so many other emotions all at once. Did you experience this as well or is it just me. Now begins the dreaded wait for a reply and hopefully he is full of positive news haha. I still wont be going till later this fall or early next year but I just want to know if I am able to do it if you know what I mean.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

not a good Saturday

Ugh yesterday was so not a good day food wise. It started OK with a bowl of Rice Krispies and 0,1% milk. But that was it. I went to a graduation party for my best friend who I can legally call nurse Betsý now haha. There I went two trips to the buffet table of cakes, although that wasn't really that bad as I ate in moderation and used a small plate and fork. It was when we got home and Betsý and her husband came over for a night of games which is my all time favorite thing to do, even though I rarely win but last night was an exception as I won both the Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit Girl vs Boys. But food wise it was horrid well I can't even call it food. It was chips, tons of candy in a bowl and chocolate/biscuit/candy bars thingy don't know what to call it in English. Anywhoot I used myfitnesspal to calculate what I could and I would guess I ate between 2000-2500 kcal :( am sooo bummed because I really didn't think I had eaten all that much really, but that's just my mind playing tricks on me I guess. But today will be different even though it is Independence Day woohoo!!! There will be BBQ and I WILL only have one plate and eat in moderation and I WILL pay attention to  what I am putting in my body. Well that is all my whining for today, sorry about that.

Oooh and if you have read my questions in my first blog, do you think I should add any more? If not I will be sending them to the doctor I want to do my surgery woop woop :D

Well off to drink some green tea and use that exercise bike of mine, will post a pic of that and my final kcal later today

wish me luck

Update: So I have decided I will not be using the kcal number my bike gives me as it is just a generic one, so I rather use the one I get from myfitnesspal, which takes in to count my weight and stuff. My total kcal intake today was 1345, according to fitnesspal I burnt 556 kcal in my workouts today so I was under my goal.

What is a good ration between protein and carbs?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Independence day weekend

I am going to Orlando Florida this august and I want to be a tiny bit lighter in weight so I can at least not huff and puff like a whale on dry land when we go sightseeing. I also want to go on some rides with my son but I am terrified I won't be able to go on any as I have seen no weight limits on the parks we are visiting.So my plan is to eat around 1200 kcal per day and use my exercise bike at least once a day for 20-30 minutes, twice a day would be best.
I will use this site to help me do just that. I will try and see if I cant post a pic of my time on the bike and also how many calories I ate.

What if any is the best ratio between protein and carbs?

Do those of you that have had WLS recommend any books to read for preparation?  I am going to watch the 8 rules on youtube, because I have heard so much about them.

These next three days won't be all that good so I´m planning on using the bike to counteract them. My mom is graduating from upper secondary school today :) never to late to finish and I am so so proud of her. And then tomorrow my best friend has her graduation party, she just became a qualified nurse again oh so proud of her. And she will be coming with me when I have my surgery haha never bad to have a private nurse with you. And then on Sunday it's our independence day woohoo and that means BBQ and stuff so I´m going to try and not eat like a maniac in either graduation parties and on Sunday.

You have to excuse my spelling or grammar errors as English is not my mother language. If I do say something completely out of whack please feel free to correct me as I hate having said or written something wrong, got a bit of a OCD problem or so I have been told.

I didn't quite make it to 30 minutes because my kid forgot his keys and I had to let him in haha but that is ok. I don't really agree with the kcal counter on the bike as it does not take in how heavy I am rather just uses a pre determined calculations per km and brake, but I use it anyways. But 13,83 km (8,59 miles) in 30 min is ok with me. I cycled hard for 25 minutes and the last 5 min where to cool down a bit.

This was all I ate at my moms graduation party, some of you might think that a lot but for me that was tiny and watching everyone else going for seconds and thirds was kinda tough. My kcal for today are just about 800 but I dont know how many where on this plate so I think I might have gone over my 1200 allowed kcal intake.

Hello WLS community

I have decided to get banded, that is to get a gastric band put in place to use as a tool on my journey to a fitter, better lifestyle.I have to go to the UK to get my surgery since they only perform gastric bypasses here in Iceland, and I don't want to have that, The risks are to high for my taste, and I know a few people that have gotten the bypass and they all have some complications from it. I found an Icelandic doctor that specializes in these surgeries in Birmingham and he does some follow-ups in Iceland so I am going with him.

I have been almost obsessed with watching the WLS community on youtube. I have learnt a great deal from them and that has helped me on my decision.
I have put together a list of questions I want to ask my doctor. If any of you have any suggestions as to additional questions then I would love to add them to my list.

# How many surgeries have you done, and how many of them are patients that live in Iceland?

# What are the possible complications?

# Do I need to stay overnight?

# Is everything included in the price you list on your website?

# Are the sutures left in or are they taken out, and is that done there or in Iceland?

# What should I particularly pay attention to post-op?

# How likely is it to have get a slipped band or develop an erosion?

# Where do I turn here in Iceland if I develop complications?

# How long do I have to stay over there?

# Are the fills always performed here in Iceland?

# Who oversees fills and post-op follow-up?

# What if any pre-op diet is required?

# What should I avoid, food wise, drug wise (prescription)?

# What exercise is allowed and how soon after surgery is it allowed?

# Will this affect my absorption of vitamins, and what vitamins are recommended post-op?

# What should I bring with me?

# When can I go back to work?