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Postby BubbleButt » Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm

Well I figured I may as well put my story up and record my journey too. If I forget to come in here, I expect to hear about it from all the lovely people in here, ok? :twisted:

Ok, where do I start? I guess at the beginning is better than anywhere hey! So, I'm 29 years old, morbidly obese (124kgs as of today) and in desperate need to lose weight.

I suffer from PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome for those that don't know) and have had a weight problem since I was young. I have always eaten relatively healthy and played sport almost every day growing up, so I can't say I was ever just sitting on my butt watching tv or playing computer games like kids of these days but it obviously wasn't enough to combat my disease.

After growing up being teased for being the "fat chick" at school, both primary and high, I found it difficult to get work because my self confidence was shot to all hell and I could never find the clothes I felt comfy in for job interviews etc, so overall I looked so nervous and uncomfortable.

My mum had me on a million different diets and I remember going to a weight loss clinic at the age of about 10. I still have the book which lists what I was able to eat and I tell ya, there is no way in the world I would follow it today. Bllahhhh!! I never thought and neither did my mum for that matter, look to see if there was something "wrong" with me where my weight was concerned because I never overate or anything and it was all so heartbreaking.

In 2001 at the age of 23 I decided enough was enough and I had to sort myself out. I had developed dark skin across the back of my neck and in the curve of my lower back. Nobody could tell me what it was and I thought it was my karma for refusing to wash my neck as a child :lol:

I was going to a skin treatment place and everything they tried just didn't seem to work and one of the girls there spoke to another client who was a doctor and asked if she'd be able to have a look at me. I went and saw her a few weeks later and she had a look, took blood, weighed me, asked about my history etc and then called me back a few days later with the results.

I was told I had PCOS, a rare disease that there was little known about but I would never conceive a child, would always be "fat" and there was nothing that could be done about it and she was sorry. Absolutely distraught I drove home in tears as I didn't want to stay fat for the rest of my life. She told me to cut all carbs out of my diet and exercise for at least 2 - 3 hours per day as that would help "maintain" my current weight. Stupidly, I followed her recommendation and ended up almost having to have a trip to the hospital because I was so run down and had no energy. My doctor couldn't assist me anymore and I told her to get stuffed basically.

The next year I met my now hubby and he too was a big man. He liked me for me, and not how I looked and he was the first to ever really feel like that and I embraced it all. In 2003 I accidently fell pregnant much to my absolute disbelief. We hadn't been trying to fall pregnant and even though I was told I would never fall, I still always used protection. This minor miracle didn't last very long and I miscarried at 6 weeks. I suddenly realised that my doctor was wrong.

My mum and I, who had gone through Lite 'N Easy, Weight Watchers, Symply Too Good To Be True, the list went on together, decided to try SureSlim in 2004 as we knew people who had succeeded on it. I weighed in at 149.9kgs and managed to lose about 20kgs all up on that before I fell pregnant again (and yes it was accidental), but once more I miscarried and was absolutely miserable. I tried my hardest to get back into the swing of things with SureSlim but just couldn't manage it and found the consultants I saw didn't really seem to care much and I found that irritating and frustrating, so I quit. My mum had had to give up on doctors orders because she wasn't getting the right amounts of nutrients on the diet she had been given.

I decided that I had to get my PCOS undercontrol and went and researched the web. I found many sites about it that weren't there when I was first diagnosed and stumbled upon a large one which has turned my whole life around. I took all the knowledge I had gained from that site (which I still frequent) and went and saw a new doctor. He was upfront with me and said he didn't know enough but referred me to a specialist who I have seen ever since. We work together on dealing with it and I am now on Metformin which has reduced my insulin levels to almost a healthy state. I now just have to get the weight off with it.

At the end of last year I joined up on the Tony Ferguson Programme and lost 12kgs in the first three weeks in conjunction with my medication. I was shocked that it worked so well. After a couple of months I had to stop it due to some dehydration I was experiencing and in turn developed IBS. But, I'm back on it now and have been only having the one shake for the past couple of weeks to ease my way back into it.

Today I stood on the scales and I am weighing in at 124kgs. I am back on TF full time as of today and so far so good. I have drunk a good 2.5ltrs of water already today I think and I feel like a water balloon :lol:

When I get home I will be on my exercise bike which I purchased on Anzac Day from someone and I plan on doing that every day. I have been on it almost every day so far though.

So today, for breakfast I have had a Wild Berry shake and a glass of water. For morning tea I had an apple and for lunch I had a Strawberries and Cream shake. I have just finished an orange for arvo tea. Plus I have drunk a heap of water. Tonight I am having stuffed chicken with mushroom, asparagus, onion and tomato with a bunch of vegies on the side. Plus more water. :lol:

Bring on my mini goal.. I would love to get there by the end of the month, but we'll see how I go.

Sorry this is sooooooo long.. lol.. but when you get me started, I'm hard to stop! HEEHEEHEEE!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon May 14, 2007 5:43 pm

hey bubble butt :) thanks for sharing that with us and i cant wait to see you add to your progress page :)

i also have pcos but i dont let it hold me back from losing weight or anything else in life. a lot of women use it as an excuse and really with any sort of medical problem there are ways around it to get on and enjoy life. i dont let my pcos set me back and have learnt to deal with it. i was also told i couldnt have children and now i have a little girl who is 17 months old.

keep smiling and i am sure you can reach your goal weight :)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon May 14, 2007 5:45 pm

oh forgot to mention i was on metformin too and i got sick from it. i had constant diarohhea (sp?) and felt ill from it. :(
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Postby Dee » Mon May 14, 2007 6:01 pm

You've come to the right place for all the encouragement and support you need. Can't wait to get to know you.
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Postby BubbleButt » Mon May 14, 2007 6:05 pm

Thanks Kate!

Yeah I was crook on Metformin to start off with but was advised to slowly build up to my dosage and I haven't really had too many problems. A lot of people just go full hammer and tongs with it and unfortunately it buggers you up that way, so I started with a half a tablet a day and slowly built up each week until I was on my three tablets a day. I'm on 1500mg a day and I don't have as many problems anymore, although I do find sometimes if I have milk too soon after having my tablet, I get crook. Now they have the slow release Metformin too which I know a lot of girls are on and they find that much better, but the weight loss etc is a lot slower too.

Congrats on your precious bubba! It's amazing how many women out there were like me and were told that they couldn't have children and find out later that its all bollocks. I ran a support group for a while and some of the stories were truly heartbreaking and shocking.

Looking forward to getting to know you :)
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Postby BubbleButt » Mon May 14, 2007 6:06 pm

Thanks Dee!

I would of said thanks to you in the last post but you must of posted as I was typing.. :lol:

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Postby Dee » Mon May 14, 2007 6:19 pm

LOL - that happens to me all the time.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon May 14, 2007 7:05 pm

hey bubble butt yeah i built up slowly over a 2 month period and was still sick on them. only lost .5kg in a 2 month period whilst on them too. i dont think my pcos is as bad as some womens. im never hospitalised from it but after seeing my specialist and ruling that i couldnt have children naturally, and i then i did, i just get on with life now.
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Postby milkyway » Tue May 15, 2007 10:17 am

Thanks for sharing your story. I look forward to reading about your progress :)
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Postby BubbleButt » Tue May 15, 2007 10:41 pm

Well today I've been pretty good.. had my shake for brekkie, drank about 1ltr of water at work (normally would of drunk more but I was the only one there and couldn't get up to go to the toilet as often :lol: ), had another shake at lunch time, then a piece of fruit halfway thru the arvo as I was getting hungry and then for dinner, I decided I wanted to muck around with some chicken again and made this:

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Sorry if it's too big! It was delicious, and only took me 10 mins to prepare and cook.

I got some chicken, sliced it open, put some garlic and a little bit of chilli mince in there, with onion, asparagus, mushroom and capsicum. Folded it back over, threw it in my George Foreman Grill and cooked away. Then just got some of those McCain I think it is StirFry vegies with water chestnuts, broccoli, etc, cooked em up in a spray of oil, with the left over onion that didn't fit in the chicken and bobs your uncle. I was rather impressed with myself as normally I'm a boring cook and for me that was rather extravagant.. hahahahaha. I so couldn't eat all of it tho, so my dogs got the left over vegies (only about a tablespoon or so of it) mixed in with their meat and pasta.

I haven't done any exercise today tho as I was at work on my own from 8am to 6pm and I'm sooooo tired. Will be walking tomorrow tho when everyone is back at work.

Nite all!
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Tue May 15, 2007 11:57 pm

Hi There :D

Nice to meet you!!! :) Sounds like you've been on a rollercoaster of a ride already, but good on you for sticking to your guns and finding someone who could help you!! Sometimes some doctors don't know what they're on about!!

Looking forward to getting to know you, it sounds like you're one very determined girl and I think you're going to do great :D

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PS That dinner looks DELICIOUS!! You have inspired me and I'm planning on making something like that on Friday night for dinner :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:56 am

hey bubble butt :) looks creative. isnt it amazing how we can come up with things like this when we have no idea -we just go with the flow and wonderful things happen!! i also have a george forman grill and im up for a new one cos the teflon is coming off cos i use it so much! enjoy!
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Postby BubbleButt » Mon May 28, 2007 9:32 pm

Well, I am very proud of myself.. I haven't weighed myself as I only do that two days after AF has visited but over the past two weeks I have had to change belt holes TWICE!!!!!!!

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So I've gone from using the third hole on my belt to the fifth.. my hubby reckons I've lost weight.. I can't see it by looking in the mirror but I certainly can feel it where my belt is concerned and I feel lighter if that makes sense.. heehee

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Postby milkyway » Mon May 28, 2007 9:33 pm

Hey BB - that makes perfect sense. I can't believe that i wear a belt now that before I could barely get done up on the first hole :) It is a good feeling.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon May 28, 2007 9:37 pm

nice work bubble butt :) it always feels great when you SEE a difference :)
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