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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:41 am

Well, Im off to see my gp..yesterday was day 4, and in the afternoon I went for a slow walk with connor to the chemist...well, I was hot in the face, knackered and grumpy...after getting home, I started getting pretty severe pains in my chest, arms and stomach, and the urge to vomit, along with a stabbing pain in my head. It didnt go away so I ended up taking a trip to the emergency room cos I thought I was having a heart attack..thank god I wasnt! :shock: but the dr said that this was like a warning that my body was under a huge amount of stress from optifast...in fact he used the words 'do you want to be skinny or do you want to live!' :shock: He said that they would send me for some tests on my liver and kidney function tomorrow (today) and in the meantime I am under strict orders NOT to use optifast and jsut eat healthy! :shock: he called my psychologist, and he agreed and said that optifast doesnt work well for everybofy, some pleopl will have no probs at all and some ppl will have every complication under the sun...he said in this case he would prefer that I come and see him on Monday (free of charge, how good is that???) and work out a healthy eating plan...he said this will be more difficult in some ways than optifast as I will need to really practice self control....so yeah thats whats going on....I suppose Im ok about it! It will be harder for me this way, but i am DETERMINED to get there this time
This has shaken me quite a bit! I just lay awake in bed last night thinking that yes, I do want to live, I dont want to die of heart failure in my sleep and leave connor here alone, cos Im all he has :shock: So, anyway, they weighed me and I had lost quite a lot (Ill post in in the weekly weigh in) so I guess this is just a kickstart.... so , lol thats whats happening xx
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:44 am

oh he also said not to worry that the weight loss will be slower doing it the conventional way...that I can still hope to be under 100kgs by xmas, which is what I wanted to achieve anyway, if I work really hard, eat well, drink water and exercise, with no binges...so I am raring to go! :) Im going to add a no binge tally to the bottom of my signature again too :) xx
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:37 am

hey gracie

thank god you are ok! good girl for going to the emergency though and it is right, it works for some people and they have no probs but for others its a different story. you do want to live each day healthy not being ill from optifast just so you can lose the weight.

i have to admit i feel sorry for you gracie in that you have been pulled here and there with your weightloss as in you are told one thing one minute and something else another minute. i reckon you would be frustrated as well deep down (i know i would be) because i would want to just get on with it and know that what i am doing in the right thing.

you are going to great with the guidance of the counsellor and the eating plan. :)
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:05 pm

You are a very luck girl and thank god you are all right.

Like Kate said some programs are not the solution. This has shown that a quick fix program is not the best approach for you, your health and your life is way more important than loosing the weight quickly. Doing it the slow way will also teach you good nutritional habits, and portion control. Yes it will be extremely hard as well but with the help you are getting from your doctor and your therapist you'll get there Gracie and hopefully your binges will subside.

I hope everything goes well for you. Take care of yourself hun.
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Postby sassi » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:08 pm

thank goodness you're okay gracie. i'm so glad you didn't ignore the symptoms & went straight to emergency.

i hope you're feeling okay today (well, as well as possible) and that you're taking it nice & easy and that the tests all go okay.

maybe it's a good thing that you have to use healthy eating & self control right from the start - from what the psych said you would have to do it at some stage so maybe sooner is better.

i actually think that losing it slowly is a good thing. losing the weight is incredibly emotional and it's good to have time to adjust to the changes in your body & lifestyle.

take care gracie.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:38 pm

Thanks for the concern you guys :)
I do feel a lot better today, really energised after eating my oats for breaky and Im about to have my vegie soup for lunch...I do agree, completely, that slow and steady is the way to go...at least this way I am POSITIVE that I can keep it off, not just lose it, and then have probs later on...I need to think of connor...thats what I have been trying to think when the urge to binge comes (I still havent btw :D) cos I need to be here (and healthy) for him...thanks again everyone :) xx
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Postby milkyway » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:09 pm

Hey Gracie - I am so relieved to hear you're OK after your health scare yesterday. Talk about putting things into perspective!

And congrats on the five days binge free. That's fantastic!
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Postby sandrah » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:45 pm

sorry to hear about your hiccup??? gracie -i suppose at the time it felt like a nightmare and was very frightening for you but you will look at it as just a hiccup soon-although you sound like you are already dealing with the changes and very well too which is hard for anyone.
keep up the good work and keep positive-imagine how good you will feel by christmas when you reach your goal-there can always be hiccups along the way but deal with the problem and we can be even stronger people after.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:31 pm

I'm glad you're ok and that you know what has caused it so you can fix it! (imagine if they weren't able to say what caused it!) I know it's not what you were hoping would happen, but at least now you know it's not working for you, you can find somethign that will!! You can do it!
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:34 pm

Yikes, that's a tad scary!!! I'm very glad to hear you're okay now, bet you got a bit of a scare there! You have to do what works for you, and I guess the only way to figure that out is to try different things. Sure, it may take longer but it will be worth it :) :) Hang in there girl!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:42 pm

thanks a lot everyone :) I REALLY love the support and friendship from u all :D Thanks! xxxxx
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Postby molligrub » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:25 am

Keep at it Gracie - at least by eating sensibly you won't have to worry about the whole 'coming off the diet' thing!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:16 am

thanks molli :)
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Postby grugwashere » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:50 am

Oh Gracie i am glad you are ok *HUGS* that sounds like a terrible experience :( i would have been absolutely petrified.

also a big congrats on the wieghtloss.. ur ticker is moving along nicely :):) Good job
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Postby yummymummy » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:10 pm

gladto hear you are OK what a scary experience that must have been
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