Sunday, 7 February 2010

a series of pictures of me before the official before pictures

here are some recent pictures of me.
me and my friend Noemie a week ago in France.

me drinking a coconut alcohol free cocktail.

Noemie and me again,

This is a tradition we have everytime we meet again everyone take a picture of themselves with a big cheesy smile.

This is me and James my fiance.

James and I last summer, with our summer tan...


  1. hahahahah....your summer tan! That made me laugh! I think you are beautiful!

  2. thanks Amy! I will need to read your comment again and again when i post my before pictures in knickers and vest top tomorrow.

  3. I agree with are very beautiful! (with and without a summer tan!) It is very fun and exciting to see the journey so many people have made thru pictures...I am also just starting out...I am in the pre-op 'liquid' diet stage, and find out my EXACT date on Tuesday..It is great having the support of so many ladies on here!!! Feel free to follow me, if you want too! :) (no pressure of course!)


  4. Hi Julie! I found your blog thru Amy. You are gorgeous and I can't wait to follow you on your journey!

  5. Yay! Congrats on such a big step. It's totally worth doing! Love your lush eyelashes in that self-portrait! I need to get me some of those! And i love that last pic with your man. Lovely! Good luck!


  6. so many new followers I am really happy! thank you for all the compliments it is very nice. You can be sure I will follow all your journeys as well!

    Heather :those are my real eyelashes with mascara on (YSL false eyelash effect).

    Nikki: good luck I will cross my fingers for you on tuesday hoping the operation will be as soon as possible.

    Amy: thank you for advertising my blog!!

  7. Hi Julie....good luck on the preop diet. I found that the worst part. Let us know how you get on.

  8. Hi Julie - I found you through Amy as well, I have been banded for almost a year and am over half way through a pregnancy right now :-)

    I love my band - I am always surprised when I hear that people have had negative comments ie when you told some of your friends. To be honest I have had nothing but support and positive comments and I have told everyone that asks.

    The preop diet is hard but the best thing is you get amazing results which is a nice way to start your journey. You are going to look and feel amazing.

    I have only lost half the weight I need to so far but the 30kgs I have lost have made such a huge difference - I feel like a normal person - I don't stand out as much anymore :-)

    I will be following your journey - good luck :-)

  9. Hi Julie,

    I signed up and am a follower now! :-) I saw the post at Amy's.
    I think you look lovely!

    When is your surgery, sounds like it is coming up fast! I am a newbie too, was banded here in the States on January 19th. So far, so good.

    I've recently started a blog too, come stop by sometime!


  10. Hi Julie,

    I too found your blog through Amy's. Isn't she fantastic? My name is Debi and I hail from Northern California. It appears that I am your 20th Follower!!

    I was recently banded on November 19th, 09. I personally found the pre-op diet quite easy as well as the post-op recovery, compared to most. At least until I made a huge mistake about a week and a half after Surgery!!

    For me, the hardest part has been the Head Hunger and Bandster Hell!! I can't wait until I get some real Restriction!! Anyhoo, can't wait until you are banded to welcome you into our little world of bandster's!!

    If you have any questions or concerns, just ask in your postings or comments to us personally on our blogs, and we will always try to help you!!

    Good luck in your future marriage, you look fantastic, and the photo of you with your Fiance is adorable!

  11. Hi Julie,

    Found your blog via Amy!

  12. Hi Julie - I too found you through Amy. I look forward to following your journey :)