Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hey are you losing weight?

I am getting a lot of comments now about my appearance and it feels good that people are now noticing. I feel like I am continuously buying clothes. I AM ENJOYING THIS! I can buy clothes now that I like and not from the fat shops. I feel good!!!! My hair is falling out quite a bit - I am taking my vitamins but I am glad that I had very thick hair in the first place.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Getting the hang of this!

There is a lot of food that I cannot eat. The carb foods (there is a lot out there) do not go down very well. Maccas is no longer a place where I could eat anything and everything. Nope - those days have gone. I drink their coffee. Full stop, that's it. Everything else is carbs and/or fried and so these are the days of my life!

I ate a chicken kiev for tea tonight.  It was delicious and I ate too much and am now regretting it but oh yum!

My day now looks like the following:

Breakfast - 1/3 cup of muesli with skim milk
Morning tea - 1/2 crisp bread with 1 slice of light cheese
Lunch - 3 slices of ham with hommus
Afternoon tea - 1/2 crisp bread with 1 slice of light cheese
Tea - whatever meat 1/3 cup
Dessert - milo and 1 tablespoon almonds

I feel better now that I am into a routine - and hey the weight is falling off. No regrets!

Friday, 20 April 2012

When does someone say enough is enough? Does everyone get to that point?

When does someone look in the mirror and think 'ok, enough is enough. I have to do something about my weight.' Are there people who honestly live in ignorant bliss for their entire lives and cannot see that their body is simply too big?

I have been watching a show on YouTube called SUPER SKINNY VS SUPER SIZE. It is about the extreme eating habits of large and small people and then getting 2 people from each size to swap diets for 5 days. It amazes me how the super size person is happily eating HUGE amounts of food per meal and yet they cannot understand why they are the size they are.

I know of someone who is extremely large (and getting bigger) and yet this person eats absolute rubbish and eats foods that even as a large person, I would never have eaten as they are so high in fat and sugar that you would need a medical team to sit beside you whilst you ate it. And yet, this person thinks they look great. Petite even. Weight related health problems have already started and yet this is not been taken seriously.

Everyone who is on the blog has gone through or is going to go through WLS. However it still amazes me how some people have no self confidence at all and yet there are some enormous people who appear to be ok.

I think we need to lack of self confidence to get going in the right direction. As the person I know will only get larger and sicker. Self confidence seems to have a good side and a bad side.

Saturday, 14 April 2012


So my dilemma is this. How do I keep my meal warm, since I am taking so long to eat it? Others must have this problems too and so I was hoping if there is any little plate warming gadget etc. that someone has discovered - please share!

I am not eating much. This is causing my mother some concern but I am eating as much as I can. For breakfast I will have about 3/4 of a scrambled egg. Morning tea might be half a glass of skim milk. Lunch might be 3/4 cup of porridge. Afternoon tea is 3/4 cup (sometimes I will eat half of it) of pureed pear. Dinner is 3/4 cup of something and for a drink just before bed it is a cup of milo made with skim milk. Plus water throughout the day.

I find pureeing food - even though it tastes the same - the appearance is a turn off. I'll get there. But I look forward to chewing something!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Today I am progressing to pureed foods. No, no don't be jealous, I can understand the envy. Who wouldn't want to blend their food to the point where it resembled clag glue?

So I had Greek yoghurt, porridge, and I scooped out the middle from a quiche and blended it till it looked like green mud - but it was delicious.

Tomorrow I thought I would roast a chicken and puree it.  It is amazing that once the food hits the food processor it basically disappears! Anyway ... by the end of the 2 weeks I will be an expert. 

The weight is coming off so all is happy. Bought a dress online and it arrived today and WOW I was thrilled. Things are looking up (except the weight!)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Gastric Sleeve Update

It is the weirdest feeling - not to be hungry. I look at the amount I eat in a day and I am not hungry. For those who did not know, when they are removing your stomach, the hunger sensors are also removed. therefore you do not get hungry. My family was a bit worried about this. Their main concern was that this could be dangerous. However although I do not feel hungry there is a funny sort of 'empty/hollow' feeling around meal time. Although I can easily get past this and simply grab a glass of water, it is a good little alarm bell to tell me that it is time to snack on something.

I have now lost 13.9 kg (30.65 pounds) in approx. 4 weeks. I feel great. My jeans no longer fit me and I am looking for clothes to get me through this, without looking completely daggy. What a terrible problem to have! LOL

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Pumpkin Soup - Oh it was ammmmaaaazzzing!

Yes today I had pumpkin soup - YUM! Not much granted, but it was enough to kick start the taste buds again. I went to see the Dietician yesterday and she said for the next week I can have anything that I can suck up a straw.

 So.... off to the supermarket to find straw suckable food.

It is not far off winter here in Sydney so all of the soups are filling the shelves and there it was glowing - pumpkin soup, my favourite. I had about 100ml and I was full but at least it was not one of those horrible diet drinks.

So my day consisted of - 8 days post-op

  • Breakfast - 1/2 glass skim milk

  • Lunch - 100 ml of pumpkin soup (approx)

  • Tea - 100 ml of pumpkin soup (approx)

Drinks throughout day - water and diet ice tea.

I'm building it up. I just find I get full so quickly. Luckily with the sleeve I do not feel hungry, I just have to work on building up each meal.

Who would have thought - before the surgery I would have eaten a large bowl of soup and 1 roll for lunch. That would keep me going for a week now!