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Day Five

22 Aug

… I’m still alive! :D

I really don’t think I’m doing well on this LSD at all. I know most people probably feel the same. If only we had a way to look inside ourselves to see how the liver is doing! lol

I wish I didn’t have a “free” foods list, I see that and go into Slimming World mode :/

I posted on WLSinfo Facebook group last night and asked if anyone would look over My Fitness Pal for me and give any advice. I had a few replies that have helped me. One person has offered to send me her diet as it seems like mine, but with limits and I think I need that.

So from today I’m going to be a bit more restrictive and see how it goes.

I weighed this morning and I think I have lost about 5kg since I weighed at hospital, but I was in clothes there and I wasn’t this morning, so not sure if that is accurate, but I’ll take it for now.

I have cooked alot of quorn fillets so I think I’m going to mainly eat that with some cheese today. It’s kind of like chicken, but with more carbs …and not being chicken! lol




I went Walkies!

20 Jul
My baby girls, Fudge and Cady.

My baby girls, Fudge and Cady.

I got off my butt and did it. Wasn’t far, probably about a mile, but all it takes is one step to get you started, hoping I can keep it up now.

I went out in just a t-shirt and no coat and I noticed it was starting to cloud over and get more windy, but I didn’t care, it felt so nice, just feeling the cold wind on my skin and my hair blowing, it made me smile and feel sad at the same time. 15 years of my life was wasted being stuck indoors, to scared or not able to go out. To be out there today doing this for me, no one else but me, felt wonderful. My dogs were happy, I was happy and for those few minutes life felt good. I keep thinking about the possibilities of where life is going to take me once surgery is done and I really can’t wait to find out now.

I really enjoyed being out with my dogs today and making good choices. I can’t wait for more of that.

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12 Jun

I hate thinking of post titles! It’s very hard.

Not much new to say for today.

I did go to the class at the leisure centre, it was alot of fun, I did feel a bit dizzy and sickly towards the end, so I sat and had a rest, but I really enjoyed it. Very hard work though, but I’ll go back, I think I can do an easier class tomorrow, but I’m not sure if I can go yet.

Food is going well, keeping carbs down, though I did have some Quorn Savoury Eggs yesterday, but that was because I went with my sister to Ystrad Mynach for an interview to get on a cabin crew course (yes she has the perfect look for it, cowbag!!!) and I was sat in the car for two hours waiting for and I had eaten nothing since the morning so I had to have something to eat and it was the best thing I could find at Tesco. Not to worry, it’s not huge amounts and had some nice protein in them.

Going to bulk cook some vege protien food!

Linda Mccartney sausages, Quorn Low Fat sausages and Tesco Meat Free Bacon

Linda Mccartney sausages, Quorn Low Fat sausages and Tesco Meat Free Bacon

Back on track

23 Aug

Two weeks ago I realised I had to do something before I ruined my chances of having this operation.

So I decided to find a Slimming World that was close to me and go. I was so scared before I left the house, breathing deeply to try and stay calm and knowing I had to walk there as well was making it worse, but I didn’t want to ask anyone to take me because I wanted to do this by myself and feel like I had done it for me with only myself for help, if that makes sense. After not going out for three years and then having a husband do everything for you it was huge and scary for me!

But I made it, I might have been hot, sweaty, tired and in pain by the time I got there, but I did it!

So I’m calling this my pre diet diet! lol

I love Slimming World it is my favourite way to eat and I lost seven and a half stone (105lbs) on it previously, but something always makes me stop and then it all goes back on :(

I knew what the scales were going to tell me before I weighed, so I wasn’t too worried about that, but I’m pleased to say I lost 8lbs the first week and yesterday I had lost another 7lbs so 15lbs or 1stone 1pound in two weeks!

I’m very happy to say the least.

And I wish I could keep doing it this way, but I know it won’t last. I know I am being so strict right now because I have a goal that’s not far away, I wanted to have lost another stone before I went back to the hospital and now I have done that, I’m going for two, but it’s because it’s temporary. I just want the hospital to see that I will do this after surgery and having this is the right choice for me.

Some pics of food I have been eating the last two weeks so I can get them off my phone, but still remember. Some of it might not look so nice, but tasted lush!

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Doing just fine.

31 Jan

Gym was good today, although packed :( There are two health clubs and swimming pools at the hotel and the other one is being refurbished so all the people who are members there and all the guests at the hotel are coming over to our side, its so busy, so we chose the worst week to join really!

I did an extra five minutes on the treadmill, my feet were burning like hell though, but I was pleased I did it.

I read a blog earlier this morning and I couldn’t decide if  I was reading it wrong or if it was genuine. This person is meant to work somewhere that helps obese people, yet clearly we repulse him/her. I know what my life has been like, I’m well aware of what people think, but someone who is potentially operating on people with these feelings seems wrong to me. Definitely giving me yet more second thoughts, which is a shame as it might be my last option.

I have worked for a year in a unit where we undertake operations to lead to drastic weight loss, we deliberately impair their ability to eat or absorb food. There is plenty of evidence that not eating leads to weight loss but I struggle somewhat with doing operations to impair ones ability to eat or absorb food, even if it is for an overall heath improvement. Primum non nocere and all that, it rather seems like giving sex addicts chastity belts. They are forced in my institution to waddle to theatre on their own two legs, not for them the usual porter plus nurse on a hospital bed, the poor food addicted victims are made to burn oh, gosh, a whole 26 calories as they shoogle off to theatre, gowns flapping behind them exposing their soon to be slimmed down naked buttocks.

via Fat Biffers | Knife before wife.

That’s not all they have to say, but it’s quite hard really, for the fact they don’t believe in paragraphs.

I don’t know if I’m allowed to post things like that, but oh well, the person didn’t even allow my comment.



Anyway, I got my Bydureon this afternoon, I’m a little bit more scared now lol. I think I shall inject tomorrow, I won’t take the Januvia in the morning and at some point in the day try and do it. Try being the important word there! I need some kind of volunteer to come around and stab me with the needle, I just don’t know if I can do it. How do people do this more than once a day!

Dinner was very tasty, spaghetti made with Quorn, though I think I overdone it on the parmesan. It’s amazing what you can change if you really want/have to. I didn’t think I was going to get back to eating right, but I’m pleased to say its going well. There is still a little bit of me thinking, “oh, I want some chocolate” even when I’m not hungry, I’ve just got to get it into my head that I don’t actually need or even want it. If I can get there I’ll be one happy “Biffa” !!



7.9! :)

5 Dec

Just checked sugar before I go make tea and it’s 7.9!

I’ve not seen it that low since I started testing, must have done something right today, its normally above 18. Very pleased.

This is what I had today so far;

Rice, egg and Quorn ham, with 2 Krisprolls

Rice, egg and Quorn ham, with 2 Krisprolls

Apples, cheese and Krisprolls

Apples, cheese and Krisprolls

I need to work on breakfast for tomorrow, but I think that’s going to be All Bran with some Canderel.

Lets go make dinner.

Oh and no Pepsi Max today! I live on that it’s all I drink, so lots of changes today.

Where to begin?

5 Dec


Emotions, such a strange little word, yet it means so much. Emotions have ruled my life, they have made me happy, they have made me sad, they have given me every feeling in between from delirious to devastated, but today I have had enough.

When I have emotions no matter which way they go, they will always lead me to one thing. Food.

Food. We all need it, we have to have daily contact with it and for some, this is fine, they can deal with food in the good old “I eat what I need, I use up the energy I stay fit and healthy” but some people don’t see food like that, and sadly I am one of them.

Food controls me, it seems weird saying that, but I have come to realise it’s true. Now as soon as I’ve said that a lot of people imagine me sat here with cakes and chocolates fried chicken, pizzas, fries and burgers eating constantly and wanting more and to look at me, you would probably believe it to be true, but that’s not what I do far from it.

Don’t get me wrong, I do eat and I eat too much, but it’s not quantity I have a problem with, it’s quality, bad quality sugary foods that have no nutrition. I can get up and not eat until the evening as long as I know I have chocolate and crisps waiting for me. For the best part of 16 years I have eaten like that and I have now made myself ill. When I think about it, I wonder how it took so long, but there we have it, I made myself diabetic and now I have to figure out how to fix this.

I know the rules. I know what to eat, when to eat. I know to exercise. I know it all inside out. But I’ve known it all for a long time, but somehow I now just have to make it stick.

So I have decided to start this blog to try and help me, to keep track of what I’m eating, try and get exercise,  maybe see if there is any advice out there that makes sense to me.

I have a long way to go and its going to be hard I feel trapped and scared and tired and hungry, but I’m going to take one day at a time, write any thoughts down here along with my food and see where I go. I’m hoping keeping track of it like this will keep me motivated and I can look back over when I’m struggling and realise why I’m doing this.

Emotions can [and mine now must] be controlled.

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