Archive from April, 2016
Apr 6, 2016 - Uncategorized    No Comments

The future is bright!

Well here we are, eleven weeks on.  How fast has that gone?

It’s very strange. Although I’ve got the marks to prove I’ve had the procedure (they have nearly gone now),  I don’t feel like I’ve had anything done at all.

My head is just  “in the right place”.  It’s like a light went on and everything clicked into place!

I’m trying different food types and textures all the time. It’s all very much trial and error and there are lots of things I still can’t tolerate.

I’ve got loads more get up and go. In fact, I’ve just redecorated my hall stairs and landing !!!!  I feel really proud of myself every time I walk into the house 😊.

Deciding to have this procedure was one of the toughest decisions of my life but I’m so glad I did it . The new me is feeling good and the  future is looking bright!

 

Apr 18, 2016 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Not so lardy now!

I’ve been feeling quite tired this week.   I am due a B12 injection and when I spoke to the support team at NOSC, they said feeling tired is completely normal. Speaking to Tina really set my mind at rest. She told me that it is just my body’s way of letting me know that I’m ready for the B12. That made me think, and  I realized that three months has gone by already! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown since my op.

People who haven’t seen me for a couple of months are VERY surprised when we meet. I was shocked when my cousin walked straight past me last weekend in a shop! It really brings home to me how much my face and body have changed.

People who know me would tell you that I have a bit of a mischievous sense of humour, so when a lady in the salon was saying how great I looked and asking me me how much weight I’d lost I couldn’t resist……..When she  asked what I had cut out to lose all that weight….of course I couldn’t help but reply…… my stomach !!! You should have seen her face! 

On a more serious note, when I was first considering having this procedure, I felt quite embarrassed at the thought of telling people I was having bariatric surgery. I was the same just after my op too. Now, I’m MORE than happy to tell anybody about it. In fact I tell anyone who will listen because of how fantastic it has been for me. I haven’t felt this good…….. this confident, for years!

Weight Update:  So far I have lost 42lbs !  That’s 3 st!!   Amazing!

Imagine 42 of these strapped around your middle!  Makes you think doesn’t it?

Apr 29, 2016 - Uncategorized    2 Comments

I’ve got my mojo back!

I’m so happy to announce that my mojo has returned!

I was feeling a bit low last week  but I’m much brighter now. I had my B12 injection and a few days later I felt much better, it definitely did the job!

I’ve had quite a few things going on recently and I can’t tell you how much better I feel going out with my new found confidence.

I had a wedding to attend which was a great excuse for a new outfit, it was lovely to go shopping with so much more choice and to be able to shop in the “thin shops ” .

Here I am, all dressed up in my new clothes!

Roberta Wedding April 2016

I also had the confidence to fly on my own this week. This is from someone who wouldn’t go to the shops on her own before!

I even went to a music festival! This is definitely a whole new me because four months ago I wouldn’t have dared to dream that I could be this independent, confident person.