Well…….. I’ve had a very busy time of late!
I have been away with my sister and her family. I think that I have walked more in the last few days than I have in the last ten years. I have been on a rope bridge and climbing rocks. It’s amazing, I could not have done any of that last year.
My sister told me when we came back that she had been worried about what I was going to eat whilst we were away. She said she was shocked and pleasantly surprised at my new eating habits and choices. I knew what she meant because one of my worst fears prior and immediately after the sleeve operation was that would I ever be able to eat normally again and would probably feel terribly deprived.
It isn’t like that at all! Whilst away I ate breakfast every day, usually a slice of wholemeal toast with scrambled egg, one morning I even had a little bacon. We didn’t usually stop for lunch but I always had a banana and a bottle of water with me. In the evening we went to some really nice restaurants. I chose things like chicken skewers (a starter portion) or tuna steak. There are lots of healthy choices on menus now and I will try pretty much anything. Most restaurants will also be happy to give you a small main course if you can’t find a starter that you fancy as a main course. I even managed a little of my sisters cheese cake one evening (special holiday treat!).
What I’m trying to say is that for the first time ever food is not in control of me. I am in control of food and that makes me feel really good.