Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Don't lose any more weight,' they said.

Today is about 6 months and 2 weeks since my bariatric surgery. In that time I have gone from 120kilos to about 78 kilos. So, I have lost over 40 kilos in weight. I feel great. I do not have sleep apnoea, high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. I sleep better, have more energy and enjoy a new zest for life. My food bill is way down and my clothing bill is high. I can actually chose things to wear that I like rather than go into a shop and buy whatever fits; not then having to throw away a t-shirt because I didn’t see what was printed on it. I mean, how could I have missed words like, ‘I’m not your bitch.’ So untrue! I used to buy first then look later. It’s not 4XL anymore; it’s more like Medium.
Now, I can make plans for the future; a real one, involving the things I thought I would never do, like buying (finance permitting) a campervan in a few years time.  Maybe I will be able to travel and not worry about squashing out the person sitting next to me in then plane and not having to drag around a CPAC machine because of the sleep apnoea.  Now, I have energy to keep writing and extend the number of books I am working on. Above all, I will be able to collect and use my Gold Card; giving me free travel around Auckland.
Would I recommend my journey to other people out there struggling with weight issues? No—it’s not that simple. My solution is not for everyone. I can say that it worked for me but that is as far as I would go. You have that conversation with your doctor and do what’s right for you. Take a look at the before and after pictures I have put up. Yes, I really have lost enough weight. Any more and I will look haggard, so it’s now going to be a few more snacks so I can stop the loss in its tracks. Now, it’s keeping up with my new life style. Do I miss the old days when I ate, and then some? NO----not one bit!
Finally, I am very happy for people to contact me if they wish to talk about things in more depth. No, I don’t think I will write a book about it---there are enough out there now and my blogs will be enough for now.

That walk was dmaned tiring with all that weight!

My picture for my first book launch!

And now, 41 kilos lighter. That's enough now!