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.