Transformation Tuesday

It’s been just over 4 months since my operation and about 5 stones between these two photos. Not only do I feel great now, but I have stopped taking all medication and have more energy than I think I’ve had in my adult life. Still a way to go but Im finally starting to like…

Sugar free apple crumble

It’s been a while since posting and I will get back through the backlog but in the meantime to celebrate 4 months since surgery I wanted to make a sugar free dessert. Inspired by one of my surgery buddies who was making apple and oat muffins for breakfast I decided to attempt a sugar free…

#NationalComingOutDay

As its National Coming out Day I’ve decided to share my coming out story.   I’ve been lucky that my whole family have accepted me for who I am and I know other people arent so lucky. The year was 1987, what feels like a lifetime ago, and at the height of such a bad time for…

Words of Wisdom

I joined several Facebook groups  when I started this journey and they have been an invaluable source of information and support throughout. Last week someone shared this with me and I thought it was worth sharing with you. Unfortunately I don’t know the source but the information really resonated with me… “1. Your hormones will…

My first Weight loss Wednesday selfie

I’ve been on this journey for a while now and thought it was about time I posted a before and after selfie. I hate taking my picture so excuse the stupid pose in my latest selfie but this is the first time I’ve seen a difference. 3 months since surgery and 4 stone down since…

Week three after surgery – tantrums can be warning signs

Half way through week three and I had a full on meltdown. I’d returned to work on the Monday and was actually enjoying being back In the office, even though I was resting lots and not being 100% productive it was good to be back doing something. Despite trying to be innovative by Wednesday I…

Week two after surgery – babyfood sucks

By the second week after surgery I got into an easy rhythm. I knew when I needed food, I had time on my hands and I was managing to get the liquids in. But I’ll be honest I was starting to get bored. The babyfood I had prepped for myself went largely uneaten and I…

The week after surgery – hydration and exercise

You are advised as soon as you can after surgery to get up and about, for me that was the same day. You are also encouraged to undertake gentle exercise from as soon as you can when you get home. I took this seriously and the day after I got home I took a walk…