The Day of Surgery

On the morning of surgery we were awake at 5am. We had decided to have a last night at home rather than checking into a B&B and I’m glad that we did. Thankfully hubby was up and about and I had a shower and a close shave – important tip boys, don’t miss this.  Whilst…

What to take to hospital

These are the things I took with me… iPhone Ipad with downloaded books, movies and a good music playlist Headphones (if wireless don’t forget a charger) Long leads for phones/ipad 2 sets of pyjamas (your in a gown on day one) Underwear Wash kit Wet wipes – for when you can’t be bothered to wash…

Bonus post – Day 8 of my LRD, shit just got real

I’m writing this from my hospital bed the day after surgery but fell asleep the night before surgery and never posted. On the last day if my LRD I was at work again so breakfast as usual, bacon tomatoes and mushrooms washed down with a milky coffee. I decided that I was gonna skip lunch…

Day seven of my LRD – the night of a thousand pureesk

So its the day before the night before surgery and I really needed to get my arse in gear and get ready for this op. First off breakfast I spent the day at work so usual plan for breakfast, bacon tomatoes and mushrooms with a coffee followed by a piece of fruit at 11am –…

Day six of my LRD – felt like a blowout

Today I was totally wiped out.  Extremely low carb and fat has left me incredibly snappy with no energy and the heat has left me listless.  I ate well, and planned much better than previous days but still managed a meltdown when my brocolli had gone off just before dinner (note to self, never leave…

Day five of my LRD – running around

Day five and with only 3 more days to go I thought I had the hang of everything as I’ve not been feeling as hungry but when life throws you curveballs (even impromptu shopping trips) it throws prep out of the window, First off breakfast I had breakfast as usual, bacon, tomatoes (grilled this time)…

Day four of my LRD – best dinner yet!

I realised today that I have already lost 11 pounds since starting his diet which is amazing. I also realised that I should have stopped taking one of my diabetic meds which now I’ve realised should make the rest of the week easier. I was running late most of today but have realised that’s nothing…

Day three of my LRD – and innovation is King

Yesterday wasn’t as hard as the day before and a lot of that about thinking creatively. I had been sticking wholeheartedly to the 3 meals (even when it meant I ate too late and therefor didn’t feel good) and i don’t think that helped.  Today I got a little creative First Up Breakfast – 10.00…

Day two of my LRD – and it’s harder than you think

Last night, after I’d posted about day one, I had unbelievable cravings, about an hour after I’d eaten my last food of the day. Crisps, cheese, crackers, ham. All these things that I couldn’t have. I had another drink and it didnt help so I went to bed. Today has been much harder than yesterday….

Day one of my LRD – and I feel like a fraud

So at the end of day one of my Liver reducing Diet (LRD) I am sitting here and feel like a bit of a fraud. Ive only once felt hungry , I have enjoyed my food today and more importantly I’m full at the end of the day. I’ve probably focussed too much on when…