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Morning all,

I’ve had a dodgy few weeks with my tum (Fred) playing up every other day.

Since Friday night when he had a mini tantrum he has been on his best behaviour even when we went to My Thai for a meal last night.  He behaved immaculately and enabled me to enjoy part of a mixed starter and some sizzling crispy duck with Jasmine rice.  RESULT!!

Lets hope it continues tonight when we have a traditional Sunday dinner.

Even after his tantrums etc I still wouldn’t change a thing, I am 7 stone slimmer than I was pre-op and my sugars are stable.  I enjoy shopping for clothes and don’t feel a freak when I am out.

Wish my hair wasn’t so thin but hey ho things could be worse.

Bye for now.


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My Bariatric Journey UK by Angelslayer894 - 5M ago

So 5 years down the line I figured I would do spaghetti and meatballs for tea.  A very big no no!

Fred threw a dickie fit and I was ill for about 2 hours.  Fred is my new tummy if you haven’t followed me before.

Ah well shouldn’t complain.  Diabetic doc is so happy with my blood sugars and my weight is the lowest in 20+ years

Yes folks even after 5 years my tum still plays up on a regular basis but I am still so happy I had it done.


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Afternoon everyone.

So today I just want to mention Protein.  Something we all need after bariatric surgery in large amounts i.e. 60 – 70g of protein per day minimum.

This helps to stop hair loss (more than already happens especially in the early months of post-op).

I have fine hair and noticably less these days but if I let my protein intake slide, my hair starts to shed again (good incentive not to).

I track what I eat on myfitnesspal.com.  I try to stick to 1500 caleries (as per instructions from one of the consultants) but mainly I use it for my protein intake which I have set at 76 g per day.

I let my food recording slide for a few months and definitely notice my hair getting thinner again.

I now use PHD diet whey (chocolate peanut flavour) – tis amazing and they have other flavours too.  1 scoop of this with 200 mls of  semi-skimmed milk gives a a nice 24g of protein and 185 kc (if you are counting calories).  One of these a day helps me towards the protein goal.

That’s all for now folks.

Take care x


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My Bariatric Journey UK by Angelslayer894 - 5M ago

Good morning everyone,

I am not so good at posting on here these days for various reasons.  Life does get in the way sometime.

A brief update:

I had my op April 2012 and it is now December 2016.  I maintained my loss after being discharged from the surgeon until recently when I have put 4 kg on!!

At first I was horrified but then I chilled.  So look at what you are eating woman and sort yourself out!  Which I am now doing.

As I have said before “they operate on your tummy but not on your mind” and it’s your mind/cravings/habits that will contribute to weight gain time and time again.

I have also noticed my hair getting even thinner – so I started back up on MyFitnessPal to discover some days I wasn’t eating any  more than 34g of protein ARGHHHH.  We have to eat between 60 – 70 g of protein per day.

I now have a PHD Diet whey (Chocolate Peanut) shake (1 scoop and 200 ml of 1% milk every morning (177 kcals; 13 carbs; 24 GRAMMES of PROTEIN) – winner.

I have high protein soups or high protein meals like shepherds pie/Quorn/poached eggs etc so hopefully my hair will start to thicken a little (it will never get back to what it was).

Ending on a great note – being slimmer crazily gave me confidence to study for a PG Cert in Diversity Management and I graduated last week.  Slimmer than 4.5 years ago and loving life.


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Hi all

I went all the way to Northampton last week, to Alternative Art tattoo studio for my 1 year (ok a little late, I know) tattoo.  I had a small butterfly (my first every tattoo) covered over – what do you think?

I also walked/jogged  the Park Run again, 5K, and knocked 2.5 mins of my personal best.   Feeling good.

See you soon x


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