Oh dear. You go to hospital before tier 3. So confusing with all the different processes. Hope it's not too much longer for you.Hi hunny...I am LONG way behind you not even on tier 3 yet hunny. Sorry I don't know about loosing more weight and getting put through sooner hun. Well done on your loss 5lbs is fab xxx
Somewhere are doing protein soups maybe sainsbury and asda do high protein ready meals maybe worth a look.
Do you like eggs. I sometimes do an omelette with 2 whole eggs and 3 whites with mushrooms and spinach. Also for extra cals add sainsbury smoked salmon trimmings ( they are HIGH in salt)
Erm do you like quorn? I like a chilli and use quorn mince to save cals love kidney beans and mushrooms in mine. Easy to make I double up and use for spag bol or lasagne the next day. Sainsbury do butternut squash lasagne sheets of you want to save cals.
Take care hun and 2lbs loss is fab keep going xxxx
Hello Dotty - no need to hide!!!Good morning
2lb down this week. Slowing down now and much less rewarding. Also getting a bit less enthusiastic about the food so going to shake it up a bit with some new ideas. Ideas so far include
Get some nice easy to prepare veg, getting bored with salad
Treat myself to some steak
Have a look for some new heathy ready meals
Suggestions alway welcome.
Hi SJHello Dotty - no need to hide!!!
You sound so chirpy and you will find some great support on this site. I get a lot out of it and it will see you through the whole process. I am just 6 1/2 weeks post op and am having a we bit of a hard time at the moment. 2 weeks blissful holiday has not meant any weight loss. I was good. Kept calories down to below 1000 a day and swam 2 km a day but alas - the scales tell a different story.
I did the milk diet for 2 weeks when I initially went to Luton & Dunstable and then for 6 weeks prior to surgery. Unlike you I can drink milk till the cows come home (ha ha!!!) so it was not as hard as I thought it would be but boy do you miss chewing and food textures. I was craving cucumber and lettuce as it was cool and crispy. Didn't at that stage hanker for chocolate or crisps so I think the diet does take away some cravings.
Shake your diet up - How about a vegetable stir fry with either steak or chicken? Some lovely chicken, pepper and onion kebabs marinated in natural 0% fat and spices? If you eat them (Yuk!!) garlic prawns with couscous or cauliflower rice (you can get that in Tesco). It does get really repetitive but on the net there are so many sites that can give you ideas. Last night I did baked chicken cubes having marinated them in soy sauce, garlic and crushed pineapple. I added a wee bit of vinegar and got a sort of sweet n sour effect going at very low calorie content.
Keep on posting.
Well I have had my 6 week check up with the dietitian and I have lost the required weight. The work sheets so far have been about eating regularly and I have done well at that. I am now moving on to a work sheet where I monitor my hunger levels before and after eating. I must be doing everything right as I am supposed to carry on with what I am doing. Easy, right? But since then my life has become extremely stressful and I expect this to last for another 3 months before resolving. I am just about managing to hang on to the weight loss achieve already but it feels like the magic that kept me going has suddenly been swept away and I am worried about failing again. On a positive note, this demonstrates that I do need the surgery and that I am very unlikely to do this by myself.
I was worried about asking too many questions at my appointment. I had got it into my head that the process in Leicester is a well guarded secret. It isn't at all. They just have a problem with the information they are providing - nothing quite matches what appears to happen. As an information junkie, I find that rather difficult. Anyway, my dietitian cleared everything up for me and I now feel reasonably happy with what is likely to happen. I am pretty impressed with my dietitian, who really does seem to understand how difficult things are and works with me. Quite different to my experiences with health professionals in the past. One thing I wasn't too happy about was that I had worked out from information given at the first meeting that I might be having surgery, if all went well, around Feb next year. Now it seems that it is likely to be June.
I am keen to move on and get my life back. I want to do those things that other people take for granted. Walk around a shop. Go on a plane. Just to be around other people without the constant anxiety and embarrassment. I want to say yes to social activities. I don't want to feel so isolated. I want to be normal.