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@Fionajeweller 32622 wrote:

Thank you all, I am sorry I have not replied before. My surgery is tomorrow!!! I am full of trepidation and excitement at the same time. Trepidation for the actual surgery, for the change for the good, but a farewell to my past. Food has played such a huge role in my life. I did Food and Nutrition as an A level and so there have never been excuses about what I should eat – I know it all but it never stopped me in the past. I have had many of the pitfalls being brought up by a war time mother, never leave anything on your plate, sweets were always the reward! I love sweets, sweet things, homemade cakes, clotted cream and cheese and it saddens me that these will probably be a thing of the past – perhaps a kind of mourning! Fingers crossed I am one of the people that does not have cravings, and thank you for the “have a cup of tea advice”!

However on the excited front, I saw a photo of me yesterday after loosing 2.5 stone on Lighter Life (and I had been 1.5 stone lighter than I am now when I started that) so 4 stone lighter than I am now, I look the best I had for a while, so it is thrilling to feel that this will be me soon. I am ready to do something about my weight, and I have already lost 6lb on the milk diet. So it can only get better for here on. I look forward to my family being proud of me, and the achievements I make. I am determined that I will still remain someone who cooks well, so that my family enjoys good food, and hopefully we can still benefit from me being fitter, healthier and happier.

Before I started the milk diet, I took photos, I weighted and measured everywhere so that I have a before! One question about alcohol, I do not really drink at all, if I have a glass of wine a week then that is unusual, but I do like to raise a glass at a wedding, party or have a cocktail on holiday. Do any of you have any dumping problems with having a drink or is it that too much drink is too many calories?

Hi Fiona. Well done on losing 6lbs on the milk diet – what a great start!

As for alcohol, it is recommended that you don’t try it for the first year. Partly because it is so high in sugar and partly that you will feel drunk very, very quickly. To the point that, even though you might be legally ok to drive, you actually won’t be. You will get intoxicated very quickly but will sober up quickly too. So, I would suggest not even trying it for a good while after your surgery. I’m 6 years out and I hardly ever drink but for special occasions, I have what I want but make sure I’m not driving – ever!

Can’t wait to hear all about it. I always say it but I think this is the most exciting part – a bit like Christmas Eve being better than Christmas day!! Please keep in touch and remember we are all here to help you in any way we can. In the meantime, we will all move up and make a space on the loser’s bench for you 😉

Doodah x

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