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Hi to all.
Not been around for about 10 weeks as I started running the cafe in our local market in Bracknell. We are only open on a Friday and Saturday but tbh I feel like I work 5 days a week what with wholesalers, cleaning and baking cakes each week. I love every minute of it though as it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Shame it’s only 2 days a week but tbh, if it was more then I’d need a 10 day week to fit everything in!
I have been one of the lucky ones with weightloss though. I eat what I want (within reason), have only been sick once in 22 weeks and seem to be tollerant to most things (again, within reason). I class this as lucky as I never feel I’m deprived as a taste of what you fancy keeps the spirits up! Not touched alcohol though but don’t miss that so no loss there. I really do feel for all you peops who can’t even have a bit of everything – it must be awful. My worst cave in to temptation was last night with a 3″ square of homemade flap jack which so far hasn’t caused any problems but I find I never have symptoms until the afternoon after such an event and even then it’s just one loo visit and it’s all over and done with. So yeah, I do think I’m a lucky one and do feel for all you who can’t even have tomato sauce let alone a bit of something worse!
Saying all that, I’ve got to 51lbs gone and am still losing so I must be doing something right. Most days I don’t have time to eat much and so make up for it in the evening. Not the best way to diet I know but if I didn’t do it that way, I’d land up eating sod all and we all know that’s no good. So, the way I look at it is “if it aint broken, don’t try to fix it”. I guess I’m just a weird example of how it is ok to have the odd treat like a bag of crisps or whatever and still be ok and not mentally scarred by the thought that I’ve just eaten something that will put me back to square one.
I also fall into the band of daily weighers. I’ve done it all my life and tbh, it helps me keep on track so if I see not much has happened in losing in the days following the main Tues weigh in, then I can adjust what I eat. I don’t find this odd at all and I don’t think it has made me obsess over weight loss. It’s just the way I do it and it has always worked for me.
The only reason I’ve said all of this is I do feel that ocassionally people come down on others like a ton of bricks if they do these weird things as if it’s wrong to do them. We are all different and what works for one may not work for others. I found this forum to be helpfull most times but very judging at others. When I first ever mentioned a bag of crisps I felt I’d been sent to Coventry! I’d hate for other people to think it’s like that all the time and for new people, it’s nice to know that there is hope that they might be able to eat as good a variety of foods as I can. I know when I first started this journey I was prepared to live like a nun for the rest of my life and only eat foods with no fat and no sugar. Oh how it’s not like that for me and oh how I sympathise with those who really can’t eat such variety without problems. I love my bypass and for me, the way I’m living with it gives me the best of both worlds and the restriction is there to stop me going mad!
Well, I’d better get ironing my table cloths. Hope all of you are well and don’t take my post as being offensive but rather constructive.