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@Daisy 32647 wrote:

Hello all, I hope everyone is keeping well. I seem to find myself in here when I’m worried and confused. So today I thought I should start with some good news and a funny story :). I am 11 weeks post op and to date I’ve lost nearly 5 stone which can’t be bad. Before my op I would struggle with most things for example it would take me about an hour to clean my kitchen as I couldnt stand for more than a few minutes and would need to sit down – today it took me about 10 minutes. When I look at myself in the mirror I don’t see that I’ve lost weight, and friends and family don’t comment either which I’m ok with but yesterday I put on some trousers which 3 months ago I couldn’t get on, and I don’t mean do up I literally couldn’t get them on so this pleased me. This story still makes me laugh at myself out loud :)….. I spent quite a bit of time in here before my op reading everyone’s experances and advice (which was very helpful thank you). One reply started with “welcome to the losers bench”… Well I was horrified, how could anyone be so horrible I thought. A few days later I was enjoying a glass or two of wine with a friend and she asked me if I had joined any support groups. I said yes and told her about the bench reply. She looked at me and smiled, I said I didn’t think it was funny and at this point I got the true meaning of the bench ๐Ÿ™‚ we laughed, and as said this story still makes me laugh at myself – and was very pleased to be welcomed to the losers bench after my op. To find this story funny I guess you needed to see my face and to have consumed the same amount of wine ๐Ÿ™‚ x

I still have lots of worries. I worry about eating to much as well as not eating enough – I often get to mid afternoon and remember I’ve not eaton since breakfast. I also worry about what I’m eating. There are lots of different levels of low fat/sugar, I try and buy the lowest but this limits variety. Do I need to buy the lowest levels ? I can eat weetabix, yoghurt and soup ok, but most other foods give me painful indigestion or make me feel sick even after 2 or 3 spoonfuls. I eat slowly and chew well but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. Is it always going to be like this? How much is to much? For breakfast I have 1.5 weeetabix for lunch I have a small mug of soup sometimes I have a cracker with it and dinner is more of a problem I can eat 1 potato, some veg with some fish or chicken which fits into a small bowl but more than a ramekin. I don’t eat snacks, I didn’t eat snacks before my op this was never a problem for me (my problem was the amount I would eat at meal times, so I didn’t need to snack) but I try and eat a yoghurt a day. I appreciate we are all different and there isn’t a clear right or wrong I guess I am seeking reassurance.

Thanks for your help xxx

Hi Daisy

Firstly LOL about the loser’s bench!! That has really made me giggle this morning – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

I think that as you are only 11 weeks post op and at a transitional stage, it is best that you contact your team about this one. Your portion sizes should be right for YOU. You are doing something right as your weight loss already shows!

Please let us know how you get on – you big loser hahaha!

Doodah x

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