2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The whole world is a nail when your only tool is a hammer

Yesterday was a good day - its tough to look back and realize that you are letting yourself down.  Even more so AFTER surgery to help you.   I keep saying it over and over. This is a tool. I am dysfunctional.  The tool works, I just have to apply the tool correctly.

What is that saying: The whole world is a nail when your only tool is a hammer.

Weigh in this morning was: 243.6.  Phew!  Coming back down to reasonable - in line with my actions... amazing that. 

Okay - so I'm going to keep up with the food pics for a while because it is really helping me right now.

Not Pictured - Morning Coffee
Cal -  20
P - 0

Cal - 280
P - 10
(ate this in 2 shots - there is too much to eat in one go)

Cal - 40
P - 0

Lunch - same same!
16 Wheat Thins - 150 / 2
2 light swiss laughing cows - 70 / 4
Babybel Mozzarella - 50 / 6
Lemon Pepper Tuna - 80 / 18

Small Chai Latte
Cal - 120
P - 4

Cinnamon scone
cal - 454
P - 7
Cal - 70
P - 5

Amy's Mac & Cheese with 1/2c peas
Cal - 480
P - 20

Cal - 150
P - 1

12 for me (this was shared with the hubby)
Cal - 62
P - 1
Cal - 2,026
P - 78
Okay - so this is a little bit of a surprise for me - I actually had more calories yesterday then Tuesday (the terrible day). However yesterday I had what I would call "Better Food".
Less crap.  Less sugar. I did have a scone and some licorice. I only had half of that latte, but I wasn't frantically eating after work and I felt good - balanced. 
I was hungry when I woke up this morning, and now I feel full after my breakfast.  The scale was down this morning and I feel better. Chalking this one up to Win and back on track.


  1. We're both doing better today! Great job!

  2. Keep taking pictures! I haven't been logging my food and it's obvious. I started logging again and it's helping! Good job!! Keep up the good work!

  3. I've had a few days of detoxing and feeling much better for it (I was doing Optislim) - now I want to start eating proper food again (for the whole day) and make good choices so I can continue to lose the last 13kgs! Glad to hear that you are getting back on track too...even though your cals may be over the food is healthier which is the main thing! x