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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Well, gallstone are a snag in the ol' plans. However, there are always silver lining. 
I'm making changes in my diet so that I avoid the trigger foods.... Fats, eggs, cheeses. 

To be honest, I was eating a lot of fat. Small amounts, but consistently through the days. Plus I had been eating the hell out of eggs and cheese. A bag of chips here, little ice creams there/nightly.... You know. 

Anyway, research done. Grocery trip finished (should have waited until AFTER the game started). 

Ground turkey
White fish
Chicken breast 
Lots of veg: beets, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, squash
Low fat cheese (in moderation)
Low fat cottage cheese
Protein shakes & protein pudding
For a treat, frozen low fat yogurt. 

All the usuals... Except now I won't be doing any off track snacking. 

I have an appointment with a surgeon on Monday afternoon, so I will get some more information and a possible surgery date. 

At the very least this should shift a good ten pounds that I've been letting stay around. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi tamzin. I've been away from blogging for a while and come back to find so many of us struggling. I'm with ya sista. Hang in there. You are on the right track.