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Some of the things I cook and eat post op

21 Months Post-Op/Weight Loss Surgery.


Friday 10th August

It has been 8 months since my last review so I was looking forward to this one.
The Nurse showed me in to see one of the Bariatric Consultants who warmly greeted me with ‘Hello, I havent seen you for ages!’ The reality was; I have never seen him before in my life, but I have heard his name mentioned a few times. I didnt ruin it for him, just went along with it lol.

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(Main reception at Walsall Manor Hospital)

He was reading through my notes as he asked me how things were going. After a lengthy discussion the areas of concerns were:
1. I have gained 14lb in 6 months
2. I am eating alot of the wrong foods
3. My blood results show anaemia that needs to be treated and raised liver function tests due to my gall stones.

The day I checked in at the pre op Weight Management Clinic I was 23 stone. I was given the target to gradually reduce my weight whilst I waited for my surgery date. I was on the waiting list for over a year, during that time I maintained my quartely reviews, saw the pyschiatric consultant, who confirmed I was NOT mad (LOL), the anaethetist and encouraged to eat healthily by the Dietician to continue to lose the weight.
I was fortunate.

14 months later my big day had arrived.

Day of surgery:  25th October 2010 – Weight 137kg/21st8lb/302lb

Today:  10th August 2012 – Weight 96kg/15st1lb/211.6lb

Although he was happy with my initial loss he was not happy with my recent regain… We had some discussions around ways of working with my grazing, emotional eating and head hunger. He wanted to know what personal issues have caused my recent stress and anxieties but I chose not to discuss them as my daughter was with me…
I have tried everything. Nothing works, I know its down to me. He prescribed Celevac 500mg. I have to take a tablet with a glass of water at least 30 minutes before each meal, it is meant to bulk me out so I eat less. He said there isnt much research behind its use but it has worked for some post op gastric bypassers. I am willing to try anything, so I have a 3 month script.

My bloods were not repeated today but he felt I would need to be booked to have my gall bladder removed soon if my bloods remain unstable or if I get an acute episode of epigastric pain :-(.

He has given me the target to lose at least 14lb in 3 months, so when I go back in November I should be a stone lighter. I never did get to Onederland. But now the Bariatric Surgeon has set me this target. I have to achieve it. I have to get rid of the regain and some.

My BMI is still high so I do have to keep working on this. I dare not mention plastics until I can prove to myself I am worthy. But now with this gall stones issue looming…..

My weight loss surgery journey continues and boy what a ride.

Mitzi x

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Joined The Gym!!


In a few weeks from now it will be a year since I last attended my weekly Zumba class or attended AquaTone.

Actually writing that sentence above fills me with great sadness…

Post weight loss surgery exercise was a fundemental driving force for improving my overall fitness. I was focussed and committed as I continued to lose those pounds and as a result I felt GRREAT!!

However, Zumba stopped for the summer holiday. I tried a session elsewhere and didnt like it. I was use to my Zumba teacher, loved the music, her style, the way she kept us motivated with her smile and cracking sense of humour. I decided to wait until September for her return but as you guessed it.. I never went back.

So here I am. I have joined http://www.puregym.com. Completed my induction with one of the trainers this week and boy I really struggled :-(.

My plan is to build up my level of fitness and kick start my weight loss. They offer a vast number of studio classes including Zumba and there is an extensive variety of exercise equipment to chose from. Most importantly they open 24/7 so I can fit exercise into any part of my busy life style. I have booked myself in to start a 6 week programme called PureLoser, it starts on the 30th July.

So here it goes….

“I can do this!”

Mitzi x

 

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Mitzi’s Cheesey Favourite!


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Mitzi’s Fritata

Wednesday was one of those days when I needed to use up a lot of the fresh gear in the fridge, so I knocked up a Fritata.

Not made one in a while and I have spent this week off work enjoying cooking and consuming more natural sources of protein.

So – what was in the mix?

4 eggs
4 rashers of smoked middle bacon
Cracked black pepper mature  cheddar cheese 100g – grated
5 spring onions
1/2 green pepper
3 mushrooms
4 vine ripe tomatoes
Single cream – 100ml
Clove of garlic – crushed
Salt & Pepper

– The oven was warmed at 180
– The bacon was baked on greaseproof paper
– All the eggs beaten and mixed with the cream (season)
– All the veggies were washed and chopped as desired
– x1 spray of olive oil and I lightly softened the the onions and garlic in the wox, added the mushroom then peppers
– quickly transferred to an oven dish and added the bacon now rindless and chopped
– sprinkled on the grated cheese
– poured on the egg mixture
– delicately placed the tomatoes into the mixture

Slammed it in the oven for about 60 mins until it was firm on the top and golden.

Once cooled I cut it into portions and had one for lunch with a green salad and froze the rest.

Deliciously cheesey lunch that also makes a great breakfast or high protein snack!

Will put my pinny away now, don’t want to over do it :-)))

Mitzi x x

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