WLS Post Op Diary

Weight Loss Surgery Post-Op Diary

Living my life post gastric bypass, my digital diary contains my highs and lows and all the bumps in between!

2 Years Post Gastric Bypass

I started this post in June.  Six months ago. Then its title was 18 Months Post Gastric Bypass.  And I wrote a total of two paragraphs.  Six months flew by!  Since starting Allergic to Sugar, life has evolved into something completely different.  Something fucking...

Tuesday’s Food & Workout Diary

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening!! It’s been a while since I blogged, I was thinking that I haven’t really had anything new to share – but I guess there’s been more going on inside my head than anything.  I’ve been maintaining,...

Top Ten Reasons Weight Loss Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out

Before you even have bariatric surgery, you need to complete the pre-op diet. This can be 2-4 weeks and is no bloody joke.  Pre-op diets vary but as a basic plan you have 2 very low calorie shakes each day and then 100grams of lean protein and green vegetables.  You...

The Tongariro Crossing 

Sometime in 2016, Andrea mentioned to me that they were thinking of putting a trip together for the Hamilton & Wellington WLS ‘Family’ to walk the Tongariro Crossing together. Just quickly, a bit of info for new readers, WLS Hamilton & Wellington...

Weight Re-gain & When the Scales are NOT your Friend

This is a post that has sat in my Drafts folder for quite some time now.  I’ve added to it and then edited those additions.  But at the end of the day there are a few things I want to get off my chest about my weight management and the most basic answers I have...

Currently – December

It feels like so much happened in December – and I can say this for sure as its bloody April and I’m looking back over the 1000+ photos I still have in my camera roll wondering where the fuck to start!! I went to Wellington with the Pet Posse – on...

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day Five

And that’s a wrap – Day Five of the 5 Day Pouch Test is done and dusted.  I’ll do my day’s summary and then we are going to have a wee chat about what I thought and what I think anyone considering doing the 5DPT needs to know. Day Five of the...

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day Four

Good morning Tuesday!!!  I was down another 700 grams on the scales this morning (yes, I do weigh myself every morning) and this morning I had to submit my final weigh in to be verified as a winner for Aubrey’s Diet Bet as I had made and maintained my 4% goal...

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day Three

Its Monday, no not Moan-day, but Monday.  First things first, I’m down another 300 grams.  Yay! I’m feeling really really good today (yes I have had my morning Nespresso) so its off to work with me!  I’ll write my consumption list for the day as I go...

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day Two

The first thing I do every morning is weigh myself. No that’s not right, I pee and THEN I weigh myself. Down 500 grams from yesterday morning. Okay, that’s pretty cool. It’s Sunday and whilst the plan for today was to go for a walk/run with Carol and the...

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Day One

The 5 Day Pouch Test isn’t new, in fact it is discussed a lot in Weight Loss Surgery groups, and according to the Owners Manual author Kaye Bailey, the program is based on extensive research.  The 5 Day Pouch Test (5DPT) is designed to help weight loss surgery...

Currently – November.

November 2016. Wow. What a year! I know it’s not the end of it, I know there’s still a month to go, but this month is my Surger-iversary. One year ago I took control of myself and headed down a path to better health. One year ago I had weight loss surgery, a...

Currently – October.

Spring is well and truly here in New Zealand – and so are the spring rains. I guess its the reason our country is so green but I am getting quite sick of it and I cannot wait for summer to arrive (its only a few days away) and summer should dry some of it up! It...

Moments: Things That Wouldn’t Have Happened a Year Ago

Friday 23rd of September was an anniversary of sorts.  It was one year ago that I sat in the car crying and eating KFC popcorn chicken and then walked in to Dr Schroeders surgical offices for my first bariatric surgery consultations.  Please, Help Me was the post I...

Gastric Bypass – Question & Answer

After I post an update to my wee Facebook album, I usually get a few questions.  After yesterday’s post celebrating 10 months since I had my Gastric Bypass, there were more [weird] questions than normal so I’ve collated them and here they are in all their...


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