My battle with various addictions.
Week 8 Post Weight Loss Surgery
It’s been almost eight weeks since I had weight loss surgery in the form of a gastric sleeve and I am afraid I may have made a terribly costly mistake. The surgery cost me over seventeen thousand dollars which came out of my superannuation and it is starting to look as if I have just completely wasted that money. The first week and a half to two weeks after surgery were great. I was losing about a kilo a day and all the fluid that had been pooling in my feet and ankles went away but I lost a total of eight kilos and then it stopped. For the period…
My WLS – Post Surgery 1
It has now been just over a week since I had weight loss surgery. I started the journey in October last year but, thanks to Covid-19 elective surgery cancellations, it has taken this long to actually happen. I really wasn’t sure it would happen at all to be honest. I kind of feel like it shouldn’t have and that it only did happen because God was willing for me to have the surgery. I started the pre-op diet but had very little success. I kept cheating and having my favourite meals and I would tell myself, every time, this is the last time you’ll be able to eat this. I…
My Weight Loss Surgery – POD – day 11
It’s day 11 of my 42 day pre-operation diet (POD) and it’s the first day I have not cheated but the day is only half over. I’m feeling a mixture of things. Shame because I have given in to temptation over and over again. Anger towards the surgeon. I just want to yell at him: “HEY – If I could stick to diets and lose the weight myself I wouldn’t NEED the surgery you moron!” Sadness because eating is the only thing in my life that gives me pleasure these days and now I’m about to lose that too. Frustration because how come I can’t get control over this aspect…
My Weight Loss Surgery – Pre-Op Diet
The countdown to surgery is about to begin. I start my six week pre-op diet in just a few days.
My Weight Loss Surgery – The Prequel
I've been accepted to have weight loss surgery. This is how I came to need it.
The High Cost Of Being Fat
I am convinced all my medical problems are caused by being overweight. I have tried everything but all that happens is I get even fatter.
I’ve Been Gone Too Long
For the last couple of years I have not been able to access this site to update it. Now access has been restored and I am ready to pick up where I left off.
One More Month
I quit smoking almost two years ago which, if you know me, you know was a miracle God worked in me. Now He has helped me quit my addiction to diet coke too.
Six Months Since God Set Me Free
December 24 marks six months since I last had a cigarette and I am dancing with joy over how easy God has made this for me.
QS – Week One
I am about to start the second week of my new life as an ex-smoker and I feel like I am living in a dream.