Coming into Week 7 I was pretty positive, losing 2 stone since the surgery has really gotten me on a high I travelled for a few days. Let me tell you one thing though – anyone that says you don’t have cravings after gastric bypass surgery is lying through their teeth!
This week I’ve definitely pushed my new stomach to its limit capacity wise and I fear I’ve even stretched it. I’ve not had any dumping syndrome, which is good, but I am so bored of this diet. I cannot wait until my birthday when I am officially allowed to eat “normal” foods, excluding pasta, rice, bread, high sugar and high fat stuff, naturally. I have plenty of recipes for things not containing those no-no ingredients, I’ve just struggled to find the time to cook, what with lesson planning and other assignments for university. The solution is batch cooking, off course, and that is something I will start as of the weekend of my birthday. I even have a recipe list called “Real Food”! Don’t get me wrong, I am still keeping to the 2-4-4 tablespoon rule (2 tbs of breakfast, 4 and 4 for lunch and dinner, portion sizes), mostly anyway. I just look forward to the real food thing.
It’s been a difficult week for cravings, still. I have had a couple of biscuits, low sugar of course but still not a healthy snack. I miss having tea and biscuits, but I can’t eat and drink at the same time anymore so…
All in all I’ve got a plan going forward so am not worried about my future weight loss, but I think I can just chalk this week down to a bad week and move forward with positivity. I’ve been enjoying my new clothes and looking as good as I did when Simon and I first met. With our anniversary coming up I think I might try my wedding dress on and take pictures, to show the difference in my weight in a year.