Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Autumn update

Life goes on. My band works, when I work with it. In terms of how do I manage my weight?  I don't eat very much, and I barely ever exercise. And I drink beer. BUT I don't really eat much. I've gotten to the point with friends that they know I'll never order a full meal or eat even half an adult portion (grin, one of my besties is getting fat cos he ends up eating the half of the meal I didn't eat)

Socially my life is very very different, maybe I'll get to writing about it here.

I'm not sure how much this is part of my weight loss - I guess a lot of it is. I have learned to let go of "ideals" and be perfectly happy with the "not very good".

Instead of looking at what I don't have, I can look at what I do. That's a step forward for me.

I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that WLS gave me to be a more mature and happier person now than I've ever been. I've stopped  hating myself. I quite like myself.  But the flip side of that is that now not everyone who used to tolerate the "fat friend" finds me so easy to get along with; and I see through people who were previously  just using me

Hope this  makes some sense :) comments welcome!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Almost another year

Wow it is really nearly a year since I last posted.  I do still read blogs off n on, but it never seems worth posting when I don't have much to say about my band/weight. BUT with Cath getting back into posting, I thought I would do the same, in case anyone is still reading.

I'm still a happy bandit/bandster. My weight is up a little, I vary between 9-12 and 10-8 (or 138 to 148 in pounds) and lately have been at the higher end. But I can live with that.

My life has changed a lot, I have more energy, spend time going out, care about what I look like - the list goes on. I also stand up for myself more, and refuse to give into "emotional blackmail" from friends who don't like the new me.

Good luck to everyone out there, I read your stories, esp the longer term bandsters who shared my initial journey.

If anyone reads, do comment so I know