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    Prof. Lodge
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    Leeds Spire Hospital, Leeds, U.K
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  1. Advice Please

    I have been very open about having bypass surgery and most people have been very supportive, but just recently some people have said "isn't that cheating", this has upset and annoyed me as i don't know how to answer them... so the advice i need is .. does anyone have any sarcastic/funny one liners i can throw back at them to stop them in their tracks Thanks Wordy xx
  2. What a difference a year makes, 12 months out today and 8st 8lbs lighter, yeah

    1. 2Bme


      I do not know how much 8st 8lb is... but it sounds great. Congrats

    2. BugdocMom


      Happy surgiversary!

    3. wanttobeslim


      Many thanks, 8st 8lbs = 120lbs, 14lbs = 1st .... I am from the UK

  3. End of Week 1 update

    So glad you are doing so well. Have you tried Hartley's sugar free jelly, I lived on them for days after surgery. Also, marvel powered milk (lots of protein), I added it to drinks and homemade soups, it was an easy way of getting my proteins. I still use it now (nearly 9 months out). I have never taken any protein shakes as my dietician and surgeon believe you can get all the protein you need from a healthy diet. You sound as though you are doing brill, well done x
  4. OMG I can cross my legs yeahhh

  5. So....This IS IT!

    All the very best wishes for tomorrow xx
  6. The Olympic torch comes through my town tomorrow, really excited about seeing it

  7. Self-injections for blood clots

    Yes, I had to inject myself for 30 days after my op. The first few days were a bit scary as I have (had) a terrible fear of needles but I very quickly got used to injecting myself and infact it has helped with my fear of them, I had to have 6 vitamin B12 injections over a period of 10 days and I didn't fret at all about them.
  8. 100lbs gone forever yeaaaaaaahhh

    1. Ashleyxx


      Woohoo congrats!!

    2. Fat Bottom Girl

      Fat Bottom Girl

      Congratulations! What a great goal to achieve!

    3. Lori88


      Awesome! Congrats!

  9. Spring, love it, daffodils and tulips, my favourite flowers

  10. Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mum xx

  11. Why all this jealousy?

    Hi, I had my gastric bypass on the same day as you (19th Oct) and i have lost a total of 82lbs (14lbs before surgery, 68lbs pre op). I also feel as though it's coming off very slow, especially when i read on here the amount that people have lost in such a short period of time, but then i think at least its coming off and my family and friends say i look great. So try not being jealous and just enjoy every time you get on the scales and see that you have lost weight, no matter how little it is xx
  12. A lot of snow coming down out there

  13. Tea

    You can't beat Yorkshire tea with a splash of milk .. hits the spot!!
  14. Diarrhea

    Help needed please I am 3 weeks post op, but i have had quite bad diaherria on and off for the last week. I had a scan at my hospital and everything looked fine, i was told to starve myself for 24hrs as they thought it might be a bug (virus) Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do to stop it. Also, i weighed myself today expecting to have lost lbs and lbs because of the diaherria but i have only lost 3lbs in 7 days (i lost 17lbs in the first 2 weeks post op) so quite disappointed, has this happened to anyone else.