Diagram of Operation

Diagram of Operation
My new tummy arrangement after gastric mini bypass

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Thirty-two week weigh in

At this morning's weigh in I registered 92kgs/14stones7lbs/203lbs which means I've lost 2.4kgs this week, so I'm very pleased.  It also means that I have now lost 50 kilos plus and eight stone, as I started this long experience at 143.1kgs/22st 7.5lbs.  I'm not sure I ever really thought I could lose so much.  Obviously I am not thin at 14st7lbs, but when I look in the mirror, to me I look thin.  I find it hard to imagine that I could lose more weight - although I do, week after week.  In some strange way my head hasn't caught up with my body.

One of my friends wrote to me on Facebook:  "Sandra, what happens when you get to your ideal weight? How do you stop keep on losing weight???? I am worried you may disappear!"  I'm not entirely sure.  I guess when I want to stop I just have to eat more so I consume more calories - chocolate, chips etc - only joking!  I don't know is the real answer.

I saw a friend today at my Book Club who I haven't seen since before my operation.  I think she was quite impressed at the obvious difference in me.  It's good to get a reaction like that - keeps you going.

I've just heard that the brother of a friend has had a successful gastric bypass and is already losing weight at a rate of knots.  I'm so pleased it went so well.


  1. Well done Sandra, and oops my grammar is a bit awful - I tend to not think too much on facebook. Can I rephrase that to "stop continuing to lose weight" ha ha!

  2. Thanks, Mandy. I have a meeting at the hospital tonight as they are hoping to set up a support group for future MGBP patients and their families and people who have already had the procedure. I am the only English speaking patient they have had, so I imagine I shall only be needed if they get more of us.