Reflections on my life following my gastric band surgery to help control my weight.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Back from my hols...
Hope you haven't missed me too much. I thought I'd have plenty of time to blog whilst I was away and make you all jealous of my lovely holiday, but do you think I could get near the laptop???? No chance, not with the kids and husband hogging it...in any case you can't see the screen in the sunshine and that's where I've spent the majority of my week...reclining by the pool in a sunlounger with a wine spritzer in my hand...it's such a hard life!
I've been to Gozo (a little island off the coast of Malta) with my family for a week in a traditional farmhouse...of course our traditional farmhouse had a lovely pool and sundeck overlooking an incredible view of the nearest bay/beach.
I haven't loaded my photo's up yet, but I'll pop in one from the web which was somewhere that we did visit and it's very beautiful. It's called the Azure Window for obvious reasons.
One thing which I did notice whilst I was away that you may find interesting...or you may already have clocked it...when you drink alcohol your band gets tighter...yes...you heard it here first...or maybe not.
It is something I had already noticed on each other occasion that I'd had a drink or three, the following day my band would be super tight. But what with the holiday atmosphere I drank every single day I was away...so I'm really pleased I decided not to have a fill before I went away! As it was I did struggle and got stuck and PB'd at the start of each and every meal. The result was that despite all the excess wine that was consumed I did not gain a single pound...you can hate me now if you wish and I will fully understand. The one slight concern is that it probably isn't great to think that alcohol irritates your stomach as much as it obviously does! It may help to explain some of the wide variations people report from day to day in their restriction. It may be that there are other food types that irritate some peoples stomach's also and cause this effect...worth thinking about if this sounds like you.
The only problem now is trying to get back into my fitness/exercise mindset...I'm struggling at the thought of it at the moment and I was so gung-ho before I went away. Gotta get it back as it's the secret of success for me I'm quite sure.
I hope everyone's doing well on their own personal quests and I'm wondering how I can possibly catch up on all my backlog of blog reading. Ciao for now...