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Gastric Band is Gone – back home again!

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For my latest adventure, I went to hospital for removal of my gastric band.  What will I get up to next?  Bariatric surgery or any surgery is never pleasant, but my experience in the Chichester Suite at St Richards Hospital was pretty good.  I was there for one day only, arriving at 7:30 AM and going home about 12 hours… Read more »

Milk Diet: pre-operative

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Milk Diet

This is a pre-operative milk diet I’m to follow for a week because I’m having bariatric surgery to remove my gastric band.  I’ve had the band for seven years and was happy at first because I lost a lot of weight fairly quickly.  Since then I’ve gained some back because calorie-restricting is not the answer for permanent weight loss.  Now that I’m… Read more »

Going Vegan: my first month

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So, I’m a vegan now.  Can I say that after just a few weeks?  Going vegan has been remarkably easy with no feeling of deprivation and is sustainable.  Whenever I’ve tried a “diet” in the past, it’s become increasingly difficult as time goes by, to stick to it.  Not so with this way of eating because I’m not restricting calories… Read more »