When Andrea asked me to put together something about my story, I thought immediately I could write a novel! I am currently 14 months post-op from RNY Gastric Bypass and I can honestly say it has been quite a ride.
After spending a number of years observing patterns related to the various stages of weight loss surgery (WLS), I began to see a clear relationship between the ability to accept ‘what was’ and a sense of contentment. Despite the increased sense of accomplishment related to the weight lost, the goal posts still kept moving for many of my patients and this lack of satisfaction with life post WLS continued to create anxiety and real distress for WLS recipients.
Protein powder is one the latest trends to hit the supermarkets, social media and online websites. With the variety of different brands being promoted in supermarkets, being endorsed by celebrities/social media the choices surrounding protein powder are expanding. There are many types of protein powders, made from a variety of different sources. With the many options, it can be confusing to figure out which one will be the most beneficial to meet our needs. Although our choices are increasing, it’s important to know that not all protein powders are made equal.
I had always been a fairly normal weight all my life. In my mid 20s as a bright, young, educated and experienced IT professional, I headed over to London to travel, work hard and play even harder. In my 4th year in London, several traumatic events occurred that led me back home to NZ.
This Cauliflower Grilled Cheese proves that bread is overrated :) This is a great low carb solution that still allows you to enjoy a comforting grilled cheese sandwich. Check out this super easy recipe!
So in 2006 and 2008 I had two beautiful children. They were the best thing ever at the time and I thought my family was complete. After having Maddison in 2008 I put on a lot of weight and struggled to get moving as she was a C-section and then I broke my foot (5 weeks after having her). In 2009 I was tipping the scales at 118 kilo. I attended a wedding in Rarotonga and I thought I looked fab (boy was I wrong).