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Tracey's Gastric Band Diary

Hi I'm Tracey!

Tracey has agreed to help us explain to new enquirers exactly what is involved when having gastric band surgery and this blog will be updated weekly with her thoughts and some photos of her progress. 

This is a warts and all account of the procedure which we will post as written so others can understand what's involved and what can be gained from this powerful weight loss procedure.

We hope you enjoy reading it.

General weight loss news

  • Pre-Op interviewHave you ever wondered what someone goes through when they opt to have gastric band surgery? Their feelings, experience, queries and results? 27 February 2017 5:03pm
  • Week 1From pre-op headaches to nerves on the day of the operation, read Tracey's diary of events leading up to and after her gastric band operation 03 March 2017 3:12pm
  • Week 23 days post gastric band surgery, Tracey talks about the struggles of recovery and adapting to the reality of her decision. 10 March 2017 9:18am
  • Week 3Tracey's up and about, preparing for puree week and taking things one step at a time. It's a marathon not a sprint! 17 March 2017 5:18pm
  • Week 4Nearly through the post-operative puree stage, Tracey's week has good days and bad. Wine involved with both we hope. 27 March 2017 9:44am
  • Week 5Realisation sets in and the hard work begins. Success comes in small steps for Tracey as she adapts to the new lifestyle. 03 April 2017 10:04am
  • Week 6It's first fill day - a worrying prospect for many needle-phobics. As the portions get smaller, Tracey tots up her losses so far. 10 April 2017 2:04pm
  • Week 7Tracey does her best train impression this week as her mantra becomes "Chew chew chew" and the non-scale victories keep on coming. 17 April 2017 10:15am
  • Week 8Moving from liquids to food after adjustment yields mixed emotions as Tracey looks forward to a bit of pampering at a Healthier Weight photo shoot next week. 24 April 2017 2:52pm
  • Week 9Some new clothes in new sizes shows there's light at the end of the tunnel for Tracey this week. The second band adjustment brings some nerves. 01 May 2017 9:37am
  • Week 10Strange feelings today, my stomach hasn't stopped gurgling and rumbling but I'm not hungry and I'm drinking plenty. My head is telling me I'm hungry one minute, and not the next... 08 May 2017 12:37pm
  • Week 11Omg yesterday was such a long day. I forgot to have breakfast, had sushi driving, then half sandwich and finally toast. Carb overload, hopefully today will be better... 15 May 2017 12:19pm
  • Week 12Off to Spain on Wednesday and was really hoping to be smaller than I am. God I hate high expectations, I always set myself up... 22 May 2017 1:07pm
  • Week 13First stuck episode today. Luckily felt the symptoms and made it to toilets. Not sure the hotel staff would have appreciated... 29 May 2017 10:17am
  • Week 14Third fill yesterday went home and can't eat so had cup a two soups, a coffee and weetabix breakfast drink. Then decided... 05 June 2017 4:01pm
  • Week 15It's not been easy but Tracey is coming out the other end now and starting to see a difference 12 June 2017 8:44am
  • Behind the scenesWe take a look behind the scenes of Tracey's professional photoshoot with Healthier Weight. This is still early on in Tracey's journey but the results are very noticeable. 15 June 2017 2:46pm


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