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Tracey's Gastric Band Journey - Week 16

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It's not been the easiest week for Tracey with a few ups and downs, but she still manages to come out with a loss! 


Day Ninety Five Post Op     

Tracey's stress has been causing some changes in her diet

Had a busy few days lots of family time. I've been a little stressed and been really struggling to eat over last 3 days I've had at least 4 stuck episodes. I'm not sure if they are caused by stress or I'm simply not chewing enough before swallowing as I'm racing about. Will get today out of the way and will go back to basics and talking to myself. 

I've also noticed with these stuck episodes that I'm getting a nasty pain/ache in left side of my neck which goes once the blockage has moved 


Day Ninety Six Post Op 

Tracey struggles to let go of the person she used to be

Gave quite a few of my clothes and pjs away a few weeks ago but was looking through my wardrobe and I've kept quite a few of my big sizes for when I put my weight back on can't believe I'm thinking this but can't get the thought out of my head. 


Day Ninety Seven Post Op 

Tracey needs to slow down her eating to avoid stuck episodes

Can't decide if I'm bulimic or a rabid dog with all the stuck episodes need to slow down and smaller bites.


Day Ninety Eight Post Op 

No stuck episodes today so Tracey decides to write down what she's eaten to try and conclude what foods she's intolerant to        

Sick of stuck episodes and frothing I'm going back to basics today as obviously I can't be trusted to do it automatically I just need to make time to eat again as all my old habits have come back this week I could sit and cry.

Today I have eaten

  • 7.30 am - half slice of toast   
  • 10.00 am - bacon and egg on warburtons thin 
  • 1.30 pm nachos and tomatoes   
  • 6.00 pm halloumi and chorizo salad    

Not ideal but no picking and no stuck episodes so obviously I'm not bulimic or a rabid dog just not following the rules.


Day Ninety Nine Post Op 

Tracey's having a low moment today and is really dreading the scales tomorrow               

What an awful week. I've eaten crap, picked, took big bites and not chewed properly. I feel fat and sluggish and yuk. This has got to be the worst week ever since I started this journey and I can't wait for it to be over. I'm so dreading the scales tomorrow looking at a gain of lbs I can feel it 


Day One Hundred Post Op 

After a bad week, Tracey doesn't believe that she's lost 2lbs!

Well I'm shocked I've lost 2lb this week and down into next stone bracket. I should be elated but I'm not - I think the scales are playing tricks on me and I will get back on them and have put on half a stone. Really confused with my feelings this week.



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