Morning everyone, a quick blog today because its the Bank Holiday and I have things to do…W’hay!!
When this blog was originally named, it was done so to make a point that I hung around my fridge so much, I could easily have been regarded as a fridge magnet myself. Well, if I thought I hung around my fridge too much before my surgery, I may as well now just move in and make my new accommodation on the leftovers shelf so much do my new attendance levels knock the old into a cocked hat as they say.
But then I am the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet after all.
I was under the impression that the gastric sleeve surgery was supposed to release me from the tyranny of being a slave to the fridges contents.
Yet this has not happened.
No, if anything I am getting the feeling I am there more than at any other time in my life. It is quite a weird feeling to be honest as I was expecting to be free of it all but with having the small stomach, I am now there every couple of hours at a maximum because I have to eat every couple of hours if I am to stand any chance of getting all of the daily protein and nourishment my body requires. It appears to me that I get up in the morning and have a cup of tea, then I go back to the fridge and have a yogurt or a shake then about an hour or so later I am back there working on what I shall make for my lunch. If it is a soup that is kept refrigerated then I need to remove it and take the right amount from the carton before I puree it’s contents and then heat it up. Then in no time at all I am back there to maybe get some eggs to boil, shell then chop up in a cup (still one of my childhood favourites). Like I say, eating is beginning to lose it’s shine a little along with the fridge as I am there so often, I feel there is no way I can be losing weight with the amount of time I spend thinking about the food, preparing the food then eating the food, only to do it all over again in no time at all.
Of course, that’s balderdash though. I am losing weight and managing to keep my nourishment up by following the above program. All very counter intuitive for sure.
This however, is the only way it can be for me from now on. I must be expected to to eat every couple of hours or at least be taking on some low fat protein in the form of a shake. It goes against everything we are told in the media etc to be considering the food so readily but at the same time, it is also liberating knowing that I am no longer beholding to large portion sizes. So as the Dietician said to me the other day, “Little and often” is the way forward and therefore, I the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet must comply.
Stay out of the fridge 😉