Don’t Believe The Hype…..

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

Today I have decided to write a post answering an inquiry I had from a chap by the name of Jay from Arizona.

It went like this…..

“Hello from Arizona!
I started reading your blog and found it when I was searching for posts about life after a gastric sleeve.
I am intent on having the surgery done myself, and was glad to find your post below where you talk about your new portion size prior to having the surgery.

Will I Be Wise With My Portion Size

This is one of my concerns as many of the thoughts you wrote about are some concerns I have myself – such as taking to large of bites and causing pain, having to learn to slowly chew my food rather than bite, chew and swallow…..not being able to gulp down large amounts of water when very thirsty, etc…

Now I suppose you wrote that post based on everything you read, and others you spoke to about their experiences. But what I am curious is if you could share if your actual experiences were different from what you were expecting? In addition how is it in comparison to eating now many months after surgery?
I suppose allot of things change and your able to get acclimated to your new stomach and your habits, and with so new experiences are occurring daily when you eat.

Hoping you can take a moment to share this experience with me, I would be thankful as I am planning my own journey”

What an excellent question!

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Where Have You Been!!!

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet!

I trust today’s version of Tuesday finds you as up beat and optimistic as it finds me! I am in a good mood. Today I go to see the psychologist for my 6 monthly head check since my weight loss surgery and then I see the Bariatric team to discuss the next twelve months. I was actually supposed to do this just after the year anniversary in March but I had to cancel due to illness. However, today I am feeling fit and ready to go and therefore I shall attend and get all of the information I require about my bloods and heavy legs but I am feeling better day on day so am now looking forward to the walk and the future of my new business.

I know today is usually Tasty Tuesday but unfortunately I have not had time to prepare a new recipe. I also know that I had promised to give you part 7 of “Looking back” and that was supposed to be launched yesterday.

For these two fails I apologise. I trust you guys understand why and will always remain my WP Pals even though I have been telling little porkies…. 😉

So then, my new business.

Well that to be honest has been the reason why I have not managed to post for the past couple of days and possibly the main reason why I am feeling better day on day. I feel as though I have a purpose once again that can dictate my future. Where I am in control and doing things I WANT to do and not HAVE to do.

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Thursday Vlogger Blogs

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet and what a lovely day it is looking. As you will see in the video, the sun is shining a little and I am ready to take on the world – well sort of….

So anyway, without further ado….

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

Here Comes Another Winter, Waiting For Eutopia.

Waiting For Hell To Freeze Over*

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here in Planet Magnet. I trust all is well in your world and that the week is barrelling along nicely for you. Here in the U.K, the rain is back (what else!) after five days of sunshine, so having had our summer I figure we start preparing for the winter to come… 😉

Only joking on that font guys, however, Heartland by The, The seemed like the perfect lyric to use given that when yesterday I spoke to a friend of mine (The Chimp from The Lonely Author) he suggested I write what my Eutopia might look like given that I am now over a year past my surgery date and the fact my life has changed so dramatically in that short period of time. That I have become such a different man over the past several years of trials and tribulations. That I am still scared and excited in equal measure of what is to come in my life. That I am surrounded by more love in my life than I have experienced for a long time, yet I feel lonely on a daily basis.

Now I should put a warning here, because if any of you are not in the mood for my truth then I suggest you stop reading now, plus it is nearly 2000 words long so you might struggle a little looking for a quick read….

I am always honest with this blog yet I do confess that am still selective about what I write and today I write exactly how I feel and make no apologies for it.

So where was I? Oh yes, my own Eutopia. Or put quite simply, where would my ideal life be at this moment in time?

I know it might sound fatuous to do such a thing but it is in our dreams that we create our future (or some semblance of it) and it is only by daring to dream do we ever achieve our ability to move on.

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Tasty Tuesday… Avo ‘N Eggs

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another shiny day here on Planet Magnet.

Today is Tuesday so today we cook….

Nothing better for you than a healthy start to the day so how does this one sound….?

Avocado, Eggs and Ham….?

Now bear with me guys because it is super tasty, super healthy and super easy to make and if you want to reduce your morning carbs then this is the ideal one for you.

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Writers Block… The Scurge Of Us All.

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I trust you all had a good weekend and things are now back to the Monday morning routine.

Yesterday (as you will probably already have worked out) I didn’t post. This was the second time this month I have gone absent without leave and can only apologise for anyone who was expecting yet another instalment on my ever-so fruitful life.

On Saturday I went to look at a van and after viewing decided to buy as I firmly believe it would be an ideal vehicle with which to start my new local handy man business.

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The Early Worm Gets The Van…

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet.

It’s the weekend!

But today, strangely enough that’s about all I have to say about that…..

Anyway.

I am up early this morning to quickly write this post to say hello and I hope you enjoy yourselves as much as I plan to and also to let you know what I am doing today.

As some of you may recall I am setting up a business as a handy man and although I have been D.I.Y’ing for a few years now and have the bulk of the tools I require to do the job, I am still short of one main ingredient.

Transport. Or more specifically, a van.

So today I go to look at one and to get an idea of what looking a trifle more professional when turning up to jobs in a van will look like.

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Looking Back Over My Shoulder Pt6

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope the sun is shining and you are all set for the weekend. I am looking forward to a comparatively quiet one myself with a good deal of relaxation impacting on the time I have available but I am a firm believer in setting out your stall in advance when it comes to planning some hardcore relaxation. Relaxation that will of course be linked with some form of walking with the dog, especially if the weather is a bright as I expect it to be…..

Anyway, that is enough of that, you have come here to read about more dim and distant past so without further ado, lets take you back to December 24th 1992…

Don’t forget folks, this is all taken from memory so let us allow me a little artistic licence from time to time….

I arrived in Auckland, N.Z and was duly met at the airport by my cousins husband John. Delighted to see me and determined to make me feel at home we loaded my kit into the back of his station wagon and set off for home where his wife was unaware of me actually being in the southern hemisphere at all let alone coming to visit her in Hamilton for Christmas, or so we thought…..

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The Video (B)Log Continues…

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope today finds you as happy and relaxed as me and maybe even wearing your glasses as I must now do in order to see nearly everything I look at.

Oh I am falling apart.

Well, probably not….

Today I have another video to share with you so sit back and relax and see if you can understand what I am talking about….

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.