Sarah's Blog

So a little about me and my background.

I'm a 40 year old single mum, divorced for 10 years and my beautiful though stressful children are 14 and 11 years old. I am a mature student studying my first degree after an accident led to me losing my job. This has left me with a lifetime medical condition that I manage sometimes badly everyday, but I manage. I have been through some very tough times in my life, my now ex husband leaving me and my two children homeless and having to restart our lives not once but now twice.

I have had a problem with my weight since I was 23 years old. I have tried every diet under the sun, sometimes to the point where I have ended up in hospital. Please know I have been desperate enough to lose weight that I have damaged my own life in the process. Now I look at life in a different way, well I am trying to. I want to make my life to be about the things I am going to achieve. I don't want my life to be just something that passes me by anymore. I am making small changes to make my life relavent. I don't want to be stick thin anymore. I don't want to be like the women I see on TV.

I do however want to be healthy and happy. I know that I am going to slip up and old habits will rear their ugly heads but I am human, I will make mistakes but the time has come to accept that I am gonna trip up but if I fall I can pick myself up, dust myself off and get back in the game. I know I am one of many who feel like we have been dealt a rough hand but maybe I should start by picking the cards for my hand in the future. Take back some control in my life and make it count for me. I will laugh at some things and I will break down and cry at other things but they will all mark my path and hopefully be a story I tell when I am old and grey (L'Oreal is covering up the grey for now). Hopefully I can share some of these if not all of these things with everyone else.

You can catch my previous blog posts here

Blog 22

So, it’s been a pretty quiet month so far. I have been focusing on getting my final semester sorted at university. I can’t believe my degree is almost done, it’s gone so fast. I have been trying my best to keep on track with my eating habits and really make sure I don’t snack out of anything that could cause me to gain weight. I think trying to maintain a weight is a lot harder to be honest.
Got home from university tonight after a very long and tiring day to see I had mail.

I look down at the pile thinking urgh more bills when I see a white envelope and my dad tells me the hospital have sent me a letter. Is it bad to say that I was not sure if I was excited or terrified? I sat down to open the letter and nearly screamed out loud. I have my date; my surgery date has finally been sent to me. I really can’t believe this is happening that I now have an actual date and I will be able to start the next part of my journey. I may actually be in a dress for my graduation next September. Damn! I know I will have to do the Liver Reducing Diet a couple of weeks before my surgery as the surgeon explained to me when I saw him in November.

That is gonna be about 4 pints of milk a day oh the fun. Not sure that blog will be a barrel of laugh hehe. I told the ladies and gents in the surgery support group and they have a little saying once you get your date ‘they are keeping your seat warm on the loser’s bench’, It’s really the only time it’s acceptable to be called a loser really. Oh, I didn’t say when the surgery was did I? Well I go for my surgery on 27th February. Literally 4 weeks away.

I have so much to do to prepare for it. I have already asked my sister to take me in on the day and hold my hand because I am a complete child and will need her there as surgery scares the bejesus outta me. I don’t think it would be so bad if you didn’t have to walk down to the theatre and then hop up on the bed while they set everything up around you. That’s a scary thing to witness. But it doesn’t matter cause I got my date. In 4 weeks’ time I will be starting something new. I can’t wait.

Mucho love to you all.










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