Less than two weeks to go (13 days in fact) I've lost 9kg on Optifast, which has been extraordinary! The last 3 days I've been flattened by an awful gastro I caught from my friends' kids. Haven't even been able to get shakes down, so have basically eaten an apple a day for the last few days (and let's just say the apple even provoked a few anxious moments). Strange!
Interestingly not even a gram lost during the gastro. Just goes to show..
I've had a few (previously really supportive) friends now start to express their doubts about me having the surgery. Largely a lot of their reasons are that they don't want me to change. ("What about your fabulous dinner parties??"), but I think also the significance of surgery, the possibilities of complications, are starting to worry them as I get closer to surgery.
They all say they like me exactly as I am, that I'm fun like this. And now I realise that I am really, really doing this thing for me, so that I can feel really well, move much more easily and be proud of myself for conquering something that I have repeatedly failed at since I was 11!
This website has been so incredibly informative. I've done so much reading. I really got benefit from watching Prof O'Brien's 8 rules video. I know I can do this. I know also, that it is really important that I do it right, or else there is no point at all, and possibly could be harmful.
But I love, love, love those dear doubters for loving me exactly as I am. How cool is that?