Week 1 post op report & Speed Eating

I can’t believe I had managed to lose 5.8kg (12.7lbs) in the last week. Well, it’s not suprising when you see what little I can eat. But after years of struggling to lose weight it’s mind blowing to be dropping kilos so quickly. I’m feeling much more like myself but find I don’t feel great in the mornings but get better as the day goes on. Had my first meal out yesterday when we took the girls to see “Fred Claus”. I got a baked potato with melted cheese. It was very yummy and I would have been lucky to eat a quarter of it (bought the rest of home for the chickens). I’ve add a little weight ticker to the home page so I can see my progress. Clothes are a lot looser and I’ve already worn a few things I hadn’t worn in years.

Last night Kevin and I watched a show on Speed Eating – talk about horrifying (on so many levels). Firstly, I just can’t understand why someone would eat copious quantities of food without enjoying it (to the point of being sick), secondly, it’s pure gluttony (can’t help but think about the many starving people in the world and the animals killed for food in the name of “sport”), thirdly I can’t believe when obesity is such a big problem that eating lots of food fast is being glorified. It was an interesting show though – most suprising the best speed eaters are normal sized – but have special physical abilities that enable them to eat fast and have stretched out their stomachs so more food can be stored. The one thing unsure is the long term affects on health – these people were consuming hundreds of grams of fat in 10mins. As I said fascinating and horrifying.

2 Comments to “Week 1 post op report & Speed Eating”

  1. By Kerrie, November 19, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    Glad you’re on the improve!

    I’ve never heard of speed eating and quite frankly don;t think I want to!

  2. By mikey, November 21, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    HI Libby,
    I’m Annie’s sister. I haven’t seen you’re comments on her blog and now I know why. I just wanted to tell you that what you have done is so courageous. I wish the best for you and your recovery!!
    Take care!