Just to get you updated with the weight loss journey today I heard back with my blood test results and unfortunately they’re showing that I have slight anaemia so even though my iron stores are good the consultant at Derby hospital who would be doing the operation would like me to have colonoscopy and endoscopy just to cover all angles so to speak. So my doctor will make the referral, just have to wait and I will let you know when I have had them done.
Also following on from my night with the sleep machine I now have to collect a sleep apnoea breathing machine to try for a week and then return it back to hospital and go from there. so today has been a day of further test That have got to be carried out and a bit of disappointment but still keeping my fingers crossed that I will get all this done and still get to have the gastric bypass this year will keep you updated many thanks for reading.
I like this photo it was taken on my 40th birthday so yes eight years have gone past but I’m basically the same just fatter and with glasses now permanently on my face Cath kidston no less which you’re come to realise I’m a bit of a Cath Kidston Horder fan and collector
This ties in with my introduction and weight loss journey really so here goes chubby yes as a baby slim until about 11 years old as I was told that I went on a trip and I do remember it fondly with my grandparents in a camper van to the south of France well we travelled round France really and I have to admit it was an eye-opener especially with the squat toilets and having to shower with my grandmother but all in all it was the best holiday I ever had one of the reasons being my sister didn’t come along so it was just myself and my grandparents and the camper van. anyway apparently because of all the cheese and the French bread I then started to put on weight “puppy fat”as they used to call it and this is how I stayed until well until I got bigger and bigger and bigger really and there was a reason behind it and not just because I’m stuffing my face.
I move out of home at 16 and move into a house share fending for myself now and obviously not eating correctly and at this time I was dating Gary who was to be my first husband and gradually I started to put on weight because I was getting down about it at 18 I moved back in with my parents and sister. I went to the doctors to have a routine checkup as I was on the contraception pill and also because I had already been about my weight I was taking slimming tablets now you’ve got to remember this was back in 1988 when they were still dishing them out without knowing the side-effects but obviously for me they weren’t working well they wanted to do some tests so had some blood test taken and also they wanted to do a pregnancy test I couldn’t be pregnant I was on the pill and I’ve had my periods but anyway end of January 1988 I find out I am pregnant but not just pregnant I was 5 1/2 months pregnant hence no weight loss.
Now the scary thing was the fact I was taking slimming tablets I had been ill so I had taken painkillers and antibiotics (which obviously now I have worked out that my pill didn’t work because of these hence being pregnant )but also that’s gone through to the baby And because I was 5 1/2 months I was too far gone for any blood test’s to check the baby was okay all I could have was a scan and thankfully the scan showed she was okay so in May 1988 my first daughter Louise was born 6 lb 11 oz after 18 hours of labour but no progression and emergency section so here I was 18 (well really 19 as she was due in June but decided to come three weeks early )with a newborn baby and overweight!
From the start……..
Well the other day I found some photos of me as a baby and I have been told that I was a cubby baby, cute and looked like I was half Italian which I am not as I used to turn brown with the switch on of a light bulb. The saddest thing about these photos was the fact that my Mother had written on the back of one of them the words FAT, I can’t believe it a cute yes cubby baby being called fat……….
I think I am about 18 months old in these photos and this is the start of my weight loss journey and my Mother always putting me down…….now that a whole other blog for another day.
Thanks for joining me!
Well this is my first blog and my first time of doing anything like this omg can’t believe I am going to do this but here goes…..
Well my name is Lucy 48 years old married with two daughters and four Grandsons. I have called this blog Lulu Lee’s Loves,Laughs & weight loss journey because I want to share with you my funny stories, my loves and more importantly my weight loss journey as I am determined not to be fat and Fifty! Why Lulu well this is the name my Grandmother called me and sadly she passed away last year at the age of 93 and I miss her everyday, so this is my tribute to her, plus Lulu Lee is quite catchy but don’t google it as it turns out there is a Romanian porn star with the same name.
so where to start really do I start with a story from childhood or even adult hood, a life experience or with my weight loss journey ?????