Before I could go up and down 2-3 kgs in a day and the only thing that seemed to make a great difference was the barometric pressure. I could not directly relate it to the food I ate or the exercise I did. That divide has become more visible now. Saying that: I went up 0.3kgs today and the weather is wet and windy, barometric pressure lower due to a storm in the lower North Island.
I went for a walk over to the library yesterday as I had 7 books to be returned and Mum only had one book left to read. Of course I also came back with 7 books. Did find 2 good books at a local bookstore (Paper Plus) at $5 that will be used as Xmas presents. I love getting good value, with low prices, for presents as I feel it is not the cost but the fact that you have thought about what the person is interested in and tried to buy, or even make, something they should love.
I put my weekly photos on my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/lighthausgirl/boards/ in my gastric sleeve board. The board has other information about LGS and other's success photos. There are links from some to recipes and smoothies that can be used. I am getting used to the size of portions finally so am having less problems. I am still learning the foods I cannot eat when I am out with friends and often that seems to have a direct correlation to how much fat is in the food. Fat is something my stomach lets me know about very quickly with dumping symptoms. Mini muffins ok, bigger muffins my mother would have to share with me.
It shows that the portions we have become used to, and now expect, are much too large and are probably keeping the majority of people obese in Western society. I have talked to my mother about what we used to get when I was much younger and we both think that there has been an up-scaling in size of portions with food brought at cafes and restaurants.