Update

People have been asking me why I haven`t updated in a long time. The thing is, that up until recently, I have been doing very poorly. I had gastric sleeve surgery almost a year ago, and I was very happy and content being about 70 kilos. I could eat anything, and I felt great about my looks. Then all of a sudden, I started having massive vomiting and diarrhea, and before I knew it, I had lost another 10 kilos! I am now 60 kilos (132 lbs) and eating all I can, but I have to be very careful about not eating too much, because then I will just vomit. I have had two ulcers, which have been treated, also had hair loss and had to have my hair cut twice.

This has been so depressing that I have felt suicidal at times.

Now on the other hand, I have been to a psychologist who specializes in eating disorders, and she has helped me make a list of no food and yes food. I can no longer drink coffee or milk. I only drink tea and vegan milk options, like soy milk and almond milk.

I have been a caffeine addict for too long, and giving up coffee has been hard. I work three times a week now, and I have a cup of tea in the mornings to wake me up. I also choose vegan food options, because I have found it easier to deal with. Have recently been to Turkey and lots of updates are coming up!

Here are pictures of me by the pool at 60 kilos:

And now my hair has finally grown back again, and here are some pics of me in my mom`s beautiful garden:

Love you all and see you soon! I am right now 25 days vomit free and doing so much better!

Alcohol after gastric sleeve

I have had alcohol problems in the past, but now after my gastric sleeve surgery, I cannot handle it anymore. This is a good thing really. I have been going to NA meetings, and I recently celebrated 90 days sober.

When I try to drink, I vomit immediately. It doesn`t matter if it is beer, wine or liquor. We are going back to Turkey in May, and this time it will be a sober time for me.

It is tempting to drink alcohol there because it is everywhere and very cheap, but I will not mess up my sobriety this time.

Galipo Restaurant in Tosmur

We have been to Galipo Restaurant many times before, and the food is always good. But this time it was different, because they serve really big portions of food, and I cannot deal with that after my gastric sleeve surgery. Mom and I decided to share a “Galipo Special” which was delicious, it was beef with garlic taste.

There were very few guests, but Galipo and his employees are very nice. I will give the restaurant 9 out of 10 on my review.

Galipo and the waiter Emin, took very good care of us.

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After the meal, Emin served us a plate of fruit and apple tea free of charge! We recommend this restaurant to everyone!

Here is a review I have done before: Galipo Restaurant in Tosmur

Disappointment at Bistro Dolphine`s and church service in Oba

We went back to Bistro Dolphine`s and asked if they could make a shrimp casserole for us to share. This was no problem.

The shrimp casserole was delicious, but after my gastric sleeve surgery, I was only able to handle this:

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Then a guy who called himself “Jackson” came and introduced himself. I had never seen him before. He said he was looking for a girl to be his girlfriend to teach him some Norwegian, and asked if that could be me. When I wasn`t interested, he made comments that were rude. I had in one hair extention, and he walked around saying my hair wasn`t real. I really hope the guys at Dolphine`s fire this guy before he ruins the experience of other restaurant guests in the future.

After the meal, the father of Yunus offered to give us a ride home. This was great! I will give this experience an 8 out of 10, but as I wrote earlier, I hope they fire this guy “Jackson.”

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The next day, we were in Oba for church service. It was a really nice time. After that we walked about the empty streets of Oba, seeing the different restaurants closed down for the season.

Mitos Restaurant in Oba, ice cold pool water and mandarines

We went to Oba to find a place to eat. We were shocked to see how few guests there were at the restaurants. I remembered back in May we walked by a restaurants which was full of guests and we were trying to find that place. We ended up at Mitos Restaurant. There were some other guests, and we found a place to sit. Mom ordered red wine, I ordered water and the starters came.

The main meal was a stew called Gullas, which was mushrooms, onions, wine sauce, cream cheese served with garniture. We ordered a stew for us to share, and they came out with two huge plates of food. It was one of the best meals I have had in Turkey, but unfortunately I was not able to eat all of it. Sometimes, when I have such lovely food in front of me, I regret the gastric sleeve surgery.

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On the house, we got a plate of fresh fruit.

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The manager came over and introduced himself. His name was Mustafa. He claimed to know hundreds of families in Norway, and said he would travel to Norway soon. He was nice enough to drive us home after the meal. I will give this restaurant 9 out of 10 on my review.

When we first came to Dim Villa, I really wanted to swim in the pool, but the water was extremely cold. We went swimming still, and I got an UTI, which was quickly treated, but I stopped swimming in the pool after that. Here are some pics:

We were happy to see that all kinds of fruit was growing on the trees at Dim Villa. Mom picked mandarines that tasted great.

Market in Oba, M&M Restaurant, meccolar and bananas

We went to the market in Oba, which is every Monday. We bought a lot of dried fruit like mangoes and papayas, and we bought a ton of underwear. My mom also got a new carpet for our home in Dim Villa.

I sometimes have to slightly push my mom to buy things because she always says that she will get it the next time. Then when I get something, she gets a bit jealous and says ” I wish I had bought that.” So I pushed her a bit to get the carpet, and she was so happy that we bought it.

I wanted to get some new dresses, and we found this lady from Usbekistan who sold everything from fashion dresses to beach wear. She was so lovely and we ended up with 4 new dresses. She also kept saying how much she loved us!

After we were done at the market, we needed lunch. We went to M&M Restaurant in Oba. A friendly waiter named Adim greeted us.

We asked for one portion of pasta carbonara to share and that wasn`t a problem. The food tasted really great. I will give this restaurant 8,5 out of 10 on my review.

After the visit in Oba, we went to the beach in Tosmur. There were some german and russian guests, but we were the only ones from Norway. The Mustafa Beach Bar had now become a part of meccolar.

I had a cheeseburger and I could only eat half of it, so I took the other half with me home. Mom had her favorite, chicken shish. It only cost us 39 turkish lire.

We had seen at the market that it was season for bananas, and we saw some on the beach too.

And of course, in the beautiful garden at Dim Villa, there were bananas. They needed some ripening, but it was a beautiful sight. I ate a lot of bananas as in between meals also. I am happy that I can eat bananas again. I definitely need carbs, and it is a great source for healthy fruit sugar.