I have started to work at Fontenehuset, where I do everything from reception work, website editing, Facebook updating, accounting, cleaning, cooking to camera work.
We always get fresh fruit served:
And the lunch is great! I always ask for half a portion, because after my gastric sleeve surgery I can`t handle much food.
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!
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.
More and more of the restaurants in Oba had closed down, and mom and I were looking for a place to eat. We discovered this restaurant by the taxi central, and we ordered meat balls, a portion to share. It was a pleasant experience, and the food was tasty. I will give this restaurant an 8 out of 10 on my review.
They didn`t have much on the menu, but we wanted meat balls. The staff were very friendly, and it didn`t take long to wait for the food.
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:
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.”
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.
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.
On the house, we got a plate of fresh fruit.
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.
Helloo! I am now back home from Turkey, and will start adding content from that trip. It was my 6th time in Turkey and it was just me and mom this time.
It takes about 10 hours to travel from my home to Alanya, but it was a great journey. We ordered chips, spicy tomato juice and salad on the plane, and it was also time for my nap.
The first night out we ate at Bistro Dolphine`s in Tosmur. We were greeted with hugs and kisses by Yunus:
They had absolutely no problems giving us just one portion of food to share, so they are gastric sleeve friendly. The portions in restaurants can be quite big, so mom and I decided to share one portion, because I can`t handle a lot of food after my surgery and mom also wants to lose some weight. The starters were bread with dips and olives and also spring rolls! Very tasty. We then had fried calamaris. Everything was delicious! I will give the experience a 9 out of 10 on my review.
I had some white wine, and I thought I could handle alcohol after the surgery, but it really wasn`t working. More on that in another upcoming post. Life after gastric sleeve is like starting all over.
But I was very happy to be going to the beach, for the first time in years as not obese. I needed new swim wear, so we went to a clothes shop and bought new bikinis. Mom took this picture of me, and when I see it I am so happy that I had the weight loss surgery done. Life hasn`t been easy since the surgery, but I have good results. This is me at about 76 kilos:
Sure, there is still some fat on me, but I am working hard on achieving my goals. I still have about 10-15 kilos to lose, but I am getting there, slowly but surely.