Who has missed me?!

I’ve not been very good at using my blog – in all honestly I’m much better at posting on Instagram (give me a follow if you’d like! @thedietingdiabetic).

I’ve gotten to a stage where I’m comfortable mixing things up when I’m cooking. I know healthy foods so well that I don’t have to follow a recipe and, often, I’ll just wing it and never think to write it down and post. And for that I apologise. 

Now the last thing I posted stated I had surgery number two lined up and, just as I said I was, I was crazy enough to go through with it! And, in all honesty, I am so glad I did. I may have had that *slight* issue with the opening of my hip wounds last time, but that upper back skin removal has made such a difference to my body and my confidence. Once the post-op swelling went down, of course! (Shown below).

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But look at that difference in my upper back!

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So as well as the upper back lift I had a tummy tuck revision after the area around my abdomen developed an overhand following the opening of my hip wounds, and a breast augmentation because I was left with wrinkled sacks of nothing. I’m so happy with how things have turned out, but there will always be something I think could look better. I’ve toyed around with the idea of having my upper thighs looked at but concluded that I would have to wait until I had more funds and give myself more time to heal.

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They sag ever-so-slightly, and they do reveal their wrinkled state when let loose, but for now I’ll survive with a slight disliking over something I rarely have out in this english weather.  

I am now seven weeks post-op (the second one, anyway) and I am feeling great. My breasts haven’t fluffed as of yet so there are still many changes to come, but the post-op swelling has almost disappeared completely – although if I am bloated it makes an appearance with a vengeance. But just check our this comparison – one year on. 

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100% made the right decision to go under the knife. It was scary the first time having never had a general anaesthetic before, and the side effects of shedding skin have been no fun at all but there’s a bonus – I use so much body butter now that I’m super soft permanently. (Seriously, I think the body butter has entered my blood stream and become part of my DNA).

wish I knew what questions anyone might have who may be about to undergo a similar procedure and I would love to answer them so if you can think of anything, anything at all, drop me a comment and let me know.

Henrietta x

The Jean catastrophe 

With university starting again, the deadlines have hit me and I’m working on them full speed ahead.. So I’ve been fairly absent from blog posting.

Yesterday, however, I woke up to my doorbell ringing. Naturally, I grabbed the first pair of jeans I could find and ran down to get my delivery, holding the jeans up frantically as I did this.

To my surprise there were two HUGE parcels for me that I couldn’t carry one-handed, so I let go on my jeans and took the parcels.

Only my jeans then fell off infront of the delivery man.

Though most people would be ashamed for life at this – I wasn’t. I looked up at him blankly and said ‘I’ve lost six stone, sorry.’ And he chuckled. I had a huge hoodie on so its not like he could see anything but my hideously hairy legs..


So here I am, standing in my UK size 22 jeans, proud to say they are FAR too large for me.

Hello UK size 14, I’m almost there on my journey to a 10. 👌🏻🎉

Henrietta x