Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sadly leaving Japan

Flying back to the United States today. Gonna do a quick bit of shopping this morning-probably just more bento stuff and then its off to the airport for a series of flights.
Wish me luck, I will do much more with this site once I get back home and have the time and energy to put into this place what it needs

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Quick Update

So I have enough trouble trying to eat the right things and in the right amount without worrying about it but in the last few weeks (ie this whole year so far) this has been especially difficult because I am currently studying in Japan.

This is absolutely amazing for me and I love it but its been difficult eating wise and I know I've been under eating which is bad. Good news is that today is actually my last day here in Japan and I am flying back to the United States tomorrow. I am both very excited and not so excited about this. I miss my place and what could be considered 'normalcy' but Japan has been a lot of fun and its so beautiful here. I will probably post some photos once I get the chance.
But for now I must go enjoy the last of my time in this amazing (and amazingly confusing) country.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hello and thank you for visiting Pandora's Wonderland.
I'm not sure what brought you here today and to be quite honest I'm not 100% sure on my reasons for begining this blog.

In 2009 I had Gastric Bypass Surgery (information can be found on Wikipedia) but basically this is a surgery that drastically reduces the size of the stomach and thus it affects how much food one can eat. Even shortly before the surgery I did not have much of an appetite and I am sorry to say that this continues even today. There are many days where I realize that all of a sudden it’s three in the afternoon and I haven’t eaten all day simply because I’m not hungry. I know that this is bad, and my surgeon would probably yell at me (along with my dietician). I do want to make clear that this is in no way done on purpose; I just do not possess much of an appetite most of the time.

Despite being over a year post-surgery  I am still struggling with this new stomach and new life of mine, this I believe is whats driving me to write this blog. I am very happy with the results of the surgery, having lost around 90lbs so far, and I do not regret having it overall. This doesn't mean that there aren't times when I wish I could eat an entire bowl of Ramen instead of a few bites or times when I wish I didn't have to worry about the things I eat.

One of the biggest challenges for me is my age, I am 20 years old which is somewhat young for this surgery and I believe that has made it a little more difficult for me to adjust. Suddenly I have to worry about everything and after watching my mother (who also had Gastric Bypass Surgery) struggle from time to time with the things she ate I have come to worry a lot about how and what I eat.

Things need to change for me. I need to change and I need help doing it so I am reaching out via this blog to do so.