Welcome to my site. My name is Peter and I am a 60 year old man from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I have Diabetes II and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease phase 2. On these pages I will take you with me on my struggle to become slimmer [and smarter in a way]. When I write this it is January 29, 2007, I hope to receive a gastric band in a few months time, and with this site I keep you up-to-date with my losing weight, my frustrations by doing so and other things. On a twice weekly basis you can check my weight in kilo’s, you have to convert them yourself to stones, lbs or whatever [see the link]. By the way, I am 2 meters tall [6’6″].
This blog is one way of dealing with those frustrations, but also a way of showing family and friends how I’m dealing with my weight-loss program. Next to that you find information on Amsterdam and the Netherlands on these pages, but also architecture, food, and other things that interest me. In the mean time the Thursday Recipe post is a returning item on these pages.
Now you will understand the double meaning for me of tippin’ the scales!
NOTE 1: On Wednesday June 20, 2007 a gastric band was placed around my stomach, my whole food intake has drastically changed, my Thursday Recipes are mend for all, just not [all the time] for me…
NOTE 2: The Thursday Recipes started as a collection for a free food magazine which was distributed in the Chicago-land area, and published by my friend who lives there.
NOTE 3: On January 11, 2013 my lapband was taken out and got replaced by a gastric bypass. So almost no stomach is left and 2 meter of intestine is gone too. Both are still in the body, since the not in use stomach produces acids which are needed to digest the food.
The gastric bypass / lapband recipes are of course enjoyable for all, just because I have to watch my nutrition, you can eat healthy too! Read also this!
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