Thank you Fairie and Dolly - I'm sure it's the working out constructing the patio that has done it though
My OH and I work together on our business as well as things around the home - with the farm animals and working on fences etc - renovating, but yesterday OH actually said he has noticed I have more stamina now and could do more physical work (like humping sand and bluestone around) without being worn out. To make it even more worthwhile my crohns has settled and have literally no pain now for about 6 weeks! So that in itself is well worth it. I will still remain on tablets and more than likely have to have regular invasive tests for the rest of my life but at least now I know that a crohns patient CAN lose the weight even on these awful pills.
Thanks again for the wonderful support - I am bl%$dy sure I would not have gone this far without you being there....