Well, on Day 3 of my 5 Day Pouch Test, it’s getting easier.
Yesterday was still tough. No solid food. By the end of the day I was tired and had a headache. I had drama practice in the evening and I could tell my brain wasn’t really in it.
Today I’m up to scrambled eggs and cottage cheeses and stuff. So I decided to get out of Dodge. My favorite coffee shop has quiches that are really good. I guess that counts as scrambled eggs if I don’t eat the crust right? I hope so cuz that’s what I did.
I hung out there for several hours, sort of working. My brain still isn’t all there I don’t think. I’m back home now and I feel kind of light headed still, tired and woozy. I did have some cottage cheese and a pudding cup when I got here.
I can definitely tell a difference tho in my hunger level and what I can eat. It took very little cottage cheese till I felt somewhat full – of course I don’t really like cottage cheese either. I waited a few before the pudding cup. For dinner I’m going to make an omlette… ham and cheese and mushrooms.
So far the Pouch Test seems to be having the desired effect – I’m not craving carbs and like I said don’t feel as hungry. I remember getting to the place after gastric bypass surgery where hunger just wasnt’ an emergency any more like it had been before. I had lost that recently, but I feel it coming back. Food isn’t going to be such an important urgent thing any more.
And of course the result on the scale – 153 this morning. Yaay!
It’s amazing to me how just a couple months of bad habits can let those old addictions take hold again. But it seems carbs are just as dangerous as any drug. Well, maybe that’s overstating it. But you get my meaning I’m sure. It’s also cool how quickly (tho not painlessly lol) the addiction can be broken again.
I’ll definitely not be going back to chips or chocolate covered espresso beans (yes, I love those) or even krullers (those were really my downfall) any time soon. (Krullers have low enough sugar in just one or two that if I space them out I don’t dump. I wish I hadn’t discovered that).
So here’s my word of warning for those of you still in the early stages of your journey: don’t experiment. If you dump on sugars, don’t push yourself until you can eat them without dumping. You’ll regret it.
And never, ever ever give up being vigilant about your weight. At some point your body adjusts to surgery and it will become easier to gain than lose, just like before. You have to have some good habits in place, or at least close by that you can get back into when this happens. You’ve come too far to go back, right?
I know I have.