The 5 Day Pouch Test is working. But it still isn’t easy or fun.
Yesterday was day 3. Soft protein like scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, canned tuna or salmon. Pretty much the only thing on that list that I like was the eggs.
I had a quiche at my favorite coffee shop (didn’t eat the crust), then some cottage cheese in the afternoon (ick), snacked on SF pudding cups in between (you can never have too much chocolate) and had a ham, mushroom and cheese omlette for dinner.
It feels like I am definitely regaining control. And the good news is that the scale is still cooperating: 152 this morning. The bad news, however, is that I still feel like crap.
I got very woozy yesterday evening. To the point that I had to lay down and wound up going on to sleep at around 8:00 PM. Not sure how much of that wooziness is carb withdrawals, or if I’m not drinking enough water (THAT is definitely part of it I’m sure)… Either way it wasn’t cool.
Today’s menu however is looking MUCH better. Fish and shrimp. NOT canned stuff but real broiled tilapia and shrimp (yes I already have it waiting to be cooked.) Maybe I’ll add some broccoli and cheese.
The point of all this, according to the 5 Day Pouch Test website, is to feel that uncomfortable tight feeling again when I eat. I was there last night with my omlette, couldn’t eat it all. Which was cool. I also stopped eating the minute I felt that feeling instead of trying to get the last few bites in anyway.
So it seems the sacrifice is paying off. I”m losing the weight and regaining control. I’m getting back in touch with the tool I was given on the operating table. Which is really the important thing. Weight loss surgery is a tool, not a cure-all. We’re responsible for how we use it. If we stop using it it can get rusty and not work as well. But the cool thing is that it’s still there and with a little attention can start working again. It’s just up to us to use it.