These are foods Ive tried (and no im not suggesting anyone who has had wls should try these; as I've said before my head is dumb sometimes and thats my 'excuse' for lack of a better word) and they made me sick or I got it thru my thick blonde (and ya empty) head, that they are not good for me so I will not be eating them ever again.
The list includes:
•mac donalds french fries
•diet pepsi (this was a difficult one for me, but I went without it for a couple days, had some and well yuck! it just didn't taste anymore and its got too much dieuretic properties for me, and it makes me crave other stuff so buh-bye!
•reeses peanut butter cups
there are others but since i didn't write them down, ive forgotten. will add as they come to me.
Dumping is not fun, fortunately I don't need to visit "Chuff Corner" when I dump (corner in our town where we saw someone chuffing), but let's say im 'seated' for quite a while and of all the "side effects" or things I don't like about having had wls surgery, bowel issues are on the top of that short list.
Have found that chatting with other wls friends, we can encourage each other or enable each other. Many of us who have had surgery are in the same boat; I am 2-1/2 years post op or 'out' and yes old habits come back, sometimes with a vengance, sometimes that dumb brain of mine (and id suspect of others but there are precious few who I would call dumb to their face, and of course I do that :) forgets im a bariatric person and oh let's just eat whatever. duh!
Breads fill me up and I can feel da pouch swelling like a balloon. Well it probably doesn't really do that, but thats how it feels, so if i eat bread I should save it for the end of my meal.
We have 5 rules to follow, they are easy but our humanness makes them difficult sometimes.
Protein first; water; vitamins; no snacking; exercise daily. Easy peasy right? not always!
im great with the vitamins, my labs are good. I'm usually good with water, tho I forget to drink sometimes, just like I forget to eat sometimes and then I'll get a low sugar cuz duh I forgot to eat, so I have literally 5 packages of string cheese in the fridge, most are in the freezer so they don't spoil, at all times. I try to have scram eggs on hand all the time but ok Im lazy and even tho I make 8 or 12 eggs at a time, which will last me up to 4 meals, and fortunately they don't go bad unless I let them go past 4 days, just reheat in the micro, that is an easy breakfast.
Been to the store several times this weekend and did I remember the cottage cheese?? NOOOOO!!
that's my fall back on food, when all else doesn't agree with me, I eat the cottage cheese sprinkled with some sf jello, usually strawberry banana flavor--yeah it looks gross but it tastes great. On the cruise in January, I had ordered 2 entrees to try and neither did it for me and the waiter was very concerned and asked what he could get me, i told him i had a touchy tummy and said I would love some cottage cheese. well Igor was a blessing, cuz he found some for me and I was fine, other than the sea sickness, thats the part I didn't like about the cruise, but some day I'll probably go again, but not soon!
Exercise is my major down fall. I have a new set of things to do from our trainer, M/W/F, 20ish minutes doing the strength then get yer butt on the mill for 30 min at 3.6ish mph and go go go. Im building up to the 30 min, did 24 then 26 min then the headache has stopped me from doing the exercises this past friday. Tomorrow I hope to get up and just DO THEM!
I don't hate doing it, im lazy as I said before and need to get back into that routine.
The headaches, they are a mystery! ct scan normal, not even a cat in there! tho I am allergic to cats. the are not migraines, and today is day 7 of them. yippee. not as bad. Saturday I took a darvocet cuz they were soo bad, i was nearly in tears cuz im (pardon my french) freekin tired of having them! been to the neuro doc, and we've tried other meds, and she said you can come in and get a shot for the pain or try the darvocet. regular tylenol doesn't really help but i take it anyway. am seeing a chiropractor, which the neuro isn't too excited about having him jerk my neck but honestly that is helpful to me, and he doesn't jerk the neck too often :) so in the morning i will call him for an adjustment.
the pain I call "machete" cuz thats how it feels, like that bit honking knife that will hack you thru a jungle, is stuck thru my head, lately behind my eyes, and today I told DH that it felt like the knife had swelled up so it was 3" round. imagine having that in your head! not fun. Sometimes its like the steve martin arrow, sometimes its right in the top of my head going down, sometimes it moves around. I went off one med cuz we thought that was causing the headaches, due to hormonalness (new word!) but I dont think that was it, but the neuro said give it another month. oh yeeeah! another month of pain. Most of the time i just ignore it cuz only relief I really get is going to bed and sleeping. And I can't really do that all the time can I?
The darvocet got me loopy (yes, for those who know me personally, loopier than normal) and dizzy and i could not drive and well I really don't want to take that too often. it says for severe headaches, ok 7 days in a row, lasting most of the day is bordering on severe, but when i took it it was nearing the 9 on the 0-10 pain scale so I took one. I don't like that loopy feeling.
So we shall see how the day is tomorrow. exercise, call the chiro for an adjustment, work on orders and swaps and whatever else comes my way.
Thanks for reading, this is a volume! Please holler if you have questions. Would love to hear from someone, I don't get many comments on here, but hope I am helping someone :)
God's blessings, Laurel