On April 15, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

I remember last year when I was having gut pain (yes, this is not the first time, only the first time I’ve had a blog..) and I jokingly told the surgeon (who thought adhesional pain) that he was welcome to revise me while he was in there.  Ya know — take a tuck here, nick down the pouch there — anything to kick start my weight loss again.  I think I was somewhere around 215 at the time but my memory is a touch fuzzy.  And of course he didn’t.

So here I sit, and I’m basically back to stage 1, complete with low food tolerances, low food intake, lack of desire to eat, and yes — even an inexplicable stall given the amount of calories I’m taking in versus the amount of calories I’m putting out.  The only thing I’m missing out is the lactose intolerance I had right after surgery, the liquid Lortab, and the yicky stuff leaking out of my very long incision on my stomach (which, btw, was completely normal just yucky).

So this time around, is it any different?


This time I know much easier it is to cheat.  I don’t have sutures to rip if I decided to go have a hamburger.  While it is likely to hurt (despite the medication.. if I double up I can eat, I’ll just sleep later) it won’t physically harm me.

But also?  This time I have it easier because there are more protein choices around than there were 5 1/2 years ago.  I am not lactose intolerant anymore so I can have whey protein concentrate drinks as well as isolate (not that we knew the difference back then, but still).  So it isn’t as if I’m lacking for variety of things to have.  Plus Greek yogurt.. tons of Greek yogurt that is readily available that is high protein.

And, well?  There’s the extra support.  I have a ton more support now than I had back when.  So that’s quite a plus.

So yeah, it’s an interesting dichotomy.

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2 Responses to “Newbie.”

  1. Debra Kay says:

    You do have support. I am going all liquid tomorrow just to show support. It won’t help you that much, but it won’t hurt me at all.

  2. Andrea says:

    That’s very sweet of you.. But you don’t have to suffer ;-)

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