In Nov., 2004 I read an article online that said Gastric Bypass Surgery could "cure" Type II Diabetes. I pursued it, first the RnY, 2/06, but I walked away after hearing about the Duodenal Switch or "DS". I pursued it for eight long, frustrating years. On Friday, March 14, 2014 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, my hope, surgery, was achieved. Within 30 days, my no.1 goal was met. The diabetes that had plagued me for 15 years was GONE. No more high blood pressure, either. *glory*
LilySlim - Weight loss
Monday, July 20, 2015
It’s on cable every year, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. In my
case, last week was “carb week" and like "shark week" in that I ate everything that moved. LOL
on a carb holiday. I figured…my body went up 15 pounds all by itself, might as
well enjoy myself for a while. And I did. Coffee cake, fruit (peaches oh my),
chocolate, macaroni and cheese, pizza (with crust), muffins (homemade with
Splenda, but white flour and blueberries), chips and dip, nachos (OK, those I
eat a lot, with or without chips) and on like that.
So my weight went from 174 to 185 for no apparent reason.
One week of carb-loading saw me go to 190.
Yesterday my carbs were reduced, although not eliminated (coffee
cake, chocolate) my protein increased, and today I’m down two pounds to 188. Go
The carb cravings are there and they are strong. I’m loading
protein so I’ll stay full. Tomorrow I’m having multiple extractions at the
dentist in preparation for dentures, which I’ll also pick up tomorrow. I am
prepared to go on all soft foods:
shakes, eggs, protein Jell-O, yogurt. I imagine it will be a few days
until I feel ready to actually eat solid food. Maybe longer. So the timing is
also good in terms of a carb detox.
Also? I maintained vitamins and supplements, and liquid requirements.
So how do I feel about going “off the reservation?” No shame, a teensy amount of guilt, but
mostly I feel pretty good. I really enjoyed myself. Were there side effects? Of
course. A TON of gas, the shits, bloating, gas, and so on, but I anticipated
it, and was prepared to handle what was necessary. In a word, I had a lot of
fun. It was like a vacation. Now I have to get back to real life. No regrets. Previously, it might have been months or even years before I got back "on track."
So I made myself a list of flip cards, 3x5 cards on a spiral
that I used when I gave discussions or presentations in college, and put all
the things I needed to remember regarding having the DS. And they are:
·Eat every two hours
oProtein / meat
oClean aka housework
oReinstall MyFitnessPal on phone (it had crashed
some months ago and I had to take it off)