Hi and thanks for responding! I don't think we've met - I've been to the support groups back at Hackensack Hosp a few times - I find them too big and more of a hassle to get to (6 PM is hard for me) I just found out about a group in Ramsey - that's closer to me - I think going regularly to a support group is very important. I had my surgery a little over 2 years ago - fighting to loose the last 15 lbs - down almost 130 from 307 - when I had surgery (horrifying)! I did the 5 day pouch test once before - it's not easy, have to be psyched for it. I did find it helpful and want to continue to do all 5 days this time. I find myself having a hard time resisting pretzels and crackers - I'm not really binging, but grazing and have to stop that cycle - I think this 5 days of restrictions should help - I figure if we had 2 weeks of no food, we can do this! I also heard of a support group in Pequonick (sp?) - where the PhD who did the Psy eval (pre op) is located - but that's a distance for me too. Good luck - keep in touch - support is key! (and bad habbits return too easily)! I'm determined to do what I have to so I'm successful...can't everyyo-yo diet again (and can't afford to - all my FAT clothes are gone for good)!
Curious...how did you modify the 5 DPT the second week. I felt I wanted to continue and want to this time. Today is Day 1 for me again - 3rd time. I also find the first 2 days to be the easiest - Hoping to gain control....Easter through me off, I was eating some candy, I NEVER did that the past 2 years - so just had to stop in my tracks this morning and start the 5 days! Drinking a protein shake now and have some broth for later. Susan
Proximal RNY Lap - 02/21/05
9 years committed ~ 100% EWL and Maintaining