OMG! me too. We'll do it together. I was just about to post about starting my 5-day Pouch Reset. I've started because I'm having problems with lymphodemia and have 'gained' 20 pounds in the last 2 months - mostly swelling because it's way down in the morning and I look 5+ months preggo at night. Back to wearing my total body binder from post plastic surgery again to help a little with swelling and circulation. Have an appt w/ doc on friday but this is my new doc and he's not as familiar with post-op issues as some. (not much choice though - tricare)
Day 1 - liquid diet. This sux. Head Hunger driving me insane. Like others, I never had this the first time around. I am having the horrible craving to start knawing the flesh off my hands - seriously - not nails, but the skin - WTF! Working on my 2nd 60gm protein shake today (skim milk, unjury unflavored, CIB) - should have 5 total max today which would give me just over 300gm of protein for the day. Will also drink between 3-4 liters of water today (one down already). It's 1015am, been at work for 3.5 hours already. Hands are shaky from carb withdraw, I WANT BEEF! Or at least LF cottage cheese. Can't wait for day 3. Sitting at work there's nothing to do except think about how I'm NOT able to eat my string cheese snack
I feel like a drug addict and that's really weird because I never had this kind of obsession/craving BEFORE or AFTER WLS.... now 3.5 years out I'm getting hit with it? No where to turn but here, you guys I'm sure can sympathize better than others on this. I'm freaking out about this gain, even if it's artifical and everyone else is just telling me "oh it's ok, you're still tiny, it's not like me" - that's only because they don't understand where I came from (pre-surgery) - they didn't know me THEN so they can't understand what a HUGE deal 20 freaking pounds are to me!
Sorry about the rant, thanks for listening. Linda, I'm here for you!!!!!!!!!!