- Username: melly37
- Location: Rio Rancho, NM, USA
- Member Since: 6/26/2007
- BMI: 31.0
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- Surgery Type: VSG (04/03/12)
- Surgeon: Jorge Acosta, MD
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Surgeon TestimonialJorge Acosta, MDMy surgery was done by Dr. Eldo Frezza. He turned out to be pretty bad. My insurance company assigned me to Dr. Acosta for follow-ups, and he is absolutely adorable. Much better care than my original surgeon, and nice looking to boot! ha ha. I feel lucky to have him!
- Pets - Golden Retriever, Schnauzer and a tabby cat
- Artist/Muralist - I love to paint
|Yay!! Acid Was The Culprit!!
posted on 5/12/12 4:58 pm
I am soooooo happy to report that my INSATIABLE HUNGER was just acid!!! I am so relieved! I put a post up on the Sleeve Board and got a a lot of responses of people saying it probably was just acid and that I should up my dosage of Prilosec. It didn't kick in fully for about 2 days, but by Thursday, I really noticed that the bubbling up in the stomach did not happen after I would eat anymore. The bubbling never hurt, and REALLY mimicked hunger, so I doubted that it was acid that was causing it all. Gladly, I was wrong!!
I know another thing that is helping me is that I am staying very low carb. I talked with my sleeve sister, AnneMarie, and we discussed what made me successful with the band when I was losing with it. One thing I did back then was allow myself to go carb crazy the first few days of my period. I was able to resist temptation all month, knowing that I *could* have those chips and cookies, I just had to wait until my period started. I even looked forward to my period quite a few times! LOL That means I have to white-knockle it during PMS, but I can do this. I know I can, I have done it before. If I find that allowing myself a carb day or two just makes me go crazy and off plan, then I will have to re-think this. I was able to do it before, so I am thinking this will work for me again.
I am down to 179 this week! New ground with my sleeve and I am very happy about that!!
AnneMarie and I went to a support group meeting on Thursday that is sponsered by my doctor's office. They have it here once a month. It was nice, but I didn't find it too particularly helpful. I will keep going, however, because I want to take advantage of every opportunity to succeed that I can......and, it doesn't hurt that it's at Sandia Casono!! Sandia is a very nice Indian Casino here in town. AnneMarie and I had dinner there afterwards. We split some broiled chicken. It was delicious....and we also had a few sweet potato fries. They were delicious....but we left most of them on the plate!
I didn't make time to exercise at all last week. That will be my major goal this week. I will continue with the upped Prilosec dosage, eating low carb and at least adding my lunchtime walks. I need to get my butt to the gym also, so I will try to incorporate that, as well.
I made some of Elena's Green Chicken Soup this week. I found it very delicious and love that it is so low carb and low calorie!! I will definitely be making this a staple in my diet. AnneMarie made it and said it looked like she killed Shrek. So, we lovingly call it Shrek Soup.
I hope everyone had a great week and prepares themselves for the upcoming week ahead. Staying on track is so much easier when you take the time to plan your menu for the week, and to also have healthy snacks available. Good luck!!
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