Soda

TurnThePage
on 1/13/14 1:28 am

The final straw for me regarding soda was learning how hard it was for me to give up my diet Pepsi habit before surgery and then reading many, many posts on WL forums about other people drinking 6 or more cans of soda per day and struggling to give it up.  

What IS in that stuff that keeps us buying and drinking it past all reasonable quantities???  Why are so many people addicted to it and how is it contributing to the surge in Americans' obesity?

I don't understand what soda does to us physically or how we get emotionally hooked on it, but I'm very sure I don't like any substance having that much control over me, especially when it has contributed to the weight gain that has been so problematic.

MalloryM1989
on 1/13/14 2:47 am

I had the surgery for GERD

PetHairMagnet
on 1/13/14 5:34 am
RNY on 05/13/13
On January 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM Pacific Time, MalloryM1989 wrote:

I had the surgery for GERD

Why not just have the normal GERD surgery? Are you already in the normal weight category? You had no need to lose any weight at all? And your insurance paid for it?

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!

        

    

    

MalloryM1989
on 1/13/14 7:26 am

I actually had 4 operations that all failed for my GERD so this was my final option thank you very much!!!

MalloryM1989
on 1/13/14 7:27 am

And yes my insurance paid for it because my GERD was so bad that my surgeon went to my insurance company because this was the last resort to solve my GERD!!!

PetHairMagnet
on 1/13/14 7:30 am
RNY on 05/13/13
On January 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM Pacific Time, MalloryM1989 wrote:

And yes my insurance paid for it because my GERD was so bad that my surgeon went to my insurance company because this was the last resort to solve my GERD!!!

Did it work?

    

HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman.  I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way.  Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!

        

    

    

bdaycakegirl
on 1/13/14 1:28 pm

Wow! do you struggle to maintain or not lose too much weigh? That has to be rough.

hw: 311  cw:304  sw:???  gw:150

Citizen Kim
on 1/13/14 7:40 am - Castle Rock, CO

Take this as a nicely meant piece of advice ...

You come across on this thread as if you think you are somehow above the people on here that need or needed to lose weight - I don't know whether you mean to or not, but you do.

The rules for RNY are not always just for the fat or formerly fat people, sometimes they are because we have been anatomically altered.   Dumping, RH, gastric distress, apply to all of us not just the fat ones!

Personally, I dump on quite a small amount of sugar and if that is delivered in a liquid or semi liquid, it's quicker and harder.   I would NOT be able to drink a full sugar soda, nor would I want to - just in terms of risk vs reward.

Your choices and results may be different!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Bloodshotbetty
on 1/13/14 2:58 am - minneapolis, MN

Diet soda (and regular soda) is a chemical **** storm.  Put good, wholesome clean food in your body and then you don't have to worry about it :)

-Alycia-

em83077
on 1/13/14 2:59 am - Ithaca, NY
Revision on 10/29/13

I have drank regular soda, in small amounts.  Maybe 2 or 3 oz in half hour.  It does make me immediately burp though enlightened  Sometimes I just need the bubbles. I rarely drink it though!  Good luck!

        
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