2/1/09 186.0 time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Feb 01, 2009into the future. -Steve Miller Band "Fly Like An Eagle"
Life keeps taking over and keeping me away from the computer so here are a couple updates.
What is the one book (or website) that has helped you the most with life after WLS?
One will never do. It depends on what kind of information I'm seeking. Happy Reading.
The Beck Diet Solution
The Success Habits Of Weight Loss Surgery Patients
Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery by Margaret Furtado
The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery
by Cynthia L. Alexander
Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
by Paula F. Peck
Before And After: Living and Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery
by Susan Maria Leach
Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery by Pat Levine
www.bariatriceating.com WLS products, protein, and vitamins.
www.webmd.com/diet/weight-loss-surgery/gastric-bypass Web Med
Do you still "dump", and if so, do you know the triggers? How far out are you?
I've dumped 3 times and all 3 had nothing to do with food.
The first 2 times I took my Dulcolax at the same time as my Tylenol PM. Big mistake. Nausea, heart palpitations, sweating, the pain in my stomach was so bad, DH though we'd have to go to the emergency room. Anxiety? Through the roof. I sat in the bathroom for 35 minutes wishing I could throw up or SOMETHING. I curled up in a ball and once my stomach quit hurting I fell asleep. The second night I was just testing to see if that's what caused the dumping. Yep, exact same symptoms. All I could think is the pills took up too much room in my pouch. I switched back to taking my Dulcolax in the afternoon.
The third time I was looking for a cheaper way to take my calcium. HA! I took 2 Citracal Calcium Citrate caplets. I had the same symptoms without the stomach pain, but in place of that, I threw up. Delightful! Needless to say, I'm back to taking my more expensive chewables.
So far I haven't had a problem with food. But I'm so militant with myself I've only tried two candies. One was used for diabetics after WWII because of it's low carb/higher protein aspects. Niederegger Martzipan. I got 3 bars at Cost Plus World Market over Christmas and had 1/3 bar each day. (It's something my grandmother used to send every Christmas.) I counted it as part of my calories/carb/protein for the day and I didn't have a bad reaction. The other is Guylian belgian No SUgar Added chocolate. They use Malitol and so long as I don't have much, I don't get the gassy/runny stomach issues. They'r eboth expensive so I'm not tempted to buy it often.
New food to try:
Tofu Fingers from SparkPeople. Their’s was a little plain so I used a premarinated version of tofu.
I had some pete's2go Sesame Ginger tofu in the refrigerator and tried it with and without almond flour coating. They're equally good! I liked the crispier ones better so I baked the second batch longer. I sliced them 1/4 " and baked them 20-30 minutes, turning half way through. These are so good!
Exercise: 30 minutes running on the rebounder
Weight lifting: Bench Press 12lbs 12 reps, Rowing 10 lbs 10 reps, Shoulder Press 12 lbs 10 reps, Squats 12 lbs 10 reps, Dead Lift 12 lbs 10 reps, Tricep Extension 15 lbs 12 reps, Bicep Curls 12 lbs 10
Apr 26, 2008