There is something that’s been eating away at me for a couple of weeks that I finally decided I needed to write about.
One of the things that you come to realize as a WLS patient is that head hunger is a very, very real thing and that it is something you have to fight Every. Single. Day.
Folks who have never had food issues don’t understand this.
My head hunger is something I’ve been fighting with over the past few weeks.
And right now, I think I’m winning. Let me explain.
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My tummy decided today it was going to act up. No puking, no nausea–thank goodness. Just tightness and sound.
How so? Well, this morning, my restriction kicked in well before I was done eating my breakfast, which consisted of 3 turkey sausage links and a scrambled egg with cheese. Most mornings I am able to eat the entire plate (which is a small one anyway) and be satisfied. This morning though, I ate the sausage (pretty delicious), started in on the egg and ate a little over a third of it and could not eat any more. I was done. It felt odd, because as I said, I’m usually capable of eating the egg in its entirety as well.
I won’t complain…I need my restriction to work for me, especially in this first year when weight loss is most rapid. I just thought it was weird that every other morning I have no trouble eating what I’ve fixed myself and this morning, I could not. It made me wonder, does my restriction sort of turn itself off and on whenever it feels like it?
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I’ve been wanting to write about this, and I thought, what better way than to include it in a Friday Five? This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to…
Products I Can’t Live Without
In no particular order…
1. Tervis Tumblers
2. WeanGreen 6 oz. containers
3. Salter Aquatronic Food Scale
4. Celebrate Vitamins soft chewable multivitamins
5. Calcet Creamy Bites
Let me explain how I use these things on a daily basis, why I love them, and why they have been great resources in my weight loss journey so far. Continue reading
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I’ve been home from the hospital since Tuesday afternoon, and have made a few observations about post-sleeve life that I thought were worth sharing. These might be especially helpful if you or someone you know is thinking about bariatric surgery.