This was supposed to publish yesterday, but I got my dates mixed up, opps!
99 Days to Go!
A lot of post ops have either no hunger at all, or their hunger is dramatically reduced post op. I’m not talking about head hunger here, I’m talking about true, stomach growling, feed me before I pass out hunger. The past 3-4 weeks, I’ve been feeling more and more hunger. Yesterday I found myself doing a lot of reading on what is causing the hunger (mainly because I was ready to eat the arm off of the next person to pop their head in my cube.) Is it acid? It seems like a lot of post VSG’ers find that the real cause of their increased hunger is acid related, so they either add a PPI (like Prilosec) or they increase their dosage.
If I’m 100% honest with both you and myself, my tracking has also been a bit of a joke the past 3-4 weeks. I track 85-90% of what I eat, but that other 10-15% has been things like jelly beans, cookies, extra crackers, extra hummus, etc. Bad for me foods, typically, but sometimes just larger quantities of the good for you foods than what I am actually tracking. In the shift to focus on getting through the last 100 days of my first year post op in a very healthy way, I am being 100% honest in my tracking. I think that what I will find is that my hunger isn’t actually coming back, and that perhaps its not acid, but its been the random grazing that I’ve been allowing myself to do. I’ve slowly let some unhealthy carbs, primarily sugar, back into my diet.
The good news is that I’m not gaining weight, but the weight loss is at a serious halt. That isn’t what I went through all of this for. I am using this 100 days to refocus, to go back to basics if you will. Tracking, exercising, doing the good work to get the scale moving again. I’m going to give it a week or two to see if the hunger pangs that I’ve started to feel start going away with a refocus on perfect tracking (weighing/measuring/logging.) If that doesn’t help, I’m going to talk to my surgeons office about upping my dose of my PPI. Of course I’ll keep you updated!
Tata for now,