Monday, September 16, 2013

I had to start all over again...

On day 4 of my 5 day pouch test reset I realized I was doing it all wrong.  I did the 5 days, but instead of limiting myself to what each day was scheduled for I ended up adding the new day's food to what I'd been allowed to eat before...

And so I quit and decided to start again today.

And I'm glad I did because I don't think that my pouch was reshrunk...I was still super hungry and overeating with the variety of stuff I had to choose from....

Last week's modified version actually worked pretty well for weight loss.  It looks like a 1.5 pound drop so far...I'll do my official weigh in tomorrow on Fat Tuesday.  That kind of confirms my theory that this was related to the amount of carbohydrates I'd been consuming...they were becoming my primary source of food instead of protein. 

So here I go again with Day 1...Liquids...

Days One & Two: Liquid Proteinlow-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding.

The first two days are all liquids. You can have as many low-carb protein shakes as you like to satisfy hunger or cravings. In addition drink at least six 8-ounce glasses of water each day. The purpose of all liquids is to break any snacking, grazing or processed carbohydrate habits. In addition the liquids will work to cleanse your system and prepare you for the following three days...

So far today I've had an Atkins protein shake and a cup of Campbells Sweet Potato Tomatillo soup.

(SO GOOD)  And I am feeling quite satisfied.

Here is the other awesome thing about this blood sugars are STELLAR right now.  In fact, with as few carbs as I've been eating I could probably completely go off my insulin and be just fine.  Loving that.  Loving the feeling of being healthier. 

I have to keep telling myself that the end results are so worth it.  I'm frustrated with where I am now, but holy moly...I was thinking this morning about where I was 5 months ago pre-surgery...45 pounds heavier...struggling to even put my shoes on...and now I'm doing JUMPING JACKS as a zumba warmup and I'm not even winded.

It is all so worth it.


  1. I Ate onion rings....bad Luka. Sigh. But tomorrow is a new day. We can do this!,!

  2. I love carbs. I dream about them all day and it makes me sad that they're not my friends. I would be microscopic if they were the healthy part of my diet!!

  3. Ok...every time I try to comment on your blog and I'm using my ipad, it somehow just disappears! I'm on my laptop now, so lets try this again.

    First off, that soup is my JAM. I love it so much. I ate it nearly every day last Winter and kind of had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! have been on my mind this week. I hope the reset is going well and you are feeling good. You are one of my biggest sources of support "out there in Internet land" and I want you to know how much I appreciate you. Have a good weekend!