Confessions of a Hungry Mind

I am at 410.2 lbs.

Since I entered the hospital in August of 2012 at 513 pounds, I have lost 103 pounds!!! That is astonishing! I was at a lethal weight and classified as super morbidly obese. I’m so glad to shed that baggage and move forward. Phew. I got a skinny girl off my back!

On the gallbladder front, I bitched and moaned enough (went to the ER twice!) that they are going to perform an EGD (stomach scope) and remove my gallbladder at the same time next Thursday. Also phew.

I’m a little nervous about gallbladder surgery, but looking forward to less pain! Everyone says it’s easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Alot of gallbladder victims out there. Fortunately, humans don’t seem to need it. And I read an article that said alot of other animals don’t have a gallbladder.

Did you know your GB stores about a cup of bile every night? Mmmm, so hungry now. If you saw a cup of bile sitting on the counter, what would you do? I would immediately throw up. BUT! Bile helps you digest fats and other foods. So, after surgery, with no more GB? Low-fat diet. On top of my other weight loss surgery post-op food requirements! I can basically have…not alot. Protein shake anyone? Sigh.

After a few weeks, after GB removal, they said 90% of people go back to their normal diet. So that’s good. I’m basically in pain every time I eat now, I only eat about an ounce of food at each meal. That’s okay! I’m learning to be satisfied and restrict myself so I’m not doubled over in pain with gallbladder seizures! I feel very weak, but I’m not exercising, so…whatever. Just, on with the show! I’m still losing at the rate they want me to, so no worries.

I think I’m in so much pain because those gallstones take up the space where your bile would be stored and I don’t have enough bile to begin with. So it makes eating painful and difficult. Without bile, stomach cramps and immediate bathroom needs are frequent symptoms. These are just my supposings. Again, I’m not a doctor. Not a medical doctor anyway. They do call me Dr. Hotstuff from time to time.

No. They don’t. My husband does. No. He doesn’t. I call myself that when I’m alone in the bathroom after every meal. LOL

Cheers to weight loss!

Why the dress? The dress above is my dream dress for remarrying my sweetie, 20-year vow renewal in 2 years. Maybe in Vegas? By Elvis? Good to have goals!

Also-I made veggie lasagna the other night. Really good. Smashed up cauliflower and broccoli with melted Italian cheese and pepperoni on top. Pizza sauce in the middle. I had just a small portion. Really liked it. Put some ricotta cheese in there. No noodles. Didn’t hurt my tummy. When I make it again, I’ll take a pic and post the recipe. Basically, any good lasagna recipe but no noodles and sub in veg. Family loved it too.

Just thought I’d share the last few days since I’ve been quiet. Ta!


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