Saturday, March 05, 2011
First off, I can't do the gastroparesis diet anymore. I can't handle having so few calories! I can't exist on 1500 calories anymore. So my plan is to eat what I want when I want as long as my system is handling it. If I have a flair then I can't eat much of anything, but eating less fat and fiber will allow me to eat a little more. But I just can't keep fighting every single day to keep what weight I do have and keep failing at gaining back a few pounds.
That being said, I had my first fast food meal since August on Thursday. 1200 calories from a Culver's single deluxe burger and a regular (small) order of onion rings. Within a half hour of eating it, I felt really awake and alert for the first time in weeks! Seriously, how can my doctor disagree that I desperately need insane amounts of calories? Today at work we celebrated the birthday of one of the executives and I chose to have a piece of cake - it was SO GOOD! For dinner I ate an entire 11 inch frozen pizza with an extra cup of marble jack cheese on top (this was overdoing it a little, but so be it). It did take somewhere around an hour I think, but still. I actually hit 3,000 calories for the first time since I've been tracking my food on SP. As of now, I call it a win!!! Hopefully I won't lose the regular 3 lbs this weekend. The big drawbacks are that my esophagus is in total pain right now, my stomach has been stretched to a ridiculous size for several hours, and my intestines are going to hate me by the morning. But I need the calories.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to do my taxes to try to get my refund before the potential government shut-down later this month. I've already worked the numbers manually and I'm claiming almost $4900 in medical and dental for last year - yeah I'm shocked. This is my first year claiming it, but I've spent the past 2 evenings putting it all together.
Still trying to figure out this doctor situation, but I will save those comments for another day.