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Here I go again - starting over

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I know it is an easy excuse not to lose weight to say that something happened to get in the way. A birthday, wedding, holiday etc. They can all put you off track but I try to plan for such events and can usually manage to limit the damage.

I have recently been trying to lose 9lbs in 9 weeks, then it was 9lbs in 7 weeks and then 9lbs in 5 weeks. Still do-able I think. So what has stopped me in my tracks now.

Up to last weekend I had lost 2lbs of the 9, so on track. Then I received an appointment to go for a medical procedure to investigate some digestive problems I have (diarrhea) and a diet sheet to go with it. An endoscopy and colonoscopy. Holy moses I am well and truly scuppered. Because they want to look in both ends I have to follow a very strict diet which eliminates all fibre from my diet. No dairy, no salad, no veg and no fruit. I have to live on bread, potatoes, rice and pasta with meat for 3 days. How I craved my yoghurt and raspberry breakfast and my salad lunch or vegetable soup dinner. I couldn't cheat on this as it would have been a waste of the consultants time if he couldn't see inside me, what was the point. I gained 2lbs on that.

The night before the event I had to drink a potion of horror which emptied me out completely, then I was allowed an evening meal of a plate of pasta then light supper of jam or honey on toast. I then had to get up at 4am and drink another vile potion and eat nothing at all. I thought that would be a bonus of massive weight loss but no, when I got to the hospital they were worried that I might go into a diabetic coma as I had eaten nothing since 10pm the night before so they put me on an infusion of 2 litres of glucose. Thanks for that (but really, I probably needed it).

Weigh in this morning and I have gained a total of 3 lbs, so not I have to lose 10lbs before my deadline of 23rd October. 4 weeks to lose 10 lbs. I don't think I can do that, not forgetting I am diabetic and have to eat even when I sometimes don't want to. Like when I do exercise I have to be careful not to let the glucose levels get too low so I have to eat something.

Feeling a bit down about it all I have to count my blessings. They didn't find anything wrong with me. Okay, I have to live with what is known as diabetic stomach but that's what Imodium was invented for. But, I don't have cancer or crohns disease or coeliac disease or any other disease.

I am also thankful for Sparkpeople as I have logged my progress over my time and can look back. When I started here (long time ago) I was 183 lbs. I am now 159, so that is 24 lbs lighter. How can that be failure. I am just having a blip and I will get over it. Maybe not 10 lbs in 4 weeks but I will do my best and maybe I can still have a reasonable loss - maybe 5 or 6 lbs. Who knows, I have to keep trying.

Motto, keep on keeping on.

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    24 pounds is emoticon !

    2149 days ago
    crazydog, the bread here is gluten and fibre free which is why I was allowed to eat it in a fibre-free diet. I don't normally eat processed carbs at all. I get my carbs from chickpeas, lentils and beans mostly so I am not 'hanging onto' weight, I was just force fed carbs for 3 days then given massive glucose dose. I know I will lose it soon and my blood sugars are already back to normal this morning
    2150 days ago
    Couple of things:

    Could you be sensitive to wheat? That could account for weight gain, and if that's what you had eat pre-procedures, that could be an explanation. Wheat can be a systemic inflammatory.

    Anyhow, I imagine it would take the body awhile to eliminate that 2 Liters of Glucose, too! LORD. That would obviously raise your blood sugar, which makes the body "hang onto" fat.

    All that said, just follow a sensible diet. Don't know if you'll meet your goal, but you ARE able to give it your best shot.

    Wishing you luck with your gastroparesis. Tough to deal with.
    2150 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Good for you, never give up. Start over as many times as you have to, but never give up
    2150 days ago
    I like the Jessie J words 'you are as old as you really are..... so live your life like everyday in the last'

    Don't waste a minute, it wastes time emoticon
    2150 days ago
    You have it right! Keep on keeping on!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    2150 days ago
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