What the Neighbors are saying about the 5 Day Pouch Test
Have I broken my pouch?
"During the past five days my pouch and I renewed our friendship. My body rewarded us with a 10 lb weight loss. And I've found a LivingAfterWLS friend who wants to take the test with me next week."
"This is day 4. My pouch literally has tightened up! I hadn't expected it. I guess I expected more of an awareness that the pouch still worked. I can never eat as much in the morning anyway, but right now I really don't want to eat. I'm sipping hot green tea to coax my pouch a bit, because I know how important it is to get in my protein.
This has been a very important Aha Moment because now I realize how I slipped into the carb pattern. As I found to be true with near death experiences, it's one thing to read about them and comprehend, but it's so much more to gain the perspective from having had the experience. I'm so glad I'm doing the Five Day Pouch Test."
"As for the pouch test - it is remarkable, isn't it? I was in such a state of relief when after so much trial and errosr I got this little experiment right for my needs. I think that at some point or another we all want the reassurance that we did not screw-up our tool. It just needs a little maintenance work. Afterall, you would not run your car for thousands of miles without an oil change and tune-up. Why should we try and run our bodies without the occasional trip to the maintenance shop?"
"Day 4 went great...I knew i couldn't hold much "food" but now i really know the difference in good protein and slider foods. I can feel my "pouch baby" in tight mode rite now. This Neighborhood Rocks!"
"Day 5. ah hoo!!! feeling really good. Feel like I have control again. What a good maintainace tool. Or as my DH says "reality check". Day 2 was not good. but day 3 was much better by afternoon. Had a ton more energy. Thanks so much...."
"Hi, Finished day 2. Terrible headache all day and a little bit cranky. The amazing thing was I was not hungry. My appetite has been absolutely out of control for months. I was eating non stop. Junk, junk, and more junk. To think I am sitting here the morning of day 3 and really don't want to eat anything. I am thinking of doing another day of protein drinks. I see where Kaye said she originally wanted 7 days but 5 worked better for her, so I thought maybe I would try a 7 day. I hope this feeling lasts. It feels so good again to just not want food.
"Just reporting in on day 3 of pouch test. All is going fine - I'm feeling that good rush I get when I'm in control of my eating and exercise. This morning the scale said EIGHT pounds down.
"'m mindful that before going on the pouch test I needed to eat up my stash of fresh veggies. I also got back into daily exercise last week, and I know my weight cycles up and down for no apparent reason. BUT I'm very, very happy and GLAD to be here with people who *get it*."