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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Stop! Veggie Time!

As many of you know, I had gallbladder surgery just over a year ago. Once I had that, my tolerance of almost all vegetables has become almost non-existant. Every time I would eat vegetables, I would get intense stomach cramping and just pray for someone to knock me out. I talked to my doctor about this, and he told me that lots of people regardless of having WLS or gallbladder surgery have this issue, and he recommended that I take some Bean-0 before consuming veggies. Today, I had my first salad in quite some time, and wahoo, no stomach pains! Even with raw onions! Now, I'm pushing the envelope even further and having a V8!
I'm hoping that one of my reasons I'm completely lacking energy is that I'm not getting in my recommended veggies. Yes, I'm taking my vitamins daily, we all know that's not enough. I'm going to try new veggies every day along with my trusty Bean-o to see what I can tolerate and what I need to just give up on for awhile.
John is doing P90X workouts at home and is wanting to start eating healthier too, and I'm ALL ON BOARD for that. I've been enjoying cooking and am ready to make sure that everything is super healthy. I only wish I could tolerate chicken, as that's what he's wanting to eat. Chicken has been the thing I can not tolerate post-WLS. It is too dry, and feels like a brick in my stomach. I've had small shreds of it and am fine, but when that's the focus of my meal, I'm left with a big 'ole brick in there.. NOT FUN!!
Anyways.. on to new things!
As a way to make my blog new and improved (like I am trying to make myself), I am going to start featuring product reviews again, both for WLS friendly products, and just products in general that I love. I've gotten a few books from publishers that I'll be reviewing as well. I'm looking forward to breathing new life into my blog and into myself for that matter. Like I said in a previous post.. I live for spring. It's my time of rejuvenation and when I get that oomph back in my life!! Wahoo!!
Any suggestions for weekly themes/post ideas? I am completely open to any and all suggestions!


Stephanie said...

Just wanted to chime in and let you know I have quite a few clients w/ either no gallbladders, or big gallstones, and I have found a supplement protocol that works very well to strengthen bile and increase its flow. If you want to know more feel free to email me :)
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Salted with Shadows said...

I have had problems with all meat post-WLS with the exception of very lean ground beef and tuna. Steak was the worst, but salmon and chicken have been impossible too.

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Oh no, I don't know what I'd do without beef! LOL I am fine with most meats, thankfully. Chicken though, just doesn't sit well with me. It's so sad, b/c I know it's the healthiest thing practically. Good thing I like seafood! :)

Fat Jeans said...

I have never heard of that after gall bladder surgery. Makes me a little scared... I had a gall bladder attack (my third, at least) last weekend and have an appointment with a surgeon next week.

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Don't be scared.. Beano fixed it all.. Just have some of that on hand when you eat veggies if you happen to have any issues like I did. All is good now it seems! :)