Scale said 174.8 this morning. Really? My scale? MINE??? How can this be? I have not seen the scale say anything in the 170's since I can even remember. I seriously don't ever remember weighing in the 170's b/c I've always weighed in the upper 190's and eventually the mid 200's. I can't even believe the scale says this.
This hiatal hernia is causing my stomach to be smaller and I'm eating a lot less. I don't eat much for a few days, then I'm able to eat a lot for a few days, and I do. I think the constant change of eating and not eating is helping my body to keep guessing. It's not sure if it's going to get a lot of calories or a little - I'm starving it and feeding it on different days not because I want to, but because my stomach dictates it. And it's making me lose weight. I work with a serious body builder, and he actually does a similar diet when he is training for a competition and is trying to lose weight. Maybe this is why it's working? And the weight is dropping slowly - I've lost 20lbs since March, that's 5 lbs a month.
I have had monthly endoscopies, my stomach hernia doesn't require immanent surgery and she said as long as it continues to look good and I'm healthy and losing at a healthy pace, I can wait and see what happens and not jump right into surgery to correct it.
I did go to my chiropractor and asked him to pull it out if he could. My friend had a hiatal hernia and her chiro pulled hers out and she's never had a problem since. So I decided to give it a try. I asked him, he said it was possible and he proceeded to push his fingertips into my abdomen just below my ribcage and made a quick move downward. It felt like you think it would, kind of nauseating. I got up, no real difference and then bam! I felt a strong sliding sensation like my intestines moved, only it was below my ribcage and it was definitely my stomach! I went home and proceeded to be able to eat much more volume than I had previously and that continued for at least 2 weeks. Then I slowly began to feel stomach pains and got hiccups a lot, and my stomach slowly returned back to how it was before. I had an endoscopy done and she said the herniated stomach had gone back up through my diaphragm. She subsequently lectured me not to do that again, but I'm glad I tried. I won't be doing it again, my weight loss is continuing now slowly but surely.
I am wearing all the clothes in my closet that are the smallest sizes I have. I am still a 14 but actually zipped up an uncomfortable size 12. My life goal, as you can see on my sidebar, is 165. I'm 10 lbs away from that!!!
I know many of you have gotten to your goals much sooner than I have. Somehow, for me, moving from 195 to 175 has made a considerable change in my body and clothing size. When I weighed over 200, 20lbs before changed a size, but now just 10lbs down changes a clothing size for me. That's pretty exciting and motivating!