Begin at the beginning
Sunday, September 27, 2020
After a long hiatus (for mostly medical reasons), I am back on Spark People. And it is time to begin again. No judgement, no guilt, just begin.
I have a new medical hurdle in my life, gastroparesis (GP). It is also referred to as a delayed emptying of the stomach. It causes discomfort, burping, farting, vomiting as well as a host of other medical issues, especially since I am diabetic.
I have joined the 5% Fall weight loss challenge on the Rowdy Rebels to help combat this. The main reason for joining is the accountability to TRACK what I am eating drinking. Everything I have found so far is that diet is the key to GP. What the doctor sent me about it was pretty basic, and seems to contradict everything I have worked for in the past four years (going more clean eating) and I am really struggling. I even started a new Spark Team for Gastroparesis. As long as I am there by myself, I will use it as a place to post the research I find to help others along the way.
As a bonus, maybe I'll lose some weight this fall too. It would be a wonderful side effect, but I am really looking to get my digestive track happier. And in this horrible age of COVID, have a little more interaction.
Thanks for reading.