how much is TOO much? (water)
Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:30 PM
Any tips on getting the water down? LET ME KNOW!!!
day of GBP ---------- 246
current -------------- 156
111 lbs GONE!!!
Gastric Bypass: 01/20/2010
2/09/2010--- back in pre-pregnancy jeans! After 7 months! Size 18
3/11/2010--- 50 POUNDS GONE & six week post op appointment!
4/16/2010--- ONEDERLAND!!! 199!
Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:40 PM
you should be getting 64 ounces of water in a day, ideally (I'll be the first to admit that I'm not perfect, but even on my bad days, I'm still usually at ~40 oz). I was one of the many who got hit with dehydration when I was like 5 days post-op and it sucked having to go back to the hospital to spend a day and a half just sitting in a bed on an IV drip (with a robe that didn't even cover me, and who the @~$& knows why they made me take off my clothes... I was fricken freezing and couldn't get a nurse to bring me a blanket)
goal #1: 225 pounds (my weight freshman year of high school) -- reached on 9/13/09
goal #2: onderville (199) -- reached on 11/19/09
goal #3: normal BMI (173) -- reached on 2/27/10
12/04: pre-op diet start (406)
12/18: surgery (383)
04/11: twoterville! (299)
11/19: onederland! (199)
Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:25 PM
People who get dehydrated set themselves up for nausea and vomiting, which makes the dehydration worse -- and then you are back in the hospital -- if you are lucky.
Some people have died of dehydration -- their electrolytes get out of whack and their heartbeat goes crazy.
Whatever it takes to get your fluids in -- do it.
I'm not trying to scare you but take care of you!
Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:00 PM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:51 PM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:00 PM
GOAL at one-year surgiversary!!!
Open RNY on November 30, 2009
287 / 272 / 138 / 150
Height 5' 7.5"
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:26 AM
As for sipping, at first there was no way I was getting all the fluids I needed. I was used to drinking several ounces at a time and the sipping all day and having to stop before eating and then wait after eating....it all just had me going to bed wondering how in the world I was going to get all the fluids in.
I kept at it and had many, many times of OUCH! I took too big a drink. But before long, I was able to get maybe an ounce in at each drink. Then I worried that I stretched my pouch! lol Never satisfied, eh? lol So, I don't think you can really overdo it. You just drink what feels comfortable.
I stopped worrying about it. I bought a bottle of water - the 33 point something ounce size. I also bought a package of Diet Peach Snapple packets to add to it. Two packets to a bottle.
My rule is that I must finish the bottle by the end of the day. That's my minimum fluid intake. Since I'll also have a cup of coffee or maybe a sugar free hot chocolate somewhere in there during the day or a protein drink...you get the idea...I'm getting much closer to the 64 ounces each day. For me, though, the almost 34 ounce bottle is enough to have me peeing clear and not feeling dehydrated.
I also find I drink a lot of water during the night. My mouth gets dry or I get up and go to the bathroom, come back and drink water...so I'm getting in more fluids that I really calculate. <shrug> It's a method that works for me that I dont have to think about.
If nature had intended our skeletons to be visible it would have put them on the outside of our bodies.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:59 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:11 PM
i use kid sippy cups, you cant drink to fast! its great and they are awesome in the middle of the night when you wake up thirsty.. even half alseep you cant drink to fast
i also use juice and water, just for taste.. i buy the cans of welch's (just make sure it says NO SUGAR ADDED) and make it with double the water