Friday, February 27, 2009

Can't Stomach it

When I was 15 I had to gain some major weight my mom made a deal with me that if I gained 10 lbs by my next appt, she would let me get my belly button pierced. Well I can't even tell you how many cans of ensure I drank in that month. I upped my enzymes and took them with every can. I split them up and took some before, during and after each can. To this day I still have my belly button pierced. But that month ruined me for any type of meal replacement drinks on the market, they all make me gag a bit. 

I am so ruined that if a dessert tastes a bit like the choc, vanilla, or strawberry drinks I can't eat it. Just recently however I can get a USANA Nutrimeal down... I drank the chocolate, it is a powder and I only added water and it wasn't bad considering I don't like chocolate. It tasted like a Wendy's frosty. I can only imagine what it would taste like if I doctered it up a bit.



9 comments:

Cindy said...

Hmmm, I wonder if it would be better *in* a Wendy's Frosty?

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

I know what you mean...when I was in the hospital when I had spinal meningitis I lost 12 lbs during my hospital stay...The nurses brought me in vanilla Ensure drinks...GAG! I'm trying to lose weight now and tried one of those slim fast shakes to replace my Lunch...NOPE NO WAY CANT DO IT! gross... so anyway so much for me losing weight now...McDonald's has Shamrock Shakes! Oh I love Shamrockshakes!! whoa hoooo!

Frau said...

Oh yuck when I work for a food broker we Rep Ensure and we had to try it ...nasty! OMG I miss Shamrock shakes your friend Lisa is talking about ....wonder if they have them at our German Mc Donalds??? Um!

Jen Chapman Kent said...

I'd love to be able to be in need of gaining 10 lbs! I could never do the shake thing though b/c they all seem a little nasty to me. Us girls gotta EAT! ;) It was so fun learning more about you Somer! You are an incredible example of strength to so many people! I hope I never titled my head at you b/c you are so much more than CF! Well I'm so glad you found us and we can have just one more way to peak into each other's lives!
p.s. and you really do have the best name... I'm so glad you kept it!

Aimee said...

Oh gosh I know what you mean! I drank almost every type of drink out there until it made me sick. But if I didn't gain the weight it meant I had to get a feeding tube. After all my hard work of forcing down those horrible drinks I STILL had to get a feeding tube =[ And I ended up with it for 10 years!

The only thing I can drink now is chocolate Instant Breakfast with whole milk. Not nearly as many calories as the other drink supplements but it's all I can handle. Never tried the USANA kind though.

Heidi said...

Ohhhh Ensure....hmmm...I despise th stuff. I agree that whenever I have something that smells/tastes like ensure I can't stomach it. You should have seen some of the things my mom tried to do to ensure to make it drinkable. I had every kind of shake imaginable with ensure...it all tasted the same..like ENSURE! ewww!

pve design said...

Any bff of Frau is good to the core.
Popped over to say hey and tell you how great you are at such a young age. You sound like you are in a great spot of life and fighting CF, not only for your life but many. Atta girl!
pve

Erin said...

Ewwwwww! I don't know how you did it. I used to give PediaSure to the little guy I nanny for and the SMELL of pouring that into his bottle about made me gag! What a girl will do to get her bellybutton pierced though!!!

Cough Of Death said...

lol I actually dont mind ensure!