Saturday, September 24, 2011
Day 2 went pretty well. Did get a good workout in at the Y and did not collapse due to the lack of food!
A couple of surprising findings:
- I expected to be sleeping like a baby at nights due to the lack of carbs and sugars in my system, but only getting 6 hours of restful sleep, and...
- I've had to get up at 2-3x to use the bathroom at night. And in general I am having to "go" more often. Not sure why??
Anyway, I'm handling this about as well as expected. This morning I made my own protein shake (had been having Atkins the past few days) and it was quite good (added pumpkin, milk and protein powder into the blender along with some ice cubes). For dinner tonight, I am going to get some grilled fish from one of our local restaurants (I have been eating 4 oz of grilled chicken the past two days -- ready for a change!). Don't have a lot planned activities but am going to stay busy.
Thanks to everyone for your support!
Friday, September 23, 2011
OK, so I made it through day 1 in fairly good shape. Only ran into one rough path around 5pm when I normally feed the dogs. But since I had fed them both times on Tuesday my wife was feeding them both times yesterday. Anyway, when I came into the kitchen some nasty hunger pangs set in and in the past I would have just grabbed something (sometimes not good stuff and in way too large of a quantity!). So, I did the right thing and warmed up some beef broth and that tided me though to dinner. Speaking of dinner, I truly savored my 4oz chicken breast! But I did stay below 1000 calories for the day, and the scale was my friend this morning! So at the moment I am sipping on my Atkins shake (actually pretty good), had some V8 with my various meds, and I have a small banana to chew on. I think I can do this....
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Today is day 1 of the 1000 calorie, high protein, low carb, mostly liquid diet in prep for lapband surgery next Wednesday. A few other items, such as Tums, are also added to my daily routine. Bought most of the food items on my surgeon's list of approved foods last weekend so I am all set!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
OK, so I have gone through the "hoops" in preparation for Lap Band surgery. The EGD was actually pretty interesting. And do those "happy" meds (propofol) really do a number!! Hard to imagine that what Michael Jackson's Dr was giving him to sleep!
So..now time to wait. I've done everything I'm supposed to (well, I still need to exercise and watch what I eat! and keep losing weight and inches!). Here's hoping for a positive result from the insurance co.
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