week 3 post op
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Well today is my 3rd week out. I have lost 20 lbs post op. Total of 39 lbs. My incisions are completely healed. I'm finally feeling up to doing laundry and light house cleaning.
I am still having issues getting in enough protein. I am going to order a Nectar protein sample pack of flavors and hopefully I will like one of them.
I have started eating soft foods. I have been able to keep down ground beef, turkey sausage, tuna, boiled egg so far. Also green beans, cheeses, mashed potatoes. I haven't really had any problems with vomiting yet. I am being very careful to chew my food thoroughly. I am a bit frustrated at the tiny amount of food I can eat at a time. Only about 1/4 cup MAX. The reason I'm frustrated with that is not because I want to eat more, but because I need protein and have no room for it. I did order some higher protein puddings and stuff from bariatric choice. Hopefully that will help some. I did have part of an atkins protein bar but the sugar alcohols in it did not agree with my digestive system. I don't think I need to go into detail there....
On a happy note... I am now down a size in pants and also shirts! I tried on a couple that I had in my closet and they fit! I was thrilled. The pants I was wearing before surgery are about to fall off when I put them on. I won't be wearing them anymore.
I have been walking everyday still. I haven't missed a day of exercise yet! I am very proud of myself for that. My goal is just 10 minutes a day but when I get out for my walk I always end up going longer than that.
Well, I guess that's all for this week.