Monday, July 29, 2013
It is day 14 post surgery and I have 10 more days on the liquid portion of this diet. At least I am more then half way through it! I will not spend too much bitching about the liquid diet part of my experience as I think anyone (even those that never had to diet) can imagine this type of diet sucks! I will say that I have finally found my groove - getting 64 oz of fluid in, 60 grams of protein in and the 7 pills I have to take. I have a new found love for no sugar added fudgesicles. This is what I eat- and will continue to for 10 more days-- Protein Shakes (made with skim milk- and I am a milk HATER so this has been truly sublime for me!), Chicken Broth, Water, Decaf Coffee, Jello, sugar free popsicles and fudgesicles. That is it-- day in and day out.... On a positive note, and it is, I believe I will have a new appreciation for eating and I think I will learn to enjoy it more for what it is and not as a crutch or drug of choice.
I am still exhausted by 1pm- and I am up by 8am. So my energy has not returned. I did venture out a few times this past week. I went to Kent (about 20 minutes away) to see my son perform (2 hour show), and I went and got a pedicure (and it was busy busy- so that took 2 hours), and then yesterday I ran a couple of errands with my husband and we walked around town for about 20 minutes. This week I am hoping to go the movies with my Mom and start a project at home, see Ethan perform again and visit with my sister, her husband and niece. You have to keep in mind when I decide to go out I have to time getting enough protein in- as I can't go out to eat or anything. So I usually head out after I get my afternoon protein in. So there is some timing involved. And you have to know where bathrooms are- as on a liquid diet one pees A LOT!
I have lost 14 pounds in 14 days- I only post that because I know people are wondering and being too polite to ask since I don't offer it up. I don't want to remark on any weight loss at this point because the doctor told me not to focus on the weight loss as I take my time to regulate my new life style these first few weeks. And some days I gain-- as bizarre as that may sound but that is from the trauma my body experienced having 9/10ths of my stomach removed. So I am listening to her and really not focusing on numbers until after week 6. But there it is- hate to seem like a baby but after not eating anything for 14 days I think it should be 28 pounds, LOL!! I feel like that is what I earned! LOL-- men usually, of course, loose big like that but for women it is a much slower processes.
I am prepared to take on these last 10 days of liquid with gusto and not turn into a debbie downer. It is so temporary. I truly can't wait for my puree diet-- I just can't wait and I am not being sarcastic! Tune in next week to hear what my new menu will include!