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Finally over a hump....

Monday, August 05, 2013

Okay so I think I suffered a smidge, emotionally from not being able to "eat"- I know I have been feeding myself- but it wasn't eating! I finally got use to it-- AND on Wednesday I get to eat some puree food. I was able to go to a restaurant with family (a favorite restaurant)- and I just drank tea while others ate salads, teriyaki sirloin, a Mediterranean plate, salmon, clams... oh the food looked glorious but I enjoyed my tea and the time visiting with my family. It was not bad to do! I did it again the next night when everyone ordered pizza in (one of my favs- shrimp scampi pizza) and while that was a little more difficult it did not bother me and I cherished the time being with my family! SO I survived that liquid diet hump- for sure! And I am 19.5 pounds down, better for it!

This week my goal was to get ready for the 2 miles of walking I am suppose to be at by August 20th my 6 week mark. Well... I will say it-- I am kicking ASS! While walking 1.8 miles in 42 minutes sounds turtle like- it is a huge accomplishment. The first two days I walked I did .75 miles, 20 minutes- the next day with my wonderful supportive family around me I did 1.6 mile in 46 mins...then that turned into 1.8 miles in 42 minutes. I am thrilled with myself! So I feel I have accomplished my goal... by August 20 I will be walking MORE then 2 miles! I guess I am feeling some of my energy come back, although I am wicked exhausted for most of the rest of my day after I walk but each day I do feel a little difference with that as well.

This week I get to start puree food, and I can not wait! I can have lean beef, chicken and fish-- pureed and some veggies and yogurt, cottage cheese and ricotta cheese and I CAN NOT WAIT!! I still have to get 64oz of fluids in so that means I have to add more water to my diet since I will be taking out some of my shakes (thank goodness!). I will drink more water to be able to have some real food back in my life. I do this diet for 7 days and then I move on to chopped foods.

So I am progressing along- definitely handling it much better then I was the first 12 days. I am not feeling 19.5 pound lighter- my clothes are fitting but not loose, but in fairness they were tight so fitting is progress! My family sees it in my neck, shoulder and chest and I think I do too. My bras are the only item that seem looser. At the four week mark I will do my measurements- and I am sure I will see a difference then.

So I am doing it! I am so grateful to have the summer to get this rolling- I am sure I will be ready to carry on with the needs of this diet when I go to work. I am just going to have to plan, pack and be prepared. The weight coming off is the only motivator I will need. I am feeling so positive about this whole event in my life!
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  • HINK2013
    Can I tell you - cottage cheese is my go to food!! I hear ya, when you start a liquid diet pre-surgery and then do post surgery liquid diet.... you really, really start to miss "CHEWING" food.... at least I did. I was so happy to be able to CHEW something again.

    You are doing great!! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1175 days ago
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