One Month In... can't believe it has been 4 weeks!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Wow, and I thought the liquid diet portion of this adventure was difficult. I now have a feeling each stage will have it's own challenges.
This week has been puree food, so I went CRAZY at the super market and bought $100 worth of puree friendly foods. I laugh at my self!! I even took a picture of the cart full of groceries, I was so thrilled!
I laugh so hard at this now... and I'm thankful for Jim and Ethan or about 9/10ths of those groceries would be tossed out by now!!
You see, what I wasn't thinking was that I am ONLY eating 2 oz of food a DAY!! LOL! And I had all sorts of food fantasies! Silly Me!! One of my silliest purchases were 3 packs (6 cups each) of Jello Sugar Free Jello- I was able to eat half of one. My body didn't like it!!
Every meal my body has handled differently. When I over eat-- and I mean eat ONE more forkful then my stomach can take and this will happen after a half of an ounce of food some times- well when I over eat I feel sick. The icky feeling lasts 2 hours sometimes. So I have to eat slowly and careful and stop as soon as I am full. This is tricky and I can see now that it will take me months to figure out!
So what do I eat? My first meal was 1 oz of black beans pureed with 2 tablespoons of salsa topped with a sprinkle of shredded cheese (I heat that up in microwave for 30 secs) and then top with one tablespoon of plain greek yogurt. This has been a favorite. I also pureed chicken with cream of chicken soup with a quarter cup of skim milk and top it on some pureed carrots. I only got the chicken in- too full for carrots. I just pureed chicken with hummus and that was delicious! I eat two 1-2 oz meals a day and have one protein shake. I snack on those Babybel cheeses-- I love those but can only eat 1-2/day. So I am moving along.
This is going to be a long process! I have been very frustrated with the weight loss, and have asked around here on Sparkpeople about my "stall" and with my Mom. I will email my dietitian to ask her too, if this is normal. It seems once I dropped 20 pounds that I just stopped losing for six days. I wasn't expecting a slow down of weight loss so soon. And I do feel my nightmare could come true - as unrealistic as that is. Apparently and "stall" at the 3 week mark is common- so I will wait it out-- really what the hell else will I do. LOL!
I have been exercising to the point where I am amazing myself.... I am walking 2 miles a day already and on Wednesday I am planning my first golf outing (9 holes) since the surgery and I didn't think I would play at all this summer. I feel I could be more active if my energy level would return. But really- I am doing very well in this area.
I am so happy I made this decision, stall and all!! It is like I get a "re-do" to un-establish old habits and retrain my brain how to eat the right way. I had no idea how out of control my portion distortion was!!