Wow. I keep forgetting to drink my protein. Day 7 of the pre-op was the first time I noticed I wasn't hungry much.
Today, day 9, Ive missed 2 already. I figure as long as I get in the 60+ grams of protein in the recommended qtys and drink all my water I should be good.
5 days to go til surgery. The only nightmare is dealing with insurance. Otherwise, Im working on a dream coming true.:thumbup1:
I have never been a big fan of pepper. I can tolerate it in small, finely ground doses. But the other day I tried a powdered soup mix from the dietician. It was pretty bland.. so I threw some pepper in it. WoW. Made all the difference.. I think about pepper all the time now.
I'm wondering what other spices I can use to make this bland stuff dance on my tongue. I miss jalepenos and onions.
'til surgery. I'm getting good at eye-ballin' a 1/2 cup. Days 3 & 4 were great. Felt full of energy - almost too much. Day 5 was lower. We'll see what today brings.
I've lost 13 pounds so far. I'm sure most of it is "water weight" but I'll take it. My shoes are getting floppy and I can feel my jaw bone again. The jowels are shrinking. What a trip! To think I will really lose (all) the weight and keep it off is starting to sound real.. opposed to all the other weight losses followed by weight re-gain and gain some more.
The liquid diet really sucks. Everything is so sweet. The one bright spot in the day is broth. At least it's not sweet. But.. if that's what it takes for my dream to come true.... that's what I'll do. No one said it would be easy or fun or any other happy adjective - they said it would work if I did what I was told. And so far - they're right!:thumbup1:
Mmmm. Best stuff I've had so far. :001_wub:
Man, it's only been 4 days on the pre-op but I feel amazing already. I musta been eating worse than I thought. I'm full of energy and rarely hungry. I hated the second day...it was really tough. It's a crazy thing we do to ourselves. Just really glad I'm stopping it now before I need a wheelchair. :thumbup1:
Got my lab work and ekg done this morning. Feeling really good - of course I got more sleep too. When my family was eating pizza and drinking wine I went to bed. (It was 8pm) The smells drove my stomach crazy but mentally it was was easy to say no. I'm too determined to let smells take me down. I'm so thankful to have this site to read - the pictures really help too. :thumbup1:
Anyone out there feel like a vampire? Feeling the need to feed on liquid protein and being satisfied when you do?
Kinda nuts, but that's how I felt yesterday - my first day of pre-op liquid diet.
I feel more normal today - except for my heightened sense of smell. I can smell food cooking somewhere in the neighborhood. Damn :thumbup1:
Sleeve scheduled for Sept 20th. Anybody on the same date?