Issues Getting in fluids and Protein
I am so off on my protein its crazy, I am supposed to drink 3 shakes a day and I can barely get in 1 1/2 shakes a day primarily because I can't stand the taste of the protein and artificial sweeteners. I am also lacking in the calories. I find myself sipping water and G2 all day and not really wanting to eat because I am not hungry. Then when I do get hungry I take in a little soup or broth and that's it.
Heading into week 3
Head Hunger and stalling
Because I was more of a foodie than an emotional eater, I was hoping that the head hunger would be minimum. But boy did it hit me like a ton of bricks this weekend. I felt depressed and my first (and hopefully only) sense of regret. I knew that having my surgery right before the Christmas holiday would be rough, but man this is really rough. I didn't even realize how much my life with my friends and family revolved around food. Every event I attended, everyone's home I visited, every gathering centred around food, and I hated that I could not partake. And don't get me started on TV and advertisements everywhere you turn, It was like I was living in HELL. My best girlfriends and I have an annual ladies sleepover in which we exchange gifts and catch up on what's going on in each other's lives, and it centred around food and alcohol, which I can not partake. so as they had their Nacho's and various other finger foods, I was there snacking at my yoghurt, or sipping on my protein shake. I really felt like the odd man out. And the worst part is I know I only want these things because I can't have them!
I also know that around week 3 most people stall. I am 2 weeks and 4 days out and yes I hit the dreaded stall. I haven't lost any weight in 3 days and actually gained a few oz's over 2 days. which I know is temporary, but still gives a small blow to the ego. I am however losing inches, I can definitely tell by the way my clothes are beginning to fall off of me. a pair of pants I purchased 3 days before Christmas, was very loose in the waist when I attempted to wear them again yesterday. I know I am not the only person going through this, but it's nice to be able to just let it out.
Greet Puree and soft food recipes
Hey, all I have scoured the net, groups and cooking site's for a pretty good collection of recipes that we can use during the Pureed and Soft Foods stage. Enjoy!
Meal Plan for Phase 2B.docx