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Visiting some friends over the weekend that I haven't seen in 4 years. They are totally stressing about what food to have in the house for me. Mind you, I am still on puree due to my ulcer. I keep assuring them not to stress and that I'm bringing my shake mix and some ham salad but they don't believe that's enough. lol! Seriously, dudes. It is. They have NO concept as to how little I eat. I was like "if you NEED to get me food, get me a can of green Beans. it'll last me 4 days." lol!

I mentioned to my best friend yesterday how I had 3oz of chicken breast and a few slices of cooked zucchini (against doctor's orders, I know) and was SO FULL (I got foamies) and she was like "there's something wrong! that's too little!" No it's issssnnn'tttt. No one gets it.

Visiting my grandmother on Xmas and plan on just nibbling my ham salad and maybe some dip. That side of my family has always been obese, except my father who is rail thin oddly, and they eat A TON at a time.... so it is going to be one. interesting. experience. I am now tiny nibble lady.

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6 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

Visiting some friends over the weekend that I haven't seen in 4 years. They are totally stressing about what food to have in the house for me. Mind you, I am still on puree due to my ulcer. I keep assuring them not to stress and that I'm bringing my shake mix and some ham salad but they don't believe that's enough. lol! Seriously, dudes. It is. They have NO concept as to how little I eat. I was like "if you NEED to get me food, get me a can of green Beans. it'll last me 4 days." lol!

I mentioned to my best friend yesterday how I had 3oz of chicken breast and a few slices of cooked zucchini (against doctor's orders, I know) and was SO FULL (I got foamies) and she was like "there's something wrong! that's too little!" No it's issssnnn'tttt. No one gets it.

Visiting my grandmother on Xmas and plan on just nibbling my ham salad and maybe some dip. That side of my family has always been obese, except my father who is rail thin oddly, and they eat A TON at a time.... so it is going to be one. interesting. experience. I am now tiny nibble lady.

Good for you. LOL. Now I'ma spank you...3oz of meat at one sitting is too much for you right now. Dial back your jets to 1oz Protein + 1oz well cooked veg and chew until it's puree. Make sure whatevs you eat is smashable/mashable with a fork, then chew to wallpaper paste. :)

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Good for you. LOL. Now I'ma spank you...3oz of meat at one sitting is too much for you right now. Dial back your jets to 1oz Protein + 1oz well cooked veg and chew until it's puree. Make sure whatevs you eat is smashable/mashable with a fork, then chew to wallpaper paste. [emoji4]
Yeah yeah. I should have been on soft foods 3 weeks ago and full foods next week. So grumbly for having this ulcer.

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Diet plan has me increasing to 5 oz Protein and 1 to 2 oz veggie next week. But I'm trapped at 2oz puree foreverrrr.

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4 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

Diet plan has me increasing to 5 oz Protein and 1 to 2 oz veggie next week. But I'm trapped at 2oz puree foreverrrr.

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6-7oz by volume or weight? At 6 weeks seems very aggressive to me. Even my massive tum only did 1/2c of food at 6 weeks. :) That's only 4oz by volume. And in the early days most food is figured in volume rather than by weight.

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I assume by weight because how do you measure the volume of steak? lol.

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Like I was told to get a food scale. Measures by weight and has a bowl for liquids for volume.

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I assume by weight because how do you measure the volume of steak? lol.

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I don't know. My book had both interchangeably. Drove me bananas (short trip)...LOL.

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But regardless, I'm nowhere near that. Even if I was allowed it... I can't stomach more than 3oz of anything at this point. I do do a yogurt and can do 4oz of cottage cheese. Nothing else though.

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14 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

I don't know. My book had both interchangeably. Drove me bananas (short trip)...LOL.

I seriously spent way too long googling volume versus weight. I am just assuming liquids are volume and dense stuff is weight. Unless it's in between, like puree or cottage cheese. Then either works. HA. Science.

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