2 weeks out food log

I’ve been keeping a food journal since the start of my pre-op diet. It’s not just for myself, but for the dietitian, too. For some reason, Joanna and Joyce like to see what I’m putting in my body. Then they analyze it and tell me what I’m doing right or wrong. I’m hoping I don’t get chastised too much when I go back in early May. I may have pushed the diet just a touch a couple of times, but it was an eat or don’t eat situation that is for another post. Right now, I’m going to give you an example of a typical day for me.

The day that I chose was one when we were at a hotel b/c Bug had an appointment at a major children’s hospital. I wouldn’t normally use 2% milk or have a non-protein for breakfast, but I had little/no choice.

April 23, 2010 — 17 days post op
8:00AM — 1 single serve applesauce = 0g protein, 50 cal
9:00AM — Syntrax made with 1 cup 2% = 31g protein, 220 cal
12:00PM — 1 Scrambled egg w/ 2oz cottage cheese = 14g protein, 110 calories
2:00PM — 1/4 c. oatmeal made with skim, 1/4 c NSA applesauce = 4g protein, 120 cal
5:00PM — 2oz Tilapia, 1tsp olive oil (for fish), 2oz mashed taters, 1/4oz cheese, 1/2tsp margarine = 14g protein, 193 calories
8:00PM — 2oz Tilapia, 1tsp olive oil, 1oz mashed taters, 2oz cheese, 1/2tsp margarine = 12g protein, 148 calories

Totals = 75g protein, 841 calories

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Stall. Blech!

I am quite sure I haven’t lost anything in about a week. If that really is true and my scale isn’t just a big piece of crapola, then I think I know why. See, my dietitian wanted me to take in about 600 calories a day. I was getting in around 450. For two weeks. Then 650-ish for a few days. Then I realized I wasn’t losing weight like I was the first two weeks. That was when I decided I really needed to push myself to get my caloric intake up to the recommended 800 per day. I managed to do that for the last 3 days now.


Now, I just need to see the pounds coming off again or pants falling off or something like that. Grrr…I was hoping I would get an early stall because, well, I can’t be like 90% of all other sleevers! I’m different, dang it!

But I’m not. And neither are you!

P.S. Protein intake has been easy peasy!

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Greek yogurt wishes and refried bean dreams

I have 20 days until I eat food again.  It seems like I’ve craved one thing constantly since I started this liquid diet.  That one thing is refried beans with mild red sauce, melted cheese and a little dollop of Greek Yogurt.

What is the first thing you’re going to try when you can move on to mushies/purees post op?  If you’re already post op, what was the first thing you tried?

Published in: on April 1, 2010 at 9:06 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Getting ready

This past week, I’ve felt very much in need of being ready for surgery.  I really don’t want to have to go to the store for anything while I’m on the liquid diet that starts in a short 4 days.

I now have enough chewable and sub-lingual vitamins to get me through the first few weeks post op.  I have some sports bras so the girls can be cradled, but not stuck in an underwire bra.  It’s all about comfort, peeps!  I have protein on it’s way.  I have prescriptions at the pharmacy for post op stuff (which is a whole ‘nother post).  Last, but not least, I have most if not all of the things I can drink and eat until surgery, including and completely limited to SF Jello, Diet Minute Maid Lemonade, SF Hawaiian Punch packets, Crystal Light, low sodium broth and hubs is going to bring home some cream soups tomorrow for me to strain and sip.  This should be fun, right?!

The second week of my pre-op diet doesn’t take much preparation.  I have to order the special drink Dr. V wants me on, drink plenty of SF, low cal fluids and drink ONE protein shake/drink a day.  Yup.  Fun, fun, fun.

Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 10:11 PM  Leave a Comment  

Pre and post op diet.

I had my Group Bariatric Pre and Post op Diet Class yesterday.  It was pretty interesting.  Of course, the class was made up of about a dozen RNY’ers, one lap band’er and me — the lone VSG’er.  A lot of time (read: $$ as it was $33/every 15 minutes) answering RNY questions and going over the diets for RNY vs. LB/VSG.

ANYWAY, I have a two week pre-op liquid diet.  The first week will consist of 6-7 protein supplements per day and I *CAN* have one of four options for something to eat.  I can have a yogurt, one cup of strained cream soup, 1/2 cup cooked cereal (oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, etc.) or SF pudding made with skim milk.

Of course, I can have all the SF, under 5 calorie/serving drinks I want.

All in all, I don’t think that first week will be too bad.

The second week, though, could be painful.  I will have two Impact Advanced Recovery drinks along with one high protein drink and all the SF, under 5 calorie/serving drinks I want.

I’m skeered.

11 days and counting until I start the pre-op diet.

Post op is a slow progression.  I can have water as soon as Doc gives the okay.  When I can hold that without nausea/vomiting, I can go to clear liquids until day three when I will move on to full liquids.  At two weeks, I will progress to mushies/purees until one month post-op where I advance to soft foods.  At six weeks, I should be able to eat more normally.

Wish me luck!

Published in: on March 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM  Comments (1)