posted on 6/7/07 7:37 am
5-22-07 I gained 10 pounds my first day post op. (fluids and shifts)
5-23-07 I'm down 1 pound
5-26-07 I'm down 5 pounds
5-28-07 I'm down 7 pounds (started pureed today--no nausea)
6-5-07 10 pounds total melted away.
6-7-07 13 pounds total melted away since post op--and there's nothing I can't eat except the meat they said was easy on everyone (tuna) ewww. I've pureed ground round, boiled ham, smoked pork, had scrambled eggs, cream of wheat, and potato salad without mayo but with sugarfree relish, and protein shakes. I've gotten in 76-80 grams of protein in per day.
6-22-07 15 pounds melted away.
7-6-07 17 pounds melted away
8-3-07 22 pounds melted away
8-10-07 30 pounds melted away
8-17-07 32 pounds melted away
8-30-07 34 pounds melted away
No, I'm not skinny yet, and haven't made it to Onderland yet...
Well, I'm losing again...after my 5th fill... it was a delayed reaction, but 2-3 weeks after my 5th fill, I had restriction like never before--I'm talkin to where I can only eat one baked wingette (not the drum and the other piece), either or. And I can even get full from soft items/starches now. Before, I would get a little stuck and go for something softer/starchier because it would go down better, but now,I get full on those things too.
Now I'm losing 2-3 pounds / week, and still going to the gym (Rhodes Fitness), now about 3 days / week. I lost 2-3 pounds /week not going at all.
Some of my favorite foods/meals include:
*Lightly Salted Rice Cakes with pnut butter or strawberry cream cheese.
*Healthy Family White Wheat Bread
*Oscar Mayer 98% fat Free Bologna
*Oscar Mayer Turkey (fat free or something--25-35 cals per slice)
*Fat Free American Cheese
*Hellmann's Light Mayo
*Honey Mustard (Home made) Mustard and a pack of Artificial sweetner
*Sushi Salad (with medium cooked salmon chopped, avocado chopped, cucumber chopped, tomatoes chopped, Billy Bee Teriyaki Sauce (2tbsp), 1 pack of equal, and 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds. (Yummy)--no rice.
*Chicken Breast Tenderloins
*Crab Chowder (Crabmeat, creamed corn, kernel corn, green onions, regular onions, seafood seasoning).
*Cottage Cheese with avocado (little salt) sounds not good, but it's really good--especially if you're used to having peaches w/ your cottage cheese.
*Cottage Cheese with tomato and cucumbers.
*No Bean Chilli (homeade) use Ragu's Pizza Sauce (low cal and carb), and tomato paste with ground turkey, diced tomatoes, chilli seasoning. You can add Fat Free Cheddar Cheese on top with a dollop of sour cream too.
*Homeade pizza with Whole Grain Tortilla, Ragu Pizza Sauce, Shredded Cheese of choice, and Tukey Pepperoni, or a little low cal/fat Sausage (Jimmy Dean makes a good turkey sausage already to eat)
*Any Fish. (well, almost any) Ground Mullet fillets, cod, salmon, catfish, speckled trout (didn't know it taste so similar to salmon).
*Crab is challenging to go down, but in the blender a little with a dab of butter and garlic (yummy).
WHAT EVER YOU DO, REMEMBER TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CARBS ALSO, BECAUSE YOU COULD BE WITHIN YOUR CALORIC RANGE, BUT IF YOU GO OVER YOUR CARBS, IT COULD HINDER YOUR WEIGHT LOSS.
ALSO, ALL THOSE WEIGHT LOSS PLANS WE WERE ON BEFORE WERE RIGHT ABOUT NOT REINTRODUCING CERTAIN FOODS DURING EARLY STAGES OF WEIGHT LOSS. THESE FOODS COULD ALSO HINDER YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EARLY ON. STAY AWAY FROM SWEETS, WHITE BREADS, FRIED FOODS, ETC. AT LEAST UNTIL YOU GET GOOD RESTRICTION.
When I finally tracked my carbs, I found out I was eating 200-300 carbs /day. Well, now I'm doing 60-100 carbs/ day.
Thank God for only being able to take a few bites of something and being full...Hallelujah!!!!!!!
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