A week from today I start my 2 week liquid diet!

Jul 13, 2009

Diet Regimen: A whey protein shake for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack that has at least 25 grams of protein per shake,  Sip on Clear and and full liquids between meals.

Clear liquids Allowed: water, broth (any flavor) sugar free gelatin, sugar free Popsicles, sugar free kool-aid, crystal light, decaffeinated unsweetened ice tea, decaffeinated coffee, flavored water, diet Arizona tea, diet Snapple or Propel fitness water. I will also be drinking the 10 calorie vitamin water, and the zero calorie sobe life water.

Full Liquids Allowed: Low fat cream soup (cream of chicken, broccoli, mushroom, onion, asparagus, etc.), V-8 tomato juice (not V-8 Twist fruit drinks) tomato soup, low fat yogurt, skim milk, soy milk, Lactaid milk, sugar free fudge pops, and sugar free, low fat pudding.

Dietary Goals: 
> 1300 calories per day
> 90 to 120 grams of protein per day
> Less than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day
> Take one adult chewable multivitamin per day

Helpful tips:
> If you would like to chew solid food, eat raw or cooked non-starchy vegetables such as carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers.  (NO starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes or peas) You may have a vegetable salad with fat free dressing, steamed vegetables with Parkay fat-free butter spray or vegetable soup
> If you are struggling with excessive hunger, eat 2 tablespoons of peanut butter per day (Smuckers Natural peanut butter is suggested) or a 1/4 cup of nuts
> Don't skip meals - try to distribute your protein shakes through the day
> Avoid all carbonated beverages and high sugar drinks as you will not be drinking these after surgery
> Once a week (once during the first week and once during the second week) you may have 3-4 ounces of grilled meat (fish, chicken, turkey, etc.)

A little over five weeks...

Jun 27, 2009

and I will be having surgery! The time is going by somewhat quickly. It's already been a months since I was told my surgery date. One would think I would be nervous, but I guess that will come when it gets much closer. I have a few appointments in July for pre-op stuff. On the 10th I have my last pre-op appt with Dr Gersin, and so I'm wondering what all that involves. On the 13th I go in to the hospital for the pre-op blood work, and to talk to the nurse about everything to expect. On the 20th I have to go in for a bone density scan, and my last nutrition class. The next day, the 21st, I start my liquid diet. I will need to go shopping before then. We are going to the beach from July 1st to July 6th. I am excited to have a nice vacation before the surgery, because I know that I won't be able to do much for a few weeks after surgery.

Anyway I just wanted to post a short update. I hope everyone is doing well!!
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I'm Approved!!!!

May 27, 2009

I will be having RNY Gastric Bypass on August 4th, 2009!! I am so excited. I wanted to let everyone know!!!


May 11, 2009

So last week everything was turned into insurance for approval. I hope that it is approved, and the process goes by fast. I have been on this journey since October of 2008, and am ready to get the show on the road!! I will keep you posted when I hear anything, and when I get a date!!!
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