Monday, April 25, 2016

Pre-op Diet - Week 1, 4-19-16 to 4-24-16

Summary

 For those don't don't want all the details, this section is for you (mainly Mike):

The Pre-op diet is hard, but not impossible. I really struggled the first 3 days, but I'm doing much better now. I lost a total of  4.6 pounds this first week. I only have a little less than two weeks of this diet left, and then it is surgery time!

13 Days Left!

Read the details below:



Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Today has not been too bad. I had three Premier Protein shakes, 64 oz of water, and a sea of Hot and Sour soup (The freaking bowl was huge, and should last a few days at least!). All in all, I feel just fine!

Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/16
Highest weight: 358lbs
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8lbs
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 288.8
Goal weight: 175

 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 


Today, the hunger has started. I drank 4 Premier Protein shakes, more than 64oz of water, and more of my Hot and Sour soup. I'm getting enough calories, I just feel hungry. My stomach is empty, and I don't feel satisfied. I have a very slight headache, and I am a little grumpy. All that is expected. That being said, my energy levels are great, and I managed to clean the kitchen and dining area out today. I guess when you can't eat, you have to keep yourself busy somehow. 

Cooking (actually reheating leftovers) was hard. It looked so good! But, I managed, and just ate my soup. I can, and will do this without cheating.

I also purchased a tasting set for next to nothing at Amazon that should be the right size for me to eat from after I get back to more normal foods after my surgery. I liked it because it was small, and wasn't a toddler set.



Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/2016

Highest weight: 358
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 288.0
Goal weight: 175

Total Loss: 39

Thursday, April 21 2016

Oh, I'm hungry! I've been hungry from the moment I woke up! I'm getting all the calories I need, that is not the issue, but it goes through my stomach so quickly, my stomach always feels empty. It's like a constant empty, grumbling bastard always gnawing on my last nerve... I'm HANGRY!

My lovely husband tries to understand. I just don't think he grasps the full concept. We went out to the Moab Brewery for dinner with some new friends, and it was really difficult. I ordered the Beer Cheese Soup, probably not the best choice, but the best one they had available. I've ordered this before, and it's been fine, but I also was able to eat the bread and part of the appetizer. This time, I stuck to my guns. It was hard. I never realized how shallow the bowl was before, or how hungry I could still be after eating. Really... I guess I wasn't hungry, but I was not satisfied.  Oh,, and my stomach emptied out pretty quick, and I was hungry a few hours later.

Today, I had lots of water... so much I couldn't count, and 4 protein shakes, and a bowl of Beer Cheese Soup.


Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/2016 
Highest weight: 358
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 287.2
Goal weight: 175

Total Loss: 39.8


Friday, April 22, 2016

Whoah! What is this witchcraft?! Today, I woke up, and was not hungry! I must have satisfied my craving for real food with the dreams I had last night! I seriously had the longest dream about nothing but food, food, and more food. Another anomaly... I had so much energy today!

All of that being said, I am grumpy. It's like I can see myself being nasty, but I can't control it. I know it's irritating my husband, and I am trying to be pleasant, but I am failing.... miserably. To combine this, I went to the Orthodontist to today to have my braces adjusted. Now my mouth hurts, I'm in pain, and I'm hangry. My friend Mel said it's Paingry....

Hangry + Orthodontist Appointment = PAINGRY.

Anyway, I am doing better physically, but mentally this is harder than anything I've done in a long time. I will get through this, one day at a time.

Today was three protein shakes, and egg drop soup for dinner. Lot's of water, that is all...

Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/2016 
Highest weight: 358
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 287.2
Goal weight: 175

Total Loss: 41.2

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Well, I was a little hungry this morning, but I think that is normal. It's not raging. I didn't loose any weight today, I'm exactly the same today as yesterday.

Work was a little stressful today, we had a Jeep comeback damaged, and I really dislike having to deal with incidents. At least this guy was super nice about it. It will get itself worked out, eventually. I think I am just a little hyper sensitive to things right now. I still handled it well, and I'm proud of myself for that. I am working hard to keep my hunger rage under control.

Hunger Rage.... Hmm. Even though I am getting all the necessary calories, I still feel empty, if not hungry most of the time. It's an irritating feeling. I like to eat, food is fun, food tastes good, it gives me something to do with my mouth during meal time. It's also amazing to me how much my life revolves around food. I wouldn't notice so much if that wasn't true. Sure, my stomach in empty, but I feel good... I just miss food. UPDATE: I get to eat! I was just informed that I can eat a small low carb meal for dinner!

Today was three Premier Protein shakes, and an Egg and cheese omelet with some cottage cheese.

Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/2016 
Highest weight: 358
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 285.8
Goal weight: 175

Total Loss: 41.2

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Well, adding food helped my weight come down! Or, at least that is what I am going to chalk it up to. Let me tell you, that omelet that I had tasted like heaven after not eating for a few days. I hope it is easier after surgery... which I'm sure it won't be.

My husband's mother, sister, nephew, and niece came in last night, a one night stop on their way back to Colorado. So, today instead of waiting to eat until dinner, I had lunch with them before they headed out. I had a Chicken Fajita Salad, but I only really ate the chicken and the peppers. It was very good, and I got to feel like I was part of the group.

After our lunch, I stopped by the grocery to get a few things to get me through this pre-op diet, and the upcoming first week after my surgery. I bought some sugar free butterscotch pudding, and mixed in with a scoop of unflavored protein powder, and Fairlife milk. That makes each little 3oz serving have 9 grams of protein. Not bad in my opinion. I tried one this evening, and it was very tasty.  I also got some Greek yogurts, and they have 12g of protein each.

I think because I ate earlier in the day, my hunger is a little stronger tonight, but I will just have my protein drink, and move on. I feel like that is the best option for me.

So today I ate two Premier Protein shakes, a 3 oz butterscotch pudding, a Greek yogurt, and a small part of a chicken fajita salad.

Sleeved: Scheduled 5/9/2016 
Highest weight: 358
Surgery weight: to be determined
Pre-op Staring weight: 288.8
Pre-op goal weight: 279
Current weight: 284.2
Goal weight: 175

Total Loss: 42.8












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