Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Solid Food

Wow, it's hard to believe that I wasn't seriously going crazy on pretty much nothing but protein shakes for two weeks - I know that it did make me nuts right after my surgery... but somehow this time around it was different. I didn't even notice that it had been that long... and I guess that's because there was some comfort in knowing that no matter what - I wasn't going to have any trouble getting or keeping the shakes down.

Today I started back on full solid foods, and so far it's been good. I feel like I'm eating more than I should, but I'm going to address that tomorrow in watching to make sure that my portions are only 1/2 cup. I believe that they were today, but I just want to make sure... I haven't felt overly full or anything like that - I just feel like I constantly want to eat, and that's strange... I think it's just a mental thing, but I want to make sure just in case.

For Lacy - I'm going to put down my intake for today:

a no sugar added canned peach half with 2-3 tablespoons of cottage cheese

1/2 cup of "hamburger helper" made with ground beef, brown rice, corn, and canned tomatoes

1/2 cup of whole wheat linguini with meat sauce and cheddar cheese

1/2 cup of chicken spaghetti made with velveeta, olives, almonds, and mushrooms

6 inch whole wheat tortilla, taco meat, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a few chopped tomatoes

I'm down one meal for today, but tomorrow will be better. I did get my fluid intake up a little today - I think I'm fairly close to 64 ounces, but I'm not 100% sure on that... all I am sure of is that it's more today than I've had in a looooong time... so that's got to stand for something.