Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 2 - 5DPT

Whew, I'm so glad to be in Day 3...

The second day of full liquids wasn't too bad - other than the fact that I really wanted something savory to eat. I'd forgotten that part from the surgery recovery period... I was really tired of drinking chocolate/vanilla shakes - and just wanted something meaty.

If I do this again, I'll certainly plan better and make myself some creamy soup or something else on the recipe list just to give some variety. In some ways though, the lack of choice was refreshing... it sort of freed me from having to figure out what I might want with all the possibilities out there.

I've gotten in all my water for both days and while I was still having some headache symptoms... I felt fairly good.

I can honestly start to feel my pouch again - I notice that I feel full longer than I have been in recent months, and when it's time to eat another meal - I find myself not really wanting to eat it all. These are GREAT problems to have... and I'm hopeful that this only gets better and better over the next three days. That is just what I need - if it works as well as it seems to be right now... I might have to do this quarterly or at least twice a year just to remind myself of the tool that I was given to keep myself under control.

I didn't push the workout again though - instead John and I had date night... before you get too excited - for a man who just had major surgery a week ago, and his bride that can't have anything but liquids... this meant going to H-E-B for our weekly grocery shopping trip. (Sad, I know!)

We stocked up on everything we'll need for this week, and I'm trying out SEVERAL weight loss surgery friendly recipes... as I make them and try them over the next three days - I'll be posting them over on the recipe blog for all your enjoyment. They really are things that you can incorporate into your diet even if you're not a weight loss surgery patient - you'll just have bigger portions than I would. I've got two recipes for variations on chicken/egg salad that I'm making this morning for my Day 3 meals... and I'll let you know how that goes.

No significant weight loss yet - possibly a pound, but I'm holding out numbers until further into this because you just never know with me. My relationship with the scale is less than friendly - and sometimes it can really be a let down to think that you've lost only to find the next morning that you lost for about 12 hours only to be up 2 pounds the next day. We'll see - and believe me if there is a significant difference over the next three days - you'll know about it - as I'll be dancing, singing and shouting it from the rooftops... even Kim in Maryland will hear me!! :-)

I'm off to get cooking - I'll be back later to report on Day 3.