Nutrition Class for Sleeve Surgery!

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, I went to a nutrition class at St. Vincent’s East that was required for my gastric sleeve surgery. I had to be there early, 6:30 am, which means that we left at 5:00 am. We also had to stop by Wal-Mart on the way because I was out of Cashew Milk. Once we got there we had to register and pay, the class was $80.00! We also got out Patient Admission Testing out of the way, along with a doctor’s visit. ¬†We left home at 5:00 and got home around 6:00 pm.

I learned a lot in class. We learned what the procedure entailed, vitamins that we would need to take, what was considered good protein and bad “protein,” meaning protein shakes that advertise as great sources of protein, but are not as good as they say. We went over what would our plate look like once we ate after the surgery. Protein eaten first, then good veggie, and finally a starch if we have room.

I am looking forward to the soft stage diet. I will post about the surgery later, but I am going to post about the diet today. The full liquid diet was not terrible, the clear liquid was not awful, but right now I want food! I want really food! I want to put something in my mouth that I can chew! This is the difficult part. I have 8 more days to go before the soft stage is over. I already have some things lined up to eat. Refried beans with cheese. Humus. I hate to keep thinking about food because I am not really hungry, but it is everywhere. I want some of it. I do not even eat something like potato chips, but I want the taste of that sour cream and onion flavor in my mouth. I do not want to do anything wrong, but I want to taste it so badly.

This was the totally right choice for me, but it comes with sacrifices. I am willing to make those sacrifices, but some times are hard than other. I have not tried my Carnation Instant Breakfast, but I have been enjoying my sugar free hot chocolate. That has been a life saver.

Well, I will write about my post about the surgery so we can discuss it soon.

~A

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Wait Game… and Thanksgiving

This has been an interesting week. My birthday was Wednesday, Thursday was Thanksgiving, and this weekend is the Iron Bowl. For my birthday we went to a place that is a buffet I went to many times when I was younger. I did not go crazy, but did enjoy the food. For Thanksgiving, we had yummy food as well, and I did not eat too much, I had it, and loved every minute of it, but I did not over do it. I finally had all my cokes as well, and am about to start all my water.

I am getting ready to start my liquid diet on Tuesday. I am nervous, but excited. I saw where some people have had the surgery and ate cream of wheat before they left. I do not think so! I do not like that at all. Not sure what I am going to do. I am ready for next week, I have gotten ready and have things that will help me throughout the week. I just need to get some sugar-free pudding cups. I have found that the most delicious ones are the ones found in Publix’s refrigerated section. The French vanilla is amazing, and the chocolate are so amazing! I also have my Matrix supplements ready. I found a wonderful recipe for an alternative to Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mocha lattes and fraps. This one will use my vanilla supplement, sugar-free cocoa packets, some coffee and mix it with ice. I am going to use coffee granules when I make it. I may try it today!