It is always good to start out with some good news. So here is goes :) I am 5 days out from surgery and 13 pounds down as of this morning! I started out at 257 and this morning the scales read 244. I haven't weighed 244 since probably 2 years ago. I was stuck between 245 and 255 for a couple of years but that is changing fast! The gas pains are much much better! Like almost 100%. I still feel a little weak when I take deep breaths and it feels as if I have gas caught in my lungs and chest. I never experienced gas pains in my shoulders...mainly just in my stomach and chest. I go back to the doctor next Monday to get my staples out so I am excited about that!
Moving on. So today is day 6 (including surgery day) so I am currently in the "full liquids" portion of the diet. I am in this phase from day 4 until day 14. I am able to have things like cream soups, yogurt, all liquids, protein shakes...that is about it. No meat. No bread. No crackers. No cereal. No fruit. No veggies. I am getting so sick of soups that I feel as if I don't have an appetite for anything! Two nights ago I had broccoli and cheese soup. Last night I have creamy potato soup. Today for lunch I tried to heat up some leftover potato soup and I almost threw it up! The taste of soup is getting so old and repetitive...Im not sure what to do. Any suggestions? What new can I add into my diet that will still be acceptable? Anything? Any recipes you want to pass on? I will try anything!! I would love some recipes to try! My mom cooked the most delicious looking chicken casserole last night and my mouth was just salivating just looking at it! I didn't cheat and try it...it was hard but I told myself NO!
This brings me to another question...does anyone have a healthy chicken salad recipe that you love?! I am a huge chicken salad person and I know making it with tons of mayo isn't healthy. I have heard greek yogurt or just plain low fat yogurt are good substitutes. I have looked up healthy recipes on google but I want to try recipes that you have actually tried and love!
Everyone have a wonderful Wednesday :)