January 28, 2020

Things I Struggle With

When you have weight loss surgery there is a lot of prep! A LOT OF PREP! Some have to go on liquid diets before surgery, some have trouble keep fluids down after surgery, etc.

But once you get on track, it’s a pretty good course to run. However, we all have different battles. Today let’s discuss some of mine!

I have trouble getting all my water in every single day. Now that I am six weeks in I have to try to get 60 ounces in daily. Well I eat every three hours and we are not allowed to drink 30 minutes before eating and my doc does not want you to drink 45 minutes after eating.

There is a logic to this and I think it’s one of the most asked questions in the weight loss surgery world. If you drink with your meals, you get full off of the fluids and not off of the food you need to feed your body. Drinking after too soon pushes the food through too fast. So it’s not advised.

I struggle with this because I have to always remember what time did I just drink, and what time did I finish eating. It’s not like we can CHUG water like we use to. Sips is what we are suppose to do but them sips give me a problem! Thank GOD for pop-cycles. Each Sugar Free Pop-cycles count’s at 2 ounces of water and it’s more fun to eat a pop-cycle than to drink water for me. YUCK WATER, so I have to get it in anyway I can. Thank GOD for Crystal Light as well, that really helps me.

I also struggle with fish and tuna. Tiny Tummy don’t like that! Great sources of protein but she just don’t want that. So I don’t eat tuna at all right now and I only eat fish in very small quantities that I mix with my meals of other stuff. I bought it and I ain’t wasting it.

They say if something does not agree with you, leave it alone for a while then try it again later. Well for me, once it’s upset my stomach I just can’t even bear to look at it. What in the world am I going to do with all these tuna pouches!

Meal planning is something else that is a bit of a struggle. We have to eat our protein first but we do need things like veggies, so planning how that looks on a plate can be a struggle sometimes. I weight my protein first and try to get at least 2 ounces of high lean protein in for each meal then have an ounce of veggies. Something like “spinach” because that is high protein as well. It can be done…it just takes some planning.

So those are my struggles at the moment, but these too shall pass. Right now it’s a learning lesson everyday and I’m sure it will stable out soon.

Looking forward to summer for the first time in a LONG TIME!

Photo by DJ Johnson on Unsplash

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