TEN….10….123456789…10 Days until Surgery!
On Monday I started my pre-op liquid diet after a weekend of complete indulgence. I am doing a sort of hybrid liquid diet, 4-5 shakes a day and then a “lean and green” dinner comprised entirely of veggies and protein. Here is what a day looks like:
My husband is likely getting very tired of protein with asparagus/zucchini/peppers/onions, since I have made those (along with mushrooms for me!) every night this week. I have made him pasta a few times to give him some semblance of normalcy, though he might hurt me if he sees another onion.
My dinners this week have been great!
Monday- Pan seared cod w/ roasted peppers, onions, zucchini, and mushrooms.
Tuesday-Crab cake (sans bread crumbs) mixture stuffed in mushrooms and chunky pieces of pepper for me, crab cakes and pasta for the hubs.
Wednesday-Roasted shrimp w/ roasted peppers, onions, asparagus, and mushrooms.
Thursday-An amazing pot roast in the crock pot that I paired with grilled peppers and onions, with a little bit of cheese and sour cream on top (think burrito bowl without the rice and beans) and the hubs put his on tortillas.
Tonight-Chicken Meatballs with spaghetti squash for me and real spaghetti for the hubs. Topped with homemade marinara (sugar free!)
Overall this week has been very easy. I did cheat one day and had a 3×3 piece of cake. There were THREE baby showers at work on Wednesday, and enough food leftover for them to feed a rather large village. I was feeling so strong and then BAM, just slipped. I didn’t even really think about it until after I was eating the cake. I was right back on track when I got home. Over all my calories have been between 1000-1100 a day and my carbs have been less than 50 grams (except on cake day.) The liquid diet that the doctor would put me on would have me intake 1200 calories a day and about 40-50 grams of carbs. So I think I’m balancing things out fairly well.
Tomorrow we have a ton of appointments, which will have us out of the house almost all day long. I’m contemplating either doing my “lean and green” meal at lunch time or just sticking with the protein shakes and keeping the real food for dinner. The problem with that is we will likely have to eat lunch out (poor hubs has to eat!) and it would be strange and tough to just sit there and watch him eat. I am going to pack a cooler for my shakes for my snacks though!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!