Today I have been officially banded for one week. I'm getting to the point of feeling decent. Trying to help out around here. Still not bending over too much or picking up anything too heavy. My daughter has been a big help around here. I hope we tell her enough what an amazing girl she is! We also have been paying her, so hopefully that supplements her as well :)
It took a few days into the full liquid diet to get all of the days worth of liquids in and even now I'm still struggling to get them all. I'm missing the morning stuff. It says cream of wheat, of which I'm not a fan. My nutritionist said I could very runny sugar-free oatmeal, and I did for a couple of days, but I don't know. When I was doing that I was having a hard time getting my protein shakes in. So, I'm trying to drink 3 small protein shakes in the morning, 1/2 cup of strained cream of whatever soup and 1/2 cup of pudding or yogurt for lunch and 1/2 cup of strained cream of whatever soup and 1/2 cup of pudding or yogurt for dinner. If I then need any snacks, I have a cup of broth or a Popsicle. I've decided sugar free Popsicles are not worth it though, just my humble opinion. Seriously. Sugar free Popsicles have 2g of sugar. Regular Popsicles have 8g of sugar. The 6g of sugar difference, is not worth the GIAGANTIC taste difference for me. It's not like I'm eating 10 Popsicles a day and it's adding up to 60g of sugar. Also, I'm not capitalizing Popsicles. My iPad is recognizing it as a namebrand and doing it on its own......
I did have a little treat yesterday, sorta. Instead of my regular yogurt, a frozen custard place in town has frozen, sugar free, fat free yogurt. So, I replaced my 1/2 cup of that with the frozen stuff....blue moon flavor. Not bad.
One more thing, friends of ours invited us out after church for their son's birthday to Max & Erma's. This is the first time I've eaten out in a few weeks. I did well. They brought me the broth from the French onion soup and some apple sauce. I maybe had a 1/4 cup of each. A good time was had by all!