I have to say that this is probably one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done!! I know that it’s going to be worth it in the end. I just have to get past this hardest part. I can say for certain that I don’t like liquid diets and I really dislike broth!!
I think that if I ever had to do this again, I’d wean myself off of food. I had a good Christmas and didn’t even fully enjoy the leftovers when I had to start this on Wednesday. So, knowing what I know now, I’d make my meals smaller and smaller and start to supplement food with liquid so the adjustment isn’t so hard. I mean you don’t have to be an “eater” for this to be a rough change. Liquid 24 hours a day and nothing but sucks!!
I can have yogurt, cottage cheese, 1 cup of milk, sugar-free drinks (like Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, and similar) , Jell-o, Popsicles, Fudgesicles, and things like that. Oh yes, and lots of broth….any flavor!! There’s also a notation that I can have one “small salad” for dinner each night. That’s a small lettuce salad with maybe some shaved carrots and something like light Italian dressing. I’d prefer ranch or Catalina or something like that, but I can deal with it.
So that’s where things stand 2 days into this. I forgot to weigh myself and kiddo is going to take a picture tomorrow. I really want to track my progress, but I refuse to become obsessed about it. I just will check often enough that I know where I’m at and approximately how much is to go. I do hope that I can show that surgeon up and lose some weight before my actual surgery. He doesn’t think that I can or will!!
I’ll keep you posted, as it won’t be long now!!