I'M BACK!!! Pre-op diet

 I'm Finally back!!!

Since it is now Wednesday the 27th here I now have 7 days till my surgery. YAY!!!

 I have been on my pre-op diet for the past 10 days and to be honest it hasn't been easy. It's been I know a week (give or take a day) since I've even cut my computer on. I really haven't felt up to communicating that much. Being a mom in a household of 6 and only being able to eat a tiny amount of food daily while still having to prepare 2 to 3 meals a day can  not only be hard but upsetting. 
This is what I have been eating

The first couple days were awful I totally felt like I was starving to death. I have dieted before by means of eating healthy but I have never eaten so little in my life. I know I have to do this for multiple reasons. but that still doesn't make it easy. Thank goodness for the meal replacement shakes. They at least helped me feel fuller.

Before starting this diet I was never one to sit down and eat 3 meals a day. I mostly snacked here and there and we all sat down for a big dinner together. So my first plan of attack was to come up with a method of reminding myself to eat. Easy pesy since my cell phone goes with me every where I came up with the idea of setting 3 alarms to go off when it's time to eat.

Right now with all the changes and still having to keep up with my house and family I have to say the alarm clock on my phone has really helped out. Not only do I have it set to remind me when to eat, I also have notes to remind me not to forget my Vitamins and it also wakes me up for my workout. I am bound an determined to have my own success story with this surgery no matter what I have to do. I know it sounds crazy having all these alarms but I know I won't be needing them forever it's just helping train me for getting into a routine

Now lets talk about this lovely diet!!
I've posted above what my daily diet consists of but now I'm going to break it down to what I actually get to eat in one day.

  • 1 slimfast 321 plan shake (meal replacement)
  • 1/2 c. plain greek yogert (as a sub for the skim milk since I cant drink milk)
  • 1 slick of Natures own Double fiber whole wheat bread

  • Either a slimfast or atkins shake
  • 1/2 c. fruit with the juice drained or 1/2 a banana or a small apple or pear

  • one of my shakes
  • 1/2 c. 100% fat free low sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 1/2 c. steamed or 1 c. raw veggies
  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread (I find it easier to eat as toast)
  • Water
  • 1/2 c raw veggies or I can have another cup of broth
To stop myself from being tempted to just grab something every night I get my little bowls and pre measure out all my food for the next day and put them on the bottom shelf of the fridge. It's simple easy and fast. I have 5 more days till I leave for India and 7 days till my surgery. I'm extremely excited and grow even more as every day passes.