Lately I’ve been trying out a few plant based eateries and so far this little gem is my fav!
I got myself a naked bowl w/ a turmeric latte🧡
The girls ordered a Mexican quesadilla made from chickpea flour (need to try!) #happytastebuds
On the left it was 2008. I never truly realized how truly lost and unhappy I was....Fast forward to 2017 a few days ago, I’m a woman who can reflect on my accomplishments, focus on future goals, and do it all with God leading my steps. He’s blessed me so infinitely with things I used to pray for. I can’t begin to put into words what he’s done for me, and how grateful I need to be. We all take things for granted sometimes, and this time, I’m not taking my body for granted. I want to get into the best shape of my life, and I refuse to give up. Happy #tranformationtuesday
4 hours ago
8 days post-op and I’m down 13.4lbs!! Yay!!! I can definitely get used to this! I still have a few more days left of my liquid diet, and I must say that it’s finally getting a little easier. I’m managing to get my 48oz minimum, and I’m now able to tolerate 6-8oz per hour compared to barely getting 4oz while struggling in the hospital last week. I can’t wait to get to the puréed phase...I’m SO over the bone broth at this point. It tastes better than I expected (once I spice it up), but it’s just so boring. My protein water concoctions are pretty good too, but I’m looking forward to being able to make smoothies. In time, I’ll get better with hitting my protein goals.
Since coming home, I haven’t had any nausea, however the gas pains are still a nuisance...but they are improving. I’m learning little tricks to better control them, such as drinking something warm & waking more to keep them at bay. I returned to work yesterday, and while I felt weak at times, I managed to pull through. It’s a struggle to constantly remind myself to sip, but I’m getting it done. Today was much better than yesterday.
I had a horrible sensation of severe weakness and chest pain last night after having one of my Italian ice (not sugar free...I can’t do Splenda), and I really thought I was dying. Such a scary feeling, but it eventually passed after a few hours of resting. My doc says it isn’t “dumping syndrome” since I didn’t have diarrhea or sweating. I still think it had something to do with the sugar content of the ice along with how quickly I ate it, but I’m not completely sure. I still have to get used to pacing myself, it seems. Overall, I feel great and I’m looking forward to my 2-week follow up next week.