I dropped another pound...yay!
When I was discharged from the hospital, the surgery fellow told me to focus on getting my fluids in, and stick with the prescribed diet, but not worry about exercise yet, beyond walking, or protein. I'm getting close to 3 weeks, so I'm working on the protein now. Today I got a lot: 80 g. I am supposed to get 60-80 per day, so that is good.
With the band, I was supposed to get all my protein without shakes, because the band doesn't work with liquids, only solid foods. But this is a new thing, and shakes are important, especially at this stage. It takes me half an hour to drink a 4 oz shake. I'm trying lots of samples--there are so many new products since the last time I was doing this. Some of them are even pretty good, and I'm experimenting with the SF Torani syrups (almond is good) and PB2. Anything to mask that protein powder taste.
I read my post-op diet more closely, and learned something good: I can have coffee! They tell me to limit it to 16 oz a day. I am back to my old Click! shake in the morning, which I do like. And today I had a little time in the middle of my day before I had to relieve someone in another part of the hospital, so I treated myself to a 12 oz Americano with cream...sooo good. It took about an hour to drink it. It was wonderful.
I am looking at going back to the gym soon...I prefer to exercise outdoors but it has been so cold the last few weeks, I can't stand it. Our gym is less than a 5 min walk away, and they have childcare...it's a total no-brainer. Sheesh.
Tomorrow is my 2 week post op visit! I'm kind of excited, is that weird?