Tomorrow is the starting point. I will begin my liquid diet in preparation for surgery. This weekend, I have treated myself to a few more favorites that I know I will not be eating for some time. On Saturday, my Mom and I went to Five Guys - if you've eaten there, you know why I felt that was a necessary place to eat! Their burgers and fries are incredibly delicious! Then tonight, Sydney and Matthew went with me to Outback. It wasn't necessarily that I had to have steak as much as it was that I needed A1 sauce! ;)
Also, this afternoon, I made my favorite cake - yellow cake with chocolate icing. I always have that for my birthday - I don't want a store bought cake or even a "from scratch" cake - I want the mix and the canned frosting! I shared the cake, but kept some for myself. I know that I won't be ready for the sugar and sweetness of cake by the time my birthday comes in March. At some point, I may be able to handle small bites of sweets, but it will be a while...and I am ok with that.
Sure, there's a part of me that's a little sad to know that these foods I love, I will not be able to tolerate, but it's the price I am ready and willing to pay for a healthier (and skinnier) life! I just don't have the willpower to do it all on my own...the surgery will help me get over those humps!
So what CAN I eat for the next 10 days...I will tell you just in case you want to support me by doing the same diet! * wink, wink*
2 cups or less daily of 100% juice, Gatorade, or Powerade
3 or less Regular Jello, popsicles, or no sugar added fudgesicles
3 servings or less skim milk, light yogurt, cottage cheese
1-2 low-carb, low-sugar protein shakes
And I can have all I want of these things...
broth - any flavor
sugar free drinks
sugar free popsicles
sugar free Jello
YUM!! Wonder how many pounds I will lose on this - even before surgery!
hang on, folks! We are going for a ride!