2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Phase 1 - Liquids

I have yet to really talk about what I'm eating and in what quantities, other then 4oz containers.

Here is a nugget, I was looking at the Tupperware and 4oz is half a cup. Yeah... that's not what my mind saw as a half a cup.  I would have said a cup was half a cup.  We are dialing into the issues here. :)

Every hour I am to get in some kind of liquid food - with as much protein as possible. No drinking for 30min post eating. Every 15min after that, get in my calorie free liquids. I'm getting about 3oz.

Anyway, there are all kinds of VGS diets that you can google, so I'm not going to re-type the whole thing.  I'm in the liquids phase right now.  14 days of that before I more to a more mature  "puree" phase.  Yes, I had bought some baby food in advance!

Liquids for my Doctor includes:
cream soup
protein shakes
G2 (his recommended drink of choice)

Basically anything that you can suck up a straw with ease. NO LUMPS.  I have been adding in Laughing Cow cheeses, because they are really the same consistency of yogurt, but are nice and savory!  Which is a treat after all the sweet of shakes.

I'm aiming for 45+ g of Protein in this phase, which is mighty difficult without meat. The protein shakes are getting a little boring. As well, I need 60oz of clean, no calorie fluids (water etc) to keep me hydrated.

My calories per day are between 650 - 850.  What I used to eat for breakfast on a regular day.  Amazing.

I'm doing well - I've been adding powdered milk and skim milk to my soups (looking for low fat cream soups). That ups the proteins without too much bulk, which is key!

However, this morning I was in the temple of coffee, and picked up some via sticks for the seasonal pumpkin flavor!!!!!  I'm guessing that I can use one of these sticks for at least 3 or 4 shakes.  YAY for pumpkin vanilla.  Very exciting!

This post is really disjointed, but I just started typing, no real plan this afternoon.  Sorry about that.

Weigh in this morning, an astounding 276.4.  Not too sure what is up with the .4s, but I'll take the -2lbs a day for now!  


  1. This stage is no bueno :D I would sometimes take plain greek yogurt and mix jay robb's orange dreamsicle protein powder...it was a good way to 'punch' up my protein....Hang in there, this will be over before you know it!

  2. Yes! love love love the yogurt. I've been reading about people mixing in flavors - I'm going to have to find that orange dreamsicle stuff this weekend! :) Thank you for reading and commenting!!!