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.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Meat! Its on the menu

I'm officially into Phase 3 - soft foods - as of this past weekend. Which isn't too much different from the pureed foods, other than I get to add in some cooked ground meat (YES!) and I'm still not on raw veggies yet. Chewing went well today, and I ate at a good pace.

My protein intake has shot up a good 10 - 15g a day with that! Enjoying it for what its worth!

Water today started good and dropped way the hell off. I'm sitting here thinking... yeah, that didn't go well. I think maybe 12oz in the workday. Frak. Tomorrow on the scale is going to suck, but that's my fault. I can't just look at the water sitting there, I have to drink it!

Today was a little light on food, I forgot to add protein powder into my pumpkin shake, so thats 9g of protein I'm missing today.  However, I think I'm doing pretty good!  And for a visual change of pace, here is a little clip of my food spreadsheet and what I ate today:

food amount Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Noosa Raspberry yogurt 4oz 130 6 14 9
Coffee & creams (2) 1 cup 40 3 3.5 0.5
Cream o Wheat - Maple 1 pack 130 0 28 2
skim milk 1/2c 45 0.3 6 4.5
deviled egg (halves) 2 86 9.25 1.3 6.3
Turkey mini meatloaf 1 (4oz) 140 7 4.5 14
Cottage Cheese 1/2c 90 2.5 0 12
Pumpkin shake (milk only) 1 147 0.8 25.5 9.7
Acorn Squash 1/2c 57 0 15 1
Turkey mini meatloaf 1 (4oz) 140 7 4.5 14
Yellow Mustard 2T 2 0 0 0
Totals   1007 35.85 102.3 73


  1. What is Noosa yogurt? I've never heard of that brand. I don't know why that surprises me since there are probably a lot of brands I haven't heard of before.

    My daily protein goal is 70 grams. Yours must be a bit higher. Good job and enjoy the addition of meat in your diet!

  2. Noosa Yogurt! very yum! Its a new brand that we found at, surprisingly, Target, now I've seen it at Kroger and Whole Foods. My Favorite is the strawberry/Rubarb. Its made in Colorado, but by some "australian yogurt culture secret", or some such marketing that caught my eye. Pretty good. 8oz containers, which makes for 2 breakfasts. :)

    My protein goal is 75 - 80g. But every day I'm over 70 is a good one in my mind.

    My real issue is the water now. I feel full and don't want to "flush" the food out, so I'm not drinking as much as I should. Need to stay on it.