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Friday, January 21, 2011

Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

I don't know and I don't care.  What I do know is, I was so damn excited to eat an egg this morning, I didn't know what to do with myself!  Yes, that's right people!  I got the green light to proceed onto soft foods!  Called the RN at my surgeon's office yesterday and she gave me the go ahead.  Stopped at the grocery store on the way home from work last night and got the following items:
  • Eggs
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese
  • Jell-O Mousse Temptations (only 60 cal!)
Does anyone have any other suggestions for soft foods??

So this morning my breakfast was one scrambled egg with a little bit of reduced fat cheese.  Heaven.  Even my dog was happier.  It's been two weeks since I have been able to give him some of what I am eating, poor thing!  Little does he know he was eating WAY better than me!  My Bubba gets kibble, grilled chicken breast and either a pureed fruit or vegetable at every meal.  Do you know how many times I was tempted to join him at his bowl over the last two weeks??  So even though I only had one little scrambled egg, I had to give a few pieces to Jake.  He is so spoiled! 


Today is jeans day at work - nice to put on my jeans and have them feel a bit big!  Luckily for me (or maybe it's just sad??) I have pants in various sizes stacked under my bed.  So hopefully through the weight loss process I won't have to spend too much money on new clothes - at least until I get to my goal weight - then, all bets are off!  I think I might consider opening a savings account just for my future fabulous wardrobe.


  1. One of my favorite mushies is refried beans, a bit of cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Tons of protein and so yummy!

    Also cottage cheese is a great source of protein. I ate tons of that when I was post-op. Greek yogurt is a must have.

    Enjoy your mushies!

  2. I agree with Amanda..I ate that a lot in my mushie stage. Also chicken salad chopped really really small! Cottage Cheese with a dollop of jam. But my fav was the refried beans!

  3. Congrats on soft foods - yay! You are doing great and Bubba must be very happy to have his "shared" food back. Is oatmeal or grits if you like them ok? I have also read yogurt.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Soft foods and jeans that fit! That is a great success.

    Right now I am very uncomfortable sitting in too tight jeans and I'm a little bit green with envy (and because I can't breathe).

    I am so glad for you. You are doing great and we are cheering you on. Way to go Mandy!!!

  5. In answer to your question about logging, I logged my food and protein for the first four months post-op and then I decided to stop (actually I just wouldn't do it for a few days so I finally just decided to quit). I would track every once in awhile to make sure I was on track, but since my restriction was good and I was losing consistently, I stopped writing things down.

    Eventually I hit my first goal - 100 lbs. down. I weighed 180 so I still wanted to lose a bit more, but my weight loss really slowed. After Christmas I started logging again and started drinking protein shakes again. Now I'm losing a bit but slowly.

    I would say that until you get good restriction, it is probably a good idea.

  6. Thanks Amanda - I think logging would be a good idea for me!