Sunday, June 3, 2012

Week 2: A Day in My Sleeve

Howdy! Well, it'll be two weeks post-surgery tomorrow. Here's the stats:

Surgery day: 250.4
Today: 232.1
Weight loss 18.3 lbs!

Very happy with the progress. I'd been following my surgeon's recommendations and following my liquid diet, which is meant to last for days one through twenty. But about day 10 I met with my nutritionist and she was hoping I could try to progress to the soft food stage faster. So, I've been experimenting with that a bit, and you'll hear more in the video. So, here's my basic goals that I've been living by:
  • 600-800 calories...yeah, right! Not happening, but sounds like that's normal. First 10 days (which was "clear liquid" for me) I was topping out at about 450. Now, with adding some soft food stuff, I'm getting about 500-550. I'm not too worried. Once I get to solid food (for me, starts about one month post-surgery) I suspect that will be a lot easier
  • Over 70g of protein. I haven't found this to be a challenge, so long as I'm sticking to my protein shakes
  • Under 30g of carbs. No prob so far.
  • Under 10g of fat. No prob so far.
In the video I go through a day in my sleeve. Some links you may find helpful if you want to learn more:
  • Want to see the specifics of what I'm eating and when? Read my food diary
  • Want to know more about the supplements I'm taking? Read more on the supplements page
Lastly, here's some pics of what "dinner" looks like before, and after. I'm still learning how much to put on the plate.

Potatoes, greek yogurt, and hummus

Didn't touch the hummus...and too many potatoes!
Enjoy! And leave me a comment, will ya? I'm not sure anyone is reading this thing... ;) Later, gastricsleeve4me


  1. Thanks for sharing your story. It's Encouraging. I'm actually 3 weeks out and on puree. Thanks for some great ideas.

  2. I am SO enjoying your blog. I'm on day 2 post surgery and I know it gets better but oy, I'm not having the greatest time right now. I am grateful for what you have done, you are wonderful!

  3. I know your not on here anymore, but wanted to say that you are still an inspiration! I enjoy watching all of your videos and love the info that you give. my surgery is one week from today in Mexico and your info has been really helpful. Thanks!