Okay, so I finally realized that trying to make a YouTube video AND blog on Fridays is just not going to happen (plus if you follow both, it would be a little boring, no?), so I’m going to push my weekly updates here on the blog to Sunday, to at least give me a few more things to talk about.
Last week…*sigh*. The dreaded 3-week stall hit. But, the good news is, it was really more of a pause than a stall (it seems anyway). I dropped two pounds on the weekend, and then was literally exactly the same weight everyday of the week until Friday morning when I had dropped one more pound.
My weight loss for week three was 3 lbs, which put me at a weight of 398.5 on Friday, and a total of 21.5 lbs lost since surgery and 61.5 lbs lost from my highest weight at the end of September.
Since Friday, I’ve actually dropped another 1.5 pounds, so it would seem that the “stall” wasn’t much of a stall at all (hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!).
The big news this week was the transition to pureed and soft foods. Oh yes – you can tell from my earlier post that I was real excited about that.
So far, I’ve had chili (from Wendys), a soft scrambled egg, baked Tilapia and the aforementioned Indian Butter Chicken – with varying results.
The soft scrambled egg tasted good (I could eat about 3/4 of one egg), but it didn’t sit right. Felt like a lump of coal in there. Not that pleasant (will hold off on eggs for another week or two and see if that changes).
The Tilapia was yesterday, and it was delicious, but again, didn’t sit right. It was about a three ounce serving, and I ate probably 1.5-2 ounces total. It completely felt like it was just sitting on my chest – really uncomfortable. Although it was soft and flaky, and I chewed it to death, who knows…maybe I wasn’t quite ready for that.
Chili on the other hand – delicious, and no trouble whatsoever getting that in (of course).
Going to be making Ricotta Bake tomorrow, and maybe whip up some chicken salad in the Magic Bullet. Still trying to figure out what I’m going to bring to eat for Christmas dinner.
I’ve actually been baking and cooking the last few days for Christmas parties etc., and in a weird way, it was really enjoyable (even though it’s all stuff I can’t eat basically). I made cookies, lemon squares, Jalapeno Popper Dip and am doing Antipasto Skewers and a Cheese & Veggie Torte for Christmas appetizers. I somehow found it all very soothing – not at all as challenging as I thought it might be.
Tonight, I have my very first Christmas party (I’ve avoided every other one I could) at a good friend’s house, so this will be my first real big “social eating” situation since my surgery. Everyone who will be there pretty much knows about my surgery, so that makes it easier. I know that she mentioned she will have some hummus and she is making Devilled Eggs (one of my faves), so at the very least I’m thinking I could do half a Devilled egg and a bit of hummus. I don’t really care that much about whether I eat or not, but I do feel like in social situations it makes people (especially the host) uncomfortable when you don’t. That and the party is over dinner time, so whether I feel like it or not, I *should* eat.
Just want to stick to things that I know shouldn’t make me sick – although eggs didn’t go that well the other day, it wasn’t unbearable or anything, so I think I’m safe with my choices.
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, and I will catch up with y’all soon!
PS – A quick shout out to Michael (http://lessofmike.com). My thoughts are with you and I hope that you have answers soon, and are home to spend Christmas with your family!