Thursday, January 3, 2013

Making Progress

This afternoon I'm dropping off the surgery release form to my GP, getting my blood work done and delivering my new patient info packet at the surgery clinic.  With any luck I'll be able to get this baby on the calendar soon!  

I ordered a recipe book from Amazon geared toward post-op bariatric patients that should be coming in the next few days.  I saw a few sample recipes and one was a chicken artichoke soup.  Yes please!  Can't wait to try that...if it's any good I'll be sure to post the recipe.

Oh, I just realized...I'm going to have to get used to eating soup without a hunk of bread. Does anyone ever get really frustrated at the dietary limitations?  I may be a bit of a carb addict...



  1. The pre-op diet (as much as it sucked) really helped me kick the carb addict mindset. Since I'm diabetic, my body doesn't process the carbs well, but I had never actually given them up for a period of time to notice it. Giving them up almost entirely for two weeks really helped me to notice how much better I felt without them in my system. Now I'm much more open to eating meals that are very low in carbs, because I had the experience that showed me how much better I felt. Does that make ANY sense? LOL In the end, all I'm saying is that it wasn't as impossible as I thought it would be to live a life low in/free of carbs. I feel so much better on those days that I limit them, so it's easier to do so.

  2. I think there will definitely be those times when I really miss having a big ol' bagel for breakfast...but ultimately, this is a change I'm HAPPY to make if it means I'll feel better. Thanks for the insight!

  3. I have been banded since July and soup is one of my favorite foods (though a slider, so you really have to rely on your will power if you eat it on the regular). Anyway...I was a soup + bread girl for-evah! No more though. I have gotten stuck on bread and the feeling was just not worth it. Honestly, I don't really miss it all that much. I hope it stays that way.

  4. The more I think about it, the more I feel confident in my ability to go bread-less. But good lookin' out on the soup thing...that WOULD slide through pretty easily and I hadn't thought of that. Does it help if it's a thick, chunky soup?