Monday, October 5, 2009

1st Follow-up Post-op!

Hi everyone! I had my first follow up with hot doc today!

Everything is going great and I lost 14.8 lbs since surgery!!! WOW!!!

He has instructed me to move very slowly into normal foods....I am only 2 weeks out....WOW!!
He does not want me eating any dry meats, but other than that I am free to try most anything!

He did schedule my first fill for October 15th (only 3 weks post-op!!).

I did beg him to schedule me early because I am going to be going on vacay and as of right now I have no restriction!

Every follow-up has a meeting with nutritionist and psychologist....they all went fine!

What do you guys eat once you have moved into normal foods? I am so confused at this point!
My nutritionist gave me a detailed list, but I am just not sure how to put it all together into meals etc...

11 comments:

meandmygizmo said...

Doing good!! Keep it up!! ;-)

Kinzie said...

Well Pookie, I wish I could give you advice on the meals, but looks like you are going to be helping me with that one in a week or so! If you don't get any suggestions here, go to lapband talk and check out the food posts. Good luck!

Gen said...

Way to go on the 14.8! Excellent.

I started "mushies" at 2 weeks, but my dr's list was very liberal - I could have meatloaf and mashed potatoes, for example, anything that could be mashed with a fork. So that is a good place to start. I did the Lean Cuisines and that worked well (still doing LC for lunch) - get something soft, and the portion control is already taken care of for you.

Kathy said...

When I was able to eat regular foods after my surgery I ate protein first, then vegetables and if I had any room left then carbs. But I have to eat meats with lots of gravy or I get full in just a couple of bites. I haven't been able to eat breakfast because I am very tight until around 12 or 1pm. Just me, you could be different.

Kristen said...

Here are some ideas of what I started with once I was able to move onto normal foods...I am quite picky so it didn't vary to much. For breakfast I usually have chobani greek yogurt and a string cheese. For lunch I was making turkey rollups for awhile. This was just low sodium turkey, a little smear of pesto and a small piece of cheese rolled up. I would eat about 3 or 4 of these, until I got sick of them haha. For dinner I usually just had a variety of grilled or baked chicken with some sort of seasoning or marinade with brown rice or mashed potatoe. I have found that I like ground turkey now, and enjoy making sloppy joes, or stuffed peppers with it. This is an easy mushier type food to get down. Hope this helps! Your doing fantastic!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

I added real foods slowly and I am pretty much doing low carb, I have not eaten any breads,pastas,cereals,potato at all. I have eaten mostly steam/cooked veggies and have not been brave enough to try salad just yet. I also have stuck with my protein shakes as one meal replacement per day.

You will do fine!

From Fat to Fit said...

15 pounds...that is great!! I slowly moved into things like omelets, thicker bean soups and dishes with ground turkey. Glad things are moving along so well with you!

DawnB said...

Congrats Pookie!

Amy W. said...

Hey Pookie! I just found your blog through a comment you left on my blog!

When I went to full foods, I did a lot of chicken salad. I bought canned white meat, light mayo, diced some celery and sweet pickle relish. I also did and still do, hamburger patties, all dressed up except no bun.

Sally Hamilton said...

Eat soft foods to start with - applesauce, scrambled eggs, etc. Lots of folks start with mashed potatoes. The key is to take a bit and Put Down Your Fork. I'm serious. After you have thoroughly chewed and swallowed that bite, then take another bite. Eat very slowly and only serve yourself tiny portions. You probably don't have any restriction right now so don't be disappointed if you don't see a tremendous difference. It will happen but the doctor will want to take it slowly. I'm 14 months out from lapband - 111 lbs lost, am at my goal. My blog is sallyslapbandjourney.blogspot.com. Good luck to you.

Brooke said...

So happy for you Pookie!

I really like Angie's timeless and deelish recipe for the mushy stage- it's basically refried beans, low fat sourcream, cheese and whatever variation you can think up. It was my staple for a while.

As a cautionary tale I'll add that adding fiber at this point is a REALLY good idea. Fiber one and yogurt can be good at this stage in small amounts.