I’m a week and 1 day post op now. This is my second day of eating mushy/pureed foods. Right now I’m feeling like I could eat anything! Not that I want to eat some specific, I just keep forgetting that I can’t just eat a meatball or something.
Got my butt outside and walked again today. I walked the same exact route as yesterday and did it 7 minutes faster. Tomorrow I plan on walking for 45 min. I’m hoping that by next Saturday I will feel ready to start jogging again. Well, I’m hoping sooner than that, but I want to give myself a chance to really heal.
On to the next day….
Hunger woke me up at 4:00am. It was so bad my stomach hurt. I got up and had a glass of instant breakfast and went back to bed. I’ve made a decision that while I’m getting through the mushy period I’m not going to worry about carbs, I will keep my calorie intake low, in the range my nutritionist wants me in and I will walk everyday. Once I’m able to eat regular food and have more options, I will go back to low carb.
Today I had a walking partner…..A pretty cute one too! Well he rode his bike and I walked. I walked 2.16 miles in 35 minutes. He definitely kept my pace up, but I will admit I’m a little sore now. Well, by the end of the walk, I was sore on the side that my port is and I’m starving! I just had some cream of wheat and I’m drinking a protein drink.
I’ve been reading the forums on bariatricpal.com. Reading about all the people that have essentially failed on lapband really scares me. I know this isn’t a magic solution that is going to fix everything, but I really don’t want this to be just another diet gimmick that doesn’t work. It’s something I will have to work at every day.