Ten days until surgery, so I finally started my liquid diet. Technically, I am on some form of liquid diet for the next 6 weeks. Geesh, it seems so far away. Right now, I am not hungry AT ALL, but I am preoccupied with food. I never noticed how many commercials involved foods or how many scenes in movies and television shows involve eating.
I have been fairly nervous about this whole process, but it is something that I knew I had to do so I haven't really been mentally preparing myself. I just kept saying to myself that when it got here we would tackle it.
So this morning when I woke up with a really empty stomach feeling I just about freaked - how in the world am I going to get through the next ten days if this is how i feel this morning? But I got up and fixed a protein shake (Max Protein -Cookies & Cream) and a large glass of ice water. After I drank it, I preoccupied myself with some TLC Pandora and dirty dishes. By the time I was finished with our dishes, my stomach no longer felt empty. So I cleaned out our refridgerator. And then our cabinets. And then I started some laundry. Before I knew it was 2 o'clock. I headed to an old friend's baby shower, I have to admit I was nervous about this because who can pass up food at an event like that - after all that is the whole reason some people even come. But, I was able to steer clear of the food table and get in some good face time with the mother of the baby. Then I headed to another friend's house to watch the UK game and spend time with her daughter. I mixed another protein drink (Max Protein - Strawberry) and continued to sip on my ice water. After the game we spent hours just talking about life and enjoying their soon-to-be two year old daughter. When dinner time rolled around I had packed a Tomato/Chicken Bouillon cube, so I had a bowl of broth with yet another protein shake (Max Protein - Strawberry) only this time I added a little milk to it. The protein shakes were really not as bad as I thought they might be, and I can really tell they helped. Like I said here it is 11:30 at night, and I am still not hungry.
For excercise tonight, I dominated in some Just Dance 2 - had a blast and definitely worked myself into a sweat.
So, the trick is to stay busy, stay hydrated, and PROTEIN. Or at least the trick to my first day was. We will see how the next nine go. Here we go guys ... Bumpy ride and all.