For those of you who don't know, Layla is our youngest dog (20 months). My weight loss this week was 1.2 kilos - I was slightly gutted....why? I thought I would lose more. Too used to the 2 kilo a week, now back to reality and actually having some food of the pureed description. On the more positive side, Layla weighs 28 kilos, so I lost her weight plus 500g (so a block of butter). Yay!
A bit of a come down this week from the op. Felt a bit bleh. Got sick of the pureed foods after about three days. Tired of being just plain exhausted. Only managed a couple of walks and a PT session this week (more walking) - frustrating as I got fit before the op.
For foods - hubby did make me lovely combos, having little cottage pies in a ramekin dish (minced up chicken/vege) and vege topping (not potato). I advanced onto hummus and cruskits for lunch - 2-3 of them. Sometimes having lite yoghurt and 1/2 banana too. That was about it. I was satisfied. While I say that - I did start to get physically hungry at times this week (rumbles in the tum, and feeling hungry sick), so knew I had to eat. Routine of school makes it hard - something I have to work at.
Consequences of the new regime - being blocked up - that so sucks - Benefiber and alpine tea to the rescue. Apparently according to the dietitician - normal and should ease when back on real food.
Next week - soft foods. This means food you can cut with the side of a fork. Veges have to be cooked well. Still nothing too high in carbs (Potatoes etc), no bread, and no fibrous veges (corn, asparagus, celery). Chicken breast and steak are off the list as too dry. Also any fruit or vege with peel or a coat. Avoid or remove peel.
But the big thing is - I get to chew something finally!!!! Like a big girl :)
One other thing that has arisen. Initially I had some pain where the port is (I think). Is this to do with the muscle growing around it and recovery? It has pretty much gone for now. But in the last few days I have had pain to the left of the port and slightly down. Hasn't gottten any better and I can't link it to anything. Initially I thought I had pulled a muscle but it goes and comes back. It hurts more when I am standing. Today in the supermarket it felt like a stabbing pain and almost doubled over - however the pain went away. I thought it was due to digesting but it had been hours since I had eaten. Has anyone who is banded had this? Is it normal? HELP! I have search internet sites and not much has come up. I guess if it continues, I'll check in with the clinic.
Onto week 3.....