Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pouch Test - Day 1

Day went off without a hitch.  I almost bailed at dinner time and had chili with a piece of bread but I resisted.  It's not even that I was SO hungry as much as I just didn't want liquids.  I don't know how y'all did this preop thing.  I never had a preop diet other than keep it sensible the week before so now I can see that I never could have stuck to it.  But I digress...Here's Day 1:
Breakfast:  Coffee with sugar and cream (yes...real sugar and real cream)
Snack:  Special K Protein drink
Lunch: Sweet potato cream soup (didn't like this)
Snack: More coffee
Dinner: Orange juice you've probably figured out a problem up there, right?  Not a whole lot to it but honestly I just wasn't feeling it and I didn't want anymore of that soup so I didn't eat any.  Seemed easier to just go to bed than figure out what to have.  Today's plan...we'll see how it shapes up.
Breakfast:  Coffee with sugar and cream
Snack: Special K protein drink (seeing a pattern yet?)
Lunch:  Creamy Potato Leek soup
Snack: Sugar free pudding
Dinner:  More soup

We'll see how it goes.  I'll be happy to at least get through the workday.  So I have an non weight related thing that's bugging me.  My oldest daughter (she's 6) was telling me yesterday that her friends have been making fun of her about some stuff recently.  For instance, liking guacamole is a huge no-no for the first grade.  The other stuff was her backpack.  A little history on the backpack...we bought her a brand new one with matching lunchbox at the beginning of the year.  The zippers on this piece of crap broke TWICE.  I finally returned it.  So she's using her old one from last year which I guess has a "baby" character on it... Then her friends called her a baby for watching Nick Jr.  I guess I just don't know how to really handle it.  I told her all the things I was supposed to...that "you could find something to pick on about everyone but it isn't very nice and if they have a problem with what TV shows she watches, that's THEIR problem, not hers...blah, blah, blah."  But inside, I wanted to cry.  I think she may be a "dork" and I'VE made her that way.  Ya know what I mean?  I had to fight the urge to go buy her a new backpack right then and there.  Ugh.  Is it so wrong for a 6 year old to act like a 6 year old these days?  I'm sorry but what is wrong with Nick Jr or PBS (Wo.rd.G.irl, Ele.ctri.c Co.mpa.ny??).  Heaven forbid kids watch age appropriate stuff!  But maybe I'm just trying to keep her little?  I don't know.  The other issue is she has a 4 year old little sister who certainly isn't interested in iCarly or one of the dozen other "big kid" shows.  I realize I'm overthinking this but it breaks my heart to know her feelings were hurt.

OK...enough with all that.  I just received word that my brother-in-law (the one with brain cancer) has an infection and they need to do surgery today.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


vickyd said...

Having just finished the 5 day pouch test, my suggestion to you would be to add another protein shake/protein water to your day today. Based on what you're posting you aren't getting in enough protein...just my .02

I'm sorry to hear about your BIL...I will add him to my prayer list.

Amanda said...

You're brother in law and family are in my thoughts and prayers!

I am with Vicky add some more protein if you can!

~Lisa~ said...

Your brother-in-law and your family are in my prayers...

I hear what you're saying concerning what your daughter is going through. It saddens me greatly that children today are not being children - but little adults. Keep your little one as young as she is, that is my only advice.. Mine are adults now, I often wish they were young again.....

Read said...

Good for you on your first day of the pouch test - I just did it last week and I find it really helps put my brain back where it needs to be! I rely on the sf pudding on the first couple of days for yummy flavor - though I do have a few soups I like too.

As for your daughter - right or wrong, I'd have gone and bought a new backpack - I'd have said - Oh man, thanks for reminding me, I was thinking your backpack was a little too worn or ratty or small or broken or something reasonable like that - and I was planning on getting a new one. I'd then buy one without a character that could be used again next year - a solid color- or plaid or something like that. That may be the wrong thing, but that's what I'd do. Of course, I would have said all the right things just like you did - but it would have been followed up with a seemingly unrelated - oh man, thanks for reminding me so I can get rid of this old/worn/torn/broken whatever backpack.

Read said...

Oops - that was me above too! And I meant to say - and of course, your brother-in-law and entire family is and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea said...

Oh no, sorry to hear about your brother in law! Praying!!!