My surgeon was right...if you keep drinking your water, everything will fall into place. I have been keeping very hydrated...I just keep drinking water and I am feeling better and better. I found sugar free KoolAid. I LOVE IT. I really only like Cherry (unless its the blue raspberry lemon-aid) but the Cherry comes in Sugar Free, and you can not tell a difference. It is soo good...so I have been drinking that like there is no tomorrow. I also found that Raspberry Lemon-aid Crystal light agrees with me and tastes good. So, that is another option that I have now. Thank goodness.
I made an omelet this morning. I know that dairy isn't agreeing with me lately, but I really needed something that has a lot of protein. I am starting to think that it is just milk that isn't my friend. The omelet was good, I added green peppers, onion, and fat free cheese. I didn't eat a lot, I didn't want to over do it especially because of the whole dairy thing, but I did good. Maybe I can add that to my list of things for breakfast that is high in protein. I also added some salsa to it. My menu says to make the eggs (egg beaters is what i use) softer, well I can not eat scrambled eggs wet...it just grosses me out. So...I make sure I had something like Salsa to them...that way they are "wet" and help in my pouch.
For instance, I made baked chicken last night. It wasn't canned so I knew I had to do something different to it so it wasn't hard on my pouch. What I did was soaked it in gravy. Worked like a charm. I am going to do that with Thanksgiving turkey too!
Thanksgiving is coming up...I know this is going to be the real test. The good thing is I know what I can and can not have. I asked my mom to make me a little bit of her potato salad extra mushy for me. I told her I don't care what it looks like, just so it is easy for me to take a bite. Literally, I am only going to have a bite because I know that is not good for me. I will have turkey and gravy though. At my mother in laws later that day I am going to have the turkey and gravy, but nothing else bad for me....because she makes the best GREENS....so I will have some of those. At both places I do plan on having one bite of pumpkin pie. I know, I know, it really isn't good for me. I am not going to have the crust, just the inside (not that its any better) but I am not going to deprive myself because it is only going to make me want it more. Hey, I have been sooooo good and not cheated once since the operation...Thanksgiving is a day to do that right? One time a year...I think I can handle that! :)