I am on Day 6 of my pre-op diet, which consists of two protein shakes a day and two cups of any kind of soup I want, plus any cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, sugar free pudding and sugar free popsicles I care to eat.
I've lost 13 pounds since last Monday.
I've also discovered that I hate protein shakes.
Okay, that's not fair. I don't hate them. I'm grossed out by them. I've tried them a few different ways: Plain vanilla and almond milk with a packet of Splenda, chocolate with skim milk and cocoa powder and frozen strawberries mixed in, orange cream. And they've all grossed me out. I thought it was a texture issue - especially with the orange, which was very, very foamy. So I tried the Nectar pink grapefruit with water, thinking that it would alleviate that issue. But no. Didn't help (actually grossed me out even more - is it supposed to be chunky?). So while I was good for the first two days and drank my two shakes a day, I haven't done so since. I'm mostly subsisting on soup, cottage cheese and pudding, plus 100 oz. of water a day.
Which was awesome last week when I was at a "trust retreat" with my co-workers for four nights. *insert eyeroll here*
And did I mention that I don't like cottage cheese?
On a positive note, the trip to Disney World was not nearly as bad as I'd anticipated. There was not a single ride that I wanted to ride that I couldn't. Space Mountain, Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Mission: SPACE, Soarin' and lots more, I did them all. I was massively exhausted and caught a horrible headcold, but my anxiety about being a fatass was all for nothing.
I have my appointment for all of my pre-op bloodwork and x-rays on Wednesday, and then surgery is a week after that. I'm ready!