I'm a big baby...

My current fear- the liquid stage of my diet which will last approximately one week. During this stage I need to drink at least 60g of protein a day. I can't drink that much liquid, so I need to get the most bang for my buck... today I purchased this protein powder stuff from GNC. The guy who I bought it from must have thought I was crazy, because I think most people who buy this stuff are pretty fit. I haven't gotten enough nerve to taste the stuff yet. I'll keep you posted.

Another fear- the gas. No, not that type of gas, the type of gas that you get after surgery... the gassy-ness that just moves around your body and makes you insanely uncomfortable. A good friend of mine just had this surgery (a laparoscopy, not GBS) and for a good week or so the gas made her miserable.

So there you have it... liquid diets and gas are my biggest concerns right now. I'm assuming the list will continue to grow.

Surgery is in 2 weeks and 1 day. 2 weeks from today I need to start my liquid diet. So in one week and 6 days I am going out for a NICE dinner at the Melting Pot.


Cate said...

Mmmm, I love the melting pot so much. I had a c-section, so I guess that counts as abdominal surgery. The gas was pretty bad, but they did give me meds in the hospital to help with that. I wonder if they can do that for you?

Melanie said...

Are you allowed to mix the protein shake stuff into smoothies? I am not sure of what the restrictions will be, but it tastes a lot better if you can add it to a nice, icy, fruity smoothie. I've done a lot of these shakes in the past...I'll be very honest....none of them taste very good. I liked the fruit flavors better than the chocolate/vanilla kind.