|Yeah, me and Miguel both.|
It's time to test it and prove it and live with the results. Even though I love milk in my tea! I don't mind soy milk or rice or almond...though I don't like vanilla-flavored anything (but ice cream!), so switching off milk for my tea is a bit of a pain. And there was the one day that I decided to forego all milk in my tea...and it made me terribly nauseous. One might think that should make me evaluate whether I should even be DRINKING the tea, but I'm not ready to go there. :) Since I don't drink pop after my WLS, and I've never liked coffee...well, if I rule out tea, that just leaves me with...gasp...water. And I'm not ready to go there, yuck. Oh, I do drink a lot of Crystal Light, too. Raspberry iced tea is my favorite. I have a couple other flavors I will tolerate.
Okay, so this week the challenge will be to avoid all dairy and gluten. (Gluten simply because I can see if it affects the bloated feeling, as well as my digestive issues, but mainly because it will keep me from eating crackers and such like a mad-woman. Which was kind of the point of the whole liquid diet, haha.)
For breakfast I had a hard-boiled egg. I need to bring some from home, because I cannot tell you how silly it is to pay $1.00 for a hard-boiled egg. Grr. Lunch was tofu, tuna salad, kidney and garbanzo beans, green beans and broccoli. It was less than $3.00 from my pay-by-the-pound salad bar at work. Pre-op, lunches there cost me $11.25, six weeks post-op: $1.20. So today I was hungrier, but not exponentially so, haha.
On my way to the salad bar, I was feeling a little guilty for not sticking to the protein shakes. But I don't have any dairy-free with me, and I am woman enough to tell you that yesterday I was so stinking constipated I took a laxative. So it was a spur of the moment decision to take advantage of my clean pipes and see how dairy and gluten free living affect me.
Besides, I thought, it's not too much broccoli that's been keeping me from losing weight these last few months! As my daughter said this morning, when I was on my quitting smoking sugar binge, she gained four pounds. :( Insert very sad mommy face here. I just had so much more sugar and junk around the house, and my baby suffers from the same challenges as her mommy. How awful do you suppose I felt, knowing that my little sugar-bender was fattening her up, too, when she's been working as hard as she is? Anyway, she reported this morning that she's down to her lowest weight in recent history, and to not bring any more sugar into the house. :) Deal!
Hey - I am six weeks smoke-free today. Haven't taken the Chantix for at least a couple weeks now, either, so I'm flying solo. My weight is back down to less than before I quit and things are looking good. All systems go!