All about Minimizing

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A revelation

I want to start out this post by thanking all of you for your support!   Suddenly the next three weeks of liquids doesn't seem so horrible.  Sarah at Fat on the Inside left me a comment that opened my eyes a bit:

"It goes quick in the grand scheme of things. I made lots of different soups: butternut squash, wild mushroom, chicken and sweetcorn, pea and mint, leek and potato, spicy red lentil, tomato and red pepper. I froze loads to use after the op and fills too. It did help to still give me tasty food to focus on."

After I read that I realized I was still in 'diet' mode, I was punishing myself for being fat and was not allowed to enjoy my food.  Well EFFFF that!  Sarah said I could like my food, and I am gunna!  Peaches and I took the pups for a walk to the store and I bought stuff for chicken tortilla soup (I blended my soup and added a lot more broth and tomato juice), split pea with turkey ham (I don't get the ham bits), spicy thai coconut, pho, roasted balsamic tomato and broccoli cheddar (all from Cooking Light).  Along with ingredients to make my own chicken stock.  I just finished a bowl of the tortilla soup, after blending I topped it with a tbsp of plain greek yogurt, and for the first time since Monday I don't feel deprived.  I feel like I just ate a damn fine bowl of soup!

Now that I have conquered the diet woes, what else should I make sure and have on hand for after the surgery?  I go in at 2:30 in the afternoon, so my surgeon said I will most likely be staying the night.  Peaches has Monday and Tuesday off to be with me, one of my BFF, code name Tammy Faye, will be with me on Wednesday and then I will be on my own Thursday and Friday.  Unless I need help, if so my dad will be 'on call'.

Well I am off to a pirate themed b-day party for a good friend.  Since I had cancer I don't really drink so I hate to be in a bar, but I am going to buck up and put my party panties on!  I am putting together my starting pics and stats from last Sunday and I will be posting those tomorrow, as well as adding some pics of my babies.

Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart!  I no longer feel the need to go out and castrate every d-bag guy I will see in the bar tonight, unless they tell me I am too fat to jump, then all bets are off.


  1. I read people's blogs from the beginning to see what things they had for just after surgery. It was really helpful for me. Some of the things I had on on hand were: Chicken broth, beef broth, sugar free popsicles and pudding, liquid Tylenol (I actually never used it though), Dixie cups, and chewable vitamins. I know a lot of people used Gas X strips, but I was very fortunate and didn't have any gas pains. Hope that helps ya some :)

  2. Nice blog and good point, about the dieting-punishing self thing...I need to definitely 'chew' on that subject :D Congrats on the upcoming surgery.