I am happy to report that I lost another 5 pounds this week, bringing me to a total loss of 26 pounds since my surgery. Yay!
The past 3 weeks have been sort of like an eternity and yet really fast. I am not sure if that makes any sense, but now that I can eat soft foods, I think things will start to normalize.
This morning I made a poached egg and had 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce with 1 T unflavored protein powder. The first bite of the egg was delicious, but then as it progressed, it made me feel a little queasy. I am not sure if that was due to the vsg or if it was just me. In the past, eggs have, at times, made me feel a little nauseated after eating them. The applesauce's texture wasn't right after adding the protein powder. It did give me an additional 10 grams of protein, however.
For a mid morning snack, I wrapped a string cheese in 1 oz of ham. This really went down more like a meal. But it also added another 12 grams of protein, so that's good! I think next time, however, I want to heat it up so the cheese is more gooey, or soft.
I am not sure what I am going to do for lunch today, but tonight I plan on making the Ricotta bake I found at this link. I have not enjoyed too much ricotta in the past, but am hopeful that if I don't care for it, my son will love it and finish it off. It sounds like it would be a noodle-free lasagna,