My Personal 5day pouch test
Day 1: So, I've really wanted to do this for a long time. I convinced myself yesterday that I would have to wait until I went grocery shopping again in January in order to get protein powder, soups, etc...BUT then I decided that NOW IS THE TIME!!! So...I started!
This morning I had an 8oz Slim Fast Vanilla made with vanilla almond milk. Note: this probably has more calories and sugars than recommended but like I said, I'm rolling with what I have. I'm lactose intolerant since my surgery so almond milk is all I can drink, though I normally drink regular and save the vanilla flavored for my son that is on the autism spectrum. The Slim Fast powder itself hurt my stomach some, with the vitamins,minerals, and of course, milk contained in it, but it wasn't too terribly bad.
30 mins after breakfast I started drinking water, LITTLE SIPS at a time. I stopped the water at 10:45 to prepare my pouch for lunch.
Lunch time: I went with a co-worker to the supermarket and bought some Creamy Tomato Soup at Hand. It wasn't my absolute favorite thing ever, but it was tolerable, and I feel better (and WARMER lol-it's 35 here today!) I allowed myself about 20 mins to "eat(drink)" which I forgot I was only supposed to do 15, BUT I didn't even finish the soup. I'll start my water again at 12:30. I also picked up some sugar free vanilla pudding for later, and Creamy Chicken Soup at Hand for dinner tonight.
So Far...So Good
**A little background: I had gastric bypass in October 2007. I weighed 346 pounds. I lost down to about 230 hit a plateau and never recovered. I then became pregnant, had my first son in 2010, had my second son in 2011, got down to about 189 and then gained back up to where I am now which is at 218. 130 here I come!!!!!!