Since this was my weekend with my kids, I decided it was going to be a party weekend. One final hurrah before going on my all-liquid diet for who knows how long. For the first time in months, I had real food for breakfast - an English muffin instead of a shake. For lunch the kids and I made a homemade pizza. For dinner I bought a 1/2 sheet pizza. Yes, pizza twice in a day. But wait, it gets better. Sunday, we went to a movie and the boys and I had popcorn and candy. We came home for lunch, and finished off the rest of the pizza. The kids went to a friend's house around dinnertime and they had pizza once again for dinner. I declined, because even I have limits. After having pizza four meals in the weekend, the kids and I made cupcakes. We each had 2. Even though we all need to detox now, it was worth it. It was a fun, carefree weekend and I have no regrets. The kids and I have been on such a strict eating plan since we are all working with nutritionists.
Today it's back to the grind, food-wise. At least for the kids - today begins my all-liquid diet which I have to be on until my surgery date on October 28 (and beyond). I am allowed to have 800 calories of protein shakes a day, and all the sugar free jello I can tolerate. (I have a feeling I'll get sick of it pretty fast). I add strawberries to my morning shake, but I have to have just soymilk & my protein powder for my other 2 shake meals since I don't have enough calories to add fruit. After my binge-y weekend, I'm at 252.5. I have to get down to 244 before my surgery date, but I'm not worried. 800 calories a day is nothing when you work full time, have to chase after the kiddos after work, and have a house to clean on top of it all.
Keep reading along if you want to know more about my journey. I hope to be better at writing posts, including my weight loss, surgery, and meals.