Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pre-op day 1

So it wasn't as bad as I imagined it to be..If I found myself hungry throughout the day, I would just drink more tea.

Breakfast: 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup mushrooms and 1/2 banana

Lunch: 1 cup of cooked spaghetti with 2 tbsps of Parmesan cheese, 1 cup salad with 1tbsp Italian dressing and 6 croutons

Snack: 1/2 cup pinto beans

Dinner: 1 cup cooked white rice w/ 1 tbsp butter and 1/2 cup steamed veggies.

Snack: Sugar free Popsicle.

This all added up to about 1000-1200 calories today. Not bad! I even cut out 2 snacks because I wasn't that hungry: a granola bar and a piece of fruit.

Here's to hoping I'm as successful tomorrow as I was today. :)


  1. Congrats-- I can promise you, it will be different for you after the band. keep that in your mind, it gets EASIER!

  2. The main thing on preop is to watch your carbs, you want that liver to shrink! Your doing great.

  3. One day down, you're off to a great start.

  4. Thank you everyone for your encouragement!

    Dee- I thought it kind of odd that my diet included so many carbs (rice and pasta yesterday, oatmeal today) but I seem to be losing weight, so I guess it's ok? I don't know.. haha. The nutritionist at the clinic said the purpose of the diet was to lose intraabdominal fat. I have heard before that it was to shrink the liver but she said that's not really the reason. I have no idea-- some of these lap band rules don't often make sense but they seem to be the best rules to follow. :)

  5. Ashley, so glad to hear the pre-op diet is off to a great start. If watching the carbs is key, maybe switch brown rice for white and whole-wheat pasta for regular. If it's thin pasta, like angel hair, I really can't tell the difference and the whole wheat has more protein and fiber than regular.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. I love whole weat pasta.. I may switch them out because I actually like brown rice better than white rice, too! haha. Thanks for the suggestion!

  7. Keep up the good work - Ashley! One day down-YAY!



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