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  • v EABL81
    Same here. I'm trying very hard not to obsess over it and to allow myself more leeway. This week, though, I'm completely out of wack. I've only hit my minimum calorie level one day because my antibiotics are killing my appetite and making me somewhat nauseous. I was doing a good job up until then, though, so hopefully things will go better after Wednesday when I take my last one.

    I'm not sleeping well, either. What's up with that? I've heard from other SP friends who are having the same problem. Ironic that now that I'm retired and can sleep as much as I want, I'm sleeping less than I did when I was working.
    7 days ago
  • v EABL81
    I know, I know. I should really have one of those milkshakes, or even one everyday. However, I learned something about my antibiotics yesterday. Apparently they really curb your appetite. Here I've been blaming the yucky diet for not feeling hungry - turns out it's probably the pills and all of my restraint will be out the window the middle of next week just in time for my menu expansion (I can start eating non-liquid soft food, including things like pasta and fish). So, although I may not care enough about food to succumb to a milkshake now - next week? All bets are off!
    10 days ago
  • v EABL81
    You're right - split pea soup would be a good choice, also lentil. I'm going shopping tomorrow, so I can pick up some more options. I don't mind tofu, but I don't go out of my way to buy it either. I just got it this time because it's a good way to add protein to smoothies. I'm on a soft food diet for two weeks, but was told to stay with mostly liquids for the first week. So, yes, anything I can sip through a straw (plus scrambled eggs) are fair game this week. The only thing is, I'm not allowed to use a straw emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v EABL81
    Adding Nesquik to your protein drink sounds like a good fix. Getting enough protein and fiber is tricky on this diet. I'm making an effort, but haven't been too impressed with the taste of my concoctions. The awful shake this morning had 19g of protein and 7g of fiber. For lunch, I pureed chicken flavored bone broth with silken tofu and cannellini beans for 22g protein and 6g fiber. It was less disgusting today than yesterday because I strained it. I have no idea what I'm going to do for dinner, but I'm not looking forward to it. emoticon I'm still well short on both protein and fiber. Maybe some scrambled eggs at least for the protein? Or maybe I'll just throw in the towel and go get that milkshake you mentioned. It's sounding better all of the time. emoticon
    11 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2021 7:05:06 PM
  • v EABL81
    Yes, I could have milkshakes, but I've been trying to keep my diet healthy and well balanced. Although, I might give in at some point this week and have one (but not through a straw - no sucking allowed!) just because I have an excuse. I've been trying to invest interesting combinations to pack in enough protein and fiber, but it's been a challenge, and frankly a few of my experiments have been a little disgusting. This morning I took out oatmeal which had been soaking overnight with milk and vanilla yogurt and added some mango and frozen banana and pureed it. The consistency was more like wallpaper paste than a smoothie, so I mixed in some water. I managed to get it down, but I won't be submitting that particular recipe to SP emoticon

    I'm not a huge fan of protein drinks and adding stevia sounds plan horrible. Poor you!
    11 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2021 2:50:50 PM
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