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My second week after Gastric Bypass Surgery – Pureed Diet

So I made it through the first week after surgery with no problems at all. Now I was ready for week two and also the change of menu with the new items I can have on the pureed food part of my journey. I was very excited for a change, but how did I do with it? Well I am gonna tell you.

I have to explain again that every doctor has a different schedule of what foods they want you to eat and when. For me the Bariatric Pureed Foods start at Day 10 – 30. Pureed foods are smooth blended and have a consistency of Stage 2 Baby Foods.

Now if you read my post on My First Week after Surgery you will remember I cheated and jumped ahead a couple days and started eating Part Skim Ricotta Cheese. I do not recommend cheating like I did, even though I did not have any issues does not mean you will not.

Before I get into what I ate all week I have to share a couple of items that I purchased that I love and you may want to get as well. First I got myself some Nuby Baby Spoons
– I liked these because they were small in size and not rubbery on the end. OH and the bonus – they will change color when my food is too hot – lol. I decided to get baby spoons because it would make me eat smaller bites and it has worked !! Mind games !!!

The next item I got was a new water bottle. I wanted something I could take on the go and carry around the house. I ended up finding this really cool Quench Sports Bottle (could not find it online – sorry) at Walmart.  It was perfect because it did not have a straw and the top flips open and when you drink it comes out very slow – perfect. It holds 24 ounces and I usually fill it with my Crystal Light and can drink one a day so far. I did find these Tupperware Quench Bottles that are similar and may work just like mine.

As you can see in the last photo I use little Dipping Cups to eat my pureed food out of. They hold less than 1/2 cup and I find them the perfect size and once again great for those mind games to feel as though you are eating a lot. You can buy them online or I found mine in Walmart for about $1.00 each.

I could not wait to get to the pureed part of this process – I was so sick of the liquids and the thought of any soups just turned my stomach. To think I was going to be able to eat different foods was so exciting even if they were pureed. I wanted food that had flavor because it almost seemed everything on the liquid part was sweet and I am a salt girl. So what was I going to try out first?

Here is what I ate so you can see each day for the second week:

(I am not gonna add the times on – just the order in which I ate)

January 31st (not really suppose to be on puree just yet- I cheated)

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

1/2 cupish Part Skim Ricotta Cheese

Protein Shake

1/2 cupish Part Skim Ricotta Cheese with a tsp. Tomato Sauce on top

1/2 cupish of Vanilla Cheery Ice Cream spitting out the Cherry Chunks

Now that I am typing this I guess I did not eat that much this day, but to me at the time I did. Funny how quick we change.

February 1st (Ok to start pureed foods – Whoops, my bad – lol)

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

Protein Shake

1/2 cupish Refried Beans with a sprinkle of low fat Cheddar Cheese melted topped with some Low Fat Sour Cream

1 Laughing Cow Low Fat Swiss Cheese Wedge

1/2 cupish Fresh Cauliflower (pureed) made into faux mashed potatoes

1 SF Ice Pop

OMG the refried beans were to die for – although the cheese was a bit stringy (I will leave that off the next time). I also love Cauliflower so that was just as good as well. I made a whole head of Fresh Cauliflower mashed it up really good, added some Skim Milk, I cannot believe it is not Butter and Salt & Pepper to taste. I had a whole container to eat up for the rest of the week – YUM YUM YUM.

February 2nd

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

1/2 cupish Fresh Cauliflower (pureed) made into faux mashed potatoes

Protein Shake

Pureed Stir Fry

2 Laughing Cow Low Fat Swiss Cheese Wedges

Ok so this night my hubby had cooked up a Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Rice a Roni Fried Rice for him and the kids. It smelt soooo good. So I decided I had to try some for myself. I took one piece of meat and then the broccoli and Rice and placed it into my Magic Bullet Blender and pureed it up. I thought the refried beans were good – this was like heaven. Some have trouble with rice – me Nope none at all.

February 3rd

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

Protein Shake

Egg Salad

1 Laughing Cow Low Fat Swiss Cheese Wedge

Egg Salad

1/2 cupish Fresh Cauliflower (pureed) made into faux mashed potatoes

So today I tried Eggs and once again OMG so good. I took one egg mashed it up and added about a tsp of so of Low Fat Mayo and then a squirt of Gulden’s Mustard. I pureed it up in my Magic Bullet and it was beyond delish !! As you can see I had it twice. Major Protein meals !!!

February 4th

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

Protein Shake

Egg Salad

1/2 cupish Corned Beef Hash

1 Laughing Cow Low Fat Swiss Cheese Wedge

1 Lit and Fit Vanilla Yogurt

1 SF Ice Pop

So I was doing some reading online to find other things that I could eat. I had read some were having Corned Beef Hash – the kind that comes in a can some call dog food. It just so happens I love that stuff. So I checked with my nutritionist to make sure it was ok to have being it is high on fat and they said yes as long as it is not a daily thing. So I cooked some up  pureed it a tiny bit in my Magic Bullet and chowed down – with my baby spoon of course. I had no problems with this and it was soooo good.

February 5th

Crystal Light Iced Tea (drank over the course of the day)

Protein Shake

Cup of Coffee with SF Coffemate Hazelnut Creamer – maybe 20 sips

1/2 cupsih Refried Beans with Low Fat Sour Cream

1 Laughing Cow Low Fat Swiss Cheese Wedge

1/4 Cup Fresh Cauliflower (pureed) made into faux mashed potatoes

1/2 cupish Mashed Potatoes

1 SF Ice Pop

Today I tried some Mashed Potatoes – they were made from the box with Skim Milk, I cannot believe it is not Butter and Salt & Pepper to taste. I LOVE Mashed Potatoes and even though these were not my creamy buttery potatoes I am use to they were still yummers. I had no issues with them – me so happy !!!

I think my second week post op has gone great – to be honest with ya, I almost feel like I never had surgery. I have had no issues, but gas and that is nothing a Gas X cannot fix. I keep saying I have to be careful by saying that so much cause you never know, BUT as of right now there has been no dumping syndrome, no vomiting, no diarrhea or anything else for that matter. Call me lucky – I will take it !!

Now you see my photo in the upper left of Baby Food Jars – well prior to this stage my sister bought me some and I did as well thinking I will eat it. On Wednesday the 1st I opened a jar of the Chicken with Gravy and almost vomited by the smell of it. I was already a bit grossed out by the flesh color, but the smell was horrible. It was at that moment I declared myself a vegetarian through the pureed stage of this and I had extreme guilt that I ever fed that to my babies.

Obviously I did not last as a vegetarian with the Stir fry and the Corned Beef Hash. I refuse to eat pureed Baby Food Meat. I do have some Fruit and Vegetables, but have yet to be adventurous and open any of those – I am scared – lol

My mood has been a bit up and down, as well as my energy level. I am still waiting for that big boost of energy everyone talks about. I am not exhausted – maybe it is just a bit of depression. I have a lot going on in my life right now and it has been very hard to not go back to smoking. I would love a cigarette again, but I will not give in.

Yesterday I felt pretty crappy and down. I also had back pain which I get time and again. I just bummed around the house, watched TV and worked on the computer a bit – totally uneventful. I cannot wait until it is Spring and I can go outside  – that will definitely help.

Oh I forgot to mention – I lost another… well if you want to know you gotta go to My Weigh Ins page.

I finally feel caught on this blog and now I can post daily – that will make things easier and a lot less lengthy !!

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22 Responses to My second week after Gastric Bypass Surgery – Pureed Diet

  1. Londa says:

    Hello I’m really enjoying your story
    I myself is in the beginning stages so
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with so many are a
    Blessing I haven’t receive a date just have to see the nutritionists
    And that will be my last step keep up the good work and keepme
    In your prayers

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for saying “Hi”!!! Keep reading and keep me updated on your progress and when you have the surgery. It is so worth it – at least for me it was – I would do it again if I had to in a second!!!

    • Shirley Barker says:

      I have just started. 1st meeting Aug 2014.I am told can’t do the sleeve, and need to do bypass.I am very scared!! people tell me so many horror stories.I am a very lazy person and everyone knows this. I watch and try to eat better. I walk!!I had trouble walking 6 houses up the street to get my hair cut, I now walk a mile! I have lost 15 pounds since July 2.I pray I am making the right decision

  2. NIsa says:

    Hey Admin,
    Glad I lucked up on your post – I too – am approaching my second week of post op & OMG… I am sooo tired of the liquids (altho I know its part of the get-down).. Monday 6/24 starts my 2nd week & allll weekend I’ve been looking at my 2nd week post op menu just re-viewing the change in foods I will be able to eat w/ substance.. I will take you up on the refried beans w/ ricotta cheese, the faux califlower & def the pureed stir fry… mmm souds yummy

    GOD BLESS & continued success with your surgery

    • admin says:

      Thanks for taking the time to write and congrats on your new life journey. Once you get through the first few weeks it will be smooth sailing. You can do it and it is worth all the struggle trust me. Keep me updated and keep ur eye on the prize!!! xoxo

  3. Jory says:

    Hello I came a gross this looking for recipes for my puréed phase I get to enter today, so looking forward to more choices. I am enjoying looking around. Haven’t come across ur weight loss page yet, hope it’s still going well for ya. Has there been anything yet u just really couldn’t tolerate? Bread?

    • admin says:

      Yes it is nice to finally get new choices after eating the same ol thing. I am still doing great – went up a couple pounds lately, but no biggy it is part of the journey and will come back off. I have a hard time with too many carbs at one time other than that I am good to go. Thanks for following my story and stay in touch – welcome to ur new life!!

  4. Megan says:

    Hello.. it’s been about a week since my surgery. I’m starting my pureed diet this coming weekend and was looking for not just recipes, but ideas from someone who had experience. I really appreciate you sharing your story. If you don’t mind I may check back as I go through my other stages to see what helped you along. Thank you!

    • admin says:

      I am glad you found me and you can come back anytime you want – that is why I created this blog. I am no different than you – I just share my story online, lol. Hope you are doing well, keep me posted!!

  5. Vicki says:

    Hi my name is Vicki. I am in my third week of post-surgery. I’m a bit older probably then most of your posts. Turning 59 in December. But with that, I am so thankful for this surgery, and for finding your posts. I’m down 27.5 lbs already, that I am extremely thankful for.
    Your food suggestions are like a breath of fresh air. Can I ask when you use cheese, such as the wedges, do you pulse them, or just eat them slowly? I have eaten cottage cheese already, but, have found by blending it, it tastes much better. Axelrod brand seems to have that “bit of salty” flavor we look for!! Please keep us informed and so glad to “meet” you!!

    • admin says:

      Sorry for the delay in responding. How are you doing?

      • Vicki says:

        Hi, sorry for not posting for a long time. I am down 100 lbs and learning how to gain energy vs. what my perfect vitamin mixture would be. Other then that, I got my hair cut. It was long when I started, now short and not falling out. Yea!! Food is day by day process.
        How about you???

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  7. Linda Easton says:

    very glad to find your blog. I am going through the process of pre-op and really appreciate your sharing your journey with us. Thank you so much!

  8. Linda Easton says:

    So glad to find your blog. Appreciate you sharing your story.

  9. Kim Allen-Smith says:

    I love your blog. Soo very informative. I am beginning pureed foods in 3 days. I can’t wait!!!! Thanks again!!


  10. Nancy Bauer says:

    i just found you also and the receipts sound yummy I need more as I started my purée food yesterday so glad I found this

  11. Cindy D says:

    Thank you for this I was looking for some ideas of food while I am on week 1 of my 3 weeks.

  12. Jackie says:

    I really enjoyed reading your stories they helped allot I just had bypass doing good on liquid right now I’m a little concerned since I haven’t moved my bowels yet

  13. Kristin Q says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey!!! I move into pureed foods this weekend and am VERY excited for the next phase!

    Keep up the great work! Proud of us!!!! 😉

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