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My Weekly Gastric Bypass Food Journals

Since my Gastric Bypass Surgery I have been keeping a journal of what I eat each day. Nothing fancy – I just use a regular notebook and I keep it on my kitchen on the counter. Anytime I put food in my mouth even if I just picked at something (yes I still pick, bad bad habit I know) I write it down.

I must admit prior to my surgery one of my peeves about following most diets was writing what I ate down – I hated to do that and would not remember etc… Well that has changed for me after surgery.  The original reason I started after surgery was in case I had a reaction to something I ate I would easily be able to look back and see what may have caused it. The other reason is that it is important to track protein intake as well as calories we take in.

I also write down little notes in my journal about that day such as; if I am not feeling well, any extra meds I took, nutritional info on certain foods, special events that day etc… So it is really like a Food Diary if you want to call it that too.  It is also a great tool to have on hand when I go see my Nutritionist/Surgeon for follow up visits so they can look it over to make sure I am eating the right things.

I highly recommend every one who has Weight Loss Surgery to do the same thing. I never thought I would be so religious as to write it all down, but I have. IF I go out I put what I ate in notes and add in in later. It really becomes second nature – who knew??

That is my lovely Food Journal/Diary pictured above.

The best part is that the end of every week I post in right here on my blog for all to see. I think it is great for others who may be considering having Gastric Bypass Surgery to see what we can eat – or I should say how much.

I created this page to make it easier to find all of the posts in one place if that is what you are looking to see (I know nice of me right?)

NOTE: What I eat may be different than what your Surgeon will have you eating so just check to be sure before trying anything new. I am not always the strict by the book type – just sayin’ (lol)

Here are my Gastric Bypass Food Journals by Week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

Week 25

***Hiatus – My definition is I took the summer off from doing my food journal. It was not intentional, just happened. It does not mean I ate out of control or anything – I just did not write it down. Hoping once the kids are back in school I can get my routine back in action – so stay tuned…***

Week 26 – On Hiatus

Week 27 – On Hiatus

Week 28 – On Hiatus

Week 29 – On Hiatus

Week 30 – On Hiatus

Week 31 – On Hiatus

Week 32 – On Hiatus

Week 33 – On Hiatus

Week 34 – 41 Still on Hiatus (hard for me to get back into logging, but I am going to try even if it is just one week to show what I am eating now, so Stay Tuned)

Week 42

Week 43 – On Hiatus

Week 44 – On Hiatus

Week 45 – On Hiatus

Week 46-52 – On Hiatus

Since I have slacked in keeping my Food Journal I have stopped posting them for now, BUT every now and then I will do it for a week and post it as I get further out.

Week 57 – Started up again due to stall and weight gain

Week 58

Week 59

Week 60

5 Responses to My Weekly Gastric Bypass Food Journals

  1. Frances Spears says:

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. I am considering weight surgery but I suffer from bipolar and take a lot of meds and that scares me what will happen after the surgery. I would love to talk to you again I you have the time. Please email me if you get a chance. Thank you.

    Frances Spears

    • admin says:

      Have you talked to your doctors about it yet?

    • Meri says:

      Frances: I have acute depression and have medication for hypothyroidism and I take a variety of different medications too. But, I was approved by the mental health assessment because I did lots of research on the type of surgery I was considering and I was confident that I could deal with the process. I am going to have the sleeve surgery because of the issue with absorbing nutrients, and I HAVE to be able to absorb the medications I take. It’s one of the reasons why I have held off for so long. I suggest you look at the sleeve surgery process as well. You can Google it, as well as look on and check out your suggested surgeons website as well as other sources such as books and you may even want to call the hospital in your area for any information they may have on the subject.

  2. Yolanda Hernandez says:

    it’s been a year since your last post
    Are you doing OK? I’m considering the sleeve surgery had my dust seminar about it today

  3. Paula says:

    My surgery date is Dec 14, 2016. I found your blog thru pinterest pins. 🙂 In reading your food diary it seemed to me you were eating alot of sugar free stuff. just sayin. Also, about the chicken…do you know you can thro the carcass (ugh)lol into your crock pot with some broth or water & cook it a couple of days. Meat stock soup broth is very good for us. My daughter did this, who has the perfect figure, and cooked jasmine rice (I think it was) in the broth. She said it was absolutely fab & my g’son loved it too. You can do this with beef bones also. Ask your butcher for some. Plz don’t feel I’m criticizing cause I have a gimongus sweet tooth & I haven’t been thru the surgery yet. I do know that when I eat too much junk-sugar, chips, ice cream that I have no energy the next day. Maybe that was what you were feeling too? I also expect to have a big withdrawal from sweets. Should I be cutting them down now??!!! You bet, I just want to get in the things I’ll never have again not good I know. So glad I found you. hugs ((((((U))))))

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