Tag Archives: liquid diet

My Morning Shake

14 Jul

Joy Bauer did a segment on the Today Show that featured almost the same smoothie that I drank while wired shut!
Natural Peanut Butter
I added protein powder too

Day 27

7 Jul

Breakfast: Same old shake

Lunch: Clam Chowder

Snack: V8 Fusion, Meal Replacement Shake

Snack: Good Times Large Vanilla Milk Shake

Dinner: Butternut Squash Soup

At this point, I have to admit I can’t stand eating through a straw. Tomorrow is the last day, I have a feeling I’m going to put nutritional needs aside and just eat whatever I want (through a straw). Luckily my removal is scheduled incredibly early on Thursday morning so I will be able to have three semi-regular meals.

Day 26

6 Jul

Breakfast: Same old shake

Lunch: Clam Chowder soup, blended

Snack: Two meal replacement shakes, V8 Fusion

Dinner: Cashew Chicken from the local Chinese restaurant, blended with rice and chicken broth.

Day 25

5 Jul

Breakfast: Same Old Shake

Lunch: Butternut Squash Soup mixed with milk and 1/5 a block of tofu.

Snack: Meal Replacement Shake, V8 Fusion

Dinner: Hamburger, blended with a pepper, beef broth and some ketchup. It was actually pretty good. Canned green beans blended using the water in the can.

Snack: Meal Replacement Shake

Day 24

4 Jul

Breakfast: Same old shake

Lunch: Microwave franks and beans thinned with chicken broth! This was one of those microwave cup things you buy at the grocery store. It was actually pretty good.

Snack: Meal Replacement Shake, V8 Fusion and 16oz Naked Green Juice

Dinner: Blended BBQ! I had chicken blended with beans and a little chicken broth and creamed corn blended with milk. Good, but not nearly as good as the real thing. I’m now craving real BBQ.

We started our bar remodel today, which meant tiling over our fireplace. I was wiped! I went to bed around 9 and didn’t wake up until 8:30! I guess the lack of calories got to me.

Social Events

3 Jul

So, I have to admit, social events are very difficult with your jaw wired shut.  Generally these events are a little bit louder, so people have a really hard time understanding me.  When new people introduce themselves I hate to feel stand-offish, but I really don’t have it in me to small talk and get to know someone new right now. The other really difficult part is food! ARGH it smells so good, and I can’t eat it!! We went to a b-day party tonight for a friend of ours at the local brewery we hang out at. I always like going there, but I’ve found especially now that it is comforting because the don’t serve food so I don’t have to look strange either not eating or eating through a straw.  I also know a lot of people there and they want to know how I’m doing, but they also completely understand that I’m not going to be as talkative as I’d like to be.  Anyway, the party was catered with BBQ.  It smelled amazing and I was surrounded by it as I drank my Naked Green Machine shake.  I actually put my finger on my husbands plate so I could put a little of the sauces in my mouth and taste them.  I ended up taking home a plate to blend, but it really isn’t the same.  I hate being a party poopper because I have to go home and blend my food.  Oh well  . . . next week I should be able to kind-of chew again.

Day 23

3 Jul

Breakfast: Same Old Shake

Lunch: Stouffers Turkey and veggies microwave meal, blended with milk

Snack: Meal Replacement Shake

Dinner: Ravioli, blended with pasta sauce

Snack: DQ Chocolate shake

Day 22

2 Jul

Breakfast: Same old shake

Lunch: Stouffers Swedish meatballs blended with milk

Snack: Milk Shake, V8 Fusion

Dinner: Tacos! Ground Turkey w/ taco seasoning, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 can corn, 1/2 can of Rotell, 1 soft tortilla and about 1/3 cup of chicken broth. As I said to my husband “It is really good and I hope I never have to eat it again!”

Snack: Meal Replacement Shake

Day 21

1 Jul

Woot! Woot! Three weeks done, one to go!

Breakfast: We ran out of bananas so I just had a meal replacement shake

Lunch: Beef pot roast soup blended with 1/3 mashed potato

Snack: V8 fusion and another meal replacement shake

Dinner: Ravioli with pasta sauce

Snack: Chocolate Milk Shake

How do I eat?

30 Jun

I get this question a lot, and found out a friend was demonstrating to others when they asked him how I eat! My teeth are completely wired together with no give, so everything has to be in a complete liquid form.  For most foods I just use a straw.  The thicker the straw the better, most of the time.  It’s a lot of work to always use a straw, so using a thick straw allows me to get more at once. Although my teeth are tight together both horizontally and vertically the liquid still makes it’s way through.  Some things that are very thin I just drink straight from the glass or cup (meal replacement, beer!, naked juice etc.) I find that really cold drinks are kind-of uncomfortable.  Unlike normally when you can put a straw between your teeth, my straw sits right against my teeth.  This causes everything to hit my teeth right away.  I’ve been just keeping my meal replacement shakes at room temperature.  I drink milk shakes occasionally, but they do hurt my teeth a bit.  I tried to use a regular water bottle at first to drink juice, but I had trouble sucking through the mouth piece.  I found a better bottle at Target that has a straw on it, I can drink pretty quickly using this water bottle instead.