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Friday, September 25, 2009

My first Mushy-Food-Day!

I read on that many people gain weight in the mushy food phase so I tried to find a balance between foods I like, that are rich in protein, low in carbs and do not make me my gain the 16.5 lbs back that I have lost on the liquid diet *knockonwood3times*

1 cup Greek Style low-fat yoghurt
1/2 peach
(pureed in the blender)

194 calories / 25 g protein / 18 g carbs (16.1 net carbs) / 3 g fat

1 boiled egg
1 can White Albacore Tuna in Water
1/2 Avocado
Juice from 1/2 lemon
spices and herbs to my liking
(mixed and mashed everything with a fork)

373 calories / 40 g protein / 18 g carbs (1.5 g net carbs) / 21 g fat

2 scrambled eggs
1/4 cup of part-skim mozzarella cheese

275 calories / 20 g protein / 3 g carbs (3 g net carbs) / 19 g fat

Total Intake: 842 calories / 85 g protein / 28 g carbs (20.6 net carbs) / 43 g fat

30 minutes on the Elliptical Trainer (634 calories)
30 minutes swimming (423 calories)
15 minutes Aqua-Gymnastics (130 calories)
20 minutes sun-tanning = priceless!

Intake: 842 calories
Burned: 1187 calories

The food was delicious...I put all the spices and herbs in it that I like and tried to turn it into something delicious. I started eating with little spoons and forks but ate Dinner with a regular fork and knife. I did not feel any restrictions, ate slowly and chewed everything. Breakfast was more liquid than mushy but delicious and so much better than protein shakes.

I did 30 minutes of cardio in the morning on the Elliptical Trainer, even before I had my coffee and breakfast and started swimming in the early afternoon after lunch and after I completed the most important parts of my work. I let the sun dry my body afterward and that was the most beautiful thing of the day.

I truly hope I am not gaining weight, I am very motivated, I feel great and very satisfied.

Good luck to all my followers and readers. The Tuna-Salad was super-delicious and avocado is so much better than mayo, will definitely make it again.

Will read and comment on your blogs tomorrow, want to make a tea for me and my husband now and watch a chick-flick (poor hubby)... Need something easy that takes my mind off work, weight loss, news and politics.

Thank you to all of you! You truly help me with your support, comments and your inspirational success-stories!


  1. Stardustic,

    You really have your act together. Love reading about your approach. Glad to see you made it to the real food stage. Great job with the physical exercise (PE).. keep going and soon you will be shrinking away

  2. OMG with all that exercise you are totally going to drop a bunch.

    I did not gain anything during the mushies phase. I lost 15 between the 3 day pre-op diet and the 6 days following surgery.

    However, I struggled to maintain an additional loss of 1-3 lbs during that time (I am officially still on mushies, but I can tolerate most things right now. Just 2 days till regular diet). It is definitely harder to lose on mushies, but the exercise should help a great deal.

  3. Your lunch sounded so good! Can't wait to get to mushies to try it!!
    I do love your approach and I am going to try to do the same!!
    Great Job!!

  4. Thank you so much, I wanted to watch a movie last night and I just fell asleep. The exercise and the sun really got to me. Still have to work on the water... have to drink more... The scale did not move :-(

    Pookie, yes, the lunch was very delicious, had the same for lunch today again.

    I felt my band for the first time today, but will blog about it separately ;-)

  5. Hey there,
    I just found your blog and wanted to let you know you are doing just fantastic! Congrats on a wonderful decision and look forward to more posts :)