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Thursday, March 31, 2011

5-day pouch test, again.....

... and this time I'm working it HARD. I'm on day 4 right now, and it's going pretty well. http://www.5daypouchtest.com/

I'd like to see some serious progress before my annual Memorial Day campout (and my bandiversary in June), so I think I'm going to spend the time between now and May 25th cycling a SIX day pouch test, plus one day off, every week.

So, that would be:

Monday, Tuesday -- liquid protein

Wednesday, Thursday -- soft protein (Wed: eggs and fish, cottage cheese, Thurs : ground meat, shrimp options too)

Friday, Saturday -- firm protein (all other meats, tofu - which acts like a firm meat for me, pouch-wise)

Sunday -- off, variety of healthy choices

I'm hoping this will yield some forward motion on the scale, and I think I can stick with it given the "off" day, at least for a few weeks. The weekend of April 14-17 will have to be somewhat "off" too, because I'll be at a campout where the food is all prepped as part of the cost of the event. The woman that does the food for it has a RNY bypass, though, so she always prepares some options that are WLS-friendly.

For now, I am going to switch my weigh-in day from Thursday to Sunday. This will let me weigh only once per week, instead of weighing on Thursday and then again for the Challenge on Sunday.

I might change my mind on this whole diet sprint, depending on if my energy levels balance out or not. I had a rough time this morning at the gym. I did get in an hour of cardio, but it wasn't particularly enthusiastic cardio. hehehe ;)

But for now, this is the tenative plan! Rar!!


  1. BTW - Thanks for your sweet comments on my post. I'm only about 10 lbs. smaller than you and I bet you pass me up real soon. I don't know how tall you are (I'm 5'8"). Let's see some recent pix! I bet you look great.