Saturday didn't go so well. The shakes are going down well but by mid afternoon I stood up and almost passed out which worried me. I should have taken my blood pressure but rode it out. I finally got up slowly and took a potassium supplement and then had 4 saltine crackers with a bit of peanut butter. I think my sodium is low after 4 days of pee'ing every 3 hours! Felt much better and didn't feel guilty with taking in a bit of carbs.
We were invited to my BIL/SIL for dinner and I told her I would only eat the chicken breast which was fine with them. She's trying to lose some weight too. I brought a huge pan of low carb veges (asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, onions, garlic) with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a bunch of herbs and spices. They started with a bowl of pasta, as I sipped diet Iced Tea and then we had the main course and salad. The salad had a few pinenuts in it but I decided I certainly wasn't cheating. Cheating would be eating the bowl of pasta. Afterwards we went to another BIL/SIL (that I really don't like much) as they had invited all 4 of us for dessert for BIL's birthday. Some sort of creamy pineapplely thingy. I had no problem saying no thanks as it is something I have never liked anyway. It is funny to see everyone's reactions when you say no thanks to something. I was offered all sorts of other things including an apple. You have to realize this was 10:00 at night and I am usually in bed and really never eat past 7:00. So even with these little extras (I refuse to call them cheats) I am progressing well on the pre-op diet. I've dropped a couple more pounds but will record my weight on the Ticker next Wednesday.
Funny, this morning I slept in until 10:30 which is so rare, I was shocked. I am usually awake at 6:30 am! I guess my body is in some sort of denial and figures if I won't feed it, it might as well sleep. 10 days of shakes left to do!