Captain's Log: Day 1

First smoothie of the day didn’t taste as good as I’d hoped. I started the day with what I will call my French Vanilla Wake-Up Cup. I took 9.5 ounces of chilled coffee and added two scoops of Muscle Milk Vanilla protein powder (70g protein), Fat Free French Vanilla creamer, and ice. I blended it together and voila, a perfectly nasty coffee smoothie with an abundance of protein! Seriously, it was gross. I had every reason to hope that it wouldn’t have been nasty because it actually taste good hot. Crap! It was nasty.

*note: Warm beverages in the morning.


Right now, I’m drinking my snack smoothie. This is what I like to call the PearlfeKt Sunrise (named after my sorority line name.) This was 9.5 ounces of orange juice, mango, strawberries, pineapples, and ice. I make this all the time, but I skipped the added sugar. It’s as tasty as it always was, though a bit bitter because of the citric acid and the lack of sugar. Hey, no one said this was going to be easy though!


At lunch, I decided that I’m going to visit the local bakery to get a bowl of their Cheesy Potato soup. Cream based soups are okay so I decided that I would just scoop it into my blender, add milk to increase creamy consistency, and blend into a cream. Is that cheating? I don’t know, but I need something warm to “eat.”


1:05 PM CST: I seriously put forth a mountain of effort for this “cream of potato” soup. I blended it, salted it (yes, I know everything is supposed to be low sodium, but I just couldn’t) then I warmed it, and now… I’m sweating and I feel like I worked for this high effort soup. Points for me though because it is, in fact, cream of potato now. Because it’s hearty, I feel like I can last through the end of the workday but we’ll see. Some of the literature my surgeon gave me said that I could have oatmeal or cream of wheat so I see nothing wrong with a thick potato mixture. And as an FYI, this soup, without salt, tastes and looks like baby vomit. I added salt.

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