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Home from the Hospital – The Panic sets in

I’m getting a bit nervous. Today is my second day home and I’m a bit scared about the amount of liquids I can drink. It seems like ALOT to me.

I am on full liquids and supposed to be trying to get 50-60 grams of protein per day. This is what I had yesterday.

8oz protein drink made with skim milk 3o grams of protein in mix 9 in milk.
4oz tomato soup made with skim milk & added skim milk mix for extra protein.

That gave me 5 more grams of protein
Then I had about 2oz of yogurt that got me about 2.5 grams of protein.

I was able to drink about 30 oz of water or clear liquids and about 8 oz of tomato juice throughout the day.

Now today I’ve been up for about 9 hours dozing on and off and sipping CONSTANTLY. I have a little tickle in my throat that is making me cough if I don’t kern drinking.

So far today I’ve had:

8oz of protein mixed with water – 35 grams of protein.
12 oz of 1/2 diet cranberry juice 1/2 water.
12 oz of decaf tea with milk & splenda.
4 oz of tomato juice.
4oz tomato soup made with skim milk & added skim milk mix for extra protein.

I seem to be able to drink 2-3 oz of liquid pretty quickly (like in 5-8min) without getting that “full” feeling.

Is this bad? I’m a little scared I can drink too much.
Does this mean I will be able to eat too much right away too?

I am so scared I am going to mess this up or that I am going to fail.

Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

I made up a batch of this soup in my Crockpot the other day. I froze 6 servings in once cup Ziploc containers for lunches later, and kept 3 servings in the refrigerator for this coming week. I didn’t use all the liquid that was in the Crockpot at the end of cooking because I wanted the soup to be thicker. I was a little disappointed at the consistency of the soup, even after putting it through the blender for quite some time it was a little grainy and I was hoping more for a creamy consistency like thick and creamy split pea soup. If anyone has any suggestions for how I might achieve that better I’d love to hear it!  I used the rest of the liquid that was in the crock pot which was about 2 ½ cups to cook some long grain brown rice for dinner that night and gave us a sort of refried bean flavored rice.

Calorie Count: 1 Cup = 125 Calories


  • Crock Pot – Black Bean Soup
  • 1lb Dried Black Beans – Sorted, soaked overnight and then rinsed and drained.
  • 6 Cups – Chicken Stock
  • 5 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon – Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon –  Cumin Powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon – Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon – Hot Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon – Paprika

Preparation: Sort black beans and soak overnight, rinse drain and add to crock pot. Put all ingredients in the crock pot stir to combine and cook on high for 3 ½ hours. Stir again and then cook on low for another 2 ½ hours. When completed used either an immersion blender to puree or add to a blender in small batches.

(Recipe came from a user named SCHNOZZLES at

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