Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 Month Check-up

I saw my Surgeon today... well, the physicians assistant. Apparently he was present for the surgery. Cool with me, the more help for the surgeon, the better. He was really nice, asked how I was doing. I am great, IMO. No stomach issues, just the lactose thing, but I take Lactaid before cheese and what not, so it's not really a bother. I did forget to get my bloodwork done, so I am going this weekend and they will call me if anything looks off. I think it will be fine, I feel great, I am not kidding! No regrets!

Today was a fun food day for me, I had an awesome shake for breakfast:

PB&J Shake
1/4 cup Peanut flour (16 grams protein)
1 cup 1% milk
3 ice cubes
5 small frozen strawberries
2 tbsp sf Strawberry Torani Syrup

For a snack, 2 wedges Laughing Cow cheese with some baked multigrain tortilla chips. Also yum!

For lunch, I had left over dinner from last night. For an afternoon snack, 1 sf Reese's PB Cup and 1 Ghiradelli dark chocolate square. Then, Dave and I went to his parents house for supper. Has Mom was celebrating her birthday, so she made proscuitto wrapped cod with Chicken Flavored Orzo. It was wonderful! I had my small amount. But I didn't take a picture, sorry, that's just rude at the dinner table. :)

Finally, to round out my day, I am having a that low sugar Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal with the other half of the banana from yesterday. So, you can look at a pic of yesterdays breakfast if you want to see that.

I am watching Failure to Launch, what a cute movie. Gnight all!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dietitian Day!

I went to see my dietitian today! She said I am doing great! I then went over vitamins with her because frankly, I am sick of mine. I bought a 3 month supply of calcium and multi vitamins prior to the surgery and I miss the Flintstones and Calcium Chews. There's a lot of discussion among WLS patients over whether or not Flintstones are appropriate (they lack selenium) and whether we absorb calcium carbonate. To be honest, I have been informed that since I take the calcium with meals, they will absorb whether they are citrate or carbonate and the surgeon checks my blood levels and would notice a deficiency, so I am not going to worry anymore, and I am going to save some money and by this stuff at the grocery store, not online where I have to pay for shipping and obscene amounts of money for special vitamins.

Moving on, I had some decent meals today... Wanna see???


Breakfast: Yummy yummy yummy! I had low sugar apple and Cinnamon oatmeal (made with water) and half a sliced banana:

For a snack, I had the pepperoni chips again with a Mozzarella stick.For lunch I had the chili again that I had yesterday, only today I also had some steamed broccoli because I noticed my veggies were lacking.
For a snack, I had some of the cantaloupe I cut up last night and 4 oz ciobani vanilla yogurt (I add a packet of splenda to sweeten it a bit more).
Supper was ground beef sauteed with onions on top of 1/2 cup pasta mixed with pasta sauce and roasted zucchini. Roasted Zucchini is sooooo easy to make and by far my favorite way to eat veggies. I simply chop the veggies, toss in a little olive oil and garlic powder (not garlic salt!). Place on a pan and put in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes turning halfway. Yum, and it makes the house smell good! Bonus!
On another note, I have been exercising like crazy! I joined Planet Fitness (I think I have mentioned this before) and man, I am tired. I try to do at least 45 mins a day, five days a week. My dietician says 30 mins a day, 5 days a week is good.
So, looks like I am doing well there.
Right now I am watching bones. Love Booth! Sigh, he's total beefcake.
What are you watching?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gonna be a long one...

So, I got out of my nightly habit of posting, so I was careful to keep track today and take pics of what I have been eating. So, here's everything from today with the exception of my afternoon snack and dinner 9the pics didn't come out nice).
Breakfast was a Banana Protein Smoothie:
Snack was pepperoni chips and a mozzarella cheese stick (as you can see it's torn in half). This is the first time I tried the pepperoni this way and I gotta tell ya, it's awesome!!!! Nuke pepperoni for 45 seconds on a couple paper towels. Num, num, num!
For lunch I had 4 oz of my turkey chili with a wedge of Chipotle Cheese by Laughing Cow

Not pictured, I had 4 oz ciobani (vanilla) with 4 frozen strawberries, thawed and for dinner I had chicken with tom sauce and mozzarella and some steamed broccoli.
For a snack tonight, I had some melon and 2 cheese wedges. I have been craving cheese today. It's yummy!

I guess that's it for today. Night all!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chicken Tonight

Today, I am very, very, very tired! I had trouble focusing a work. I am going to be hitting the sack early tonight folks.

Anyhow, here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with american cheese and tomato
Snack: 1/2 cup vanilla Ciobani, 1 packet splenda
Lunch: 1 cup Trader Joes Tomato soup mixed with 1 scoop unflavored Nectar and 1 slice chicken cold cut.
Snack: Canellini bean and Heirloom tomato salad (1/2 cup) with my version balsamic dressing.

Dinner: Chicken Tetrazzini (w/out peas because Dave doesn't like them). I used the recipe from Eggface's blog. Yum, yum, yummy!!! It was absolute heaven. I had it with some frozen spinach.
Snack: I will probably have a protein shake. We shall see what my lazy bum feels like doing in an hour or so.

Good night all!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dentists are not scary!

Nope, but their drills are. I had a tooth break so I had to go to he dentist this afternoon. My dentist is really nice, very friendly and cares about the pain inflicted upon us when they drill holes into our teeth. He gave me some Novocaine and after ten minutes, I still felt sensitivity at the site of the illusive broken tooth, so I got more Novocaine. Yay (sarcastically). Not that I want to feel pain, but o me needing more Novocaine is not a good sign. Plus I loath needles. Anyways, it went fine. He had to take out the piece of the tooth that broke off and removed my original filling and replaced it with a medicated one. If it works out, I can get it replaced with a permanent one in 4 to six months. If not, I am looking at a root canal. AWESOME! So, I am sitting here now 5 and a half hours later and the Novocaine just wore off. It is sore, but not excruciating. We'll see how it's feeling in the am.

I know, why am I talking about my dental experience??? You didn't come here for that, right? Right, only I had to make some adjustments to my daily food intake today as I cannot chew comfortably at the moment. So, here's what I ate today pre-dental appointment:

Strawberry Kiwi Nectar drink: 1 scoop straw kiwi Nectar and 12 oz Vitamin Water Zero (mixed berry flavor)

1 egg, 1 slice American cheese and 1/2 whole wheat english muffin

1 cup wendy's chili with packet sour cream and packet saltines (and 1/2 whole wheat flat bread round)

Post dental appointment:

Trader Joe's Tomato soup with Roasted Red Pepper and 1 scoop unflavored Nectar

Pumpkin spice protein Shake:

1 scoop Vanilla shake mix

8 oz vanilla silk

1/4 cup canned pumpkin (just pumpkin, not the pie filling)

dash allspice and dash cinnamon

4 ice cubes


Ok, so later I am having a cup of oatmeal with a few banana slices. Soft and easy going down, plus I definitely made my protein quota for the day... :) Go me!

I would normally try to have more veggies, but I need some soft foods, so I will add them back in tomorrow.

Anyone else LOVE the House of Night series? I just finished Chosen, and started Uninvited... These books are addictive!

Edited to add:

Here's a pic of my supper. I made old fahioned oats (1/2 cup) in 1 cup water, topped with sf maple syrup. Yummy. I could only eat about half.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some random stuff

I went to update the look of my blog and noticed I have a really old picture up, and I cannot seem to add more, so I am going to here. This is a picture of me at my highest weight-280. Urgh, I never want to see that again!


And here is me two weeks ago:

I know, can't see too much of my new shape, but look at my face, big difference!! :)

Ok, that's really it for today.

Ah, jury duty....

I was called for jury duty. It started today and was well, lets face it, boring. We spent the day in a room waiting for something to happen and nothing did. No one was called at all... So, we get to go back tomorrow. We shall see. I did go to Whole Foods after and shopped for some things you can't find in my regular supermarket. I bought some coconut shavings (put in recipes from MY favorite blog to read-the world according to eggface), some tea I love, frozen peaches, some yummy cheese, and I hit up the warm bar for lunch and had a small bit of indian chicken something or other that ended up being incredibly spicy.

I just finished making faux fried zucchini and parmesan dip (from world according to eggface) and I loved it (as did my fiance-who just finished gobbling up the rest). This evening, I will make baked bruschetta by request of the fiance. I am thinking I won't have any as I have had some issues with cheese lately. I don't remember if I posted something about this yet, but it as been causeing some digestive issues lately. I hadn't had any in a while, due to some poor experiences, and yesterday I tried an ounce of munster. Let's just say it wasn't pretty. Eew and ouch.

So I don't know what I will have for dinner. Will possibly post it later.

Oh, and I am officially down 62 pounds. It feels incredible!!!!
How are you all doing that have had the surgery, too?

Edited to add:

What I had for dinner. Dave and I went out to lunch yesterday at TGIFridays. I had a right portion/right price meal. It's called Parmesan Crusted Chicken and it's about 4 oz chicken with crunchy parmesan topping (not breaded), tomatoes and mozzarella balls (the small one's and there were two cut in half) and 5 spinich and ricotta stuffed-yeah, stuffed (NOT) tortellini. I was glad there was only a little filling in the tortellini. I ate half there and the other half tonight. Apparently I did a great job eyeballing the meal because when I weighed what was left today, it was 2 oz chicken and 2 oz tortellini. I ate most of the tomatoes, I got full, so I stopped. But I ate my protein first!!!! Here's a horrible pic of it:

Well, that's all for today. Ciao!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Holy Crap Moment

Ok, maybe not too holy crap to some people, but I got on the scale today and I way 219 pounds! I am officially down 61 pounds! I have lost a small child. Holy CRAP!

Ok, moving on...
I am trying to continue with posting what I am putting into my mouth, so without further adieu:

Egg (fried) with pam and 1 slice american cheese on 1/2 english muffin
3 oz Chicken (left over chicken marsala) with 1 oz potato (baked) and 5 green beans
4 oz Ciobani vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup frozen strawberries (also, 1 packet splenda mixed in)
3 oz Chicken and 1/2 cup long grain wild rice
2 deviled eggs (way to go protein!)

So, I am supposed to have 6 meals a day, as you can see that did not happen. Will try again tomorrow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ho Hum

I am going to vent here. I am apparently one of those people that become lactose intolerant after surgery. Bye bye mini pizza's, bye bye cheese, bye bye milky protein shakes. Ok, I am done.

So I have planned my attack. I will sub milk for Silk for my shakes. I will have to avoid cheese (pouting). I can tolerate yogurt, which is good because it's a huge staple in my diet. I think tomorrow I will try yogurt in a protein shake with water... Hmm, I will experiment and get back to you.

I think I will start taking pics of food and posting what I am eating. For now, I will put what I have eaten so far today:

Breakfast: 1/2 cup south western eggbeaters

Snack: 4 oz vanilla ciobani, 3 sliced strawberries and drizzle sf caramel sauce

Lunch: Perdue Chicken Cutlet topped with Prego traditional pasta sauce

Snack: Peach fruit cup (no sugar added in it's own juice) and 3 small sf cookies.

Dinner, I don't know yet. I will update later... :)