What are you eating/doing today? (Wednesday)

crqvingchange
on 2/7/18 3:44 am

Good morning everyone. Lisa i could sure use some of your turkey chili today, it is cold.

The service centre did not fix my car yesterday, so they have given me a rental until they can figure it out. I also saw my doctor yesterday and he is very happy with me. Bloodwork was good, and BP is excellent, weight good.

Today I'm going swimming, to yoga, and then to the gym. DH and I didn't make it to the movie last night, but we are going tonight instead.

Accountability: Yesterday some Costco samples ambushed me and got in my mouth. Not good.

The eats today at 3.5 years post-op:

B. Buckets of decaf throughout the day, Protein coffee shake

L. Chicken salad made with diced chicken, walnuts, sliced apple, sweet peppers and WF Honey/Dijon dressing

S. Costco rotisserie chicken salad on cucumber crackers

D. Salmon with a poached egg on top, Hollandaise, French green beans.

Totals: 893, Carbs 25, Fibre 10, Fat 56, Protein 72

Have a great day everyone.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

Meggles07
on 2/7/18 5:04 am - Canada

Good morning :)

I think I'm going to hibernate from the snow today. I have rescheduled anything from this week to later in the month. I might try to do a few chores around here...

Post-op two years, eleven months.

Breakfast - crackers

Snack - Greek yogurt, cereal

Lunch - chicken wrap

Snack - KD maybe

Dinner - tbd

All water and vits.

Lisa C.
on 2/7/18 5:48 am

Good morning all.

Yes, chili will be my comfort food today! I was going to go boxing today but looking at the weather it looks like shoveling several times will be my exercise today.

I am 7 months post surgery and this is my plan for the day.

All vits and water

B-decaf coffee and protein shake

S-1/2 an apple and 1tbs peanut butter

L-cup of turkey chili

S-sf jello

D-cup of turkey chili and maybe a couple of soda crackers

S-protein shake

Everyone keep warm, drive safe if you are going out and have a great day!

Referred April 2016, Orientation September 21, 2016; Psyc appointment November 23, 2016; Nurse Practitioner assessment November 30, 2016; Nutrition Class December 7, 2016; Social Worker assessment December 9, 2016; Nutrition 1:1 January 26, 2017 and Surgeon April 7, 2017; Pre-admission June 12, 2017; Surgery date June 20, 2017 with Dr. T. Jackson TWH.

Pre surgery loss 20 lbs, M1-17 lb, M2-16, M3-16.2, M4-7, M5-10.8, M6-+8, M7-4, M8-

Goal 1- 50 pound loss by Jan. 1, 2018 (245.6 lbs) reached August 10, 2017

Goal 2 - 100 pound loss by June 21, 2018 (one year post op) (195.6) reached TBD

Ginnny
on 2/7/18 6:16 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

Good morning CC!! Sorry to hear about your car, that sucks that they don't know what the issue is.

I've been awake since 1:47 this morning. I started to drift off in the 4:30 hour but my alarm went off at 6 so no I didn't get much sleep and there was no way I was getting up for the gym. I will go to the community centre at lunch time and do laps there.

Post Op 21+ mos

B - 1/2 multigrain bagel, 1 egg, 1 slice cheese

S - greek yogurt, 2 oz blueberries

L - Costco Rotisserie chicken salad

S - deli turkey, 1/2 an orange

D - TBD

Totals for the above Cal 868, Protein 91, Carbs 58

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

Linda M.
on 2/7/18 8:47 am - Orillia, Canada

Good morning all,

Chili is on the menu for me today as well. I find it tasty, filling and easy on my pouch. The only challenge is that my family likes it too and if I don't package some and put it away (in the freezer or bring it to work), the fruit of my labour disappears.

I hear you about the Costco samples and have decided not to partake at all - accept for the Tide pods (lol). I was there with my husband and they had a cracker they were highlighting with cheese on top. He asked if I was going to try it; I said no. He asked again saying you can eat that - even if it's just the cheese. I said no. He opened his mouth again, looked at my face, and we walked on. I'm trying really hard to eat what and when I'm supposed to and no more. Justifications are slippery slopes to me. I'll try to keep reminding myself of this - for the rest of my life.

Eats today at 10 months post op are:

B - Protein shake and bogs of black decaf.

S - Armstrong cheese stick

L - 3/4 cup of homemade chili

D - 1 cup beef barley soup, 4 Mary's crackers and 1 oz. Havarti cheese

S - 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup low fat granola and sliced strawberries

Calories: 858, Protein: 67, Carbs: 81. All water and vitamins.

C.C. Carbs are coming from the chili (good) and the granola (tasty, but not necessary. Should I just be omitting that from my snack? I like the crunch, but have avoided almost all other grains for a reason (no bread, pasta, rice). The odd sweet potato, little or no new potatoes, and Mary's crackers the odd time. My vegetables and fruit have fallen off and I am still working on better meal plans and more advanced preparation. All advice helps - many thanks.

Orientation: June 29th, 2016, Surgery March 22, 2017. Pre-surgery: 16 lbs, (Size 2x, 18/20), M1: 19 lbs. (Size 1x, 16/18), M2: 13 lbs. (Size 16, XL) M3: 10 lbs. (Size 14/16, large). M4: 6 lbs. (Size 14, large/medium). M5: 10 lbs. (Size 14, solid medium - lol), M6: 9 lbs. (Size 12, medium). M7: 8 lbs. (Size 10/12 and small/medium). M8: 7 lbs. (Size 10 and small/medium). M9: 2 lbs. (Size 8/10 - small/medium). Lost 100 lbs by Month 9! M10: 5 lbs. M11: 4 lbs. One year: 6 lbs. Total 111 lbs. lost!

crqvingchange
on 2/7/18 7:31 pm

Linda i would lose the granola for now. Birdiegirl always says pedal to the metal until you hit goal. Once you are in maintenance is the time to play with more carby foods. Some on here never do go back to a more carby diet and follow a keto diet so that they don't have to deal with cravings. If you are missing crunch, you can add chia, hemp, sunflower seeds to your yogurt. That will also up your fibre.

Your sense of humour is wonderful - bogs of decaf.

Until you are at goal it's always protein first and then if you have room, non-starchy veg. Some of the things that you've listed will still be there once you are in maintenance. Linda why not cut the carbs to under 50, and keep the calories in the 650-850 range for 2 weeks and see what happens. Because you are closer to your goal, it takes more effort.

Breakfast Calories kcal Carbs g Fat g Protein g Fiber g Sugar g
Premier Protein - Vanilla Protein Shake, 11 oz 160 4 3 30 2 1
Armstrong - Cheddar Cheese Stick, 1 stick 80 0 7 5 0 0
Homemade - Turkey Chili (No Beans), 1 cup 155 14 5 14 4 0
Homemade - Paleo Beef Vegetable Soup, 9 ounces 182 8 9 23 2 0
Skyr - Plain, 100 gram 63 4 0 11 0 4
Strawberries, raw, 0.25 cup, halves 12 3 0 0 1 2
Havarti - Havarti, 30 g 120 0 10 7 0 0
Seeds - Chia, 0.5 tablespoon 35 6 2 1 3 0
Add Food Quick Tools 807 39 36 91 12 7

I made a few changes to your menu for today, and you can see that the protein is much higher and the carbs are quite a bit lower. It's basically the same menu with small changes. Not sure if this helps.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

Linda M.
on 2/8/18 6:54 am - Orillia, Canada

Thank you for this - I so appreciate what you have provided. Birdie Girl is a wise owl - as are you. I will do so. My protein has always been much higher and my carbs lower, but as pointed out, some of my choices has changed this.

I am very committed, as you know, and will make the changes accordingly. Next week I will do just protein and dairy for a week and see what happens.

You're the greatest mentor - I think I'll adopt you!

Linda

Orientation: June 29th, 2016, Surgery March 22, 2017. Pre-surgery: 16 lbs, (Size 2x, 18/20), M1: 19 lbs. (Size 1x, 16/18), M2: 13 lbs. (Size 16, XL) M3: 10 lbs. (Size 14/16, large). M4: 6 lbs. (Size 14, large/medium). M5: 10 lbs. (Size 14, solid medium - lol), M6: 9 lbs. (Size 12, medium). M7: 8 lbs. (Size 10/12 and small/medium). M8: 7 lbs. (Size 10 and small/medium). M9: 2 lbs. (Size 8/10 - small/medium). Lost 100 lbs by Month 9! M10: 5 lbs. M11: 4 lbs. One year: 6 lbs. Total 111 lbs. lost!

crqvingchange
on 2/8/18 6:59 am

Well this makes YOU a wise owl, rflmao. I changed today's breakfast just for you.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

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