Hey WLS Peeps? How are you all? My back is a bit better, thanks everyone for your well wishes! We had quite the snow storm yesterday and I had to cancel my PCP appt. Driving home was just horrible.
Accountability: Well I added in a banana in the evening, and a couple of "Quality Street" caramels, so yummy yet so wrong! LOL
QOTD: So we have lots of newbies on our menu thread and I am sure there are lots of newbies that read but never post so I want you to tell us all a tip/trick/or nugget of info that helped you out a lot when you were first post op. Please try and remember back that far! One thing that I remember reading on here was how to get all your liquids in. I struggled with this a lot when I was fresh post op. I hated water, it hurt to go down. And I struggled to find a protein shake I liked. I felt so lost. Then I read from a Vet on here that all liquids count towards your daily total. And for some reason I was only counting if it was a protein shake or water. But once I figured out I could drink decaf coffee, tea, flavoured water (such as Crystal Light), dilute diet cranberry juice, popsicles, broth, clear soup, and I found some protein shakes that you mix with water not milk and they were so much better! So what is your tip for the newbies?
Time since surgery: 4 yrs + 2 months
Menu is copied & pasted from MFP:
|Breakfast - 7:00am||Calories kcal||Protein g||Carbs g||Fat g||Sugar g||Fiber g|
|Premier Protein - Vanilla Protein Shake (used as creamer)||320||60||8||6||2||4|
|Lunch - 11:00am|
|Clover Leaf - Solid White Tuna In Water (Albacore), 0.5 can drained (60 g)||70||16||0||1||0||0|
|Generic - Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette, 2 tablespoon||90||0||4||8||2||0|
|Snack # 2 - 3:00pm|
|Trader Joe's - Turkey Kielbasa, 2 oz||80||11||1||4||0||0|
|Kraft - Mustard, 1 tsp||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dinner - 7:00pm|
|Ragu - Pasta Sauce, Original Mushroom, 0.5 cup (125 mL)||70||2||11||2||7||2|
|Janet and Greta - Chicken Meatball, 4 meatballs||113||11||1||5||1||0|
|Snack #3 - 10:00pm|
|Pc Skyr Yogurt - Vanilla, 100 g||80||10||9||0||6||0|
|(Faye) Smuckers (Cda) - No Sugar Added, Raspberry Jam, 0.5 TBSP (15 ml)||10||0||3||0||2||1|
|Kellog's All Bran Buds - All Bran Buds, 0.25 Cup (28g)||53||2||17||1||5||8|
|Your Daily Goal||975||122||49||33||72||25|
|Calories kcal||Protein g||Carbs g||Fat g||Sugar g||Fiber|
TOTALS: 886 calories, 112 protein, 54 carbs
V: Patches are on + extra oral Dry D3 & B12
E: 6km hike in the snow with the dogs and then yoga with hubby in the evening
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Daisy 5'5" HW: 275 SW: 254 CW:125
RNY Nov 15, 2013- Dr David Urbach Toronto Western Hospital
Hi Everyone! SO glad you are feeling better. We have crappy weather here, too. Lot of icy roads after a storm yesterday but even though most schools have a 2 hour delay, I need to leave on time to get to an all day off-site training.
Accountability: I was stressed enough to have eaten an elephant yesterday, but thankfully I didn't have time, haha. I actually switched out lunch and dinner to lower calorie options so I ended the day under 900 calories.
QOTD: My best trick was to set about a zillion alarms on my phone to remind me to eat, drink, take vitamins, etc.
I'm going to an all day training today with food provided. They said deli sandwiches, so I am planning to eat deli meat and no bread. I'm bringing a few high protein snacks, as an option, too.
Good morning menu folks! The precipitation is gone, but it is colder and very windy. I really bundled up and now I am snuggling with my coffee to warm my fingers.
QOTD: I know that getting my liquids was hard at first, but it was SO important. I wasn't able to drink plain water for many months after surgery. I found several things that helped. I added Crystal Light or Mio drops that helped. I was able to drink unsweetened ice tea. Hot herbal tea was the best in lots of flavors. The warm temperature really helped me to be able to drink more. I also ate lots of SF popsicles. They helped with the fluids and the desire to chew.
Another issue was that when I came off of my liquid diet, my surgeon wanted me to eat soft foods, but most of those were carb heavy, not protein filled. I pureed chicken, turkey, salmon and tilapia in the blender with a little bit of broth. It was good dense protein and filled me up. I would make a batch and freeze a tablespoonful in ice cube trays, then heat them in the microwave.
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, ham, 1/2 cup plain oatmeal
Snack: Cappuccino protein shake, almonds
Lunch: fish, salad
Snack: string cheese, melon
Dinner: hamburger, broccoli slaw, blueberries
Exercise: I'd like to get to the pool this evening for a swim, several short walks
I got addicted to those SF popsicles. My local Kroger did away with the popsicle brand ones and are only selling theirs and I do not like those AT ALL. And everyone else in town is sold out of them right now. LOL My family thinks I need a 12-step meeting for my popsicle addiction.
Highest Weight: 312, Day Of Surgery: 291.5
M1: -25.5, M2: -13.5, M3: -12.8
Good Morning Daisy and Menu Family,
Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was extremely dizzy all day long, plus I had kind of a busy day and just didn't get on here to post, sorry. I am still dizzy so I think I will go to the doctor today. I've also had double vision for 2 weeks, so something is off. I hope they can figure out what it is at the doctor. I heard from my bariatric doctor, though and all my 2-year labs were good!
QOTD: Don't waste your "honeymoon" phase. I didn't realize that the rapid weight loss from this surgery only last about a year and then maintenance is hard. Listen to the vets when they tell you to eat right from the start! My tip is to eat a lot of Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt. It comes in many delicious flavors and has 12 g of protein and goes down easily. My favorite flavor is caramel apple pie.
Accountability: Yesterday: Protein - 62, Calories - 1,120, Carbs - 111.
B: prosciutto & mozzarella sticks, light & fit Greek yogurt
L: ham & cheese sandwich
D: sloppy joe meat
S: prosciutto & mozzarella sticks, light & fit Greek yogurt, banana, 2 Atkin's peanut butter cups
E: Still deep snow out, so maybe walking at the mall or Walmart. Depends on how dizzy I am.
Have a GREAT day everyone!
Karen, I sure hope it isn't anything serious. Definitely get to your doctor pronto!
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350