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I'm sorry to post this and make you rethink dinner.
I have been eating a lot of catfish lately, and it dawned on me to remind people to fish the worms out first before eating.
Then I started researching it, to see if fish parasites ever migrate to humans (rarely, if ever), and one thing lead to another.
Status: Insurance Victor: 5.5 months, two denials, three submissions, one employer review board, but I finally won AND I persuaded hubby's employer to direct UHC to change their criteria
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VSG 6/12/13 - Dr. Macik, Atlanta
I tried to get on earlier and post, but my computer at work kept kicking me out. We had to go to beg for money next year at a meeting tonight. Hope they fund us.
B: Protein Decaf Coffee
S: Decaf Coffee
S: Lemon Tea Protein Drink
L: Salad w/ deli turkey & roast beef, 1/4 cup mozerella cheese, 2 tbls lite raspberry vineg. dressing
S: Lemon Tea Protein Drink
S: 2 Carbquik Cream Cheese cookies
D: Carbquik Lasagna
S: Protein Hot Chocolate
Water/Fluids: 105 ozs.
Miles: None today
We've all been eating these things for ever. They are a little variety in your protein intake. :-) I got over it, but I do flake my fish apart before I take a bite. The worms are always dead, and I'm sure I've eaten my fair share over the years.
Catfish are bottom feeders, but so are farm raised Talapia that you buy in the grocery store. There are huge tanks and Bass are raised on the top layers and Talapia are the bottom feeders of those tanks. The two species are raised together because Talapia cleans the tanks - just like a catfish would.
MENU: (DS Maintenance Mode
B - 2 protein coffees (60g)
S - Fage Greek yogurt w/blueberries and a protein coffee (30g)
S - JayRobb protein bar
S - snack size popcorn
L - leftover chicken thigh
S - peanuts
D - nachos and chili
morning batch: done
4 calcium batches: done
evening batch: starting
5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
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thanks to all that replied I will ignore the scale and keep plugging away
Curious tp see what you learn in group Gina.
I would really love to know what my metabolism was over a year ago as I was using the bodyfit media and would always be in a calorie deficit (I wasnt even a year out of surgery) and was exercising a lot...jogging 10 miles a week with probably another 5 miles of walking and would STILL not lose weight. I have a feeling I am now even in a worse place and not exercising as I should .....as have been so, so tired. Will post about that this weekend when I have more time. I really think my issue pre-surgery was metabolic syndrome (lose 30 pounds pretty easily and then my body would think I was starving and then my addictive component would kick in with frustration at no more loss) combined with PCOS and my lipedema. Just so, so frustrating at times and still worrisome to me.
Would LOVE to know my resting metabolic rate now.
Another beautiful day in Pennsylvania. Glad my air conditioner in my bedroom works. Going shortly to grandson's pre school graduation. He is such a cutie.
B egg, cheddar cheese, slice ham, 4 cherries
S hardboiled egg, baby bell
L porkchop, 1/2 banana
S cottage cheese, walnuts
D probably tuna and couscous salad
No totals for sure but made my protein and fluid
Miles am walk
I think despite being 259 pounds pre op my metabolism wasn't too bad. I stuffed myself with all kinds of carby crap all day long. As much as i was probably eating, I should have weighed way more. How embarassing to admit.Right now i think it is still pretty good. I had been losing about 10 lbs a month. This is the first week i haven't lost any weight. I do eat a good breakfast and exercise 4 to 5 times a week to try to keep it going.
I will be interested to hear what you learn.
Before WLS I could lose weight, I just couldn't keep it off. If I got serious and really watched what I ate and exercised all the time so I don't think mine was broken. I ate a lot of junk food and ate out almost every meal every day.
I think my metabolism slowed down as I aged. I find when I exercise it seems to work better. Never really studied it so those are just thoughts from my wandering mind today....
I mix mine with about 1/2 of a 20 ounce bottle of water and a stick of Crystal Light Lemon Tea in a 20 ounce blender bottle like Price said without the ball. Then I add crushed ice to it and then as much of the remaining water bottle as I can get to fill the blender bottle. I can usually get the whole 20 ounces of water in there if I don't add too much ice.
I also get the Route 44 Unsweetened Tea from Sonic and add 4 Sweet & Low to it. I pour some of the tea in a blender bottle and a scoop of the Lemon Tea Protein and mix it well, pour it back into my Sonic cup.
I love my Lemon Tea!!
It will be different after surgery. Now your body is used to solid food and all the liquid is strange to it. Your taste will change too. I did get tired of all the sweet stuff. Injury chicken soup was a life saver. I was on Optifast for 4 weeks with 1 small food meal a day. I could have one of their soups for one meal a day and that was great. You can also mix unflavored protein with V8 if you need a break from sweet.
You can do it. It will only be another 11 days. And if you need to eat something, it surely isn't going to kill you. Just stick with the plan the last few days. When you look at all the pre-op diets that different drs use, you know there is no RIGHT answer. Just do your best and be sensible.
Wow. I grew up on fish and am having fish for supper tonight, frozen. I certainly believe you but would have never thought about it. I do remember growing up that we didn't eat catfish because they were bottom feeders and "dirty". I sure do eat it now. the only fish I eat rare is tuna. It gets so dried out and tough when cooked done. I guess I will have to be sure it is frozen somewhere along the line. I guess the worms, if dead and cooked are just more protein.
I'll have to try out Syntrax. Right now my dietitian doesn't want me going lower than 800 calories a day so the calories aren't an issue to me. I do want to keep carbs down as much as possible though.
No offense taken.
I did some research on Syntax Nectars.. I will switch to those soon. I just bought 3 cases of the Special K! ARGH. I tried different drink mixes, had a horrid time keeping them down. I will try MIO and see how that works.
I went with the Premier simply because I could keep it down after surgery. Even then, it takes me a good 2 hours to drink 11oz.
I've been fighting vomiting ever since my surgery (I ended back in the hospital for a week at 2 months out because of the vomiting) so I've been hesitant about trying new things.
Things I could drink before surgery now come back up.
I have unflavored unjury powder that I add to cottage cheese and yogurt.
Any advice is helpful
Highest weight: 285lbs / Surgery 12/06/12 265lbs / Goal weight: 150lbs.