March 4, 2008

Mar 04, 2008

Today is evaluation day at work.  Everything went well.  Should have my bonus next week...yeh...

Breakfast:  Fiber Protein Drink
Lunch:  Myoplex Protein Drink
           100 Calorie Pudding


March 3, 2008

Mar 03, 2008

Breakfast:  Juiced 2 apples and 2 cups spinach
                     Organic Instant oatmeal
Lunch:  Wasa Cracker with provolone cheese, turkey and mustard.
Snack:  Blow Pop
               100 calorie Jello pudding
Dinner:  Chicken casserole and peas

Vitamins:  1000mg Vitamin C, vitamin E, Multi-oil, co-q10
Exercise:  Walked 30 min., Biked 45 min, LL machine 2 sets of 20 reps

Joined Iron Works Gym Today.

March 2, 2008

Mar 02, 2008

Went to my Mom's today.  I always overeat when I'm there.  I rode my bike about 45 minutes and walked with my cousin for 30 minutes.  I did weigh today:  218.  My scales are a pain.  They are digital and depending on how you step on them my weight can vary 2-3 pounds.  I started today, so I fully expect to be up a few pounds this week.  I'm doing piss poor with drinking my water and resolve that I am going to start tracking this better.

March 1, 2008

Mar 02, 2008

My youngest son was in our county's Knowledge Bowl today.  His school placed third, and I was very proud of him.  We were at the KB most of the day and I did not come prepared.  I was starving at lunch and ate a piece of pizza.  I am going to start carrying protein bars and waters in my car.  I'm still not doing great with my eating.  But doing well with the exercise.

February 26, 2008

Feb 26, 2008

Did not sleep well last night...Felt a little funny in my chest.

Breakfast:  1/4 c chocolate tofu pudding
Lunch:        Spinach salad with grilled chicken, almonds, mandarin oranges,
                     and low fat sesame Ginger dressing.

Water: II
Vitamins: 750 mg Vitamin C

February 25, 2008

Feb 24, 2008

Breakfast:  Juiced 1 apple, 1 cup spinach, small piece of cucumber
                     Yogurt - 110 calories
 Snack:        Piece of cheese 90 cal
                     1/2 of small apple
Lunch:         1 cup BBQ chicken, 2 small bowls beans
                      Pudding cup 100 cal
Dinner:        5 whole wheat crackers, 2 T. Peanut butter, 1/4 c Chili

Vitamins:  Vitaband,Vessence,Co-q10,vitamin e, multi oil

Exercise:  45 minutes exercise bike

February 24, 2008

Feb 24, 2008

I am going to start posting my diet...some of the more successful people do this and maybe it will hold me more accountable.
Breakfast:  Organic Flax Plus Cereal plus 2%milk
Snack:  (after church I was ravenous!!!!)  Couple of slices of turkey breast,
              4 tortilla chips and salsa, 1/2 c. chocolate soy milk.
Lunch:  Fettucine and chicken, 1/4 c peas, 1 slice tomato, brocolli and    peppers.
Snack:  Slice of Lemon Cake...I know bad, bad, bad!!!!
Dinner:  Fettucine and chicken, small slice of pizza
Snack:  2 Girl Scout Cookies

After documenting this, I realize that I am eating way too many carbs and sugar...I'll start afresh tomorrow.  Also, I did not drink my water and I drank with my meals and to top everything off...Did not take my supplements...Boy am I on a roll.   My first fill isn't until March 5th.  I have some good news...since the surgery I have not had to chew one Tums.
Before surgery I needed a Pez dispenser to pop those things out of.  I had this great epiphany after eating that piece of pizza and not feeling like I was going to die.

Exercise:  30 minute walk outside.  30 minutes on bike.

February 20, 2008

Feb 20, 2008

Struggling with food today...and did not get in my water.  I'm getting very discouraged.  I'm 4 weeks post op and I have only lost 17 lbs....I have not
been eating perfectly but much better than I normally would.  Another issue I'm having is drinking with my meals.  I'm trying to make a conscious effort to only take small sips.  I'm hoping I did not waste 15k.  Exercising is going good.

Today's Weight 223
Exercise:  40 minutes on treadmill at 3.0mph

February 5, 2008

Feb 17, 2008

Well I am 2 weeks post-op.  I am starting to eat soft foods and trying to really concentrate on chewing.  Everything with surgery went fine.  My only difficulty to date is some pain and bruising at the port site and some pain about 2 inches above port (not sure what's going on with that).  Today was my first day back at work and it went well.  I am struggling to get the amount of fluids and protein required. 

February 17, 2008

Feb 05, 2008

I've been struggling with food....I guess when you are used to eating 3000 - 4000 calories a day, breaking old habits is hard to do.  Right now I think I can eat as much as I want.  I get my first fill in a couple of weeks and I am very anxious to feel the restriction.  I have been doing great with exercise.
Currently, I am alternating using the treadmill and exercise bike.  When I walk alot my ankles and heels start screaming....My poor body frame is just not equipped to handle this load that I have put on it.  Also,  I cannot wait till next Tuesday to take a beloved bath.  I really didn't think I would miss baths as much as I do.  Next Tuesday also marks the end of the mushy phase and the transition to real food.  I am going to have to been very careful with my caloric intake.  Part of my issue is that I am opposed to using much Splenda.  This stuff was created as an insecticide and its not natural.  Now I think if you use sparingly its probably ok......however, I don't think that the verdict is totally out yet for eating as much as some of my fellow banders are doing.  With that said, they are able to limit the calories and are having great success.    

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Dec 17, 2007
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