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myyellowstang 08-01-2013 01:35 PM

WLS What are we eating/doing today AUGUST (Heather's birthday!) 2013!
 
Welcome to the August accountability thread. This is where we post our meals, good or bad, and the workouts/exercise we do (or do not - no judgement!) do for the day...

It's my birthday month! So here's my cake, but not really cake so we don't all go crazy tempted by looking at it all month! :D


myyellowstang 08-01-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Maryposa (Post 16540712)
I ended up having an almond milk tea with boba. The place we went (after concert) is a one-of and doesn't have online nutrition info, but the generic I found was "A 12.7 fl. oz. serving of boba milk tea contains 207 calories"... the one I had was 16 oz so 260ish?

It's not low carb, but at least I was close to my calories.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maryposa (Post 16540714)
Oh ya, and I had sooooooooo much fun. I am crazy about this guy. Oh my gosh... I have no idea how much or in what way he likes me, I am just trying to enjoy spending time with him and not fret about the rest.

Quote:

Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16541117)
I found several that listed this:

Almond Milk Tea W/ Boba
Serving Size: 16 ounce, Calories: 345.5, Fat: 14g, Carbs: 62.9g, Protein: 2.3g

I've never had it or heard of it so I don't know. I do know 8 oz of unsweetened almond milk has about 60 calories. not sure if your drink had added sugar or not, but that's a place to start.



And :love: on the guy friend. Who knows where it will go, but it's an awesome start!

I'm bringing over August from the July thread.

Maryposa 08-01-2013 02:31 PM

Checking in!

Maryposa 08-01-2013 08:02 PM

B - White chocolate mocha protein shake 225
S - Atkins hazelnut chocolate day break bar 180
L - Chicken Cesar salad 230
S - 1 oz cracker barrel white cheddar and sf jello 115
D - Sesame ginger chicken with veggies 360
S - 1C calorie countdown milk with decaf coffee and sf syrup 70

1180 cals

Maryposa 08-01-2013 10:23 PM

Plan for tomorrow

B - Trying something new... big train mocha frappe (protein powder with coffee) 130
S - Atkins daybreak bar Vanilla Fruit & Nut 180
L - Chicken Cesar Salad 230
S - Greek yogurt with sf vanilla syrup and seaweed
(No, NOT mixed in lol) 125
D - Chicken with alfredo sauce and broccoli 330
S - Peanut butter cookie protein shake made with cal countdown milk 205

1200 cal

chewiegand 08-02-2013 06:23 AM

Mary--do you mix your protein powder with your hot coffee in the morning? I have been doing the RTD premier protein shakes but they are pricey and I have a ton of pp in my cabinets. I do add a spoon of coconut oil to my morning coffee so not sure how that would mix with pp.

Maryposa 08-02-2013 07:44 AM

No, my morning coffee shake is cold... like a frappe.

I'm having my new big train mocha frappe right now.... made with water and ice, so no added cals... 21 protein and 130 cals. 110mg caffeine which is 25mg less than what I have when I have my shakes with starbucks via packs mixed in. I hope I don't notice a difference! lol

The taste is really good! I often hate protein powders mixed with WATER and ice.... so my cals are usually higher... but this one I could do!

Maryposa 08-02-2013 07:51 AM

I just noticed, in case anyone is interested, they sell a big train fit frappe variety pack here... 12.99 to try all 5 flavors.

Since the mocha is good, I am now buying the vanilla and the espresso

chewiegand 08-02-2013 09:41 AM

How long should it take to get my B12 up? I started on the sublingual supps last week but they are only 200mcg. I take 2 a day. I also ordered a liquid but it hasn't arrived yet. I am so down in the dumps. GRRRRRR Stupid wls clinic---I'm still annoyed about them waiting 6 weeks to notify me.

myyellowstang 08-02-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by chewiegand (Post 16542461)
How long should it take to get my B12 up? I started on the sublingual supps last week but they are only 200mcg. I take 2 a day. I also ordered a liquid but it hasn't arrived yet. I am so down in the dumps. GRRRRRR Stupid wls clinic---I'm still annoyed about them waiting 6 weeks to notify me.

Spring Valley makes a SL 2500mcg that I use. I get it at WM, probably can find it at Target, etc...

Hot Tamale 08-02-2013 03:49 PM

Hi Everyone. I've been back to work for a few days. Still tough, but I'm tougher. ;) More later or tomorrow - I need a nap!

Maryposa 08-03-2013 04:13 PM

B - Gingerbread coffee protein shake 225
S - None, well, a diet sunkist 0
L - Asian Chicken Salad 210
S - Carb Master Yogurt 60 and seaweed 25
D - Beef Merlot with Broccoli 310
S - Peanut Butter Cookie Shake with Cal Countdown milk 205

1035 cals are a bit low today, but tomorrow I am hanging out with my brother and his family and the guy I've been crazy about is coming over too! We will probably have lunch or early dinner together.

Jesse 08-03-2013 06:25 PM

I ate well this morning, and went for a walk with the dog, but then I went to a graduation party. :stars: Not sure if I feel I was out of control or not. I did plan on having a piece of cake, but instead had cake balls. They went down easily. I find them harder to measure than one piece of cake ~ one planned on and accounted for piece of cake is consumed, then plate is thrown away, and I'm done with it. Didn't plan on the cake balls though and I lost track of how many I ate (I'm guessing four). I'm okay with occasional indulgences that are planned for, but I don't like feeling out of control with choices. I think I'm half one, half the other today. Anyhow, party is over and there are no cake balls here, so back on track.

Hot Tamale 08-03-2013 10:28 PM

Ohhhh, Mary, hope things went well!

Jesse - I would have a hard time with that, too. They look so small...so easy to mess up with. I applaud you for stopping at 4.

I am still slightly amazed, but I actually went for a short walk this evening. Maybe ten minutes worth. It is a start, though. I still can't take a deep breath without a little discomfort, but I managed all right. Eating is still not as big a deal as it was before, but I can tell I'll be wanting more soon.

Maryposa 08-04-2013 08:43 AM

Thanks HT.... they are all supposed to be coming today... so hasn't happened yet. I hope no one flakes lol my brothers kids get sick allot (they were both premie and are in day care) and the special guy worked two back to back (long) shifts fri/sat

Maryposa 08-04-2013 12:44 PM

B - white chocolate mocha protein shake 275
L - cobb salad 275 (lol coincidence)
D - Cheesecake Factory - Skinnylicious Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps without noodles or extra sauce 380
S - Sugar Free Cheesecake (took home) 570

1500 cals
So I am way over 1200 today, but yesterday I was under... between the two days I averaged 1275

PS... special guy didn't make it out today :( but I had fun with my brother and his family

Jesse 08-05-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maryposa (Post 16545134)
B - white chocolate mocha protein shake 275
L - cobb salad 275 (lol coincidence)
D - Cheesecake Factory - Skinnylicious Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps without noodles or extra sauce 380
S - Sugar Free Cheesecake (took home) 570

1500 cals
So I am way over 1200 today, but yesterday I was under... between the two days I averaged 1275

PS... special guy didn't make it out today :( but I had fun with my brother and his family

I've drifted up to 1000 cal. average, and weight loss has stalled. I'm not too worried yet but it makes me wonder what my maintenance calories will be in the future. At 1200 a day are you seeing weight loss, or maintaining? I know you are keeping your carbs very low.

Leslie-San 08-05-2013 11:14 AM

I had my meds, crystal light and a couple strawberries when I got out of bed.

I just finished (took me 30 mins) a starkest tuna salad kit. Where you mix in the mayo, relish and then there's crackers and it's all in this cute little plastic container ... easy to mix and no spoon or fork....but a wooden thingamajig.

If I had a job it would be a great thing to take to work LOL:lol:

myyellowstang 08-05-2013 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leslie-San (Post 16546547)
I had my meds, crystal light and a couple strawberries when I got out of bed.

I just finished (took me 30 mins) a starkest tuna salad kit. Where you mix in the mayo, relish and then there's crackers and it's all in this cute little plastic container ... easy to mix and no spoon or fork....but a wooden thingamajig.

If I had a job it would be a great thing to take to work LOL:lol:

My kids love those. I can't stomach mayo though... :sick:. I used to just slather that stuff on BLT's pre-op. It was more like BMTs... bacon, MAYO, tomato!!

myyellowstang 08-05-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jesse (Post 16546439)
I've drifted up to 1000 cal. average, and weight loss has stalled. I'm not too worried yet but it makes me wonder what my maintenance calories will be in the future. At 1200 a day are you seeing weight loss, or maintaining? I know you are keeping your carbs very low.

I know this question was for Mary, but TBH I can maintain on a LOT of calories if I make them the right kind of calories. It's true it does come down to calories in, calories out... but with a caveat. If I eat a lot of carb calories my body burns those and leaves/deposits any extra as fat or weight gain. If I make the majority of them protein (even if I consume the identical amount!) then I either maintain or actually drop pounds.

If I eat 1200 a day, regardless of the makeup of calories, I drop weight. But I burn on average 2400 calories a day, more on run days. It's just when I eat closer to 1800-2000 that WHAT calories you eat becomes as important as HOW MANY calories you eat.

Now knowing and acting upon are two different things... :stars: I do well, but let my brain get sidetracked too easily lately. No more!

Leslie-San 08-05-2013 12:45 PM

mayo and butter are my friiiiieeeennnnnds....

Maryposa 08-05-2013 01:23 PM

Good post Heather. I concur. I do believe my maint cals are lower than yours though (no malabsorption) even if I eat low carb.

myyellowstang 08-05-2013 02:04 PM

At this point in time there is little to no malabsorption. All that fun time is gone. :(

chewiegand 08-05-2013 02:33 PM

I thought that the malabsorption thing was permanent for bypass people? No? Wow, that's interesting.

Maryposa 08-05-2013 06:14 PM

The intestines grow back some of the fila (sp?) although vitamin malabsorption is permanent, some degree of calorie malabsorption is lost as the body grows those.

Maryposa 08-05-2013 06:18 PM

Heather I hope you aren't offended I changed the title so we all know who "my" is :D

myyellowstang 08-05-2013 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Maryposa (Post 16547206)
Heather I hope you aren't offended I changed the title so we all know who "my" is :D

Lol not at all!

chewiegand 08-06-2013 05:54 AM

Ok, I don't get this sublingual B12. It melts under the tongue but then I swallow it. Is that right? I don't know how else cause it's not going to completely melt and be gone. Ugg---rather have a shot!

Leslie-San 08-06-2013 08:00 AM

Well .. the purpose of a sublingual is to deliver it directly and properly to your system. I let mine dissolve to almost nothing but a little bit of stuff, but it's not in pill form, just gunk. And then I swallow.

And I wondered why someone would say it's "My Birthday" lol

myyellowstang 08-06-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chewiegand (Post 16547663)
Ok, I don't get this sublingual B12. It melts under the tongue but then I swallow it. Is that right? I don't know how else cause it's not going to completely melt and be gone. Ugg---rather have a shot!

Melt adn absorb through the veins but it won't all disappear. :)


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