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myyellowstang 11-04-2013 08:20 AM

WLS What are we eating/doing today - November (Gobble gobble!) 2013!
 

Happy November everyone! This year has flown by! We are up to our necks in the holiday season - which always means FOOD FOOD and MORE FOOD!

I know that we can all stay active and support each other through the end of the year! Let's make like this little turkey and get to sweating!!!

chewiegand 11-04-2013 09:41 AM

Happy November. Marking my spot. It sure has been quite here lately. I hit my 3 month surgiversary yesterday. 107 lbs down but it's slowing down now. I lost 13 pounds since the beginning of September. I feel it should have been more but my exercise, as usual, is not consistent. Now, with the ft new job, adjusting is hard and I'm tired. I know, excuses, excuses, excuses. I sure can find them pretty easily.

Chrissykin 11-04-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by chewiegand (Post 16670381)
Happy November. Marking my spot. It sure has been quite here lately. I hit my 3 month surgiversary yesterday. 107 lbs down but it's slowing down now. I lost 13 pounds since the beginning of September. I feel it should have been more but my exercise, as usual, is not consistent. Now, with the ft new job, adjusting is hard and I'm tired. I know, excuses, excuses, excuses. I sure can find them pretty easily.

Chewie your doing great! We all have excuses.

I have a new food find. I have heard so many great things about Quest bars but was never a protein bar fan. Well I bought some and OMG I love them. I microwave them for 10 seconds and they are to die for. I don't eat them everyday but I take them to work and keep them as a backup if I can't find time to eat.

myyellowstang 11-04-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Chrissykin (Post 16670952)
Chewie your doing great! We all have excuses.

I have a new food find. I have heard so many great things about Quest bars but was never a protein bar fan. Well I bought some and OMG I love them. I microwave them for 10 seconds and they are to die for. I don't eat them everyday but I take them to work and keep them as a backup if I can't find time to eat.

They make me "go". Like immediately. Like dumping style, but I don't know why.

myyellowstang 11-04-2013 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by chewiegand (Post 16670381)
Happy November. Marking my spot. It sure has been quite here lately. I hit my 3 month surgiversary yesterday. 107 lbs down but it's slowing down now. I lost 13 pounds since the beginning of September. I feel it should have been more but my exercise, as usual, is not consistent. Now, with the ft new job, adjusting is hard and I'm tired. I know, excuses, excuses, excuses. I sure can find them pretty easily.

Did you really mean to say 3 months? That means early August. And 107 in 3 pounds but only 13 in the past two means 94 in August alone!

Chrissykin 11-04-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16671079)
They make me "go". Like immediately. Like dumping style, but I don't know why.

Funny you mention that. I have had no issues with them but I ate one yesterday at work and today I had terrible cramping and dumped and I hadn't eaten anything out of the ordinary so I wondered if that was it.

Hot Tamale 11-04-2013 09:58 PM

I know they have a lot of fiber in them but I have no problems with them... I have no problems with anything, I'm almost sorry to say. Fear of dumping isn't such a bad fear, you know? :P

chewiegand 11-05-2013 07:12 AM

Good morning. I have an interview scheduled for Thursday for a small local electrical company. I also have to call on my lunch hour to schedule another interview for what looks like a great job that fits both my education and experience well. Please pray for God's will in this. I am excited.

chewiegand 11-05-2013 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16671083)
Did you really mean to say 3 months? That means early August. And 107 in 3 pounds but only 13 in the past two means 94 in August alone!

I'm losing it. It's not 3 months, it's 11 months. LOL

myyellowstang 11-05-2013 10:58 AM

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Breakfast was a mint cookie protein drink. This yummy picture is lunch. Lately people have been saying they eat too much or not enough. At almost exactly 3 years 7 months out this FILLS me UP! For scale the hummus container holds 1 oz. The "big" tupperware is a 2 cup size (not half full - 1/4 tomato, 1/4 avocado, and 1.5 oz chicken), and there are 10 snap peas there.

Snack most likely an apple with pb. Or mint cookie protein.

Dinner is usually some sort of repeat of lunch.

Hot Tamale 11-05-2013 05:19 PM

Yep. That seals my deal: I eat too much. I could eat double that I bet. I used to proportion out like 6 to 8 bites and that was it. I am getting back to smaller portions but I am hungry a lot! Ladies - learn from my mistakes!!!

myyellowstang 11-05-2013 06:18 PM

Are you physically hungry or just mentally hungry? Try eating different kinds of foods. .. whole raw denser foods.

Maryposa 11-05-2013 06:58 PM

B - The usual
S - Power Crunch peanut butter
L - apple pecan blue salad with chicken
S - another bar
D - not sure, got a gift cert that I might use

Hot Tamale 11-05-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16672457)
Are you physically hungry or just mentally hungry? Try eating different kinds of foods. .. whole raw denser foods.

I'm actually physically hungry - maybe I need to not give into it so quickly... I recently bought some really nice apples - I'll pack one tomorrow and see if it makes a difference for me when I eat it versus the other stuff I often eat. I also want to try to only eat maybe half of what I had been eating each time to at least spread the calories out more over time. I should also make some hardboiled eggs, too. I think mostly I've just lost my mojo and I need to get it back and quick!

myyellowstang 11-06-2013 05:46 AM

B - peanut butter cookie protein
L - chicken breast, tomato, avocado, snap peas, hummus
s - apple w/pb
D - more of lunch or grilled protein w/veggie side
s - protein bar?

To do - well tonight would be power yoga except for my shoulder injury so I can't do that. I need to get out and run but it's been rainy and I've been using that as an excuse! So, just need to do it! Even if I just do speed intervals up and down the street.

chewiegand 11-06-2013 06:08 AM

Morning. I am so sad. The job I was going for was offered to an internal employee. I got an email late yesterday. Annoyed, angry, upset but I have to move on. It is what it is and can't change it. I have an interview tomorrow at 1:15. I have computer training today so I'll be gone at least this morning, don't even know how long it is. They tell me nothing.

myyellowstang 11-06-2013 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16671870)
Breakfast was a mint cookie protein drink. This yummy picture is lunch. Lately people have been saying they eat too much or not enough. At almost exactly 3 years 7 months out this FILLS me UP! For scale the hummus container holds 1 oz. The "big" tupperware is a 2 cup size (not half full - 1/4 tomato, 1/4 avocado, and 1.5 oz chicken), and there are 10 snap peas there.

Snack most likely an apple with pb. Or mint cookie protein.

Dinner is usually some sort of repeat of lunch.

Snap. What's missing from my picture is 1/4 cup chickpeas (55g by weight). Totally realized today I forgot to add them to yesterday and today's lunch!

Maryposa 11-06-2013 10:18 PM

Did liquids today... had mentioned this... not as a way to lose weight but a break for my esophagus and TMJ. I was surprised I wasn't more hungry.

I had:

- My usual SF gingerbread latte
- SF popsicle
- diet Sunkist
- SF Chai Latte protein ("fit frappe"; Big Train brand)
- crystal light
- peanut butter cookie protein shake

the shakes were made with calorie countdown milk or soy milk; my breakfast one had cream added and my peanut butter cookie had peanut butter added... I didn't count calories buy tried to keep them to where I am not going to get headaches or be too hungry.

I am thinking if I do this tomorrow I need some broth since I don't know if that was enough sodium.

myyellowstang 11-07-2013 06:47 AM

Too much extra snacking last night at bed... protein bar, raisins, pudding and a package of cheese crackers between dinner and bedtime (just after midnight).

Today:

B - peanut butter cookie protein
L - chicken breast, chickpeas, tomato, avocado, snap peas, hummus
s - apple w/pb
D - repeat of lunch or grilled protein with side

NEED TO RUN!

Hot Tamale 11-07-2013 05:43 PM

Both last night and today, each time I had a "real meal" I ended up with a "stuck pouch." Very uncomfortable. I have rarely had issues with this, so I am not sure what to think. Last night I had an apple with peanut butter and that did it. Today for lunch I had a pork chop and some sauerkraut. I'm hoping its just a coincidence and that there's nothing wrong with my stomach after the surgery. The apple I can see - the skin was tough and the apple was fairly large. The pork chop though? Maybe the sauerkraut? Not sure.

Maryposa 11-07-2013 06:29 PM

Liquids again. Today was a bit tougher but I am hoping if I keep my sodium and calories right that I can continue. I really don't like what was happening with my esophagus.

B - SF Gingerbread Latte
S - Pork Broth
L - Vanilla Chai latte protein shake
S - Jello
D - Peanut Butter Protein shake

Oh, I also had a sf popsicle

chewiegand 11-08-2013 07:33 AM

HT and Mary, feel better soon. The worst issue I seem to get is sometimes I get a severe eating restriction. A few times, something hasn't agreed with me and it makes me feel bad but it never lasts and I always figure out what did it(like a piece of KFC--yuck)

myyellowstang 11-08-2013 10:20 AM

B - mint cookie protein
L - chicken breast, chickpeas, tomato, avocado, snap peas, hummus
s - apple w/pb OR mint cookie protein
D - not sure!

Running - things just GOT REAL. I'm posting about it in the regular thread now.

Maryposa 11-08-2013 05:49 PM

B- White Chocolate Latte
S - Chicken Broth
L - Atkins Shake and Chai Latte
S - Chicken Broth
D - Peanut Butter Protein

chewiegand 11-11-2013 07:20 AM

Mary---how is this liquid diet making you feel???

myyellowstang 11-11-2013 07:30 AM

Don't know HOW I managed to get this into the October thread but... I did. :dunno:

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Originally Posted by myyellowstang (Post 16678964)
I'm mixing things up a bit. I guess the biggest change is drinking. I'm not drinking enough water - I've been drinking a ton of tea with splenda. A yoga instructor recommended cranberry water to help flush out the liver and detox from the tea/sweetener. I'll give it a shot. Only caveat is the pure 100% juice is $6 a bottle and is extremely bitter! I'm supposed to do 1oz cranberry to 7oz water - a total of 64 oz a day. We'll see. I need to increase water, but if I won't drink it then it's defeating the purpose!

B - hardboiled eggs x 2 (a change from my usual mint cookie)
L - chicken breast, tomato, chickpeas (a few), snap peas, I don't remember what all I put in there but no avocado and no hummus today.
s - apple or orange, maybe mint cookie protein
D - I need to find a good recipe for ground beef. I thawed some out yesterday but didn't feel like cooking

Half marathon training plan calls for Stretch and Strengthen so yoga it is! This is what this week calls for.

Mon - Stretch & strengthen
Tue - 3 m run
Wed - 2 m run or cross
Thurs - 3 m run + strength
Fri - Rest
Sat - 30 min cross
Sun - 4 m run


Matrigna 11-11-2013 08:31 AM

Question for you guys. I wish I would have thought fast enough to ask at the final nutritionist appointment when she handed me the sheet-- why do some nutritionists forbid protein shakes and supplements past the 4-week mark? I am guessing she wants more room for solid foods that sit in the pouch and fill me? Or do you know of other reasons in place of or in addition to that one? I will follow what she says, but boooo! There goes an easy breakfast solution! Now I'm stressing if I can get enough protein from food alone. I need to sit and do the math, I guess.

myyellowstang 11-11-2013 09:07 AM

Some don't want you in the habit of drinking calories. When you can eat more food and you still drink the calories you *may* take in more than you need.

I drink protein drinks. But I need 120+ grams of protein a day.

Hot Tamale 11-11-2013 04:18 PM

I'd say I probably don't need a protein shake every day unless I am cutting out calories somewhere else...but I LOVE them and I have had them pretty much daily for 3 years. I think each of us is different, and we can all make educated decisions based on how our bodies react to food, shakes, etc... Part of this journey is learning to listen to your body and to work with it. :)

myyellowstang 11-12-2013 07:10 AM

I had a BAD headache yesterday by mid-morning, and I haven't had a BAD headache since pre-op. Obviously I blame the cranberry water. Since it's supposed to be detoxifying to the liver I'm wondering if it was just working that well... I took two ES Tylenol and nothing. So I had some iced tea (caffeine) and that helped. Was still there but not like I wanted to shoot myself anymore. I didn't work out yesterday. I shopped instead.

Today:

B - mint cookie protein
L - "stew" I made last night out of ground beef, squash, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spinach and various salt-free spices. Or mint cookie protein, depending on how I'm feeling!
s - apple or protein
D - ?

Today's training plan calls for a 2.5 mile run. I can do that.


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