My seventh week after Gastric Bypass

Week 7Oh boy spring is in the air so much so I can taste it and if I could eat it I would !! I love spring and even though it is a couple weeks away mother nature is giving us a taste here and there and I will take anything she wants to hand out.

So who is that cute doggie in the photo you ask? I am gonna tell ya even if you weren’t asking so there !! That is Dodge she is one of my 3 dogs. How cute is she? I say VERY !! My dogs love the warm weather as much as me and when the warmness comes that means I am outside to play with them and they know it. I am a HUGE animal lover and in addition to my 3 dogs I also have 5 cats, 2 hamsters and a big fish tank full of fish. I will share more about them on a post in the future.

This week went well, I did try a few new things this week which I will share in my food journal below.

Here is what I ate so you can see each day for the sixth week:

(I am not gonna add the times on – just the order in which I ate)

March 5th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Protein Shake
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • Salad – Lettuce, Feta Cheese and Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes (leftover)
  • 1 Low Fat Mozzarella String Cheese

It is funny how when I type in my food journal that it looks like I hardly ate today. Hmmm. I did enjoy some leftover mashed potatoes from last nights dinner, but they sent me into a Carb Coma. Basically after I ate them, which I may have had a bit too much, I had a little belly ache and I ended up taking a 2 hour nap on the couch. Rut Roh !!

March 6th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • 1/2 Chicken Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Mayo, Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Chicken Leg (roasted)
  • Handful of Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion)
  • 1 Small Ground Sirloin Steak with Ketchup
  • Handful of Grapes

Today I did a little food shopping and I found some yummy Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion). I was excited because I love to munch on snacks especially at night while I watch TV and these sounded really good and the nutritional facts were not bad. They are only 100 calories for 27 chips and less than 2.5 grams of fat. They are DELICIOUS !! They are light and crunchy – I love them. I also bought myself some ground sirloin steaks which I cooked one up for dinner and it was also delish. Then I had myself some sweet grapes – 1st time having grapes since surgery – I love fruit !!

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Tonight I went to see One for the Money at the movies with my sister. I was full when I went because we went at night so I had no issues with the movie snacks. The movie was OK, not great just OK, but it was good to get out.

March 7th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • 2 Slices of American Cheese w/Mustard
  • Handful of Almonds
  • Raw Broccoli & Celery dipped in Lite Ranch
  • Lean Cuisine – Meat Loaf & Mashed Potatoes Cal: 250, Fat: 8g, Protein: 20g
  • Nectarine
  • Handful of Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion)
  • Apple Sausage, Mac & Cheese and Green Beans
  • 1/4 Vanilla Protein Shake

Today was nice and warm so I hung out a bit and soaked up some rays for extra Vitamin D. My back was bothering me today for some reason so I had to take some Tylenol 3′s. Today I tried some raw veggies in dip which I love and had no issues at all. For dinner we had Apple Sausages and I had a small portion of that with mac & Cheese and Green Beans. I tried drinking a Vanilla Protein shake at night, but it was gross and I could only get down 1/4. I was out of chocolate. I will save the Vanilla for smoothies when it gets warmer out.

March 8th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • 2 Slices of American Cheese w/Mustard
  • 1 Slice Muenster Cheese
  • 1/2 Chicken Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Mayo, Salt & Pepper
  • Nectarine
  • Cheddar Goldfish Crackers (mindlessly ate too many)
  • Handful of Grapes
  • 2 Mini Chicken Fajitas with Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Sour Cream and Fajita Sauce
  • SF Tastycake Chocolate Chip Finger Cake Cal: 100, Fat: 3g, Protein: 3g
  • 2 SF Ice Pops
  • 3 Flipside Crackers with Cheese Spread
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Today I woke up with a horrible headache, but it does not look like it stopped me from eating today. My one issue today was sitting down with the bag of Goldfish Crackers – I ate waaaay too many. First time to mindlessly eat since surgery. I did not thank god get sick, but I knew I should not have done that. I am really enjoying eating fruit – I just have to say that.

March 9th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • Handful of Almonds
  • 1 Small Ground Sirloin Steak with Ketchup
  • Handful of Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion)
  • 1/2 Turkey Bacon BLT on Whole Wheat Bread
  • Fajita Leftover – no Tortilla
  • Nectarine

Today was uneventful. I did go see the kids play up at school this evening, mine were not in it but I knew a lot that were. It was amazing – for middle schoolers they did a fab job. It was a comedy so I laughed a lot. Oh and I fit in the seats – yup had some wiggle room. What a great feeling that is. When I came home after the pay I was hungry so I had a small bowl of left over fajitas without the tortilla – I think I ate too much cause I had a belly ache gong to bed. That will teach me to eat too close to bed time huh? !!

March 10th

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • Small Banana
  • 1 Low Fat Mozzarella String Cheese
  • 1/2 Supreme Protein Bar (Rocky Road Brownie) Cal: 210, Fat: 9g, Protein: 15g (only ate 1/2)
  • Turkey Loaf with Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower
  • 1/2 Supreme Protein Bar (Rocky Road Brownie)
  • SF Tastycake Chocolate Chip Finger Cake Cal: 100, Fat: 3g, Protein: 3g

Not much to say about today besides I loved my banana today. I would like to thank my kids for eating them all and leaving me just one – how nice !!

March 11th (Daylight Savings – woooo hooo)

  • Water (drank over the course of the day)
  • Coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1/2 mug)
  • 1/2 Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread with Mayo
  • Handful of Almonds
  • Small Macintosh Apple (no skin)
  • Cheddar Goldfish Crackers
  • 2 Slices of American Cheese w/Mustard
  • Salad – Lettuce, Feta Cheese and Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Protein Shake
  • Handful of Special K Cracker Chips (sour cream and onion)
  • 2 SF Ice Pops
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Today was BEAUTIFUL outside. I spent most of the day on my patio in the sun and playing with the dogs. I was a bit bored today even though I was hanging outside. I found myself battling head hunger and picking at snacks. Even though they were all not all bad snacks – I really have to watch those old habits because I can see them creeping back up.

Some things I have noticed this week – I need to add in more protein to my diet. I need to cut out the morning Coffee and go back to starting my day with a protein shake. It does not look like I am getting enough protein in. I still have yet to be able to drink 64 ounces of liquid. Closest is over 32 ounces. Another thing I have to work on.

As far as the exercise goes – well I guess I need to add that on the list as well. This is not one of my favorite things to do, but I guess I will work on it.

I also found myself snacking a bit this week – not always on bad things, but I have to watch that. I do not want to go back to those old bad habits that got me to this point in the first place. Head Hunger is a battle and I have to stand up and fight !!

Wanna see my weight loss this week? Then look here at My Weigh Ins – Slow and Steady

So here is to another week and better choices….

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