Last night while scrolling through facebook I came across a link to my friend Sam’s blog, it was a guest post by our mutual friend Melissa. The post was about online friendships and touched base on my friendship that I have developed with these two ladies. This post nearly brought me to tears as I do consider these two ladies very close and special friends. We may not text, e-mail or call but we communicate through facebook and our blogs and sometimes even twitter. I know that when times are rough these two ladies are always there to pick me up and dust me off. These two ladies have been some of my biggest cheerleaders on this WLS journey and I owe a lot of my success to them! I love you both like sisters!
In other news… As you may recall in my previous post I indicated that I was going to start using MFP again. I started the other day but then got busy and completely forgot! Yesterday however I made a point to log everything that went into my mouth and here are the results:
I ended the day with 947 Calories and 73 grams of Protein. I was actually shocked to see that I only took in 947 calories, I was full and satisfied throughout the day so I thought I was ingesting more calories than I was. Guess it goes to show when you feed yourself healthy foods it keeps you full longer. Please note that this screen shot does not show the calories earned by exercise! Also, I didn’t have thousand island dressing but rather a homemade dressing which we figured would equal about the same in calories and fat.
One thing that cracked me up from reporting on MFP yesterday was this:
Me, not eat enough calories?! LOL!
I definitely need to work on my numbers though. I’d like to be closer to the 1200 calories/day and see my protein closer to 100g/day also. In addition, I’d like to see the carbs and sugar come down a bit. Sugar may be tough though as the majority of it comes from my milk and protein shake which I cannot eliminate from my diet. And before you go rattling off protein shakes that have a lower sugar content I will state that after two years plus of protein shakes I’ve tried just about every single one on the market and Click is the only one (excluding a Whole Foods one) that I can stomach. And since I drink a protein shake daily and have to sip it rather than down it in one gulp, I’m going to drink one that I enjoy.
Anyway, one observation from yesterday and the weekend that helped me feel fuller longer was not drinking with my meals. As a RNY WLS post-op drinking with our meals is a big no-no! I knew exactly what it does but yet, I still did it. Not sure why, maybe because it was a habit pre-op (always had to have a big glass of milk with dinner) or maybe because I hate when my mouth is hot from food or for those times when I forget to chew properly and I get that stuck feeling. For whatever reason I would always have a small sip with my meals. It wasn’t until last week when I stumbled across this video by Rob that it made perfect sense as to why I should not be drinking with my meals. I’m a visual person so seeing this made complete sense and opened my eyes!
If you’re a WLS post-op and you drink with your meals I highly recommend that you watch this video:
That’s it for today! It’s pouring here so I’m going to try to stay focused and not let boredom take over and allow me to mindlessly stuff my face. I’m thinking as long as I keep water nearby I should be good!
Have a FANTASTIC day everyone!