My Progress!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What? No, I couldn't possibly eat another thing! I've had 15g of protein for breakfast!

1:19PM CST:
Holy lord a mighty…just did 5 minutes on the treadmill and it felt like 5 hours. Going to attempt another 5 on my lunch hour and another 5 before bed. My knee really bothered me most of the “walk,” but seemed to feel a bit better towards the end for some reason? Here’s hoping I can manage more later.

I also had a fruity little protein meal replacement shake for breakfast and let me tell ya…the satiety center of my brain apparently doesn’t register protein because I am STARVING at the moment and chanting “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!” Erik made chocolate muffins for breakfast this morning too :P I had a tiny nibble just to see what they tasted like because we were trying a new “recipe” where you mix a boxed cake mix with a can of pureed pumpkin. It was honestly amazingly tasty and lower in fat and higher in fiber because of the pumpkin. What Tanner doesn’t know won’t kill him.

Speaking of…this past week I have been HORRIBLE when it comes to eating. For various reasons, we ordered pizza two or three times this week and Thursday, we ordered from Dominoes because I just wanted a sandwich. Tanner saw one of those pasta bread bowls and wanted the three cheese thing. I knew it was probably heart attack on a plate, but figured we were going to be cutting way back with me fasting and went ahead and let him have it. Yesterday I tried to find out nutritional information on the thing and was unfortunately NOT surprised to see that it has 1460 calories. Apparently it is considered two servings, but of course Tanner and I weren’t aware of that. Anyway, I can’t find a fat content to save my life, but I’m sure there is a reason for that. I don’t think I want to know. He will definitely NOT be ordering this again diet or no. And yeah, go ahead and sign me up for mother of the year please.

As for blog entries, I think what I’m going to start doing (she proclaims with every intention of following through) is updating the same post throughout the day as I exercise, etc. I’ll probably have something more to say, but I will at least do this just to keep me focused. Kind of like facebook updates only they will be HERE. Actually, I’m kind of thinking it might be something along the lines of what I did Christmas day…that was fun right?

For now, I have to get back to work so I’ll post in a bit when I get my next 5 minute trek on the treadmill completed!


Raced downstairs to make my lunchtime shake and completely missed seeing the flowers Erik bought for me on the kitchen Island. Stargazer lilies again, LOVE the smell!

I was so focused on making that shake and by the time I poured it in the glass, it was mostly bubbly foam. You could literally lift up the glass and it felt empty lol. Oh well "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels, Nothing tastes as good as thin feels, Nothing tastes as good as a hot fudge sundae with nuts and whipped..oops lost myself there"


Ok, so I had a shake about an hour ago and I am ravenous at the moment. WTH? I know my stomach has to shrink, but the HMR shakes I use to drink filled me up more than this! I think the next couple of days are going to be grumpy days at the V's!

4:12PM CST

Ok to heck with what the doctor said...I'M HUNGRY! Seriously, each shake has 110 calories and I'm supposed to have one for breakast, one for lunch and then a small dinner (1 portion of protein the size of a deck of cards and a CD sized serving of veggies). I am going to have to work my way down to that boys and girls because I won't last the day and if Erik hadn't been here, I probably would have ate much more than I did. For the record, this is what i just had to eat:

1 banana
1 of the muffins we made this morning. I'll figure out the counts in a bit.
1 can of healthy request chicken and rice soup.

We are having taco salads for dinner so I should stay WELL under 1000 calories for the day.

I wasn't able to get another 5 minutes in. Erik is worried about my knee. If I can't get another 5 in later tonight, then I"m going to do some of the exercises my PT gave me to strengthen my knees.


nancy said...

I remember when I was at my highest weight it is almost impossible to exercise. When one is that big a few minutes of it brings our heart rate up. Food shopping was always a hard workout.

Be csreful tho.

How long do you have to do your drinks? I guess I was lucky I only had to stop eating two days before my surgery.

take care

My Big Fat Super Super Obese Blog said...

Nancy, yeah my heart rate stayed between 107 and 110 while I was walking at a VERY slow pace! I'm going to try to track that too and see how long it takes for my heart rate to start going down.

I have to do the protein diet until I lose at least 35 lbs. I think it is too extreme to start off with. I have several weeks to play with here so I'm going to drink the shakes for breakfast and lunch, do the sensible dinner and eat sensible snacks when I'm hungry in between. If I don't, I know I'm going to end up binging at some point. I was seriously ravenous by 4pm!!

KrysTros said...

Did you get a diet plan from your doctor? I had to follow a shake and broth diet before my WLS. After 3 days I wasn't even hungry anymore. The chicken broth really helps! I am going to try to attach my journal from the pre op diet so you can have a good laugh!

Good luck!

karen said...

I love those pasta bowls from Dominoes. But they brush the egdes of the bowls with Garlic which I love but am allergic to . So beside's all the calories the garlic makes me sick. But I still want them. Next time I am just going to get the pasta no bowl . You can do that. It will help a little on the calories. And I will save myself from the Garlic. I love Garlic but my body does not.:(

Mzchef said...

You can do it! Keep up the good work!

cmoursler said...

awesome on the exercise...and how little is the dude trying to get you to eat. sounds like 400 to 500 calories.
uck. and ack.