Saturday, August 11, 2012

A day in the life of my daily eating plan

I'm not going to say the 'd' word because really this is how I'm going to be eating for the rest of my life -- although with a treat here and there and more calories when I'm in maintenance....I love looking at those WLS blogs that do this because it gives me an idea of not just what people are eating when they have had WLS, but also portion sizes.  So, I thought I'd do the same here.  I hope that some of you new to the game (as am I) get some ideas and those older to the game can give us all some of your own wisdom.


 
 6 am, two Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links and two apple slices.
 Here are all the vitamins I take in the morning and my Synthroid, it's nice to be down to one prescription drug a day (and thyroid isn't one of those things that go away so will be on this the rest of my life).  For some reason I don't absorb vitamin D, I hardly ever use sun block and we're in Colorado which basically has more sun exposure than almost any other state and still I am low on D.  I was on a 50,000 units p/ week loading dose a couple months ago and now take 2000 units a day and if that didn't kick start me the endrocronologist may put me on a prescription strength version...ugh.
 0900 Morning Star 'chicken' patty, a dollop (1 tsp) of light mayonnaise and 1/2 a roma tomato. I got on to the elliptical for 1/2 an hour, which ate up 500 plus calories, so while I was recording all this on caloriecount.com it showed at this point negative calories eaten. I have to say, that's kind of fun to see.
 1215 2-oz of beef jerky, four baby carrots and my calcium chew. Here's the thing about planning. I knew I'd be running errands so before I left the house I packed these up and put them in my purse so that I could have something at the right time.
 1500 (3pm)  morning star black bean burger and a kosher dill pickle.  So the pickle has no value what-so-ever...BUT it's yummy. I love pickles.  It was my little treat to myself. I like having a couple of my protein choices be vegetarian.  I still get plenty of protein and there are the added benefits of fiber.
 Couldn't finish my pickle.  But that's okay, there will always be pickles and I am not deprived.
 Ooops, this is out of order. I packed this in my purse for later and ended up eating this at about 2130 (930 pm) during a movie -- Hope Springs...cute movie. Also another calcium chew.  The nutritionist said to spread our calcium out during the day and not to take it with our multi-vitimens. She said because our bodies can't absorb so much calcium at one time, you'll get more absorption if you eat it throughout the day.  The calcium I bought is, unfortunately, calcium carbonate and the better version is calcium citrate.  But since I paid a hefty amount and have like 500 chews...I'll settle until this is gone and buy the better stuff when I'm done with these.

 1830 (630 pm) I had a third of a Jimmy Johns Beach Club 'unwhich'. OMG I love those things!  I was going to have one of the other thirds left over, but my son got to them while I was at the movies.  He likes them too.
 What I take before bed.
I also make a gallon of decaf green tea with some orange, lime, and lemon slices in them. I drink about half a day along with some water.

So the break down of my day looks like this:

Too Low
75 g
Good
35 g
Good
Good
111 mg
Good
2,627 mg
Too High
11.1 g
Too Low
13,245+ IU
Good
25 mg
Too Low
299 mg
Too Low
8.9 mg
Too Low
900 mg
Too Low



Total K-cals 902
Exercise K-cals used 504 (love the elliptical, that was for half an hour at low intensity -- walking an hour only gets me 300 K-cals)

AND I WASN'T EVEN HUNGRY.

I have never gotten my sodium in a 'good' range.  But it's much less than before I started doing this.  I'm okay with where it is and my blood pressure is doing well.  

I don't take a fiber supplement because...well I am super regular.  I actually tend to go, hmm the other way (TMI?). When that happens I'll add some pro-biotics which helps me get back into 'regular' mode.

There you have it...a day in the life of what I eat.  

21 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm impressed I think I'd be quite hungry by eating just that! Besides I don't think my body could work properly with so low calories intake. Good for you, keep it up :D

    Have a good week!

    EMILIO!

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    1. I try for 800-900 cals a day, but usually end up above 90...1000 my top number.

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  2. wow that was great to see! thanks for the visual!

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  3. That was very interesting, thanks! (It also reminded me my doc told me I was supposed to start a vitamin D supplement that I haven't gotten yet...whoops, lol).

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    1. I've found that it's actually helped me with my energy...never realized there was a connection w/ D and energy...

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  4. It's the processed foods like the patty and jerky that cause the sodium to be higher. Like the diet frozen meals are always crazy high in sodium because salt makes nasty things taste better! :-)

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    1. yeah, jerkey is high in sodium...thankfully the morning star stuff isn't as bad as a lot of processed food out there. Salt is just in everything, it's crazy.

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  5. Neat to see what you are eating/can eat. That tea looks amazing!!!

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    1. the tea, because it's decaf really helps me get my water in.

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  6. Yuuum! I love me some JJ's - and that's my exact unwich.

    Looks like you've been eating really well, kudos. :)

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    1. thanks....I so love JJ....and they're close and they deliver

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  7. I think I shall steal this idea, and post my meals some day... :o)

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    1. I got it off of someone else's blog :D

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  8. Curious - why do you say the carbs are too low?

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    1. oh...that's the analysis off of caloriecount.com...I get that every day but I'm okay with my carb/fat/protein ratio...also okay with my sodium, I try and keep it below 3000.

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  9. Interesting. Do you like those veggie burger and chicken? I've never tried anything like those before.

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    1. love them :D But I liked them before VSG too...

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  10. I love seeing what other people are eating...and I'm a dill pickle fiend too! :)

    Our dietitian has us aiming for closer to 1200, though I find I'm around 1000 most days. Do you think 800 is too low? I don't know much about the calorie counts because we don't count on our plan (though I personally count calories and protein grams.)

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  11. I haven't been able to get my total calories down to 800 yet, so maybe for me you're right 800 too low...and I'm losing well at 950-1000 so not too worried about getting it so low. the nutritionist is less worried about calories and wants you to eat 75% protein and 25% complex carbs and I'm in that range so it's good. Just from talking to other VSGers and message boards of what other bariatric docs are doing I self-imposed the 800-900 range less than 1000 range. Truthfully, I'm trying to maximize this 'honeymoon' phase of losing.

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  12. Thank you so much for posting this! I also am addicted to WLS blogs, as I'm working on losing the 5% necessary for my insurance before proceeding to any pre-surgery. Your blogs are great. :-)

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