Good Morning SparkPeople!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Good Early Morning! I woke up at 4 in pain so decided to just get up, I have to be awake in one hour anyway and coffee sounded wonderful. Hope (puppy) woke up while I was making coffee, so I took her out and got her routine going.
I think coffee is the worst thing I have these days (I put real sugar and creamer in it), although I did sneak a cookie yesterday. Most of the time I'm eating on plan and doing good. I'm down to 211, almost to Onderland! Yay.
We got a crock pot and I'm eating at least one meal a day from what I make in it. I've put on here before that I had bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) and I'm finally getting to where I can have an actual meal. So I'm going to eat a portion of the protein I'm making in the crockpot (orange chicken this time, yum!) and make some roasted carrots and steamed broccoli to go with. Now I won't be able to have much, and all that sounds like a lot, but I just use the small plates to portion it out and eat slowly. My other favorite meal for protein is refried beans with salsa and cheese. Yum. And of course I have one shake a day to make sure I reach my protein goals.
It's taken me a long while to get to where I can get my protein goals in, and I have lost a lot of hair because of it. But now I'm more on target with my meals, and having less medical appointments to go to has helped that a lot, I have time in the morning to get my shake in prep my lunch. I'd like to get some of those bariatric meal containers for on the go, so I can just have my meals ready and portioned and I can grab them to take with me to appointments if I need to. Unfortunately the ones specifically designed for smaller meals for bariatrics usually cost more.
Today I've got a lot to do, especially with rearranging my appointments. Financially we are still in a hole, working our way out, and hoping we are out in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm also going to be trying to find workouts that I can do for strength training once the surgeon okays me to get back to working out, which should be next Monday, still have to make that appointment.
Off to start my day and wake the kids. Wish I could work out but still in too much pain for that, gotta heal.
~Flea and Hope
(picture from July)