Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shakes, shakes and more shakes...

Hey there! How are you?  I hope all is well.  Things are okay here. 
Thank you for your sweet words on my last post.  I really do appreciate the comments and the sentiment behind them.

Okay, so as I said in my last post, I really want to lose 25 pounds before my 50th birthday, that's in 4 months.  I bought some Visalus shakes and started yesterday.  A shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch and a sensible dinner. First of all, they taste really good, but yesterday was awful, I was starving most of the day, and I had a terrible headache.  I got home and stir fried green beans, chicken and mushrooms for my "sensible dinner."

One of my problems with the band is that when I get past know, to the point where I'm feeling sick from it, it never goes well when I do eat.  I only ate a fourth of a cup of food, and didn't feel stuck at all, then suddenly, I was hurting, I PB'd bad, like 30 minutes before all was said and done.  Not the way I wanted to end the night.  So, I ended up having a 3rd shake for supper last night.

Today, I've had my two shakes and a hand full of almonds.  Again, I'm starving! I always do a shake for breakfast anyway, because I'm super tight in the mornings, but by lunch I can usually eat pretty well.  Lunch is not the time of day that's really a problem for me.  So, maybe I should reassess this and eat my lunch instead of drinking it.  I know I've only given it 2 days, but head hurts again, and I'm afraid I might have another repeat of last night.  I really need to be careful with my food choices tonight and take it slow.   I'm going to have a little wine tonight too, that always helps with the passage of food, lol!

Other than that, things are going pretty well.  It's deer season, so my hubby will be MIA soon.  He works hard, so I'm glad he has something that's relaxing for him.  Oh...big news, I forgot to share, he quit chewing tobacco.   I'm so proud of him, I know it was so hard.

I'm glad it's Wednesday and the week is half over.  I'm ready for the weekend, I'm ready to just relax.

I hope you all have a great day.
Big Hugs!


adorkbl said...

Sounds like a rough 2 days. I personally don't like to go to 2 shakes and then dinner. It isn't balanced.

Unless your band prevents you from eating real food because of tightness (which is cause for an unfill)... then I would do the shake for breakfast and a sensable lunch and dinner.

Maybe focus on cutting back another way? Less carbs more exercise?

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

My pre-op diet was shake for B, sensible lunch, shake for afternoon snack, sensible dinner, shake in the evening. Plenty of protein and only between 900-1000 calories per day. I was able to lose a good bit. I would think that would work with the band. The nutritionist defined sensible as 3 oz of lean protein, 2 cups salad greens, ff dressing and 1/2 c cooked veggies. It was pretty easy to stick with, even eating out.

Good luck! Props to Hubby for quitting tobacco!

speck said...

I know we sometimes don't like hearing this but......

are you drinking plenty of water?

I keep my carbs low but sometimes I throw in 1/4 cup oatmeal(uncooked) in a protein shake when I need that extra something to keep me full.

I feel confident that you can do this.


FitBy40 said...

It took me a while to figure out that I eat my biggest meal at lunch time and hardly eat any dinner at all. It's hard to change habits but I think you're on to something. Eat a regular healthy lunch, and have the shake at dinner time.
I used to worry about not eating with my family at dinner time but now I realize just sitting with them and engaging in the daily conversation, while maybe having something small, is just as good. They don't care if I'm not eating what they're eating!
I think the headache is carb withdrawl. I've been going through it too since I've been on liquids for a few days.
Best of luck to you!

Stephanie M. said...

Are you eating at least 1000 calories per day? My nutritionist says not to go lower than that. Are there snacks on the plan? Maybe it would work better for you to eat a real lunch and have your shakes for breakfast and dinner. Or just breakfast and then a nutritionally similar to the shake lunch and a regular dinner.

MandaPanda said...

I'm with everyone else. Maybe try changing up the order and keeping it right at about 1000 cals?

Lap Band Gal said...

I've heard great things about those Visalus shakes. :) They're tasty! Good luck to you on your new plan of attack