So I went to my first WLS support group. It was awesome. I just wished my nutrionist would have went around the room and introduced people and what stage they were with their band...maybe there is some confidentiality thing going on..not sure. I did meet 1 lady who is near goal who lives up north by me which was cool---actually lives a couple blocks away. There is also a group that run marathons together and are getting ready for the PF Changs 1/2 marathon that they run with the nutrionist...I so want to be part of that group next year.
Interesting challenge by the nutrionist, now I could not participate because I don't have the band yet but thought I would post it for any of you to try. He challenged all banders to eat just 1/2 cup 4 times a day. You could have unlimited non-starchy veges too. He said if you can't do it, then you probably need a fill. I saw 1/2 cup and it looked like a mouthful to me...seriously. I can't imagine when that is all I will need to feel full. He also explained that he expects that protein would be most of the 1/2 cup with maybe a small bite or two of carbs included. He also said to not assume 4oz of anything is 1/2 cup...he put in 3 oz of salmon and it pretty much filled the 1/2 cup... I had to chuckle because that looked like hardly anything to me. A couple just recently banded and have not had first fill yet, so he told them they could have 1 cup at a meal until first fill. Still didn't look like much to me!
He also showed us a new protein powder he had that was 40g protein and 110calories with 2 g of sugar...tasted ok but kind of bland to me. I also won a plate...woot woot...it was a small plate and if I would take the time to hook my camera to my laptop I would show you...I promise I will get on that bacause
1.) I need to include more pictures or my blog will be boring
2.) I will soon need to post my before pics....I am dreading this.....
Got the battery for my scale...I haven't lost a lb...still reads 261...and I thought I was doing well. Darn it! Trying not to get discourage and say F$*&%^()^* it!
Anyway back to work....Happy Monday to you all and hope you had a fab weekend....btw I made room for my eliptical in the living room and now I just need hottie hubby to move it from the closet(for shame...it sat in closet...considering I paid $1200 for it 7 years ago and may have logged 2 hours on it tops)
Exercise has been ok...I am still walking everyday about 30minutes but soon hope to add eliptical to it!