Just how much have I lost?

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's been a month

I have been avoiding my blog out of frustration. My scale has been stuck for a month. It is just so upsetting. I have restriction, I have had pain when over eating which forced me to cut back. At least 4 times a week I have had spitting episodes. Today I did a productive burp as it is so nicely known in the lap band circle. Honestly that is a nice way of saying a handful of throwup.
I threw up only after 2 bites of a salad. Yesterday I threw up after two bites of a Mcdonalds kids hamburger. just the meat, no bun. I wouldn't mind the throwing up and the spitting if the scale was moving but it really isn't.

I went to my support group meeting and was told that we are only supposed to have 8 grams of carbs at each meal. Do you know how little that is? I was having a banana a few times a week. She said that a banana has 45 carbs. So that is out. My rice krispy treat I normally have after lunch has about 20, the 100 calorie pack has about the same. What this means to me is I need to really stop with all the little snacks I have after a meal, and see if that will change the scale.

I had my bloodwork done and am good on everything. My proteins, cholesterol, vitamin d, b12 all are within range now. So why is my hair still falling out? I asked the nurse she said to start taking Biotin. (I started a month ago and have seen no change) She also said I should bump up my protein from 60 grams to 80 grams. I have no idea how I could eat that much. What I decided to do is to have a shake or protein coffee at night.
My normal menu:
breakfast - protein coffee
lunch- salad with turkey, beans, cheese, green pepper, and cucumber
snack - protein bar
dinner - whatever I make
snack- shake or protein coffee

What are you all doing to get the protein in without splurging on calories and carbs? I hate fish so I am limited to turkey and chicken.

1 comment:

  1. I eat steak, pork chops, ground beef, eggs, sausage, bacon, etc. I have been very blessed that I don't have issues with any kind of protein, except protein shakes! I can't stand those. :0)