Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. Thank you for the emails I received asking if I was OK. You guys rock. I am A-OK. Some of the away time was work related (time sensitive stuff needed to happen before the holiday weekend, some future blog projects I'm working on too), some fun (a performance of The Wedding Singer at our local theater, a visit from an old friend I grew up with, a trip to the beach, farmer's market) and some not so fun (grating my thumb instead of a block of cheese, yeah ouch... it's healing slowly.)

Be sure to follow my daily tweets @eggface, my Pinterest page, or Facebook page, if I'm not here I'm on one of those for sure.

Let's do a day in my pouch post. This was yesterday...

Breakfast: Left for the Farmer's Market with a cold Butterscotch Crunch Ricotta Pancake wrapped in a paper towel.

They are surprisingly delicious cold with or without a smear of SF Jam, Peanut or Almond Butter. I had it plain. I also had most of a Strawberry and Cream Oh Yeah RTD throughout the morning.

My Farmer's Market haul: Pluots (about 70% plum 30% apricot), Apples, Onions, Zucchini, Cauliflower (jonesing for Cauliflower Pie again), Strawberries, Blueberries, a few bunches of Herbs, Feta Cheese. I've got cooking plans this week. I'll blog them all... you'll be sick of me.

Lunch: Came home and scrambled eggs with a diced tomato and 1 green onion. I spooned some into a Mission Carb Balance, Fajita-size, Whole Wheat Tortilla with a sprinkle of Mexican Blend Cheese.

I heated it in a pan till it was golden and the cheese was melty. Soooo good.

Took off to the Temecula Community Theater performance of The Wedding Singer. OMG totally cute. If you have a performance of this in your area go see it. I wouldn't take the kids (maybe teens) but adults that grew up in the 80's (Eggface = Class of 1989) will love it.

Dinner: I didn't feel like cooking so I just made a Caprese-ish salad of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sliced cucumber, a sprinkle of basil, salt & pepper and watched some TV.

Snacks: Much too much coffee as usual. I had a few samples at the Farmer's Market had to taste test a few fruits before purchasing them. I was planning on having some Strawberries with SF Irish Cream flavored homemade Whipped Cream for dessert but I crashed and woke up all crumpled up on the couch at 3 AM with some infomercial blaring. So yeah if you want your butt to look like a 20 year old Brazilian girl's butt I've got the hook-up ;)

✩★✩ Have a safe Memorial Day everyone. Forever thankful to the heroes this weekend remembers. ✩★✩

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Anonymous said...

Glad you're back with us. Enjoy your holiday.

*Christie* said...

Hi Shelly! I am starting to get into the bento thing. I think it will help me to plan balanced meals and work harder at my high protein/low carb. I also want to start trying a lot more of your protein sweets recipes - muffins, fudge, pudding etc as my treats. I was wondering if you have nutrition info for your recipes, or at least protein & carb count?
Thanks so much.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Christie, You'll have fun filling the bento. Makes me feel like a kid at recess. It definitely does make you more aware of the proportion of protein to carb, portion size, etc.

On nutritional values... I figure them for almost all my recipes to be sure they are in my plan but I rarely publish them. If you change protein brands, milk fat content, meat fat content, brands of packaged goods, etc. the numbers would swing dramatically plus serving sizes for 2 months, 6 months, 4 years... so I let you guys figure out your #'s with your products. Hit the links and resources page above to learn how to figure out the math part for your version. I stick to the ideas... but if it helps they are all OK in my plan and countless bariatric programs and nutritionists use them in their practices.

Crys said...

I'm a recent RNY patient and I've spent lots of days post op just rooting around your blog... such a rich source of information!

Julie said...

Hey, I'm an 80's girl too!! Graduated 1984 and proud of it!!

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for this blog. I love the day in my pouch blogs the best. It is so helpful to see what you are actually eating. I'm pre-op right now but my menu planning for post-op has already started. Thank you again. You really are an inspiration.