Monday, April 8, 2013

A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts (I try and post them every few days) to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world.

Breakfast: I always have a few of these ready to drink (RTD) Oh Yeah Vanilla Creme Protein Shakes. My favorites are Vanilla Creme and Strawberry. I had a bunch of things to do before company came over (aka tossing things in out of way places) and I sipped it in between tasks.

  
Lunch: My sister and niece were in town for the weekend. I grilled some Zucchini (swipe of olive oil and sprinkle of Greek Seasoning) and made a tray up of Cold Cuts (Ham, Turkey, Muenster Cheese), Lettuce, Olives and Almonds (Wasabi and Applewood Smoked, Farmer's Market finds) Everyone made sandwiches and I made my typical breadless Cold Cut Roll-ups, had some Zucchini and a few Nuts. My sis and niece are also RNYers (they were my guinea pigs, 2 years before me) but they aren't militant about bread, pasta, white carbs like I am. This is how my journey needs to be. Closing in on 7 years free of it so really I don't miss it much. It was harder in the first year now it's rarely a thought. Here's our spread...




Oh I cut up some Strawberries and Mango tossed with a pump of Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup for dessert.


Dinner: I had some leftover tri-tip from last night's dinner. I chopped it up and repurposed it into Lettuce Cup Tri Tip Tacos.


I sauteed an Onion. Tossed the leftover Steak in with a Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Spooned that mixture into Butter Lettuce "Taco Shells" and topped with a little shredded Cheese and a dollop of Greek Yogurt mixed with McCormick Perfect Pinch Salt Free Fiesta Citrus Seasoning. So good.


Snacks: Lots of coffee and I just rolled up and ate one lonely piece of turkey left from lunch.

More days in my pouch

Here's a pic we snapped after lunch...


Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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16 comments:

Denise H. said...

Lovely family. You're like me--My sister got all the Italian and I got all the English. ;-)

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Nkara said...

am I the only one who can't handle nuts post RNY? talk about pain... .... I love the dessert! Yummo!

Lauren said...

I'm going to have to try those OhYeah! RTDs. I can't find a good one around here. I need one for those days where I just don't have the time/energy/ability to think, etc. I love the pic of you all. Y'all aren't related at all, though. ;) Seriously, you all smile the same, beautifully.

Cheryl said...

Shelly: Once again, thanks for the great post. You are truly an inspiration to those of us who only had our surgery recently (late November of last year) and who truly realize that this is a lifestyle change and requires a commitment on our part. I always look forward to your posts.

Willy said...

Love all the food that you've prepared for the day!!! Great post, what I love the most would be the "Strawberry and Mango with a free vanilla syrup", it looks so yummy and I must try it one of these days. Thanks for sharing this! :)

isajck said...

Love the guinea pig comment! One of my best friends played that roll for me at four years out from RNY.

Yes, it took me that long to make up my mind about WLS(gastric sleeve). :)

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