Saturday, May 11, 2013

Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: 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. My yesterday...

Breakfast: Made my Buttercrunch Ricotta Pancakes. I make a lot of different protein pancakes but I think these are my favorite.

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Lunch: Had some errands to run that brought me near the beach. Packed up my bento box and ate lunch staring at the waves for some free-ish (1/4 a tank of gas) therapy.

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Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Dilly Egg Salad
Green Box (top right): Cucumber "Crackers"
Blue Box (bottom left):  Lipton Tea & Honey Lemon Flavored Ice Tea Packet (you add them to a water bottle, 20 cals) and a hunk of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar
Orange Box (bottom right): Muenster Cheese

Shelly's Dilly Egg Salad

4 Hardboiled Eggs
1 Green Onion, diced fine
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
pinch of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Whiz eggs in a mini food processor or mash with a fork till desired consistency. Add eggs to remaining ingredients and mix together.

More bento box lunches
More Eggface egg dishes

This was my lunchtime view. Ahhhh.
 
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Dinner: Came home after errands, one of which was stopping at Costco for a tray of their cooked shrimp. Ate a few with a few more Cucumber "Crackers" and a dollop of Greek Guacamole.

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Shelly's Greek Guacamole

1 ripe Avocado, mashed
1-2 Chopped Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Black Olives, chopped
2 Tablespoons Crumbled Feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Sprinkle of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Scoop the flesh out of the avocados into a bowl. Mash avocado till partially mashed but still some chunks. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Makes enough for 2 or 3 people.

Snacks: Lots of coffee including a Sugar Free Vanilla Soy Latte at a coffee shop tweet stop and in the evening sometime I ate a leftover pancake from breakfast, cold from the fridge they are yummy too.

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More days in my pouch

Next week I'll be in Vegas for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America Meet & Greet. I hope to see some of you there. Come find me and say hi! Looking forward to meeting Carnie Wilson and hearing Dr. Yoni Freedoff speak. I understand there are still tickets available so come hang out.

I also wanted to remind anyone thinking of attending the Obesity Action Coalition "Your Weight Matters" Convention in August that EARLY BIRD pricing continues for just 9 more days. Get in on it. It's going to be AMAZING and provide you with awesome tools for continued success in your health & weight loss goals. I can't wait!

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11 comments:

Bren said...

You'll have to try mixing in pomegranate seeds into your guacamole sometime. It's a recent addition to ours and I love it.

Anonymous said...

Shelly,

I am a VSG'er and I come to your site for all the great recipes and inspiration but I also LOVE to see my old home of Southern California; never stop bragging about living in God's country.

Erin

Anonymous said...

Pancakes look yummy! Will try them this week. Happy Mother's Day to your Mum!! Lois

Sparky said...

Oh man! I didn't know about that Vegas event and I'd love to go, but I just got back from a convention in Reno and I'm tapped. :c

Unknown said...

I was wondering if you were going to do any sort of meet/greet with the Phx people that are on your blog all the time when you are there in August? I would love to have the opportunity to meet you...

Linda said...

Shelley,

Two questions:

1. How much protein do you aim to take in per day? Do you count calories?

2. Is there a reason you don't list serving sizes with your recipes?

Thanks! Love your blog!

Linda

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Linda, I aim for at least 70 grams a day (generally I get in more I use soy milk in my coffee, those splashes add up.) Yep I count calories and have a target I aim for daily based on my activity level and lifestyle. I also aim for 50% protein, 25% fats, 25% complex carbs. I do not list serving sizes because that is something you want to discuss with your medical posse based on what stage you are... 7 weeks, 7 months or 7 years that will make a difference.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I am going to be in attendance at the Phoenix event... hope to see you there!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you Lois, Thanks Erin.

Bren that sounds yummy I have a tree too!!

Vanessa said...

Those pancakes have my name on them!

Michele said...

Hi Shelly! I just love your blog! I started to make a little recipe collection in my computer so I can keep recipes I love. Your blog has been such a help since my surgery. Thank you for doing what you do and I hope to hear that you are coming to NJ some time :)