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. Yesterday's menu...

Breakfast: I had a few errands and appointments early in the AM so I hit Starbucks. Currently there are 2 food items I will eat... the Classic Oatmeal (I add cinnamon from the milk bar and some of the nuts and dried fruit, no sugar) and the Spinach Feta Egg White Whole Wheat Wrap (I ask for it double cooked, it gets super crispy, easier to eat, single cooked is too doughy and lays heavy, double cooked is the way to go, rarely can eat the whole thing but I put a major dent in it) that's what I had yesterday. Only thing about eating at Bux... I can't have a latte unless I'm there for a really long time (I can't drink for at least 45 minutes or so after eating, physically I can't, it makes me Mt. Vesuvius urpy, it's a post weight loss surgery thing.)

Coffee Coffeeshop Fast Food

Lunch: I almost hate to say this. I know so many of you are in the deep freeze right now. I umm well... I ate a late lunch outside on the patio. If you say it really fast it's not that bad. You know you are all welcome to move closer and then I'd get to see some of you more. I had a ton of computer projects to finish. In between working I ate the contents of my bento box lunch (made little cucumber, meat & cheese sandwiches) and pet a neighborhood kitty that sunbathes in my yard during the day. We don't know it's name and think it lives a few doors down. We call it "Mr. Fezziwig" not sure really if it's a Mr. or Mrs. it's huge and very fuzzy (think small sheep) so parts are not visible but it's making me want to adopt a kitty of my own again.

Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Cooking RNY Gastric Bypass Vertical Sleeve VSG WLS Cooking Menus Food 

Pink Box (top left):  Turkey Cold Cut Roll-up, a few slices of Salami and Provolone Rounds
Green Box (top right): Cucumber Slices (my crackers) 
Blue Box (bottom left): Shelly's Greek Yogurt Dip, a few Raspberries
Orange Box (bottom right): Shelly's Toasted Coconut Pudding

More Bento Box lunches, FAQ's and an Online Source for them

Dinner: Cucumber and Tomato Salad (Cucumber, Tomato, Artichoke Hearts, a sprinkle of Shredded Cheese, Oregano, Salt & Pepper) and I made a batch of my Egg Foo Young Bites. I think these might be my favorite of all the Bites I make. Mmm but those Patty Melt Bites are really really yummy too.

Crustless Quiche Party Appetizers Healthy Weight Loss Surgery Food

More Eggface Bites (aka Mini Crustless Quiches)

Snacks: Too much coffee and a sliced Honeycrisp Apple and Dip while I watched TV.

Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric Food Recipes Gastric Bypass VSG Sleeve

Shelly's Peanut Butter Cup Yogurt Dip

2 oz. Greek Yogurt, plain 2%
1 Tablespoon Powdered Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Chocolate, any will do)

Mix till well blended. A healthy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup... oh yeah!

More Days in my pouch.

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love love love your blog. I'm still less than a year post op and you have helped me tremendously through this journey. For this I thank you.
One thing makes me very scared seem to eat waaaay less than me. Again, not even a year out for me, and I feel as though I eat tons of food. I eat a lot of your recipes and all healthy, protein packed food, but still I'm amazed at how little you seem to eat. I'm scared I'm doing something wrong to hinder my long term success.
Thank you again for being so wonderful!! You've been an amazing blessing :)
~ Staci

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Stacy! I eat a pretty protein dense meal... not a lot of slider carbs so it fill you faster. Aim for the protein always first and you'll feel fuller quicker. Always follow what your Dr suggests is the right portion for you... he/she knows best and everyone is different... I definitely have days I am hungrier than others but try and stick to that protein first rule... it helps.

Sally said...

Love your blog. I'm 6 years post surgery and have maintained a 120 lb weight loss. It's my go to place when I'm looking for new ideas or to just remind me of the benefits of going back to basics.

Food Addict said...

I am 4 years postop and your recipes got me back on track. Thank you so much for sharing! I look forward to meeting you in Florida at YWM conference in September- last year in Phoenix was fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for sharing your story , your tips and recipe's have been a big help . I am less than a year RNY may 2013 and I have problems with certain foods and you make it so easy to follow . thank you again .

Ninaclark said...

Hi, I love your recipies, I am trying to get back on track and hope to win. Thanks,

Ninaclark said...

After three years, I'm starting to put on a couple pounds. Glad I found you! Thanks, Chris

Anonymous said...

My husband and I both had bariatric surgery and both have had very different experiences. He has had such a hard time eating ANYTHING. I found your site and have been trying TONS of your recipies. So much so that I print them off and have a binder full of go to meal ideas! Next up tonight is the philly cheese steak soup...yum can't wait. He does very well with all of your meal ideas. Thank you sooooo much. I'd love to win.

Squatch'sGirl76 said...

Love stopping by here and checking out all the recipes :)

Teresa Smith

Anonymous said...

I have being eyeing your page since 2010 during my pre-op phase. I love a lot of your tips and easy recipes. The smoothies are my favorite. Have a blessed day.

anne k said...

I've just started checking your blog out and it is fantastic. I'm just starting this process but you have a lot of great recipes that I'm going to have to try.

FabulousWrap said...

I am so grateful for this blog!! Thank you for what you do! :) I am only 4 months out, so I appreciate all of the recipes and advice.