Monday, May 10, 2010

Ok so the water thing is not going so well...I am just not a big drinker. I don't think about it and especially when I am at work, I get so busy thats the last thing on my mind to be sippin on some water. Maybe when it will be detrimental to my health not to, I will do better...I hope.

On another note I was so excited today, I found greek yogurt at our local grocery store...let me explain why the excitement...So when I met my husband about 5 yrs ago I was living in a planned community with lots of shops & resturaunts. Everything was very close and convenient. When we got married I moved to his 100+ acres which needless to say was not very close and convenient to anything but trees (which is a wonderful beautiful peaceful place, just not convenient) The closest grocery store is about 15-20 minutes and it SUCKS! It is very expensive and has a terrible selection so when I saw greek yogurt I was so excited!

I had my nutrition education class this past wednesday. It was very educational...although I have done a thourough research on the sleeve so most of what they said was just reassuring me my info was correct, but they have a very well planned out pre op diet & post op diet. I was happy to find out that the two week pre op diet is not more water & shakes. Its actually just a low carb sort of South Beach diet....Very do-able. Anyway not much going on this week, I actually have all week off so I have been working on some long overdue projects. I will continue to increase my water/fluids...

Tata for now


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Trial of the Proteins

So this past week my cousin (who is also going to have surgery) and I tried a bunch of different sample protein drinks I had ordered from and Unjury...Man I have a lot of adjusting to do! Gross...the isopure is clear so I expected a clear taste...ummm it tasted kinda like clear yogurt, very weird...maybe tolerable once I adjust to the taste. Next we tried an Inspire powdered drink called Pom Razz Sangria...I thought this would be wonderful...I am a big fruity flavored person....NOPE that was not what I was looking for either...Inspire Ice Cream that probably would have been kinda good mixed with milk & crushed ice instead of water. The last one we tried was the Believe premixed drink called vanilla creme brule...Yum it kinda tasted like those Starbucks drinks in a bottle...pretty tasty, totally doable.

As far as trying to increase my water this week...not so successful but what I was able to do was drink more iced tea instead of Dr.Pepper which is a step closer to water & I do know that decaf tea counts as liquid too so I suppose I worked toward my goal...I will try harder this week...I still need to increase my fluid intake by quite a bit so this week I will journal everything I drink....

Tata til then


P.S. We did not get to try any of the Unjury products the other day...I will let you know what I think when I do.