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Substitution: P-nut butter, Ricotta, sour cream

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

For sour cream as a topping, I take cottage cheese and a splash of lemon and put it in the blender/bullet. Great on mexican foods!

Ricotta cheese: put cottage cheese in a cheese cloth and drain. useful in lasagna.

Peanut butter: add yogurt.


doing the math

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

If a minimum of 2116 cal per day is used and 1200 cal per day is consumed. What results can be expected in a week? Burning 6412 cal more than consumed or almost 2 pounds weight reduction per wk.

There are 3500 cal in a pound of fat.


Motivational Secrets

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I want my daughter to see a healthy and beautiful mother and be led by example.

The first one is the BIGGEST motivation for me. However the dirty little motivation secrets are:

I don't want to see "gross" or "disgusting" in peoples eyes.
Tired of leaking when I sneeze.
jealous of my husband's tattoo (Betty Page)
want to be able to run, not bounce
I want to feel sexy in, or out of, lingere in front of my husband with the light ON.

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MZZCHIEF 2/2/2010 2:38PM

    Great motivators!
When I was 180 my motivator was being able to tie my shoes without grunting!

: )

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My WLS Diet

Monday, January 18, 2010

My diet is based on what would have been my diet if I had been able to have Lap Band surgery. It's my diet that I have cobbled together looking a excellent ref material and talking with a nutritionist. If others tried the diet first they could save >$10,000 dollars.

When you eat less you stomach _Automatically_ gets smaller. I used to be able to eat half a 12" pizza (4 slices) and want MUCH more. Now 3 slices makes me feel like other people after Thanksgiving Dinner! Stuffed _beyond_ the gills! ( I really love pizza.)

These are the really important things to watch in the diet:
800-1200 calories/day
+60g protein/day
+30g Fiber/day
+10 cups of water/day

Also my doc and the WLS Support Group advised to eat 5-6 meals a day to keep the pouch small. I consume ~3 protein powder shakes a day, ~2 serving of original Fiber one cereal and Frozen meals that are 240 cal or less. Part of my diet uses the recipe 122 Protein and Fiber Bar on sparkrecipes.

Once a week we go out to eat and I relax my restrictions but remain sensible and once a week for dinner we share a Italian Sausages pizza. I call it Budgeting my calories. I plan for splurges just as one would budget with money.




"diet ranges from 800 to 1200 calories per day which includes about 70 to 120 grams of protein each day."

"Lap-Band patients are advised to consume fifty to sixty grams of protein daily to avoid protein deficiency. Protein deficiency causes hair loss, fatigue, edema, muscle weakness, and a delay in wound healing. A lack of adequate protein may also lead to depression, anxiety, irritability, apathy, and other mental health conditions, as well as cause a number of physical health issues from gallstones to colds, headaches, low blood pressure, anemia, irregular hear rates, and, in extreme cases, death. A lab can measure the amount of protein in your blood by performing a serum albumin blood test. "

"Food Choices:
Fruits and vegetable:
1 to 2 servings of fresh fruit daily
2 to 3 servings of fresh vegetable daily

Bread and Cereals:
1 small portion of corn flakes for breakfast
1 to 2 slices of whole wheat or rye bread each day

Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs:
1 oz. to 2 oz. of meat, fish or poultry or one egg each day (remove all visible fat from the meat. remove the ski from poultry. Grilling, steaming, microwaving or boiling are best ways to prepare them with low fat).

Dairy Products:
Milk and yogurt are calories in liquid form. In theory, then, they should be avoided. But these types of food have calcium. That makes them an important part of a healthy daily diet. Choose a maximum of 2 cups of skimmed milk or low-fat yogurt and 1 oz. of cheese a day.

Restrict the use of fat to 3 to 4 teaspoons of margarine, butter or oil per day. You can have low-fat salad dressing and mayonnaise in moderation.

Drink as many calorie-free liquids per day as you wish. Suitable drinks are:
Tea or black coffee with low-calorie sweetener
Non-carbonated beverages containing few or no calories
Clear soup
Note: Some doctors have reported that carbonated beverages may contribute to enlargement of the small pouch and should be avoided."

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KATRINIA17 7/18/2011 2:13PM

    I have to thank you for posting this up. I have a friend who is determined to do this even though she REFUSES to try sparks or any other program. Her words to me were "I'm not even going to bother when all I have to do is get this done and I'll lose all the weight in a year without having to diet or exercise." She openly admits to not wanting to change her food intake at all and the most of exercise that she will do is bike riding which she claims she doesn't do often and doesn't want to make it "an exercise". She wanted me to join in on this claiming that we can eat whatever we want but just in smaller portions because the lap band won't let you eat in bigger portions. I tried to explain to her that it wasn't true, that some items you can't eat and that you can re-stretch your stomach out...She's still not listening. I want what is best for her of course but at her level of thinking, she's going to get this done (she can't afford it so I'm thinking it's on tax payers money?) and fail.

I also have to say that I'm happy you didn't go through with your surgery. Baby girls are wonderful! Congrats and hopefully you can make it on your own or get back to the surgery.

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MZZCHIEF 2/2/2010 2:46PM

    Great Blog, Dukkie!

Glad you didn't have the surgery and that you had a beautiful baby girl!

Learned something new today, too... that your protien can be measured by your albumin count!

: )

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DUKKIE 1/19/2010 9:32AM

    Why didn't I have the proceedure: Short answer: I was pregnant.

If I could, I'd do it. Dr. Pitt is a doc who has done his homework and makes you do yours. I had to do psych tests, group support before and after, lots of reading...

Part of the reason I wanted the LB was because my husband and I had tried for 7 yrs to get pregnant. The only results were 5 first trimester miscarriages and 2 yrs of a specialist doctor. ($1000+ per month and never once did I get pregnant in his "care".)

I did and paid for all the preliminary studies and tests for the LB. The day of my surgery, I was on the table. EVERY thing was ready. We were waiting for the "gas man". Meanwhile my pregnancy test came back "inconclusive" so they did a blood test and it was positive. The staff knew we wanted kids and were so excited for us. What they didn't know was our miscarriage history. They thought we were very strange for not being happy and for asking if they could do the procedure anyway. We explained our reaction but they wouldn't and couldn't proceed.

In the long run it was a good thing. It was the only pregnancy that stuck and now we have a brilliant and beautiful 3yo daughter!

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