Tomorrow I work just a half of a day and then I took the afternoon off after I found out my nephews and my oldest brother and his dogs were going to be at my mom’s house by early evening. Then I have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week off too.
My mom told me the other day that she’s all geared up with food for when all the troops flock in … and it’s all good food too. She’s a great cook and a good supplier of stocking the pantry, freezer and fridge when my siblings all come back.
This made me very nervous earlier today just thinking of all the stuff she had prepared and will be preparing… so I did what any calorie counting, lap bander would do in my situation. I headed to Wally World and stocked up on protein.
And by nervous, I just meant that … that is a lot of tempting food that I could purposely or unpurposely shove down my pie hole without thinking. And I do not want to make any foolish errors in judgement when eating this week. At. All.
The photo is everything I purchased today at WalMart. The big whey protein was $15.78, while the exact same item at Kmart was $21.99. And I got enough protein bars to have two a day thru Saturday. Several of the bars have 30 grams a pop otherwise the rest contain 20 grams.
I checked my rules from my surgeon and it states I should try to get 30 grams to 80 grams per day in my body. A fellow lap band blogger gets anywhere between 80 grams to 100 grams per day.
I found that the last time I bought these protein bars… they were extremely filling and tasty …and kept me full throughout the day. I had one for breakfast and then one in the late afternoon…. considering my work days are ten and a half hours long, if not longer…. the bars really do their magic on me.
So I figure if I make a protein shake in the AM for breakfast and there is 30 grams per whey protein in every scoop … and still eat two of those protein bars thrown in throughout the day … do a lot of walking in between and keep up with drinking the water …. my next four days should be groovy with my food choices.
My problem in the last two months or so have been dealing with that hideous sinus infection I was cursed with and just dealing with unwanted stress and some other unpleasantries. And not eating enough or any protein at all with my food choices.
Remember, I do not want to stay a size 14/16 as my end date size. And I still have a long ways to go with my actual weight loss part of the dealio too. I would like my end weight to finally match up with what I have on my driver’s license!!!! I mean, seriously, who actually puts their real weight on that???? I haven’t since 7th grade.
There is somewhat of a cool breeze happening today on the prairie so after a quickie nap (yes, am actually really really tired), I plan on heading over to the City Pond and putting in a mile for sure tonight.
Here’s to making excellent food choices this holiday week and weekend …. and move your body in some way, shape or form too. Peace out.