I'm determined that one day the scale at the doctor's office will match my scale at home. Although I'm guessing that the doctor's office frowns on nakedness in the hallways. But I would wear one of those paper gowns that barely covers my midsection and has no ties.
3/21/13 marks 1 year since my surgery. I have lots of updates and photos planned for next week. 3/22/13 is my 43rd birthday. I am freaking O.L.D.
So the CDC recommends that women over 19 consume 46 grams of protein a day. It's been a while since I logged food, but I did it for the last few days to check out where I'm at. I'm averaging about 30 grams a day. Much less than what I should be getting. And in talking with the nutritionist, it may be the cause of my want to snack between meals.
So I'm on a mission to get more protein. First, she suggested that I drink a protein shake before working out. She is concerned that my workout comes after 8 hours of fasting while I'm sleeping. Good in theory, not so good in practice. I'm up at 4:30am to get to the gym. I'm barely awake, let alone willing to eat. Prior to surgery I'd eat 1/2 a LaraBar or 1/2 a banana before working out and the other half when I was done. But after surgery I realized that my band wasn't going to let me eat early - it needed to warm up and relax.
So this morning I used Pete's Body by Vi mix to make myself a protein shake: 1 scoop of shake mix for 6 grams, 2 Tblsp PB2 for 5 grams and 1 cup soy chocolate milk for 5 grams = total 16 grams. Mixed it up and sat in the kitchen trying to drink. It went down slowly - over about 15 minutes. I headed to the gym and by the time I got there 10 minutes later my tummy was not happy. I ended up walking for 40 minutes because my stomach was so upset that I couldn't bounce while running. No good.
So now what? Pete suggested just trying 1/2 cup soy milk and then a protein shake after working out for breakfast instead of my oatmeal or with my oatmeal (it's only 100 calories). I don't know what I'll do, but it's got to be something different. I'm also focusing on protein my meals and snacks. I had the shake for breakfast/workout this morning and my mid morning snack was a hard boiled egg. I have fruit and some cheese for an afternoon snack if I feel I need it.
Are you getting enough protein?