Monday, August 5, 2013

I've Got The Power! Breakfast Sandwich, That Is

Every time I turn on the TV lately, I always seem to see the Panera Power Breakfast Sandwich commercial. I love Panera, but the nearest one is about 20 minutes away. When I used to go there for breakfast, the PBS was always my standard order. So for the past couple of mornings I've been making my own with a slice of Ezekiel bread, a slice of pepper jack cheese, some tomato slices, and a scrambled egg.
Because this sandwich is so filling and I'm having it for brunch and not breakfast exactly, I don't get hungry until quite a while later.

When I came home from the gym today, I decided to up my protein count for the day. I've also heard that after you lift weights, eating a protein snack is a good idea. This may be the most unappetizing photo I've ever taken, but it was so good, I promise! 2oz of cracked pepper turkey breast, 2oz of smoked ham, and 2 tablespoons of hummus. I was wishing I had some cucumber slices to go along with this. Cucumber and hummus is one of my favorite combos.
Tonight for dinner, I'm going to make the Green Chile Cheese Puff I wrote about in this this post. It's delicious and I serve it with a bit of hot sauce and some sliced avocado. The recipe makes 6 portions, so I will be having it again tomorrow night. In fact, all of tomorrow's eating will be exactly like today's. John absolutely LOVES this recipe and has no problem finishing off the rest of it.
Wednesday is a big day for me. Not only will I be getting my 2nd fill, it's also my 2 month surgiversary! It's hard to believe that only two months ago I was taking this huge step toward better health. I feel like I've gotten off to a great start.

My totals from yesterday:
And for today (and tomorrow too):

 Have a great week and thanks for reading!


  1. Just wondering what your nutritionist at your office said about daily calorie goal? I stick between 850-1000 but feel really bad when I go above 1000 cals. I emailed her today and she said I should be getting 1000 or more everyday. I know every office is different and every plan is different, but it is nice to know what others are suggesting.
    P.S. You're doing awesome!! :)

    1. Hey Emily! Yes...the nutritionist at my clinic recommends around 850 to 1,000 for women my age. I'll be 41 in September. I've been playing around with my calories a little bit lately though, and I'm starting to find that I lose a bit more when I eat around 1,000ish calories a day. I am thinking that being active is a big part of that. I can see where men and younger women really probably need to eat more than that. Probably in the neighborhood of 1,000 to 1,200. From what I've read and from talking to different people, 1,000 to 1,200 seems to be the standard for women in the lapband world.

      Thank you so much! I am so happy I made the choice to have the surgery.

    2. Yeah I think that sounds about right, calorie wise! I'm not sure if I could even get to 1200 cals right now. I feel totally satisfied with what I'm getting now.

      I'm still working on trying to be active. lol Went to the gym on Monday and then worked my first 24 hour shift Tuesday and it's taken me til today to recover. lol

      I'm also sooooo glad I decided to do this! I'm already feeling so much better with 27 lbs gone!!! Yipee!!!!!

    3. 27 pounds! That's amazing! I feel the same way. Really happy with this decision.

      Before I was banded and I would talk to people who already had the surgery, the one thing most of them would tell me is that they wished they had done it sooner. I can completely understand that sentiment.

      Keep up the good work! I am so excited for both of us! :)

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