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Old 10-20-2019, 10:33 AM   #11
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My finger/hand injury has dampened my usual cooking enthusiasm (and desire to type), but I plan to do my best. I really can't chop that easily.

The dang strudel is almost gone. It will not be replaced with anything similar for a while.

B: Strudel with a little whipped topping; 1/2 cup Tropicana 50 OJ; coffee with skim milk; 1/4 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries

L: Will try to make the veggie stuffed Portobello mushrooms with cheese topping; spring greens drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

D: Baked tilapia with lemon, capers, and fresh oregano; boiled new potatoes; tomato cucumber salad

S: Espresso; 2 pizzelles; ?

Will try to calculate calories after my finger heals a little. [Right pointer finger.]
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...BethRags, I'm glad you joined us here. I used to be a ballet dancer in my younger years, too That's terrible how Seroquel affects some people's weight so drastically. Have you considered getting a second opinion on your medications?

I so loved dancing. I miss it.

I would like to speak with another pdoc, frankly. I have restrictions with my insurance, but I am thinking of speaking with a rep from my insurance and asking if there's some way I can have even 2 or 3 sessions with another pdoc, but not drop my current one (she's at the clinic where I go for all of my health care and therapy).

I hope no one feels they must count calories to participate here. And please note that I would never judge anyone's menus and ask the same of others participating here. The point is to just see what we're consuming for awareness. I look at mine not just for weight-related purposes, but nutrition.

You are so thoughtful to start this thread and to explain your intentions. I feel sure that you are not a judgmental person, Birdie. I am very excited about this thread. I'm not much of a food person and live by eating small meals throughout the day because I am so burned out on cooking (did it for my family all the years my children were growing up). I really need to pay better attention to how many high-fat foods I'm consuming (lots of dairy, for example).
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Thank you, BethRags!

I think you have a potential plan regarding a second opinion. I should hope your insurance sees the reasonableness of such a request.

I went through a period in my life when music seemed to die for me. It's a long story. I am happy that in this recent year that has changed. I have begun to dance for myself in my living room, kitchen, and car. It's brought me happiness. I hope you will at least dance for yourself again, in some capacity.
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Thank you! I do dance alone in my living room. Stupid weight gain has made me too self conscious to let anyone see me dance.

Okay, here's the food plan.

Between 4 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. I've eaten
-A chai/coffee/low-fat milk - 3 mugs over the hours.
-Plain peanut butter (nothing added except cinnamon I sprinkle on it) on grain bread.
-Mashed banana with goat milk yogurt, paleo coconut granola sprinkled on top.
-Some almonds and a couple of dates.
-A cheese & 2 eggs omelet.

As for the rest of the day, I'll be eating
-a mashed yam with a bit of butter .
-Lentil soup with 5 whole grain crackers.
-1/2 a Honeycrisp apple.
-Probably some coffee with soy milk.

-Plenty of water...I love water & drink a lot of it.

I find that I am ravenously hungry in the earlier part of the day. It's an awful feeling, like I'm starving. Reminds me of the hunger during the latter months of pregnancy. I attribute the extreme hunger to antipsychotic med.

Exercise
I have an extremely painful achilles tendon injury on my right ankle. I'm in physical therapy for it (first time in pool Tuesday, yay!). For the time being I have to limit my exercise to limping through daily chores (which does involve going up and down stairs several times/day, as I live upstairs) and yoga stretches, along with grip toning for my wrists and forarms.
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Thank you! I do dance alone in my living room. Stupid weight gain has made me too self conscious to let anyone see me dance.

Okay, here's the food plan.

Between 4 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. I've eaten
-A chai/coffee/low-fat milk - 3 mugs over the hours.
-Plain peanut butter (nothing added except cinnamon I sprinkle on it) on grain bread.
-Mashed banana with goat milk yogurt, paleo coconut granola sprinkled on top.
-Some almonds and a couple of dates.
-A cheese & 2 eggs omelet.

As for the rest of the day, I'll be eating
-a mashed yam with a bit of butter .
-Lentil soup with 5 whole grain crackers.
-1/2 a Honeycrisp apple.
-Probably some coffee with soy milk.

-Plenty of water...I love water & drink a lot of it.

I find that I am ravenously hungry in the earlier part of the day. It's an awful feeling, like I'm starving. Reminds me of the hunger during the latter months of pregnancy. I attribute the extreme hunger to antipsychotic med.

Exercise
I have an extremely painful achilles tendon injury on my right ankle. I'm in physical therapy for it (first time in pool Tuesday, yay!). For the time being I have to limit my exercise to limping through daily chores (which does involve going up and down stairs several times/day, as I live upstairs) and yoga stretches, along with grip toning for my wrists and forarms.

Everything except the yam because I was full. I'm already seeing a pattern that tells me I eat a lot more during the morning hours when I'm med hungover than later in the day.
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The lentil soup sounds good, BethRags. I like lentil and bean soups a lot, but my husband doesn't. I hope the physical therapy helps.

I fell asleep at 7:30 pm last night after eating 6 saltine crackers spread lightly with low fat onion chive cream cheese. I woke up at 3 am super hungry and made a PB &J sandwich on diet bread. Lower sugar whipped PB. Then...

B: Finally the last of the apple strudel! 1/2 cup Tropicana 50 OJ; coffee with skim milk.

Yet to eat:

L: Leftover veggie bread crumb stuffed Portobello mushroom cap with some cheese on it; spring greens with balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzle.

D: Leftover baked tilapia with lemon juice butter capers oregano; 2 boiled new potatoes; cucumber tomato salad or similar.

S: Espresso; small fat free plain Greek yogurt fruit smoothie (w/a little skim milk & Truvia); possibly a small banana nut muffin, if I make them. Will use whole wheat pastry flour and lower sugar w/some Truvia.

Exercise: Short walk; dance inside house.

Totals (incl. PBJ sandwich & muffin):
1,143 calories, 49 g fat (17 g saturated), 149 g total carbs (24 g fiber + sugar alcohols), 52 g protein
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Breakfast: an iced pumpkin spice latte. I didnít realize it had 480 calories. Thatís a lot for a drink!

Lunch: a cheeseburger and small fry from McDonaldís: 530 calories

Dinner: a No Name Steak: 270 calories.

Total: 1,280 if the drink is added correctly.

Exercise: I was at my very active job today so I was on my feet and moving around for 5 hours. Also I was very anxious all day which Iím sure burned something considering at one point I was shaking from anxiety.
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Birdie, I love lentil soup with a baked potato on a cold winter night.

Ugh, I'm so sorry about the anxiety, MD.


Today:
6a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
-Coffee/chai/low-fat milk
-2 pieces of toast w/ butter
-Banana/goat milk yogurt/granola
-Date bar
-2 eggs
-Coffee w/ soy milk
-An "unbaked" cookie (oats, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla)

6p.m. until bedtime
-Lentil soup + a few whole grain crackers
-A pear
-A yam if I'm still hungry
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Late night Seroquel XR munchies equalled 15 saltine crackers. They could be worse at 70 cals per 5. I also drank two small glasses sparkling wine last night with dinner. I need to limit that more!

Early morning hunger equaled a Kind bar and 1/2 cup Tropicana 50 OJ.

B: "Lightened" banana nut ricotta muffin; 1/3 cup low fat plain yogurt with strawberries and blueberries; 1/2 cup Tropicana 50 OJ; coffee with skim milk.

L: TBD depending on hubby's tooth situation.

D: Part of ham steak pan grilled; fresh pineapple salsa; mustard; spring greens and grape tomatoes; thin slice whole wheat bread; small glass sparkling wine, or not.

S: Espresso; spoonful whipped lowered fat peanut butter; slice low carb low cal bread with Smart Balance light spread and Truvia and cinnamon.
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Breakfast: just a Diet Coke

Lunch: a Caulipower Pizza that has 760 calories for the whole pizza

Snack: 3 cookies 120 calories total

Dinner: spaghetti tacos. Which is just a spaghetti and meatballs Lean Cuisine and 2 Old El Paso Taco Shells 380 calories total

Total itís 1,260 calories for the day.

Exercise: none except running errands.
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