Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Made my first smoothie today...yuck...too fluffy...

Okay...i've decided i do need ice in my next one...gonna check out recipes in blogland and find something that will work better!!!  I'm sitting here with a pink smoothie mustache that goes over my nose!

I called my surgeon's office yesterday to find out when i can start working out.  Sofar i've just been walking and walking...did a little hiking on vacay...but now just walking...walk to work...walk at lunch...walk walk walk.  Well, the nurse told me that I can go ahead and start, just nothing strenuous and don't lift anything over 30 pounds.  Nothing strenuous...did I hear that right?  Excuse me...but I asked..."When can I start working out?"...nothing strenuous??  I don't get it....so can anyone help me??? I will be 5 weeks post op this Thursday...so how much of a workout can i do???

I'VE STOPPED LOSING ANY WEIGHT AND IT'S FREAKING ME OUT!!!!  See..i said it outloud!
help...
dede

10 comments:

Dr. J said...

*new follower*

First, yay for the new step in your journey! And 30 lbs in 5 weeks...that is amazing!!! Aaaand...you have an infectious smile. Just made me happy.

Cheers,
J

Ronnie said...

You're doing great, lady! You can do some light weights or try swimming, that's great low-impact exercise! Or there's dance classes, or bike riding. All kinds of stuff that don't involve weight lifting. :) Just find something that works for you.

Also, are you tracking your calories? (When I stop losing, it's usually b/c I'm not tracking.) It's super important to know exactly how much you're eating.

Andrea said...

Yeah I can't get down drinks that are too frothy. Try different things and you'll find something that works for you. I agree with Ronnie's suggestions.

dede said...

Thanks! I started tracking this morning...and tracked all of my lunch before I left for work..then got here and couldn't eat it!! I know my protein is falling short...but I'm going to give it a try again tonight!!!
Thanks Again Ladies!!!

banded bella said...

Eating your protein is so so very important. Don't have to play catch up with your protein like I have. Have you tried Click yet? If you like coffee you will like this....I add a scoop of 100 cal, 25g protein, of vanilla whey isolate powder to mine every morning. The vanilla powder on its owm is nasty, but can't taste it with Click.

You should always follow what your surgeon has told you but mine allowed me to use treadmill and eliptical at 2 weeks and the weight machines at 3 weeks. I am sure he has reasons to keep you on low for now. Just be safe with your work outs. You are doing very well. Chin up my friend.

Vanessa said...

Yes, I agree...follow what your surgeon says to do. I was able to work out after 3 weeks. I have a great protein shake: 4oz soy milk, 4oz apple juice, 1 scoop vanilla soy protein powder, 1 scoop green vibrance, half cup of frozen blueberries and 1 tbs of flax meal ~toss in blender and yummm! Or chocolate soy milk, vanilla soy protein powder and 1tbs peanut butter ~ double yum!

Jazzing up Jackie said...

If you haven't checked out eggface yet, you might want to look at her blog. At 1 week post op, I'm loving her variety of protien shakes and smoothies. Here's the link to her favorite shakes/smoothies. Hope this helps!

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-favorite-protein-shake-recipes.html

Sarah G said...

I started walking on my treadmill at 3 wks post op. 30 minutes at first then gradually increased my speed & then distance goals until I was running a couple months later.

You're doing great!

Cece said...

Hi Dede ! I found you ;) I'm also a July-band-baby ... we can do this !

Bel said...

I agree that you should definatly follow what your Doctor says.

If there is something specific exercise wise you want to do call and ask her if that is okay. Just keep in mind that this is really a time to mend.

I think you are doing a great job!

Bel