I have a question!! I don't know how many of you ladies are able to eat in the morning. It's an absolute NO NO for me. I've tried several times but it almost always ends in DISASTER. Especially eggs...if I try to eat an egg before 11 AM I turn into SLIMER!!!! You know, I've never actually PB'd....but I have foamed and slimed and all that lovely stuff. Now, on to my question (I am beginning to think I have adult ADD - no kidding!!! I am extremely distractable...it drives my students crazy...oops, there I went again.)
Anyway!! I was wondering what kinds of protein shake you ladies prefer??? I have been drinking the Special K Chocolate shakes since I was banded! I have one almost every morning (except on the weekends when I am a bad bandster and skip breakfast - or at least replace it with 4 cups of java). The Special K shakes have 190 calories; 29 g of carbs; 18g of sugar; and 10g of protein. I honestly don't have a clue if this is the best choice or if I'm getting too much of something and not enough of something else. They come in 10 oz bottles and it is getting to the point where they don't keep me satisfied until lunch and I go searching for a snack. Confession: I don't always make great snack choices and a lot of the time I will eat a little bag (or 2) of Cheetos (my ultimate sin).
My nutritionist told me that I should stay away from protein shakes that come from powder because they have a tendency to irritate the band. But I have read many blogs where people buy powders...so IDK?? I have also tried the Slim Fast (drinkable but I don't really care for them) and the Atkins (HORRIBLE). I haven't tired Muscle Milk because $8 for a four-pack is just more than I want to pay!!!
So, if any of you have any advice...please send it my way!!! ¡Muchas gracias!
On an unrelated note: we got RAIN!! Glorious droplets of water falling from the sky!!! It has been so hot and dry here this summer...we are actually in a 22 inch rain deficit. It has been miserable!! We have a place on the lake (actually resevoir) about 75 miles from here and it is at least 6 ft. low. The lake is our home away from home but it has been hard to enjoy it this year!!! I am so thankful for the rain. I almost ran outside and played - but it was also thundering and lightening like crazy and I didn't feel like being charbroiled!!!
|Me and Chris after his Alumni Football game in April. |
Imagine a bunch of 30 somethings playing
60 minute of full contact football.
It was a hoot!!