Monday, September 7, 2009

So proud of myself.

I just got down about 18 grams of FOOD protein.  I had a scrambled egg and two slices of ham.  If you know me, you know that's BIG.  I have a hard time getting down enough protein.

My goal is to start getting down 70 grams of protein a day.  That's up from the 30-40 that I usually get on a really good day.  This means I'm going to have to REALLY start getting serious about the protein drinks.  Whiiiiiich can be a problem, because I still have issues with milkiness.  I thought it was because of the intense heat this summer, but it's not.  I just can't do milky anymore.  I even tried Muscle Milk, which is supposed to be one of the easier ones to get down, and I just can't do it.  PUKE. 

I can, however, do Nectar.  The only one I've tried so far is the Roadside Lemonade, but it's really good.  On it's own it's kind of flat and missing the acidity that makes real lemonade so good, but it's GREAT mixed in a Chick-Fil-A diet lemonade, or with a packet of Ocean Spray Cran-Lemonade.  That's my favorite.  Only do one scoop servings, as opposed to the suggested two scoops, though.  One scoop is 23 grams of protein, which is just right for a post-WLS patient.  Any more and your body wouldn't be able to absorb it.  Kind of a waste, considering how expensive protein supplements can be!!! 

I have GOT to get my protein up, though.  My post-surgery hair loss started a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago, and it's terrible.  I know that the fact that I'm not getting enough protein doesn't help, either.  I also need to start taking a zinc supplement.  Did you know that it's protein, calcium, AND zinc that you need in order to keep your hair?  I'm only 33, and I've heard that hair plugs don't work so well on women, so I need to do something!  :)