I had so much fun going back to school this morning. I felt like a college student again walking across campus.
Since Starbucks is so close to campus, I “needed” a tall latte on my way to class 🙂
I had a great time talking to the dietetic interns about bariatric surgery…the discussion included…
- United States Obesity Rates
- Morbid Obesity and BMI
- criteria to be considered for bariatric surgery
- the 3 types of surgery that our surgeons perform….gastric banding, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve
- Nutritional guidelines following surgery
- long-term follow-up
It was a fun class and I really enjoyed being back on a college campus. And, I’ll look forward to seeing the interns again when they begin their rotations in January.
After the lecture was over, I had to hurry to the hospital to see a diabetes nutrition consult…it was already nearly noon and I hadn’t had time for lunch so I grabbed a smoothie to hold me over- a chocolate shredder + banana. This was so good and so filling – I wasn’t hungry again until 2:30.
After my diabetes consult, the rest of the afternoon was spent catching up on charting, paperwork, and preparing for tomorrow’s presentation, “Lifestyle Changes to Improve your Cholesterol”, that I’m doing for a local business’ wellness program. During all of that, I had a late lunch from the hospital cafe…grilled cheese sandwich + small salad.
Gotta run- laundry and dishes are calling my name….I’m looking forward to a quiet night at home and Anthony and I want to get a walk in later….still have to figure out what’s for dinner…Any easy, quick dinner suggestions?? For some reason, I don’t have any real inspiration for what to have tonight.
Have a great evening!