Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wake Up Call!!! (weekly weigh in)

I knew things would slow down, but I didn't expect them to slow down this much.  ESPECIALLY because I haven't been eating out of control, nor have I been shoving my face full of bad foods or huge amounts. In fact, I have been under calories according to FIT Pal, every day.  Hubby says I just need to "release" some pressure if ya know what I mean, and well... yeah that could be part of the issue... Oh well. I am not going to let this get me down, I am just going to learn and grow and move on. I can officially start exercising tomorrow and I am super excited about that. Maybe that will give me the kick in the pants that I need.

Weight the day before surgery: 267
Last Week's Weight: 253.4
Today's weight: 251.4

That's a - 2 pounds. Not a lot, but still a loss... :) Guess that's what happens when you start eating real food again.

Things I am struggling with:

I have NO CLUE what to eat.  (I was told this was the hardest part, and they were right.)
Protein drinks make me want to toss my cookies. (Its a mental thing I swear...)
I am not able to eat the 1500 calories FIT Pal says I need, and some days I don't even get to 1200 (actually most days I don't. I average about 900-1000) Is it like this for anyone else??? The Surgeon wasn't really clear on a calorie count, what are your goals out there in Band Land? 

I'll end with things I am proud of:

No Soda. (None, since surgery and I don't even really want it anymore anyway.)
No Bread. (yep, nada, zilch, zero...)
No Processed sweets. (I won't say no sugar, because well I'm not into lying.. haha But still not a lot of that either...)

Thanks for reading and for all your amazing thoughts and comments that you are willing to share with me. I need all the help and support I can get and I love reading and hearing about your journeys as well. :)



  1. 2lbs is a GREAT loss - you are doing great! 1500 cals a day seems like quite a lot - from what I've seen most people aim for the 1200 region but everyone's different. Maybe call your surgery and find out more details on what to eat? x

  2. 1200 calories seems more on point. Lets see at this stage i was eating oatmeal, or cream of wheat. Soups, mashed potatoes, refried beans, hummus, I think you are on mushies right?

  3. It always slows down when you start eating real food again and I never got enough protein in until I started full blown solids (I abhor protein shakes). So it took awhile for me to get back up to the 1200-1500 calorie range again. It's alright...don't freak out about it. :)

  4. Girl... a 2 pound loss is excellent in one week. It is not a "wake up call"... that is spot on for lap band loss. Congrats!

    And I take a fiber chew in the morning and night. It helps release that pressure. ;)