everyone is different but I have realized in the days that I really limit food and get in protein drinks, bars and yogurt, etc I struggle. Yesterday I was out at a fancy work lunch and stuck to cheeses, beef, chicken .... and before and after ate cheese, chicken, etc and bam! Down 1.5 pounds today. I really need to love my body enough to keep the real food going. So hard to get out of diet mentality though especially when I am so close to 100# down. 5 more # to go for that marker that I never in my life thought I would make.
referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017
I try as much as possible to eat real food. I know some days it can be difficult, and a protein bar or shake are required, but I really try to eat real, unprocessed food... home cooked meals as much as possible.
I'm also a rare bird in that I try to eat some veg at every meal, and a bit of fruit every day. I've had so many bowel problems, and want to keep my fibre up, plus believe in whole nutrition. I monitor closely to make sure i keep losing, and will switch it up if i stop... thankfully it's working for now.
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Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13
we all need that reminder sometimes. Thanks for sharing!
Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 130
Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)
M1= 20.6 --- M2=10.2--- M3=8--- M4=5.8--- M5=9.0--- M6=5.2--- M7=7.0
Thank you for sharing that. It helps to hear how everyone is doing it and what works for them. whole foods seems the way to go. to be healthy. and to lose the weight.
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!
Highest weight 311/ Weight day of surgery 271/One Month 257/ Two Months 247.5 / Three Months 241/ Four months 234
I also do better with dense protein, although I love my Greek yogurt and usually eat it daily with some berries and bran buds, either as breakfast or a snack.
Yesterday I didn't eat enough calories or protein so I had a Quest protein bar to make up for it. It was the apple pie flavored one and wasn't my favorite but I ate it, and then had the worst stomach pain and nausea. I've eaten the bars before and was fine with them, so I'm wondering if it was the apple pie bar specifically, as it had bits of super chewy dried apple inside which I think caused the problem.
I would have been better off having a pepperette and a cheese string, which is normally what I do when I need to up my calories and protein, or a piece of left over steak.
Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto
1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017
Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017
For me, the only way to go is whole foods - lots of protein and veggies. I don't want to be on a diet for the rest of my life.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This really is an important topic!
Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti
Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222
PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs