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I have B1 injections every 2 weeks... they hurt like hades but help tons
I lost 183lbs, have a 21% body fat and wear size 12-14 pants. I haven't lost weight since my one year back Aug '12, so even though I am only just now 19mths out, I think it is safe to say I am done.
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Yep..... I use it to try to rein in the Iron Abyss (my pouch). Doesn't always work, but it at least makes me hesitate to know I will be disappointing so many people who believe in me.
Yes, there will be stalls. A real stall can be 4-5 weeks. Or more. Just follow the plan and hang in there, you can do it
I was 353 and now bounce 167 - 170 at 19mths out
WOW.. he is truly magnificent!!!
WOOT!!!!! Awesome work!
What an idiot *SMH*..... I grew up in the South with very proud Southern raised parents.... and my daddy would have opened up a 50 gallon drum of whoop heiney on that trash.
You are such an awesome inspiration in so many ways.... I appreciate so much the patience and time you share with me. These photos are beautiful!
18mths out and I get ferociously hungry no matter what schedule I keep if I don't do heavy proteins. It takes a LOT to get to my "shut off"....
At my 6wk check I had lost around 13lbs..... I have now lost 185. You just keep working hard on following your surgeon's plan, you're doing fine.
Oh he is so beautiful!!! What a face!
I have had several weeks of yuck eating... slowly but surely reining it in... today has been pretty good
B - banana, 1Tbs peanut butter, 1pc ww bread
S - grapefruit
S - protein shake
D - turkey burger w/ cheese and tomato on an arnold sandwich thin, about 3 tostito scoops - wasn't feeling 'em so had 1 protein power ball instead
S - either an apple or a quest bar
S - whatever I didn't have before
Bedtime - hot protein
She is insanely busy with BF and the BF Pledge month, plus giving up social media for a while.
Now at 18mths out? "zero" or low calorie foods.... cukes, mushrooms, celery, citrus, apples, kelp, asparagus
Remember snacks don't have to be "snack" foods - (and remember I am 18mths out) - salad, turkey/cheese rollups, turkey pepperoni w/ laughing cow light cheese, Tyson grilled and ready chicken / steak strips,
Early out? greek yogurt with sugar free pudding mix, cheese sticks, etc
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I have a BodyMedia Link and I love it as well! My biggest problem is I don't get cell phone reception in the gym so I can't use the workout tracker (where it does calories etc for individual workouts).
Thank you for your reply!
I was able to get my meds filled this past Wednesday and I actually doubled up on them for the first couple of days (they cut my dose in half recently, but gave ok to increase). I just want to try to get my levels back up. Being off my meds, exhaustion... all seem to turn me into a feeding frenzy machine.
Thanks again for your encouragement!
thanks so much! Yes, the dietary part of it is the hardest for me. I am still fanatical about not drinking with or after meals (about an hour minimum as a rule), but I did find myself not meausuring as carefully. I am back on board with that!
I actually love exercise, but that particular week I was "banned" from the gym by my trainer because of concern about overtraining injuries. I workout hard 4-5 days a week a couple hours a day usually.
I'm hoping some of it was water weight / being out of the gym. I really really want to get it back off... but in reality, 180 was my goal weight, so I can't really freak out TOO much if I stay there.
After originally reading your post, yep, junk food trashed or given away. Even junk food that wasn't a compulsion / bingeing issue for me - I figured I was in too vulnerable a place to even have it in the house. Bags of mint chocolate chips - gone. Ice cream - gone. Peanut butter filled pretzles that I used for pre workout snacks - Gone.
It kind of coincides - I don't weigh regularly except monthly with my trainer. This was a "just happen to step on the scale" day. The same week was also the week my dietitian "grounded" me from doing a food log. I don't think my eating changed that much, unless it was actually for the better because I was so paranoid. But being away from the gym could definitely play a part... as could increased sodium and PMS. I think it is just history - I have been in the position of lose weight and gain "just a little bit" back. It's how I ended up 353lbs. Terrifying.
Thanks! I have stepped it up again this week - back in the gym more towards my regular schedule (my trainer had banned me for a week due to overtraining). I figure "stinking thinking" will just end up being self-fulfilling prophecy... if I think I am a failure I give up and become one. So I am marching on....
yep... my eating can be SO compulsive. Like Thursday, another team at work had Chinese food. I've only had Chinese food one time since surgery and it just wasn't the same, so when they offered, I said no thanks. Someone else came over to say there was food, and I said no thanks. A 3rd person came and offered me a plate, I got up, took the plate and went to eat - not hungry, not wanting or even craving Chinese - just following the "expectation" I guess?
I am doing better, still work to do. Hang in there, we can do it!
THAT'S what I'm talking about... thank you!
I couldn't / wouldn't name it what it was - excuses. I wanted them to be valid reasons. I totally failed the day I weighed, but I have been making better and better choices. I am fortunate to have such awesome support!
Well, that day I ended up eating pizza. the topping of 3 pieces! The whole day was a wreck. But then I pulled myself together and started making things happen. I really like the Gaining 10lbs is only failing if you let it be the end of your success".... good stuff