- HEALTH TRACKER
There is no such thing as 'secure' in the border towns or the roads around them. Right now, Juarez has a large military presence which makes it relatively safe, but the key word there is relatively.
It's hard to imagine sitting down to a meal of 3000-4000 calories, now, but I know I certainly did/could.
I still occasionally order like a giant meal just because I want to taste every course. I'm a foodie, I can't help it, particularly if I'm at a true fine dining restaurant. If I can, I'll actually order a tasting menu, but I'll order full courses and take a bite of each if push comes to shove. I did that Saturday, and my husband had some very fine leftovers for lunch on Sunday. The beauty of the sleeve is I can eat anything I want just in very small quantities. I really savor every bite.
I'm sorry you were stressed. I try to keep in mind what someone said here a while back: Your mileage may vary :)
I don't have any hunger; so, I have to remember to eat. I eat by my plan -- basically 3 meals a day and as you noted about 4oz total with less than 3oz dense food per meal. I don't drink the milk on my plan because it started to gross me out, but I take extra calcium (discussed with my surgeon). I focus on protein, and if I'm full with my protein I stop before I go onto veggies. I usually can get in at least a couple broccoli florettes, for example, though.
I occasionally get busy and forget to drink enough. If that happens, I will keep drinking and skip the meal but add protein. I do supplement my protein still with Muscle Milk Protein H20. I drink that for the fiber and electrolytes as well as the protein. I keep my carbs very low but I don't worry about fat.
My family is very supportive, but I did have a conversation about different surgeries over the weekend. My answer about my choice of a slower but less invasive surgery was as follows:
Weightloss, even with surgery, is not about instant gratification. To be successful, it has to be a process. If you don't change your habits and learn a new lifestyle, you'll regain even with a tiny stomach or malabsorption. I chose this surgery because it will give me the results I want while giving me the opportunity to make new habits and choices so ingrained I can't go against them once I'm in maintenance. Surgery is a tool not a magic fix.