On the road again! Help me get back on track :)

Y D.
on 10/17/17 11:29 am
VSG on 01/19/15 with

Hey y'all!

Its been a while since I've logged in. But my wedding is coming up in May, and I want to get back to losing!!

Some background; I'm 5'1", 30 years old, F, and got my VSG almost 3 years ago.

I got down to 129, (first goal was 130); and over the course of last year got back up to 140 :0

I began tracking again a few months ago, however I'm only down 7 lbs and I need some guidance/refresher knowledge :) My new goal I've set is to get to 120, or wherever I feel is a happy place for me.

I typically get between 80-100 grams of protein per day, carbs under 60grams per day, calories around 1000-1200.

I am losing... but veeeery slowly.

Do I need to take down my calories??

Avg day will look like this:

B: Coffee w/ half half

S: Greek yogurt w/ flax seeds & chia seeds

L: Grilled chicken or beef and spinach

S: Premier protein shake

S: Cheese

D: Grilled chicken or beef and spinach

MajorMom
on 10/18/17 2:19 am - VA

Hi there! Your menu looks great to me, maybe it's the metabolism that's giving you the problem. How's your exercise routine? One thing that worked for me was to walk every hour for about 10 minutes. I ended up doing 4 to 6 walks a day. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

--gina

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
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Roz !!!!
on 10/18/17 6:47 am, edited 10/18/17 6:21 am - Butler, PA

Welcome Back and Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!! 7 pound loss is pretty good when you are further out.

I agree with Gina that your Menu sounds pretty good! I wouldn't cut back any more. If you make any changes at all I'd probably increase your Proteins. Maybe add another Protein drink and another Protein snack. I know it sounds logical to cut back to loose faster but Sometimes cutting back is the wrong way to go.

Keep us updated!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

Ginnny
on 10/18/17 11:08 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

I respectfully disagree with the two vets, for whom I do have the utmost respect

If you're sitting at around 133 lbs I would think that 1200 calories is maintenance calories.

I would try and cut down your calories without impacting your protein numbers. If you can lose the half and half in your coffee and use Premier Protein as your whitener.

I try and stay at about 1000-1100 calories to lose but I'm 170 lbs.

It will be harder to lose because you're further out but it's still calories in vs. calories out. Like someone asked, what is your exercise routine if any? You don't mention what your water intake is. I would try to get that over 100 oz per day.

I'm pretty much still a newbie, so take my advice however you want.

Good luck with the weightloss and Congrats on the wedding!

Over 100 lbs lost!

Y D.
on 10/18/17 1:11 pm
VSG on 01/19/15 with
On October 18, 2017 at 6:08 PM Pacific Time, Ginnny wrote:

I respectfully disagree with the two vets, for whom I do have the utmost respect

If you're sitting at around 133 lbs I would think that 1200 calories is maintenance calories.

I would try and cut down your calories without impacting your protein numbers. If you can lose the half and half in your coffee and use Premier Protein as your whitener.

I try and stay at about 1000-1100 calories to lose but I'm 170 lbs.

It will be harder to lose because you're further out but it's still calories in vs. calories out. Like someone asked, what is your exercise routine if any? You don't mention what your water intake is. I would try to get that over 100 oz per day.

I'm pretty much still a newbie, so take my advice however you want.

Good luck with the weightloss and Congrats on the wedding!

Thanks Ginny! I don't excersize much, outside of daily dog walks. I don't like to do it during losing phases especially; water weight gain from working out really messes with my head. on maintenance I do venture out more.

I'm thinking that sometimes I add a low cal salad dressing to my spinach, and that's just empty calories. If I cut that out it will save me some carbs and calories both (cant give up that half & half yet hehe!).

Next week instead of spinach salad i'll do a light sautee of spinach garlic and mushrooms and see how I do.

Y D.
on 10/18/17 1:58 pm
VSG on 01/19/15 with

Holy moly- I just ran the numbers on a calorie calculator website- it makes sense actually! It says 1013 cals per day to lose 1lb a week. My avg loss per week has been .75-1.0 lb per week. To lose 2lbs a week at my current weight- it puts me at 515 cals per day- wow! Maybe I can meet in the middle and shoot for 800 cals. 1.5 per week would feel good for body and mind.

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/19/17 3:46 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I am 5'3" and weigh 115-118. My maintenance calories are an average of 1250. I know the average because I track and chart them plus I had an RMR (resting metabolism rate) test. When I get to the top (or above) my range I drop my calories to about 800 until it comes back down near the bottom. My recommendation is that you drop your calories (but keep the protein at the current level at minimum).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance around 1350 (including coffee creamer and calcium chews which I typically do not track)

italianspice
on 10/23/17 4:55 am - Eastlake, OH

Regain is such a battle. Hang in there, sounds like your doing things right!

I am 5' 1" and 51 years old. 7 years post op rny.

I got down to 131, got back up to 164. Thank goodness down to 145, but when I think about it, 19 pounds in 120 days is not so bad. Trying to get back into the 130's.

Good luck!

Congrats on your engagement and wedding coming up!

~Maria

SW 230 Preop 205 GW 130 LW 131 CW 142.5 Ht 5'1"

Roz !!!!
on 10/31/17 9:47 am - Butler, PA

Just wondered how you are doing????

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
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