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My loss has been really slow lately, only 8 lbs in 1 month. I have started working out at the gym. I go for about 1 1/2 hours 3-4 times per week. My size 20's are loose, but I can not fit into an 18 yet. I really feel like I need a big loss right now. I am starting to feel like I will be the only person who will stay fat after WLS. I get my protien in everyday, but I also manage to eat carbs and junk food. I drink when I eat because it feels better when I eat. I am going to Houston to visit this week, so my commitment is to limit my carbs the week after.
2-10-2007 238 lbs
I haven't been exercising as much as I should and noticed that my thighs look like they have melted. So last night I started back with a full workout. I have been eating chicken with no problems as long as it is moist. I'm starting to feel like me again. Now when I look in the mirror I look like what I think I should. I am wearing a 22 now(was in a 26). I am back in all my old clothes and starting to fit some clothes a friend gave me. I can get in an old pair of size 20 jeans but the belly area doesn't look too hot yet.
1-27-07 247 lbs
My surgery went well, no complications. Getting used to drinking has been a stuggle up until the past few days. I am finally able to get down more that 40-50 oz of water a day. At first drinking was uncomfortable, but it is much better. I hated to put anything in my mouth while I was on full liquids. I would take me an hour or so to finish an atkins shake 11 oz, then I felt sick for about another hour after. I told my Dr. and he suggested that I get Isopure. This has been my main source of protien now for about 3 weeks. It doesn't taste just wonderful, but it is tolerable and there are no side effects. I bought it at GNC already mixed in the bottles, a 20oz bottle has 40 grams of protien. It costs 3.75 a bottle, but it is well worth it. Beside I am saving tons of money not eating out, or really at all. After 2 weeks I started eating refried bean, mashed potatoes and smoothies. By three weeks I had some soft pasta. At my 3 week check my dr. said I could try fish and veggies. I have not had problems with solids. It actually feels better than liquids and I can get some protien with food now. I had a couple of days where I did not do so well with my protien and vitamins and I was extremely tired and couldn't think. I have never thrown up, If I feel full I stop eating. I can eat 2 oz of fish with about 2 tablespoons of refried beans. I put hot sauce in my beans, It keeps them moist. If I chew good and it is moist food It doesn't hurt. I have been doing pretty good on exercising. I walk 1-2mi 3 x's a week and have been doing arm exercises with 3 lb weighs. Tonight I am going up to 5 lb weights. 2 nights ago went for 1mi walking half and jogging half. I am still sore all over. Even though I lost 28 lbs I still feel equally as fat. I have been obssessed with the scale. Last night I had a break down because my weight had not changed in 5 days. But this morning I was 1 lb lighter. I still feel down about it though and I know I am actually doing good. In about 1-2 mo I plan on joining a gym. I keep trying to push myself a little further with the exercise each time. On The Biggest Loser there was a man who weight 400 and he ran. If he can I can and will. My goal is to loose 3-5lbs per week. This may not be realistic, but I feel with only taking in 500-600 cal per day at max I can do this. My basic metabolic rate is 3100 per day. So if I am not loosing like I want then I need to burn more calories.