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Cathy H.
on 11/16/18 1:20 pm, edited 11/16/18 5:22 am
VSG on 10/31/16
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Friday, November 16, 2018

QOTD: I hate, loathe, and detest housework, so it would definitely be a housekeeper, yeah...a housekeeper, maid, cleaning woman, femme de menage, limpiador de la casa...did I mention it would be someone to clean my house?

B: Coffee w/MCT oil, cream, and sweetener

L: Bacon and cheese crisps

D: Either chicken and broccoli, or a bacon/cheese omelet

Water and vites on track

E: Not sure

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

Cathy H.
on 11/16/18 1:04 pm
VSG on 10/31/16
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

In my opinion, that is a whole lot. Most people 2 weeks out are barely getting 400 calories per day, and usually no more than 800 per day for the duration of their weight loss period, and only increase from that once they hit maintenance. You won't be able to take in that many calories once you start solid proteins, but that could be why you added some weight.

As for measuring...you measure how many ounces you're drinking, how many ounces your protein shakes are, how many ounces your soups are, and your total calories, protein, carbs, etc. Are you tracking all of that as well? If not, that is a habit you should get into now to carry into when you start solid foods, and keep doing. It's the best way to keep yourself honest and not let the calories creep back in, thus pounds creeping back on. I still weigh, measure, and track every morsel and drop that goes into my mouth.

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

spunkie
on 11/16/18 12:55 pm
REALIZE Band on 05/07/10 with
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

at this point nothing to really measure....its all liquid. But I did notice the yummy soup I purchased was from Panera Bread Soup lines and the calories are HIGH. So I am backing off that. I got the Oh Yes sipping soups and they are between 130 to 150 in calories. My protein shakes are 160. I could easily be taking in 700 to 1000 calories. It that too much?

spunkie
on 11/16/18 12:52 pm
REALIZE Band on 05/07/10 with
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

awe thanks a bunch...I need to hear that. Helps me understand a bit more!

AnnieG522
on 11/16/18 12:08 pm
VSG on 10/05/17
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Friday, November 16, 2018

NC hit the 30's rainy week, but skies cleared and Thanksgiving week is supposed to be good. :) Hopefully it will be nice enough the grandkids can go outside some of the time and run off energy.

QOTD: If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? my husband, at 71, still does our yard work...and I do the cleaning and most of the cooking. I still love cooking even if I can't eat as much, so that works out well. Cleaning -- I have vertigo 24/7 so yeah, if someone elould feel safer! But so far so good, and grateful to be able to do it!

B: Oikos key lime yogurt

S: Coffee with milk & stevia

L: 1/2 ww pita with 1/3 lean hamburger patty, 1 oz gouda, and a tsp of pepper jelly

D; Homemade fried rice with shredded chicken, carrots & mushrooms

S: Probably raspberry yogurt

Planning my Thanksgiving cooking - 45th year. I may turn it over to my youngest daughter next year, and just bring sides....but not quite ready yet. She will do some of it, oldest daughter will bring some things and I'll cook at my daughter's.

I plan to eat about 1 tb of anything I feel like :) but make some healthy changes to all those tradiitonal recipes.

HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

1 MO = 167.0
2 MO = 156.4
3 MO = 148.4
4 MO = 140.6
5 MO = 136.0
6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
1 YR = 122.0
Inches: 50.5 lost

Kathy S.
on 11/16/18 12:08 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: RE: Can we talk pancreatitis?

I agree.....going to clear liquids took my liver count from the 800's back down to the 100's in 24 hours. You don't want this to happen again but track everything just in case

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

Cathy H.
on 11/16/18 12:06 pm, edited 11/16/18 4:07 am
VSG on 10/31/16
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

You said you're consuming all your water, plus 3 protein shakes and 11oz of soup. How many calories a day are you consuming? Are you measuring and tracking every bite/drink you consume? It could be entirely possible that the addition of cream soups has upped your calories considerably. And I second what Sparklekitty said about increased sodium and water retention.

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/16/18 11:58 am
VSG on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

Remember, only the people who complain are going to post about their trouble. Nobody posts to say "hey, everything is just peachy!" So you may only see the info from people having a hard time :)

Fluctuation is absolutely going to happen. Soup has sodium in it, which may cause you to hold on to water. But generally your body is going through a LOT right now, so don't stress about it too much. Stick to the plan, and you'll get there!

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

spunkie
on 11/16/18 11:56 am
REALIZE Band on 05/07/10 with
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

Thank you for the information!! I was starting to freak myself out because I see so many on here who say they can barely get anything down and I'm over here having no troubles at all.

What about weight loss? When I went for my 1 week I was down 10 and she told me I could add cream soups. Now that I have done that, I am up 4 pounds. Is that normal?

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/16/18 11:51 am
VSG on 12/10/13
Topic: RE: no restriction 2 weeks out....is this normal?

The nerves in your stomach have all been cut, so you won't feel any restriction until they grow back. That could take a few weeks to a month or two.

Liquids like shakes and soup will go right through your sleeve, they're not supposed to fill you up or leave you feeling restriction.

Hunger is totally normal, but it's important to figure out if it's physical or emotional ("head hunger").

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

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